Category Archives: Events

Alumni News Round-Up: July 8, 2017

July 15, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 8, 2017: Nathan Conway (’06) is part of the team that opened Brenner Pass in Scott’s Addition this summer. Julia Ball (’18) is the bassist and vocalist for Infinite Monkey Theorem, an all-teenage band that is “making its mark on Richmond’s music scene.” Bailey […]

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DC Alumni Happy Hour

July 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

DC-area alumni!  Join us at Board Room (1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009) on Thursday, August 24 starting at 5:30 PM. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Community Service Opportunity from Katie Houston (’04)

June 6, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

A MLGWS alumna, Katie Houston (Class of 2004) has reached out to offer a community service opportunity to current students.  She’s volunteering heavily with the non-profit ReEstablish Richmond, which works to help refugees acclimate and put down roots in the area. They have a high need right now for volunteer tutors who are willing to […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lillie Wauford

June 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Many, many volunteers have contributed to the Foundation over the years.  Lillie Wauford is one of the greats.  Lillie’s service on the Foundation’s Board of Directors in ending this year, as is her service as Chair of the Marketing Committee, and she will be greatly missed. Lillie’s MLWGS grad is Emily Wauford (’05), who attended […]

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2017 Freshmen Parent Orientation

May 25, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

On the evening of May 24, parents of incoming freshmen assembled at Maggie Walker for an orientation session.  Speakers included incoming Director Dr. Lowerre, incoming PTSA president Anthony Taylor, Auction Committee & Advocacy Chair Peggy Feldmann, Fall Festival Committee Chair Samantha Dardick, School Advisory Council member Laura Razzolini, and Foundation Executive Director Suzannah Stora. After […]

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SF/Bay Area Area Happy Hour

May 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

On May 18, 2017, alumni currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at Mars Bar for nachos, drinks, and conversation.  The group included alumni from 1996, 1997, 2004, 2009, and 2010, who work at places like Apple, Airbnb, and EventBrite.  Thank you to all the alumni who attended, and if you missed this […]

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San Francisco/Bay Area Alumni Happy Hour

May 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

We’re having an alumni happy hour at Mars Bar in SF on Thursday, May 18th, from 5pm-8pm, and we hope you can join us.  The Governor’s School Foundation will be covering some drinks, so come to mingle, reminisce, and discuss the most pressing of Silicon Valley’s issues: hand-pressed vs. smart machine-pressed juice.  Mars Bar is located at 798 […]

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Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2017

April 4, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Don’t miss the Governor School Foundation’s annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Friday, April 21! This is an afternoon event where we invite current students’ grandparents (or other special family members and friends) to learn a little about our school, take a brief tour, and have a reception with their grandchildren. The details are […]

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NYC Alumni Happy Hour

March 15, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

NYC alumni!  Join us on Friday, March 31 at Botanica (47 E Houston St, New York, NY 10012-2724) starting at 6 PM.  There will be drink tickets courtesy of the Foundation, so get there early to grab one!  Link to the Facebook event here.

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Faculty & Alumni Happy Hour – Wed 2/22 @ 3:30 @ Blue Bee Cider

January 25, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Join us for a faculty & alumni happy hour(s) at Blue Bee on Wednesday 2/22! We’re starting at 3:30 so that faculty can join at the end of their workday, but catch us when you’re off work if you can make it! We’re hoping this will be the start of monthly Wind Down Wednesdays, which […]

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Night of the Dragon Auction Saturday, February 25, 2017

January 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

The 2017 Night of the Dragon auction is coming up on Saturday, February 25!  The auction raises money for the five booster groups, the PTSA, and the Foundation. Governor’s School alumni have stepped up this year and donated several items to be auctioned off.  Here’s what we’ve got so far: Jenny Han (’98) donated a […]

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Help Us Celebrate Mr. Phil Tharp!

October 20, 2016 / Suzannah Stora / Events

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate Mr. Phil Tharp, ‘The Dragon Master,’ who retired after 26 years at the Governor’s School! The MLWGS family will certainly not be the same without him!  

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Reunion Weekend-Classes of 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011

September 22, 2016 / Suzannah Stora / Events

Friday, October 7th Tours and Classroom Visits at MLWGS 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fall Festival at Maggie Walker 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Alumni Reception at Bottoms Up Pizza 1700 Dock Street 9:00 p.m. – Late Saturday, October 8th Meet & Mingle at Triple Crossing Brewing 113 S. Foushee St. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 […]

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Second Annual Taylor Teaching Award

November 15, 2015 / David Bortz / Events

The Governor’s School Richmond Alumni Present the Second Annual Pat Taylor Teaching Award Lecture: Celie Boswell:  Rainbows have no Fences Thursday, November 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Forum Please join us on Thursday, November 19, when English teacher Celie Boswell presents Rainbows have no Fences, chronicling her travels this past summer to South Africa […]

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