Category Archives: Events

Grant Spotlight: MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 5, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to a generous grant from the foundation, Dickson Benesh was able to attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, MA in early March.  Mr. Benesh is pictured here with Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball: the Art of Winning an Unfair Game.  Moneyball is one of the texts Mr. Benesh teaches in his Baseball […]

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Our Year at the Foundation (2018-19)

September 11, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

July – August Over the summer of 2018, we raised the funds to pay for an enhanced speed surface to be added to the track during its restoration in the fall this year.  This enhancement will add to both the quality and the longevity of the new track at Maggie Walker.  Working together with Coach Holdren, who […]

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Alumni Showcase 2018: Student Schedule

March 27, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Friday, March 30, 2018 Alumni Showcase 2018 Student Schedule AM Rotations Speaker Rotation 1 Speaker Rotation 2 A. Auditorium (all juniors and seniors) Group 1 Group 2 B. Black Box 136 (105 sophomores Khalefa – Zhai) Group 3 Group 4 C. 104 (20 sophomores Afshari – Canseco-Lopez) Group 7 Group 14 D. 105 (20 sophomores […]

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Alumni Showcase 2018

January 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Alumni Showcase 2018 is coming up soon!  This biennial event brings back Governor’s School alumni to speak to current students about life after high school.  These were all of this year’s amazing speakers: Shephali Agrawal (’96) – UVA; currently working with the Art of Living Foundation Esther Atkins (’04) -Case Western Reserve University (Music & […]

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Event Spotlight: SCA & Class Officer Meet-and-Greet

October 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to all the SCA and class officers who came to our meet-and-greet during lunch on October 2!  The Foundation is here to enrich the experience of current students, so we love getting to know you as people.  As we mentioned, please feel free to reach out to Catherine Nicholas ( in the Foundation office […]

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First Freshmen Parent Welcome Event

August 29, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our first freshmen parent welcome event on the evening of August 28.  In addition to the freshmen parents, we were happy to host several current and alumni parents, as well as alumni and current students who were there to share their thoughts about their experience with the school. Dr. […]

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DC Alumni Happy Hour: August 24, 2017

August 28, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thank you to everyone who attended the DC alumni happy hour at The Board Room on August 24!  We had a great showing of about 25 alumni ranging from the Class of 1996 to the Class of 2007.  At least one alumna was in town from Baltimore, and many more trekked in from the Maryland […]

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2017 Reunions – ALL Alumni

August 14, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Join us for our annual post-Fall Festival alumni event at Bottoms Up on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 8 PM – late.  All alumni from any graduation year are invited to welcome the reunion classes back to town.  Pizza and other snacks will be provided, cash bar.  RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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RVA Alumni Happy Hour – August 10, 2017

August 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to everyone who came to our alumni happy hour at the Triple Crossing in Fulton!  We were lucky enough to have two of our international alumni in town for the event: Elizabeth Davidson (’07) in from Nairobi and Elizabeth Kimball (’03) in from Berlin.  We will schedule the next RVA happy hour shortly.  DC […]

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RVA Alumni Happy Hour

July 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

The next Richmond-area alumni happy hour will be held Thursday, August 10 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Triple Crossing location in Fulton (5203 Hatcher St. Richmond, VA 23231). RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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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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