The Class of 2017 at the Alumni Parents Council Lecture featuring Astronaut Mike Massimino, May 2017
The Alumni Parents Council is focused on keeping parents of alumni connected to Saint David’s and each other. It organizes two annual events which support the mission of the school, its faculty, boys and the greater alumni community. One is a lecture for the Eighth Grade which serves as a Master Class for the boys, their parents, alumni and parents of alumni. The other is a cultural event which is held off-campus at a culturally or historically significant location in New York City, bringing together the greater alumni community.
To learn more about the Alumni Parents Council events, please read below. The council is Co-Chaired by Winnie Feng P '99 and Annie Haddad P '09 and '12.
The Alumni Parents Council Lecture includes presentations by a guest speaker followed by a question and answer session with the eighth graders. Past speakers have included Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Philippe de Montebello, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, U.N. representatives H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan and His Excellency Feisal Amin al-Istrabadi of Iraq, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Anna Quindlen, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, world renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, Chelsea Clinton, former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NFL Quarterback Tom Brady, award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and Astronaut Mike Massimino (see below for more information on each of the lectures):
Alumni Council Lectures Speakers
Michael R. Bloomberg
Oscar de la Renta
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The Cultural Event brings our community together over the shared interest in New York City's art and history. Previous events have featured a tour led by the curator of the Khmer Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a private tour and remarks by the curator of the Grant and Lee exhibit at the New-York Historical Society; a lecture at the Park Avenue Armory by architect Samuel White, great-grandson of Stanford White; an evening at the George F. Baker Houses; a private tour and reception at Gracie Mansion; private tours of the Morgan Library and Museum; an evening at Colonial Dames Museum House; a conversation with Geoffrey Ward at the Roosevelt House, opening night with the Blue Hill Troupe and An Evening with Old Master Paintings at Christie’s.
As parents of Saint David’s alumni, we value highly the mission of the school and remember with pride and affection the heritage of a Saint David’s education in our sons’ lives. A Saint David’s education enriched and strengthened our sons and served as a wellspring of learning and values, which are lifelong in their influence. We come together as an interested, diverse group of past parents and grandparents seeking to use our skills, experiences, and accomplishments to support and enhance the mission of Saint David’s School. While we support the school in the pursuit of all of its goals, we are not a fund-raising body; rather, we seek to use our experiences and accomplishments to the benefit of the Saint David’s community.