Through the generosity of two donors, George School has created two new Distinguished Faculty Chairs. These gifts recognize the vital importance of teaching to the mission and the history of pedagogical innovation and achievement at George School.
Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown ’89 demonstrated the power of partnership as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. The partnerships reflect Ethan’s oft-cited Beyond Meat goal of using food as a vehicle for change.
Two George School graduates are half of the organizing team behind Fuel the Fight Bucks County, which is raising funds to purchase meals from local restaurants and provide them to workers in area hospitals. Danielle Tuller ’11, an MBA student who returned to Newtown from studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and Mike Mirande ’11, a doctor of pharmacy student at Jefferson School of Pharmacy were inspired to support those hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Federal Reserve’s new Main Street Lending Program is being shepherded by economist Lael Brainard ’79, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The program is designed to provide up to $600 billion in loans to small- and mid-size companies hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The George School Alumni Office hosted two virtual concerts for the George School community this spring. During this time of social isolation, these performances offered a way for our community to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of two of the school’s talented alumni, Matt Check ’00 and Holdyn Barder ’17.
Alumni Weekend 2020 was supposed to celebrate the classes ending in 0s and 5s, highlighted by the Class of 1970 celebrating their 50th reunion, from May 1-3 this past spring. However, reunion plans had to be put on hold due to the current pandemic. Despite these circumstances, classes found other creative ways to congregate that weekend virtually.
Molly Stephenson will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year after twenty-three years of work, love, and service she has devoted to our school and community. We congratulate her on a full and rich career in education.