McDonogh relies on a strong network of alumni who give their time and talent to keep the school’s mission and community thriving. Please review the volunteer opportunities, and if you are interested in getting involved, contact Director of Alumni Relations Jen Little.
Community Service Committee
Co-Chairs: Lori Baylin ’92 and Lauren Lipscomb ’93
The mission of the Community Service Committee is to strengthen McDonogh's tradition of doing "the greatest possible amount of good." The Committee engages in meaningful endeavors, taking part in existing community service projects or creating new ones to make positive changes at McDonogh, in our local community, and throughout the world. McDonogh alumni participate at various levels of involvement: from actively participating, to making a financial contribution, to envisioning and organizing entire events. The Visitation Committee is a sub-committee of community service.
McDonogh Fund Committee
Chair: Emily MacGeorge Clark ’90
The mission of the McDonogh Fund Committee is to increase alumni financial support of the school, both in dollars and in participation, and strive to achieve the highest alumni participation among Baltimore-area independent schools. Members aid the McDonogh Fund office in the recruitment of class agents and attend at least one phonathon per year.
Co-Chairs: Jason Schwartzberg ’99 and Mike Warshaw ’84
The mission of the Mentoring Committee is to foster meaningful and productive relationships between alumni and students. Alumni are offered the opportunity to share their experiences and provide career or academic advice to current students. Mentors and mentees communicate and meet regularly throughout the year.
Reunion Gift Chairs and Committee
Each reunion class needs a committee of leaders to encourage classmates to support The McDonogh Fund, the school’s annual fund, in honor of their milestone reunion. Volunteers will determine solicitation strategies, solicit gifts from classmates, attend phonathons, and encourage Reunion Weekend attendance. Interested volunteers should contact Reunion Coordinator Megan Lentz '10
Reunion Social Chairs and Committee
Each reunion class needs a committee of leaders to help promote its milestone reunion and plan programs and activities. Volunteers will coordinate details of their individual class party, help with communication to classmates including the use of social media, assist in gathering current information for classmates, and encourage Reunion Weekend attendance. Interested volunteers should contact Reunion Coordinator Megan Lentz '10
Regional Chapter Committee
McDonogh has launched six regional chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, D.C. to extend outreach to alumni living outside of the Baltimore area. Chapter committee members consist of loyal and dedicated alumni who are ambassadors for McDonogh who coordinate activities between out-of-state alumni and McDonogh, plan McDonogh-related activities in their chapter communities, inform alumni about activities at McDonogh, facilitate networking among alumni, participate in philanthropic activities, and encourage financial support of McDonogh.
Chair: Caitlin Xenakis '07
The mission of the Social Committee is to coordinate and support alumni events throughout the year, including the golf outing, the McDonogh/Gilman football game, the annual Baltimore happy hour, Reunion Weekend, and various affinity groups. The goal is to increase alumni participation at events, evaluate existing programs, and continue to improve social connections among alumni.
Young Alumni Committee
Chair: Kimmy Hilson ’10
The mission of the Young Alumni Committee is to ensure that the needs and interests of young alumni (graduates from the past 15 years) are met. The Committee develops events to increase participation among young alumni and develops the next generation of alumni leaders.