2020-2021 Events - Alumni - McDonogh School

2020-2021 Events

Throughout the year, the Alumni Association hosts many events both on campus and off, for alumni of all ages. We hope you will join us.

September 29, 2020: Golf Classic

Green Spring Valley Hunt Club
30 Greenspring Valley Rd,
Owings Mills, MD 21117

October 13, 2020: Distinguished Service Award Ceremony

Join us as we recognize the following four members of the McDonogh Family who have devoted their time and effort most generously on behalf of McDonogh students, the School, and/or the Alumni or Parents Association.

  • H. Stacey Boyer ’76,Trustee and Alumna
  • W. Boulton Dixon, Former Headmaster and Honorary Alumnus
  • LaVerne R. Holtz, Retired Employee and Alumni Parent
  • Allan L. Spencer ’49, Alumnus

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October 15, 2020: Dedication Day

You are cordially invited to join the McDonogh School Family on Thursday, October 22, 2020, for a virtual Dedication Day Ceremony (formerly Founder’s Day). 

In addition to showing gratitude to “those who’ve gone before us” for shaping our School, we will remember those in the McDonogh community who have passed away in the last year.

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October 27, 2020: An Inside Look at McDonogh Athletics

This in-depth discussion with McDonogh’s Co-Athletic Directors, Mickey Deegan and Matt MacMullan, and teacher-coaches Bridget Collins ’90 and Hakeem Sule ’05 examines the McDonogh athletic program as well as the traditions, spirit, and rivalry that have evolved around the McDonogh-Gilman football game

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October 28, 2020: Young Alumni Award Ceremony

Join us as the Alumni Association Young Alumni Award is presented to five graduates whose achievements over the last 15 years have positively impacted their profession, community, and/or McDonogh. This year’s recipients include Alison K. Barzyk ’14, Darrius R. Heyward-Bey ’05, Hannah Johnstone Mathis ’09, Kyle B. Vaughan ’12, and Kenneth C. Wayman ’12

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October 29, 2020: A Conversation with… Brandon Etheridge ’03

This interview-style webinar series hosted by the Alumni Association kicks off this month with featured guest Brandon Etheridge ’03. Join the conversation to learn more about Brandon, his career, and his current role as General Counsel for the Baltimore Ravens.

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October 30, 2020: McDonogh Spirit Through the Decades

The 47th McDonogh-Gilman football game on November 22, 1963, will never be forgotten. Shortly before kick-off, 4,000 fans learned of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, yet the game went on. Tune in to hear Jon Aaron ’72, Andy Beath ’64, Jim Dawson ’64, Janet Mariani Herbert ’83, and Bill Mules ’59 discuss this historical moment and the strength of the McDonogh Family through the decades.

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November 24-December 16, 2020: Alumni Fitness Fundraiser

During this season of giving, the McDonogh Alumni Association Outreach Committee invites you to join them for a series of virtual fitness events benefiting the Baltimore community. 

The classes are complimentary and participants are invited to make a donation if they are able. Proceeds will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank and the Community Crisis Center to help combat increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Attend one or all four!

Intervals & Arms Peloton Ride with Cody Rigsby
use the #TeamMcDonoghAlumni tag!)
Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Yoga Class with Niela Magwood-Phoenix '96
Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Pure Barre Class with Sheri McKenzie and Katye McNulty Jorgensen '07
Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

Full Body HIIT Workout with Sophie Alecce '16 
Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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December 2, 2020: A Conversation with… Stephen Garten ’04

The McDonogh Alumni Association Outreach Committee invites you to attend another informative webinar in this interactive series featuring fellow alumni! 

The second conversation will feature Zack Garber ’06, host of the Charm City Dreamers Podcast and Vice President and Client Advisor at Alex Brown, interviewing special guest Stephen Garten ’04. After graduating from McDonogh, Stephen earned an economics degree from Washington University in St. Louis and entered the world of entrepreneurship. He is the CEO and Founder of Charity Charge, which was created to provide a free and easy way to support nonprofits through everyday credit card purchases.

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January 14, 2021: A Conversation with... Josh '96 and Stephanie '92 Hershkovitz

Join Jinji Fraser '01, creator of Baltimore-based Jinji’s Chocolates, as she talks shop with guests (and siblings) Josh '96 and Stephanie '92 Hershkovitz, co-owners of the popular Hersh’s Restaurant, on the edge of Federal Hill. Hear how, after many years in the furniture industry, Executive Chef Josh entered the culinary world, starting as a cook at the Charleston Restaurant and working his way up from there. After earning his MBA, Josh convinced sister Stephanie to leave her NYC law firm to help open Hersh’s. Today, it is one of Baltimore Magazine’s top 50 restaurants.

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March 8, 2021: A Conversation with... Amy Thomas Drummond '93

The fourth installment in the Alumni Association’s A Conversation With... series on March 8, featured Alumni Association president Josh Thomas ’06 and prekindergarten teacher Amy Thomas Drummond ’93. After describing her journey from McDonogh and pursuing a master's degree in French language and civilization, to becoming a member of the McDonogh faculty, Amy shared the challenges and rewards of teaching McDonogh’s littlest Eagles both pre- and mid-pandemic. 

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April 22-24, 2021: Reunion Weekend

While we all would have preferred to convene on campus, McDonogh’s Virtual Reunion Weekend provided a great way for hundreds of alumni across the world to connect! Thank you to all who attended this year’s celebration.

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May 27, 2021: Memorial Day Service

Alumni are invited to view the annual Memorial Day Service via Livestream at 9:00 a.m. Check back for a link to view the event.