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Alumni Association

My Fellow Alumni, 

I am thrilled to begin my tenure as the President of the Alumni Association for the next two years. I entered McDonogh in kindergarten, and throughout my 13 years on campus, I met lifelong friends and learned valuable lessons that helped me obtain many of my goals and led me to where I am today. Serving in this role is my way of showing gratitude for the School and keeping the McDonogh spirit alive.

Like many of you, McDonogh holds a special place in my heart. I have fond memories of the eighth-grade bay trip, the boarding program, working at McDonogh Summer Camps, holiday assemblies in Eddie’s Gym, performing in Ms. Kessel’s tap routines in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre, watching the Cardboard Boat Races, and sharing campus life for six years with my sister, Pamela ’00. McDonogh offered so many unique experiences. 

This spring, my class enjoyed our 15th reunion (yay 2007!). It was fun to be back on campus and see so many familiar faces. Reconnecting with my classmates invigorated me for the year ahead and made me excited for more in-person events. 

Over the past 12 months, the Alumni Association focused on elevating the alumni experience and supporting our growing McDonogh Family. We look forward to offering new and revitalized opportunities for you to visit campus and reconnect with the School and fellow alumni. 

Being a member of the McDonogh Family comes with an overwhelming sense of pride for our beloved alma mater. It is that pride that encourages us to give back to our community and continue to support the students and faculty of McDonogh School. It is my absolute pleasure, along with members of the Alumni Board, to represent you–the more than 7,400 alumni who proudly call themselves Eagles.  

Caitlin Xenakis  ’07
Alumni Association President

Motto

We give something more than we take.

Mission

To enhance the McDonogh community by engaging alumni through a vibrant Alumni Association that provides opportunities for all alumni to maintain a lifelong connection to McDonogh, to interact with and enrich the McDonogh experience for current students, and to support McDonogh through alumni participation and giving in keeping with the traditions and values of McDonogh School.

2022-2023 Alumni Board

Officers

  • Caitlin C. Xenakis ’07
    President
  • Kimberly D. Hilson Carmichael ’10
    Vice President, President-Elect
  • Morris L. Garten ’85
    Secretary
  • Heidi E. Pollokoff Topaz ’04
    Treasurer
  • Joshua A. Thomas ’06
    Immediate Past President

DIRECTORS

Lauren Snyder Ades ’99
Bruce A. Baggan ’65
Lori R. Sheitel Baylin ’92
Gregory M. Bell ’86
Bryan S. Billig ’97
Keith L. Brown, Jr. ’06
Bradd M. Caplan ’98
Benjamin S. Carson ’03
Deborah L. Sher Gold ’06
Kellee Parrott Gonzalez ’96
Lauren M. Street Goodall ’93
Robin B. Edlow Heller ’00
Julie E. Katz Heyman ’01
David C. Holland ’90
Abigail E. Caso Holmes ’06
Blair A. Kessler ’16
Don L. Koonce, Jr. ’06
Niela A. Magwood-Phoenix ’96
Nathaniel Z. Margolies ’10
Meghan J. McGuire McGee ’02
Ashley M. LeBow Mutch ’03
Rachel Brooke Petty ’12
Katherine M. Reider ’96
Shannon D. Leahy Rosenbaum ’02
Douglas N. Silber ’76
Bennet W. Silver ’77
Mario F. VillaSanta ’76
Staci A. Weber ’97 
M. Sterling Wilson ’92