The Alumnae Association holds several events throughout the year and endeavors to foster lifelong connections between Burke's graduates — and to strengthen their relationship to Burke's.
In mid-January, we usually gather with the alumni association of Town School for Boys for an annual joint reunion/cocktail party. See a few photos of the most recent version of that fun evening here
. At the conclusion of each school year, we will invite recent graduates back to campus for our annual Burke's & Beyond, a panel discussion with eighth graders about what lies ahead of them.
The hallmark event of the Alumnae Association's calendar is the annual Alumnae Luncheon, which is held each spring. In 2018, we expanded this event into two days of activities, with a seminar on estate planning joining with our usual luncheon on Friday, June 1, and a picnic lunch on Burke's front field for reunion-year alumnae on Saturday, June 2. Both days were such a success that we plan to schedule another Alumnae Reunion Weekend next year!
There are also several unique alumnae events each year, and in the 2017-18 school year, those included:
- Alumnae Tea & Cocktails at the House of Dreams. University High School, which is now located in the building on Jackson Street where Burke's used to be, opened its doors to our alumnae for a reception and tours on the afternoon of Friday, October 6, 2017.
- Alumnae Mentorship Network Launch Event and Panel Discussion. The first event of the new Alumnae Mentorship Network, the evening of Thursday, February 1 featured inspiring alumnae speakers.
- An out-of-town get-together for alumnae in New York City.
- An event to learn more about Burke's ongoing capital campaign and to say goodbye to the existing Lunchroom space before its transformation in summer 2018. This lunch even included old Burke's cafeteria favorites like pierogis!
For questions about upcoming alumnae events, please contact Associate Director of Advancement Diana Kaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 415.751.0177, ext. 231.