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Support your alma mater by getting involved.

The best way to show support for your Walker’s community is to get involved. Here, there are many ways to do that.

Whether near our Simsbury campus or far, we welcome all alumnae to get involved in a variety of ways volunteering at Walker’s. Below are just a few examples of activities that we offer and we are always interested in hearing your ideas for other ways to support the Walker’s community.

Please contact Director of Alumnae Relations Marion Paterson P’17, ’19 at mpaterson@ethelwalker.org or +1-860-408-4257 to hear more about these opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • National Reunion Chairs
  • Class ChairsReunion Class Agents

Class Correspondents are responsible for letting the Walker’s community know yearly what you and your classmates have been up to. Correspondents are responsible for cultivating and writing the excerpts found in the “Take Note” section of the Sundial Magazines.

  • National Annual Fund Chairs
  • Class Agents
  • Giving Society Chairs

Class agents assist the development staff with fundraising initiatives by engaging members of your class with making gifts to the School. This may include written correspondence, either via email or postal mail, as well as phone calls. Reunion Class Agents are specifically involved in helping to secure gifts to Walker’s in honor of Reunion.

Admission volunteers assist the Admission staff with recruiting initiatives by either hosting or attending admission events near your home or place of business or reaching out to prospective families with a phone call or email. Details of admission events are arranged by partnering with Admission and Advancement staff. Guests include prospective families, current parents and students, Walker’s administrators, Walker’s board members and alumnae.
Alumnae often volunteer to host events in their homes or places of business in an effort to spread the news about the Walker’s community. Guests are typically invited from the local area and can include prospective families, current parents and students, alumnae, board members, Walker’s administrators and friends of the school. Details on events are arranged with the assistance of Advancement staff. For additional details on how to host an event, please contact Assistant Head of School for Advancement Gretchen Orschiedt at +1-860-408-4260 or gorschiedt@ethelwalker.org.

If you would like to stay up-to-date about what is going on in your area, please contact any of the Regional Contacts we currently have in the following areas:

To visit the Regional Community Facebook pages, please click on the name of each community.

Boston
Jamiah Tappin ’00
jamiah.tappin@gmail.com

Chicago
Elizabeth Borland Blodgett, ’91
elizabethblodgett@comcast.net

Connecticut
Marion Paterson P’17’19
19mpaterson@ethelwalker.org

New York
Charlotte Weidlein Lenzner ’07
csweidlein@gmail.com
Sarah Puckhaber ’07
sepuck07@gmail.com

Washington, DC
Alicia Little Hodge ’01
littlehodge@gmail.com

West Coast
San Francisco Contact
Kelly Tran ’07
kelly.tran.24@gmail.com

Los Angeles Contact
Sarah Elting Doering ’65
sefmalibu@earthlink.net

Seattle Contact
Tracey Reifler ’82
traceyreifler@gmail.com

Alumnae Board members are volunteers for the School who are nominated to serve in this role. Nominations are carefully reviewed to ensure that candidates have both the time and the treasure to make a commitment to Walker’s to serve in this role. While many of the monthly Alumnae Board meetings are conference calls, Alumnae Board members are required to visit campus for two meetings each year, attend Reunion, and attend Commencement exercises.

Please contact Jamiah Tappin ’00 at jamiah.tappin@gmail.com or Charlotte Weidlein Lenzner ’05 at csweidlein@gmail.com for more information.

The Ethel Walker School Parents Association (EWSPA) comprises an executive board and parent volunteers who assume various roles. If you are an Ethel Walker School alumna and current parent and you would like to volunteer for the EWSPA or be considered for its board, please contact Director of Alumnae Relations Marion Paterson P’17, ’19 at +1-860-408-4257 or mpaterson@ethelwalker.org to learn how.

If you would like to provide your contact information as a resource for inquiring current students based on your life after Walker’s, please email Director of Alumnae Relations, Marion Paterson at mpaterson@ethelwalker.org with your email, phone number, and possible areas of interest.

Should a student reach out to the alumnae office to make a connection, your information may be shared. We also encourage you to like and follow our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, and join the Sundial Network to stay connected.