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Founder’s Day

October 3, 2021 All day

On Sunday, October 3, Walker’s will celebrate our school and our founder, Ethel Walker Smith, for Founder’s Day 2021!

Alumnae are invited to in-person and virtual gatherings happening across the world. Please contact Director of Alumnae Relations Marion Paterson P’17, ’19 at or +1-860-408-4257 with questions or for more information.


In Person: Malibu, CA
3:00 p.m. PT
Hosted by Sarah Elting Doering ’65


In Person: Simsbury, CT
2:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a walk in Walker’s Woods, followed by cider, donuts and a little Walker’s history in front of Beaver Brook. Students will also accompany us on the walk!

In Person: Stamford, CT
Participating in the Women’s March
Hosted by Leila Howland Wetmore ’82 
Please note: this event is on Saturday, October 2

In Person: Storrs, CT (UCONN)
2:00 p.m. ET
Mansfield Hollow Park
Hosted by Caroline Strapp ’18


Virtual: Denver and all Colorado Alumnae
5:00 p.m. MT
Hosted by Beth McGuinness ’88


In Person: Naples, FL
11:30 a.m. ET
The French Brasserie Rustique
Hosted by Jeanette Pelizzon ‘07


In Person: Lake Forest, IL (Event is full)
Hosted by Katie Hillman Wilhelm ’83 and Wendy Hodgkins DeLorey ’83, P’20

New York

Virtual: New York City
1:00 p.m. ET
Tour of the Metropolitan’s “The New Woman Behind the Camera”
Please note: Registration required; spaces limited


In Person: Gambier, OH
Hosted by Eliza Wetmore ’18


In Person: Houston, TX
Hosted by Natalie Foreman Wynn ‘98

Washington, DC

In Person
Hosted by Sheron Torho ’11

Germany (and European alumnae)

Hosted by Philine Gessler ‘16

Latin America

Hosted by Cynthia Vega ‘82


5:00 p.m. BST

Class-Specific Events:

Virtual: Class of 1978
4:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by Katharine Swibold ’78

In Person: Darien, CT
Area alumnae and fellow members of the Class of ’82
Hosted by Leila Howland Wetmore ’82 
Please note: this event is on Saturday, October 2

Ethel Walker Founder's Day

For more information, contact: