The Portsmouth Abbey Alumni community is composed of more than 4,000 loyal Ravens around the globe.
As the global, national, and local impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve day by day, Portsmouth Abbey School has been taking the necessary precautions to help ensure the health and safety of our community. This applies to our engagement with our Alumni community as well. For now, the Abbey's physical campus and residence houses are closed, and School-sponsored travel to international and domestic locations has been cancelled or suspended. But these limitations are not barriers.
We encourage our Alumni to remain connected with the School and with each other, now more than ever. With an understanding of our history and traditions and a desire to improve our future, Alumni are an invaluable resource for our community. We thank you for all you do for Portsmouth Abbey School.
With this in mind, the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs is pleased to offer the following opportunities for engagement between now and June 30th:
1. Online Alumni Community and Alumni Directory – In April, the Development Office will begin emailing Alumni with an invitation for them to register for our new global online alumni community. This resource will provide Alumni access to a searchable online alumni directory which will allow them to connect with a worldwide network of Ravens. The resource also includes several other useful features that will be detailed in the email. If you have not received an email or if you have questions about how to register, please contact email@example.com.
2. Virtual Q&A with Newly Admitted Students – Alumni are invited to join current parents for a virtual Q&A with accepted students and their families. Space is limited. So, if you are interested in participating in this pilot program, please contact Matt Walter, director of development, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
3. Nominate a Raven – If you know of an alumnus/ae who is contributing in some way to the fight against the coronavirus, we would like to highlight their work through the School’s social media platforms. This work might take the form of a frontline healthcare worker, a public servant, a spiritual director, a community organizer, etc. Please send a brief description of your nominee to Patty Gibbons, assistant director of development and alumni affairs, at email@example.com.
4. Virtual Receptions – Headmaster Dan McDonough and Prior Administrator Fr. Michael Brunner will be hosting several virtual receptions in the months of April and May for our constituents in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Denver. See the menu on the left-hand side of this page for more details.
5. Young Alumni Spotlight – If you know of a young alumnus/a (15 years out or younger) doing great things in the workplace or the community, please nominate them for our ongoing Young Alumni Spotlight series by filling out this form. You can also contact Paige Cunningham, assistant director of the annual fund and alumni engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Giving Day - Giving Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 16th. More information will following in the coming weeks.
7. Scholarship Golf Tournament – Planning continues for the 19th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament which, if circumstances allow, will take place on Friday, June 26th (please note new date) at The Aquidneck Club (formerly Carnegie Abbey Club). We anticipate sending out additional information about the tournament in the coming weeks, but it is not too early to start thinking about your foursome!
8. Reunions 2020 – Planning also continues for Reunions 2020 which, if circumstances allow, will take place on Friday, September 25-27th. We anticipate sending out additional information about Reunions in the coming weeks, but it is not too early to start talking to your classmates about making the trek back to Cory’s Lane!