Alumni Association

Columbus Academy's more than 4,000 alumni are a vital and cohesive part of this school’s past and present. What unites our alumni are their shared experiences, lasting memories and friendships that have endured through time.

To further cement these bonds, and to create new ones, the school and its Alumni Board plan several alumni-related events each year. Please see our Upcoming Alumni Events, Alumni Awards and Volunteer Opportunities sections for more information about how you can become involved.

The purpose of the Alumni Association is as follows:

  1. To support the mission of Columbus Academy and the institution itself through perspective and contribution.
  2. To promote the mission of Columbus Academy and the institution itself within the Columbus Academy alumni ranks and the community at large.
  3. To create affinity between Columbus Academy and each member of the Columbus Academy alumni base.
  4. To create affinity and camaraderie amongst the alumni base of Columbus Academy.
  5. To assist Columbus Academy in obtaining monetary contribution to the school from the Columbus Academy alumni base.

National Alumni Council

The mission of the National Chapters is to enhance the profile and alumni network of the Academy on a national level. In order to fulfill this mission, members of the National Chapters:

  1. Provide input to the Alumni Board and Alumni/Development staff to further the mission to increase Columbus Academy's profile and national alumni network.  
  2. Assist Alumni/Development staff in planning local alumni events and are encouraged to plan and host events beyond those sponsored by Columbus Academy.
  3. Create mentoring relationships and professional networking opportunities for young alumni who have moved into a city wherein a National Chapter exists.
  4. Provide assistance to the Annual Fund Committee of the Alumni Board with the implementation of fundraising strategies and provide input to the Alumni Board for strategies to engage alumni at a national level for fundraising.
National Chapter Locations
  • New York
    • Chair (open)
  • San Francisco
    • Chair Abby Dye '94
  • Washington D.C.
    • Co-Chairs Barron Hall '85 and Alex Johnson '09
  • Chicago
    • Chair Emily Larrimer Savas '98
  • Boston
    • Chair (open)
Further National Chapters will be added upon recommendation from Alumni/Development staff and approval by the Alumni Board.

2016-17 Alumni Board Members

Brian Shepard '96

Vice President
Lauren Hilsheimer '02

Chelsea Clements '05
Mike Crawley '81 
Lauren D'Souza '10
Tamre Edwards '91
Jim Feibel '51 
W.D. Ferriel '98 
Cecil Gouke '89
Ryan Huyghe '92
David Inglis '61
Bill Moler '55
Liz Mote '03
Kara (Anderson) Pickler '02
Craig Tann '92
Sheila (Dioun) Trautner '98
Lynanne Wolf '05

Student Alumni Representatives
Deeksha Bathini '17
Sophie Carlin '17
Alaina Gwin '17
Erin Min '17
Sari Schlonsky '17

Alumni Board Staff Liaisons
Erich Hunker '81, Assistant Head of School
Jennifer Conti, Director of Alumni Relations
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