The Office of Alumni Affairs has relaunched another beloved tradition — on hiatus since February 2020 due to the pandemic — hosting a Legacy Breakfast for alumni and their children and grandchildren who are also Ravens. The fun event took place in the dining hall of the Olander Center for Student Life at the A.E. Finley Activity Center on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Head of School Doreen Kelly welcomed the 22 alumni and 28 current students to the breakfast, sharing how much she has missed the event herself and how pleased she was to see so many families there.
“You define every aspect of our mission,” she said to the group. “As alumni, you are our legacy, and we honor the journey that Ravenscroft has traveled. As alumni families, you are at the heart of our community. When alumni choose to send their children to their school, it is a powerful testimony.”
Kelly also mentioned one particular family’s extraordinary legacy milestone of four generations of Ravens: Tucker Street alum Watson Pugh ’38 and his wife, Fran — the school’s longest-serving board member and an honorary alum in the Class of 1862 — have had children, grandchildren and now a great-grandchild enrolled at Ravenscroft. Fran Pugh was in attendance with her grandson Carl Johnson III ’10 and his son, Carl ’36, to enjoy the event and visit with other alumni families.
On hand as well were members of the Class of 1998, which boasts a number of legacy families.
“It was a true pleasure to attend this year’s Legacy Breakfast, to reconnect with so many of my fellow alumni and to share this experience with our own little Ravens. The Ravenscroft community still remains to be the warm and nurturing environment that guided me through my early academic and emotional education,” Anne Forsyth English ’98, parent of Grayer ’30 and Rowan ’32, said. “After spending 10 years abroad and having the boys born in Hong Kong, I truly appreciate the focus on global perspectives, breadth of cultures and the Lead From Here framework.”
Guests visited with one another and with members of the school’s Leadership Team before gathering for the traditional group photo.