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2021-2022 Donor and Volunteer Impact Report

2021-2022 Donor and Volunteer Impact Report

Each year, the impact of donor and volunteer support is felt in every corner of Milton Academy. Students, faculty, and staff benefit in innumerable ways from the generosity of our broader community. We are excited to share with you some of the many stories that...
Fall Events Preview

Fall Events Preview

This fall will feature several virtual and in-person events, including Milton at the Boston Red Sox, annual receptions in Boston and New York City, Milton-Nobles Day at Nobles, the annual Gratwick Concert featuring award-winning violinist Keila Wakao, and much more....
Update Your Contact Information

Update Your Contact Information

The best way to stay connected to Milton and be sure you receive news and invitations to our featured events is to keep your contact information current. Update your contact information today at...
Volunteer with Milton

Volunteer with Milton

Alumni and parent volunteers serve as a vital resource for our students, build community for those who are no longer on campus, and support our annual fundraising activity. If you would like to explore ways to stay connected and give back to the Milton community in...
Year in Review

Year in Review

2021–2022 was an exciting year for Milton. The incredible support of more than 3,100 alumni, parents, students, and friends of the school resulted in donations of $17.9 million to fuel innovation and excellence in education at Milton, including $5.6 million for the...
Join Milton at Tanglewood This Summer

Join Milton at Tanglewood This Summer

After a two-year hiatus, Milton returns to the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for Milton at Tanglewood. Join us for this celebrated tradition on Sunday, July 31, with a lunch hosted by former trustee Dottie Weber ’60 and Steve Weber P...
Mark your Calendar for Reunion 2023!

Mark your Calendar for Reunion 2023!

Save the date! Milton will celebrate alumni in class years ending in 3 and 8 on Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, 2023. Reunion will feature sessions with current students and alumni, classroom experiences with Milton faculty, class gatherings, and more. So mark...
Volunteer with Milton

Volunteer with Milton

Alumni and parent volunteers serve as a vital resource for our students, build community for those who are no longer on campus, and support our annual fundraising activity. If you would like to explore ways to stay connected and give back to the Milton community in...
Alixe Callen ’88 Appointed 13th Head of Milton Academy

Alixe Callen ’88 Appointed 13th Head of Milton Academy

Alexandra (Alixe) H. Callen ’88 has been selected by the Board of Trustees to be Milton Academy’s 13th head of school, effective July 1, 2023. Callen, a Milton graduate with extensive teaching and leadership experience in both public and independent schools, currently...
Heather McGee ’97 Delivered Commencement Address

Heather McGee ’97 Delivered Commencement Address

Milton awarded diplomas to 185 seniors during the school’s commencement exercises on June 10, 2022. One longstanding tradition of the ceremony is students electing their student speakers, which assures seniors that they will, at their last Milton gathering, hear from...
Honor the Milton Experience with a Gift to the Milton Fund

Honor the Milton Experience with a Gift to the Milton Fund

This year, Milton expanded time and resources for extracurricular activities. The Milton Fund supports opportunities for students to think creatively, solve problems, work as a team, become leaders, and serve their community. Visit www.www.milton.edu/donate by June 30...
Lisa Donohue ’83 Recognized with Milton Medal

Lisa Donohue ’83 Recognized with Milton Medal

On April 30, the Board of Trustees honored its outgoing president, Lisa Donohue ’83, with the Milton Medal, recognizing her years of leadership and dedication during a significant period of growth for Milton Academy. “Lisa’s incredible service to Milton clearly...
Heather C. McGhee ’97 to Speak at Graduation

Heather C. McGhee ’97 to Speak at Graduation

This year’s Graduation speaker is Heather C. McGhee ’97. She is an author and public policy advocate who designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America. For nearly two decades, she helped build the policy organization Demos, serving four years as its...
Come Back for Reunion June 17–18

Come Back for Reunion June 17–18

Reunion is just under one month away! Will we see you there? 200 alumni have already registered. Reunion will feature sessions with current students and alumni, a classroom experience with Milton faculty, lunch on the Quad, class gatherings, and more. New this year,...
Giving Day Challenge: Record-Breaking Success

Giving Day Challenge: Record-Breaking Success

On April 12, a record 1,174 members of the Milton community from every corner of the globe came together to show their Milton pride. Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends made gifts on Giving Day totaling more than $1.65 million—another record—in...
A Return to In-Person Events

A Return to In-Person Events

This month, Milton alumni, parents, and friends gathered in Boston and New York City for annual receptions, featuring remarks from Head of School Todd Bland. Among the first in-person events since early 2020, the events drew Milton community members eager to reconnect...
Reunion Registration is Now Open

Reunion Registration is Now Open

Join us Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, as we celebrate class years ending in 2 and 7, as well as the classes of 1970 and 1971. Reunion will feature sessions with current students and alumni, classroom experiences with Milton faculty, class gatherings, and...
Claire Hughes Johnson ’90 Named Milton Board of Trustees President

Claire Hughes Johnson ’90 Named Milton Board of Trustees President

Claire Hughes Johnson, Milton Academy Class of 1990, will succeed Lisa Donohue ’83 as president of the Milton Academy Board of Trustees. Claire’s presidency, confirmed by vote of the Board, will begin on July 1, 2022. Upon joining the Board in 2010, Claire’s devotion...

Upper School Principal Announcement

Milton is excited to share that Dr. Monica Benton Palmer has been named the school’s next Upper School principal, effective July 1, 2022. Monica has worked for 19 years in independent schools, and brings significant experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, and...

DEIC Final Report

Milton Academy’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission (DEIC) has released a series of final recommendations, which have been endorsed by the school’s Board of Trustees. The recommendations represent more than a year’s worth of stakeholder engagement in response...

Celebrating Black Excellence

Milton kicked off Black History Month by welcoming a variety of speakers who participated in community events, including artist and educator Endia Beal, Women’s March organizer and diversity consultant Yavilah McCoy, and our own Osaremen Okolo ’13, who...

Calling Class Years Ending in 2 and 7

We look forward to celebrating Reunion for class years ending in 2 and 7 on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. More information will be coming soon. In the meantime, check out your class page on our Reunion site to connect with former classmates and share...

Watch This Year’s Gratwick Concert

On Friday, February 4, 2022, the Milton community gathered virtually for the annual Gratwick Concert in memory of Katharine Perkins Gratwick, Class of 1924. This year’s concert featured musical pioneer and multi-Grammy-nominated cellist Matt Haimovitz. Email us at...

Milton’s MLK Day Speaker, Dr. Philip McAdoo

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Dr. Philip McAdoo spoke with the Milton community in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His talk focused on the relationship between King’s legacy and a present-day call to action for all people who seek justice. McAdoo is the Vice...

Former Principal Hugh Silbaugh Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of former Upper School Principal, Hugh Silbaugh. Hugh worked at Milton from 2001-2005 and was a beloved member of the Milton community. He leaves behind his wife, Cor, and his sons, Harry and Jay. Hugh’s family...

Alumni Invited to Virtual Gratwick Concert

We invite alumni to attend this year’s Gratwick Concert, a special event supported by an endowed fund established in memory of Katharine Perkins Gratwick ’24, on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. This year’s concert will feature musical pioneer,...

Alumni Form the Asian Inclusion Project

Milton alumni Katie Chow ’12 and Ashley Bae ’12 formed the Asian Inclusion Project as an opportunity to amplify Asian American voices and invite the community to the Asian American experience. They created the project in response to the hate crimes against the Asian...

Save the Date: Reunion Weekend

Calling all alumni class years ending in 2 and 7, save the date for Reunion! We’re looking forward to celebrating with you on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2022. More information is coming soon, with registration slated to open early this year. In the...

Upper School Transitions

Milton recently announced David Ball ’88 is stepping down as principal of the Upper School at the end of this academic year. Since 1999, David has been a thoughtful, strategic leader in the Milton community. He plans to continue teaching in the history and social...

Alumni Featured in Stang Stories

Stang Stories, a podcast created by Teddy Ellis ’22 and now supported through a student organization, shares stories of alumni journalists, scientists, professors, and more. “My favorite part about Stang Stories is the advice from amazing people. Hearing from alumni...

In The News: Fivefork Farms

Grace Lam ’05 and Lyh-Hsin Lam ’03 were recently featured in The Boston Globe discussing their family owned and operated business, Fivefork Farms, located in Upton, Mass. The entire family works to provide beautiful, sustainably grown flowers to local businesses and...

Seth Magaziner ’02 Runs for RI Governor

Seth Magaziner ’02, treasurer of Rhode Island, is running for governor of the state. Learn more about his campaign and Seth’s positions on the issues facing Rhode Islanders.

Sending our Support to Jake Thibeault

Our thoughts are with senior Jake Thibeault of Fitchburg, who suffered spine fractures and a mild brain hemorrhage during a hockey tournament with his club team. Jake was left paralyzed from the waist down when he collided with another player, then hit the boards....

Rest In Peace Senator Adlai ’48

We are sad to share that former US Senator Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois has passed away. After graduating from Milton Academy in 1948, he attended Harvard and went on to join the Marine Corps. The great grandson of former Vice President Adlai Stevenson, he was...

A Lasting Legacy: Griffin Family Scholarship

When legendary wrestling coach and history teacher Dick Griffin passed away last September, it prompted his son, Matt Griffin ’86, to reflect on the extraordinary opportunities that he and his late brother, Cub, enjoyed at Milton. As a tribute to Dick, Cub, and his...

Congrats, Tapti!

Congratulations to recent Milton graduate Tapti Sen ’21 whose work of poetry, “To Love a Country,” was recently published in The Daily Star. Tapti’s poem was inspired by reconciling her third culture identity and how it has shaped her as a person. In the fall,...

Alumni Throwback

The Alumni and Development office recently heard from Robert G. White ’48, who generously supports financial aid at Milton. After reading about a wrestling student, Robert was reminded of a fond memory from his wrestling days at Milton when he defeated a famed...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update

During Reunion, Milton’s Director of Equity Dr. Vanessa Cohen Gibbons and Trustee Eleanor “Tabi” Haller-Jorden ’75 offered an update on behalf of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission. Learn about the Commission’s work for Milton in this...

Reunion: Watch the Recordings

Thank you to everyone who participated in Reunion 2021! We enjoyed celebrating and connecting with alumni from class years ending in 0, 1, 5, and 6. If you missed Reunion and would like to view our signature programs, including our Milton Memorial Service honoring...

Welcome to the Alumni Community

Congratulations to the class of 2021, and welcome to the alumni community! Don’t forget to stay connected to Milton and your fellow Mustangs by following our alumni social media pages and joining our alumni LinkedIn page. We wish you all the best of luck in your...

Giving Day 2021 Recap

Thank you for making Giving Day 2021 such a smashing success. Together, 866 donors raised more than $1.3 million to support teaching and learning. Generous challenge donors galvanized donor support to make this one of our most successful Giving Days: Jason ’97 and...

Visiting Artist Aaron Goldberg ’91

The Milton community recently heard from acclaimed jazz pianist Aaron Goldberg ’91 during a webinar made possible by the Melissa Dilworth Gold ‘61 Visiting Artist Fund. Aaron spoke about his journey to becoming a musician, how he developed his own music style and why...

Milton Alumnus Featured on NPR

Patrick Radden Keefe ’94 was featured on NPR’s, Fresh Air to discuss his new book “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty.” Interviewed by Terry Gross, Patrick explains the history of the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma, whose actions...

Alumni Insights: Presidential Legacies

Milton recently had the honor of hosting a webinar titled “Presidential Politics: Building a Legacy,” featuring LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Atwood Lawrence ’84, moderated by Doug Chavez ’93. The event featured a presentation of the museum’s...

Share Your Photos With Us

Save the date, Milton’s virtual Reunion for classes ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6 will take place on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21. Visit your class page on our Reunion website to connect with former classmates. Have a favorite photo from your time at Milton? Share it...

Winter Dance Concert

The Milton Academy Performing Arts department recently held its annual Winter Dance Concert featuring student dancers and choreographers in an impressive display of talent and technology integration. The event also included guest appearances by Milton alumni, who...

Breaking Records, Not Hearts

Haley Hunt ’17, a TODAY Show intern, helped produce a record-breaking valentine segment for Hoda & Jenna. The piece broke a record for most vow renewal ceremonies performed online simultaneously. In support of this project, Haley researched participants from...

Brave Maeve Helps Children Cope

Congratulations to Milton alumni Katie Leeson ’93, Nick Hausman ’95, and Katie’s mother, Roxy Leeson, who recently released a children’s book titled, “Brave Maeve: A Story to Help Young Children and Grown-Ups Navigate COVID-19.” The book focuses on Katie’s...

Honoring Mr. Bisbee

We are sad to share that longtime Milton faculty member Ethan Wyatt Bisbee passed away recently. Mr. Bisbee dedicated his life to teaching and had a passion for learning. During his time at Milton, Mr. Bisbee taught history and economics from 1953 to 1993. He also...
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