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Alumni Events

Please join us
on May 12, 2021
for the (virtual) 18th Annual Alumni Council Benefit
supporting HM’s Student Lunch Initiative

It turns out that virtual events do have some perks! In pre-pandemic times, when HM alumni gathered in person at the Alumni Council Benefit, the invitation list was necessarily limited to Tristate New York-area residents. This year, for the first time ever, HM alumni worldwide can participate virtually! 

Please join us via Zoom link on May 12th at 7:00 pm to celebrate with fellow alumni at the 18th Annual Alumni Council Benefit, a fundraiser that aims to fully finance HM’s Student Lunch Initiative, supporting students in Grades 6 through 12 who receive financial aid. The $150 per person ticket price includes a link to "Toast With Tom," a virtual cocktail party featuring special guest Tom Kelly, Head of School, along with a home-delivered split of Champagne to enjoy during the festivities. Also included is a link to a live, spellbinding, virtual performance of magic and psychological illusion by third-generation psychic, Michael Gutenplan. You won't believe your eyes! The evening’s schedule is as follows:

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm                              "Toast With Tom" virtual cocktail party with special guest Tom Kelly, Head of School
7:30 pm - 8:20 pm Live interactive performance by Michael Gutenplan, third-generation psychic


All proceeds from the 2021 Alumni Council Benefit support the Horace Mann School Student Lunch Initiative, a project designed to raise the approximately $160,000 needed to fund the lunch subsidy program for qualified students in Grades 6 through 12 who receive financial aid.~ This important aspect of the school's financial aid program provides approximately 170 students with cafeteria meal cards, ensuring that they receive the proper nutrition necessary to get them through the school day.~ All student meal cards look the same, regardless of whether they are funded by a student's family or through HM’s financial aid office, providing an appropriate level of privacy for those receiving assistance. The Student Lunch Initiative is a great way to feel connected to today’s student body. Please help us make a difference in the lives of HM students!

Tiered Individual and corporate sponsorships with coordinating benefits are available. For more information – and to purchase tickets and sponsorships – please visit

We hope to see you on screen on May 12th!


Calling All Alumni Book Lovers
2020 Middle and Upper Division Book Fair

Click Here to Visit our 2020 Book Fair

HM's annual Middle and Upper Division Book Fair has gone virtual and we need our alumni community to help nurture its success.

Through, an online bookstore that works with independent booksellers across the country, HM has set up a Book Fair Bookstore that will feature a weekly list – or "virtual nightstand" – of books recommended by faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni.

Here is how Alumni can help:

(1)   Contribute to the "virtual nightstand" project by emailing 10 of your favorite books to Katz Library Head Librarian Caroline Bartels (

(2)   Purchase books! 10% of every purchase is returned to the HM Book Fair, an initiative that supports Katz Library and also lends a hand to local food-relief agencies combatting food insecurity in the greater Bronx community. The rest of the purchase price goes to the independent bookseller.

It's a win-win-win for everyone! Please CLICK HERE to see this week's recommendations and to start shopping in support of Katz Library, our local food-relief agencies, and independent booksellers.


Please join us in celebrating our alumni and students by visiting:

Stay safe Lions and we look forward to having you back on campus next fall!


Front Line Report: HM Alumni Physicians on COVID-19

On Thursday, May 14th, Josh Einiger ’96 moderated an informative panel with five fellow alumni on topics related to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many thanks to all of our participants – you continue to make HM proud

Alumni Moderator:

Josh Einiger '96, joined WABC-TV as a reporter in September 2009 and covers the Tri-state's biggest stories on the station's top-rated Eyewitness News at 11. Josh has won Emmy awards for his role covering a terror attack on a Manhattan bike path and the fatal crash of a helicopter in the East River and has been covering the affects of Covid-19 on NYC for the past two months.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in political science and history.

Alumni Panelists:

Dr. Jennifer Ashton '87, MD, MS, is ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent for Good Morning America and World News Tonight. Dr. Ashton is Board-certified in OBGYN and Obesity Medicine and holds a Master's degree in human nutrition. During the COVID-19 crisis, she has met with Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director, at the NIH vaccine development lab, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President; interviewed Dr. Robert Redfield, virologist and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and been in direct communication with Dr. Stephen Hahn, Food and Drug Commissioner, and Dr. Jerome Adams, Surgeon General.

Douglas Ewing '87, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, Division Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Hackensack Medical Center, and Program Director of the Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine/Seton Hall University. Dr. Ewing holds a BA from Harvard University and an MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Robert Grossberg '88, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Medical Director of the Center for Positive Living/ID Clinic at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He was a co-investigator in the NIH study of remdesivir, the only FDA authorized drug to treat COVID-19. Dr. Grossberg received his BA and MD from Brown University.

Jeffrey Klausner '82, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA. He currently directs a clinical research lab and serves as the principal investigator on several NIH-funded clinical research studies on STI testing and prevention globally. He earned his MD from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Alexi Nazem '00, MD, MBA, is the co-founder and CEO of Nomad Health. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, and is an attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Nazem received his BS and MD from Yale University and earned his MBA at Harvard University.

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