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2020 Winter Celebration

January 30, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Whether you hope to expand your professional network, get to know fellow Horace Mann School alums from other graduating classes, or reminisce about the good old days, come join your lion comrades for refreshing cocktails, tasty canapés, and lively conversation at the Alumni Association's annual Winter Celebration on Thursday, January 30th. The party takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The William, a modern boutique hotel near Bryant Park offering a vibrant after-work scene and housing two New York Times Critic's Picks restaurants, The Peacock and The Shakespeare. (The William is the former home of the Williams Club, a private social club for Williams College alumni.)

Tickets are $40 per person. Discounted $20 tickets are available for young alumni from the Classes of 2006 through 2015. Please contact Eleni Jiavaras ( or 718-432-3452) with any questions.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at:

We look forward to the prospect of seeing you on January 30th!

2020 Alumni Book Day Chat
An exploration of The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
February 3, 2020
6:30 p.m.

Book Day – a decades-long HM tradition when Upper Division classes are suspended for an entire day so that students, faculty, and administrators can examine and discuss one book they have all read – is now in its 25th year.

The 2020 Book Day selection, The Sixth Extinction by New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert, won a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Deemed "fascinating" by USA Today and "riveting" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Kolbert's book is a "combination of scientific rigor and wry humor that keeps you turning the pages” (National Geographic).

On February 3rd, HM alumni from across the generations will come together with select faculty and a panel of experts for an in-depth discussion of the themes and issues raised by the book, including mortality, mass-extinction, environmental change, and human nature. E-invitations will be emailed via in early January to all NYC-area alumni. For more information, or to confirm that the Alumni Office has your current email address, please contact Kristin Lax, Director of Alumni Relations, at

Save the Date!
17th Annual Alumni Council Benefit
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The 17th Annual Alumni Council Benefit will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (location TBD). All proceeds support the Student Lunch Initiative, which supplies meal cards to Middle Division and Upper Division students receiving financial aid. Individual sponsorships and corporate sponsorships are available. E-invitations will be distributed in early March. If you are interested in helping to plan the event, email Benefit Co-Chairs Lindsay Kaplan Kane ’02 ( or Jenny Friedman ’08 ( For information about corporate sponsorships, email Mariel Mangold Grossman '02 at

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If your home or work address, email address, or phone number has recently changed, please contact Eleni Jiavaras in the Alumni Office at (718) 432-3452 or  Doing so will ensure that you continue to receive Homecoming and Reunions information, the alumni magazine, invitations to events, and other important HM news. Thank you for keeping in touch!