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2019 Homecoming and Reunions is on Saturday, October 12th

Horace Mann School’s 2019 Homecoming and Reunions events are scheduled for Saturday, October 12th. Alumni from all classes will gather on our Bronx campus – joining current students, faculty, parents, grandparents, and friends – to attend Homecoming and cheer our student athletes on to victory.

All are invited to enjoy campus tours led by Student Ambassadors and get a firsthand look at HM’s brand new facilities, including

  • Lutnick Hall
  • Upper Division Science Center
  • Mindich Family Campus Center
  • Jeffrey H. Loria Family Aquatic Center
  • Friedman Hall with two refurnished gymnasiums – the Richard A. Friedman ’75 Gymnasium and the Steven M. Friedman ’72 Gymnasium
  • A reconfigured Prettyman Hall featuring the Simon Family Fitness Center
  • Renovated science laboratory spaces in Pforzheimer Hall

On the evening of October 12th, alumni from the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 will attend their individual class reunions in Manhattan. Invitations with details will be mailed over the summer. Please contact Eleni Jiavaras in the Alumni and Development Office at (718) 432-3452 if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

If your mailing address, email address, or phone number has recently changed, please contact Eleni Jiavaras in the Alumni Office at (718) 432-3452 or eleni_jiavaras@horacemann.org. Doing so will ensure that you continue to receive Homecoming and Reunions information, the alumni magazine, invitations to events, and other HM-related communications.


Alumni Council Winter Celebration – Rescheduled for February 20, 2019

The 2019 Winter Celebration, which was originally scheduled for January 31st but was postponed, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 20th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you purchased a ticket for the January 31st event, your name will automatically be included on the February 20th guest list. Tickets are $40 per person. Discounted $20 tickets are available for young alumni from the Classes of 2005 through 2014. The registration deadline is February 13, 2019. If you purchased a ticket for the postponed event, cannot attend on February 20th, and would like to have your ticket refunded, please contact Eleni Jiavaras at 718-432-3452 or eleni_jiavaras@horacemann.org.


Alumni Book Day Chat – March 11, 2019

Upper Division Book Day – when 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 24th year. The 2019 Book Day selection, Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime, is described by The New York Times as “a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid and the country’s lurching entry into a post-apartheid era in the 1990’s.” On March 11th, HM alumni from across the generations, select HM faculty, and a panel of experts will come together over a light meal for an in-depth discussion of the themes and issues raised by Mr. Noah’s memoir – among them apartheid, colonialism, racism, identity, and faith. E-invitations will be emailed to all NYC-area alumni via Paperless Post. For more information, please contact Kristin Lax, Director of Alumni Relations, at Kristin_lax@horacemann.org.


16th Annual Alumni Council Benefit – Tuesday, April 17, 2019

The 16th Annual Alumni Council Benefit will take place on April 17th at Midtown cocktail lounge Lavo, located at 39 East 58th Street, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All proceeds support the Student Lunch Initiative, which supplies meal cards to Middle Division and Upper Division students receiving financial aid. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 on the day of the event. Sponsorships are available at the $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000 levels. E-invitations will be distributed in early March. If, after checking your junk mail box, you have not received the invitation, please contact Eleni Jiavaras (718-432-3452 or eleni_jiavaras@horacemann.org) to make sure the Alumni Office has your current email address. For more information, or to become involved in the event planning, email Lindsay Kaplan Kane ’02 (lindsaykkane@gmail.com) or Jenny Friedman ’08 (jennifer.friedman1@gmail.com).


Sunset Sponsors Soirée – June 13, 2019

Supporters who sponsor the 16th Annual Alumni Council Benefit at the $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000 levels will receive a special invitation to a private “Sponsors Soirée.” This festive cocktail reception, scheduled for June 13, 2019, is hosted by an HM alumni family on the rooftop of their Upper East Side townhouse. The event celebrates and honors our growing list of Alumni Benefit sponsors. These sponsorships are critical to the Alumni Council’s ability to fully fund the Student Lunch Initiative and lend assistance to our Middle Division and Upper Division students who receive financial aid.

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