United 2019 | Thursday, April 25
Dear Fellow Alumni/ae and Parents,
We are thrilled to invite you to join Tad Roach in celebrating St. Andrew’s fifth annual United: Alumni/ae and Parents of Color event. This year's event will take place in New York City on Thursday, April 25, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Chip Holman ’71 and Merida Welles P’07 (360 Riverside Drive, Apt. 8A). This year will mark our fifth anniversary of celebrating the diversity shared by St. Andreans across generations. Last year’s United gathering connected St. Andrew’s parents and alumni/ae with students from the Class of 2018 to share experiences, build relationships, and engage the literary work of writer Colson Whitehead as he spoke about his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Underground Railroad.
The energy at last year's event was astounding and we are eager to bring the same enthusiasm again for the 2019 United event as we return to New York City, the site of our very first gathering in 2014. Our goal has always been to honor the unique experiences of those students whose racial and ethnic identities have been underrepresented in our community, and to create a window into the Diversity Education program that current students experience at St. Andrew's. In doing so, we also recognize the importance of developing deep dialogue around these differences and the ways in which they enrich us all. This year, especially as we honor the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the first African-American students at St. Andrew’s, we want to invite the entire St. Andrew’s alumni/ae and parent community, inclusive of all races and ethnicities, to celebrate the past and present of the School, engage our legacies, and imagine our shared future.
We are grateful to the generosity of Chip and Merida for hosting this year’s United event. Due to the nature of the location, space is limited to 70 people. Please RSVP by April 12.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Mitchell, Director of Events, at email@example.com or 302-285-4241. We hope to see you in New York City in April!
Giselle Furlonge ’03
Dean of Diversity Education
Devin Duprey ’10
Assistant Dean of Diversity Education