Dear CSG Alumnae,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Columbus School for Girls 2021 Alumnae Weekend. Below, you will find all of the information you need to participate in this year’s virtual events. Our hope is that all alumnae will join in the weekend’s festivities.
This year, remaining connected to one another has taken more effort than ever before. Therefore, I am especially thrilled to present you with a variety of ways you can connect with your School, your classmates, and your friends this April 23-25. While we will certainly miss having you on campus, we look forward to seeing each of your smiling faces as you attend the exciting virtual opportunities outlined below. From sessions featuring The Center for Girls and Young Women’s Leadership, and DEI & CSG; to Books & Brunch, Virtual Happy Hours, and a Food & Wine Series, there is truly something for everyone.
I am pleased to share that as we come together to celebrate classes ending in 0s, 1s, 5s & 6s, we will also honor the incredible accomplishments of CSG’s 2020 Alumna of the Year, Kimberly Lowe Henderson ’91, and present our traditional Champagne Cup and Red/Gold Cup awards. Each member of the class with the highest percent participation in the Annual Fund will receive a special Champagne Cup gift in the mail, and members of the class that contributes the highest dollar amount will receive a Red/Gold Cup gift. The deadline to participate in the class giving competitions is April 20, 2021 and you can give or pledge online any time.
In addition to the various live sessions, we will also be sharing a variety of pre-recorded opportunities, which will allow you to take a sneak peek into life at CSG on your own time. Included will be a virtual campus tour led by members of our Enrollment Management team, a slideshow highlighting all we have been able to accomplish through in-person and virtual learning at CSG this year despite the global pandemic, and other views into life at 65 South Drexel Avenue.
Alumnae Weekend is a time for celebration. The fact that we cannot gather in person does not mean we cannot celebrate YOU. I encourage you to reach out to your CSG classmates and friends to plan your happy hour; visit our online community - CSG Connect - where you can view and post photos from your time at CSG; and make a philanthropic gift that honors both your reunion and supports today’s students. Most of all, it is our hope that you have fun, and that you find in one another the same enthusiasm and enjoyment you did when you were students here.
I am grateful that in a time when our nation and world have faced so much difficulty, there are still momentous occasions like this one to bring us together in celebration. Be sure to visit the links below to begin connecting now and to register for the Alumnae Weekend sessions. We cannot wait to see you in April!
In Strength & Grace,
Jennifer Ciccarelli P’28, Head of School