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Alumnae

Alumnae Weekend

May 17-19, 2024

All alumnae, especially those in classes ending in ’4 and ’9, are invited back to reminisce, relive their Laurel days, rekindle old friendships and make new ones.

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  • APPLAUSE!

    Please join us in thanking the Alumnae Weekend Committee of the Alumnae Board for putting together these great events!

    Nichelle Dickerson Shaw '86, co-chair
    Chelsea Robbins '11, co-chair
    Laurie Wilde Oswald '87 • Shanika Ranasinghe Esparaz '05 • Alison Leddy '11 • Maia Hunt-Ledford Rucker '97, President of the Alumnae Association
  • ACTIVITIES

    Alumnae Weekend activities at Laurel are open to ALL alumnae.

    Reunion Class activities are for class years ending in '4 and '9.

    Events at the School are complimentary for members of the Class of 1974 only, who will celebrate their 50th Reunion!
  • REGISTRATION

    Registration is required for all events. Invitations with a custom RSVP button tailored just for you will be rolled out over four days, starting Tuesday, April 9.


    Registration closes Friday, May 10, 2024 at 11:59 pm (EDT). No refunds after May 10.

Lyman & Butler Events

Thursday, May 16, 2024

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  • 6:30-9:00 pm | Distinguished Alumnae Reception and Awards Dinner

    Join us as we honor Distinguished Alumna Lynnette Jackson Crenshaw ’93, Sr VP, Key Private Bank and Community Leader, and in absentia, Lifetime Achievement Recipient Helena “Holly'' Worthen ’60, US labor historian and author, and Young Alum of Distinction Cindhura Reddy ’04, chef/restaurateur and James Beard Semifinalist.
    • Thank you to KeyBank for underwriting this event
    • Entrée choices:  Chicken, Salmon, Vegetarian
    • Valet parking provided
    Thank you to the Distinguished Alumnae Committee! Carianne Betts Staudt ’06, chair • Mary Kelsey ’67 • Grace Lockett ’75 • Amy Battles ’87 • Ronda Mourad ’94 • Michele Rothstein ’94 • Sahar Shouman ’03

Friday, May 17, 2024

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  • 7:30-8:15 am | Legacy Breakfast

    Have breakfast with your favorite Laurel girl in the Dining Room. Open to alumnae with relatives who are current students at Laurel.
  • 6:00–9:00 pm | Gators Night Out at Lyman

    Live from the Green Carpet! Step back in time and create new memories as you join us for an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, camaraderie, and fun! Cocktail attire is encouraged but not required.
    • Laurel alums only
    • Heavy appetizers, wine/beer and soft drinks.
    • $35 per alum ($40 after May 10)
    • Classes of 2014-2023 only: $25 each ($30 after May 10)
    • Valet parking provided

Saturday, May 18, 2024

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  • 10:30-11:30 am | Green Key Tours

    Walk down Memory Lane on a student-guided tour of Lyman Campus.
    • Gator Lane will be open for for your shopping pleasure.
  • 11:30 am-Noon | Mimosa Reception

    Mingle with alumnae and faculty friends in the Courtyard. We'll move indoors if the weather doesn't cooperate.
  • Noon-2:00 pm | Alumnae Luncheon and Annual Meeting

    Lunch at Lyman Campus and Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association.
    • $20 in advance; $25 at the door
    • Valet parking provided
    The Nominating Committee presents the following slate for the 2024-2027 Alumnae Board, to be voted on at the Luncheon and Annual Meeting:
    • For President: Meredith Stewart Reimer ’95
    • For Members-at-Large: Keli Zehnder ’83 (second term) • Cheryl Jackson Johnson ’95 • Erin Adelman Court ’00 • Amber Davis Dumas ’02 (second term) • Sara Ismail-Beigi Bartlett ’03 • Morgan Curtiss ’10
  • 5:00-7:00 pm | Four School Fling at Hawken

    The annual cocktail party for alumnae of Laurel, Hathaway Brown, Hawken and University School will be held at Hawken's Upper School campus in Gates Mills.
    • $25 per person* in advance by May 10
    • $30 at the door after May 10
    • Hawken’s Gates Mills Campus: 12465 County Line Road
    • Valet parking provided

Sunday, May 19, 2024

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  • 9:00-11:30 am | Pancakes and Pickleball at Butler

    Alumnae and their guests enjoy pancakes and good company in the Conway Pavilion and play pickleball on the tennis courts (9:00-11:00 am). Arrive at 9:00 am to have a guaranteed spot to play; arrivals after 9:30 am may have to wait to rotate in.
    • $10 per person; children under 6 eat for free
    • Pickleball on the tennis courts from 9-11 am (ages 10 and up)
    • Racquets provided
    • 30-minute blocks, preregister
  • Noon–1:00 pm | Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the Ruhlman Family Center at Butler

    Come to the Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the Ruhlman Family Center on Sunday, immediately following Pancakes & Pickleball. [Look for the signs.]

    This exciting new addition will feature multi-use classrooms, a maker space/learning lab, an amphitheater, and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area to cater to the needs of our expanding campus and programs.

    Construction will begin in Summer 2024 with an anticipated opening for Fall 2025. Architectural renderings of the new facility will be on display.

Monday, May 20, 2024

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  • 10:30 am–7:00 pm | Gator Golf Outing

    Extend the weekend with a day of golf at the Mayfield Country Club. Organized by Laurel's Athletic Boosters, this annual event includes lunch, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit:
    •  Laurel’s athletic programming and training
    • All Middle and Upper School teams
    Gator Golf Outing registration is open!

Reunion Classes (4s & 9s)

1954–1984

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  • 1954 (70th)

    SATURDAY
    6:00 pm • Class Dinner at the Cleveland Skating Club
    Let’s celebrate our 70th over a lovely dinner in the beautiful newly renovated dining room at the historic Cleveland Skating Club!
    • $40 per person
    • Spouses/guests welcome
    • The Cleveland Skating Club
      • 2500 Kemper Road, Shaker Heights 44120; (216) 791-2800
  • 1959 (65th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Gators Night Out
    We hope classmates will attend Gators Night Out at Lyman on Friday.
  • 1964 (60th)

    FRIDAY
    5:00 pm • Class Dinner
    Let’s kick off the weekend of reconnecting and reminiscing with dinner at the Pepper Pike home of Nancy Taylor Schreiner.
      • BYOB
      • Spouses/significant others welcome
      • Address provided upon registration
    SATURDAY
    5:00 pm • Dinner at Kim's
    Join classmates for dinner at the Novelty home of Kim Ingersoll Kanzinger.
    • Classmates can come earlier, weather permitting, to play pickleball or take the paddle boat out on the pond.
    • Spouses/significant others welcome
    • BYOB
    Thank you to reunion class planners and hostesses: Susie Bishop, Nancy Taylor Schreiner and Kim Ingersoll Kanzinger
  • 1969 (55th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Gators Night Out
    We hope you will join us on Friday, May 17 for Gators Night Out at Lyman!
  • 1974 (50th)

    FRIDAY
    11:30 am–2:00 pm • '74 Lunch at Butler
    The Class will enjoy a box lunch in the Conway Pavilion at Butler with special guests Ann V. Klotz and members of the robotics team.
    • A shuttle from Lyman Circle to Butler and back will be provided.
    • Lunch will be followed by a tour of Butler Campus.
    6:30–9:00 pm • '74 Dinner at Josie's
    Classmates and their guests/spouses are invited to a 50th Reunion dinner hosted by Josie Bonnie Anderson at her home in Cleveland.
    • $30 per person
    • Valet Parking Provided
    SATURDAY
    11:00 am • '74 Reflections and Remembrances
    Class gathering led by Julie Galambush who will guide us in observance for classmates who live only in our hearts and the lessons that, as friends, they taught us. 

    Remembering: Anne Reid, Patty Thompson Hickey, Holly Hoffman, Meg Bernet, Georgia Rogers Snover and Julie Lucas Tuttle

    11:30 am–Noon • Class Photo
    Class Photo plus rehearsal for Class Entrance at the Alumnae Luncheon

    7:00–10:00 pm • '74 Four-School 50th Reunion Party
    After the Four School Fling at Hawken, party with the Classes of 1974 from Laurel, HB, US and Hawken at The Country Club, 2825 Lander Road, Pepper Pike 44124
    • Generously underwritten by an HB Class of ‘74 alum
    • Spouses/significant others/guests are welcome
    • Jackets are required for men
    • Heavy hors d’oeuvres 
    • 1970s band
    7:00–10:00 pm • 1974 Individual Gatherings
    Or have an unscheduled evening to meet up with classmates.

    SUNDAY
    10:30 am • '74 Brunch at Edwins Too | 10:30 a.m.
    Brunch at Edwins Too at Shaker Square. Learn about the mission of Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute located at 13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland 44120; (216) 400-6091
    • $25 per person
    • Spouses/significant others are welcome
    Thank you to reunion class planners and hostesses: Josie Bonnie Anderson, Sany Buchanan, Lue Douthit, Marian Melcher Hanson, Betsy Hruby, Carol Madison-Graham, Kristin Yost McChesney, Ruth Burke Rossi, Jane Reinschreiber Walker

    Class of 1974 Gift
    We’re raising funds to support Laurel’s Robotics Team. Learn all about it and donate online or email Julie Donahue (call her at 216-455-3028) for details and to make a pledge or gift.
  • 1979 (45th)

    FRIDAY

    6:30 pm • Girls Night at Susan's
    Let’s get together at the home of Susan Dwyer in University Heights.
    • Classmates only 
    • Heavy appetizers and beer/wine
    • $20 per classmate
    • Address provided upon registration
    Thank you to reunion class planners and hostess: Susan Dwyer, Nancy Green Gilreath, Stacey Polk, Tina Tricarichi and Julie Donahue
  • 1984 (40th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Class Dinner at Laurie's
    Gather with classmates only at the Chagrin Falls home of Laurie Micco McCormack
    • $60
    • Address provided upon registration
    8:00 pm • Beach Bonfire
    Join other alums from the Classes of 1984 from Laurel, HB and US for fun on the beach, weather permitting. 
    • Guests/spouses/significant others welcome
    • Music from the early ‘80s! 
    • Beer, wind and snacks provided, donations appreciated 
    • Balloons at the end of the road. Look for lake 3/10 mile down the road on the left.
    • Parking signs throughout the neighborhood. 
    • This event will not happen if it is raining.
    • Address provided upon registration
    SATURDAY
    4:00 pm • Pool Party Happy Hour
    Stop by Mary Weatherhead Feldman’s in Cleveland Heights for a class happy hour before heading off to the Four School Fling at Hawken or stay and make impromptu dinner plans the night of. 
    • Guests welcome for this event 
    • Address provided upon registration
    Thank you to reunion class planners and hostesses: Paige Maddox Boshell, Mary Weatherhead Feldman, Laurie Micco McCormack, Amy Stephens and Wendy Stillman

1989–2019

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  • 1989 (35th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Gators Night Out
    We hope classmates will attend Gators Night Out at Lyman on Friday. Our class event is on Saturday evening.

    SATURDAY
    6:00 - 9:00 pm • Saturday Night Soiree
    Classmates, partners and children are welcome for an informal dinner and drinks at the Shaker Heights home of Maxwell Davis
    • $10 for adults and children ages 11 and up; $5 for children aged 10 and under
    • Address provided upon registration
    Thank you to reunion class planners and hostess: Alicia Reale Cooney, Maxwell Davis, Emily Davis Doyle, Parul Gupta, Katy Ferguson Safko, Michelle Tucker
  • 1994 (30th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Class Gathering
    Come have fun with classmates at the home of Rebecca Brown’s parents in Shaker!  
    • Drinks, heavy appetizers and dessert provided. Or bring your favorite beverage.  
    • Moms and Dads are welcome.
    • No charge for this event.
    Thank you to our hosts: Mr. and Mrs. Brown and to the reunion planning committee
  • 1999 (25th)

    FRIDAY
    7:00 pm • Class of 99 Night
    Let’s celebrate our 25th at Colina, Adrien and Meg Smith Aeschliman’s new spot, on Larchmere!
    • Classmates only
    • $30 per classmate plus cash bar
    • Colina: 12104 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland
    SATURDAY
    7:00 pm • Get Social
    Let’s get social with friends, food, fun and games at Punch Bowl Social in the Flats! • Partners/spouses welcome
    • $50.00
    • Activities, food and one drink • Cash bar after one drink • Punch Bowl Social: 1086 W. 11th St., Cleveland 44113
    Thank you to reunion class hostess and planners: Meg Smith Aeschliman, Alyson Cameron, Julie Hobbs Currid, Sam Gillombardo Larson, Maria Maisano, Tera Palmieri, Maria Dikshteyn Strom and Tyler Thornton 
  • 2004 (20th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Gators Night Out
    We hope classmates will attend Gators Night Out at Lyman on Friday. Our class event is on Saturday evening.

    SATURDAY
    7:00 pm • Class Dinner at Flour
    After the Four School Fling at Hawken, we will gather at Flour Restaurant, 34205 Chagrin Blvd, Moreland Hills, OH 44022 (216) 464-3700
    • $60 per person for prix fixe meal
    • Spouses/partners/guests are welcome
    • Cash bar
    Thank you to reunion class planners: Phoebe Connell and Amanda Royan
  • 2009 (15th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Gators Night Out
    We hope classmates will attend Gators Night Out at Lyman on Friday. Our class event is on Saturday evening.

    SATURDAY
    7:30 pm • Class Gathering at Cedar Creek
    After the Four School Fling at Hawken, we will gather at Cedar Creek Grille, 2101 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122
    • Classmates and partners/spouses/significant others 
    • Appetizers and first drink are complimentary; cash bar
    • Dutch Treat for dinner
    Thank you to reunion class planner: Ernestina Zappa
  • 2014 (10th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Gators Night Out
    We hope classmates will attend Gators Night Out at Lyman on Friday. Our class event is on Saturday evening.

    SATURDAY
    7:00 pm • Class Gathering at Bright Side
    Our class will gather at Bright Side on W. 25th for food and fun! 
    • $15 per person plus cash bar
    • 1948 W 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 (216) 274-1010 
    Thank you to reunion class planner: Sara Liptow
  • 2019 (5th)

    FRIDAY
    6:00 pm • Gators Night Out
    We hope classmates will attend Gators Night Out at Lyman on Friday.
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