Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

Nathan M. Clark Speaker
Climate Scientist Dr. Michael Mann
Urgency & Agency in the Battle to Avert a Climate Crisis
Tuesday, April 5
WFS Theater 
Quaker Quiz Night
Saturday, April 9
WFS West Gym
Read more and register

Virtual Community READ Discussion
Wednesday, April 13 
Zoom (Link will be sent upon registering)

WFS faculty and staff meet with each other regularly to "Read and Educate ourselves on Anti-racism and Diversity," and we would like to extend this program to alumni and parents of alumni.

Please consider joining us virtually on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00pm to discuss a podcast episode from Be AntiRacist with Ibram X. Kendi, Ableism & Racism: Roots of the Same Tree (There is also a transcript available.) and the article The Curb-cut Effect and Championing Equity. Our conversations will be moderated by Kathleen Martin, Director of College Guidance; Erica Childs, Upper School Math teacher; Ken Aldridge, Head of School; and Chad O'Kane, Director of Development.

Golf Outing
Monday, May 2 
Bidermann Golf Club

Past Events

A Virtual Conversation with Peter Kelemen '74:
Some possible routes to mitigating global climate change

On May, 4, Head of School Ken Aldridge sat down with Peter Kelemen '74 to discuss his work around climate change.  We are grateful to Peter for sharing his time and knowledge with the WFS community! 

Our apologies for not starting the recording at the beginning of the event. Peter is answering Ken's first question when the recording starts. 

More about Peter:
Peter Kelemen graduated from Wilmington Friends School, in 1974, and from Dartmouth College in 1980 (six years later!). He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 1987. He  is Arthur D. Storke Professor in Columbia University’s Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, based at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. He was Associate Chair and Chair of the Department from 2012 to 2018. Kelemen is a member of the US Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Mineralogical Society of America, and the Geochemical Society, a recipient of the AGU Bowen Award, an adjunct Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History, the Chief Scientist of the ICDP Oman Drilling Project, and a member of the NASA Mars 2020 Rover Science Team. He worked as a mineral exploration consultant from 1981-1990, and spent 16 years as a research scientist at WHOI before moving to Columbia University in 2004. His research focuses on chemical and physical feedbacks during reactive porous flow of fluids and associated deformation. For the past dozen years, this has included a focus on natural and engineered systems for CO2 removal from air and permanent, geological storage, via carbon mineralization during weathering and alteration of Mg- and Ca-rich rocks.
    • Peter Kelemen '74

Virtual Homecoming 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Check the Homecoming webpage for Zoom recordings and pictures.

Virtual Conversation with Dan Pfeiffer '94

On August 6, 2020, Dan Pfeiffer sat down with Head of School Ken Aldridge to talk about his time in the White House as part of President Obama's administration, share his thoughts on the current election, and reflect on his experience at WFS. We are grateful to Dan for sharing his time with our community!

Our apologies for not starting the recording at the beginning of the event. Dan is answering Ken's first question when the recording starts. 

More about Dan:
Dan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and cohost on Pod Save America. One of Barack Obama's longest serving advisors, he was White House director of communications under President Obama (2009-2013) and senior advisor to the president (2013-2015). He currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife Howli, and their daughter, Kyla. 

    • Dan Pfeiffer '94 Q&A

Stay tuned for more future events!