The MICDS Alumni Association is the living embodiment of our School’s education and ideals. Linking current and future alumni in lifelong relationships, our Alumni Association cherishes the school and its heritage, supports its goals and aspirations, models its virtues and values the school’s dedication to educating ethical, compassionate leaders of the future.
To our fellow MI, CDS, and MICDS Alumni,
Heading into another school year, we are reminded of the great legacy left behind by our wonderful community of alumni. We are proud of the way the MICDS Alumni Association brings alumni together to network, engage with current students, and celebrate our School over the years. For the 2022-2023 school year, we are excited to continue building on our mission to develop even more alumni connections in new and exciting ways.
To that end, we have developed a three-year strategic plan to provide our alumni community with meaningful opportunities to continue lifelong learning, enhance their lives and careers, and deepen relationships with other alumni, students, and the MICDS community at large. As we begin this new journey, we established three specific priorities:
Transforming the Alumni Association’s mission: The first step in our strategic plan is reviewing and refocusing our mission to better serve the alumni community, focusing on core values of community, education, and service. You will see this come to life through more focused communications, stronger integrations with current faculty and staff, and in the events and activities we plan for our MI, CDS, and MICDS alumni over the next few years.
Delivering value to the alumni community: We are so grateful for all the alumni who responded to last year’s Alumni Association survey to hear what types of activities and events matter most to you. We have taken your feedback to heart and are working to bring you activities to continue your journey of lifelong learning; more meaningful networking opportunities that highlight the breadth of knowledge and experience of our alums; and more chances to gather with your families at school and alumni events.
Creating robust volunteer opportunities: As Alumni Association leaders, we are constantly asked about ways to get more involved in the MICDS community. With that in mind, we are actively developing opportunities that will allow you, the alumni, to work with current and future students to enhance their MICDS experience; engage with faculty and staff to share your expertise and learn about what is new at the school; and celebrate your favorite parts of MICDS at various events throughout the year. Whether helping to welcome new families to MICDS or rooting for the Rams at our homecoming game, there are so many rewarding ways to get involved with our school.
We hope as you read these priorities, you will consider how you, personally, would like to engage with the School, your fellow alumni, and current students. Please share your thoughts by connecting with us and your fellow alumni on MICDS Connect.
We are so thankful and honored to have the opportunity to serve as your Alumni Association leadership. We look forward to strengthening and growing our Alumni Association over the next three years. Together, we can leave a lasting imprint reflective of our individual and collective commitment to MICDS.
Geoffrey Grammer ’06, President
Lindsey Herzog Shipley ’07, First Vice President
Raj Tailor ’92, Second Vice President
- Alumni Association Leadership
Geoffrey Grammer ’06
Lindsey Herzog Shipley ’07
First Vice President
Raj Tailor ’92
Second Vice President
- Alumni Board Members
Amanda Peters Brennan ’96
Farrell Galt Crowley ’93
Rebecca Grammer Freund ’03
Jeffrey Giles ’09
Stephen R. Hughes ’84
Tracy Kaye Jasper ’86
Julia Kofkoff ’06
Kendall Krummenacher ’02
Geneva Lee ’16
Maggie Lessel ’16
McKay Baur Mills ’92
Charles Mullenger ’06
Whitney Gulick Reboulet ’97
Megan Ryan ’01
Lindsey Herzog Shipley ’07
Andrew Spitzfaden ’92
Christy Kloecker Thompson ’84