Reunion 2011 - Class of 1961

Alumni Gather for Reunion 2011

Beaver alumni from years ranging from 1936 to 2006 returned to Beaver for Reunion 2011 to reconnect with old friends and see how the school has grown since they left.

During the reunion luncheon, the class of 1941 was recognized as the Service to the School award winners for their years of support to Beaver. With speeches by Deborah Kahn ’61 and Jean Gucker McKinney ’61, the class of 1961 reminisced about their time at Beaver as they celebrated their 50th reunion.

Later in the afternoon, alumni gathered for the alumni awards ceremony. The following alumni were recognized:

Distinguished Alumna/us Award

Steven Zevitas ’86 is the President of The Open Studios Press, publisher of New American Paintings magazine, Studio Visit magazine, OSP Catalogs and the New American Paintings blog. Since 2003, Steven has also owned and directed the Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston’s South End. As a leading professional in the arts community, Steven is active as a consultant, writer and curator.

Outstanding Young Alumna/us Award

Andrew Spellman ’96 is CEO, Director and co-owner of LIPMAN, a prestigious New York based advertising firm. Andrew is also a founding general partner of Fireman Capital Partners and co-founder of Fireman Capital Advisors. He serves on the corporate Boards of Directors ofLIPMAN, Hudson Clothing LLC, Charity Partners LLC, and Fireman Capital Advisors and on the non-profit Boards of Directors for One Family, Inc. and City Year Boston.

Driscoll Award for Social Responsibility

Faith Michaels ’76 founded Kids Clothes Club in 1991. In its twentieth year, The Kids Clothes Club has been providing new, warm and stylish winter coats to children in need. In their first year, they helped thirty children stay warm through the cold New England winter. Today, they distribute over 8,000 coats annually to local children.

Photo: The class of 1961 celebrates their 50th reunion. (See more photos from reunion in the photo gallery.)

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