The Alumni Society is an independent association currently comprised of approximately 4,600 graduates from EA. Its purpose is to represent alumni; to help connect members to each other, to classmates, and to the school; and to ensure alumni interests are represented within the EA Community.
Its roots go back to 1785 and thus it is thought to be the oldest Society in the Inter-Ac League, if not the Delaware Valley. It originated Alumni Prizes in Greek, Latin, English and Math, precursors to the present day Alumni Prizes. Although dues were originally required in order to be a member, this is no longer the case.
There is a Board of Managers of 16-18 who are elected by the Society’s members to a three year term each or appointed to fill a vacancy during a term. Generally, 1/3 of the Board runs for election every year; thereby providing continuity. The Board has officers currently consisting of the President, Vice-President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer.
Please read our spotlight on Alumni Society President, Adam Murray '02 here.
The Alumni Awards Ceremony
The Alumni Society honors several alumni at our annual Alumni Awards Ceremony in the spring over Alumni Weekend. The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are also honored at this time.
The Episcopal Academy Golf Tournament
Plan, organize, and conduct the annual Episcopal Academy Golf Tournament in May. This event brings together current and former parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the Academy at a local golf course followed by a reception and auction. This is the primary fundraising event for the Alumni Society and therefore provides the means with which scholarship obligations and other annual events are financed. For more information, contact EABOM@episcopalacademy.org.
Sponsored and organized with the Alumni Office a picnic in June to congratulate seniors on their graduation and to welcome them into the Alumni Society.
For more than 80 years, the Alumni Society has purchased and presented gold charms to Inter-Ac championship athletic teams.
With the Office of Institutional Advancement, organize and promote Alumni events during this fall weekend.
With the Alumni and Advancement offices organize and promote this spring weekend during which significant reunions are held.
Help wanted from all alumni to ensure there are highly qualified individual nominees for each of the Alumni Awards described below and/or for The Athletic Hall of Fame. Simply complete a nomination form for the award in question.
Adam Murray '02
Todd Pride '85
Matt Bailer '97
Brian Young '08
Board of Managers
Michael Ayjian '13
Allen Heggs '10
Ashley Johnson '03
John McMeekin '86
Holly Rieck '91
Jasmine Shafagh '04
Sarah West '98
Diana Hirtle Wilson '03
Alumni Society Presidents
2015-2019: Karen Marston ’86
2013-15: Edward S. Spofford ’77
2011-13: Edward L. Jones, III '87
2009-11: Karl R. Mayro '84
2007-09: Richard G. Crockett '82 †
2005-07: Charles W. Ogelsby '63
2003-05: John B. Rettew, III '50
2001-03: Francis J. Leto '77
1999-01: Richard P. Feimster '72
1997-99: Michael P. Shouvlin '50
1995-97: Graham F. Zug '70
1993-95: John C. van Roden, Jr. '67
1991-93: Joseph G. Duncan, IV '64
1988-91: Christopher S. D'Angelo '71
1986-88: Robert A. Gerhardt '52
1984-86: Joseph E. Colen, Jr. '57
1982-84: Donald P. Best '70
1980-82: Theodore Weston, II '35 †
1979-80: Thomas V. Zug, Jr. '64
1978-79: Jacob H. Vastine, III '46 †
1976-78: G. Lloyd Kirk '41 †
1974-76: Frederick C. Haab, Jr. '55 †1972-74: Henderson Supplee, III '47
1970-72: E. Brooks Keffer, Jr. '47 †
1968-70: John K. Tompkins, III '49
1966-68: Paul W. Lunkenheimer '30 †
1964-66: F. Hastings Griffin, Jr. '39 †