This alumni portal allows you to connect with with your alma mater. You can check campus news and announcements, see scheduled events, check reunion plans, visit WHAT archives or make a gift to the Annual Fund!
Please keep in touch with your updated contact information, including e-mail addresses and share your news with us! Send an e-mail to Rudy Brandl, Director of Communications and Alumni Relations, at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
|Alumni, Parents Share Expertise on Career Day|
Four alumni and three parents shared their professional wisdom and experience with the seniors and juniors on Career Day on Friday, April 19. The program, which was organized by Susan Swenson, Director of College Counseling, and Rudy Brandl ’83, Director of Communications and Alumni Relations, offered two sessions for the students to participate and learn more about possible career choices.
|Alumni March Madness Party - Friday, March 15|
Please join us for the fourth annual Alumni March Madness Party at the GrilleStone on Route 22 West in Scotch Plains on Friday, March 15 from 7-10 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar while watching NCAA basketball championship action.
For more information, contact Rudy Brandl '83, Director of Alumni Relations, at 908-754-1882, Ext. 106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Young Alumni Provide Helpful Hints on College Day|
Six recent Wardlaw-Hartridge graduates shared their insight and experience with current juniors and seniors at the annual Young Alumni College Day in Upper Snowdon. The panel consisted of Devi Mody ’10 (Boston University), Kayla Kluse ’11 (Susquehanna University), Hannah Lipper ’11 (Bennington College), Brian Downing ’12 (Dickinson College), Devin Batts ’12 (Delaware State University) and Skyla Choi ’12 (Clark University).
|Mary McCormack '87, Adam Levin '67 Lead Outstanding List of Award Winners|
Mary McCormack ’87, Adam Levin ’67, Jane Brown, Roger Wood ’86 and Nancy Kroll Barrett ’61 will be honored at the 2012 Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will be held at the conclusion of the Fall Fair and Homecoming festivities in Plumeri Gymnasium at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Two of the school’s most Distinguished Alumni will receive recognition with those awards this year. Ms. McCormack, who is celebrating her 25th reunion, is a star of the stage and screen with multiple appearances in movies, television series and Broadway productions. She has starred most recently on The West Wing and In Plain Sight. Mr. Levin, who is celebrating his 45th reunion, has enjoyed great success in business and finance. He is the founder and owner of credit.com and chairman of Identity Theft 911 LLC.
Mrs. Brown, who taught instrumental music to students in grades 4-12 for the past 25 years before retiring at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, will receive the Distinguished Faculty Award. Mr. Wood and Mrs. Barrett, multi-sport standouts from two different eras in the school’s proud history, will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
For more information, contact Rudy Brandl ’83, Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com.
|Alumni, Friends Return to Surprise Jane Brown at Retirement Party|
Jane Brown called it an unbelievable day that words could not describe. Many of Mrs. Brown's students, past and present, would use similar adjectives to describe the impact she has made on the Wardlaw-Hartridge music program.
The veteran instrumental music teacher, who is retiring after 25 years at W-H, certainly enjoyed her surprise party on Sunday, June 3 in the AP Room. And yes, she was surprised, stunned in fact, when walking into a room filled with more than 100 guests.
|Summer Kickoff Party - June 15, 2012|
Join us for the third annual Alumni Summer Kickoff Party at Grasshopper off the Green in Morristown on Friday, June 15 from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy compimentary appetizers and a cash bar with drink specials.
For directions to the Grasshopper, click here
For more information and to RSVP, see our Facebook page by clicking here
|Students Join Alumni at Community Food Bank|
A spirited group of Wardlaw-Hartridge students joined alumni in a volunteer outreach effort at the Community Food Bank in Hillside on Sunday, May 6. This year, the group provided service on "Family Day" and included young children in the volunteer project.
Karen Leach '85, Alumni Board President, organized the event with the help of Rudy Brandl '83, Director of Alumni Relations. Alumni Board Vice President Max Stevens '04 and Chip Moody '85 also represented the alumni.
|Young Alumni Share Experiences on College Day|
Six recent Wardlaw-Hartridge graduates shared their insight and experience with current juniors and seniors at the annual Young Alumni College Day in Upper Snowdon. The panel consisted ofAyna Agarwal ’10 (Stanford University), Chris Gray ’10 (Swarthmore College), Jian Bland ’11(Rutgers University), Kayla Kluse ’11 (Susquehanna University), Hannah Lipper ’11 (Bennington College) and Adina Pearlman ’11 (Smith College).
|Peterson, Casagrande, Willard, 1977 Football Team to be Honored at Alumni Reception|
Evan Peterson, Greg Casagrande '81, Daphne Willard and the 1977 football team will be honored at the 2011 Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will be held at the conclusion of the Fall Fair and Homecoming festivities at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Mr. Peterson, the longtime teacher, coach and administrator, will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The former athletic director was also an assistant coach for the 1977 football team, which also will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at the ceremony.
Mr. Casagrande, the founder and managing director of MicroDreams and current Board of Trustees member, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Ms. Willard, who taught kindergarten at Hartridge and W-H from 1956-1989, will be presented with the Distinguished Faculty Award.
Come back to W-H and support these deserving honorees!
|All-80s Reunion - October 15, 2011|
Plans for an All-80s Reunion are in the works!
W-H graduates from 1980-1989 are invited to attend this event, which most likely will be held at the Plainfield Country Club on the evening of Fall Fair and Homecoming on October 15, 2011. More details will follow later this summer as the 1980s graduates are contacted by mail and phone or e-mail by their class representatives.
Anyone who would like to help with this event should contact All-80s Reunion chairperson Emilie Rinaldo Marvosa '85 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rudy Brandl '83, Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com.
Please visit our special All-80s Reunion website:
|Second Annual Alumni Summer Kickoff Party|
Come celebrate the start of summer at the second annual Alumni Summer Kickoff Party on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at the Village Pourhouse in Hoboken!
Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar at the newest location of the Village Pourhouse at 205 First Street in Hoboken. Our party will take place in the Sky Box, a private area with seven large flat screen TVs.
|Second Annual Alumni March Madness Party - March 10, 2011|
Come join your fellow alumni and former teachers including Jim Howard, Gale Goldman and Ellen Colandrea for the second annual March Madness event, which this year will be held at the new Restaurant Row location at 366 W. 46th Street (near the intersection of 9th Avenue) from 7-9 p.m. Enjoy the first hour of free open bar and snack on complimentary appetizers while watching college basketball conference championship action on big flat screens.
For more information, contact Rudy Brandl '83
, Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 908-754-1882, Ext. 106.
|Alumni Awards Reception - Postponed to Feb. 10|
Two alumni athletes and one legendary coach will visit campus Feb. 10 and be honored at halftime of the W-H Rams boys’ varsity basketball game, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Brian Roach ’80, the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,749 points, and Rob Rizzo ’89, a current Board of Trustees member who scored 1,008 points in his W-H career, will add their commemorative basketballs to the trophy case in the Boff Lobby. Dr. Les Rudnyanszky, the longtime wrestling coach who guided the 1996-97 teams that were inducted into the W-H Athletic Hall of Fame last October, will receive his Hall of Fame plaque.
The presentations will be followed by a reception in the Oakwood Room from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rudy Brandl, Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com of 908-754-1882, Ext. 106.
|SUPPORT OUR SOCCER TEAMS!|
The W-H girls' and boys' soccer teams will rekindle a few old independent school rivalries in this year's State Prep B Tournaments. The Rams will host quarterfinal round action Thursday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.
The girls, seeded third, will face Rutgers Prep, while the fourth-ranked boys will play host to Newark Academy.
Many graduates returned to campus to play in the Alumni Soccer Game on Fall Fair and Homecoming Day. Why not come back again to cheer on the Rams in their quest for state titles? Let's go Rams!
|2010 Alumni Award Winners Announced|
The 2010 Alumni Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 at the conclusion of Fall Fair and Homecoming festivities on the Wardlaw-Hartridge School campus at 4 p.m. in Plumeri Gym.
This year’s impressive list of honorees includes a Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Faculty member and four new inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ted Snowdon ’65 will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mr. Snowdon graduated from Syracuse University with honors in Speech & Drama in 1969. He later earned a Master of Fine Arts from Catholic University. Ted is a theatrical producer in New York City, where he also sits on many non-profit boards and supports numerous charities.
Rosemary Bauer, who taught at Wardlaw Country Day School and Wardlaw-Hartridge from 1969-1994, will become the first Lower School teacher to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award. Mrs. Bauer was strict but also very well-liked. She had a profound influence on her students and instilled a lifetime love of learning.
Three individuals and one team will join the Athletic Hall of Fame. Brian Roach ’80, classmates Laura Stout ’88 and Ann Wyman ’88 and the 1996-97 Wrestling Teams will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Roach was the most dominant athlete at W-H in the late 1970s. He gained the maximum number of 12 varsity letters in high school and served as team captain in football, basketball and track and field as a senior.
Stout played 12 seasons of varsity sports, earning the maximum number of letters during high school. She also served as captain in six seasons, one in field hockey, two in basketball and three in lacrosse, arguably her strongest sport.
Wyman entered W-H as a sophomore but compiled nine varsity letters in her three years of high school. She was a standout in swimming but also a key player on the field hockey and softball teams.
The 1996-97 Wrestling Teams, under coach Dr. Les Rudnyanszky, won back-to-back Prep B state titles. Undefeated state champion Nolan Sullivan ’97 led the Rams.
|Alumni Panel Imparts Valuable Advice to Students|
Not so long ago, Mark Badalamenti '08, Chris Georgevich '09, Manish Kewalramani '09, Amanda Mosner '09 and Doug Pivnichny '07 were grappling with the stresses of applying to college and transitioning from Wardlaw-Hartridge into a brave new world. They returned to W-H on Tuesday, January 5, to share what they have learned about the college selection process since their graduation with juniors and seniors during Alumni College Day in Upper Snowdon Library.
|Celebrating the Championship Seasons|
On Saturday, January 17, 2009 members of the 1983 Boys’ Varsity Basketball Prep “B” State Championship Team and members of the 1984 Girls’ Varsity Basketball State Championship Team were honored at W-H for their outstanding achievement.
|Alumni Swim Meet Held on January 3, 2009|
Alumni from the last decade braved the cold weather outside to venture inside to the Raymonds Aquatic Center for the annual Alumni Swim Meet on January 3, 2009. Alumni Swim Team Members from 1968 through 2008 were invited to compete against the RAMS Swim Team.
|Tips for Year-End Giving|
The holiday season is a time of giving and sharing. W-H has put together some year-end giving tips for you.
Cash gifts are always convenient and must be postmarked by December 31 to count as a 2008 income tax deduction. Mail gifts to:
The Wardlaw-Hartridge School
1295 Inman Avenue
Edison, NJ 08820
(click on the SUPPORT tab) on or before December 31, 2008
.Gifts of Stock
Appreciated stock is usually the smartest gift. By contributing stock to W-H, you avoid capital gains tax and still receive the full market value of the gift for tax purposes. Stock transfers normally take only a couple of days but may take longer now due to the large volume of transactions being processed by brokerage and investment firms at year-end. To count as a charitable income deduction in 2008, gifts of stock must be received into W-H’s account before the close of business on December 31.
Before you transfer a gift of stock, bonds, or significant cash, The Wardlaw-Hartridge School appreciates hearing form you or your broker/agent about the kind of asset(s) and the number of shares, bonds, or certificates involved. That notification allows us to track your gift. Please notify Bill Jenkins, Director of Development, via mail (Wardlaw-Hartridge School 1295 Inman Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820), fax (908) 754-7362), telephone (908) 754-1882, x 111), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Without such prior notification, some banks and brokerages may refuse your gift.
Wachovia Securities, LLC
50 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Attention: Chris McLaughlin
Toll Free: 800-842-7754
DTC ID Number: 141
Account Number: 8628-6062
Account Name: Wardlaw-Hartridge
For stock, corporate bonds, and municipal bonds in certificate form:
Please hand-deliver the assets/certificates to Wardlaw-Hartridge's Director of Development, Bill Jenkins, or send them via registered mail with a letter stating your name, address, and the purpose of the gift. Please do not endorse the back of the certificates. If you mail the certificates, obtain a stock power (assignment form) for each different issue (common and preferred stock from the same company require separate powers) and only sign the stock power, using your name as it appears on the certificates. Then obtain a medallion guarantee for your signature at a commercial bank or brokerage, and mail all signed stock powers in envelopes (first-class acceptable) separate from any certificates
When President Bush signed the $700 billion bailout bill (H.R. 1424, The Financial Rescue Package), it included a two-year extension of the IRA Rollover provision. The provision will be made retroactive to January 1, 2008, and will apply to gifts made from that date through December 31, 2009. The provision exempts from taxable income any funds transferred (“rolled over”) from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or a ROTH to a charitable organization. The following limitations apply:
A. The donor must be age 70 1/2 or older.
B. The cap on annual IRA rollovers is $100,000.
C. The contribution must be a direct gift to a charity.
If you qualify, this provision may help you in making gifts to W-H.
The Wardlaw-Hartridge School will be closed December 24 and December 25, 2008. W-H will be closed January 1 and re-open January 2, 2009. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at 908-754-1882, ext. 111 for your year-end gifting.
Thank you for your support and have a safe and happy holiday season.
|Help Us Find Lost Alumni!|
The Wardlaw-Hartridge Alumni Association continues to search for "Lost Alumni." If you are not "lost" or know the whereabouts of one of these individuals, please contact the Wardlaw-Hartridge Alumni Office at (908) 754-1882, x 106. Click here to download this list and to search the names.