In Country Day’s long history, we have benefited from many extraordinary leaders. The Honorary Alumni Association was established in 1981, in conjunction with our school’s 40th anniversary, as a meaningful way to honor parents, trustees, faculty and staff, and friends of the school whose distinguished service and generous support have made a lasting impact. Each year since, a dinner has been held to celebrate new inductees.
This year’s event, held February 28, honored seven very deserving members of the Country Day community: current parents Alex and Patty Funderburg, parents of alumni James Roberts and Sandra Raymore, faculty and staff members Dianne Lawing and Susan McConderee, and alumna Kristen Anderson-Lopez ’90. Additionally, Upper School students Jessica Zhong ’18 and Brian Zhan ’20 provided pre-dinner entertainment, and Jake Morris ’18 delivered the invocation.
“Many people in this room, through both their leadership and their generosity, have brought us to this moment in time...a time when we are able to create an even more distinctive learning environment that will serve our students well today and tomorrow. As you look around the room, you’ll see multiple generations of community members who are dedicated to making Charlotte Country Day School the very best it can be for our students. I am grateful to everyone in this room for the time, talent, or treasure that you continue to share with Country Day.”
Head of School Mark Reed, at the Honorary Alumni Association Dinner