Alumni

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council advances Dalton’s mission, preserves its history, plans for the future and engages in current activities. The Council strengthens relationships among Alumni and their connection to the Dalton community.  
The Alumni Council advances Dalton’s mission, preserves its history, plans for the future and engages in current activities. The Council strengthens relationships among Alumni and their connection to the Dalton community.

Once Dalton seniors walk through the Arch for the final time in June and “Go Forth Unafraid®” as graduates, they are warmly welcomed as the newest members of the School’s Alumni Association.

Alumni who play an active role at their alma mater may have the opportunity to join the Alumni Council. The Council works closely with the Alumni office and meets every other month to organize fun, engaging events (e.g., the popular Conversation Series, Reunion), and useful services (e.g., Dalton Connects, the Alumni Career Resource Network and the Alumni College Internship Directory).

List of 7 items.

  • President & Trustee Representative

    Jimmy Frischling ’86
  • Vice President

    Joanna Stone Herman ’88
  • Secretary

    Maxie Glass Harnik ’05
  • Delegates

    Warren Burgess ’90
    Wendy Foster ’81
    Joseph Franken ’03
    Simon Gluck ’95
    Emily Mindel Gottlieb ’91
    Alexandra Certilman Kay ’98
    Justin Landau ’02
    Wynter Lasteria ’11
    Ann Salfeld Lewyn ’53
    Loren Goldstein Mortman ’91
    Richard Nackenson ’85
    Peter Thomas Roth ’75
    Jillian Saperstein ’04
    Sita Sarna ’74
    Marjorie Cohen Scharfspitz ’59
    Nicholas Silvers ’94
    Michael Stillman ’98
    Sarah Telson ’05
    Susan Lewis West ’56
    Terrence Winston ’89
    Arun Yang ’06
  • Council Advisors

    Charles Simon ’84
    Carla Van de Walle ’84
  • Faculty Rep

    Judith Slater Geller ’51
  • Student Reps

    Sara Soloman '18

Alumni Council President

The year ahead will be my second as the President of the Alumni Council. I look forward to building on the Council’s momentum and continuing to charge ahead with our mission to create greater participation both in terms of alumni attendance at Dalton events and in Alumni Annual Fund giving.

Last year was another active year for the Council, and I want to mention a few highlights: The Dalton Conversation Series completed its tenth year with a line-up that was as strong as ever evidenced by a sellout out for each night! A recap of the Conversation Series deserves mentioning and included Buzz Bissinger ’72 & Caitlyn Jenner, Dylan Lauren ’92 & Ralph Lauren and Joseph Franken ’03 & Al Franken. The 92nd Street Y had nothing on Dalton last year!

Our Events Committee organized a most timely Political Panel discussion on “Media Coverage of This Most Peculiar Election,” moderated by Melissa Rusoo ’86 with Tom Brokaw (Dalton grandparent), Bill Keller (Dalton parent) and Paul E. Steiger. Every seat in the theater was filled for this topical event.

Our Dalton Connects committee also, once again, delivered on its annual and biggest networking event at The Diner in the Meatpacking District. This committee continues to create opportunities for Dalton alums to make professional contacts and also helps secure internships for some of our college-aged alumni.

This past year alumni Annual Fund participation of 21% matched our levels for the four previous year’s participation. Last year, a Council goal was to eclipse that mark, so we will strive to exceed 21% participation this year (and hopefully in the years ahead).

I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead, and I hope that you will show your support for Dalton by attending alumni events, student performances and athletic events and making a contribution to the Annual Fund.
 
You can find information on the many activities and events in the monthly alumni e-newsletter, website or emails. If you wish to become more involved or have ideas on how we can make the Dalton Alumni Council a better channel for serving the alumni, please feel free to contact the Alumni Office or reach out to me directly.
 
Best,
Jimmy Frischling '86