While attending Proctor as students, few consider their roles as future stewards of the school, yet the truth is that former students provide the means for Proctor's existence and prosperity. Katie Kidder '91 hosted a small, intimate reception at her lovely home on Chappaquiddick Island Sunday evening.
The setting was beyond belief, but--as Keith Barrett pointed out--it was the human connection that made this such a special moment in Proctor history. When we gathered in a circle on the patio to share reflections on Proctor, Katie mentioned her son's excitement at the prospect of attending a year from now.
It's not often that current students attend events that include alumni, parents and past parents, but this was a very intimate event, and a couple of students joined grads in testimonials about the school.
The power of spontaneous testimonials in support of the school is awesome, and a small reception can have lasting benefit to a school that is focused on its friends. I'm not naming all those who made this reception possible, because I didn't ask for permission, and current students are involved, but I certainly have permission to thank you all for your love and commitment.