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Vol. 1 June 2018 | Staying Connected
Vol. 1 June 2018 | Staying Connected

Staying Connected to St. Margaret's School


It is hard to believe I'm wrapping up my first year as Alumnae Association President. It has been a joy hearing your stories about your time at SMS as well as connecting with our current students.

I am proud to have witnessed some remarkable fundraising efforts over the past year. St. Margaret's is well on its way to having a record-breaking year in dollars raised for the Annual Fund. There is still time to make your gift.

Just a few weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking to our students, particularly our graduating seniors during our annual Charms Chapel service. For a few of them, it was probably a history lesson in how things used to be on campus before internet and so much of the technology they enjoy today existed. I loved being able to congratulate our seniors and present them their senior charms in anticipation of commencement. See photos.

We were so lucky to once again enjoy the beautiful Rappahannock River during commencement weekend. The Baccalaureate address was given by Dr. Kristina Bethea Odejimi '02, Dean of Students. The 95th Commencement Exercises took place on the river lawn and the graduates were addressed by Hillary Pugh Kent '99, Vice President of Al Pugh Distributing Company of Warsaw. Congratulations to the Class of 2018 who have now officially joined our Alumnae Association! See photos.


Mary Anne Townsend Hopkins '69, P '97 '03
Alumnae Association President 2017-2019

Alumnae Weekend 2018

We hope your are excited for Alumnae Weekend 2018, especially alumnae who graduated in the '3s and '8s. Welcoming our fellow alumnae back to campus is always a highlight for the year and we hope to see you this weekend. As a reminder, the Saturday Luncheon is the final Alumnae Association meeting of the year.

Annual Fund

The deadline for gift submission is June 30 so please make a gift to the Annual Fund, no matter the size. Alumnae giving is critical to St. Margaret's and we hope you will play a role in making this year a success. Please make a contribution to the Annual Fund today.

Our Program for Girls With High-Functioning Autism

At St. Margaret's, we value the uniqueness of the individual, celebrate a girl's talents and abilities, and help her overcome challenges so she can learn, and live a full, healthy, and productive life. In partnership with the Faison Center of Richmond, leading experts in education, behavioral health, and residential services for youth with autism (ASD), we welcome girls with high-functioning ASD and their families to consider a St. Margaret's education. We have a long history of successfully supporting girls with learning differences and working with them and their families to provide a holistic learning experience with successful outcomes. To find out more, contact