Mission. Vision. Values.
  • Connect and engage our complete alumni community to enrich and extend the Parker experience.

  • Be the most engaged and impactful constituent of the Parker community

  • Always remember: “Everything to helpand nothing to hinder.”

Who Are We?

The Alumni Association is comprised of anyone who has ever experienced a Parker education. While each person's journey is unique, those who learn in our classrooms all share the common bond of being members of the Parker community. Through events, volunteer opportunities and more, the Alumni Association strives to engage with alumni of all generations to both acknowledge where Parker has been and look forward to the future of what can be. Give back by getting involved with the Alumni Association!

2023–24 Alumni Association Board

Alumni Association Executive Committee:
President: Mikus Kins ’91
Vice President: Nicolae Florin Dorlea ’13
Vice President: Michael Grant ’62
Vice President: Mike Pomerantz ’04
Secretary: Anzetta Cherry ’15
Alumni Association Board of Representatives:
Alumni Trustee: Kim Kerbis ’81
Alumni Giving: Howard Hawkins ’77
Alumni Giving: Nicolae Florin Dorlea ’13
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Symone Snowden-Wright ’09
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Anzetta Cherry ’15

Events and Marketing: Laura Neiman Rifkin ’93
Events and Marketing: Justin Robins ’97
Events and Marketing: Michael Zoller ’88
Governance: Elizabeth Samuels ’86
Governance: Michael Grant ’62
Governance (Membership and Recruitment): Kira Price ’99
Governance (Membership and Recruitment): Danny Levi ’04
Mentorship: Gabrielle Kaminsky-Bayer ’09
Mentorship: Mike Pomerantz ’04
Representatives at Large:
Hillary August ’03
Charlie Bittermann ’07
Amelia Chauhan ’14
Morgan Harler ’17
Catherine Merritt ’99
Madelyn Morris ’04
Jonathan Schatz ’99
Nigel Schilling ’17
Daniel Sickle ’18
Maggi Valdes Steib ’84
Adam Tarshis ’14
Steven Weisman ’04

Alumni Association Board Committees

The Alumni Association Board committees are invested in making the alumni experience positive and inclusive for all Parker alumni. From mentorship opportunities to event planning, being part of a committee is an excellent way to get involved and give back to Parker. Learn more about the different committees below, and if you would like to share your talents, please fill out the Committee Interest Form or email alumni@fwparker.org.

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  • Alumni Giving

    The Alumni Giving Committee raises financial support for Parker through alumni outreach. Committee members can be involved in a number of ways, including signing appeal letters, calling classmates, introducing Development staff to members of the alumni community and potential donors, or raising awareness about the Parker Fund.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

    The Alumni Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Committee welcomes all Parker alumni interested in DEIB issues, seeks to build a support system for students of color and their parents and galvanizes the alumni network around the unique challenges that impact the Parker community.
  • Events

    The Alumni Events Committee plans various events throughout the year welcoming all Parker alumni. Past events have included speakers, group outings throughout the Chicagoland area, virtual gatherings, cocktail parties, etc. The underlying motivation is to gather alumni of all years to be engaged and connect with the school and with one another.
  • Governance

    The Alumni Governance Committee actively seeks and engages volunteers to serve on Alumni Board committees, the Executive Committee and the school’s Board of Trustees.
    The committee works to identify and develop future alumni leaders with a goal to establish a diverse and inclusive volunteer pipeline.
  • Marketing

    The Alumni Marketing Committee focuses its efforts on strategically identifying ways to reach out to Parker alumni, with the goal of making meaningful and lasting connections. The strategy is twofold: engaging alumni to participate in FWP community events, both in and out of the school, as well as raising money for the Parker Fund.
    The committee is looking for individuals interested in developing creative marketing campaigns to increase Parker alumni interest in reengaging with the school community. 
  • Mentorship

    The Alumni Mentorship Committee focuses on Career Day, mentoring and internships. This committee encourages the use of FWParker Connect to connect with every generation of alumni and supports mentorship efforts for both alumni and current students.
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