Alumni Support Each Other — and Alumni-to-Be — Amid COVID-19

Alumni have been helping to put the capital “C” in “Community” — one of Dwight’s three pillars — which has become more important during the pandemic than ever before.

With some creative thinking and lots of heart, alumni are connecting and helping in new ways:
 
Alumni-owned Small Business Initiative
In the face of COVID-19, small business owners have displayed great courage as they evolve and persevere. Knowing that our alumni are among this group, last spring, the Dwight, Franklin, and Anglo-American (DFAA) Alumni Association put the word out that they were creating an online directory of alumni-owned small businesses that remained open. The goal: to encourage fellow DFAA alumni to support them during this unprecedented time in history. We received lots of thank-yous, but want to share our appreciation to all of you who have supported these small businesses and hope that you will continue to do so! 

To add your small business to our directory, please fill out this form or email Olivia Merrick-Haight, Manager of Alumni and Foundation Engagement.

Young Alumni College Ambassador Program
Fall means it’s college admissions season, but this one is unlike any other. Due to the pandemic, students are no longer able to visit college campuses in person, making it more difficult to make an informed decision about where to apply. Thanks to a new collaborative initiative by The Dwight School Foundation, our College Counseling team, and Alex Cunningham, Dean of Grade 12, students are gaining an insiders’ perspective.
 
The Young Alumni College Ambassador Program connects current eleventh and twelfth graders with recent Dwight alums, who are sharing their insights and experiences from the college they’re currently attending or from which they recently graduated. When the call for college ambassadors went out, we received lots of responses with: “Count me in!” We’re grateful to all who are participating on behalf of our alumni-in-the-making!
 
If you would like to participate in our Young Alumni College Ambassador Program, please fill out this form. Thank you!