Thank you to the over 400 alumnae who participated in Reunion 2019, returning to Harpeth Hall from across the country. I have been to eight Harpeth Hall reunions, and as memory serves, I have been directly involved in three of my class gatherings. Realizing that I had the 'inside track' this year, I could be a bit biased, but by far Honeybear Homecoming 2019 was a Home Run, Slam Dunk, and Hole-in-One.

There was "feel good" spirit threaded through those who came back to our alma mater. Whether it was a gleeful rekindling of the past, a breathy ease in the present, or an exuberant outlook for the future, the positivity was evident. There was indeed joy amongst the deep magnolia green.

A special thank you to the alumnae who served on the Reunion Panel on Saturday, May 4. Our moderator was Ann Wyatt Little '04, and the panel featured Merrie Morrissey Alexander '69, Alison Smith '79, Carrington Nelson Fox '89, Elizabeth Ann Stringer '99, and Phoebe Carver Lane '09. Moments after and into the next several weeks, the "green and grey buzz" has been all about the Reunion Alumnae Panel. Those in attendance have raved, and if you missed it, click the Beyond the Plaid 2019 Panel Video link on this page.

Thank you also to those who have made contributions to the Annual Fund this year! Each of your gifts adds to the ongoing excellence of our alma mater! You can see the benefits of your support all around us. We are thrilled to report the Reunion Class with the highest percent participation this year is the Class of 1994 who celebrated their 25th Reunion with 67% participation! In addition, the class with the highest number of donors to Harpeth Hall goes to…the Class of 2009 with 55 classmates giving back. And finally, the class with the largest number of alumnae coming back for Reunion is the Class of 1979 with 65 classmates attending!

We are not just the products of our time and this place. We are the stewards of her future and the future of the young women there today. Make no mistake, our alma mater needs us every single year to the extent we can be involved as volunteers, share our thoughts and opinions, and make meaningful contributions to the Annual Fund. There are many reasons why I give to the Annual Fund, but gratitude as a proud alumna tops the list. If you have not yet given, I encourage you to join me in making Harpeth Hall a priority and give generously this year.

Giving has never been easier! You can make your donation by cash, check, debit or credit card, or with appreciated securities. You can give online at, Venmo @HarpethHallSchool, or mail a check to 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215. Note: checks must be dated and postmarked by June 30, 2019.

A final thank you … this time to ALL the 2019 Reunion Class Co-Chairs, for your pre-planning, your efforts on the class parties, and your overall contributions to Reunion 2019. From the Milestones Society Luncheon on Friday to Winterim in May classes, from the inspiring and often hilarious Alumnae Panel to every Class party, the "Bear Buzz" is that a grand time was had by all!

Congratulations and best wishes to all,



 Adelaide Davis ‘79
Overall Reunion Chair

2019 Reunion Class Chairs

50th Reunion ‘69
Jennie Bowman
Becky Griffith
Peggy Fillebrown McMurray
Allison Thompson

45th Reunion ‘74
Nancy Neil Adcock
Mary Catherine Bradshaw
Gayle Dunn Hurley
Ellen Fillebrown Vaughn

40th Reunion ‘79
Susan Spickard Gray
Jennifer Orth
Connally Davies Penley

35th Reunion ‘84
Holly Conner
Bunny Stein Cothren

30th Reunion ‘89
Carter Murray Dawson
Jenny Walker Lenderman
Michelle Wolfe Proctor

25th Reunion ‘94
Miller Wild Callen
Ashley McAdams
Mary Pillow Kirk Thompson

20th Reunion ‘99
Kelsey Thompson Bickley
Meg Milam Chamblee
Abby Carden Corts
Annie Biter Duckett

15th Reunion ‘04
Christine Taherian Cahill
Macie Garrett
Kate Davis Lemmons

10th Reunion ‘09
Amy Bonau
Emily Carpenter
Ann Francis Garvey
Sara Hughart

5th Reunion ‘14
Cason Blackwell
Liza Hach
Emily Stewart
Conleigh Werkhaven

Adelaide Davis ‘79