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Alumni Governing Council

An essential measure of the strength of a school is its alumni. Schools with healthy alumni involvement and support add immeasurable benefits to an institution, from admissions and development, to networking and prestige. The Alumni Governing Council (AGC) was established in 1990 by Trustee and current parent Keith Ausbrook '73 with the help of Janet Trowbridge Bohlen ’43 (Trustee Emeritus and past parent) and Sally Hand Herren ’54 (past parent and past faculty). Representing Potomac’s largest constituency group, the AGC has a mission to increase the global reach of the alumni network, Reunion participation, and Annual Giving.


From its inception, the AGC was instrumental in hosting and organizing popular Potomac events, such as Christmas Revels and Reunions. Over the years its influence and focus changed to adapt to the needs of the school and, at the same time, worked to preserve key aspects of the school’s traditions and values. In recent years, the alumni community has become a vibrant and active force at The Potomac School. From a low of only four members a few years ago, the AGC climbed back to the 26 active members it has today. Alumni participation in the Annual Fund has grown 8 percent over the past few years, with a goal of growing even further.

Today, the AGC is a thriving group that has introduced exciting new initiatives, such as an involved Young Alumni group and regular networking events. The Potomac Way Committee is currently defining its role in school traditions and working with leaders of the senior class to help our new Upper School forge its own traditions. The Alumni Advisory Committee to the Head Search was active in recruiting interested alumni to the committee and involving alumni in the search for a new Head of School. The recent success of Reunions has also been bolstered by AGC engagement. All in all Potomac has a thriving, active community of alumni volunteers, who are working hard to reinvigorate and reconnect alumni to the school. They are here to listen to and serve the alumni community. If you have ideas or are interested in serving, please contact me or Director of Alumni Relations Laura Miller.

Sincerely,

Sandy Gentles '94
AGC President

Ways To Get Involved

The Potomac community thrives thanks to the support of alumni volunteers. Click here it see how to get involved.