Alumni Association Welcome
On behalf of the Rivers Alumni Association, welcome to the Rivers community! We are pleased to have you as part of a special community that is almost 100 years in the making.
When I graduated from Rivers more than 25 years ago, I knew the quality of my experience - the rigorous academics, leadership skills, and friendships I developed - would serve me well both personally and professionally. Today, Rivers has built upon the traditions of “Excellence with Humanity” and remains true to developing students to be future leaders who possess integrity and perseverance. More importantly, Rivers continues to evolve. I am constantly struck by the innovative curriculum, the outstanding faculty who encourage excellence in the classroom and nurture the unique and outstanding qualities of their students, and the leadership that is demonstrated by school administration, faculty, and students.
As Rivers alumni, we serve the important role of offering support and mentorship to the current student body. The vibrant community we create allows us to remain connected and give back to the school. There are many ways to become involved - host an intern in your workplace, offer to be a mentor through the career development network, or participate in the Rivers golf tournament which offers important financial assistance to students to ensure the school remains diverse and accessible regardless of one’s financial background. You can also simply attend the alumni open skates, sign up for the school’s alumni database, or check out Rivers’ Twitter and Facebook pages to share and learn about other alumni. And, of course, your financial support is always welcome!
By being involved in the Alumni Association and giving back to Rivers, we are supporting the academic and social well-being of our future leaders. We are also contributing to a healthy environment where current students can have as rich an experience as we once did. Personally, I have found the more I give, the more I get back in return. I am honored to serve as your President and look forward to welcoming you back to Rivers.
Larry Glazer ’86
|Made up of alumni from the 1940s to the 2000s, The Rivers School Alumni Council serves to keep Rivers' 3,000-plus alumni connected to the school. Each year the Alumni Council sponsors and works hard on several initiatives including the Annual Fund, Alumni Excellence Award, the Rivers Cup, the Alumni Golf Tournament to Benefit Financial Aid, and more. Click here to see the 2013-2014 Alumni Council members.
The Alumni Excellence Award is presented annually by the Rivers Alumni Association to as many as three alumni who have led their colleagues and made lasting contributions in their fields. The first Alumni Excellence Awards were given in 2001.
|2013 Alumni Excellence Award Recipient - Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg ‘74|
The Alumni Excellence Award is presented each year to Rivers alumni who display extraordinary achievement within their career field or through an outstanding commitment to social, political, or other volunteer cause.
Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg ’74 was appointed Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research in 2010. Prior to that he served as Coordinator for Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1874 on North Korea, Ambassador to Bolivia, Chief of Mission in Pristina, Kosovo, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Santiago, Chile. A career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, Goldberg has held a variety of other positions in the State Department and overseas in Colombia and South Africa. He is a graduate of Boston University.
|Alumni Excellence Award Recipients|
Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg ‘74
Westy Saltonstall '612011:
Stan Soloway '712010:
David I. Steinberg '462009:
James H. Lowell '792008:
Paul I. Karofsky '622007:
William A. Christmas '572006:
David R. Sutherland '632004:
John T. Noonan '44
Michael B. Seligman '542003:
Joseph I. Banner '71 2002:
David S. Lamb '58 2001:
Glen W. Bowersock '532001
: Richard G. Darman '60
|The Rivers Cup is given annually by the Alumni Association to the alumnus who has shown extraordinary dedication to The Rivers School.|
|2013 Rivers Cup Recipient - Matthew D. Tobin ’90|
Matthew D. Tobin ’90, the 2013 recipient of the Rivers Cup, has been a loyal and involved member of the Alumni Association since the day he graduated, participating in phonathons, leading reunion committees, and attending just about every alumni event on campus.. An incredibly dedicated member of the Alumni Council for over a decade, he served on the Nominating, Annual Fund, Reunion, and Executive Committees. Matt started the Golf Tournament in 2000 and remained on the Golf Committee as chair until 2011. As Alumni Association President, he passionately led with fierce devotion, setting challenging goals and not letting up until they were passed. He has helped to reengage many alumni and raised participation on many levels, while finding the time to bring his family to campus for skating, face painting, and cheering on the Red Wings. Rivers is deeply appreciative of his long-standing commitment to the school.
|Rivers Cup Recipients|
2012: L. Jeffrey Lowenstein ‘77
2011: Charles J. Abrams '88
2010: Roger Tackeff ’72 P’10
2009: Patrick T. Daley '84
2008: Alan D. Rose '87
2007: Robert E. Buonato '81
2006: Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl '59
2005: James B. Taylor '43
2004: Nicholas B. Petri '72
2003: George C. Alex '77
2002: Morris Gordon '45
2001: Bruce A. Taylor '73
2000: Edward I. Shifman, Jr. '61
1999: Gregory H. Cahill '77
1998: Charles M. Warshaver '78
1998: Thomas M. Navoni '78
1997: John B. Jarzavek (honorary)
1996: Nelson D. Hooe, Jr. '47
1995: James A. Navoni '70
1994: Christopher R. Kelly '65
1993: Clifford L. White '76
1992: Robert Y. Lider '67
1991: Hathorn P. Brown '35
1990: Louis J. Grossman '67
1989: Endicott P. Saltonstall '59
1988: A. Tozzer Spalding '62
1987: Kevin A. Hurley '85
1986: Paul Licht (honorary)
1985: F. Ervin Prince (honorary)
1984: Kenneth F. Benjamin '50
1983: Ferdinand Strauss II '34
1982: Philip M. Turner '50
1981: David M. Berwind (honorary)
1980: William B. Tyler '43
1979: Kenneth P. MacPherson '42
1978: David J. Feldman '62
1977: Frank S. Waterman III '41
1976: Frederick W. Haffenreffer '38
The Rivers School Alumni Council Distinguished Service Award
|This award is presented to a member of the Rivers Alumni Association who has displayed a long term commitment of service and support to the Alumni Council and to The Rivers School.|
|2012 Rivers School Alumni Council Distinguished Service Award - Mr. Arthur M. Love ‘52|
A loyal, dedicated, thoughtful, and proud member of the alumni body, Arthur M. Love, class of 1952, has been a volunteer for Rivers for decades, serving as a phonathon caller, a reunion chair, an Alumni Council member, a Prize Day presenter, and a champion of The Rivers School year in and year out. He comes to meetings, engages students in discussions, and shares his enthusiastic support of his school with all around him. We are proud to honor Art Love with the Alumni Council Distinguished Service Award.
Alumni Association Downloads
As a member of The Rivers School Alumni Association, there are several opportunities to get involved with the Rivers community. Come back to campus, lend a hand, catch up with friends and faculty, expand your professional network, and contribute your time to Rivers!
Alumni Committees Overview
Please contact Advancement Assistant Cheryl Malcolm at email@example.com with any questions regarding networking opportunities or becoming an alumni career mentor.