Alums in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. had the opportunity to meet members of the Advancement team and Head of School Dr. Scott D. Fech. Alums shared stories of WT’s transformative influence on their lives, lifelong friendships forged, and their pride in the current state of the school.

Chicago as Our Campus

(Back Row, L-R) David Wollam, Susan Morrow ’84, Amiena Mahsoob, Kathryn ‘Katie’ Maser Belviso ’99, Jean Silvestri ’72, Scott Fech, Rick Soria (holding son Beckett); (Front Row, L-R) Margery ‘Margie’ Kamin Feitler ’82, Suzie Desai A’91, Lauren Raphael ’87

In October, Dr. Scott Fech and Director of Finance David Wollam attended the INDEX (Independent School Data Exchange) Annual Meeting. Scott’s husband Rick Soria, son Beckett, and Director of Alumnae/i Relations Amiena Mahsoob joined him for a lunch at The Gage to meet area alumnae.

Los Angeles as Our Campus

(Back Row, L-R) Ming Ting, Shirley Lin ’00, Director of Advancement Monica Manes Gay, Amy Hirschman Solomon ’99; (Middle Row, L-R) Scott Fech (standing), Lionel Levine ’06, Jackie Ryczek, Lucinda ‘Cindy’ Cyert Steffes ’69, Gretchen Larson Maslanka ’83; (Front Row, L-R) Blake Reading ’10, Consuelo ‘Connie’ Staisey Woodhead ’66, William ‘Will’ Farnsworth ’15, Gene Steffes

Gretchen Larson Maslanka ’83 and Trustee Andrew Santelli ’00 hosted a Your City as Our Campus event at the iconic Hollywood restaurant Smoke House to coincide with Dr. Scott Fech’s travel to Long Beach, California for the annual National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Conference.

Philadelphia as Our Campus

(Counterclockwise) Natalie Kaufman Levant ’49, Linda Welsh, Christopher Bloh, Gaynelle Peebles Bloh ’88, Max Rogow ’16, Fay Blelloch ’16, Olivia Carb ’07, Brea Heidelberg ’02, Kristopher ‘Kris’ Pepper ’08, Sophie Burkholder ’16, Tamir Frank ’16, Amiena Mahsoob, Andrew Wickerham ’06, Scott Fech, Michelle Wion Chitty, and Hallie Levant

Brea Heidelberg ’02, Andrew Wickerham ’06, and Tamir Frank ’16 hosted the Your City as Our Campus event at Porta Philadelphia in Center City. They were joined by Associate Director of Advancement Michelle Wion Chitty and Director of Alumnae/i Relations Amiena Mahsoob, who were in Philadelphia for the CASE-NAIS Conference, and by Dr. Scott Fech.

WT’s Young Alums

WT’s young alums are doing amazing things in Pittsburgh, across the country, and around the world. Recently, many of them reconnected at WT for four special events.

Home from College

Students gather and chat

Annual Home from College Luncheon Current college students were invited back to the City Campus just before Winter Break to reconnect with Upper School students, faculty, and staff. This year, a panel of these alums …

The Mon Valley Medium Debut

Alec Silberblatt ’08 debuted his latest show at WT this past February. The one-person show, The Mon Valley Medium, was written by Alec and directed by Moira O’Sullivan. The show explores a local Pittsburgh man’s struggles with guilt, revenge, and redemption. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed the performance of this darkly comedic murder mystery set in the hills of the Mon Valley. All proceeds from the evening helped benefit WT’s Performing Arts Department.

Nathaniel Winschel ’14 Memorial Lecture Series

Monday, April 15 marked the inaugural event of the Nathaniel Winschel ’14 Memorial Lecture Series. The series, established by Nate’s mother, Kate Stainton, and funded by generous donors, honors Nate by sharing his passion for history. This first lecture featured historian and WT alumnus parent Dr. Rob Ruck from the University of Pittsburgh. He spoke about how people use sport to tell a collective story about who they are–to themselves and the world.