Throughout the academic year, members of the Baldwin Community are invited to attend and participate in a number of programs hosted by The Office of Advancement and Alumnae Engagement.
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Women on the Rise
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
This is a question often asked of youth from as early as pre-school. Our Women on the Rise Speaker Series intends to show girls there are many different paths to explore by giving access to women who are harnessing their passions and forging new paths. These women are role models for the girls of today and they share their journey revealing successes as well as failures and how they work to pursue their dreams. These events are free and open to the public.
Kicking off our 2019-20 speaker series, we hosted alumna Katayoun M. Copeland '85, former Delaware County District Attorney on December 10.
As a graduate of The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr College and Temple University's Beasley School of Law, Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland has a distinguished 26-year prosecutorial career. Prior to being appointed by the Delaware County Board of Judges as the District Attorney in January 2018, Ms. Copeland served as a member of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for six years, assigned to its Narcotics and Organized Crime Section. District Attorney Copeland previously served for 19 years in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.
District Attorney Copeland, in recognition of her ongoing dedication and commitment to public service during her local and federal tenures as a prosecutor, has received various awards and accolades from numerous agencies including the Marple Township, Media Borough, and Upper Darby Township police departments, as well as the Pennsylvania State Police, Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division, Drug Enforcement Administration and a Special Achievement Award for the successful prosecution of a violent, large-scale Philadelphia drug trafficking gang from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
As Chair of the Delaware County Heroin Task Force, Ms. Copeland has been the driving force behind opioid prevention and awareness initiatives that have received national and state-wide recognition. Through her leadership, the Heroin Task Force continues its effort to address the opioid epidemic, while taking a holistic and restorative approach to individuals whose crimes are rooted in drug addiction through the implementation of proactive programs and initiatives.
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Alex Wake '05 Memorial 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk
The Alex Wake ’05 Memorial Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk is held annually at The Baldwin School to raise awareness of domestic violence and to celebrate the life of Alex Wake ’05 who was herself a victim of a senseless act of domestic violence.
Alex was a joyful and vibrant member of the community and an enthusiastic participant in school activities, including the Cross Country and Winter Track Teams.
In her honor, Baldwin established the Alex Wake ’05 Memorial Scholarship Fund which assists a qualified young woman such as Alex in the pursuit of a college preparatory education at The Baldwin School. Proceeds from the Run/Walk fund this perpetual scholarship in her name.
The Community Auction & Dinner is the School’s largest parent-lead fundraiser. Year-long efforts involve parents in a variety of leadership roles, which result in generous sponsorships and hundreds of silent and live auction donations.
Each spring, alumnae, parents and friends of the School enjoy an evening of celebration, fundraising and fellowship. A special theme is developed and is woven throughout all programming and advertising.
Proceeds from the Auction provide outstanding academic and athletic programs, scholarships, tools for our faculty, a rich community environment and much more.
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BRAVA Arts Benefit
The "Fall for the Arts" Benefit features a cocktail reception followed by a concert with performances by faculty members, alumnae and friends of Baldwin. With a once-in-a-lifetime lineup, this not to be missed event is held in the Simpson Center. Proceeds from the event benefit the arts at The Baldwin School.
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Golf and Tennis Benefit for the Bears
Research has repeatedly shown that when girls participate in sports they learn important life skills such as teamwork, leadership and confidence.
The Golf and Tennis Benefit for the Bears is designed to accomplish two important goals. Primarily, to inspire our student–athletes, our participants and our community to take the lessons of athletic equality worldwide. Secondly, to raise needed funds.
This event is the only fundraising event for The Baldwin School Athletic Program. 100% of funds raised, less event cost, will directly benefit Baldwin’s athletic offerings and our student-athletes.
Every May, alumnae celebrating milestone reunions return to campus. Alumnae enjoy reconnecting with friends and faculty in addition to rediscovering their favorite campus spaces. The weekend includes an Alumnae dinner, honoring alumnae award recipients and opportunities for alumnae to interact with the Baldwin girls of today. The Office of Advancement and Alumnae Engagement partners with class reunion committees to provide a full weekend of activities.