Alumnae Events


Upcoming Events 

Please join us at one or more of these events. In addition to the dates listed below, regional gatherings will take place in Florida and NYC and our Alumnae Council will be hosting two business panel discussions this year. Stay tuned for information on these events.

January 2 – Gonzaga Business Network Career Fair

Gonzaga Business Network Career Fair for alums 2009-2019 looking for an internship, new job, resume review and interview techniques.  It’s all free from 5pm – 8pm.  Plan to attend with classmates, then make a night of it and go out to dinner afterwards. Click here to view a video about the GBN Career Fair (you might even recognize some Holy Child alums).


January 5 – Epiphany Mass/Sr. Connie Craig Celebration 

Everyone in the Holy Child community is invited to attend this special mass at 10am as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sister Connie as a Holy Child nun!  Join us as she renews her vows during mass and celebrate this milestone at a reception afterwards in Connelly Commons.


January 6 – Class of 2019 returns to speak to senior class

Class of 2019 returns to speak to the senior class about their first semester of college.


January 15 - “Say Thanks” Day/Cornelia Connelly Birthday Mass


January 22 - Alumnae Discussions Networking Event

Women and Investing is a new alumnae event that will take place from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the office of Giselle Cruz Colavita ’96, Vice President of Charles Schwab, located at 7401 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 in Bethesda, MD, conveniently located across the street from the Bethesda Metro.  Panelists Giselle Cruz Colavita, Sarah Novak Nesbitt ’00, and Jaci Appel '00 will discuss important financial decisions women are making these days and provide roadmaps and advice as you plot your course.


February 18 – 20 - Regional Gatherings

On the Road Again to Florida!  Would you like to host a get-together in your city?  Contact Suzi Montes de Oca


February 28, 29 - Bye, Bye Birdie (Upper School Musical)


March 7 - Gala

Believe, Belong, Become: Celebrating the Holy Child Spirit at Holy Child from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


April 3 – Bingo

BINGO in the Gym for people of all ages! It’s fun for the whole family!  Bring your friends and neighbors!  Food concessions will be available as well as raffle tickets for some wonderful baskets!  The proceeds from this event will help the Washington School for Girls send their 8th grade class on an overnight field trip to the Karen Noonan Center on the Chesapeake Bay.


April 4 – Lenten Morning of Reflection

Lenten Morning Reflection is a new alumnae event from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon in the Chapel. This morning will give us a chance to look at our lives and spend some time with the Lord reflecting on the themes of mercy and forgiveness. More information to follow.


April 21 – Actions Not Words Day


April 22 - Evening of the Arts


April 24 - 25 - Career Day & Alumnae Weekend

Alumnae Weekend is in its 2nd full year and we are excited to include Career Day on Friday, April 24!  We welcome alumnae from all career paths to come to campus to informally talk to our juniors and seniors about your college and internship experiences, and the career you are in today and where you see yourself in the next 5 or 10 years!


June 5 - Class of 2020 graduation /Class of 1970 50th Reunion

Alumnae Weekend & Reunions

Join the fun at Holy Child’s largest alumnae event of the year. We hope to see you here!



Campus Tours

10am – 12 noon – Tours of the campus and sit in on classes

Career Day

11:30am – 12:30 pm Alumnae Career Day participants are invited to enjoy lunch in the Connelly Commons

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Alumnae from all career paths are invited to participate in panel discussions with our students about your career choices and plans.

Girls Night Out!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ALL ALUMNAE are invited to attend our largest alumnae event of the year!

Reunion classes will receive special recognition.

Alumna of the Year presentation

Food, drinks, music and party favors for everyone!

Click here for photos from Alumnae Weekend 2019 (link to photos from Alumnae Weekend)



Golden Years Celebration

12:30 pm – 2 pm Luncheon with Sr. Connie Craig for the “Golden Years” in McShain Library
1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970

2 pm – 3 pm Alumnae Service Project in Billingsley Hall
Come one, come all! Bring your family! Many hands make light work as we live Actions Not Words and gather to prepare breakfast bags for the homeless.

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Children’s activities in Billingsley Hall
Alumnae can enjoy the talks in McShain Library while Holy Child students meet with your children, ages 2 years – 12 years of age.

3:30 pm History of Cornelia Connelly and the State of the School Report in McShain Library
Sr. Connie Craig and Dr. Shannon Gomez, Head of School, will tell the interesting story of our founder, Cornelia Connelly, and explain how Holy Child today is always taking steps to live her mission.

4:30 pm Mass in Chapel

Reunion Class Get-togethers off Campus



Reunion classes ending in “0” and 5”) may want to plan their own evening Saturday, April 25. If you want to join the planning committee, please email Suzi Montes de Oca.


55th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 1965

Planning Committee: Cathy Caspar Delahay


50th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 1970

Planning Committee:  Nancy Forbes Ephraim, Patti Gannon Garayta, Bonnie Mack Barker


45th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 1975

Planning Committee:  Karen Denison Clark, Cheryl Becker Grandy, Lisa Metzger, Ann Cassidy Principe


40th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 1980

Planning Committee:  Jennifer McCloskey,


35th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 1985

Planning Committee:  Pamela Burns, Jen Ralston Kress


30th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 1990

Planning Committee:  Ingrid Ortega Froehner, Maria Daza


25th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 1995

Planning Committee: Martha Nguyen


20th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 2000

Planning Committee:  Jessica Dillon Bieligk, Jen Masi


15th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 2005

Planning Committee:  Irene Firippis, Krista Montes de Oca Kelly, Caitlin McCarthy


10th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 2010

Planning Committee:  Brynn Mayo Jones, Lindsay Edgerley, Ashley Paulos


5th Anniversary Reunion | Class of 2015

Planning Committee:  Allison Bloss, Cece Garner, Caitlyn O'Berry


Alumna of the Year Award Presentation

The Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award is presented to someone who has successfully pursued a life that reflects the values of Christian leadership and commitment to community.

The first Distinguished Alumna of the Year award was presented to Patricia White Radle ’65 in 1987. Since then, the award has been given annually to a Holy Child alumna for outstanding service to the community, for fortitude, and a commitment to improving the quality of life of others and for exemplifying the ideals and character of our founder, Cornelia Connelly.

All alumnae are encouraged to nominate a candidate for this award. The recipient is selected after review of the nomination forms. The award will be presented to the recipient at this year’s GIRLS NIGHT OUT, Friday, April 24 during Alumnae Weekend 2020. Click here to submit your nomination for this award. All nominations must be submitted by January 20, 2020.

See previous Alumna of the Year Award recipients.



Ginger King Shaw was the 2019 Alumna of the Year. Ginger graduated from Boston University on a ROTC scholarship, where she majored in Human Physiology. Ginger has had an accomplished career as an Army officer. As the current Chief of the Strategic Initiatives Group at the US Army Center of Military History, she is one of only 15% of women in the US Army. She is an active volunteer and parent at Holy Child, where her daughter Abigail is in her sophomore year.


Dani Perraut DeWitt
Chief Advancement Officer
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Suzi Montes de Oca
Director of Development
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Sara Jamison
Annual Giving Manager
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Claire Drummond
Parent Relations
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