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 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. Register here – it’s free!


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 16        Happy Hour in Vero Beach at the home of Kate Burke Walsh ’69 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    • February 17        Lunch in Stuart
    • February 17        Happy Hour in Delray
    • February 18        West Palm Beach/Keys
    • February 19        Naples


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

    • 11:00 am The Class of 1970 will lead the Class of 2020 and enjoy lunch and tour of the school
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 February 21, 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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