Alumnae Events

Alum Reunion Save the Date

RECONNECT and REMINISCE at Alumnae Weekend!

Reunion or no reunion, all alumnae are invited to join us Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2019. We will especially recognize the classes ending in "4" and "9" as they celebrate their milestone reunions.

9 am – 12 noon - Campus tours/sit in on classes
Check out the renovated spaces and see how the teachers utilize our new innovative classrooms.

7 pm – 10 pm – “Girls Night Out”
Calling All Alumnae!
Reunion Classes 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 will receive special recognition!
Class photos will be taken at 8:00 pm after the Alumna of the Year Award
Food, drinks, music, and party favors for everyone!

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

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 keep your children, ages 2 years – 12 years of age, entertained with activities.

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 – time and locations to be announced

Bethesda Marriott Suites
6711 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817 • (301) 897-5600
The Bolger Center
9600 Newbridge Dr, Potomac, MD 20854 • (301) 983-7000

There are many activities in the Washington area during our Alumnae Weekend, so don’t miss out on getting a room. Click here for a list of additional hotels that are in close proximity to Holy Child’s campus.

 Please contact Suzi Montes de Oca at 301-365-0955, ext. 2122 or with questions.

Reunion Class Celebrations
The Holy Child Alumnae Council invites you to celebrate your reunion at Holy Child. Come back and hear our students' perspectives about your alma mater while touring the school. Our girls are excited to show you their innovative classrooms and innovated community spaces.

Whether this is your 5-year or 45-year reunion, plan to reconnect and reminisce with classmates and faculty over cocktails and dinner in the McShain Library! Dedicated class tables will be reserved for reunion classes (classes ending in "4" and "9") and decade tables will be set up for non-reunion classes. If you want to join a planning committee, please email Suzi Montes de Oca.

We will honor the class of 1969's 50th reunion at Graduation on June 7.
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 Alumnae Reunion Weekend Dinner. Click here to submit your nomination for this award.

See previous Alumna of the Year Award recipients.

Campus Events

  • March 1-2 - Upper School Musical: Mamma Mia!
  • March 9 – Gala
  • April 25 – Evening of the Arts:  a showcase of our students’ work in the gym from 5pm – 7pm
  • June 7 - Graduation and Class of 1969's 50th Reunion and Luncheon and Campus Tour
50th Anniversary Reunion
Class of 1969 
Dates and Times: Thursday, June 6/Friday, June 7
Location: Dinner at 5:00 pm at the home of Margo Colbert Keegan/Graduation at 11:00 am at Holy Child followed by lunch and tour of campus.
Planning Committee: Margo Colbert Keegan
45th Anniversary Reunion
Class of 1974
Date:  Saturday, April 27, 6:00 pm at the home of Debby Edwards Demaree
Planning Committee:  Alicia Ryan Karanian, Annie Sacasa, Suzi Norris Montes de Oca, Debby Edwards Demaree
40th Anniversary Reunion
Class of 1979
Date: Saturday, April 27, at 6:00 pm at the home of Stephie Farrell
Planning Committee: Eileen Stevens Spencer and Stephie Farrell

35th Anniversary Reunion
Class of 1984
Date: Saturday, April 27, at 6:00 pm at the home of Irene McGarry’s mom
Planning Committee: Amy Baldwin Doherty and Ann Bouchard Kerrigan

10th Anniversary Reunion
Class of 2009
Date:  Saturday, April 27, at 8:00 pm at Bar Deco in Washington, DC
Planning Committee: Kelsey Albanese Jones and Rebecca Railey Cauffman


Dani Perraut DeWitt
Chief Advancement Officer
301.365.0955 x2123

Suzi Montes de Oca
Director of Development
301.365.0955 x2122

Sara Jamison
Annual Giving Manager
301.365.0955 x2229

Claire Drummond
Parent Relations
301.365.0955 x2208