As a member of the St. John’s School Alumni Association, you are an important part of the School’s tradition and community. Perhaps now more than ever, we are acutely aware of the strength of our community. With the recent advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global call for social distancing, many of us are adjusting to new ways of interacting and gathering with one another, namely we are navigating digital pathways to remain connected.
While our physical interactions are limited, I invite you to remain involved with the SJS community through a number of online opportunities. First, if you have not already, I encourage you to join The St. John’s Network, our private alumni portal, which allows you to engage with fellow alumni and stay in the know on networking, employment, and service opportunities. Additionally, to ensure you receive all school communications, please log in to our website and make sure your preferred contact information is up to date. When you visit our site, also be sure to check out upcoming events and ways to volunteer. Although we have to pause some of our programs, these are the best places to keep checking back in and to remain informed.
As we all continue to navigate this new “normal,” know you remain an invaluable part of our School community, and we are here to support you. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns. Be well.
After eight years working in alumni engagement and alumni programming, Lorin Crater has moved into a new role focusing on endowment giving and legacy planning. This newly established role will focus on securing the School's future by growing the endowment with unrestricted support, establishing new endowment funds, and securing estate gifts from the greater St. John's community. For more information on how to leave a legacy at St. John's, please reach out to Lorin directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura joined the Advancement Team in March and is looking forward to continuing the important work of engaging alumni with the School. Laura's focus will be on strengthening alumni programming and engaging alumni beyond their class year and in their interest areas. Laura has most recently served as a member of the Board at the Weekley Family YMCA and has past development experience at the Houston Zoo and Baylor College of Medicine.
Shannon also joined the Advancement Team in March and is responsible for supporting the daily operations of our various alumni programs including the internship program, the St. John’s Network, and alumni events. She will also support alumni committees and volunteers in their daily operational needs.
Zachary began his career at HBO as a production assistant. He quickly worked his way up the ranks on four consecutive Emmy Award-winning documentaries and the Emmy Award-winning series 24/7, working as a field producer and cinematographer. In 2012, he left HBO to complete his feature debut, the multi-award-winning film, Cutie and the Boxer, which he both directed and shot.