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Together While Apart: Episode 7
The Importance of Your Vote



Virtual Chat

Come prepared to talk about voter engagement and what you can do to make your voice heard in this election! How can we use our collective voice to inspire voter participation? 


Join our discussion with

Andrea Hailey, CEO of, and graduate of Miss Porter’s School. She will speak to members about the importance of civic engagement, not just in this election, but in all elections.


She will use her personal story to talk about the importance of voting rights and how she got where she is today. She will also talk about and how the organization helps millions of people to get #VoteReady, and how each individual can play a role in strengthening our democracy.


Join us by clicking here.

Thursday, October 8, 2020
7:00pm - 8:45pm EST

Andrea Hailey

CEO of

Past Events

Together While Apart: Episode 6
Alumni Advocacy and Philanthropy: Strategies for Equity and Impact



Virtual Chat

Drawing on the recent protests and uprisings around racial equity in the United States, this workshop will highlight how independent school alumni can harness their philanthropy to advance equity within their alma maters.


The workshop will provide an overview of both the history and contemporary landscape of philanthropy led by communities of color. Additionally, we will discuss current challenges and opportunities that exist within philanthropy and fundraising related to racial equity, focusing in detail on how philanthropic organizations are developing strategies to become more inclusive. Finally, workshop leaders will join participants in a conversation on how they can cultivate specific strategies for alumni to take back to their alma maters to deepen equitable practices. 

Join our Discussion with: 

1. Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D. 

2. Kim Williams-Pulfer, Ph.D.  


Join us by clicking here.

Thursday, August 6, 2020
7:00pm - 8:45pm EST

Together While Apart: Policing and the Law: Do You See What I See?



Virtual Chat

What is happening in this country that prevents us from convicting police officers for crimes done in plain sight?  What role, if any, do the police unions play in wrongful death cases involving police officers?  What can the courts do? What laws need to be in place to ensure that those responsible for unlawful arrests and deaths are held accountable? What can a concerned citizen do when they witness these incidents? and What can we concerned citizens do to put an end to police violence against black and brown people in this country?

Join our Discussion with: 


Richard Ross Jr., Former Police Commissioner of    Philadelphia. BIO HERE

Judge Charles Hayden, Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge BIO HERE​

Join us by clicking here.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm EST


Together While Apart: Alumni Mobilizing For Impact


Virtual Chat

We know that independent school alumnae/alumni are asking questions about their alma mater's response to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests throughout the country.  


Bring your former classmates of color and join other independent school alumni to share concerns and discuss how to effectively mobilize for impact. You will leave with tips and strategies that will help you to coordinate your efforts. There will be diversity equity and inclusion professionals present to answer your questions and provide some insight.


We invite you to reflect on the following questions:

1. What do you think your alma mater should be saying to their community now? 

2. What do you think your head of school should be doing now?

3. Have you begun to organize alumni from your school?


The following link will take you to the registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the Zoom session.


We strongly encourage you to share this invitation with other independent school alumni of color.

Join us by clicking here.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Together While Apart: Episode 2



Virtual Chat

Join our 2nd virtual session to strengthen our network and ability to help others. During this series, we are bringing together thought leaders from a variety of professions to help us prepare for the post-pandemic reality. Our focus this Thursday will be on the value of mentoring relationships and the strength of professional networks. Dr. Kenneth Alleyne, MD will share his story and thoughts about mentorship programs. 


We invite you to reflect on how mentors and sponsors have impacted your life, and on what makes a mentor a good mentor. The following link will take you to the registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the Zoom session.

Join us by clicking here.

Thursday, May 28th
7:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Mind Your Business



Virtual Chat

You are invited to attend the First CPS Community Connections virtual Forum focused on “Getting your Financial Affairs in Order.”  Attorney Sharon Wilson, the Forum presenter has committed her professional career to advocate for and deliver quality service to her clients with their Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and other related estate planning needs. Her legal tenure has been built on helping her clients create a solid plan and navigating through the legalities of estate planning and probate litigation.


Join us

Thursday, May 14th 





(First 20 registrants will receive a free copy of Sharon Wilson's Book.)


Help Your Lower and Middle School Students Learn New Languages and Expand The(ir) World 




Hosted by: Independent Trust

Presenter: Amirah Cummings, Founder of The Cummings School of Language


Agenda: 30-minute Information Session about

"The (ir) World Global Campus.


Join us: 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

2 pm EST



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Together While Apart: Episode 1



Virtual Chat

The pandemic of 2020 is illuminating our co-dependency and responsibility to each other. How is this true for you? In what ways have you noticed this co-dependency? What can we do now to prepare for that period? What have we learned or re-learned that can contribute to our individual and collective success, in class, at work, in community?

Join us in the first virtual session designed to explore these questions while strengthening our network of support for each other.

Sign up here.

Participate in this virtual chat by clicking here
Thursday, April 30th
7:00pm - 8:00pm

DC Event



Alumni/Alumnae are invited to attend!

Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided

Come see old friends and make new ones! We’re building community, networking,

mentoring, and making an impact!

If you are an independent school alumnus of color and have not already joined, go to and complete the signup. Follow us on Facebook and Linked

In! If you have questions, contact Trina Gary at


Washington, DC

Hosted by: 

Monique and Elihu Miles


Saturday, January 25, 2020

1:00 pm- 3:00 pm


Sheridan School

4400 36th St NW, Washington DC



Boston Event

Boston, MA

We have been traveling the country to meet, network, socialize and discuss The Value of Serving on Boards and How to Serve Effectively and Purposefully.  We thank our sponsor, The Advent School, for bringing this network to the Boston area!  

Come make new connections and meet our panelists, Lori Watson, Thayer Academy alumnus, and Michael Hyman, The Governor's Academy alumnus. 

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Hosted by: 

The Advent School

15 Brimmer Street


Saturday, May 4, 2019

3:00 pm- 5:00 pm



Saturday, October 20, 2018

2:30- 4:30 pm.



4400 36th St. NW, Washington, DC

Hosted By:


DC Event

A shout out to our Advisory Board member, Monique Miles and Elihu Miles for sponsoring this event!  

Come see old friends and make new ones, including meeting Monique Miles, Director of the Forum for Community Solutions, Aspen Institute; and Elihu Miles, Principal, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner, Saxiom Advisors.  


Drawing from their personal and professional Board experience, they will be facilitating a conversation on “The Value of Serving on Boards and How to Prepare to Be An Effective Board Member.” This will be followed by our “Meet and Connect Networking Time.”

Washington, DC



Independent Trust @ Ballard Spahr LLP

Philadelphia, PA

Thank you Ballard Spahr, LLP for hosting our event for aspiring lawyers studying in the Philadelphia area, and thank you Ebenezer Gyasi, Phillips Exeter Academy alumnus and aspiring lawyer, for getting the word out!  Everyone enjoy the pics below.



Independent Trust NYC EVENT

You will hear from both Rhonda Auguste and Michael Gary to discuss 'The value of serving on boards and how to prepare to be effective board members.'

New York, NY




Independent Trust Alumni Gathering

Greenwich, CT

Thank you to Greenwich Academy and Gloria Fernández - Tearte for hosting our first Independent Trust event on June 8th!


“The first meeting of Independent Trust was extremely uplifting and motivating for me. I could feel the positive energy as I listened to the stories of other members and their reasons for participating in the group. It was electrifying! I'm glad I could be a part of something like this on the ground level and look forward to all the great things to come from it.”  

Ken Aboagye-Adinkra

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