Taft held its Commencement ceremony for graduates, guests, and the school community under the large tent on Rockwell Field.
During the 2021–22 academic year, the Taft School community included students from 52 unique home cultures and countries. Their unique, authentic, and diverse voices helped shape the conversation and culture at Taft, and elevated every aspect of the Taft School experience.
From the Alumni Parade and All-Alumni Dinner to celebrations of 50 years of coeducation at Taft, more than 500 alumni from 16 different reunion classes attended 40 different events over three days during Alumni Weekend 2022! It was big, bold, and a blast!
Liz Shepherd Bourgeois ’05
Liz Shepherd Bourgeois ’05, senior spokesperson for the secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, has the huge task of communicating clearly about economic programs, the state of the economy, and the Department’s work domestically and with other countries.
Donna Henry Cryer ’88
As a three-decade liver transplant survivor, Donna Henry Cryer ’88 leads the Global Liver Institute, a multinational patient-driven advocacy organization that she founded which is dedicated to fighting liver disease and finding treatments to help those with liver illnesses and other rare diseases live as fully as possible.
Ben Freedman ’08, Brendan Maaghul ’08, & Mark Lentini ’08
2008 classmates Freedman, Maaghul, and Lentini cofounded the start-up Boomerang to simplify the returns process when shopping online. Using their combined career experience in retail, shipping and delivery services, and finance, Boomerang partners with online retailers and package carriers to enable customers to return unwanted items directly from home.
Kate Parks Schaefer ’05
Schaefer has been a tireless advocate for protecting the natural environment for years. Now she’s passionate about her work as director of land protection for South Carolina’s Open Land Trust, trying to protect irreplaceable coastal land in the Lowcountry region.