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The Taft Bulletin is published quarterly, in February, May, August, and November, by the Taft School and is distributed free of charge to alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of the school.

Issues from Fall 2009 onward now contain class notes, but are password protected. The password is distributed with the electronic version of each issue.

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Summer 2022

Features

1 Campus, 52 Countries
By Debra Meyers

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.

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Alumni Weekend 2022
Photography by Robert Falcetti, Anne Kowalski, Seamus Conway, and James Shannon

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!

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Alumni Spotlights

Crafting the Message

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.

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Fighting Liver Disease

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.

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Return on Investment

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.

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