From the Head of School
Welcome to the 2008–09 Annual Report
and thank you to the 3,975 donors who contributed to Loomis Chaffee
during the past fiscal year. As I learned in my first year at Loomis
Chaffee, the school is fortunate to have such a loyal and vast network
of alumni, parents, and friends who help the school to advance its
mission, year in and year out. I have enjoyed meeting so many of you in
my first year, whether it be here on the Island or in the various
pockets of the country that I visited on behalf of the school.
is no question that this was a fiscally challenging year for most of
us, including the school. We cannot thank you enough for sticking with
us during these tougher times. Loomis Chaffee is a fantastic
educational institution and your investment in our students and faculty
makes an immediate impact on their futures and on our increasingly
global society. The school is in terrific shape thanks to your
Once again, the Annual Report is “online”
rather than on paper. Not only does this save the school money, but it
also provides you with the information digitally as more and more of
you have been requesting. As you will note from reviewing the report,
the 2008–09 Annual Fund “Honor a Teacher” theme was well-received by
many—indeed, one-third of the gifts this year honored our teachers.
Thank you again for your support, and I hope to see you this year.