Each year, two Friends' Central alumni/ae are selected to receive the designation of Distinguished Alumnus/a. With pride and appreciation, the recipients of this honor are listed below, along with a brief statement noting the highlights of their accomplishments.
Deborah Peltz Fedder '79
For her many years of service to Friends’ Central School and her commitment to the community.
Ray Lohier '84
In recognition of his years of achievement and dedication to the law.
Ty Stiklorius '93
For her accomplishments in the field of music and her commitment to culturally transformative artists and initiatives.
Benj Pasek '03
For his achievements as an award-winning songwriter and composer for musical theater, films, and television.
Tonya Evans '87
For her achievements in law and her commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusivity.
James R. Rutenberg '87
For his commitment to truth and transparency through his work in journalism.
Dan Biddle '71
For his outstanding contributions in the field of journalism and his lifetime commitment to social justice.
Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin '61
For her artistic vision and accomplishments in the field of photography.
Sarah Mendelson '80
For her outstanding accomplishments in promoting human rights throughout the world.
Jonathan Rieder '65
For his outstanding scholarship in the field of education and his lifetime commitment to social justice.
Betsy Markland Schwartz '59
For her lifetime commitment to social justice.
Mark Silberberg '84
For his outstanding accomplishments in the field of innovative education.