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Thank you to all those who celebrated Alumni/ae Weekend 2024! On behalf of the Friends’ Central family, we want to express our sincere appreciation for the warmth, stories, and vibrant energy you brought back to our school.


If you are interested in alumni/ae volunteer opportunities please reach out to alumni@friendscentral.org.

 

Stay tuned for information about Alumni/ae Weekend 2025!

Photo Gallery from Alumni/ae Weekend 2024 - Friday, May 3

Alumni/ae Weekend 2024 - Friday

Photo Gallery from Alumni/ae Weekend 2024 - Saturday, May 4

Alumni/ae Weekend 2024 - Saturday

Distinguished Alumni/ae

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.

2024 Distinguished Alumni/ae

Judy Kirk Meyer ’74 will be recognized as a Friends’ Central School Distinguished Alumna at Alumni/Ae Weekend 2024 in honor of her many years of service to FCS and her family's commitment to Quaker education.

Judy earned a BS in Food Marketing from St. Joseph's University and her career in sales started as one of the first women in the food service industry.  Yet her interest in healthcare and innovative technology ultimately led her to a 30 year career in medical device sales, winning sales rep of the year  and region of the year multiple times while also receiving the The Jeff Pierce Award in 2013.  

Judy’s family maintains strong ties with FCS.  Her brother David Kirk ’69 is a member of the alumni community and her father, David Kirk served as a faculty member for many years and his commitment to the students and faculty at FCS served as a guiding compass for Judy and her brothers personal and professional lives.  Judy shares her life with her cherished husband, Bill, daughter, Eliza (namesake for Eliza Blackburn, an FCS teacher and very good friend of the Kirk family), son, Andrew, and grandchildren, Malin and Waylon.

Lisa Kay Solomon '89 will be recognized by Friends' Central School as a Distinguished Alumna at Alumni/ae Weekend 2024 for her outstanding accomplishments in furthering the fields of design and civic leadership, helping more leaders think expansively about how to shape more positive futures in times of increasing uncertainty.

Named one to the Thinkers 50 Radar list in 2022 and of ixDA’s Women of Design 2020, her work blends imagination with possibility, building the capacity to take the long view when today’s problems seem overwhelming.  Lisa co-authored the bestselling books Moments of Impact that Accelerate Change, and Design A Better Business, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. Lisa created the popular LinkedIn Learning Courses Leading Like a Futurist and Redesigning How We Work for 2021, and has written extensively on helping leaders productively navigate ambiguity through teachable and learnable practices.

Currently a Designer in Residence at the Stanford school, Lisa focuses on bridging the disciplines of futures and design thinking, creating experiences like “Inventing the Future” and "The Future’s Happening" to help students learn and practice the skills they don’t yet know they need. Lisa’s brother, Stephen Kay ’87, is also a member of the FCS alumni/ae community.