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In this year's winning New Year's card design contest, the artwork of Sheryl Chen '26 reminds Pingrians of the importance of unity and community.


Over 6,500 members strong, Pingry alumni are engaged, active members of the school community. Over 700 attend Reunion events each year, they support The Pingry Fund and other important financial needs of the school, and they are actively involved in the Pingry network. We welcome you to stay involved—read below to find out how!

Stay Connected

Update Your Contact Information!

The best way to stay connected with Pingry is to make sure we have your current contact information! Send your updated email address, cell phone, and mailing address to in order to receive The Pingry Review alumni magazine, invitations to events, and other important news from campus.


Career Networking -- Pingry LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn Networking Groups:

Have you joined our Pingry Alumni Network on LinkedIn yet? We've also launched several other industry-specific networking groups listed below, so submit your membership requests today via LinkedIn and connect with 2,700+ Pingry professionals.

  • Pingry Alumni Network
  • Pingry Arts Network
  • Pingry Entertainment Network
  • Pingry Innovation & Entrepreneurship Network
  • Pingry Law Network
  • Pingry Marketing Network
  • Pingry Media & Communications Network
  • Pingry Non-Profit & Public Service Network
  • Pingry Real Estate Network
  • Pingry Science Network
  • Pingry Women's Network
  • Pingry on Wall Street




Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni Events: We host 20-30 alumni events each year in New Jersey and in cities from coast to coast. Visit for a look at what’s planned for the next few months, and mark your calendars to attend one of these events—or maybe even offer to host a future event in your city.

Volunteer Opportunities: There are many ways in which you can serve as one of our valuable alumni volunteers: join your class Reunion planning committee, offer to be an industry panelist for Career Day, provide an opportunity for Pingry students looking for an Independent Senior Project, serve as an assistant coach for one of our sports teams, join the Pingry Alumni Association Board, or help drive participation in The Pingry Fund.

Visit Campus: Witness for yourself the limitless energy of today’s students, reconnect with faculty and staff members, and check out all of the incredible changes that have been made over just the past few years.

Contact: Reach out to Pingry’s Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, Holland Sunyak Francisco ’02, at or 908-647-5555 x1284 if you have any questions or to discuss ways in which you can either reconnect with Pingry or increase your involvement within the alumni community.



Supporting Pingry

You can make a difference for our students today, and for the future of Pingry, by supporting The Pingry Fund. Your gift helps to support Pingry athletics, the arts, technology and innovation, financial assistance for our students, and professional development for our faculty. Make a gift today!

If you have any questions about the Alumni Association or about staying involved with Pingry, contact Holland Sunyak Francisco '02, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at or 908-647-5555 ext. 1284.

Pingry Alumni Association Membership

You are considered a member of the Pingry Alumni Association if you have been at any time a student in regular attendance at The Pingry School and/or a graduate of The Pingry School. Any person who was at any time a student in regular attendance at the former Short Hills Country Day School prior to its merger with The Pingry School and/or were a graduate of the former Short Hills Country Day School is also considered a member of the Alumni Association.

Alumni Awards — Submit Your Nominations Here!

Achievement in the Arts Award

The Achievement in the Arts Award is presented to distinguished Pingry graduates or former teachers in recognition of the contributions they have made to artistic pursuits throughout their careers. Established in 2012 during Pingry's Sesquicentennial, the award celebrates the school's commitment to the arts and the growth of the Pingry arts program. An awardee must be recognized by their professional community as having made a significant contribution to their art form. To nominate a Pingry graduate or former teacher, complete this online nomination form or contact Maureen Maher, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at or 908-647-7058.

Award Recipients

2020 -- Scott Loikits '90 -- Architect and Design Director

2019 -- Steve Henry '81 -- Gallery Director

2018 -- Gillian Vigman '90 -- Actress

2017 -- Adam Gardner '91 -- Musician and Environmental Activist

2016 -- Jack Youngelson '85 -- Documentary Filmmaker

2015 -- Joshua Breakstone '73 -- Jazz Guitarist

2014 -- Meredith Ward '78 -- Gallery Owner

2014 -- Chris Bender '89 -- Movie Producer

2013 -- Donald Johnston, Jr. '62 -- Jazz Composer

2013 -- Adam Kalkin '80 -- Architect

2013 -- William Michals '82 -- Professional Singer

2012 -- Harry Allen '82 -- Interior, Product, and Lighting Designer

2012 -- Alfred Fedak '71 -- Organist / Music Minister

2012 -- Miguel Gutierrez '89 -- Dancer / Choreographer / Poet / Teacher

2012 -- Jonathan Sarkin '71 -- Painter


Athletics Hall of Fame

Established in 1991, Pingry’s Athletics Hall of Fame seeks to honor those individuals and teams who have contributed significantly to the school’s great tradition of athletics. Pingry believes in the benefits of strong athletics as a part of the well-rounded student. Along with athletic prowess, the virtues of teamwork, good citizenship, and integrity are also celebrated in the Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Athletics Hall of Fame has now grown to include players, coaches and teams representing both men and women in virtually every sport offered at Pingry, another testament to Pingry’s excellence in athletics.

To nominate a Pingry graduate, coach, or team for the Athletics Hall of Fame, please use this online nomination form or contact Maureen Maher, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 908-647-7058 or

NOTE: In order to be eligible for the Athletics Hall of Fame, former student-athletes must have graduated at least 10 years ago and coaches must already be retired.

Current List of Pingry Athletics Hall of Fame Members (PDF)


Browse Pingry's Digital Athletics Hall of Fame and Database of Athletes and Teams!

Digital Athletics Hall of Fame

Letter-In-Life Award

The principal criteria for the Letter-In-Life are (i) an alumnus or alumna who has or has had a distinguished career in professional and/or civic life which has brought honor to Pingry and (ii) the relationship which the recipient has maintained with Pingry.  

To nominate a Pingry graduate for this award, please contact Maureen Maher, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 908-647-7058 or

Award Recipients

2019   Dr. Edus Houston Warren III '77
2018   Dr. Elizabeth H. Simmons '81
2017   Henry G. Stifel III '83
2016   John B. Brescher, Jr. '65
2015   Duane St. John '50, USMC (Ret.)
2014   F. Bronson Van Wyck '63
2013   Dr. Zsolt P. Harsanyi ’61
2012   Donald R. Dixon ’65
2010   David Gelber ’59
2009   Joseph Irenas ’58
2008   Bruce Jacobsen ’78
2007   Kenneth Wachter ’64
2006   Douglas Macrae ’77
2005   David E. Gernert ’74
2004   Michael Chertoff ’71
2003   William V. Engel ’67
2002   Stephan F. Newhouse ’65
2001   Park B. Smith ’50
2000   Dr. Richard L. Cruess ’47
1999   John H. Scully ’62
1998   Amos B. Hostetter Jr. ’54
1997   Dr. H. Franklin Bunn ’53
1996   Peter T. Buchanan ’52
1995   Miller A. Bugliari ’52
1994   John W. Holman, Jr. ’55
1993   Norbert Weldon ’35
1992   Robert B. Gibby ’31
1991   Norman B. Tomlinson Jr. ’44
1990   Atherton Bristol ’41
1989   F. Helmut Weymar ’54
1988   Edward G. Engel ’33
1987   Henry H. Hoyt Jr. ’45
1986   David M. Baldwin ’47
1985   Edward W. Cissel ’39
1984   William M. Bristol III ’39
1983   Warren S. Kimber Jr. ’52
1982   Nelson L. Carr ’24
1981   Dr. William P. Burks ’51
1980   Joseph G. Engel ’35
1979   Woodruff J. English ’27
1978   Professor G. Gaddis Smith ’50
1977   William V. Robinson ’35
1976   Mark N. Donohue Jr. ’55
1975   E. Murray Todd ’16
1974   H. Russell Morss Jr. ’27
1973   James C. Kellogg III ’33
1972   N. Conover English ’29
1971   Robert S. Corbin ’34
1970   Percy H. Buchanan ’12
1969   William S. Beinecke ’31
1968   R. Manning Brown Jr. ’32
1967   Edward J. Dimock ’46
1966   Charles B. Atwater ’31
1965   Matthew Dean Hall ’25
1964   Thomas R. White Jr. ’10
1962   Robert Clarke Crane ’50
1961   William J. Corbet ’21
1960   G. Bartram Woodruff ’00
1958   Norman F. Charlock ’02
1957   Arthur N. Pierson 1883
1956   Piermont V. Davis ’01
1955   Alan F. Myers 1898
1953   Edward W. Brown ’19
1952   John Farr Simmons ’09
1951   Ralph Heyward Isham ’08
1950   George C. Thomas Jr. ’07
1949   James Lawrence Meyers ’07
1948   Edward A. Weeks Jr. ’15
1947   Dr. James Alexander Miller 1889
1946   Richard W. Tregaskis ’34
1945   Chester F. Smith ’08
1944   Newcomb Carlton 1885
1943   William F. Halsey Jr. ’00
1942   Conover English 1894
1941   Horace K. Corbin ’04
1940   J. Mortimer Townley 1880
1939   Thomas N. McCarter 1883
1938   Dr. Dean Mathey ’08

Nelson L. Carr '24 Service Award

The Nelson L. Carr '24 Service Award is awarded for faithful and dedicated service in support of Pingry. Award criteria included the nature and duration of service, and timing (e.g. reunion year) may also be considered when deciding between two or more deserving candidates.

To nominate a member of the Pingry community for this award, please contact Maureen Maher, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 908-647-7058 or

Award Recipients

2019   Peter "Chip" Korn, Jr. '89
2018   Alison Malin Zoellner '83
2017   Aaron G. Welt '67
2016   Warren S. Kimber, Jr. '52 ( * )
2015   Steven M. Lipper '79
2014   Jonathan A. Shelby '74
2013   Lori Halivopoulos ’78
2012   Tony Borden ’62
2011   Bob Burks ’56
2010   Rob Gibby ’60
2010   Sean O’Donnell ’75
2009   Bruce Morrison ’64
2008   John Wight ’62
2007   Stuart Lederman ’78
2006   Robert M. Pyle ’56
2005   Edward S. Atwater ’63
2004   Rob Hall ’54
2003   Hugh Livengood ’33 ( * )
2002   Stewart E. Lavey ’63
2001   Thomas E. Johnson ’59
2000   John L. Geddes ’62
1999   Andrew H. Campbell ’49
1998   Gordon T. Sulcer ’61
1997   W. Jubb Corbet, Jr. ’50
1996   Albert G. Bauer ’45
1995   Harold S. Thomson ’39
1994   Thomas Black ’32
    Posthumously ( * )

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