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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 & LinkedIn Groups

Pingry School Alumni Connect:

Download the secure and powerful Pingry School Alumni Connect App today and instantly connect and network with fellow graduates. The app includes an online directory of Pingry alumni that is integrated with LinkedIn and searchable by name, class year, college, industry, company, and city. The app is available on the Apple and Android platforms.

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 2,000+ Pingry professionals.

  • Pingry Alumni Network
  • Pingry Arts Network
  • Pingry Entertainment Network
  • Pingry Innovation & Entrepreneurship Network
  • Pingry Law Network
  • Pingry Marketing 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.

Social Media: Check out our Pingry School Alumni Facebook page for a wealth of information about alumni news, alumni events, campus developments, and more.

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.

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Alumni Awards

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


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.

Award Recipients

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

Award Recipients

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

Posthumously ( * )

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