Connect with the Mercersburg community from the comfort of your own home.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a temporary halt to in-person events, but we’re pleased to bring alumni, parents, and friends of Mercersburg a number of virtual gatherings. This page is regularly updated as information becomes available.
If you have questions about a particular event, please contact Special Events Manager Jacquelyn Ross Grace ’07 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-328-6363.
Celebration of Women in STEM | 7:30 p.m. ET
Hear from Tara Brendle Owens ’91, Lexa Treml ’16, Stephanie Turner McGraw ’06, and faculty member Julia Stojak Maurer ’90, P ’18, ’20, ’22, ’23—women who are at different points in their lives about networking and career paths in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) industries. This will be a story-sharing networking session for people who work in this field or who are interested in making a career move, as well as an opportunity for all alumni to celebrate four talented women who are making Mercersburg proud.
Springboard: Social Justice Presentation | 7 p.m. ET
Join students Isabel Lewis ’21 and Kate Prentiss ’21 on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. ET for a presentation of their senior capstone project “Mercersburg Alumni and Social Justice,” a fascinating look at five alums who are currently or were previously involved in social justice work. A live Q&A with Isabel, Kate, and Dean of Curricular Innovation John David Bennett P ’12, ’19, ’23 will follow. Visit this web page to listen to their full interviews with the alumni.
Business, Finance, and Investment Networking Lunch | 12 p.m. ET
Hosted by Nicole Adler-Frigoletto ’95 and Pablo Coballasi ’91
Nicole Adler-Frigoletto has more than 20 years of experience in the wealth management industry working with families with more than $1 million in investable assets in all areas of financial planning, including tax, estate, trust, retirement, business succession, education, insurance, and cash flow. Her focus is on multi-generational wealth and the rising generation, particularly women, the LGBTQIA+ community, modern families, and families with special needs.
Pablo Coballasi is the managing director and founding partner of PC Capital. Over the last 20 years, he has worked as a private equity investor, investment banker, and consultant in the United States and Latin America and has helped build PC Capital into Mexico’s leading middle-market private equity and investment banking firm. In addition, Pablo serves on multiple corporate boards and is a member of Mexico’s Private Equity Association Investor Relations Committee.
Resilience Savings: Investing in Safe Housing Equity | 7:30 p.m. ET
Throughout her career, Peg Hacskaylo ’85 has advocated tirelessly on behalf of women and survivors of domestic and sexual violence to help them avoid homelessness and recover from their abuse. In the course of her work, Peg has developed new and novel programs, alliances, and approaches that demonstrate the healing power of housing, the potential for survivors to build community, and the exponential value gained from the simple act of investing in resilience. Hear from Peg about the founding of the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) and the National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH), as well as how she’s taken her work abroad to help communities realize the savings in helping rebuild survivors’ lives.
With moderator Marca Armstrong Ewy ’85
Admission Spring Preview | 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET
Prospective students and parents are invited to this virtual event to discover more about the classes, community, and culture at Mercersburg Academy. Whether you are eager to apply or just beginning to consider your options, this session will provide helpful information about the student experience and the admission process. We can’t wait to see you! (Registration coming soon)
Meeting New Challenges: National Security in the 21st Century | 7:30 p.m. ET
Mark Montgomery serves as the executive director of the congressionally mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission, which is charged with developing strategic approaches and legislative solutions to protect our national critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
With faculty moderator Dan Walker P ’19, ’23
Real Estate Networking Lunch | 12 p.m. ET
Join members of the Mercersburg Academy community who are working in all sectors of real estate for an engaging panel with Fred Klein ’72, Lacy Rice ’79, Sam Goldsmith ’07, and moderator Kim Kohlhepp ’06. Participate in a conversation about the many paths to careers in real estate, industry trends including retail’s resilience, the power of place, and COVID-inspired migration to less populated suburbs and semi-rural areas. There will also be plenty of time to connect in small groups.
With moderator Kimberly Kohlhepp '06
Artist Reception with Don Freas ’70 | 7:30 p.m. ET
The practice of creativity in any sphere becomes key to knowing yourself in life. It’s not about the products that accrue, but about the ability to apply a fluid creative attitude to whatever arises. In this gallery tour, artist Don Freas ’70 will relate some of the places creative expression has taken him. Join Don for a Zoom meet and greet to discuss his show, “Don Freas in Wood and Steel,” which will run virtually from May through July.