News and Events
DMHSAEA Raises Grant Maximum
The DMHSAEA Board voted in October to raise the maximum amount available as a single grant to $2,000. We thank our generous donors for making this possible. We hope this will allow DMHS teachers and administrators to create even more ambitious projects in support of our mission to enhance the quality of academic offerings at DMHS.
DMHSAEA Receives Transformational Philanthropic Gift
Gerry Schwartz (left) of the Class of 1973 has donated $250,000 to the DMHSAEA to form a permanent endowment. Its investment income will provide a permanent source of funds for part of our mission program. Gerry was the founder and until his retirement last year, CEO of The TEAM Companies in Los Angeles. In the photo above, Gerry receives an Alumni Recognition Award at the annual DMHSAEA Alumni Barbecue on June 23, 2018. Presenting the award is Bruce Harper, Gerry's DMHS classmate, DMHSAEA volunteer and former NY Jets star.
Major Donation Supports Classical Music
An anonymous donor has created a special $20,000 fund dedicated to enhancing the experience of DMHS students in classical music. The fund will be used to purchase student tickets to two New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concerts each year at the John Harms Theater in Englewood. There is no limit to the number of students who may attend each concert. The donor stipulated that before each concert, a seminar must be provided to the students by a professional musician discussing the music to be performed. The donor also stipulated that the fund be named The Cynthia and Al Golbe Endowment after friends of the donor who supported music and art in Englewood for many years.
The next concert will be on Thursday, October 31, 2019. To date, 30 students have registered to attend. The concert will be preceded by an exclusive seminar from one of the orchestra's musicians introducing the students to the musical pieces to be performed.
2019 Alumni Barbecue Fundraiser
This year's Barbecue was held on June 22, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00. The weather was perfect and we had the biggest turnout ever! Watch this space for news of the 2020 Barbecue Fundraiser.
Our Second Web Address
This Website is now accessible via a new URL: www.dmhsalumni.org.
The existing URL, www.dmhsaea.org, still works but we felt we needed another option that's more intuitive and easier to remember. (Careful: Another site, www.dmhsalumni.com, is operated by alumni of Daniel Murphy High School in Los Angeles.)
Our Next Board Meeting
Our Board's next meeting will be on November 16, 2019. All of our meetings are on Saturdays at 10:00 AM at the Englewood Public Library, Room 2, on the basement level.
All alumni are welcome to join us to share ideas and energy. Please let us know if you're coming (email@example.com).
Our Web Forums
At the end of the menu above is a link to our new forums page ("Alumni Forums"). Let's hear from you!
Photos from recent DMHSAEA barbecues:
Dwight Morrow High School Alumni Educational Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit