The Alumni Association
The St. Paul’s Alumni Association was founded on January 26, 1895, when former members of the “Boy’s School” gathered for drinks in the study of the assistant minister of Old St. Paul’s Church and established an organization to help graduates remain connected to their alma mater. Members were known as the “Old Fellows.” Formal recognition occurred in 1913, when Robert Nelson, class of 1910, became the first president of the “Association of Old Boys,” the precursor to today’s Alumni Association.
More than 3,200 current alumni claim St. Paul’s as their alma mater, representing a robust network of connections to our school and each other. This network is facilitated by the alumni board, the governing body of the Alumni Association, and our class agents. Our alumni play a vital role throughout the year in St. Paul’s traditions, such as the Brooklandwood Bash (formally known as the Bull Roast) and Blue-Gold Reunion Weekend, and the Crusader Network, our recently unveiled professional mentoring program for young alumni and St. Paul’s seniors.
The Alumni Association plays a vital role in the life of St. Paul’s.
- Help plan (and attend) the Alumni Association Brooklandwood Bash
- Help plan your five-year class reunion (May)
- Join other alumni, parents and students at phonathon for annual giving
- Speak to a class, assembly or club about your professional experience or days at St. Paul’s
- Attend a concert, theater performance, art show or game
- Participate in the Crusader Network/Mentoring program
- Play in an alumni game
Please contact the Alumni Office about these opportunities.
- Join the Crusader Network career/mentoring program to help young Crusaders in their professional lives
- Help plan an alumni reception in your city
- Nominate a fellow Crusader for an alumni award or the Athletic Hall of Fame
- Help lead a Kinsolving Trip or chaperone a service-learning trip
- Participate in the annual Legacy Cup golf outing to support the Alumni Scholarship Fund
The Board of the Alumni Association is dedicated to enhancing alumni participation in the life of the School as well as promoting relationships, both business and personal, among alumni of St. Paul's. Alumni projects and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Annual Fund and Reunion Giving Program
- Brooklandwood Bash/Bull Roast and Auction
- Blue-Gold Reunion Weekend
- Senior Dinner
- Alumni Awards
- Crusader Network
Today, the Alumni Association offers its members an opportunity to gain the personal and professional satisfaction that comes through a close association with like-minded men, and an opportunity to share in the future of the School. We encourage each alumnus to remain in touch, and lend his talent, time and resources to support our distinguished school.
Josh Scheinker '92, President
Brent Hargest '02, Vice President
Dave Hughes '74, Treasurer
Skip Gibson '91, Secretary
J.C. Beese '07
Eben Eck '84
Will Gore '08
Walter Hill '02
C.J. Ilardo '03
Zeke Marshall '90
Rob McDavid '91
Brian McGettigan '03
Alec Mitchell '10
Trey Weitzel '06
Cody Wilt '08
Chip Woelper '91
Larry Chambers '55, Emeritus
Rob Horst '90, Emeritus
George Ritchie '84, Emeritus
Howard Schindler, Faculty Representative
Charley Mitchell '73, Alumni Director
St. Paul's Alumni Staff
Charley Mitchell '73
Charley returned to St. Paul’s in April 2012 after a long career in international publishing as an editor and publisher. Charley, who served for six years on the St. Paul’s Alumni Board, has deep ties to his alma mater. His three brothers (Brackie ‘74, Walter ’75, and Tom ’77) are St. Paul’s alumni, as are his son Alec ’10, nephew Rob ’09 and cousin Mitch Koppelman ’69. In addition, Charley’s mother, Elizabeth Byrd Mitchell, painted the portraits of George Mitchell ‘44 and Louis Dorsey Clark that hang in the St. Paul’s Upper School and the portrait of George O’Connell ’35 in the Brooklandwood parlor.
Charley holds degrees from Penn State and the University of Maryland. He is the author of two books published by Johns Hopkins University Press: “Maryland Voices of the Civil War” and “Travels Through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages.” In addition to his alumni duties, Charley is the faculty advisor to the Page, helps staff the Writing Center, guest-teaches in the history department, coaches Middle School sports, works with the St. Paul’s archives and enjoys being involved with our future Crusader alumni.
Contact Charley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-821-3036.
Nominate a fellow Crusader for an Alumni Award
- Distinguished Young Alumnus Nomination Form
- Distinguished Alumnus Nomination Form
- Outstanding Alumnus Nomination Form