The Winged Victory Legacy Tree – FAQ’s

Winged Victory Legacy Tree Campaign

What Is the purpose The Winged Victory Legacy Tree? The tree will be a visible symbol of the Alumnae Association of The Philadelphia High School for Girls’ (AAPHSG) continuous support of the school and our younger sisters. What will the tree look like? The tree will have a mahogany trunk and branches and be populated with 353 brass leaves and 28 stones at the bottom of the tree inscribed with the names and class information of our generous donors. Where will it be located? The tree will be installed in the pink marble hallway. How can I purchase a leaf? Leaves are dedicated to those who have made a one-time donation to the AAPHSG* of $500 or more. Bronze leaves represent a donation of $500 Silver leaves represent a donation of $750 Gold leaves represent a donation of $1000. The Stones at the bottom of the tree are sold out […]

Intangible Spirit Shines Bright at Graduation

Alumnae Delivering Door kits

There is nothing like a Girls’ High girl! Our alumnae are amazing. Plans for mailing graduation goodies to the Class of 264 fell through due to a delay in production. We were not notified of the delay until the day the items were to be delivered. Without hesitation we put plan B into action; asking our alumnae to deliver boxes to little sisters that lived in their same, or close-by zip codes. We set up two delivery dates; Thursday 6/4 from 12-4 and Friday 6/5 from 9-noon to ensure the girls got their boxes by Friday at 5 PM. You came through in the crunch!!! 102 alumnae responded to the survey and were willing to step in and step up to assist. Because of the timing we had to move at warp speed. Please forgive us if we made a few minor mistakes, and charge it to our heads and […]

Alumni Weekend Is Here!

Founding members of AAPHSG

The School District of Philadelphia is hosting an all Alumni Weekend. The Philadelphia High School for Girls would like to welcome all Alumnae to the school from 9 AM to 12 PM on Friday, November 8. We will be offering tours of the school, light refreshments, a meet and greet with the Principal, and selling Alumnae Gear. Our own Jill Scott (234) is being honored by the District in a celebration on November 7 at the Fillmore Hotel. Register for it here. There is a tailgate party at Navy Yard on the 9th. Learn more at the link below. There is a prize for the school with the most spirit.  Please fill out the brief form below, if you plan to attend on the 8th. Alumnae Survey We will be giving free shirts to anyone registered to attend the event on the 9th. If you can’t attend, we’ll […]

Special Message to Customers of the Annual Luncheon Weekend Shop

Special message to Alumnae Shop Customers

To our Alumnae Sisters and Customers: Response to our Annual Luncheon & Meeting Pop-up Shop was greater than anticipated by the small band of alumnae who volunteered to sort, package, label and ship orders. What we thought would be 25 – 30 orders turned out to be over 150 orders. Our wildest dream was to exhaust product on hand. But when product on hand was insufficient to meet the weekend’s demand, we had to place new merchant orders to get product in house, which put us a couple of weeks behind immediately. Please accept our apologies for the delay in shipping your goods. Rest assured, you will receive your order. All product is now in house. And while packing and shipping has been slowed by the demands of family, jobs, and holidays, we will not disappoint the good faith you entrusted to us when you placed your order! We don’t […]

Howardena Pindell, GHS Jan. 1961: What Remains To Be Seen

Howardena Pindell, Distinguished Daughter, Jan. 1961

Howardena Pindell (January 1961), Groundbreaking, Multidisciplinary Artist and Distinguished Daughter Her work will be on exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL for just a few more days, May 20th. However, her art works are in the permanent collections of major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art,and the Brooklyn Museum in NY; the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in PA; the National Gallery of Art in Washington; and many others. Trained as a painter, Pindell has challenged the staid traditions of the art world and asserted her place in its history as a woman and one of African descent. She is an internationally recognized painter, university level educator, and museum official.  Since the 1960s, she has used materials such as glitter, talcum powder, and perfume to stretch the boundaries of the rigid tradition of rectangular, canvas painting. She has also […]

Remembering Evelyn Denenberg Richman

Remembering Evelyn Denenberg Richman

Evelyn Denenberg Richman passed away peacefully from complications of a stroke on January 17, 2018, at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Rose Denenberg; her brother, Simon Denenberg; and her beloved husband, Sandy Richman. She is survived by her son, Barry (Deborah) and daughter, Jeanne (Carol-Ann). She was Bubbie Bubbles to Sarah and Jacob. Evelyn’s passions were her family, the Phillies (she threw out a first pitch on Susan Komen Day), The Walk for the Cure (to which she gave countless volunteer hours), and her Philadelphia High School for Girls June 1948 class (she was one of the stars in the1998 GHS Sesquicentennial video). She asked that her remains be donated to medical science, which was done through the Humanity Gifts Registry of Philadelphia. In memory of Evelyn’s life, please consider a donation to the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, […]

The Future Is Now

New Membership Platform

To accomplish the goals of our strategic plan, we’ve updated our membership infrastructure to take advantage of new technology.  In a phased implementation, the Alumnae Association is updating our website and membership portal.  The new platform gives us a centralized dashboard for 90% of our activities, improving communication, transparency, and engagement. Here are a few of the benefits you’ll see: Manage your own member profile and contact information Manage dues payments and donations with just a few clicks from your phone Search for members and send secure emails through the membership directory Manage your privacy levels individually and independently Organize every aspect of your class reunions from a single dashboard Communicate through email and text blasts without third party advertising or cost Share photos and event announcements with greater ease With our new platform, we’ll modernize fundraising drives and share accurate progress transparently.  In later phases, we’ll enable a mobile app, […]

Girls High Girls Are Everywhere

US Consulate in Barcelona, Tanya Anderson

By Tanya “Rafika” Anderson, Posted April 13, 2015 U.S. Consul General Barcelona Girls High Girl – Class of 218 Dear fellow Class of 218 Alumnae, Mrs. Bea Batt-Behar, a Spanish teacher at Girls High wrote to me on February 25, informing me that she would be leading a group of students on a visit to Spain in March. The travelers spent a few days in Madrid, and then they landed in Barcelona yesterday, accompanied by a parent chaperone, Mr. Ricardo Linero. Stationed overseas since 1993, I have been trying to find a way to get back and give back to our alma mater, so I was more than delighted to receive the group of eight visitors from Philadelphia at the U.S. Consulate this morning. We met for nearly two hours and spoke at length about their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. I shared with them my experiences at Girls High as […]