Alumnae news, highlights and profiles

GHS Career Day 2023

Greetings Sisters! 2023 marks the 175th Anniversary of our beloved Alma Mater, and we hope to be able to present the best Career Day to date. Career Day was started almost four decades ago by your own Distinguished Daughter, Joan Parker Frizzell (#209). She recognized the need for current students to hear the stories of success, struggle, and roads less traveled told by our Alumnae. Career Day has fostered many mentor-mentee relationships over the … Read More

The 175th Anniversary of Our Alma Mater

Celebrating Our Demisemiseptcentennial Throughout the Year Representatives from the Philadelphia High School for Girls and the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia High School for Girls attended the first City Council of the year to witness the adoption of a resolution honoring our Alma Mater’s 175th anniversary on the 26th of January, 2023. City Council Recognized the Philadelphia High School for Girls The resolution was sponsored and presented by alumna Katherine Gilmore Richardson (2001/245), Council … Read More

The Winged Victory Legacy Tree – FAQ’s

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 … Read More

Alumni Weekend Is Here!

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 … Read More

Special Message to Customers of the Annual Luncheon Weekend Shop

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 … Read More

In Loving Memory of Merrill Hakim

As members of the Board of the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, we have more precious memories of Merrill than we can list here.  Merrill was an active, contributing member of our Board for multiple terms, eventually serving as President and remaining active as First Vice President.  Our leadership skills were sharpened by her mentorship and friendship as Merrill contributed to our most important initiatives.  She remained active through health … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Lorraine Rena (Perloff) Brill, Thank You!

On Oct. 21, 2017, beloved wife of the late Martin Brill; loving mother of Joni (Todd) Brill Dashoff, Ilene (Martin Klinger) Brill and David Brill; adored grandmother of Jared and Alan Dashoff passed. Services were held on Wednesday, October 25th at Goldsteins’ Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks, where we united to share appreciation of an unforgettable presence on our Alumnae Association Board. A Life Well Lived Lorraine worked as a children’s librarian for the Free Library of … Read More

1 2 3 4