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

Intangible Spirit Shines Bright at Graduation

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 … 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

Reflections: 2017 Annual Meeting Luncheon: Educate a Girl, Change the World

Alumnae and invited guests attended the 128th Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon held April 22nd at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The theme, “Educate a Girl: Change the World,” promoted and celebrated the investment in girls’ education. We gathered and the fellowship was rich This year, attendees were greeted by a new addition, a spectacular new backdrop giving the luncheon a red-carpet ambiance. Opening the luncheon were words of praise for our Alma Mater … Read More

The Future Is Now

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 … Read More

Girls High Girls Are Everywhere

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 … Read More

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