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Spring events to honor the Petersons
Posted 03/10/2017 12:00PM


The series of special receptions across the country honoring Head of School Eric Peterson and his wife, Senior Associate Director of Admission Krista Peterson, continues this spring with gatherings on the West Coast, Boston, New York, Washington and Bermuda. Next week the two will be in California for a reception at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica on March 14, and another at the Presidio Social Club in San Francisco on March 15.

The events are part of a yearlong slate of gatherings in special recognition of the Petersons’ 13 years of devotion to St. George’s. Events honoring the Petersons began with a reception in Newport on Sept. 15 and have continued in Houston; New York City; Chicago; Seoul, Korea; and Charleston. 

Most recently, several generations of SG faithful gathered Feb. 28 at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach, Florida, during a reception for the Petersons hosted by Christopher and Binkie McSweeney Orthwein '94. “Eric spoke of the strength and support of the community, the strong interest shown by prospective families this admission season, the continued innovation and evolution of the academic program, and the pride we all feel in the accomplishments and bright futures of our students today,” reported Assistant Head of School for External Affairs Bob Weston. It was a joyful gathering of grandparents, past parents, current parents and alumni. 

The Parents Committee arranged its own tribute event on Friday, Feb. 17, during which Eric and Krista were the recipients of much admiration and appreciation. The committee, chaired by Lisa and Francis Molinari P'16, '18, surprised the two with a special tribute luncheon attended by more than 50 past and present committee members. Speakers included past Parents Committee chairs Janette and Robert Macaulay P'12, '14, '16; Lorrie and Tim Burns P'13, '16, '18; Suzanne and George Gebelein '73, P'08, '10, '11; and Betts and Wisner Murray P'07, P'10. 

“The Molinari family believes that an angel surely got its wings when it sent Eric and Krista Peterson to St. George’s School,” the Parents Committee chairs said. “They changed the trajectory of this school, the futures of our children, and this entire community for the better.” 

View the full calendar of tribute events for the Petersons here.

Watch a special video tribute to the Petersons produced by Tony Wang ’19 on our YouTube page.


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