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Saints Come Together in the Sunshine State

Jim Norman

It is always great to catch up with old friends, and Canterbury graduates in Florida did just that during two alumni receptions in Palm Beach and Naples.

The first was on February 21 in the world-famous Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Palm Beach, with more than 20 guests gathering to enjoy camaraderie, reminiscing, and fabulous food and drink. The graduates also received an update from Head of School Rachel Stone P ’23, ’24 about what is happening on the hilltop.

Likewise, on February 24, Karl S. Bourdeau ’71 and his partner Ari Qajar hosted nearly 20 guests in the private dining room of the Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club, where they are members. The Naples reception also featured an update from Rachel to a grateful audience. “Along with the other attendees, I appreciated the opportunity to hear from Rachel regarding recent developments at Canterbury,” Karl said. “I was gratified to learn that the school is doing exceptionally well on so many diverse fronts. Ari and I were pleased to host the event and delighted with the strong turnout.”

Chief Advancement Officer Rick Henderson P ’25 was glad for the opportunity to chat with graduates at the Florida receptions. “It was so rewarding to be with our Palm Beach- and Naples-based alumni,” he said. “We are excited to be back on the road and look forward to hosting more regional alumni events around the country over the next few years.”