Distinguished Graduates of Private Schools

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Distinguished Graduates of Private Schools
Graduates of private schools end up doing all sorts of things. Many of them become distinguished leaders in their chosen fields.
Graduates of private schools end up doing all sorts of things. Many of them become distinguished leaders in their chosen fields. Almost all of the alumnae and alumni selected below have also chosen to return time, talent and treasure to the schools which gave such a solid start to their careers. They serve on boards of trustees, raise money for their schools and act as stalwart supporters of these institutions.

That's really the point of this little piece: dream of being something when you are a young person. Attend a school which will help you realize those dreams by giving you the skills, the confidence and the belief that you can accomplish whatever you set out to do. That is the essence of a private school education.

But aren't all the people on this list fabulously rich? Indeed some are. But many were not quite so well off when they were just starting out. All of these graduates share one thing in common. They had families which valued the sound, balanced approach to education which the schools they attended afforded them.

Audrey McNiff, Goldman Sachs (retired),  Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA

Arthur Bunn, Bunn-O-Matic Corp., The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ

Betsy Licht Turner, Northern Trust Investments, The Madeira School, McLean, VA

Bill Gates, Microsoft, Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

Dan Barber, Restaurateur, The Dalton School, New York, NY

Douglas Druick, Chicago Art Institute, Lower Canada College, Montreal, Quebec

Henry Dupont IV, Investments, Trinity Pawling School, Pawling, NY

James E. Bass, Ojai Goliad, LLC, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX

James J. Wong, Paulson & Co., The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ

John P. Reardon, Jr., Harvard Alumni Association, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Langdon Van Norden, Jr., Attorney, St. George's School, Newport, RI

Laura E. Ellison, Google, The Governor's Academy, Byefield, MA

Lilly Pulitzer, Lilly Pulitzer, Inc., Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT

Malcolm C Moran, Artist, Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan, NH

Marion Freeman, Kepware Technologies, Concord Academy, Concord, MA

Mark Culliton, College Bound Dorchester, The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA

Paul Fireman, Reebok, Tabor Academy, Marion, MA

Richard Griswold Woolworth, Jr., The Woodstream Corporation, Groton School, Groton, MA

Robert Minicucci, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

Seth Priebatsch, SCVNGR, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI

Steve Forbes, Forbes Magazine, Brooks School, North Andover, MA

William Clay Ford, Jr., Ford Motor Company, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

William F. Weld, Attorney and former Governor of Massachusetts, Middlesex School, Concord, MA


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