The Committees


The substance of the work of your Board of Directors is accomplished at the Committee level. Committees carry out tasks set forth by the Board, bring recommendations back to the Board, and report updates, suggestions, and news at each Board Meeting. The success of these committees is reliant on alumni volunteerism. We actively seek alumni participation and welcome contributions to our open committees. Committees meet with regularity.


The Allocations, Development & Finance Committee

Chair: Jane Gelfand ’02 

This committee appraises different requests for funding that come from departments, teams, clubs within the school allocating money from the General Fund. These requests may be regarding new equipment or books, travel expenses for field trips and competitions, additional faculty to support various student endeavors and interests, or any other cost that may not be covered by the Department of Education. The Allocations Committee works closely with the school administration, student leadership, and the Parents’ Association to grant money to the school.  The Scholarship Committee is a sub-committee of the Allocations Committee. Other directors that serve on this committee include Hal Diamond 78, David Gelobter ’84, Michael Hartig ’72, Yi-Shan Huang ’96, and Brett Lewis ’02. Trustees on this committee include Philip Lehman ’72.

This committee is open to all alumni. Email us to get involved.


The Communications Committee

Chair: Edward Balaban ’69

This committee manages the organization’s publications, website content, and all other aspects of organizational communication. The committee drives decisions having to do with frequency of publication, website communications, and branding concepts. Other directors that serve on this committee include Hal Diamond ’78,  Lillian Seu ’01 and Renee Stevens ’89.

This committee is open to all alumni. Email us to get involved.


The Diversity & Outreach Committee

Chair: Renee Stevens ’89
This committee oversees programs to promote an economically and racially diverse student body. This committee manages outreach programs aimed at attracting a diverse group of prospective students, as well as programs designed to support minority students currently enrolled at Stuyvesant. Other directors that serve on this committee include David Gelobter ’84, Kent Kim ’05, Frances Lopez ’89, Alice Kim ’98, and Teresa Uthurralt ’85.

This committee is open to all alumni. Email us to get involved.


The Governance & Nominations Committee

Chair: Dan Egers ’03

This committee’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the Association conducts itself in a manner consistent with the best practices of not-for-profit corporations.  This includes monitoring the current performance of Directors and Association, maintaining accurate records, as well as exploring and implementing policies for continuous improvement. The committee is also responsible for vetting and recommending candidates to the Board of Directors.  Both current and aspirant Directors will be evaluated against the standards of character, volunteerism, and charitable giving set by the Board of Directors. Ideally, the Board of the Association should also represent complementary skills and a diversity of experiences & backgrounds. Alumni Members are encouraged to bring candidates to the Committee by the end of the calendar year prior to the elections held during the Annual General Meeting. Lastly, the committee shall be responsible for periodically reviewing governance of the Association, such as the Bylaws, to ensure that it reflects current law and best practices.


The Membership, Reunions & Events Committee

Chair: Michael Hartig ’72

This committee manages the organization’s membership and develops frameworks for membership benefits and programs. This committee drives decisions regarding the protocols of membership, as well as instituting and expanding member prerequisites. This committee is also responsible for organizing and supporting alumni reunions and other fundraising events. This committee drives every aspect of event coordination, including outreach to attendees, decisions involving venues and dates, and event concepts and themes. These events include networking events, social outing events, and cultural events, as well as the annual Reunions. Other directors that serve on this committee include Hal Diamond ’78, Ling Kong ’01, Brett Lewis ’02, Bart Schwartz ’64, Lillian Seu ’01, Ashley Stevens ’93, and Frances Lopez ’89.

This committee is open to all alumni. Email us to get involved.


The Audit Committee

Co-Chairs: Jane Gelfand ’02 & Ling Kong ’01

This committee provides vital oversight of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association’s financial reporting processes, internal controls, and independent auditors. The annual audit serves as a check and balance over the organization’s financial reporting practices.