GCDS Alumni Reunion 2019

Reunion 2019

October 18 - 20, 2019

Join us for a fun-filled weekend! Classes ending in a 4 or 9 are celebrating a milestone reunion! Activities begin on Friday night and continue through Sunday morning. 

Questions? Contact Liz Orum Duffy '97 at liz.duffy@gcds.net or 203.863.5642.

Hotel Rooms: A room block is available at the Hyatt - please book here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Reunion 2019 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 18

8:15 a.m. Distinguished Alumni Assembly: Dr. Marshall W. Fordyce '89
Performing Arts Center, Old Church Road

About Marshall W. Fordyce, M.D.

Marshall Fordyce, M.D. is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trucode Gene Repair, Inc., a company developing gene editing technologies with the potential to cure genetic diseases. Prior to Trucode, Dr. Fordyce was an entrepreneur in residence at Kleiner Perkins. Previously he served as Senior Director of Clinical Research at Gilead Sciences, where he contributed to eight new drug approvals and led the development of the antiviral drug, tenofovir alafenamide, to replace the cornerstone of therapy for patients with chronic HIV and hepatitis B infections with a safer drug. He earned his bachelor’s degree and M.D. from Harvard University, and worked with the non-profit organization, Partners In Health, on healthcare access in inner-city Boston and on improving global access to tuberculosis drugs. He completed his clinical training in Internal medicine at New York University/Bellevue Hospital, where he served as Senior Chief Resident, and completed his subspecialty training in Infectious Disease at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Fordyce was Instructor in Clinical Medicine at the Rockefeller University and Research Fellow at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, where under Dr. David Ho, his research focused on the effect of inhibitors of HIV entry on the envelope protein, and the immunologic effects of initiating antiretroviral therapy during acute infection. Fordyce is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, and currently serves as Medical Director and Volunteer Physician for the RotaCare Coastside Free Clinic in Half Moon Bay, California. He has served as advisor to several organizations at the intersection of science, medicine, and public health, including UCSF’s Catalyst Program, and Macrolides Pharmaceuticals, and GoogleX, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.

9:30 a.m. Headmaster's Breakfast for Class of 1969
GCDS Middle School Parlor

4:00 p.m. Field Hockey Game
Stanwich Campus

5:00 p.m. Stanwich Campus Tour

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Football Game and Tailgate, featuring Mike's Organic by Mike Geller '95
Stanwich Campus

Saturday, October 19

9:00 a.m. Cross Country Run with Peter Preston (will include trails and hills)
Meet and park at Greenwich Skating Club

10:00 a.m. Class for 1969 with Shaun Kelly

11:00 a.m. Walkathon

12:00 p.m. Girls Soccer Game
Old Church Road

12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. Campus-wide Tours, Old Church Road

12:00 -2:00 p.m. BBQ Lunch

2:00 p.m. Boys Soccer Game
Old Church Road

5:30 p.m Cocktails and Class Dinner

Sunday, October 20

Alumni and Former Parent Community Service Project in Stamford, CT

  • 9:30-10:30 am: 1ST shift of community service project at Person to Person’s warehouse in Stamford with Rick Nixon ’77 site and food center manager
  • 10:30- 11 am: Visit Mike’s Organic with Founder Mike Geller ’95 to learn about his farm to house business model
  • 11:00-12 pm: 2nd shift of community service project at Person to Person