Alumni

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Landon Reunions 2019

Connections that last for life.

Landon has more than 3,900 alumni living in 44 states and 20 countries. 

Landon alumni are internationally renowned musicians, CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, doctors, legislators, professional athletes, legal experts, and so much more. But at our core, we are Landon Bears, and we are always willing to help fellow alumni with life advice or career guidance.  

Whatever path a Landon boy chooses in life, he will have the support of Bears everywhere because they trust the character, intellect, and work ethic that stem from this shared experience. 

Stephen Gordon and family at alumni luncheon
The ten formative years I spent at Landon gave me structure, consistent support, love, and discipline. It gave me a solid foundation based on the core values of honor, respect, and service to others. It’s hard to adequately measure how Landon has positively shaped my life.

- stephen gordon, SR. '75

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Events 

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Landon Forever

Landon holds events, both in person and virtual as well as around the country,  throughout the year to help our alumni stay in touch and have fun!

Alumni Calendar

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November 24 - Thanksgiving Eve Gathering. Register now!

The annual Thanksgiving Eve event will take place on Wednesday, November 24 from 7-10 p.m. at The Admiral located at 1 Dupont Circle NW in Washington, DC.

December 1 - Landon/Holton-Arms Happy Hour and Brewery Tour. Register now!

The Landon and Holton-Arms Alumni Associations invite you to a happy hour and brewery tour on Wednesday, December 1 at 6p.m. at The Other Half Brewery located at 1401 Okie Street NW in Washington, DC.

December 17 - Holiday Luncheon. Register now!

The Landon Alumni Board cordially invites you to the Annual Alumni Holiday Luncheon to honor the 2020 recipients of The Anthony E. Kupka ’64, Distinguished Alumnus Award to Lynn D. Wilson ’80 and The W. Landon Banfield ’50 Award for Outstanding Service to Landon to Joseph A. Kenary, Jr. ’82. Please join us Friday, December 17 at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda located at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue.

Homecoming and Reunions 2021

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Alumni chat at party
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Alumni chat at party
Alumni chat at party
Alumni chat at party

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Stay Connected

White Rocks Welcome

Welcome Home

While the White Rocks and brick buildings serve as constant reminders of the tradition of excellence that has permeated our institution for generations, your deepest ties to Landon are likely formed in the fond memories of influential faculty and impactful friendships. Landon School graduates have made their mark not only in each other’s lives, but also on the wider world for nearly a century. 

If you’ve fallen out of touch, we welcome you home to Landon. Come see how our mission is inspiring a new generation. Please submit updates on your life, provides us with contact information so you receive our newsletters and magazines, and connect with our Landon alumni.

Have you joined Landon's dedicated alumni networking platform for job postings, discussions, mentoring and more? Join the 465+ members and spread the word among fellow Bears!

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Having lost my father, Landon was a savior for me as a young boy. Landon served as a second family to me. My Landon friends have been there for me. They show up, and showing up is what matters most. To the teachers, coaches, parents, and classmates, I can only say—I am sincerely grateful.

- Michael Banks '92
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    Bear with Me Podcast

    In Bear with Me, Ben Goodfriend ’16 talks about Landon in this podcast dedicated to our community through the lens of alumni. Ben invites teachers, alumni, current students, and others to celebrate and remember the school.

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    Alumni Groups

    New York Bears

    Our New York alumni group (New York-New Jersey-Connecticut) attends hockey games, enjoys dinner at restaurants owned by alumni, and more.

     

    Bay Area Bears 

    Our West Coast alumni living in the San Francisco area come together for sporting events, dinners, business meet-and-greets and other events to make connections.

     

    Grizzly Bears

    The Grizzly Bears comprise alumni who graduated from Landon 50 or more years ago. They get together for receptions, meetings and other events on campus.

     

    U.S. Bears

    Our United States Bears group connects alumni who serve or have served in the military, including Landon founder Paul Banfield, who served in World War II.

     

    Interested in more information about our alumni groups?
    Contact the Alumni Office at alumni@landon.net.

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    Give

    Support Landon

    Landon relies on the generosity of its alumni to continue its mission to prepare future generations of boys to become responsible, caring, and accomplished men.

    Alumni contributions directly benefit the experience of our boys by increasing our ability to fund scholarships, retain impactful faculty, and make investments in academic, arts, and athletic facilities. 

    Aerial view from Northwest with Bear Circle relocated Andrews House and new Upper School.

    Campaign for Landon

    Building for the Future

    As we look forward to Landon's centennial and beyond, we see the necessity to address pressing facility, endowment, and annual giving needs to ensure we can live our mission to the fullest, both now and in the future. To that end, we have launched a campaign to raise $50 to support and amplify the values we hold dear.

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    Alumni Spotlights

    Kelly Elbin ' 79 Alumni Spotlight

    When Kelly Elbin was 18, his father received a telephone call from the legendary golfer, Lee Trevino. His caddie was unavailable for an upcoming event, and Trevino needed a replacement to help him compete in the Ryder Cup at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. Lee had known Kelly’s father over the multiple decades that Max spent as the head golf professional at Burning Tree Club in Bethesda. It’s where Kelly caddied for a dozen years, and it’s the game that helped set him on a path that would consume most of his professional life. 

    My Quarantine Adventure

    A 1998 Washingtonian of the Year, Bruce Adams ’66 received the Kupka Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003. In 2020, Bruce was inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame and named a Hero Against Hunger by the Manna Food Center. He lives in Bethesda with his wife, Peggy Engel, a journalist, and playwright. Peggy and Bruce have two grown children and a seven-month-old granddaughter.

    Making the Most out of Life’s Opportunities

    My experience at Landon was transformational.  It prepared my mind, body and values to make the most out of life’s opportunities.  The teachers at Landon were amazing an instilled a strong work ethic and perseverance in me.  While on the cross country team I developed a physical and mental toughness that continues to serve me well today as a self-employed tax attorney at Pontius Tax Law, PLLC

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    Alumni Awards

    The Anthony Edward Kupka ’64 Distinguished Alumnus Award

    The Anthony Edward Kupka ’64 Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented annually at the holiday luncheon to an alumnus who has been selected to receive it by the Awards Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The award was established in 1981 in memory of Buddy Kupka ’64 who was killed in the Vietnam War. 

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    The W. Landon Banfield ’50 Award for Outstanding Service 

    This award is bestowed annually at the holiday luncheon on an alumnus who, through the years, has been selflessly devoted to the development of Landon School and the well-being of its boys. The award is named in honor of  Dr. W. Landon Banfield ’50 for his tireless dedication to the preservation of the Landon tradition.

    Nominate an Alumnus

    Mark Knebel and family eat dinner
    Landon will always be a special place for our family. I find myself looking for reasons to return to campus and catch up with people like Steve Sorkin, Rob Bordley, and Bill Zaiser. Landon has done a fantastic job shaping my two boys (’21 and ’22). I look forward to staying connected through the Alumni Board.

    - mark knebel '88

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    Alumni Board

    The purpose of the Landon School Alumni Association is to engage the alumni in meaningful ways, provide opportunities for alumni to connect to Landon and one another, and invest broadly in Landon and its future. Please see the profiles below to learn more about the current members of the Alumni Board.  

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    Contact: Meet the Team

    Mr. Robinson Bordley

    Mr. Robinson Bordley

    Alumni Ambassador
    Ms. Maria Femiano

    Ms. Maria Femiano

    Development and Special Events Associate
    Dr. Peter Gallo

    Dr. Peter Gallo

    Director of Development
    Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson

    Mrs. Elizabeth Hudson

    Assistant Director of Development for Analytics, Publications, and Endowment
    Michael  McCabe

    Michael McCabe

    Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
    Mrs. Loretta Menzen

    Mrs. Loretta Menzen

    Executive Assistant to the Director of Development
    Mr. Lucas Metropulos

    Mr. Lucas Metropulos

    Director of Major and Planned Gifts
    Mrs. Cynthia Peters

    Mrs. Cynthia Peters

    Director of Special Events
    Joan Vassos

    Joan Vassos

    Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Associate

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