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Recent Classmate Updates

Since April 2020, we’ve got new updates from Chrissy Lawrence, Pat LaVecchiaAudrey (Epstein) Reny, Lorrie King, Kacey Carpenter and Colly BurgwinCheck ’em out!

Recent Submissions

July 31, 2020 Burgwin, Colly

All the family is fine. There was a brief scare recently when we were informed that we had been at a small event with someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. We have all been tested, and found to be negative. I was at our beach house on the Delaware shore in mid-March, when we decided to have everyone at the Foreign Policy Research Institute go home and begin to work remotely. Several days later, Pennsylvania shut down and Delaware shut down. My one week at the shore ended up being nearly 3 months, as I got back home to the Main Line in early June. Fortunately (unfortunately for Linda) I had the dog with me, which helped a little, but not a lot, because Delaware closed its beaches to all activity, including dog-walking, until the end of May. Family and friends coped with virtual Happy Hours via Zoom and a regular series of online trivia nights. I would occasionally comment to my 3 kids that I wanted to get back home, to which their response was invariably: "Please don't! You will die. Either from Covid-19; or because we will kill you." I am, after all, somewhat more at risk given my age. My 50th reunion at St Paul's has been postponed to next June. An "anti-reunion" in Marin County with some Yale classmates scheduled for this Fall has been postponed for a year. The annual Yale Alumni Association convocation scheduled for this November in New Haven will now be online. Every presentation event/lecture/briefing at FPRI is now virtual (and well may largely remain so, as the response has been tremendous). Strange times these are. Stay safe.

July 14, 2020 Carpenter, Kenneth (Kacey)

Hope you and your family are safe at this moment during these challenging times. We moved our home from California to Oregon this summer and are enjoying the outdoors walking among the forest and kayaking in the lake. We are thankful that our families are safe with Cass starting her Emergency Medicine Residency at Bay State, Emma working on her master's degree, Rob working remotely in California support the law firm in NY, and Kevin working safely from home in Texas. Kacey is passionate about his work at the Sierra Club to help save the planet, support equity, inclusion, and justice in our work, and help create a future to believe in for all.

July 14, 2020 King, Lorrie

I have big wonderful beauty start up news to share. I have co-founded a DTC skincare and wellness business, Caire Beauty for women 40+. Amazingly amongst this unsettling time of the Covid-19 and racism pandemics, my company was recently selected to be a part of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator's 19th class. https://www.eranyc.com/companies/. We started virtually on July 13th and will be a part of this prestigious group through the end of this year. It's a wonderful way to have raised initial funding. I am proud to say that those long ago entrepreneurial classes might finally be paying off in a major way, but boy oh boy is fundraising a new language for me. Our preliminary website is www.cairebeauty.com. We are about to enter digital pre-testing so sign up for our emails if you are over 40 and would love smoother, more hydrated, glowing skin (it of course can work for men too especially those of you are who are sneaking off for Botox injections!). See you online everyone.