Cranbrook Kingswood Alumni Association

The Cranbrook Kingswood Alumni Association is committed to fostering and strengthening the relationship between Association Members and the School and its students.  Through such endeavors, the Association shall actively support and advance the mission of the School.

The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Committees of the Alumni Board are the Social Committee, Finance Committee, Communication Committee, and Service Committee.

Email the Office of Alumni Relations for more information on Alumni Association activities.

Committee of Regional Alumni Networks (CRAN)

Keep in touch with Cranbrook Schools by participating in a local Alumni Network. Set up in cities and states across the country, Alumni Networks host events and provide many opportunities to see old friends and meet new people. These networks are already established in:

New England (MA, NH, VT, ME, RI)
New York (NY, NJ, CT)
Northern California
Southern California
Washington, D.C. (DC, VA, MD)

Last year, there were alumni events held in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. In the 2016-17 school year, outreach events are scheduled for Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Contact the alumni office at if you would like to get involved in regional events in any one of these areas. Regional Directors are listed below.

Regional Directors:

Aaron Gillum '96, Chicago
Max He '09, China
Gregg Barker '80, Colorado
Betsy Rumely '72, Colorado
Leslie Beznos, '93, Florida
Aiko Alee Ortega '03, Florida
Sarah Yi '06, Korea
Hyunjong Na '05, Korea
John Matter '93, Louisville/Cincinnati
Christopher Sower '98, New England
Josh Siegel '07 & Katie Palusci Siegel '07, New England
Blake Rockwell '85, New York
Joe Cybulski '07, New York
Amber Dawkins-Gavritsas '97, New York
Stephanie Grove '15, New York
Austen Hohendorf '09, New York
Alice Spero March '49, New York
George Tepe '10, New York
Chase Brand '79, Portland
Terry Goldberg Axelrod '67, Seattle
Ryan Bradley '91, Southern California
Jonathan Benninson '97, Washington, D.C.
Ferdinand Hauslein '61, Texas

Lauren Kerr Freund '01, Local Regional Network Chair

Board Members

Ken Bassey '86
Samar Coyle DeBenedectis '07
Paul Gamble '82
Bill Hill '80
Jeff Imerman '92
Sangmin Kim '11
Carl Klemmer '89
Mike Lipa '01
Susan Loveland-Lett '90
Mary Kleinpell Martella '98
Helen Billig Reasoner '82
Latonya Riddle-Jones '97
Jan Mittenthal Rosen '83
Steve Strickland '99
Scott Stubbs '81

Wade Mezey ‘76, President
Laurie Frankel ‘79, President-Elect
Lynn Gillow '80, Secretary
Matt Broder '08, Treasurer

Lauren Kerr Freund ‘01, Ex-officio

Emeritus Members
John Albrecht '47
Dave Baumhart ‘62
Mary Baker Berry '48
Ann Osborn Hartzell-Kneen ‘54
Ned Schneider '44

Additional Information

  • Financial Seminar for Juniors and Seniors by CK Alumni Association
    On April 3rd, a panel of alumni presented a financial seminar for Cranbrook Kingswood juniors and seniors and their parents entitled "Raising a Financially Savvy Young Adult and Managing Finances in College." It contained some valuable pointers and conversation starters for families transititioning to the college years. The powerpoint from the presentation is attached.

Cranbrook Schools

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Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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