Clare Gebert Berry ‘73 Named Alumna of the Year
The Alumnus of the Year Award is given during Reunion Weekend to an alumnus who has consistently provided exemplary service to Episcopal by enhancing the mission, success, stature, and well-being of the school. Episcopal’s incoming Alumni Board President Heather Rainey Moseley ‘88 announced the 2018-2019 Alumna of the Year award winner, Clare Gebert Berry ‘73, on Friday, April 26, during the Reunion Weekend opening night party on the Acosta House lawn.
“Clare’s enthusiastic and energetic support of Episcopal has long been appreciated by everyone she works with on campus,” said Heather. “We are deeply thankful for her giving spirit, and the way she champions the school no matter where she is or what she is doing. We know she does it out of the deepest love for Episcopal.”
Clare has been involved in the school as an alumnus, parent, and Board of Trustees member. Her generosity to Episcopal has set an example for fellow alumni and has enriched every area of campus. She is a member of the Fifty by 50 Society of lifetime leadership donors, the Great Oak Society of leadership donors, and the 1966 Society of consecutive year donors (for almost 30 years!). Her realty company supports the school through the Corporate Partner program as well.
Clare has served the school as an alumni class representative for many years; served as a Reunion Weekend committee member, has been a Career Day speaker and hosted a Career Launcher intern; she has also been a Parent of Alumni Episcopal Fund Chair and advisory chair.
Clare served on the Board of Trustees for seven years, during which time she has been on the following committees: Executive Committee, Admissions Committee, Chair, Marketing Committee, Chair, and Buildings & Grounds Committee. She was also the Lead the Way capital campaign major gifts committee chair and a core committee member.
Clare and her husband, Vance, have one son, Vance, who is a member of the Class of 2005.