Parker is so fortunate to have so many impressive alumni. Over the years, three awards have been created to recognize some of these individuals. The Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who were talented athletes while they were students at Parker. These individuals were not only recognized within the CIF, but also by their teams and coaches. The Arts Hall of Fame recognizes talented alumni in the arts and the Distinguished Alumni Award is given to alumni who have made a difference in their community.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
The Francis Parker School Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to an alumnus/a who embodies the ideals of intellect, initiative and social responsibility which are the very essence of a Parker education. This person is someone who has demonstrated remarkable leadership in his/her field of endeavor, attained local and/or national recognition and has made an outstanding contribution to the country, community or School. This alumnus/a may be a living or deceased person who completed at least one full academic year at Parker.
Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis – please continue to submit nominations to be considered during the next selection process. Questions may be directed to Sarah Latimer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 858/874-3371.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDEES
Jeffrey Silberman ’75
Jeff is the fourth awardee and was inducted in 2020. He was on the Board of Trustees for 8 Years and served as the Board Chair in 2017. Jeff was co-chair for the Heart of Campus capital campaign and endowed the Head of School Scholars Program increasing access to a Parker education. Jeff’s dedication to Parker for over 4 decades has ensured Parker as a leader in the San Diego community.
Ethel Mintzer Lichtman ’40
Ethel was the third awardee and was inducted in 2007. She was also a recipient of the Henry F. Lippitt Award for her impact on the School. Ms. Lichtman was a devoted volunteer and teacher at Parker whose time and dedication impacted eight decades of Parker people.
Ted Gildred Jr. ’50
Ted was the second awardee. He is a leader in the banking industry, diplomat, successful developer and an accomplished aviator. Ted was Parker’s 2006 Commencement Speaker.
Louisa Hanson Marshall ’26
ARTS HALL OF FAME
The Francis Parker Upper School Arts Hall of Fame (Arts HOF) exists to recognize and honor Parker alumni and faculty who have made a significant impact to the arts in their respective fields.
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ARTS HALL OF FAME AWARDEES
Anna Stump ’82
Anne Vafis ’51
Brandon Scott ’01
Katie Chadwick ’01
Lloyd Russell, Jr. ’85