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Our mission: to enhance communications between the School and the parents/guardians of HB students, to promote better understanding and greater unity within the HB community ,and to provide a means whereby the parents/guardians may participate in furthering the welfare of the School in accordance with the Administration’s mission through organizing volunteers, programs, and activities, and through raising funds for and making grants to the School.

WATCH: Upper School students share their work from the 2015 Young Writers and Artists Festival with members of the HBPA. To view the entire HBPA General Meeting, which took place in The Anne Cutter Coburn Reception Room on November 10, 2015, please click here.  

2015-2016 HBPA Events


Mon., August 24-Wed., August 26, 2015
Brown Bag Back-to-School/Used Uniform Sale
contact: Karen Vollmer or Debi Romano 

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Back-to-School Coffee
contact: Amy Cascio or Joan Mullen

Friday, September 25, 2015
Light the Night picnic
contact: Nicole Chauvette, Catherine Levy, or Beth Anne Nettis

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
EC, Prime, US School Photos
contact: Ruth Fedro

Thursday, October 22, 2015
FS, PS, PK, MS, US School Photos
contact: Ruth Fedro

Thursday, November 19, 2015
School Photos Make-Up Day
contact: Ruth Fedro

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
EC/Prime Dads & Donuts
contact: Jennifer Hartford or Rob Hartford

Thursday, October 22, 2015
MS/US Dads & Donuts
contact: Jennifer Hartford or Rob Hartford

Friday, January 29, 2016
Heritage Festival
contact: Kareemah Williams or Dawn Ellis

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Father/Daughter Square Dance
contact: Vicki Pietrick

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Mother/Daughter Spring Fling
contact: Christine Sheets

Thursday, April 14, 2016
HBPA Evening Honoring Bill Christ
Speaker Series Event
contact: Corinne Wallner or Judy Young

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Breakfast
contact: Denise Hahn or Laurel Stack

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
EC/Prime Moms & Muffins
contact: Jennifer Hartford or Rob Hartford

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
MS/US Moms & Muffins
contact: Jennifer Hartford or Rob Hartford

Wedesday, May 4, 2016
Hathaway Brown Parent Association General Membership Meeting
contact: Amy Cascio or Joan Mullen 

Saturday, May 21, 2016
After Prom
contact: Debbie Stahler

HBPA Awarded Grants


  • $20,000 to the Turf Field
  • $6,733 to the Middle and Upper School Orchestra for 55 new chairs for the Orchestra Room
  • $4,760 to HB Athletics for two new water fountains, which will allow students and athletes to easily fill their reusable water bottles
  • $2,500 to the Brian Matters Foundation
  • $8,000 toward the purchase of six tables and 36 chairs for the Atrium. This removable seating provides space for students near the Dining Hall for studying, eating lunch, conducting meetings, and hosting classroom breakouts.
  • $600 to the GROW (Girls Reaching Others Worldwide) Foundation to help strengthen the partnership GROW has with Sisterhood, an after-school program for adolescent at-risk girls in grades 5-12. These funds will support the cost of various leadership and wellness programs.
  • $500 to provide funding to bring Yale University's a capella ensemble Out of the Blue to HB. The group will work with Upper School vocal arts students and perform for Prime, Middle, and Upper School students. 


  • Scott Parsons (Upper and Middle School): Young Writers and Artists Festival
  • Laura Webster (Entire School): Young Writers and Artists Festival (Dar Williams)
  • Katherine Zopatti (Prime School): Writers Workshop- Faculty Development
  • Camille Seals (Entire School): Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble (Heritage Dinner)
  • Margaret Appenheimer (Upper School): Great Lakes Theater Festival’s School Residency Program for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
  • First Step and ITC Garden
  • Laura Webster (Upper School): Risers for the Upper School Choir Room
Thanks for your support!
Volunteer Opportunities

The HBPA sponsors and/or supports a full spectrum of events and activities throughout the school year for parents, students, prospective families, other members of the community. Organizing and volunteering at these events is a great way to meet, mingle, and enjoy one another's company!

In addition to room parents and committee volunteers, we are looking for people to chair or co-chair some of the committees for 2014-15.  If you are interested, please contact Beth Banbury

Click here for a full description of opportunities.

Click here for the official 2015 -2016 Volunteer Form

2015-2016 Executive Board

Amy Cascio & Joan Mullen

Co-Presidents Elect:

Corinne Wallner & Judy Young

Treasurer: Linda Glickman
Secretary/Communications Coordinator: Andrea Mischka
Brown Bag Coordinator: Karen Vollmer
Grants Coordinator: Nina Sheffler
Nominating Chair: Dawn Ellis
Volunteer Coordinator: Beth Banbury
Blazer Spirit Committee: Lori Cohen & Anita Murthy
EC Division Coordinator: Lisa Handel
Prime Division Coordinator: Joanne Channell
MS Division Coordinator: Sital Salgia
US Division Coordinator: Carly Shome
President Emeritus:  Lisa Mortimer & Amy Paine
HB Young Writers & Artists Festival
Pictured below is poet Sarah Kay at the Hathaway Brown Upper School and Middle School Writer's Festivals sponsored by the HBPA.
Sarah Kay with Middle School writers
Sarah Kay with Upper School writers

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