Barnes Hauptfuhrer OPC '72 stressed the importance of living a thankful life and shared his own gratitude for the friends, teammates, teachers and coaches who helped him reach success as an investment banker, hedge fund manager and "Teamball" author during keynote remarks delivered at the Penn Charter Alumni Society's Downtown Reception on January 26.
Hauptfuhrer also touched on his memories playing basketball for one of the best teams in Penn Charter history in 1972 as well as his time playing for Princeton, where he won a NIT championship.
The 140 attendees also heard from Head of School Darryl J. Ford, who provided a "State of the School" at his last Downtown Reception as head before he retires from PC in June after 26 years. Also in attendance were the next head of school Karen Warren Coleman and Chief Development Officer Jack Rogers, also retiring in June after 27 total years at the school. Prior to his remarks, Hauptfuhrer recognized Rogers for his years spent raising funds to support PC students and programs and for his enthusiasm in connecting OPCs to one another and Penn Charter.
The event also featured food, drinks, and good conversation as OPCs, parents and caregivers, and faculty and staff filled the Down Town Club in Philadelphia in support of Penn Charter and its students.
Pictured above: Darryl J. Ford and Karen Warren Coleman; below: Barnes Hauptfuhrer delivers keynote remarks