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 From Suzanne Fogarty, Head of School

October, 2014

Dear Friends,

The city of Providence, like Lincoln School, has been the recipient of some excellent press recently. Providence got a full-page write up in the Wall Street Journal titled “The Perfect Long Weekend in Providence” (9/28/14).

And Lincoln got the best shout-out possible from Meredith Vieira ‘71 in her interview in September’s issue of People Magazine“Five Choices That Changed My Life.” 

Travel & Leisure ranked Providence the number one city overall in its 2014 list of “America’s Favorite Cities.”

And Fortune Magazine’s September issue names two Lincoln alumnae, Helena Buonanno Foulkes ’82 and Nancy Dubuc ’87, two of “The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.”  

So, what else does Lincoln School and Providence have in common?  The first line in Charlotte Druckman’s WSJ article sums it up: “Rhode Island’s top town is proof that bigger doesn't always mean better—or more interesting.” Lincoln, like Providence, does not have to be big, to be terrifically interesting. It just is.

Lincoln’s excellent press came during the first couple of weeks of the school year, but the reality is that the gold quality of a Lincoln education has been here for 130 years. And now we are at the school’s next turning point, standing on Lincoln’s rich and rooted foundation, a foundation that supports the innovations of the future.

Some exciting innovations include Girls Who Code Clubs in the Middle and Upper School divisions, our partnership with RISD’s Architecture Department, and the launch of our Alumnae Speakers Series. Stay tuned for updates on Singapore Math in the Lower School, the Grade 8 Program to the United Nations, and the Upper School India Program.

We are very excited that Sheryl WuDunn, author, businesswoman, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, will visit Lincoln on Thursday, November 20 as the speaker for the 2014 Alexis Allen Boss ’89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service. WuDunn will share her newest book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, which she has co-authored with her husband, New York Times journalist, Nicholas Kristoff. You can register online today for this exciting presentation.

Remember, Lincoln, like Providence, does not need to be big to feel big. Lincoln is a school filled with big ideas, big confidence, and big dreams. I look forward to keeping you posted on all the excellent and exciting events happening here in our little corner of the world. 



Suzanne Fogarty
Head of School


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