Once a Tarrier, always a Tarrier.
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013
7:00PM - 9:00PM - Narrows Brewing
Sunday, Dec 8, 2013
11:00AM - 1:30PM - Santa Monica
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
11:30AM - 1:30PM - LaPac Lobby
Welcome, Spike! What inspired you to make your debut this year?
I thought that it was just about time. Quite a few of our athletic teams have been doing really well in recent years—winning league and state championships.
As the community development coordinator at MultiCare Health System, Mallory manages fund-raising and awareness efforts for its three foundations: MultiCare Health Foundation, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, and Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation. All three focus on improving healthcare options for members of the greater community, whether it’s in the form of constructing new buildings, expanding medical programs, or donating toys and books to pediatric patients. “I get to go into work every day and work with people who want to do good,” Mallory says. “It’s so rewarding.”
You could say philanthropy runs in the family. Growing up with an extended family that was heavily involved in the leadership of the Ben B. Cheney Foundation, Mallory says her parents instilled in her a sense of civic duty. Her first job after graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in sports management was with the family business, working in community development with the Tacoma Rainiers for five years. “You have to have a passion for what you do,” she says. “My passion just happens to be giving back, specifically to the local community—to the community that helped raise me and develop me. My life motto is I like to be busy or sleeping, so if I’m awake I might as well be doing something productive, whether for my life or for others.”
And Mallory certainly is productive in her role at MultiCare, where the vast majority of her energy and talent is dedicated to raising money and managing events that support Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma. Whether it’s working with third-party organizations to develop meaningful sponsorships or with individuals who benefitted from the hospital themselves and want to give back in some way, Mallory helps to channel resources to maximize impact. She was also instrumental in founding Students Working Wonders, a program that encourages middle and high schoolers to get involved with community service and welcomes current Tarriers. “A lot of the students want to go into the medical field, so maybe one day they’ll come back and work at Mary Bridge,” Mallory says. “Our core pilot group of kids just graduated, and one’s going to Pacific Lutheran University to study nursing and wants to come back and work at Mary Bridge. That’s one of the coolest things—she wants to continue giving back in both her time and her career.”
Mallory also gives back outside of her day job. Once a week she and her husband, Daniel, serve breakfast at the Tacoma Rescue Mission, and she sat on the committee for the Susan G. Komen Tacoma Lunch for the Cure this year. And along with her cousins, she’s getting increasingly involved with the Cheney Foundation. “You are who you are because of the people in the community that you grew up in,” she says. “You are a product of your environment, and I want to give back and show people that giving back can be so easy. Plus, you meet cool people with intriguing stories. People are fascinating, and that’s what you learn by volunteering.”
At Charles Wright Academy, we move mountains.
Recognizing the value of independent education, families move mountains to enroll their children at CWA; teachers move mountains to connect with each individual student to prepare him or her for college and life; and, more than anything, our students move mountains to absorb the curriculum, to connect with teachers and peers, and to become citizens and leaders.
In honor of these fantastic feats taking place daily in our Tarrier community, Charles Wright Academy is pleased to bring the Spirit Auction back to campus. Please look forward to our gala evening on Saturday, March 8, 2014, as we celebrate the mountains you move, and lay foundations for ever-greater miracles.
Tacoma, Wash. – The Class of 2013 graduated from Charles Wright Academy on Saturday, June 8, in an outdoor commencement ceremony on the lawn between the Lower School and the Upper School on a warm and sunny evening. Sixty-four seniors—members of Charles Wright’s 50th graduating class—received their diplomas, each from a faculty member whom they personally requested to present the honor.
During Winterim, Neda Sobhani ’00 found herself standing with a few Charles Wright classmates at the Rock of Gibraltar. “I’ll never forget the first time I saw Africa,” she recalls. “The hills of Morocco were just barely visible through the mist and clouds. It looked so mysterious and unreachable.” Her Winterim and community service experience at CWA offered inspiration for what would become a life dedicated to helping others abroad.
Tige Young '92 was the subject of a Forbes.com profile that highlighted his unique philosophy behind running his business in Fiji. "Any good investor looks at return on investment, which is generally just dollars," he tells the magazine. "Return On Life is (the pursuit of) experiences... that really last. You have one life, one chance to do things. And as you get older and look back, what are the things you’re gonna remember that were like, 'Boy, that was a great decision, I’m really glad I did that.'"
Charles Wright’s own Kevin O'Rourke ’74 is back on the small screen. The actor and director is a guest star with a recurring role on the hit HBO series Boadwalk Empire. O’Rourke plays a New Jersey construction magnate, Edward Bader. Bader was elected mayor of Atlantic City in 1920, both in real life and on the show. In 2012, O’Rourke won a SAG award as a member of the Boardwalk Empire ensemble. The show is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the prohibition era.
Edited by Emily McMason
What once might have begun as a mere graduation requirement has blossomed into academic passion that extends beyond the gates of CWA for many World Language students. Here’s what five Charles Wright alumni are pursuing with their Japanese expertise.
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Questions? Contact Brooke (Brakke) Judge '97 at (253) 620-8382.
- Sports Boosters Advertisement/Sponsorship Form, 2013-14 SeasonSupport your Tarrier teams! Great opportunities for advertising and sponsoring a game. Proceeds support Charles Wright Academy's athletic program needs.
- Bleed Green Alumni Newsletter, 9/2013
- Bleed Green Alumni Newsletter, 10/2013
- Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form
- The Commitments
- All School Calendar Dates List, 2013-2014All school calendar for the 2013-2014 academic year.