On Tuesday, December 10, over 100 Trinity-Pawling alumni, parents, faculty, students, and friends gathered at the Union Club for the annual New York City Holiday Reception. It was a wonderful evening of reconnection and holiday cheer. We are truly grateful to Michael Kovner ’58 and Jean Doyen de Montaillou for generously hosting the reception — for the seventh year in a row! It is always a delightful way to celebrate the season with the Trinity-Pawling community.

In addition to hosting the New York City holiday reception each year, Michael Kovner ’58 is also in his eighth year of serving on the Trinity-Pawling Board of Trustees. He is a committed trustee, a connected alumnus, and a steadfast supporter of the School.

“Much of who I am today is due to my years at T-P,” shared Kovner. “Though more than half a century has gone by, it seems like just yesterday to me. The School today makes me proud to be an alumnus and honored to serve on the Board.”

After graduating from Trinity-Pawling, Kovner went on to Lafayette College to study government, followed by Georgetown’s School of Foreign Affairs for graduate school. He also spent time at the University of Dijon in France. Not long after, Kovner was drafted into the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, and eventually promoted to First Lieutenant. Following his service, Kovner spent his career in residential sales, all the while staying connected to Trinity-Pawling.

During this season of celebration and reflection, we express our gratitude to you, Michael, for your ongoing dedication to the School!

by Emma Christiantelli