2017 BFE Alumni Beach Party Map

After looking over the attendance list at the last alumni beach party, the board thought it would be interesting to see where all the alumni in attendance came from. Only those folks that signed in and we were able to find an address for them in the database are reflected on the map. For this first map, we have not included the alumni names, just the graduation year, town and distance traveled. We hope to enhance it next year with names as well.




Baldwin Foundation for Education Approves 5 Mini Grants

At the most recent board meeting the following MiniGrants were approved:
Submitted by Thomas Girolamo, Middle School:

“Programming Autonomous Robots- Lego Robotics/Robotics Pre-Academy – $400.00.

Submitted by Jaclyn Graham, Plaza Elementary: “Team Orchid” – $400.00

Submitted by Stacy Kane, Meadow Elementary:
“First Grade/ENL Vocabulary Enrichment – $400.00.

Submitted by Megan Lewis, Lenox Elementary:
“Second Step Kindergarten Program.” – $439.00

Submitted by Dr. Camhi:  “In Recognition of Excellence” – $400.00

The total of these grants come to $2039.00.

BHS Alumni weekend High School tour.

As a part of the event filled Alumni weekend, the BFE provides a High School tour. Here are some photo highlights:

New art studio.
New art studio.
Business Academy.
Business Academy where students work together in a simulated office environment.
BHS Library with dozens of computers for students to work on.
Law and Government Academy where students hold mock trials.
High tech conference room.

Bonnie Brooks leaving BFE.

BFE board says farewell to Bonnie Brooks as she is moving to Texas to be closer to her family. Bonnie is a retired Baldwin Art educator and Art consultant. Her 36 year career had wonderful high points. She  restored the Kanelous mural over a three year period from 1989-1991 and served as the Art department consultant for my last 12 years.

“I joined the BFE board in 2001 and currently serve as the foundations historian and chair the Mini and Maxi Grant committee”.

Bonnie Brooks cutting her cake.
Seated: Dina Meekins
Standing(Left to right) Melissa Howell Manning, Bonnie Brooks, Sue Fixler Askionoff, Marion O’Keefe Dickey, Ina Fletcher,Bobbi Baylis Angelillo, Sharon Moon Knoerschild
Missing: Tim McDermott, B.A. Schoen, Mike McDermott

2017 Annual Beach Party – Sept 9, 2017 1:00PM

Don’t forget the 2017 Alumni Beach Party!!

Due to construction of jetties at Point Lookout, the Town of Hempstead Triathlon was moved to Lido Beach. Therefore, the area we use will not be available until 1:00PM.

A new permit request has been approved for the use of the facility from 1:00PM to 5:00PM on the same date. 

The Honorable Henry William Hodges III (1938 – 2017)

Bill Hodges ’55 passed away this spring.  Bill graduated from Brown University  and from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Navy.  A life-long resident, Bill loved Baldwin and established his law practices here in his hometown.  He was active in the Nassau County Bar Association, Baldwin Dad’s and Boosters, Baldwin Historical Society and other organizations too numerous to mention.  He served as Counsel for the Baldwin Foundation for Education and as and Elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Baldwin.


The loss of Judge Hodges will be felt by many.

Bill Hodges Age six
Class of 1955 Officers
Bill Hodges Judge Advocate General 1964
Bill and Pat 2002