Welcome Men of Avon!
This portion of our website is designed as a resource for you, to stay connected with each other and Avon Old Farms. You are part of a network that numbers 4,510 strong, living around the world and across the country. You are united by the brotherhood. Time and time again we hear that the connections made at Old Farms had a life-changing impact.
We urge you to come back to your school – in person, whenever possible, but also online and through AOF gatherings in your own area. Our goal in Alumni & Development is to extend the Avon connections near and far, through area receptions, networking opportunities, and alumni involvement with current students. Mrs. Riddle’s goal was to create an indestructible school for boys. In our opinion she has, and it is up to us to care for it so that future generations of boys will take her motto to heart, Aspirando et Perseverando, and become Men of Avon.
We hope you will take an active role in the future of your school. In today’s world, society has lost a sense of the values and community that Avon Old Farms still holds so dear. You can maintain and enhance the Avon experience for those who come after you. Make it a point to reconnect with friends and former teachers at Reunion Weekend; submit class notes to The Avonian; and make Avon Old Farms a top philanthropic priority in your life, today and in the years ahead.
Take a moment to think about the role Avon has played in your lives. Show your appreciation and honor the people who provided you with the opportunity to attend Avon. Never forget the lifelong bonds you forged with your Avon brothers, or the influential teachers and coaches who made a meaningful impact along the way.
Theodate Pope Riddle founded this institution because, as she stated in her Deed of Trust, “There should be some oases in this country where love of tradition is fostered. Avon shall be one of these oases; one place where, when Avonians return, they will find at least a semblance of permanence.”
That oasis still exists at Avon. We encourage you all to "come home;" we look forward to welcoming you back.
Aspirando et Perseverando