Grandparents & Grandfriends Day Livestream


Event Schedule

8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast 
Lower Smedes
Grandparents and Grandfriends are invited to a continental breakfast to kick-off the morning.

9:30 a.m. | Welcome Remarks
Vicky McKenzie Armes ’62C and Mary Jane Jenkins, Saint Mary’s Grandparent Campaign Co-Chairs, introduce the morning’s program.

9:45 a.m. | Faculty Panel Presentation
Hear from some faculty about curriculum and life at Saint Mary’s.

11:00 a.m. | Visual and Performing Arts
Enjoy the talents of our students in a short presentation.

11:25 a.m. | Grandparent's Day Chapel
Your granddaughter will escort you to lunch following the service.

11:55 a.m. | Group Photo
Front of Smedes Hall
A group photo of all our Grandparents and Grandfriends outside of Smedes.

12:00 p.m. | Buffet Lunch
Chan Poyner Dining Hall
Individual photos with your granddaughter.

Meet our Grandparent Annual Fund Chairs

Mary Jane Jenkins and Vicky McKenzie Armes ’62C have generously stepped forward to volunteer their time as Saint Mary’s Annual Fund 2022 Grandparent Campaign co-chairs. Both women have deep affection for Saint Mary’s and many legacy ties to the school. Together, they partner with the Development and Alumnae Office to help engage, connect, and build relationships with other Saints Mary's grandparents, provide news and information especially relevant for grandparents, and help host Grandparents & Grandfriends Day.

Mary Jane’s connections to Saint Mary’s began with her late mother-in-law, Virginia Clark Jenkins ’34HS, and Virginia’s late sister, Nancy Clark Stronach ’35C, both of whom were Saint Mary’s girls. Two of Mary Jane’s daughters, Emily Jenkins ’94HS and Eliza Jenkins Stoecker ’96HS, also graduated from Saint Mary’s. Eliza currently serves as a member of the Alumnae Council alongside Vicky. Mary Jane’s daughter, Louise Jenkins Stowe, is mother of current student Suzie Stowe (10/D) and young alumna, May Stowe ’20. Mary Jane and her husband, Clark, have long been advocates for and leadership donors to Saint Mary’s.

Vicky is a Saint Mary’s and also raised a Saint Mary’s girl, her daughter Lawson Armes ’87HS ’89C. Vicky’s son Martin and his wife Cindy are parents to current junior, Sarah Pratt ’23. Vicky’s ties also include her cousin Barbara McKenzie Scott ’63C. Over the years, Vicky has tirelessly served as a member of Saint Mary’s Alumnae Council and as a vocal advocate for all things Saint Mary’s with her classmates. She is a consistent leadership donor and has served the school in several ways: as a reunion hostess, a class agent, and a member of the 175th Anniversary Gala Committee.

For both women, their most important role now is that of grandmother to their Saint Mary’s girls!

Saint Mary’s is grateful to Vicky and Mary Jane for their leadership and support of this event and the Grandparent Annual Fund Campaign. Make your gift today to the Saint Mary’s Annual Fund 2022 Grandparent & Grandfriends Campaign here.