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Mission


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Mission


 

GOOD FRIENDS DOING GREAT THINGS

 THE ALUMNI COLLECTIVE ACTIVELY ENGAGES NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI SOCIALLY, AND OUR COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPICALLY, WHILE BUILDING APPRECIATION AND SUPPORT FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER. WE ACCOMPLISH THIS THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS AND CHARITABLE FUNDING OF THE ENC.

 

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Good Friends


Good Friends


 

GOOD FRIENDS

We are fortunate. 

Fortunate to have grown up in such A beautiful city, fortunate to Have Done So with such a great group of friends And FORTUNATE TO SHARE THE ROOTS OF NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL. 

Over the years, our friendships have grown beyond the circle we might have traveled in, the music we might have listened to or the sports we might have played, to become a family of friends who appreciate spending time together. 

the Alumni Collective strives to not only strengthen but to extend our connections by providing opportunities for us to get together more often, while supporting causes that make our community better.

Arthur Jeppe '83

 
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Great Things


Great Things


 

GREAT THINGS

Charitable giving is a core tenant of the Alumni Collective. By supporting worthy causes we give back to the community that shaped us, STRENGTHENING it for ourselves and supporting it for the future.

100% OF THE COST OF EVERY MEMBERSHIP IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND ALL FUNDS RAISED GO DIRECTLY TO THE ENC'S 501(C)(3)  

THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER AND PRESCHOOL

Cutting to the chase, because there is real urgency here - THE ENC NEEDS FUNDS TO BUILD the NEW PRESCHOOL. THIS IS WHY THE ALUMNI COLLECTIVE IS SUPPORTING THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE new PRESCHOOL.

 

History

For some of us the nature center was a place we went to work on with Mr. House, for others it was a place we went to spend part of our lunch break. Either way it was and continues to hold an important place in our community.

The Environmental Nature center Has been a part of our community since 1972. Today, They are a landscape for learning, a SANCTUARY from day to day stresses, and a place of preservation and education, and it needs our help to Grow.

 

Expansion

The ENC recently purchased the adjacent 1.3 acre property on Dover and is in the process of expanding their natural habitat and constructing our community's first nature based preschool which will

  • Have play areas but no playgrounds.

  • Recognize that unfacilitated outdoor experiences are a crucial form of learning for children.

  • Have qualified early childhood educators and environmental educators.

  • Teach all the basics of a typical preschool and more.

  • Have children who spend the majority of the day outdoors.

  • Have indoor spaces that are warm, welcoming and conducive to learning.

  • Be an integrated part of the Environmental Nature Center.

  • Be multi-sensory and recognize multiple intelligences.

 

Funding

THE ENC NEEDS FUNDS TO BUILD the NEW PRESCHOOL. THIS IS WHY THE ALUMNI COLLECTIVE IS SUPPORTING THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE new PRESCHOOL.

 

NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL

The alumni collective will support NHHS students with CONTINUING education scholarships and an alumni collective mentorship program, where members actively engage students with insight, encouragement and counsel.

 
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Events


Events


 

EVENTS


EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US FOR

A NIGHT OF TEXAS HOLD'EM, DRINKS, FOOD, AND MUSIC

SATURDAY,  APRIL 28TH,  6 PM - 10 PM (GAMES START AT  6:30) 

@THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER - 1601 16TH STREET, NEWPORT BEACH

More INfo and tickets can be found here

You don't have to be a member of the Alumni Collective to be part of this

ALL MONEY COLLECTED GOES DIRECTLY TO THE ENC


HOW ABOUT AN EVENING OF GOOD DRINKS, GREAT FOOD, AWESOME COMPANY AND A LITTLE MUSIC ON THE PATIO AT THE ENC, JUNE 9th?

EVERYONE IS WELCOME To JOIN US FOR

the ENC's annual Summer SOIREE

TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND BUY A TABLE

You don't have to be a member of the Alumni Collective to be part of this

ALL MONEY COLLECTED GOES DIRECTLY TO THE ENC


EVERYONE IS WELCOME To JOIN US FOR

THE REALLY BIG SHOW BENEFITING A REALLY GREAT CAUSE.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 12 NOON TO 6PM

THIS YEAR'S SHOW BRINGS US THREE AWESOME BANDS PLAYING ON THE BEACH AT THE NEWPORT DUNES RESORT. 

THE BANDS INCLUDE SIDE DEAL, SWINGIN' TIKIS AND SUPERDELUX, WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

EVEN BETTER, THERE WILL BE FOOD TRUCKS AND DRINKS ON HAND.

TO TOP IT OFF, PROCEEDS FROM THE SHOW WILL GO TO THE JIMMY MILLER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR WOUNDED MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN.

You don't have to be a member of the Alumni Collective to be part of this


Other events we are considering, Include

  • Farm to table dinners

  • big GAME "TAILGATES" 

  • WINE TASTING

  • WHISKEY/BOURBON/SCOTCH TASTING

  • CONCERTS at the ENC and around town

  • Movie Night with S'MORES by the fire

  • Guest speakers/authors

  • Family SLEEPOVERS

  • Newport-Mesa ALUMNI guest Night

ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE ENC PROPERTY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE OTHER SUGGESTIONS.


Past events that were quite fun


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SATURDAY,  JAN 28TH,  12 PM - 6 PM @ ORIGINAL PIZZA STAGE

NEAR 2121 W. BALBOA BLVD, NEWPORT BEACH

THANKS FOR A GREAT DAY!

AFTER 53 YEARS ORIGINAL PIZZA-NEWPORT closed ITS DOORS FOR THE LAST TIME AND WE HOPE YOU were there.

THIS HAD TO have been THE PARTY OF THE YEAR. HOW COULD IT NOT HAVE BEEN WITH AN OUTDOOR STAGE, 4+ BANDS, BEER AND YES, PIZZA?

BTW FOR THOSE WHO ARE WORRIED, ORIGINAL PIZZA 2 IS STILL GOING STRONG AT 2675 IRVINE AVE, COSTA MESA.

THE WHO'S, THE WHAT'S, AND THE WHERE'S

ORIGINAL PIZZA PIZZA AND BEER

AN OUTDOOR STAGE AT A NEARBY BACK ALLEY LOCATION

INKED BANDS INCLUDE THE SWINGIN' TIKIS, ECA, THE MATT HURRAY BAND, AND CRITENS

A PORTION OF ALL PROCEEDS were DONATED TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER PRESCHOOL FUNDTHE T-1 DIABETES FUND FOR KIDS, AND THE NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL


MOVIE NIGHT @ THE BOARD CLUB SATURDAY,  JAN 14TH,  6 PM-9 PM

408 31ST ST, NEWPORT BEACH

JOIN US TO CHECK OUT THE OUTDOOR PREMIERE OF THE SURF CHANNEL'S GROUNDBREAKING ACTION-SPORT MOVIE ABOUT THE WORLD'S NEWEST WATER SPORT CALLED "HYDRO-FLIGHT". IT'S PART SURF, SKATE, MOTO_X AND MORE. YOU CAN ALSO TALK TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE RIDING THESE NEW HIGH-FLYING WATER POWERED MACHINES -- AND SEE ALL THREE DEVICES IN PERSON!

AND LET'S NOT FORGET SEEING SOME FRIENDS, EATING SOME PIZZA, DRINKING SOME BEER, WINNING SOME COOL STUFF AND HELPING SUPPORT THE ENC'S PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT FUND.


That time we CELEBRATEd A BUNCH OF 50th BIRTHDAYS @ THE BLUE BEET

THANKS FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A GREAT NIGHT.

IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU THERE. 

WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID AND DONE, WE RAISED $3,655 THROUGH TICKET SALES AND $2,050 SELLING RAFFLE TICKETS. THIS COMBINED WITH THE $500 THE BLUE BEET KICKED IN GaVE US A TOTAL OF $6,205. 

ADD THE MATCHING COMPONENT AND WE raised A GRAND TOTAL OF $12,410 FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER.

SATURDAY,  APRIL 2,  7 PM-?? @ THE BLUE BEET

WITH A PRE-PARTY AT THE STAG BAR

Open to NHHS Alumni and others with local connections to the area.

THE BIG 50 IS EITHER SHINING BRIGHT ON THE HORIZON OR IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR FOR ALL OF US. CELEBRATE THIS MILESTONE WITH THE OTHER OLD FOLK YOU GREW UP WITH. JOIN US FOR WHAT WILL SURELY BE THE BIRTHDAY PARTY OF THE YEAR.

WITH MUSIC FROM LOCAL FAVORITES - SWINGIN' TIKIS, THE CRITENS AND COCKFIGHT, ALONG WITH A FEW SURPRISES


 
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Eat/Shop


Eat/Shop


 

EAT, SHOP AND SUPPORT

Supporting our community goes beyond our families and our schools, it also includes our local businesses. With this in mind, the Alumni Collective is partnering with Small businesses to support them, and in turn, support our charitable giving. Shops and RESTAURANTS around town will donate a portion of every purchase MADE BY AN ALUMNI COLLECTIVE MEMBER to the Alumni Collective as a charitable gift.

Keep an eye out for the Alumni Collective logo and be sure to not only mention you are a member when you get to the register, but to also say "thank you."

After all, We are all in this together.

More information coming soon

 
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Members


Members


FOUNDING MEMBERS

 

Art Jeppe '83 - director 

ALAN BUCHANAN '84

LISA WREN JEPPE '85

PETER SHEA '85

RICK WANDROCKE '79

JOHN CURCI '83

RICK JOHN '75

ALAN SLUTZKY '84

Chace Warmington '89

JON ELLIOT '85

DANDY O'SHEA '81

ERIC SLUTZKY '90

 

 

MEMBERS

Teachers

Robert House '55-'94

70's

Rich Simons '72

Don Ayres III '74

Scott Reid '75

80's

tom Lagrandeur '81

Kirk Norton '81

William Palmer '81

Nancy Hansen Pedersen '81

Bruce Asper '81

DANIELLE GRUBER '82

Michele Morse Knipp '82

Christopher Ling '82

ERIC LONGABARDI '82

VALERIE FRANKLIN PARKER '82

Rick Braeutigam '83

Bill Brown '83

John Calder '83

Sharon Cohen '83

Brian Del Valle '83

Catherine Wadsworth Del Valle '83

Rick Franklin '83

Kathy Mader '83

Mike Nash '83

Mike Parks '83

Carolyn Colin Stephens '83

Tim Storm '83

Tim Carr '84

Steve Brazas '84

Holly Cislaw '84

Jackie Carron Cota '84

ERIK DEXTER '84

KRISTiN HARKINS DEXTER '84

Lauren Dunn '84

Ted Buckley '84

STEPHANIE CORKETT KRISTIANSEN '84

Kayre Griffing Norsworthy '84

Michele Baron McCormack '84

Chelli Thomas Prouty '84

Todd Russell '84

Michael Thompson '84

Jennifer Whelan Walker '84

Natalia Hogue Wellman '84

 

80's

Molly Magrath Calder '85

ANA JEPPE CIANCIOLA '85

AMY ZIMMERMAN BROWN-LISK '85

ASHLEE DUERR '85

TIFFANY JOHNSON GATES '85

KIMBERLY FINE HALLORAN '85

Carla McKelvey Heer '85

Kim Snow Keirstead '85

SUSAN LIEB '85

ANDREA BATI MARTIN '85

Kelly McCunniff '85

Ian McKay '85

SCOTT MOSES '85

Rick O'Shea '85

TRACY COOKSON PARKS '85

Christina Lukosky Porter '85

Joy Broome Robinson '85

GREG ROHL '85

BARBARA RUFFINI '85

Christa Haskell Schulz '85

PAIGE SMITH '85

Shannon Perkins Spencer '85

JULIE BOERO SORGE '85

Carrie Snyder Young '85

Duranne Collins '86

Matthew McLaren '86

ROBERT STEWART '86

Nick Scalzo '87

KIRK SMITH '87

KELLY BANN STEWART '87

Chantelle Longpre Wolfe '87

ASHLEY KNOTT '88

Will Allison '89

JULIAN JEPPE '89

Angie Kendall McCunniff '89

Chris Sanita '89

JAMES WALKER '89

90-00's

Todd Farley '90

Jeff Williams '90

Mike Rocco '90

Erik Larsen '92

Brian McAllister '93

Kate Guesman McCall '04

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Join Us


Join Us


 

JOIN US

There are two membership categories Available - couples and Singles, Along with a discount for couples and for Individuals who live out of the area. 

In order to best track membership please fill in the form that comes up, it will make things easier in the long run. 

100% OF THE COST OF EVERY MEMBERSHIP IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND all FUNDS RAISED GO DIRECTLY TO THE ENC'S 501(C)(3)


COUPLES MEMBERSHIPS

COUPLES Annual Membership - NHHS ALUMNI
50.00

This includes 2 tickets to the Annual Alumni Collective Kick-Off Party along with the opportunity for the 2 of you to attend other events throughout the year. It also gets you 2 super cool Alumni Collective window decals for your car, truck or boat.

100% of the cost of every membership is tax deductable and all funds raised go directly to the ENC's 501(c)(3)

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COUPLES Annual Membership - NHHS TEACHER
50.00

This includes 2 tickets to the Annual Alumni Collective Kick-Off Party along with the opportunity for the 2 of you to attend other events throughout the year. It also gets you 2 super cool Alumni Collective window decals for your car, truck or boat.

100% of the cost of every membership is tax deductable and all funds raised go directly to the ENC's 501(c)(3)

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COUPLES Annual Membership - OUT OF TOWN
25.00

This is for Couples who live out of the area and would like to be part of The Alumni Collective but do not have the opportunity to attend events as often as those living nearby. 

This includes 2 tickets to the Annual Alumni Collective Kick-Off Party along with the opportunity for the 2 of you to attend other events throughout the year. It also gets you 2 super cool Alumni Collective window decals for your car, truck or boat.

100% of the cost of every membership is tax deductable and all funds raised go directly to the ENC's 501(c)(3)

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SINGLE MEMBERSHIPS

SINGLE Annual Membership - NHHS ALUMNI
30.00

This includes a single ticket to the Annual Alumni Collective Kick-Off Party along with the opportunity for you to attend other events throughout the year. It also gets you a super cool Alumni Collective window decal for your car, truck or boat.

100% of the cost of every membership is tax deductable and all funds raised go directly to the ENC's 501(c)(3)

Quantity:
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SINGLE Annual Membership - NHHS TEACHER
30.00

This includes a single ticket to the Annual Alumni Collective Kick-Off Party along with the opportunity for you to attend other events throughout the year. It also gets you a super cool Alumni Collective window decal for your car, truck or boat.

100% of the cost of every membership is tax deductable and all funds raised go directly to the ENC's 501(c)(3)

Quantity:
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SINGLE Annual Membership - OUT OF TOWN
15.00

This is for individual Alumni or Teachers who live out of the area and would like to be part of The Alumni Collective but do not have the opportunity to attend events as often as those living nearby. 

This includes a ticket to the Annual Alumni Collective Kick-Off Party along with the opportunity for you to attend other events throughout the year. It also gets you a super cool Alumni Collective window decal for your car, truck or boat.

100% of the cost of every membership is tax deductable and all funds raised go directly to the ENC's 501(c)(3)

Quantity:
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Donate


Donate


DONATE AND HAVE IT MATCHED

With $2,500,000 in matching funds, every dollar we raise between now and APRIL 2017, will be worth 2 Dollars to the ENC's Preschool Capital Fund. Your donation is Tax DEDUCTIBLE and If you'd like, your name WILL BE INCLUDED On the ENC's DONoR WALL if applicable.  

If you have the means to support our cause even Further, please follow the link below.

Donate

100% OF what you give IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND ALL FUNDS RAISED GO DIRECTLY TO THE ENC'S 501(C)(3)

 

FUNDS RAISED BY THE ALUMNI COLLECTIVE TO DATE

A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM EVERY EVENT ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE, While membership and Straight DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE. All proceeds go directly to the enc's 501(c)(3)

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Press


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FAQ


FAQ


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Who can join the alumni collective? 

All Graduates and teachers from NHHS, along with their partners.

 

What do i get for joining beside feeling good about helping a great cause?

Your Yearly membership fee includes the annual alumni collective kick-off cocktail party and the opportunity to attend other events throughout the year.

 

May I still join The alumni collective if I live in another county, state or country?

Yes, but we do not think you should have to pay full price to attend fewer functions. That is why out-of-town Alumni can join for $25, instead of $50.

 

Does my membership include my partner, brother or sister?

No, If family would like to attend alumni Collective events they must also be a member in good standing. Couples can join as a pair for $75, though.

 

WHEN WILL WE KNOW about THE OTHER EVENTS?

We are actively pursuing new events and will be posting them as soon as they are lined up.

 

Who started the alumni collective?

Arthur Jeppe '83, along with a small cabal of like minded alumni.

 

Wait, I have other questions/answers/Suggestions.

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