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2020 McVeigh Day: Sharing Kindness in Our Communities

In memory of Peter C. McVeigh 1760, members of the Germantown Academy community traditionally gather to engage in community service efforts around the country. This year, 2020 McVeigh Day took place on April 25 and focused on acts of kindness, ways to raise someone's spirits, or being of help.


Watch Head of School Rich Schellhas in the video above! We hope you enjoy some examples below of how Patriots of all ages rose to the occasion on McVeigh Day. THANK YOU for "Living His Legacy"!

The family of Andrew Lerner '01 spent McVeigh Day making masks for the Abramson Center and other members of the community.

Michael Daulerio '07 and Glenda Daulerio 1760 dedicated their food delivery to Peter McVeigh 1760.

Claire M. '24 and her family spent some time to creating chalk art to honor Mr. McVeigh.

Will Weihenmayer '03 spent his McVeigh Day cleaning up around his neighborhood.

In an effort to support frontline medical workers, Germantown Academy donated N95 masks, safety goggles, shields, and aprons to staff at Genesis Healthcare. We are so grateful to ALL those who are working each day to care for members of our community.

We are also proud to say that a group of talented community members are finalizing engaging videos (lessons, book readings, performances) made for local children's homes. If you are interested in helping with this, please email

"It was inspiring to see the creative and touching ways GA community members found to live the legacy of Peter," said Director of Alumni Relations Heather Durkin 1760." As Peter’s daughter, Meghan '97 shared, ‘We asked ourselves, 'What would #yourfriendmcveigh do to spread joy, love, and hope during this time? It’s heartening to know that my dad still can influence our community to come together to do good in so many ways and see joy around us.’ We are already working on a date in April next year, so stay tuned!"