In November and December 2005, Carol Kane was among the stars of the production Wicked at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

Up Close with the Cast of Wicked

Washington University alumni, parents, family members, and friends were in the audience for a matinee of the hit musical Wicked at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis on November 25, an event sponsored by the Alumni Association. Carol Kane, star of movies, theater, and television, headlined the cast and crew who joined the Washington University group for a post-performance presentation facilitated by William Whitaker, senior lecturer in performing arts at Washington University.

Throughout the year, Washington University Clubs in more than 30 cities sponsor special events open to parents and friends as well as alumni. To find a club near you and learn more about upcoming events, visit the Web site:

Month of Caring 2005

Each October, hundreds of University Alumni Association volunteers across the country continue Washington University’s tradition of community service through a national Month of Caring. Local communities throughout the United States benefit as WU Club volunteers harnass their time and enthusiasm for a day. This year, volunteers packed meals for those in need, helped maintain a nature preserve, prepared lunches, and built access ramps for the disabled. Participants made new friends and had a great time while giving back to their communities.

Atlanta — Many alumni encourage their children to join them in the month of Caring. Here, two young volunteers help assemble lunches for Project Open Hand, which provides meals and nutrition services to people who cannot prepare meals themselves due to illness or disabilities.


Houston — From left: Joe Victor, husband of Jean (Schneider) Victor, A.B. ’64; Fan Yang, M.S. ’96; and Jim Myers, A.B. ’64, help the Hermann Park Conservancy with ecological restoration.


Kansas City — Tom Bogdon, A.B. ’68, was one of the volunteers who removed shrubs and brush in the Rocky Point Glades at Swope Park. The project is part of an effort to restore the remnants of the region’s original landscape, sponsored by the Kansas City Wildlands coalition.    

Dallas — Washington University volunteers and a delighted homeowner show off a completed home access ramp. The Dallas Ramp Project builds about 200 ramps per year for area residents.


Houston — Adannaa Oparanoize (left), A.B. ’05, and Judy (Schnitzer) Myers, A.B. ’64, help restore habitat for migratory birds at Hermann Park, one of the city’s greatest natural resources.


Minneapolis — Bill Rosenfeld, A.B. ’66, packs food to be shipped to orphanages, schools, and clinics around the world by the Feed My Starving Children organization.    

Nominate Your Favorite Project for 2006

Please let us know if your favorite local organization needs volunteers. Plans are already under way for the 2006 Month of Caring in October, and your suggestion may be chosen as one of the projects served by our volunteers. Please e-mail your suggestions to: