The Alumni Association is proud to sponsor two important awards that each recognize outstanding loyalty and service to Gilman School and the association.
Named in honor May Holmes, who in her long tenure at Gilman School served as secretary to Headmaster Henry Callard, kept the files that grew into the School archives, helped model the annual giving program, and nurtured the Gilman ideals, the May Holmes Service Award is presented to a member of the Gilman community who has served in the School in a distinguished and meritorious fashion.
Dawson Farber, Jr. '35 is one of the School's most legendary alumni for his outstanding and generational commitment to Gilman's quality of life and learning, and it is the hope of the Alumni Association and the School that the recipients of the Dawson Farber, Jr. Alumni Award demonstrate the same characteristics of loyalty, devotion, selfless service, affection, enthusiasm, and spirit for Gilman School personified by Farber himself. The Dawson Farber, Jr. Alumni Award is presented to the Gilman alumnus who has enthusiastically demonstrated an abundance of service to Gilman sustained over an extended period of time through volunteer leadership, advocacy, and financial support.