Sylvia Fuerstenberg

Profile Updated: December 6, 2022
Residing In: Bellevue, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Charles Margolis
Children: Sophia, born 1990; Samuel, born 1993
Occupation (past/present): Executive Director of a nonprofit
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Junior High?


During reunion weekend would you be interested in gathering with any subgroup either from NT or to share current interests/ occupations? Anything is possible!

Center for Self-Directed Learning

Who was your advisor and what/ who do you remember from advisory?

Arline Paul, Center for Self-Directed learning

Did you attend college? Which one? Do you remember other New Trier classmates who attended the same college? If so, who?

Prescott College, Evergreen State College and Hunter Graduate School of Social Work


So grateful for my formative time in the Center for Self Directed Learning and all the amazing advantages offered a young person in Winnetka in those year.

School Story:

Went into the Center Junior and Senior years and actually finished all my credits half way through senior year and traveled around the US for six months before starting at Prescott College. I have back packed most major mountain ranges in the western US and a few in Canada. Worked for two years in a wilderness intervention program for troubled teens and later pursued a masters in Social Work in NYC where I also met my husband. Traveled around the world solo in 1986 and moved back to WA state in 87 with husband and raised two amazing children. Still in the same house we bought in 1991 and continue to work in nonprofits as an ED.

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Mar 10, 2023 at 12:54 PM

Hi Kiki!!!! I have wondered where you were for ages. Would love to reconnect. I am in touch with a few centuries like Jim Butler and teachers, Jim Belanca and Arline Paul. I'm in the Seattle area, recently retired from nonprofit CEO work. or 206-913-8212

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Dec 06, 2022 at 5:35 PM
Sylvia Fuerstenberg has left an In Memory comment for John Booz.
Mar 17, 2017 at 11:33 AM

I remember John well.  He was funny and brillian.  I met him through Jim Butler I think.   So sad to hear of his passing.

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Mar 17, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Barbara and I spent a bit of time together in HS.  She was passionate about injustices and the war and animals.  I think she continued to pursue her passions into adulthood though we lost touch after HS mostly.  I connected with her o FB some time back and she had changed her name to Giraf and worked on animal causes.  She was a good person  

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