Breakfast at Blake

Breakfast at Blake audience listening to speaker

Breakfast at Blake is a speaker series that features Blake alumni and parents. The event series, organized by Blake's Advancement team, is open to the full Blake community, includes a complimentary breakfast and the opportunity for networking and socializing. The school hosts about a half dozen Breakfast at Blake events during the school year. You can view past speaker presentations on Blake's YouTube page.

Dr. Anne Stavney

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
Dr. Anne Stavney kicked off the 2022-23 season of the popular Breakfast at Blake series with her annual Head of School address, during which she shared updates on the school followed by Q&A. Photo credit: Tamika Garscia

Cathy Countryman Maes ʼ85

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022
The reunion edition of Breakfast at Blake featured our 2022 Outstanding Alumna of the Year Cathy Countryman Maes ʼ85. During her presentation, Maes shared photos and stories from her time at Blake and discussed how these experiences inform her work as a nonprofit executive.

Stephen Hoge ’94

The reunion edition of the popular Breakfast at Blake speaker series featured our Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Stephen Hoge ’94, a doctor, scientist and president of Moderna, which developed one of the first government-approved coronavirus vaccines.

Laura Gabbert '85

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020
Documentary director Laura Gabbert '85 discussed clips from her documentaries including a sneak peek of a production exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the American food supply chain.

Cassidy Blackwell ’02

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021
As the director of international communications at Airbnb, Cassidy Blackwell '02 shared her thoughts on "Sourcing Authenticity: aligning the personal and professional through purpose." She discussed her journey of rooting into her values to take the road less traveled into the tech and travel industry.

Tim Baylor GP’32

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
As an active member of Minneapolis' business and political scene, Tim O. Baylor GP'32 discussed how federal laws have created and impacted segregation and how they are still active in the Twin Cities' state and local levels.

John Paul Farmer '97

Thursday, May 20, 2021
John Paul Farmer '97, chief technology officer of New York City, discusses how his role affects education and opportunity for young people across the city and revealed some surprising facts about technology in a large metropolitan city and how critical it has become to daily life.