Volunteer Leadership

Volunteer Leadership

Patrick J. Bracewell ’98, Chair of Annual Giving

PatrickBracewell98Patrick Bracewell ’98 is the chairman and chief executive officer of Amalgamated Casualty Insurance Company, a specialty commercial automobile insurer, and its affiliated agency, American Risk Management, Inc. Patrick is also the managing member of Bracewell Asset Management, LLC, an investment firm. Previously, Patrick was a vice president in the investment banking practice at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. (“FBR”), a middle-market investment banking firm based in Rosslyn, Virginia. At FBR, Patrick advised financial services businesses, principally insurers, reinsurers, and insurance distribution businesses, on strategic alternatives, mergers and acquisitions, and capital formation. In addition, Patrick spent two years in London helping FBR establish its European investment banking practice.

At St. Albans, Patrick currently serves as chair of Annual Giving. He has also served as the vice chair of Annual Giving, a decade captain for Annual Giving, class agent, and as a Phonathon volunteer.

Patrick received an A.B. in economics and history from Bowdoin College. At Bowdoin, Patrick was a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar and played varsity soccer for four years, serving as team captain and earning All-NESCAC and All-New England honors. Patrick lives in Washington with his wife, Meghan, and their three children, Charlotte, Brendan, and Lilly.

“When I think of St. Albans, I think of a strong community: there is something timeless about the St. Albans experience and it’s helped to foster a diverse and vibrant community of students, former students, faculty members, and former faculty members. I feel fortunate to be part of this wonderful community. I give back to St. Albans every year because I know that Annual Giving is a critical source of funding for the school and I want to do what I can to ensure that current and future St. Albans students look back on their St. Albans experience with the same fondness that I do.”

—Patrick J. Bracewell ’98, Chair of Annual Giving

Michael Kelley and Gladys Sanglade-Kelley,
Lower School Division Co-chairs


Michael and Gladys, proud parents of Andres ’20 and Michael, a freshman at Wilson High School, serve as Lower School Co-Chairs for 2014-2015 Annual Giving. Six-year Annual Giving volunteer veterans, they first served as AG Form Volunteers, a post they held for two years, before a three year stint as Form Co-Chairs for the Class of 2020, helping the class to achieve 100% family participation each year.

Gladys has volunteered for the Christmas House Tour for the past six years, most recently as Co-House Tour Manager. In addition, she has served on various Form community service and activities committees and regularly assists with the Lower School Art Fair and Student Exchange. Gladys has a B.A. in Business Administration from Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela and a M.A. in International Transactions, School of Public Policy, from George Mason University.

Michael, a Partner at Akerman LLP, leads Akerman’s investment funds practice initiatives. He previously served on the St. Albans Fathers’ Committee, in addition to his Annual Giving roles. In the wee hours of the morning, he can often be found swimming laps in the Lawrence Pool, and in the later hours of the day, out supporting the boys’ sports activities. Michael has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, a PhD from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from George Mason University.

“We contribute to Annual Giving because we believe in the St. Albans mission to develop strong young men with the broad skills, interests, and character to make a difference in a rapidly changing world that needs more of what St. Albans is about; we recognize too, that this requires heightened commitment.”

—Allan Moore, Upper School Division Co-chair of Annual Giving

Allan and Vivian Moore,
Upper School Division Co-chairs

AGChairs-MooreVivian and Allan Moore, parents of Vanessa (NCS ’15) and Harrison ’19 are serving as Upper School co-chairs for the 2015-2016 Annual Giving campaign. They assume this responsibility following five years as Annual Giving parent volunteers for the Class of 2019.

Vivian, a former treasurer for St. John’s Lafayette Square Episcopal Church, has volunteered at St. Albans in the Admissions Office, the Altar Guild, and the Student Exchange Shop, as well as being a Form, Welcome, and Christmas House Tour co-chair.

Allan, a partner of Covington & Burling LLP, practices law in the areas of international arbitration and insurance coverage and enjoys cheering for the Bulldogs on their beautiful new fields.