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Alumni Information

Newfane Alumni Association

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Newfane Alumni Association is to create, promote, and foster connections and relationships between alumni, district, and community. Our vision is to establish an independent and self-funded organization with a board of directors by the year 2022. The Association aims to create scholarship opportunities, mentoring programs, networking platforms, and various programs to benefit the youth of the Newfane Central School District via fundraising. The Association will also create a catalogue of Newfane history and memorabilia, a full service information store for past classes to facilitate reunions, networking events and platforms for alumni, as well as opportunities to award our distinguished alumni.


  • Lara MacFarlane

First Vice President:

  • Rachel Maziarz

Second Vice President:

  • Katelyn Rakfeldt


  • Tom Hicks, Jr. 


  • Hannah Borden

2023 Distinguished Alumni Class

  • Ronald Altbach, Class of 1964, Musician/Capital Markets Executive
  • Erik Harrington, Class of 1987, Coach/Community Service
  • David Nasca, Class of 2008, Artist/Educator
  • Jaak Rakfeldt, Class of 1964, Professor/Researcher/Clinician
  • Lisa Rudgers, Class of 1981, Strategic Planning/Leadership Development Consultant
  • Ronald Winkley, Class of 1976, Law Enforcement/Community Service

Brick Sale

Panther Field Alumni Pavilion Brick Sale Flyer

Donations towards our Programs

  • If you are interested in making a monetary contribution to our scholarship and community programs, you can donate here.

Your Invitation to join the Newfane Alumni Association

Dear Newfane Alumni, 

Please consider this your formal invitation to join the Newfane Alumni Association. Newfane Alumni throughout the generations have been the foundation of our proud community since the district's establishment in 1941. Our ranks of graduates proudly boasts numbers that span several generations of alumni who represented the blue and white. 

Class reunions, informal gatherings, newsletters, activities, and social media have developed and maintained the strong bond between classmates. Newfanites pride ourselves on being a strong, tight-knit community, with our interests focused on the future of our youth and community. 

With this in mind, interested alumni, current district staff, and community members have come together to form the Newfane Alumni Association. 

Check out all of the benefits of joining the Newfane Alumni Association by clicking on the tab below!

  • To make a nomination, click on the link below. Please note, you will need the contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail address) for any individual you wish nominate. Please contact the Newfane Alumni Association if you have any questions.
    Feel free to send in as many nominations as you like.  We want to recognize as many deserving alumni as possible.

    You may also print this nomination form, complete it and mail it to:

    Newfane Alumni Association
    Attn: Distinguished Alumni Committee
    6273 Charlotteville Road
    Newfane, NY 14108

  • The Newfane Alumni Association is searching for alumni that have distinguished themselves in their chosen career paths or lives, benefited their community or others by community service or volunteer work, and/or otherwise significantly impacted the lives of others. 

    Our goal in this is to inspire current students of Newfane and in our community to achieve their goals in life.

    Please fill out the attached Google form.

  • We are very excited to announce the creation of the Newfane Athletic Hall of Fame! The NAHF will seek to recognize outstanding individual athletes, long-tenured coaches, teams that achieved at the highest level, and those who have made important and valuable contributions to Newfane Athletics in other capacities. 

    Please see the link below for more details.