Homecoming and Reunion

Homecoming Athletics 2022

Girls' Volleyball

Girls' Field Hockey

Boys' Soccer


Alumni Reunion

Alumni returned home to Tower Hill from all across the country and even the Czech Republic, Norway and Nova Scotia. Wishing a wonderful reunion to all graduates of Tower Hill and especially celebrating classes, ending in 2 and 7!

Alumni Awards

2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Charles J. Durante '69
As a lawyer, journalist and civic leader, Chuck Durante has advanced Tower Hill’s ideals for a half-century. A partner in the Wilmington law firm of Connolly Gallagher LLP, Chuck is the president of the Delaware State Bar Association. He is also chair of the Board of Editors of Delaware Lawyer, a quarterly magazine published by the Delaware Bar Foundation, a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a Fellow of the American Bar Endowment. He is past chairman of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and past president of the Wilmington Tax Group. His work has included litigation of significant public impact.

Chuck has been a fixture in Delaware sports since he was a Tower Hill student, when he wrote about Hiller sports for "The News Journal," for whom he continues to cover high school track and cross country. He is president of the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame and president of the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association. A sportswriter and columnist for "The Philadelphia Inquirer" while he was in law school, he continues to write on topics touching on the law, American history and public affairs. He is also a member of the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Active in many civic groups, he is a trustee of the Delaware Historical Society. As vice chair of Common Cause of Delaware, Chuck was the prime author of Delaware’s campaign finance reform law of 1990.

At Tower Hill, Chuck was editor of "The Dial," president of the Student Council and a varsity distance runner. An honors graduate of Haverford College, which awarded him the Alumni Award for sustained service to the College in 1998, Chuck is a longtime member of Tower Hill’s Alumni Council. During their 50th reunion year, he led his classmates to establish the Class of 1969 Endowed Scholarship, which annually “recognizes a student who demonstrates “talent and moxie’,” a phrase of Ed Hughes. Chuck’s brother, Larry '71, and daughters Julia '07 and Maddy '12, also graduated from Tower Hill.

2022 Young Alumni Award Recipients

Kathryn Fortunato '02 and Lizzie Fortunato '02
Lizzie Fortunato '02 and Kathryn Fortunato '02, twin sisters and entrepreneurs, co-founded Lizzie Fortunato in 2008 with the intent of creating unique accessories that use unexpected materials and champion handicrafts from a breadth of places and cultures. Lizzie designs the line, while Kathryn, who got her start on Wall Street, oversees sales and operations. Lizzie studied Art History and English at Duke University ⁠— where Kathryn majored in Economics ⁠— and her interest in "dressing to tell a story" is reflected in the pieces she creates. 

Lizzie constructs a distinct narrative with each collection, naming each style, and often drawing on historical, artistic, and architectural references as she goes. Fortunato's designs marry found, reclaimed and precious materials in fashion forward silhouettes, and the sisters' brand has become synonymous with unique, ahead of the curve accessories that are influenced by fine art, travel, and artisanal craftwork. 

Lizzie Fortunato collections include hand-crafted statement jewelry, 14-karat fine jewelry, handbags, belts, scarves and "Fortune Finds" ⁠— home decor items that they source from their travels and fellow creatives. Despite their brand and company growth, they still design and assemble the majority of their collection right in New York City and have remained self-funded and independent. Lizzie Fortunato has twice been recognized by "Harper's Bazaar Magazine" as 'one of the World's most promising accessory lines,' and has been tapped by numerous designers for runway collaborations. The label has been featured on the covers of "Women's Wear Daily," "W Korea," and "Vogue China" and on the pages of "Vogue," "British Vogue," "Elle," "Harper's Bazaar" and "The New York Times."

Both members of the Class of 2002, Lizzie and Kathryn also have a younger brother, Alex Fortunato, who graduated from Tower Hill in 2005. Lizzie and Kathryn are THS Career Day favorites, having shared their entrepreneurial success story with eager upper school students for the past two years.

Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards 2022