Sept. 8, 2017 — "I'm sad to pass along the news that Tom Draper '60, a loyal and passionate advocate for NMH, died earlier today. He was a pioneer in the broadcasting business in his home state of Delaware, building and expanding radio and television stations and "changing the media landscape" in the Delmarva region, according to a statement from WBOC, the station he owned and led for decades.
"Tom's roots at NMH ran deep. He was first a graduate in the Class of 1960. He served as a trustee from 1977 to 1979. He was the father of current trustee Mariah Draper Calagione '89 and Thomas Draper Jr. '94; the father-in-law of Sam Calagione '88; and the grandfather of Sam Calagione, class of 2018, and Grier Calagione, class of 2020. Our collective heart goes out to all of his family members.
"Tom was a scholar, athlete, businessman, and humanitarian. He lived our mission, to act with humanity and purpose. He was deeply committed to supporting and serving his various communities, which included his and his family's school. He had a generous spirit that was guided by his desire to help, and by his faith. All of us at NMH — classmates, fellow trustees, faculty, staff, and students — have been, in one way or another, recipients of his generosity and graciousness. We will miss him." — Peter Fayroian, NMH head of school