"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."

Kennedy Cogan


Kennedy is an active member of the Friends community, currently serving as a Middle School PA Class Rep and a former co-chair of the Fund for Friends. She has also served as co-head of the book fair. Kennedy left a 20-year career in banking with Wells Fargo and predecessor entities to spend more time with her family and to pursue other interests. At Wells Fargo she served as an officer in business and commercial banking focusing on small to middle market-sized companies. Kennedy was born and raised in North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation she was active in community activities including leadership roles with the Junior League of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Kennedy moved to New York City in 2002 where she lives with her husband, John, and two girls, Ellie ’22 and Lucy '26. She is a board member at the New York International Children's Film Festival.
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

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