Blake Brown '68

Blake Brown graduated from Webb in 1968 and Pomona College in 1972. He is the president and owner of the John Tillman Company. Recognized for over 85 years as the top manufacturer of quality welding gloves and garments, the company’s product line encompasses more than 1,000 different items. Blake and his wife, Andrea, who has worked as an educator for many years, have been generous leadership supporters of The Webb Schools. They contributed a lead gift to the Hall of Life renovation, a gift to support the building and equipping of the new Alf Museum Research Lab, and are currently underwriting the renovation of the Malcolm C. McKenna Fossil Preparation Lab and new physics laboratory. The Browns, who live in Rolling Hills, Calif., share a passion for excellence in education, and they have three grown daughters who graduated from Colby, Middlebury, and Grinnell colleges.

While a student at Webb, Brown traveled on summer Peccary trips, which he fondly remembers, and he holds dear the memories of the great teachers he enjoyed including Ray Alf and Larry McMillin. He played soccer, basketball and baseball, and values Les Perry’s coaching and life lessons. “I am very pleased to serve on the Board. It will be a privilege to work with Taylor Stockdale, his staff, and a very dynamic and committed Board. I look forward to helping Webb achieve its educational and fundraising goals.”

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  • Autumn Rabe Richards ’97 and James Richards ’97 were married in Vivian Webb Chapel.

    Webb Sweethearts: Stories From Alumni Couples

    Danielle Gordon & Jessica Rice
    From high school sweethearts to alumni who were married in Vivian Webb Chapel, Webb has been the site of many romances over the years. Here are a few stories from alumni who met on Webb’s beautiful campus.
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  • Visual artist Rachel Lee Zheng '12

    Rachel Lee Zheng ’12 to Open First Solo Exhibition in NYC

    Jessica Rice ’12
    Using monofilament and LED spotlights, visual artist Rachel Lee Zheng ’12 creates large-scale installations that transform dark gallery spaces into meditative environments filled with lines and beams of color.
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  • The Week @ Webb - Together in January

    Scott Nichols
    The Week @ Webb is a periodic photojournal of events on and off Webb's campus. Did it feel like January lasted 31,000 days instead of just 31? I know that for me, it's important to spend as much time as I can with other people when life gets really busy. We all do better when we surround ourselves with friends and family and that's what I tried to capture in this latest gallery.
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  • Webb Completes CAIS/WASC Accreditation Process

    Taylor Stockdale
    Taking stock. This is how it begins—simply though completely. After more than a year of planning, gathering data, meeting, discussing, writing and rewriting—and after a four-day campus stay by our CAIS/WASC visiting committee (California Association of Independent Schools / Western Association of Schools and Colleges)—the evaluation work is done. 
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