• Hall of Excellence
Crystal Lee Alston '96 GFS Hall of Excellence Inductee

Crystal joined GFS as a day student and a Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T.) Scholar in 1992 for Ninth Grade. Crystal won the Alumnae Award at Commencement and has been involved with Garrison Forest in the following capacities: first-ever Vice President of the School; member of the first Black Student Union as well as Forum and the Badminton team; Class News Agent; Alumnae Board member; Class Fund Agent; and 2016 Reunion Co-chair. A current member of the Garrison Forest Board of Trustees, she serves as the Chair for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and previously chaired the School Life Committee. She was hired as Director of Alumnae Affairs at Garrison Forest School immediately following her graduation from Loyola College of Maryland and was later promoted to Director of the Fund for Garrison Forest and then Associate Director of Development. Crystal became Associate Director of Admission in July 2011. In 2004, Crystal became the first B.E.S.T. alumna to serve on their Board of Trustees, and in July 2014 she became its Director of Advancement. In 2016, she was named one of “40 under 40,” by the Baltimore Business Journal.