MBAA Celebrates Two Fall Alumni Award Recipients

The Moses Brown Alumni Association and friends joined together to kick off Homecoming weekend on Thursday, October 13 at the annual Fall Alumni Awards Reception. The event celebrated two accomplished Moses Brown alumni: Rosa Heyman ’09, executive digital editor at Cosmopolitan; and Ted Fischer ’83, co-founder & CEO at Ageless Innovation, LLC.

Rosa Heyman ’09 was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alum Award. The Outstanding Young Alum Award honors a recent alum for outstanding accomplishments and service in their professional, personal, or civic life. Their achievements inspire young alumni and bring honor to Moses Brown. 

After attending Moses Brown, Rosa received her B.A. in women, gender and exuality studies, writing, and american culture studies from Washington

 University in Saint Louis. She is a prolific writer, has experience in many facets of the publication/magazine industry, and was most recently appointed executive digital editor of Cosmopolitan magazine.

In her current role, Rosa leads the digital operations for the largest women’s lifestyle brand in the U.S. and oversees a team of editors and writers. Rosa’s background is in social media and content strategy, and she is focused on the serious topics of our times. She has spoken as an expert on panels for Facebook, Instagram, Social Media Week, and Her Campus. Rosa previously held similar roles at Marie Claire and People magazine.

At the event, Rosa remarked on what her work has meant to her at this point in her career. “I’m able to tell stories that are really important, stories that reach millions of young women across America – and that feels more important now more than ever.”


Ted Fischer ’83 P’12 ’14 ’17 was the recipient of the Karin Morse ’79 Service to Alma Mater Award. The award recognizes an alum for outstanding service to Moses Brown School. Their voluntary contributions have been long term, extend beyond the work of most volunteers, and speak to MB’s proud tradition of service to community. 

 Joining the Board of Trustees in 2006, and with a required year off between consecutive double terms, Ted stepped down from the board after ten years of service. Ted’s tenure is marked by his leadership of the development committee from 2010 to 2012, as the school was building the capacity and developing the plan for what has now become the most successful fundraising campaign in school history. He was also a member of the executive committee during that period. As a vice chair of the MB Believes campaign, Ted has continued to play a key role in MB’s fundraising success. He was instrumental in the search and transition team for the head of school in 2008. 

Ted completed 13 years as a student at Moses Brown, and is a proud parent of three MB graduates, Robbie, Remy, and Molly. Prior to becoming co-founder & CEO at Ageless Innovation, LLC, Ted was president of Fischer Consulting Group and vice president of business development for Hasbro, Inc.

[As Moses Brown alumni], we’re all in service of this place. Whether it’s keeping in touch, or helping, or just being motivated by this place.” Ted said in his reception speech. “I think we’re all called to serve.”