Parents of Graduates Calendar

9 8

DPGA Meeting

Location: Old Main
8:00 PM
11 10

DPGA Meeting

Location: Old Main
8:00 PM
12 9

DPGA Jazz Concert

Location: Old Main
7:30 PM
2 9

DPGA Meeting

Location: Old Main
8:00 PM
2 16

DPGA Meeting (Snow date)

Location: Old Main
8:00 PM
3 20

DPGA Mass & Brunch

Location: Church/Dining Hall
11:00 AM
4 23

DPGA Wine Tasting

Location: Old Main
6:30 PM
5 3

DPGA Meeting

Location: Old Main
8:00 PM


Delbarton Parents of Graduates (DPGA) was established in 1985 by Rev. Stephen Findlay O.S.B.  in response to the requests of former Delbarton parents for an organization to help them stay in touch with their Delbarton friends, and with Delbarton /St. Mary’s Abbey. DPGA organizes ‘fun-raising’ activities that preserve and enhance relationships among former Delbarton parents, and promotes the welfare and support of Delbarton School.

If you are a former Delbarton parent we invite you to join us!

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DPGA welcomes all parents of graduates even if you still have students in Delbarton. Click here to receive details on how to join.

Parents of Graduates News

  • A warm welcome to our new teachers, from left, Rachel Carlson, Thomas Bennett, Jessica McKeever, LaJuan Foust, Sean Jackson, Jesse Mazzola and Margaret Nevistich.

    Delbarton Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted August 27, 2015

    Delbarton is pleased to welcome seven new faculty members during the 2015-16 school year which launches on September 1. They are...

  • Delbarton Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny, OSB.

    Back-to-School Letter from Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted August 26, 2015

    Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny, OSB recently mailed his annual “Back-to-School” letter to all Delbarton parents and guardians, a sure sign that the lazy, hazy days of summer vacation are nearly at an his letter here.

  • Pictured: Mark O'Meara '15, Morgan Pearson '11, Robby Kautzmann '11, Adam Suczewski '11, and Pat O'Meara '11 at Witch's Rock--the surf spot featured in Endless Summer 2.  Nice flag!

    Going Global with the Delbarton Flag

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted August 11, 2015

    We've been collecting our favorite Delbarton flag pictures...check them out here!

  • Happy July Fourth Weekend!

    Posted July 3, 2015

    It's official: summer has begun! Wishing a very happy and safe July Fourth weekend to everyone in the Delbarton/ St. Mary's Abbey community.

  • New alumnus Mark Bufanio '15 proudly shows the green at Graduation on May 31.

    Delbarton in 3.37 minutes

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted July 1, 2015

    Are you ready for another amazing year at Delbarton?: Click here to see our favorite photos from our 75th Anniversary year -- and brace yourselves because another banner year is coming at you!

  • Grand Finale Celebration Caps Delbarton's 75th Year

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted June 8, 2015

    How do you end a yearlong 75th Anniversary celebration? With a June 5 party that seamlessly joined the Delbarton community at one super-charged bash. Click here for photos...

  • 1,700 pounds to go -- let's do this!

    We Need 1,700 Pounds to Achieve Our 75,000 Pound Goal -- Let's Do This!

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted May 22, 2015

    We need just 1,700 pounds of food to achieve our ambitious 75,000 pound goal. Let's do this!

  • On May 20, Delbarton alumni shared career advice with members of the Class of 2015 at Alumni Career Day.

    Alumni Career Day: 'Stay Green, My Friend, Stay Green'

    Posted May 20, 2015

    The Delbarton alumni network was on stage in the FAC on May 20, when seven accomplished graduates shared careeradvice with the Class of 2015. Click here for photos.

  • A vintage Green Wave sports 'Most Improved' plaque, property of...Director of Alumni & Development Craig Paris '82!

    Welcome to the Alumni Spring Sports Reunion…and Buddy, Ice Those Knees

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted May 20, 2015

    Competitions, presentations, a Garden BBQ plus sore knees and a possible sprain or two -- welcome back, Green Wave alumni spring athletes! Click here for photos...

  • 75 students will travel abroad to cap Delbarton's 75th Anniversary year.

    75 Summer Travelers for the 75th

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted May 18, 2015

    75 students are traveling abroad this summer on Delbarton-sponsored trips and cultural exchanges. What a way to end a year of 75th Anniversary celebrations!

  • A rainbow was the perfect prop for a day at golf and tennis at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.

    Fathers & Friends Golf and Tennis Open Photos

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted May 12, 2015

    Fathers & Friends hosted its annual Golf & Tennis Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ on May 11...

  • Delbarton photographers, send us your best shots by May 8

    Last Call for Photo Contest Entries!

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted May 7, 2015

    Students, teachers, parents and alumni -- send us your best pictures before the contest ends on Friday, May 8...

  • 400+ runners participated in the 'Run It Out' 5K on April 25 in memory of Brian Fleury.

    'Run It Out' Sets New Records: Recap & Photos

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted May 4, 2015

    The Run It Out 5K on April 25 in memory of Brian Fleury was a big success, attracting 400 runners, and riasing nearly $15,000 to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

  • Hudson Farm was the scene of the inaugural Delbarton Shooting Classic on April 30.

    Inaugural Delbarton Shooting Classic is a Success

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted May 1, 2015

    Delbarton hosted its inaugural Shooting Classic at the Hudson Farm on April 30. The event benefited the new Abbot Giles P. Hayes '56 Scholarship Fund. Click here for photos.

  • Delbarton's Annual Report cover

    Annual Report on Giving

    Maureen Maher
    Posted April 28, 2015

    The collective generosity of the Delbarton family made it possible for us to raise $2.56 million through The Delbarton Fund last year—an increase of 6% over the prior fiscal year.

  • From left, Abbot Richard Cronin, OSB, DPGA Moderator Abbot Brian Clarke, OSB, Event Chairs Marlene and John Iaciofano P'99 and Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny, OSB.

    Celebrating Spring at DPGA Wine Tasting Dinner

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted April 27, 2015

    Delbarton Parents of Graduates (DPGA) socialized with old friends and tasted wines at Vino Con Amici, the annual DPGA Wine Tasting held in Old Main on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Click here for photos

  • Bleeding Green at Record-Breaking Blood Drive

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted April 22, 2015

    184 units of blood were collected at Delbarton's April 22 Blood Drive -- a new record!

  • From left, 'Diamonds' event co-chairs Susan Gruby and Stephanie Hadley, DMG Moderator Abbot Richard Cronin, DMG President Marylyn McLaughlin and VP Teresa Maguire.

    Diamonds Are Forever...and So Are These Memories

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted April 15, 2015

    Memory #1: crystal chandeliers reflecting off the gleaming white Astin Martin coupe in the Diamonds Are Forever ticket aution: Yes, please. Click here for candids, and here to order Peter Wallburg Studio prints...

  • Fashion Show Online Auction is Open...Plus Preview Ticket Auction Prizes

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted April 13, 2015

    This year's Fashion Show theme is Diamonds Are Forever...and so is Delbarton, and you can be a part of the fun by clicking here to register as a Silent Auction bidder, here to preview the prizes in the online auction. Click here for preview the Ticket Auction prizes.

  • From left, Eagle Scouts Sean '12, Jimmy'10, Danny '17, Bobby '14 and Dennis '11 Maguire.

    Maguire Family Produces Five Eagle Scouts

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted April 7, 2015

    Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men. Five of them came from the same Delbarton family...

  • A good group of Delbarton dads and sons joined us for the spring Night of Dialogue on April 1 in the FAC.

    Dads and Sons Enjoy Night of Dialogue

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted April 2, 2015

    Delbarton Fathers & Friends invited all Delbarton dads and sons to a Spring Father-Son Night of Dialog on Wednesday, April 1.

  • From left,Terry and Prudence Piggot P'06,'11, Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny, OSB, and Jerry and Sue Ballanco P'09,11.

    Delbarton Parents of Graduates Host Palm Sunday Mass and Brunch

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted March 30, 2015

    On Palm Sunday, March 29 Delbarton friends attended Mass and enjoyed a delicious brunch in the Estebrook Dining Hall at here for photos.

  • Registration Open for 75th Anniversary Grand Finale Celebration

    Posted March 27, 2015

    Registration here for Delbarton's 75th Anniversary Grand Finale Celebration, Jewels & Jeans, a multi-platform campus event for the whole family on Friday evening, June 5...

  • Register by May 1 for our 75th Anniversary Grand Finale

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted March 19, 2015

    Circle June 5 on your calendar for our 75th Anniversary Grand Finale campus event! Register here by May 1...

  • DMG's 'Step Back in Time' Postponed Until Spring

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted February 18, 2015

    The Delbarton Mothers Guild's Take a Step Back in Time: Delbarton Through the Years, originally scheduled for Friday, February 20 has been postponed until later this spring.

  • Ricalton's in South Orange was the scene of a Delbarton parents Pub Night on February 11...

    Parents Enjoy a Pub Night Out

    Posted February 12, 2015

    It's Spirit Week at Delbarton, and parents got into the act with a Pub Night sponsored by Delbarton Fathers & Friends at Ricalton's Village Tavern in South Orange, a new restaurant owned by Tom McLaughin P'09,'11,'14,'19, Dave McCarthy P'14 and Mike Gilfillan '82, P'14,'17.

  • Green Tie Gala -- Br. Paul Remarks & Anniversary Video

    Maureen Maher
    Posted February 4, 2015

    There were many incredible moments during Delbarton's recent 75th Anniversary Green Tie Gala in Manhattan. Included among the highlights from that spectacular evening were these remarks delivered by Br. Paul and this video produced by Steve Block '71.

  • Vintage photos like this one of Delbarton freshman in beanies -- or 'dinks' as the caps called back then -- will be on display at the DMG event on February 20.

    Step Back in Time on February 20

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted February 3, 2015

    In honor of Delbarton’s 75th Anniversary, the Delbarton Mothers Guild invites you to a special event,Take a Step Back in Time: Delbarton Through the Years, on Friday, February 20 in Old Main.

  •  Delbarton painted Manhattan green during its Green Tie Gala weekend on January 23-25.

    Delbarton Hosts 75th Anniversary Green Tie Gala

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted January 26, 2015

    Green magic was in the air at Delbarton's Green Tie Gala at Guastavino's under Manhattan's Queensboro Bridge on Saturday, January 24, a spectacular 75th Anniverary celebration. Click here for photos...

  • "Souper Bowl" Soup Collection Extended to Monday Feb 2

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted January 23, 2015

    As part of our push to collect 75,000 pounds of food for the 75th Anniversary, we are collecting canned soup every day before and after school during the week leading up to the Super Bowl on February 1. Due to this week's snow days, the collection is extended to Monday, February 2.


From left to right - Vincent Macri, DPGA President; Rt. Rev. Brian Clarke, O.S.B.; Diane Macri, DPGA President; MaryEllen and Ronald Nicola, Honorees; Brother Paul Diveny, O.S.B.



Executive Board







Assistant Secretary, JOHN & MARLENE IACIOFANO


Assistant Membership, BETTY GILFILLAN





Social Programs


Jazz Concert,

Palm Sunday,

Wine Tasting/Dinner

Advisory Board

George & Janet Allgair
David & Debra Bell
Cindy Campbell
Bob & Deborah Cargo
Bob & Alice Chandis
John & Maria Cortese
Rich & Nancy Cox
Bob & Marge Crocco
Roey Dangler
Diane Dinklage
Bud & Elaine D’Avella
Theodore & Elaine Ehling
John & Rita Engler
Bob & Patrice Foley
Garry & Ornella Frisoli
John & Kathleen Gallagher
Peter & Pat Giammarinaro
Elizabeth Gilfillan
Bill Gowski
Susan Haggerty
Bill & Joyce Henry
Russ & Nan Hewit
Pat Howie
Rich & Maggie Hunter
Rich & Judy Johnsen
Mike & Marge Kelly
Keith & Denise Kulper
Joe & Nancy Leone
Dave & Tess Lewis
Ron & Gloria Mangiacapra
Tom & Eileen Mc Intyre
Ron & Mary Ellen Nicola
Tom & Midge O’Brien
Rich & Norrie Oelkers
Dan & Nancy Paris
Tom & Cynthia Roesler
Mike & Mary Ryan
Mike & Mary Jo Saunders
George & Patsy Soden
Ron & Louise Spirig
The Hon. Reginald & Marie Stanton
Larry & Linda Whipple
Robert & Beth Wipperman
Frank & Loretta Zupa

Benedictine Representatives
Rev. Brian H. Clarke, O.S.B.
Br. Paul Diveny, O.S.B.

Development Office Representative
Valerie Conroy