DPGA

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

  • Thank You, Delbarton Community!

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted July 1, 2014

    We did it! Delbarton’s fiscal year concluded yesterday June 30, 2014, and we have so much to be grateful for...click here for our favorite photos.

  • After nearly a month of renovation, on June 27 a worker began staining the banister in Old Main.

    Follow Old Main's Renovation

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Check out our Reno Photo Album. Visit often -- we'll be adding updates on a regular basis.

  • From left, DPGA Moderator Abbot Brian Clarke, John and Marlene Iaciofano '99 and Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny

    Delbarton Parents of Graduates Host Wine Tasting Dinner

    Posted April 28, 2014

    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 26, 2014. Click here for photos...

  • The DMG Book Club hosted a special brunch meeting on April 14 in Old Main.

    Hidden Treasure: The Delbarton Book Club

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Are you a Delbarton parent who loves to read? If so, you came to the right school...

  • Celebrate Easter With The Monks of St. Mary's Abbey

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Abbot Richard Cronin, OSB and the monks of Saint Mary's Abbey invite you to celebrate with them the most sacred liturgies of the year...

  • Delbarton's 32nd Annual Blood Drive takes place on April 9 from 9-5 in the Gym.

    Donate Blood at 32nd Annual Drive on Wednesday, April 9

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Delbarton hosts its 32nd Annual Delbarton Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 9 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the gym in collaboration with the New Jersey Blood Services...

  • The Mothers' Guild's Casablanca-themed fashion show and dinner takes place at Birchwood Manor on April 8.

    Fashion Show Online Auction Opens for Business

    Posted April 3, 2014

    The Delbarton Mother’s Guild officially launched its online auction site for Delbarton – The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship, the Casablanca-themed dinner and fashion show on April 8 at Birchwood Manor. Click here to start bidding!

  • Rt. Rev. Richard Cronin was elected by his confreres to be the 11th abbot of St. Mary's Abbey following the retirement of Rt. Rev. Giles P. Hayes.

    Rt. Rev. Richard Cronin is Elected the 11th Abbot of St. Mary's Abbey

    Posted March 10, 2014

    With praise and thanksgiving to God, on March 8, 2014 the monks of St. Mary's Abbey joyfully announced the election of their 11th abbot, the Rt. Rev. Richard Cronin, following the retirement of the Rt. Rev. Giles P. Hayes. The Delbarton community thanks Abbot Giles for eight years of faithful service to St. Mary's Abbey and Delbarton, and congratulates Abbot Richard on his new role.

  • A group portrait of Delbarton alumni at the Palm Beach reception at The Breakers on February 24, 2014.

    Delbarton Hosts Florida Receptions

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny and the Delbarton Alumni Association hosted two receptions in Florida in late February. Click here for Palm Beach photos, and here for pictures from the Naples reception.

  • For nearly seventy-five years, Old Main has served as the centerpiece of Delbarton campus for generations of young men and their families.

    DPGA Donates $100,000 to Refurbish Old Main

    Posted February 25, 2014

    In preparation for the 75th anniversary of Delbarton, the board of Delbarton Parents of Graduates (DPGA) recently voted to allocate $100,000 of the organization’s funds to restore the foyer and several rooms on the ground floor of Old Main...

  • Erika Shannon Hathaway, wife of  Brian Hathaway '90, led a class of Delbarton mothers in a cycling class at SoulCycle on February 19.

    Delbarton Mothers Cycle for a Good Cause

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Forty-six Delbarton mothers made it to the Soul Cycle Studio in Short Hills on February 19th to participate in a free group ride as part of the Studio's donation to the Spring Fashion Show...

  • The Abbey String Orchestra led by Norma Davis will perform two major works during its February 23rd concert in the Delbarton Fine Arts Center theater.

    Abbey String Orchestra in Concert on February 23

    Carole Bradley
    Posted February 12, 2014

    The Delbarton Abbey String Orchestra and the Young Abbey Orchestra will perform Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center theater. All are invited to attend this free concert.

  • Order West Side Story Tickets Now!

    Posted January 23, 2014

    The Broadway musical masterpiece West Side Story comes to Delbarton for three performances - February 7 and 8, at 7:30pm, and February 9 at 2:00pm -- in the Delbarton Fine Arts Center. Buy tickets here for best seat selection...

  • Author Rosalind Wiseman, Author of 'Masterminds of Wingmen', addresses Delbarton parents and friends on the evening of February 27 in a free and open--to-the-public event.

    'Masterminds and Wingmen' Author Rosalind Wiseman to Speak at Delbarton

    Posted January 15, 2014

    On Thursday, February 27 Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes (adapted for the movie Mean Girls) and the 2013 Masterminds and Wingmen will speak at Delbarton about the emotional life of young men...click here to reserve free tickets and here to download a free guide to Wiseman's book.

  • Drop off your unwanted electronics at the Greener Wave's annual eWaste Drive from January 27 through January 31.

    Greener Wave eWaste Drive January 27-31

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Time to collect up old/used computers and monitors, cell phone, cables and other outdated electronics for the Greener Wave's Annual eWaste Drive from 1/27-1/31...

  • A Delbarton Santa patiently discusses a little girl's Christmas wish list with her.

    Delbarton Delivers Christmas

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Delbarton did it again. On Sunday, December 15, 2013 students, parents, faculty, monks and alumni banded together to deliver Sandy Relief Drive toys, clothing and home goods to 1500 families in need in New Jersey...click here for photos.

  • Delbarton's Christmas Concert on December 15 at 7 PM will be live streamed. (Photo: Matt Grella '13)

    Enjoy Christmas Concert This Sunday Via Live Streaming

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Can't be in the audience at Delbarton's Annual Christmas Concert this Sunday night? We are pleased to offer another option: watch the concert on your computer or mobile device via live streaming, direct from the Fine Arts Center theater. Click here to be a part of the musical celebration at 7:00 PM this Sunday night!

  • Cindy and Kevin Feeley P'09,'12,'16, left, and June and Dan Meeham P'07 admire the gingerbread rendition of Old Main

    Snow and Ice Abate in Time for DPGA Jazz Concert

    Posted December 12, 2013

    On December 10, 2013, the morning snow and ice abated just in time for parents of graduates and friends of Delbarton to enjoy the 14th Annual Jazz Concert in Old Main. See photos here.

  • Student volunteers manage the donation process at Delbarton. Our annual Gift Drive ends at 3 PM on Saturday. Thank you for your generosity, Delbarton families!

    Three More Days for Christmas Gift Drive

    Posted December 5, 2013

    Delbarton's annual Christmas Gift Drive ends this Saturday at 3 PM, and snow is on its way...thank you for your generosity, Delbarton!

  • Reserve Tickets for Delbarton's Annual Christmas Concert

    Posted December 5, 2013

    The Delbarton community is cordially invited to join us for the annual music department Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 15 at 7 PM in the Fine Arts Center Theater.

  • DMG President Jeanne Finn, left, and her amazing STYD team on opening night.

    Shop Till You...Now Till Thursday

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted December 4, 2013

    Shop Till You Drop -- or even better, till you have checked off every name on your shopping list -- at the DMG sponsored boutique event current underway at the Olde Mill Inn. So worth the trip, ladies and gents...click here for proof.

  • Happy Thanksgiving from St. Mary's Abbey/Delbarton School

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Enjoy this flash card that was sent to everyone in the Delbarton community -- and warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from St. Mary's Abbey/Delbarton School.

  • Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny and student volunteers and donors on the morning of November 26th at the last Food Drive collection. (Photo: Tina Monaghan P'15)

    Delbarton Shatters Food Drive Record

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Delbarton exceeded its 45,000 pound goal and shattered the previous record by collecting 54,016 pounds of food during the Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Lenapes won the deanery competition, followed by the Incas and Vikings. . Click here for photos, and thank you for your generosity, Delbarton community!

  • Every donor on the Food Drive's first day (Monday, November 18) receives a bracelet. Wear yours proudly!

    Food Fight: Thanksgiving Food Drive -- 45,000 or Bust!

    Posted November 13, 2013

    Donate food to the 2013 Thanksgiving Food Drive, the annual deanery food fight. First day (Nov. 18) donors receive this signature Delbarton bracelet...click here for details.

  • Freshman Michael Tortorella's shot of the East Gate pond won Photo of the Week for Week #2.

    Tortorella '17 Takes Photo of the Week...Plus New Contest Rules Posted

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Freshman Michael Tortorella '17 took this week's Photo of the Week salute with his beautiful shot of morning mist rising from the pond at Delbarton's East Gate. Read the new, slightly looser rules here...we're already looking forward to next week's great pix!

  • From left, DPGA Moderator Abbot Brian Clarke, OSB, Event Co-Chairs John and Marlene Iaciofano P'99, Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny, OSB and Event Co-Chairs Mary Alice and Fred Lawless P'03.

    Former Delbarton Parents Enjoy Annual Wine Tasting Dinner

    Posted April 22, 2013

    The cherry blossoms are in bloom -- perfect timing for the DPGA's annual Avec des Amis Wine Tasting Dinner on April 20, 2013...click here for photos.

  • From left, DPGA moderator Abbot Brian Clarke, OSB, honorees Mary Ellen and Ron Nicola P'98, '00 and Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny, OSB.

    Delbarton Parents of Graduates Celebrate Palm Sunday

    Posted March 27, 2013

    On Sunday, March 24, 2013 Delbarton Parents of Graduates (DPGA) celebrated Palm Sunday at Mass in St. Mary's Abbey Church followed by brunch...

  • Two thumbs up for Delbarton's 31st consecutive Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 10 from 9-5 in the gym!

    Donate Blood at 31st Annual Drive on Wednesday, April 10

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Delbarton hosts its 31st Annual Delbarton Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 10 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the gym in collaboration with the New Jersey Blood Services. Read details here...

  • Delbarton musicians perform in two concerts this March: Instrumental Music on March 8th, and Abbey Orchestra on March 9th. Join us!

    All Invited to Free Music Concerts at Delbarton

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Attention, Delbarton music lovers -- mark your calendars and plan to attend the instrumental concerts next weekend in the Fine Arts Center! Musicians have been practicing diligently since the bravura Christmas Concert to prepare a great new program of music. Invite friends and family to enjoy two evenings of free music at Delbarton.

  • The cast and crew of the Abbey Players Production of 'How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'. (Photo: Christian Zollers)

    How To Succeed...In A Snowstorm!

    Posted February 7, 2013

    In the event of a major snowstorm on Friday, February 8th, Friday night's performance of the Abbey Players' How To Succeed in Business will be replaced by a special final performance of the show on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm. All tickets for Friday night’s performance will be honored at the Sunday evening show.

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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.

 

Board

Executive Board

President, Vince & Diane Macri

Executive V.P., Bob & Alice Chandis

Vice President, Gary & Jo Ann Andrasko

Treasurer, Joseph & Darleen Pawelczyk

Asst. Treasurer, Edward & Caren Breen

Secretary, Michael & Lucy DeFeo

Assistant Secretary, Michael & Diane Semeraro

Membership, Elizabeth Gilfillan

Membership, Ursula Duffy

Nominating, Ted & Nancy Hubert

Of Counsel, Peter & Elizabeth Pizzi

DMG Liaison, Karen Stroud

F&F Liaison, TBA

Social Programs

Homecoming
Jim & Valerie Conroy
Bob & Cindy Vernicek

Jazz Concert
Ken & Linda Hodge
Robert & Karen Iannaccone

Theatre Party
Vincent & Rosemarie Marra
Tom & Marylyn McLaughlin
David & Rochelle Smith

Palm Sunday Hon.
Michael & Alice (Collopy) Carlucci
Nancy Daniels
Eli & Roberta Cricco-Lizza

Wine Tasting/Dinner
John & Marlene Iaciofano
Fred & Mary Alice Lawless
Michael & Lucy DeFeo

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