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

  • 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 Delbarton...click 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.

  • Abbey Players presents 'The Secret Garden'  the weekend of Feb 6,7,8 in the FAC theater.

    Photo Sneak Preview of 'The Secret Garden'

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted January 22, 2015

    The Secret Garden is in bloom at Delbarton the weekend of February 6, 7 and 8 in the Fine Arts Center theater...click here for a photo previews, and here to buy tickets.

  • AP Rock Band members with several back-up musicians.

    Prepare To Fly…Delbarton Has a Rock Anthem

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted January 13, 2015

    Arsenal has one, now Delbarton does too. Click to hear Delbarton's new Rock Anthem...and imagine a stadium filled with enthusiastic Green Wave fans singing along.

  • Merry Christmas from Delbarton!

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted December 18, 2014

    Merry Christmas, everyone. Click here for our e-card, and here for an album of favorite Delbarton 2014 Christmas images...

  • Schola Cantorum, directed by David Blazier, performed at the December 14 Christmas Concert.

    'Tis The Season: Christmas Concert 2014 Photo Album

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted December 15, 2014

    'Tis the season for wonderful music from Delbarton's music and vocal groups!

  • Delbarton Mothers Learn About Integrative Medicine

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted December 11, 2014

    Delbarton mothers heard from Dr. Kristine Gedroic about the benefits of integrative medicine on December 11, 2014 at a DMG Mind, Body, Spirit event...click here for photos.

  • Singer song-writer Ann Hampton Callaway performed with jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal at the annual DPGA Jazz Concert on December 9, 2014.

    Ann Hampton Callaway Brings Down the House

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted December 10, 2014

    Multiplatinum-selling singer, lyricist and actress Ann Hampton Callaway and jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal brought DPGA Jazz Concert audience to its feet several times last night...click here for photos.

  • Earlier in the afternoon of Delbarton's delivery, these Community Soup Pantry shelves were completely empty.

    "Our Delbarton Friends Always Come Through For Us"

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted December 9, 2014

    ...So wrote Julie Hess of Community Soup Kitchen after last week's 56,000 pound food delivery by students, teachers and parents. Click here for photos...

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Delbarton and St. Mary's Abbey

    Posted November 25, 2014

    Enjoy our special flash card greeting, and warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from St. Mary's Abbey and Delbarton!

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive Deanery Update

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted November 21, 2014

    As of Friday morning, November 21, our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive had collected 25,518 lbs of food. That's just over half of our 50,000 lb goal. Time for a weekend Cosco run! Top three deaneries so far are...

  • Delbarton Mothers Launch Shopping Event With Dec 2 'Sip and Shop'

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted November 21, 2014

    The Delbarton Mothers' Guild hosts Shop Till You Drop, its annual Christmas shopping event on December 2 through December 4 at the Old Mill Inn on Route 202 in Basking Ridge...

  • Time for a Costco run -- Delbarton's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive takes place November 17 to 25: 50,000 pounds or bust!

    50,000 Pounds...or Bust!

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted November 12, 2014

    This Thanksgving we have much to be grateful for, including the fact that our Food Drive, which kicks off on Monday, helps Community Soup Kitchen serve lunch for an entire year...click here for details.

  • St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Little Flower, at home at St. Mary's Abbey/Delbarton.

    So...About That Statue

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted October 31, 2014

    Yesterday we shared news that the Great Pumpkin had been found, tucked behind a statue of St. Thérèse of Lisieux that was mistakenly identified as The Blessed Virgin. How did a saintly Carmelite nun get to Delbarton campus? Fr. Edward was kind enough to explain...

  • Come hungry to Homecoming 2014.  Grade level food tents are awesome, and the alumni reception in the Senior Garden will be in full swing too.

    Come Home to Delbarton This Weekend!

    Posted October 8, 2014

    We have exciting plans in store for Homecoming 2014 this weekend. Read more here...and hope to see you back at Delbarton this weekend!

  • This painting by alumnus Adam Pesapane '91 is on display in the 'Images of Delbarton' Exhibit. The show remains open in the FAC until November 14th.

    "Images of Delbarton" Exhibit Opens in FAC

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Images of Delbarton, an exhibition of alumni art in celebration of Delbarton's seventy-fifth anniversary, is now on display in the Fine Arts Center.

  • Photo credit: Alex Eichler '16

    Old Main Open House: This Sunday, September 21

    Posted September 15, 2014

    The Delbarton community is cordially invited to tour Old Main's newly renovated first floor during an Open House Reception this Sunday, September 21 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Happy 75th Anniversary, Delbarton!

    75th Anniversary is Officially Launched

    Jessica Fiddes
    Posted September 9, 2014

    On September 8, 2014 an ecclectic cross-section of Delbarton constituencies joined together at a Vespers and Opening Reception event ...click here for photos.


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