The Fall Alumni Reps Dinner on September 28 at The Madison Hotel was well attended by Delbarton Alumni Association class representatives. A group of current Senior Council members, including class president Finn McDonald '23, joined alumni to offer news on what is happening at Delbarton in 2022.
After an hour of networking, the group dined in the Conservatory as Alumni Association President John Ferramosca '05 welcomed them with news of his aspirational goals for the Delbarton Alumni Association, then introduced fellow board members who offered reports. First up were Ryan Dooley '91 and Dan Cimaglia '16 who provided alumni reps with a Delbarton Fund update, and presented these awards:
The Class of 1948 Headmaster's Cup (highest % participation): 2008 with 81.08%
*Emeritus Award Class of 1948 100.00% Participation
Rev. Kenneth Mayer, O.S.B. Award (highest # of donors): 2008 with 90 donors
Alumni Achievement Award (the largest increase in donors over the previous year): 2012 (23 new donors over the previous year)
'40s & '50s Class of 1956, 53.85% participation
'60s Class of 1964, 54.76% participation
'70s Class of 1979, 48.53% participation
'80s Class of 1989, 46.51% participation
'90s Class of 1993, 39.89% participation
'00s Class of 2008, 81.08% participation
'10s Class of 2012, 51.28% participation
'20s Class of 2021, 42.42% participation
Next, Craig Paris '82 and Bob Farrell '64 provided exciting news on Homecoming 2022 events and class reunions. Michael Johnson '12 and Jim Gallombardo '81 spoke about maintaining and building the Delbarton alumni Networking and Mentorship program, while EJ DaCosta '10 and Dan Cimaglia '16 shared news of the dynamic Delbarton Young Alumni group and their plans to increase the involvement of younger alums.
Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, OSB shared a Brotherhood Capital Campaign update with alumni and spoke about the upcoming Strategic Plan Retreat on October 29, assuring listeners that they will continue to have a voice as the Plan continues to be developed. Finally, Abbey Administrator Abbot Jonathan Licari, OSB reported on how he is faring in his new role at St. Mary's Abbey -- very well! -- and fielded questions from alumni, reminding them of the significance of the role they play in offering the opportunity of a Delbarton education to deserving young men. He concluded the dinner meeting with a prayer.
Congratulations to our award-winning classes, and thank you to our remarkable network of alumni reps for all that you do on behalf of your alma mater. Onward, Delbarton!