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Delbarton Alumni Reunite at Annual New York Reception
Meghan Podimsky

Over one hundred and fifty Delbarton alumni gathered at the prestigious New York Athletic Club (NYAC) for the annual New York Reception held on February 21. Hosted by Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, OSB, NYAC member Andy Grabis '95, and the Delbarton Alumni Association, the event was held on a chilly yet clear night in Manhattan, creating the perfect backdrop for a memorable evening of brotherhood and camaraderie.

NYAC group photo

The evening began with Assistant Headmaster for Advancement Craig Paris '82 paying heartfelt tribute to John Conner '53, the former NYAC host. Paris acknowledged the significance of the event and set the tone for the night ahead.

craig paris speaking at NYAC event

Following Paris, Alumni Association President John Ferramosca '05 took the stage, emphasizing the invaluable support Delbarton graduates provide to each other both professionally and personally. He encouraged alumni to actively engage in the various initiatives spearheaded by the Alumni Association, particularly highlighting the mentorship program as a platform for fostering meaningful connections. After his remarks, Ferramosca brought up Vice President of the Alumni Association Joe Ferraro '95 as he will be taking the reigns as president this July.

john and joe

A key highlight of the night was Jack O'Reilly '14 discussing the upcoming Run It Out 5k scheduled for April 28. O'Reilly passionately encouraged fellow alums to participate in support of the late Brian Fleury, showcasing the tight-knit community's commitment to honoring and remembering their own.

jack oreilly speaking at nyac

As the Delbarton Alumni Association continues to foster a sense of community and shared responsibility, a new chapter unfolds with the launch of the Ora et Labora (Prayer and Service) Committee's first on-campus project happening on March 2 at 9 AM. Joe Colangelo '03, shared details about this exciting initiative during the event, emphasizing the inclusive nature of the upcoming event saying "This requires no specialized skills, just some energy, time, and willingness to clear and move brush, brambles, sticks, and stones." Plus, every alum who joins in will receive embossed Delbarton gloves! If you missed out NYAC event and are interested in taking part in this initiative, RSVP to Heidi Williamson here.

delbarton gloves

Fr. Michael closed the presentations and thanked our strong alumni network for all their great work and support.

fr michael at nyac

As the formalities unfolded, the night transformed into an opportunity for alumni from a diverse range of graduating classes to reconnect with old friends and forge new connections. Against the backdrop of the iconic NYAC, the atmosphere buzzed with shared memories and laughter, creating an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.

nyac event

We thank all who joined us in the city that never sleeps! Please enjoy some of the highlights below...

alums at nyac event