On September 24, Delbarton School celebrated the completion of the renovation of Trinity Hall with a late afternoon cocktail reception. Abbot Richard Cronin, OSB, performed an official re-dedication ceremony on a warm September afternoon that caused guests to appreciate fully the building's greatly improved HVAC system.
Enjoy these photos from the event...
The program included remarks from Headmaster Br. Paul Diveny, OSB, who expressed his deep gratitude to Delbarton community members who helped Delbarton reach higher in its drive for excellence. Br. Paul told assembled guests, "The newly renovated Trinity Hall helps us to continue to educate in Mind, Body and Spirit, but to do it in a way that makes our students better prepared for the demands of the 21st Century university and workforce."
The event attracted over two hundred and fifty campaign donors from the Spirit of Delbarton Campaign, Hurricane Sandy Generator Campaign and Can Do Campaign who listened intently to Frank Hager P'08, P'16, P'23, Chairman of the Capital Campaign, as he thanked guests for their generosity and told them to look forward to more future successes at Delbarton.
Peter Ramsey '90 and Chris Bury '91, Alumni Capital Campaign Committee Chairs, ended the program on a high note by offering an update on alumni class giving. Ramsey and Bury invited a leadership committee from the Class of 1989 to the podium, and the group was pleased to present Br. Paul with a $500,000 check in support of the Campaign.
The celebration concluded with an open invitation to tour the newly renovated building where several faculty members, positioned in classrooms, helped donors envision the renovations from a student's perspective.
For the next stage of the Campaign, the school is working to secure funds for the new Learning Commons and to build Delbarton School's endowment fund.