Congratulations to the winners!  Delbarton's youngest alumni solidified their lead with additional gifts in the final hours of the competition, finishing with 46 donors and 35.11% participation.

Thank you to all who participated in the #GreenWaveMadness challenge.  The final leaderboard is below.

If you didn't have a chance to make a gift, there's still time.  The 2018-19 fiscal year closes on June 30.  Class awards up still for grabs, including the Headmaster's Award, the Fr. Kenneth Mayer Award, the Alumni Achievement Award and decade awards.

Make your gift here!



Alumni News

Hall Of Honor


Jules G. Spada ’48

Frank D.Visceglia ’60

Lee S.Trumbull ’58

Rev. Manus Duffy,O.S.B. ’60
Joseph K. Pagano ’63
W. Norman Scott ’64

Edward F. Broderick ’50
D. Peter Keller ’65

Edward J. Dwyer ’64
John F. Sanfacon ’57
Louis P. Thebault

F. Daniel Foley ’50
Carmine J. Galdieri II ’57
Robert C. O’Mara ’60

James M. Corroon ’57
Frank A. Delaney
Rev. Giles P. Hayes,O.S.B. ’56

Rev. Stephen W. Findlay,O.S.B.
William F. Sittmann ’67
Joseph R. McDonough ’68

Robert B. Collins ’56
William O. Regan

Brian T. Fitzgibbon ’74
Rev.Kenneth H. Mayer,O.S.B.
William J. McFadden ’59

Edward J. Butera ’56
Harvey C. Jones, Jr. ’70
Skip Livera ’63

Kary W. Antholis ’80
Rev.Adrian McLaughlin,O.S.B.

Daniel T. Scott ’62
James E. Nugent ’69
W. Michael Murphy, Jr. ’67

Kevin T.Kenny ’78
Robert E. Mulcahy III
Boyd A. Sands ’55

Elizabeth T. & John G. Gilfillan III
Anthony M. Nugent ’74
Peter L. O’Neill ’59

E. Pat Brady ’70
David F. McBride ’65
Rev. Peter J. Meaney ,O.S.B.

C. Sean Closkey ’85
Donald L. Criqui
Robert L. Sheridan ’81

Lawrence H. McLernon ’57
J. Craig Paris ’82

John F. Conner ’53
Hilda Maloney
Bill Smith ’63

Abbot Brian H. Clarke,O.S.B.
Eugene "Doc" Doherty ’54
J. Brian Thebault ’69

Right Rev. Thomas J. Confroy,O.S.B.
Ronald P. Mealey ’50
William J.Waldron III ’65

Brian E. Fleury
John P.“JP” Flynn ’86
Richard L.Wade ’61

Patrick Henry ’57
Richard W. Herbst
George H. Miller, Jr. ’52

Michael A. Ferguson ‘88
John E. Luke ‘78

James J. McGough ‘49
John C. Traynor ‘79
Andrew W. Verhalen ‘74

James A. Ferrante, Jr. ‘75
Keith D. Kulper ‘70
Rev. Bruno A. Ugliano, O.S.B.

Kurt W. Krauss ‘81
Peter Pizzi ‘71
Anthony Passarelli

Thomas A. Caputo '57
Thomas J. Luby '72
James G. Petrucci '82

Martin S. Flaherty '77
Dr. Roy L. Horton
Jon E. Krawczyk '88

Taylor Price '04
Michael J. Slattery '59
Rev. Beatus T. Lucey, O.S.B.

Derek J. Maguire '90
Wayne Gardiner
Frank D. Visceglia, Jr. '85

Stefan A. Howells '86
James J. Maguire P'79, '82, '86
Charles R. Ruebling '79

Rudy Marchesi ‘67
Rich Darche ‘72
Brian Hanlon ‘87

Andrew E. Anselmi '83, P'16
Fr. Hillary O'Leary, OSB


J. Craig Paris

J. Craig Paris

Class of 1982
Titles: Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, Squash Coach
Phone Numbers:
School: (973) 538-3231 x3050
Melanie Bowers

Melanie Bowers

Titles: Development Office Database Manager
Phone Numbers:
School: (973) 538-3231 ext. 3053
Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Class of 2008
Titles: Development Office Associate Campaign Director
Phone Numbers:
School: (973) 538-3231 ext. 3062
Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins

Class of 1981
Titles: Development Office Campaign Director
Phone Numbers:
School: 973-538-3231 ext. 3061
Valerie Conroy

Valerie Conroy

Titles: Administrative Assistant, Development Operations
Jessica Fiddes

Jessica Fiddes

Titles: Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone Numbers:
School: 973-538-3231 ext. 3054
Ana Martinez

Ana Martinez

Titles: Development Office Assistant to the Campaign Director, Trustee Liaison
Phone Numbers:
School: (973) 538-3231 x3052
Maria VanKirk

Maria VanKirk

Titles: Director of the Delbarton Fund
Phone Numbers:
School: 973-538-3231 ext. 3055
Heidi Williamson

Heidi Williamson

Titles: Assistant to the Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
Phone Numbers:
School: (973) 538-3231 ext. 3051

President's Page

A message from the president

John Tonzola is a classmate, teammate, friend and mentor.  Delbarton School and its alumni association have been made immeasurably stronger by John.  The archway is a symbol of Delbarton’s strength, and the Alumni Association is a large stone supporting the keystone.  And as we know, the archway gains its strength from pressure that binds the stones. John constantly challenged himself and all of us to improve the Alumni Association and Delbarton.  His challenges created pressure that strengthened the bond of this community. I could not do justice to John’s impact over the last decade, but I will point to a few achievements. In 2012, John took the alumni board lead on the Succisa Virescit Challenge ($500k to $1mm).  John was a member of every Alumni Golf Classic and Shooting Classic Host Committee. And if you are wondering, he was an ACTIVE member of those committees. John conceived and executed the Roundtable dinners that were held post financial crisis to engage alums in discussions of the schools goals and needs.  John formed the Alumni Campaign Committee for the school’s current campaign which led to the Can Do Campaigns executed by classes like ’89, ’90 and ’91 among others. John expanded alumni engagement through the committee structure, and I believe his most important contribution has been achieving alumni representation on the Lay Board of trustees.  These are groundbreaking achievements. I am grateful for your friendship, and we are all grateful for your leadership. Thank you, John.

Why am I here?

I am here tonight, eagerly accepting the challenge of leading this organization, because I believe Delbarton is a beacon to the broader community representing leadership with grace and empathy and the positive impact academic, social and economic mobility have on our society.  Steve Case has said about the state of American education, “Creativity is distributed broadly, opportunity is not.” I arrived at Delbarton as a public school kid from a blue collar family, and Delbarton greatly expanded my horizon. My education and the opportunities I was afforded have enriched my life and enabled me to help others.

I have a reservoir of gratitude for Delbarton, and while I “giveback” it’s less repayment of a debt, and more of a desire to help Delbarton enrich the lives of many more generations and create the leaders, the spiritual guides and the innovators that our society needs.  

What are we going to do to together over the next two years?  

We are going to expand upon the things we do well.

Mentorship – As the monastery decreases in size, and the alumni association grows, alums have taken more responsibility as Delbarton’s culture carriers.  The number of alums teaching is increasing. Alums are sharing their talents with current students through DelEx, special classroom lectures and Career Day.  Alums are actively exposing students to our rich tapestry of cultural, academic and professional diversity and expanding the horizons of Delbarton students.

Missionaries – As more and more alums settle locally, your intellect, morality and leadership in your communities is attracting the attention of our best applicants.  Remember, creativity/ability is broadly distributed.

Financial support – We all know Delbarton is an outlier among peer schools in terms of Annual Fund participation, and the current campaign was jumpstarted by alums and the Can Do campaign.  Our continued financial support will ensure that every qualified student can attend . . . opportunity must be broadly distributed.

Building next generation – Your brotherly support of younger alums is developing the next generation of alumni leaders.  On a daily basis, a young alum gets a leg up because of your willingness to help, even if it’s just sharing an insight or kind word.

And we are going to have some new roles as we welcome Father Michael as Headmaster.

Father Michael expressed a beautiful perspective earlier this year during the Abbot Giles Shooting event when he said that we, alumni, are Abbot Giles’ monument.  I believe we are also Br Paul’s. I believe we will continue to be.

But monuments stand still, so we need to be two things at once.  Like St Ignatius Loyola’s Jesuits, we must become Father Michael’s Soldiers of Christ.  We will stand ready for his call.

Any one of us would take up the shield and lead this outfit . . . I am the fortunate one this evening.  

As the famous Roman Counsel, Joe Ferraro ’95, would say . . . “enough with the speech . . . bring us bread and circuses.”  Let's enjoy the food, the spirits and the evening. Thank you.

Tim Fitzsimmons '95
President, Delbarton Alumni Association


Previous Remarks

-Winter 2019 Class Reps Dinner Remarks
-Fall 2018 Class Reps Dinner Remarks
-Fall 2017 Class Reps Dinner Remarks

-Winter 2018 Class Reps' Dinner Remarks
-Hall of Honor 2017 Remarks
-Pig Roast 2017 Remarks
-Winter 2017 Class Reps' Dinner Remarks
-Pig Roast 2016 Remarks
-Fall 2016 Class Reps' Dinner Remarks
-Hall of Honor 2016 Remarks

-Remarks regarding Peter Ramsey '90

Regional clubs

Delbarton alumni association regional clubs


Ken Krilla '90 - 

Derek Maguire '90 -

Mitch Syp '95 -


John Glynn '90 -

Washington DC

Taylor Price '04 -

Tim Curry '95 -

Dave Yampolsky '00 -


John Ferramosca '05 -

Jersey Shore

Brian Hanlon '87 -

Perry Beneduce '74 -


Dan McCullough '95 -

bay area

Harold Ehrmann '87 -

Chris Heimers '03 -

los angeles

Joe Grano '03 -

Bryan Cuthbert '99 -

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Association Board Members 2018-2019

Tim Fitzsimmons ‘95

Vice Presidents
Chris Bury '91
Peter Ramsey '90

Members at Large
Steve Block '71
Joe Colangelo ‘03
Mark DeLotto ‘98
Drew Eklund '99
Bob Farrell ‘64
John Ferramosca ‘05
Matthew Gilfillan ‘86
John Glynn ‘90
Grant Hewit ‘02
Ted Lawless '03
Jim Maguire '79
John McEvoy ‘89
Taylor Price ‘04

2017-2018 Delbarton Fund

Over $1.55 million in gifts!
1,938 donors

39.69% participation


Headmaster’s Award
1948 100.00%

Fr. Kenneth Mayer, OSB, Award
2008 97 donors

Alumni Achievement Award
2012 - 38 new donors

Decade Awards
’40s & ’50s 1948 100.00%
’60s 1961 62.69%
’70s 1979 51.47%
’80s 1989 58.62%
’90s 1995 50.50%
’00s 2008 84.35%
’10s 2011 69.16%