Proving that tradition never graduates, the Christian Brothers Academy Alumni Association has pledged to donate a total of $200,000 to the school over the next five years.
“People who donate to higher education do so because they see it as the best possible way to invest in future generations,” said Alumni Association President Martin Birdsall ’02. “Graduates support the CBA Alumni Association because they not only value their experiences at Christian Brothers Academy, but also believe that CBA will continue to serve as a leading catalyst for positive change for generations to come.”
The Alumni Association raises these funds through a plethora of popular events throughout the school year. The primary source of this donation comes from the annual September Clambake, the Hall of Fame Gala, and the Whackers & Hackers Golf Outing, which will take place next week.
Dating back to the 1980s, the CBA Alumni Association has fostered camaraderie among CBA graduates through exciting events, gatherings and updates from the Academy. The Association typically meets once per month while school is in session, and every meeting is open to all CBA alumni. Aside from the executive board, the Association has many different sub-committees to make each event successful.
The Alumni Association recently expanded to include the budding Class Representative Program, where alumni serve their class years as official representatives between their classmates and the Association and CBA Advancement Office. The program has hovered around 100 representatives each year and is the driving force behind the March Madness Alumni Challenge.
“Christian Brothers Academy has been truly blessed to have alumni who are dedicated to their alma mater,” said CBA President Brother Frank Byrne ’75. “We are grateful to Pat McGann, the alumni board, and the entire Alumni Association for all that they have done, and continue to do, for CBA.”
The current executive board consists of a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Since the early 1990s, alumni relations director Pat McGann ’71 has served as the liaison between the Association and the school.
To learn more about the Alumni Association, visit the alumni section on our website.