ALUMNI CONVERGE FOR ANNUAL CLASS REPS DINNER

September 29, 2017
Christian Brothers Academy hosted 50 alumni for the third annual Class Representative Dinner on Thursday night at Huddy’s in Colts Neck. The Class Rep Program is designed to promote alumni involvement in CBA events through constant contact with designated reps from each graduating year.

President Brother Frank Byrne ’75 led the night off by explaining to the reps in attendance why alumni involvement is so important to a school like CBA, where the brotherhood of being classmates lasts for life. The alumni also heard from Director of Alumni Relations Pat McGann ’71 and Director of Advancement Bill Attardi ’82 about both school and alumni events this upcoming year. Class of 1982’s Bob Lutkewitte also spoke about how he goes about being a successful Class Rep.

The Class Rep Program heavily promotes the attendance of alumni at events such as the Hall of Fame Gala, athletic games & meets, networking nights and the June BBQ. All Class Reps have access to their own CBA email address and a database with their classmates’ names and email addresses on file.

Over the past two years, the Class Rep Program promoted the March Madness Giving Challenge, which pits each graduating class against each one another to see who could raise the most money for CBA. The one week challenge raised $34,000 for current and future Academy students, led by the classes of 1982, 1984, 1979 and 2000.

2016-17 was also a record year for both alumni involvement and alumni giving, in part because of the Class Rep Program’s success.

The program is growing quickly, but the reps could always use more help. Contact Tom Ferro ’13 in the Office of Advancement at tferro@cbalincroftnj.org to get involved with the Class Rep Program.

About Christian Brothers Academy:
 
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at www.CBALincroftNJ.org.