Alumni Raise Over $50K for CBA in March Madness Challenge

For the second consecutive year, Christian Brothers Academy saw its March Madness Giving Challenge draw a record number of alumni participants.

The one-day challenge features each of the school’s 58 alumni classes competing to show their school pride. In total, 380 alumni participated and raised $50,389, which is the largest amount in the six years of the challenge.

After 24 hours of jockeying back and forth, CBA’s Class of 1984 was crowned the “2022 Challenge Champion.” It is the second year in a row that the Class of 1984 won the title.

To participate, alumni amass points for their class by donating and rallying classmates to do the same. Every alum who joins the Challenge receives a point for his class total, while cumulative donation totals and participation numbers earned each year more points once they surpassed certain designated amounts.

The Class of 1984 was followed closely by the Class of 1982. The classes of 1985, 1995, and 1979 rounded out the top five.

The winners from 1984 recorded the most individual participants with 57. The Class of 1982 was second with 39 individual participants. The Class of 1995 recorded 32 participants, while the Class of 1985 notched 21.

In terms of donation leaders, the Class of 1984 raised $9,567, with the Class of 1982 totaling $5,618.

The final four classes will be honored at an invite-only celebration in June.

Christian Brothers Academy would like to thank all the alumni who accepted the challenge in 2022! Check out the full scores here.

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 $1.5 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at