Century Club Continues as One of CBA’s Oldest Traditions

Christian Brothers Academy held one of its oldest annual traditions on Wednesday evening: the Century Club celebration.

The Century Club’s origins dates back to the school’s infancy, when then-Principal Brother Bernard McKenna realized that CBA needed to create a fundraising system to offset operating costs. Brother Bernard formed the Century Club, and asked current parents and community members to join the club as a way of raising money for the Academy. The first Century Club Celebration was held in the spring of 1963.

Now, nearly 60 years later, CBA continues Brother Bernard’s endeavor, offering membership to the Century Club to current & past parents, grandparents and friends of the Academy.

On Wednesday night, President Brother Frank Byrne welcomed over 100 members to the CBA campus for an evening of cocktails, dinner and special gift presentations.

Brother Frank recapped another terrific year at the Academy and thanked those in attendance for their continued support of Christian Brothers Academy. The members in attendance also were able to get a glimpse of the Academy today with a viewing of a video.

Brother Frank presented special gifts to those who have been members of the Century Club for a number of years, including these anniversaries:

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. McKeon

William V. Attardi
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horowitz
Richard J. Serluco

Mr. and Mrs. Dominic J. Bossone
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Donnelly
Mr. and Mrs. J. Nolan Higgins ’74
Mrs. Matthew J. Malinowski

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cirillo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Fallone
Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Miele, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony C. Pasquale
Mrs. Daniel A. Spinogatti
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Stoveken

Mr. and Mrs. Franz J. Balve
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Britton
Mr. and Mrs. Brian F. Gimlett
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Gleason
Mr. and Mrs. Lee H. Terrill
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tinley
Mr. and Mrs. Nilakantan Wariyar

Mr. and Mrs. John K. DeMuria
Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Kudler
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Switaj

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D’Angellilio
Karen Cangialosi
Mr. and Mrs. Brian T. Griffin
David R. Jurman ’75
Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Soden
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Tort, Sr. ’76

Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Bott, Sr. ’72
Patricia A. Clarke
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony F. D’Amore ’70
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic J. Giordano
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Grosso
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hohenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Huntley ’73
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Meany
Dr. and Mrs. Steve J. Paragioudakis
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rocco ’89
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Shea
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Shortmeyer
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Slee
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Soler
Mr. and Mrs. Eric L. Wagner
Dr. and Mrs. George Watts

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 www.CBALincroftNJ.org.