John Donauhe-Grossman Leads Respecting Others Assembly with CBA Students

Christian Brothers Academy welcomed motivational speaker John Donahue-Grossman to campus on Thursday and Friday to speak on vocations and respecting others in two different assemblies.

On Friday, the entire student body joined Donahue-Grossman as he spoke about manhood and respecting others. He touched on the perception of when you are considered to be a man, what it means to be a man in today’s society, and finally, how men respect women.

His talk included tangible examples of respectful behaviors and experiences he has had throughout his career in education on relationships between high school boys and girls.

Prior to his assembly with the student body, Donahue-Grossman was the featured speaker at the Vocation Summit held by the Brothers’ District of Eastern North America (DENA) on Thursday afternoon.

Held in the Quinn Library and incorporating students from multiple schools including CBA, DENA holds these summits as a compact but meaningful opportunity for young men to meet in-person and to engage in discussion and prayer around vocation.

Along with students from CBA, Bishop Loughlin Memorial HS (Brooklyn), St. Raymond HS for Boys (Bronx), St. Peter’s Boys HS (Staten Island), La Salle Academy (Manhattan), La Salle College HS (Philadelphia) had students in attendance.

Donahue-Grossman presented and helped facilitate small group discussions and a question & answer session, before the group concluded with dinner and prayer.

Over the past 28 years, Donahue-Grossman has spoke to over two million people. Since 2010, he has served as Director of Retreats at La Salle Manor Retreat Center in Plano, Illinois, where he gives presentations, directs team building, and facilitates small groups with adolescents and educators.


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