After numerous popular events this school year, the CBA Mothers’ Club presented the Academy with a record donation of $175,000 on Monday night at their annual end-of-year reception.
The Mothers’ Club raised the funds through events such as the fall luncheon, casino night, tuition raffle, craft show and others. It was the largest donation that the club has ever given to the school. Of that sum, $50,000 will go towards endowed scholarships, while the remainder will be used to enhance the CBA experience for current and future students.
Club president Lisa Murray presented the check to President Brother Frank Byrne, the final act of her two-year presidency. A CBA mom since 2006, Murray’s last of four children will graduate this month.
“I would just like to thank all the mothers, Br. Frank, Fathers’ Club, Alumni Association, faculty and staff for their wonderful support and encouragement over the past two years,” Murray said. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the Mothers’ Club President and I look forward to staying involved in the future as an alumni mom.”
Along with Murray, the rest of the outgoing board includes Beth Caruso (VP), Christine Dyer (Communications), Lauren Gorski (Treasurer) and Lynn Retterer (Secretary), all of whom volunteered countless hours to benefit CBA.
The incoming 2019-2020 board includes: Beth Caruso (President), Maria McCann (Vice President), Liz Gearon (Treasurer), Jenn Tapinis (Secretary) and Maureen Prado Roberts (Communications).
The purpose of the Mothers’ Club is to encourage cooperation in promoting the welfare and progress of Christian Brothers Academy by aiding in school activities and services as requested by the school and helping financially in whatever way the school administration considers desirable. Ultimately, the Mothers’ Club unites its members in the closest bonds of good fellowship and promoting the community interest in CBA.
If you would like to learn more about the CBA Mothers’ Club, all mothers are welcome at the first meeting of the 2019-20 school year in September.