Scholarship Clambake Draws Great Crowd Despite Weather Relocation

Over 200 members of the CBA community gathered in the McKay Gym on September 6th for annual CBA Scholarship Clambake, presented by the Alumni Association.

Despite the weather forcing a location change from Conover Pavilion, it was another wonderful start to the CBA school year as a great crowd of current & past parents, alumni and friends of the Academy enjoyed a fun night. A beach-themed feast of lobster, a raw bar, steak, and more were provided by Rick Bott ’72 and his staff at MerriMakers.

As has been the tradition at the Clambake, the night included a gift-basket auction and a high-end silent auction. The prizes included weekend get-aways at beautiful bed and breakfasts and tropical locations. Other popular prizes were sporting event tickets, athlete and team memorabilia, golf outings, and fine wines, among others.

The Alumni Association would like to thank the following sponsors:

Invitation Sponsor
Withum Wealth- Austin Hagaman ’07

Tent Sponsors
Mr. Thomas DeFelice ’70
Mr. Douglas Gallagher ’70
Mr. John Giunco ’70
Mr. Joseph Tort ’76

Raw Bar Sponsor
Mr. Spiro Pappas ’71

Lobster Sponsor
M & T Bank Corporation- Mr. John Murray ’01

Bar Sponsor
InSite Engineering- Mr. Jason Fichter ’91

Live Music Sponsor
AmWINS Brokerage of NJ- Mr. Chris Pisani ’97

Fire Pit Sponsor
Mr. Kenneth Shaw ’93

Wine Pull Sponsors
Mr. Conor Alwell ’08
Mr. Vincent Ferrer ’08
Mr. Michael Howley ’08
Mr. Matthew Woolley ’08

The night benefits the Alumni Association’s scholarship fund. Each school year, the Alumni Association scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman whose families could not otherwise afford a CBA education. Alumni Association scholarships are full scholarships that are based on financial need, academics, community service and a commitment to others. Applicants interview with members of the Alumni Association Board of Trustees each winter for selection for the following school year.

For more information on Alumni Association scholarships, please contact Pat McGann ’71, Director of Alumni Relations, at

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