The Academy Fund

Giving Levels

The Academy Fund donors at all levels will be recognized in CBA’s Annual Report, published in the fall following the close of the school’s fiscal year on June 30.

The Founder’s Society

Gifts of $100,000+

Signum Fidei (Sign of the Faith) was selected as the motto of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1751. The motto appears prominently on the Institute’s coat of arms, and also on the seal of Christian Brothers Academy.

The Saint La Salle Society

Gifts of $50,000 – $99,999

St. John Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719) founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in France in the years between 1679 and 1719. There are now Lasallian schools in 82 countries serving over 1 million students.

Brothers of the Christian Schools Society

Gifts of $25,000 – $49,999

The Brothers of the Christian Schools undertook the administration and staffing of Christian Brothers Academy at its founding in 1959, and to date, have educated more than 11,000 CBA graduates.

The Brother Andrew O’Gara Society

Gifts of $10,000 – $24,999

Brother Andrew O’Gara, F.S.C. (1928-2008) was Principal of Christian Brothers Academy from 1979 until 1991, when he became the Academy’s first President.

The Brother Bernard McKenna Society

Gifts of $5,000 – $9,999

Brother Bernard McKenna, F.S.C. (1914-91) was the first Principal of Christian Brothers Academy, serving in that office from 1959 to 1965, and as a member of the math faculty in the 1970s-80s.

The 1959 Society

Gifts of $1,959 – $4,999

To commemorate the founding year of Christian Brothers Academy as a catholic high school for young men.  In 1959 CBA opened its doors to 144 freshman boys from the greater Monmouth County area.

The President’s Circle

Gifts of $1,000 – $1,958

The Presidents’ Circle recognizes the leaders of CBA, including…
Brother Andrew O’Gara, F.S.C., 1991-2008
Brother Frank Byrne ’75, F.S.C., 2009-2021
Brother Thomas Gerrow, F.S.C., 2021-2022
Mr. R. Ross Fales, 2022-current

The Past Principal’s Circle

Gifts of $500 – $999

The Past Principals’ Circle honors:

Brother Bernard McKenna, F.S.C., Principal 1959-65;
Brother Stephen McCabe, F.S.C., 1965-72;
Brother Peter Mannion, F.S.C., 1972-79;
Brother Andrew O’Gara, F.S.C., 1979-91;
Brother Ralph Montedoro, F.S.C., 1991-2003;
Brother Stephen Olert, F.S.C., 2003-08;
Brother James Butler, F.S.C., 2008-12;
Peter R. Santanello, 2012-15
R. Ross Fales, 2015-22

Faculty Circle

Gifts of $250 – $499

The Blue and White Club

Gifts of $Your Graduating Year – $249

  • Example:  If you graduated in 2007 = $20.07