Class of ’78 Raises Over $25,000 toward 40th Reunion Class Gift …. and they are still going!

Seven of the ten alumni classes that are celebrating “anniversary” graduating years in 2018 have celebrated with formal reunions.  Each group enjoyed reconnecting with old classmates, and several of the classes used the opportunity to give back to the current students of Farrell by organizing class gifts.  All gifts were generous, but the Class of 1978 has led the way in both the number of classmates who contributed and the incredible amount raised through their efforts. 

Under the leadership of reunion committee members Jim Fitzpatrick, Tom Murray,  Pete DiTuri and John Erickson, the class set an ambitious goal of raising $40,000 in honor of 40 years since graduating, and they’ve made tremendous progress in reaching their goal.  Fundraising efforts by the committee during the weeks leading up to the November 3 reunion dinner and extending through the month of November have garnered $25,650 in donations from thirty-five classmates!

The 1978 Class Gift will be directed to the Vir Fidelis Fund to help support financial aid and scholarships for deserving young men.  Monsignor Farrell High School is grateful for our faithful alumni who are driven to support their alma mater even 40 years after graduating!

We would like to thank the members of the class of ‘78 reunion committee for their hard work in organizing this remarkable gift, and the following generous donors:

Joseph Ahlstrom
Anthony Bentivegna
Charles Brown
Michael Catapano
Thomas Conroy
Phil DiBello
Mario DiRe
Peter DiTommaso
John Dorian
Christopher Dowling
Peter Egan
Andrew Eick
John R. Erickson

Alan Finn
Kenneth Fiorelli
Jim Fitzpatrick
Bill Fitzpatrick
Gerald Heintz
Ralph Lanza
Lance Larsen
Martin Lavelle
Mark Lynch
Dan McAloon
Edward Nelson
Dr. Lisa O’Connor
John O’Donnell
Gerard O’Regan
John Petosa
Nicholas Portantiere
Nick Prevosti
Tom Reilly
Robert Sarnes
Edward Wiseman
Stephen Zambardi
Edward Zipprich

If you are a member of the Farrell Class of ‘78, and you would like to join your classmates in supporting the financial aid and scholarship efforts of the school, there is still time to participate in the ‘78 Class Gift. To donate, please clck below.



If you have any questions regarding the fundraising efforts of the class of 1978, please contact Jim Fitzpatrick ‘78 at: jfitzjazz@aol.com

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