Message from the Chief Advancement Officer

Dear Friends,
 
With the completion of the new Moriarty Science Center, I’ve had the privilege of leading alumni and parents on tours through the renovated building.  My favorite place to take them is the biology lab in the northeast corner of the second floor, MSC215.  It’s my favorite room mainly because of the new large, wraparound windows which offer a view of the corner of York and Warren Streets, a vista previously unknown to the Prep community.   It’s also my favorite space because, under its old guise as B216, it housed my favorite class, AP US History.
 
AP US History was, as you would imagine, not an easy class, and whenever Ms. Curry would pull out a pop quiz or ask for an extra long homework assignment, the class would dutifully respond with a groan.  Ms. Curry would in turn respond with, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”  At the time, I didn’t know that she paraphrasing the Gospel of Luke.  All I did know was that Ms. Curry had given us a lot and she expected it back in correct answers and on-time homework!
 
Fifteen years later that statement, “To whom much is given...,”  is one of the things from  Saint Peter’s that has stuck with me and something I think about often.  As an alumnus, I am grateful for all the things Prep has given me, most importantly for making me the man I am today.  And now, working at Prep—in fundraising no less!—I am even more grateful for the thousands of alumni, parents and friends who continue to give back and show their own gratitude for all the things Prep has given them.
 
Everything Prep is today, and everything we will continue to be in the future, is due to the generosity of all those who value and support our mission of educating young men of competence, conscience and compassion.  And whether you are supporting the Annual Fund or the Imagine Campaign or attending the 144 Grand Gala or the Golf Tournament, everyone’s support, at all levels, makes a difference and allows us to provide the outstanding Prep experience so many of us remember and value.
 
On behalf of all of us at Grand & Warren, I offer my thanks for all your continued generosity, and I encourage you to look through these pages to learn more about the opportunities for support.  I also encourage you contact me or anyone in the Office of Institutional Advancement if you need any further assistance or if you have any questions.
 
In gratitude,
 
 
Chris Casazza, ’97
Chief Advancement Officer
201-547-6419

 

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