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E-Newsletter - February 2020


Why send your personal Pennsylvania taxes to Harrisburg when you can redirect these dollars to financial aid for students at Roman Catholic High School?

The Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) has a limited number of spots available for new participants to redirect their personal 2020 PA income tax liability of $5,000 or more to financial aid to Roman for this fiscal year. By utilizing the EITC / OSTC tax credit program in Pennsylvania, BLOCS has formed Special Purpose Entities (SPE) that allow for participants to redirect their PA tax dollars to Roman. By joining an SPE with BLOCS and making a 2-year commitment, you are able to receive a personal tax credit of 90% of the amount you donate. These credits will then be issued on a K-1 and applied to your PA tax liability by you or your accountant.

Essentially, instead of paying your personal PA taxes, you are redirecting these dollars to Roman as need-based scholarships for today's Cahillites...this school year!

We know it sounds too good to be true, but it really is a very simple process and can make a huge impact for our young men at Catholic High. Click the photo above to fill out the simple one-page application to get started. Submit the one-page form to Adam Gault '08, Director of Development, directly or call (215) 627-5487 EXT. 203 with any questions and more information. 

Roman Basketball competes for District 12 Championship this weekend

This past Monday night, our Cahillites of the basketball court competed in their third straight Philadelphia Catholic League Championship game at the historic Palestra on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the Cahillites did not come out on top, however the Roman legion is proud of the season they have had and it is a season that is not over! The team will compete for the District 12 6A Championship against Simon Gratz at 1:00 PM on Saturday February 29 at Abraham Lincoln High School, 3201 Ryan Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136. Tickets at $10. Let's pack the gym in support of our guys as they look to make a deep run for a State Championship. 

Make sure to follow Roman Athletics social media accounts to stay up to date on all of the games, scores, and highlights!
Twitter: @RomanAthletics
Instagram: @roman_athletics

  Roman Tailgate at City Tap House


Thank you for all those who attended the Roman tailgate event before Monday night's PCL Championship game at City Tap House in University City. We had a great time gathering as fellow fans and alums of Roman! 

Beloved: Children of the Holocaust
First public art exhibit in the Howard Center for the Arts

Last week, Roman welcomed artist Mary Burkett for an opening reception of Beloved: Children of the Holocaust at the Howard Center of the Arts. The exhibition, which is on display until March 4, is a collection of 27 drawings depicting the beauty and lost innocence of children who were victims of Nazi persecution. The exhibition is presented in partnership with Rodeph Shalom Synagogue.

Roman welcomed over 50 guests for the first public art exhibit at the Howard Center for the Arts, which opened in September 2018. It was a powerful and moving night for all in attendance. The next day, Mary Burkett spoke to various classes of Roman students about her art work, the stories of the children, and the evils of hatred and division.

Mary Burkett’s journey as an artist is an unconventional one. In 2017, Mary began sketching five-year-old Hersch Goldberg, a little boy who died in Auschwitz. With no formal artistic training, the sketch project became a calling. Over the course of seven months, Mary researched and drew 26 more children lost to Holocaust as a way of honoring their lives.

Beloved: Children of the Holocaust will be on display at The Howard Center for the Arts for one more viewing:
• March 4, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information about Mary Burkett’s work, please visit
For more on the night of the opening read this article by Catholic Philly


Friday, April 17, 2020
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5
11630 Caroline Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Doors open at 5:30
Dinner 7:00 PM
$45 per person

Click SHOF logo above to purchase your tickets now.
Come support our wonderful inductees!
George Adams 1899
Dave Deodato '07
Charlie DiCicco '68
George "Pinky" Dugan '80
Kass Everett '09
Sean Matthews '05
Dan Nolasco '82
Kevin Penko '04
Maalik Wayns '09
The 1989 Football Team coached by Ed Brodbine '67


Special Awards to:
Jim Murray:  John Gillen '33 Memorial Inter League Award
Josephine Ciarrocchi:  Joseph 'Goldie' Graham '33 Memorial Award for Loyalty to Catholic High
Mike Gioquindo '07:  William 'Speedy' Morris '60 Community Award
Joe Malizia, Sr.:  John Hoban '35 Memorial Service Award
William ‘Speedy’ Morris '60:  William 'Billy' Markward Memorial Humanitarian Award
Sean Hamilton '20:  Patrick E. Ward '66 Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award

Reunited and it feels so good!
If your Graduation Year ends in a "0" or a "5", It's time to Celebrate!

Class of 2005 Reunion
Saturday, April 18, 2020
1631 Packer Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19145
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$55 / per person (three hour beer, wine, open bar, appetizer buffet)
Register online via PayPal by clicking on photo above OR send a check made out to: Roman Catholic High School with memo Class of 2005 Reunion and send to: ATTN: Mission Advancement Office, 301 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Class of 1960 Reunion 
Saturday, May 9, 2020
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West
640 Fountain Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Cocktails followed by Dinner
$80 per person/ Guests are welcome
Cash Bar
Kindly RSVP by April 15, 2020 to Paul Marshall
(267) 973-8116
Rooms available at Group Rate of $129
Call Hotel for Reservations (610) 834-8300

Start planning your reunion by contacting Patricia Quinn, Coordinator of Special Events & Alumni Relations, (215) 627-5487 ext. 205 or via email, for assistance. Thank you!

Let's Get Current!

Click the image above to update your information. Thank you in advance. Please spread the news to classmates and fellow Cahillites to update their information too. 

  Frank Lally '72 Memorial
Scholarship Fund

Phillies Chances

Click the "Phillies" logo above to purchase chances to win Phillies tickets in support of the Frank Lally '72 Memorial Scholarship Fund which assists young men at Roman who have lost their father and need financial assistance. 

  "Day at The Bay"
Save the Date!


Mark your calendars for "Day at the Bay 2020"! 

 There is never a bad time to make your gift to The Roman Fund and help our students thrive at Catholic High! Click the image above to give now.

Thank you for your support!

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301 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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