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E-Newsletter - June 2020


Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
The Class of 2020 held their virtual Baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremonies at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Thursday, June 4, and Friday, June 5, 2020. The class of 216 Cahillites earned over 23 million dollars in college grants and scholarships. Congratulations again and welcome to the greatest Alumni Association in the world! Best of luck!


Day of Giving / Gratitude 2020

On Tuesday May 19, 2020,  Roman Catholic High School held its Annual Day of Giving.  Our initial goal was to raise $50,000 from 500 donors.  Yet, thanks to the generosity of so many alumni and friends, that goal was far exceeded--the final tally was over $88,000 raised from 623 donors! This is a cause for great celebration! The response from the Roman family was nothing short of overwhelming.

All the monies donated will directly assist our students who have been adversely affected by the global pandemic.  As Roman strives to fulfill its mission of providing a well-rounded education rooted in faith, we know that many families are finding it increasingly difficult financially.  Your continued support of these deserving young men will help in their education and formation.  

In appreciation for the success of the Annual Day of Giving, last Friday, one month after the Day of Giving, we held our first ever Day of Gratitude--a time for us to publicly thank all supporters of Roman. Our social media platforms presented personal messages, postings and reflections from our administration, faculty, staff and most importantly our students expressing their appreciation for your support.  Click on the social media links at the end of this email and listen to these heart-felt testimonials.

If you not yet given to the Roman Fund there is still time as the fiscal year ends on June 30. Thanks in advance for your support. 

GIVE NOW


Are you a Pennsylvania resident owes $1,000 or more in State taxes annually? You may be eligible for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. This program allows individuals and businesses to direct the monies they pay in state taxes towards providing financial aid for Roman students rather than to the government. For a two year commitment you receive a tax credit for 90% of your contribution. It is truly a win-win! Click the image above for a full brochure with information on the program.

Contact Adam Gault '08, Director of Development, 
via e-mail 
agault@romancatholichs.com or
call 215-627-5487 ext. 203 on how to get started.



Make sure to read the latest edition of "The Empire" which was released digitally in April.The edition is full of interesting news about our Alumni, as well as Roman students who transitioned from learning in the classroom to total virtual learning.  Also, there is a wonderful photo display chronicling Roman's 130 year history! 
 
Click the cover photo above to read the edition.

 



The next edition of "The Empire" magazine is currently in production and we need class notes! Did you get engaged? married? had a child? promoted? awarded? retired? Please share! Click the image above to submit your updates. A sample class note can be as simple as...

"Thomas Cahill is currently working as the President of the Knickerbocker Coal & Ice Company in Philadelphia, PA. He is happily married to his wife Sophia."

In order to be included in next Empire, all class notes must be submitted by July 10, 2020. Thanks in advance for your submission!

This Spring we launched the “Support Roman Businesses” initiative to help promote local and small businesses owned by alums and friends of RCHS.
We have had over 50 businesses submit their information so far. View the complete list by visiting: 
RomanCatholicHS.com/Biz and support Roman businesses! 

You can add your business information by visiting: RomanCatholicHS.com/AddBiz
If you have questions, contact Adam Gault '08, Director of Development, agault@romancatholichs.com


Use AmazonSmile to help Roman!

Attention Amazon Shoppers: Be sure to make all of your Amazon purchases at Amazon Smile. This is an easy way to help Roman. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Roman Catholic by starting your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/ and selecting “Roman Catholic High School for Boys”. Keep in mind you must navigate to the web address each time you shop! Thanks!

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

Class of 1960 Reunion 
Saturday, October 17th, 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  to Paul Marshall
(267) 973-8116
Rooms available at Group Rate of $129
Call Hotel for Reservations (610) 834-8300


Class of 1970 Reunion 
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Roman Catholic High School 
More information coming soon!


Class of 2005 Reunion
The 15th Reunion for Class of 2005 has been postponed to the Fall.
The location will remain the Philadium in South Philadelphia. 
Stay tuned for new time and date. Thank you!


Members of the classes of 1975, 2010, and 2015 have started planning their reunions! 
Contact Patricia Quinn, Coordinator of Special Events & Alumni Relations via email pquinn@RomanCatholicHS.com for assistance. 


Click on the icons below to stay connected with us on Social Media and view student messages from our Day of Gratitude. 
 

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301 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107






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