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E-Newsletter - August 2019

Thank you to all who attended 2019 Day at the Bay!

The 2019 Day at the Bay was a huge success! The weather was great and 950 people were in attendance. Thank you to all who attended as well as the Hallahan alums who partnered with us. A special thank you and congratulations goes to Chuck Taylor ’12 , Chairman of the Day at the Bay committee. Chuck’s hard work and dedication to this event is unparalleled. You can see all of the photos from the day on our Facebook page!

Continuing a grand Roman tradition, the annual Alumni Memorial Mass and Homecoming will be held on Sunday, November 10 at RCHS. Capitalizing on the resounding success of last year, another great day of camaraderie and brotherhood is planned and no alum would want to miss it!   Mike Pelone ’77, the Event Chair, and his committee of dedicated alums have been busy all summer hoping to make this year’s Homecoming the best ever!  If you have any suggestions or would like to help with the planning, please call or email Mike (215-651-2209 Mjpelone@yahoo.com)

The doors to Roman will open at 9:00 AM and all are welcomed to come early, enjoy light refreshments and walk the halls of our storied Alma mater before Mass, which begins at 10:00 AM in the gym/auditorium. Our main celebrant will be Rev. Joseph Bongard ’77 with music provided by the RCHS Chorus.  After Mass, there will be a brief program, with Pat Murphy ’69, acting as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.  The anniversary classes of 1969 (50th) and 1994 (25th) will be honored for their jubilee year.  Additionally, updates on the remarkable progress at Catholic High and the elections of new officers of the Alumni Association will round out the program.

Following Mass, there will be a full buffet and refreshments served in the library area and cafeteria with class seating. NFL games will be shown on big screens in both areas. Tours of the three buildings of the campus will be available all day and the Roman Forum (school store) will be open to purchase the latest Roman gear and apparel.  Parking will be available in the garage at Broad and Wood streets across the street from school and the elevators are up and running to allow easy access to all floors of the school building.

This event was a smashing purple and gold success last year so we are encouraging every graduate to be present this year! Tickets to the event are $40.00 and can be purchased easily by clicking the image above. Spread the word to your classmates and plan on coming back home to Roman. HURRAH!

David L. Cohen to Receive
Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award

 
Roman will recognize David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, for his philanthropy and generosity to the region with the school’s 28th Annual Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award. The Award Presentation will be made at the Union League of Philadelphia on Thursday, October 17, 2019. Click the photo above to read full press release.

Please contact Nicholas Pytel '97, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement,  via e-mail NPytel@RomanCatholicHS.com or call 215-627-5487 ext. 312. for information on tickets and sponsorship for the event.

 

 
Don't miss this year's Roman Run!
Click the image above for all the details and register now to take advantage of the early bird pricing ($20 for run or walk, $15 for students).  

 
 
Roman Reunions!
 

The Class of 2014 enjoys their 5 year reunion
 
If you are a member of a class whose year ends in a 9 or a 4, this year is your reunion year!  The classes of 1969, 1979, and 1994 are ready to go!  If you want to plan a reunion for your class, please call Anne Hummel at 215-627-5487, ext 315 or email her at ahummel@romancatholichs.com.  She will walk you through the process and get you on your way to a great event.

Class of 1959- 60th Reunion- Will be held in conjunction with Homecoming on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Tickets are $40.00 and available for purchase on Homecoming page.

Class of 1964- 55th Reunion - Will be held in conjunction with Homecoming on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Tickets are $40.00 and available on the 64 reunion page in addition to the option of donating to the class purse. 

Class of 1969 - 50th Reunion - October 5, 2019 at 7 PM.  Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, 3801 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114.  $50 per person.  Contact:  Pat Murphy: jopat453@msn.com or Jim Bonner:  jmbonnersr17@aol.com.  Click on the photo above to go to the Reunions page to purchase tickets

Class of 1974 - 45th Reunion - Will be held in conjunction with Homecoming on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Tickets are $40.00 and available for purchase on Homecoming page.

Class of 1979 - 40th Reunion - October 19 2019, from 8-Midnight. Throwbaxx, 6800 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128.  $50 per person.  Contact:  Christopher Gibbons at gibbonscg@aol.com.  Click on the photo above to go to the Reunions page to purchase tickets.

Class of 1994 - 25th Reunion - October 12, 2019 at 7 -10 PM. Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. $85 per person. Contact Bill Mower: wgmower@yahoo.com. Click on the photo above to go to the Reunions page to purchase tickets.

 
Learn how your Pennsylvania Tax Dollars
can support Roman
students!



Are you a Pennsylvania resident who makes at least $50,000 a year? 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! Learn more by attending one of the webinars listed above. 

Please contact Adam Gault '08, Director of Development,  via e-mail AGault@RomanCatholicHS.com or call 215-627-5487 for more information.

 
 

 
 Please consider making a gift to the Roman Fund and help us reach new heights for our students. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a huge impact for our current and future Cahillites. Click the image above and make your gift online now. Thank you! 

Please connect with us on Social Media (including our new LinkedIn page) for all the latest news and information!
 

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301 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107






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