The Grand Reunion 2020

Due to continuing concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we have decided to reschedule The Grand Reunion. This decision was not made lightly. We understand that while this may be disappointing, it is the best way to ensure the safety of our Bruin family. We are excited to announce that on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2021 we will be celebrating ALL classes graduating in 0s, 1s, 5s and 6s. Please mark your calendar to attend the largest Bruin reunion celebration we might ever have on our campus! 

The Advancement Team is working with the Class of 1970 Reunion Committee on a special 50th celebration that will take place on October 24, 2020.

This year’s Reunion Gift Challenge is still on for the classes ending in 0s and 5s. The class with the highest participation and the class with the most cash dollars raised by June 30, 2020 will be awarded the honor of having their class year etched on the Challenge plaque. You can check out the leaderboard stats here. There is still time to make your gift!

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations Stephanie Hartman ’96 at 440.845.8224 or

Reunion Gift Challenge

As you celebrate your reunion this year, consider making a gift in gratitude for your years at Padua Franciscan. The reunion class with the highest percent of participation and that with the most dollars raised will be recognized during The Grand Reunion in June. Winning class years will also be etched the challenge plaque. Click here to learn about the Reunion Gift Challenge.

Grand Reunion Weekend 2019

Nearly 500 alumni, family and friends returned to their alma mater to celebrate The Grand Reunion on June 1 and 2, 2019. The Class of 1969 celebrated their 50th reunion, along with graduating classes ending in 4’s and 9’s including:

• 2014 – 5 year reunion
• 2009 – 10 year reunion
• 2004 – 15 year reunion
• 1999 – 20 year reunion
• 1994 – 25 year reunion
• 1989 – 30 year reunion
• 1984 – 35 year reunion
• 1979 – 40 year reunion
• 1974 – 45 year reunion
• 1969 – 50 year reunion – Golden Bruins

Alumni reconnected with each other, walked down memory lane, got tours of the school, flipped through old yearbooks, enjoyed food catered by Winking Lizard and drinks served by alumni bartenders.

Alumni from 19 states (outside of Ohio) were represented at The Grand Reunion including:

Arizona Illinois
Arkansas Indiana
California Maryland
Colorado Michigan
Florida Missouri
Georgia New York
Pennsylvania Washington
South Carolina West Virginia

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For more information regarding The Grand Reunion or you would like to help, contact Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations Stephanie Hartman ’96 at 440.845.8224 or

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