Bruin Benefit

REGISTER:  Click Here or Text FundABruin to 76278

The Virtual Bruin Benefit will be on Friday, April 23rd to Saturday, April 24th. It is going to be quite a Celebrazione! 

WHO: All are invited to participate virtually
WHEN: Bidding opens Friday, April 23rd at 10am and closes on Saturday, April 24th at 9:30pm.

Join us for our LIVE virtual program (including the live auction, Fund-a-Bruin and raffle drawings) via YouTube on Saturday, April 24th from 8pm-9:30pm.

VIRTUAL EVENT REGISTRATION:  Click Here or Text FundABruin to 76278 

At Home Party Registration: Participate from home! Pick up a charcuterie box (for two people) and a bottle of Prosecco from Nomad Culinary. The cost is $50. Pickup is available on Saturday, April 24th at Padua from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. (You must be 21 or older to purchase.)  Click here to place an order (under the Buy Tickets tab).  Final At Home Party RSVP Date is April 22nd.

HONOREES: We will be honoring President Fr. Allan DaCorte, ofm and Vice Principal Br. Tom Carroll, ofm for the integral roles they played in furthering the mission of Padua. As of July 1st, Fr. Allan will begin his retirement and Br. Tom will start a new ministry with the Franciscan Formation Program. In celebration of Padua and the extraordinary ministry of these two men, all our efforts at the benefit will go to both current financial aid needs and the creation of the Forever Friar Scholarship.

We’re grateful for our Bruin Benefit 2021 supporters!  Thank you to the following individuals and companies who’ve already pledged their support:

Platinum Sponsor

Koler Financial Group

Diamond Sponsors

Dave ’78 and Jeannie Fredecker

Dave Zavagno ’72

Gold Sponsors

Ronald and Mary Ann Dziedzicki and Family

James ’78 and Deb Gaydosh / Valued Capital Advisors

Jentner Family Fund

Silver Sponsors

Michael ’74 and Eileen Biehl

Dave ’71 and Susan Catanzarite 

Bronze Sponsors

Nick and Beth Iafigliola

David ’65 and Allison Knowles

MCPc Family Charities

Patron Sponsor

Heather (Ross) ’89 and Dave Scaglione / Avient

Ray and Cathy Clapper


Sponsorship Commitment Form 


We’re currently accepting auction items and would appreciate the following: tickets to the theater or sporting event, electronics, jewelry, gift cards, outdoor items, golf packages, wine, liquor, etc. Bruin Benefit 2021 Donation Form 

You can also click and ship items to us. Click here to see our Amazon Wish List


If you have any questions, please contact Special Events Coordinator Amy DiMarco ’91

Virtual Bruin Benefit 2020

Our first-ever Virtual Bruin Benefit raised $255,412 in April 2020. The online event brought many Padua supporters together virtually to celebrate and support the mission. The event was livestreamed on Padua’s YouTube channelClick here to see photos from the online event.