Bruin Benefit

The Bruin Benefit Celebrazione and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at 6pm in the Padua Gymnasium. The Bruin Benefit is Padua’s largest fundraising event and all are welcome to attend!

Join us for drinks, appetizers, gourmet sit-down dinner, raffles, live and silent auctions and lots of fun!

The funds raised from this event enable Padua to maintain excellent educational programs while also keeping tuition affordable for all of our families.

We will also honor and induct our 2023 Hall of Fame members:

  • James Gaydosh ’78 – Outstanding Alumnus
  • Dr. Kelly (Smith) Gibson ’00 – Outstanding Alumna
  • Dr. Joseph Hanna ’79 and Dr. Maria Ramundo – Franciscan Medal Award
  • Ray and Eleanor Smiley – Franciscan Medal Award


Join the growing list of sponsors!  Sponsorship Commitment Form 

2023 Platinum Sponsor

2023 Gold Sponsor


The Silent and Live Auctions at the Bruin Benefit are always so much fun!

With your generous donation of an auction item, you help raise even more funds for our students. Please consider donating a vacation stay, airline miles, tickets to local events, VIP tours, jewelry, golf packages, unique items, beer, wine, gift cards to restaurants and spas, electronics and such.

To donate, please complete this Donation Form or email and send items to Padua – Bruin Benefit, 6740 Parma, OH  44134.


We have made it easy for you to donate an auction item! Check out our Amazon Wish List and ship an item directly to Padua!

All donations are tax deductible.


Please contact Special Events Coordinator Amy DiMarco ’91 at or 440-845-8224 x186.


The 30th Bruin Benefit Celebrazione was one big party in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Padua educating young men and women. It raised a record-breaking $348,180 (net) on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Click here to read more.

All funds raised enable Padua to maintain our excellent educational programs and keep tuition affordable for all of our families.

Click here to flip through the program booklet.