The Padua community celebrated the 31st annual Friar Club Dinner and Induction Ceremony on November 9, 2019 at Padua. Friar Club members enjoyed cocktails, dinner and entertainment by Sarah Zimmerli ’20. Padua teacher Jake Lantz gave an insightful and informative presentation on “The Bruin Way.”
Fr. Allan DaCorte, ofm recognized and congratulated new Friar Club members: Raymond and Eleanor Smiley, Stephen Sowers ’05, Dennis ’68 and Barbara Juliani. Our new inductees received a plaque and pin in appreciation for their generous support.
Br. Tom Carroll, ofm thanked all Friar Club members for their generous support and commitment to Padua.
Become a Friar Club Member
Individuals, corporations or foundations can ensure the future of Franciscan education at Padua by making a current (including cumulative) or deferred (planned/future) gift of $25,000 or more.
Some of the ways you can do this are:
1.) A deferred gift through a trust or a will, or the assignment of an existing or new life insurance policy, naming Padua Franciscan High School as sole owner and beneficiary.
2.) A cumulative gift or a pledge for any purpose, including financial aid, endowment or capital improvements.
Lifetime member benefits include recognition on the Padua website, in The Paduan magazine, and on The Friar Club plaque, prominently displayed in the school. Members are invited to the annual Friar Club Induction Dinner and the Reception with the President.
Click here to see a list of The Friar Club members. For more information about The Friar Club, please contact the Advancement Office at 440-845-8224.