Alumni Invited to Celebrate 50th CFO

December 1st, 2021 | News, News 2021


Padua alumni are invited to join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Christmas for Others!

Since its inception in 1971, the Padua community has come together to show what it truly means to be Franciscan. In total, CFO has raised over $500,000 for many local and worldwide charities and has become the largest student-run outreach program in Northeast Ohio.

Here are a few ways alumni can help make this a memorable CFO season:

Alumni CFO Donation Drop Off 

Padua will be collecting a number of items for non-profits and worthy causes. You can participate by driving up to Padua’s Main Entrance and a student or staff member will help unload the items from your vehicle on the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 9th @ 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 12th @ 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 14th @ 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Padua’s 60th Anniversary Christmas Concert (featuring Alumni & Current Bruins)

Current students and alumni musicians will be performing together.
Sunday, December 12th @ 2:00 p.m. in the Padua Gymnasium
Click here to register for your complimentary tickets.

CFO Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for a spaghetti dinner with Santa hosted by Padua’s Italian Club. All proceeds benefit CFO (charities/non-profits). Take pictures with Santa!

Sunday, December 12th @ 3:00 p.m. in the Padua Cafeteria
Click here for more information.
Tickets are SOLD OUT. We do plan to have this event again next year.

CFO Mass & Alumni Reception

Join us for CFO Mass. Afterward, donuts and coffee will be served in the Library for all alumni and friends. Then our vocal and instrumental students will perform a Christmas concert in the Gym for all to enjoy.

Friday, December 17th
8:00 a.m. Mass in the Gym
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Alumni Reception in Library
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Christmas Concert in Gym
Click here to register.

Thank you for helping the Padua community reach this special CFO milestone. It is because of all of your help and generosity that we are able to celebrate 50 years of Christmas for Others this holiday season. Merry Christmas, Bruins!