Prep Nation Gatherings
Alumni/Father-Son Communion Breakfast
This March, we welcomed back over 600 alumni, fathers, father figures, and sons to celebrate the annual Alumni/Father-Son Communion Breakfast. The event highlighted the impact that the Prep has on its students and alumni, as well as the strength of this community.
Kevin Stefanski ’00, head coach of the Cleveland Browns, offered the keynote address, reminding us that “it’s good to be home. The Prep is a special place” where “lifelong friendships are formed and strengthened.”
Sherman Washington ’05, a true man for and with others, was honored as the recipient of the Rev. Charles A. Schnorr, S.J. ’37 Award for Service for his work with the African American Alumni Association and other charitable endeavors.
Diego Budejen-Jerez ’24 received the Man for Others Award and Michael Ricci ’23 was announced as the winner of the Rev. David A. Sauter, S.J. Award (Michael received his award at the schoolwide Mass of St. Joseph on March 22).
An album of photos from the event is available on PrepPics.
Mothers’ Club Fashion Show
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The St. Joseph’s Prep Mothers’ Club held its 67th Annual Fashion Show on Sunday, March 5 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. The theme for this year’s fashion show was “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Fashions were provided by Louella, located in Wayne and Avalon.
This year’s Fashion Show brought together over 500 women from all over the Delaware Valley, and over 100 Prep seniors walked the runway, a fun senior tradition. The Fashion
Show is one of the primary fundraisers for the Mothers’ Club, whose mission is to promote interaction among the mothers of Prep students through spiritual, cultural, and charitable activities.
All proceeds raised from Mothers’ Club events enables the club to engage in service projects throughout the year which directly benefit the school’s North Philadelphia neighbors and enables the Prep to assist families with tuition and grants when students face unexpected life changes. With this funding, the school can step in confidentially to ensure the education is continued and uninterrupted.