Oratory Preparatory School

Message from the Director of Alumni Relations

Message from the Director of Alumni Relations

We did it!


It took 6 long years but we are finally occupying the beautiful DeGaeta Hall. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place in May and we celebrated with 800 people. The night was filled with accolades, with words like: impressive, beautiful, huge, congratulations and game changer to name a few.

 

For me to see DeGaeta Hall operational was a huge relief. The 2016-2017 school year required our students and teachers to be flexible as the gym became a lunch room and classroom. The boys took this inconvenience in stride and never complained. They knew there was light at the end of the tunnel. Mid-January brought relief as the town of Summit awarded us a temporary certificate of occupancy. The cafeteria, fitness facility and 4 classrooms came on line and we all started breathing a lot easier. The entire building opened in April and all of our administrative staff pulled up their tents from 4 Chatham Rd. and settled into their new offices.

 

I am writing this letter to all our faithful donors who have not yet made their gift to DeGaeta Hall. When an institution takes on a building project of this magnitude, donors from all categories become critical in funding this bold initiative. I am happy to report that the size of the gifts to the school have increased substantially this year and I am deeply humbled by your generosity. Many of you have taken advantage of the naming rights in DeGaeta Hall and I thank you for that. For those of you who would also like to be recognized in our new building, there are still many opportunities; click here for more info on Naming Rights. Give me a call or send me an email and I can fill you in on any other details or click here to see our pledge form.


May God bless you all.

Sincerely,

Walter Crum