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Fordham Prep Mother's Club Annual Events   
(2020/2021 Dates Are Tentative - Subject To Change)

REACH DINNER - JULY (HALL OF HONOR)

·       Organize dinner for middle school boys attending summer REACH program at the Prep.

Current Chairs  Deidre Donaghy & Maria Biasucci-Vianna


BIG BROTHERS BOOKSHELF – END OF AUGUST (PREP COMMONS)

·       Collect used books throughout the year

  • Boys/Parents/Guardians come with booklists and grab for free!

Current Chairs  Gloria McDuffie & Julie Torres


 BIG BROTHERS CLOSET - MID-SEPTEMBER (HALL OF HONOR)

·       Gently used pants, shirts, ties, belts, backpacks, shoes etc. are collected after midterms & finals

  • Displayed in the Hall of Honor
  • Boys drift in and out throughout the day grabbing for free

Current Chairs  Pam FinewoodDeidre Donaghy 


 TAPAS FOR TRIPS: GLOBAL EDUCATION/SERVICE IMMERSION TRIPS

MID-OCTOBER (PREP COMMONS)

  • Helps to raise funds that go toward financial aid to benefit boys who may otherwise be unable to attend these trips
  • Co-hosted by the Mothers' Club and the Fathers' Club.

Current Chairs  Andrea Cipriani & Danielle Cohen


 RAM RAFFLE

 Ticket sales kick-off at Oktoberfest and run through Igniting our Mission in late February/early March

  • All proceeds benefits tuition assistance
  • The winners are announced at the Igniting Our Mission event at the Prep.

Current Chairs - Karlene Cowan, Beth Ferraro, & Julie Jarvis


 THANKSGIVING FAMILY MASS – SUNDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING (UNIVERSITY CHURCH) 

  • Help plan Mass
  • Coordinate bagels and coffee in the Commons.

Current Chars – Susan Campanile & Vianel Taveras

 


CHRISTMAS PARTY – EARLY/MID DECEMBER (PREP COMMONS)

  • Fun night with current & alum Prep moms.  Dinner & drinks served along with many raffle prizes
  • Coordinate collection of raffle prizes
  • Plan Food/Beverages

Current Chairs Maria Biasucci-Vianna, Erica Fitzgerald & Sara Miller


FORDHAM PREP MOTHERS' & FATHERS' CLUB FACULTY AND STAFF CHRISTMAS FUND 

  • The Fordham Prep Mothers’ and Fathers’ Clubs Faculty & Staff Christmas Fund provides a way for our families to show their appreciation for the Prep’s outstanding faculty and staff. In past years, the Prep families donated over $30,000.  The faculty and staff were deeply touched by the kindness and generosity of our parent community.


 MULTICULTURAL NIGHT – MID JANUARY (HALL OF HONOR)

  • Potluck dinner, showcase of multicultural foods
  • Open to all “women” of the Prep – Mothers, Aunts, Sisters, Grandmothers, etc.
  • Organize potluck dinner/procure invitations, decorations
  • Procure a speaker within the Prep faculty & staff

Current Chairs  Irma Arizmendi & Carli Rios Assile


MOM PROM – FEBRUARY (PREP COMMONS)

  • Senior boys & their moms go on a “prom date”
  • Dinner, dancing, live music
  • A special & teary-eyed night for all moms

Current Chairs Kerry Feeney & Lisa Alexander


MORNING OF SPIRITUAL RENEWAL – SATURDAY, START OF LENT (PREP COMMONS)

  • All women welcome, spiritual morning & speaker to kick-off lent
  • Ends with Mass
  • Organize light breakfast & lunch
  • Procure a speaker

Current Chairs Trish Tobin


FRESHMAN RETREAT - LATE MARCH (PREP COMMONS)

  • A religious & spiritual retreat where the boys spend an afternoon & overnight at the Prep
  • Organize dinner entrees (donated) & volunteers

Current Chair Denise Rosario


 FRESHMAN SPRING WELCOME - MID APRIL (PREP COMMONS)

 Large get-together for all accepted & committed students

  • Replaces summer welcome parties
  • Work closely with Mr. Serton from Admissions
  • Organize light cocktail food

Current Chairs TBD


    GRANDPARENTS MASS – SUNDAY IN LATE APRIL (UNIVERSITY CHURCH) 

  • Mass & light breakfast celebrating Grandparents
  • Help plan Mass
  • Coordinate bagels and coffee in the Commons.
  • Co-hosted by the Mothers’ Club and the Fathers’ Club

Current Chairs Cate Cain & Janice Saunders
 


NIGHT OF FASHION -  APRIL AT MARINA DEL REY  

  • FPMC’s largest fundraiser.  Hundreds of raffles, Senior moms get to “walk the runway” with their sons. 
  • Many Opportunities!  Please visit the table and speak to the Chairs

Current Chairs Kim Breen & Salem Crabtree


 SOPHOMORE DREAM DAY – MID-MAY (PREP BACK LOT)

  • Celebrating sophomores. 
  • Help serve pizza to the sophomore class during their lunch break on Sophomore Dream Day.

Current Chair TBD


 TEACHER APPRECIATION (ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR)

  • Teachers are provided with with monthly appreciation (candy for Halloween, Raffles at Christmas, Thank You lunch in May etc.)
  • Most events are all donation-based

Current Chairs Tracey Huvane & Laura Reidy

 

Current Chairs TBD