SC Newsletter

Several times a year the St. Charles alumni director produces and sends an e-mail feature called St. Charles Preparatory School News and Upcoming Events.

These contain many important announcements such as:  upcoming alumni events; upcoming school events; requests for biographical updates and photos from alumni for the Cardinal alumni magazine; updates on Campaign and Annual Fund initiatives to help provide financial aid to our neediest students.
If you would like to receive these special communications or be added to the mailing list, e-mail alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 at


Latest “E-dition”


St. Charles Preparatory School News & Upcoming Events: End of the School Year May-June 2015 Edition



— SC continues to expand its presence in the Digital Universe —
You have many electronic options at your fingertips to keep in touch with us:



We invite you to…
– Visit the St. Charles Website:
– “Follow” St. Charles on Twitter at
– “Like” our Facebook page at
– Graduates, proudly list “St. Charles Preparatory School” on your LinkedIn profile and join the “St. Charles Alumni Group” at



— Congratulations to the St. Charles Class of 2015!! —


On Friday, May 29th, 140 seniors will take part in the school’s 89th Commencement Exercises. Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons (Tickets required, limited seating). Some of those schools our St. Charles grads will be attending next fall include:


The Academy of Art University, University of Alabama, Bellarmine University, Boston College, Bowling Green State University, Bradford School, Case Western Reserve University, University of Cincinnati, Claremont McKenna College, Columbus State Community College, Cornell University, University of Dayton, Denison University, University of Denver, Gannon University, Indiana University Bloomington, John Carroll University, Kent State University, University of Kentucky, Loyola University Chicago, Lehigh University, University of Miami, Miami (OH) University, University of Mississippi, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, University of Oklahoma, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University, Saint Louis University, University of South Carolina, Tiffin University, Vanderbilt University, University of Vermont, Walsh University, West Virginia University, Widener University, University of Wisconsin, Xavier University and Yale University.



— Students Supporting the 2015 Cardinal Scholarship Walk —


The annual St. Charles Cardinal Scholarship Walk takes place this year on Friday, May 22nd as the first part of Circus Day. Students, helping meet their responsibility of serving as “their brother’s keeper,” have been working to collect $30 each in pledges for completing the five-mile walk through Bexley. All money raised will assist qualified young men from financially challenged backgrounds to have a chance to receive a Saint Charles education.

If you would like to make a pledge/donation to this effort, please contact faculty member and Student Council moderator, John O’Neil, at




— 2015 Platinum Reunion, to be held June 17th; Event Honors College & Prep School Graduates from the Classes of 1927-1964;


St. Charles will hold its annual Platinum Reunion on Wednesday, June 17th to honor the school’s earliest graduates as well as remember the school’s alumni and teachers who have died. The event is open to all graduates, former students and family members from the Classes of 1927-1964 from both the Prep School and St. Charles Borromeo College.

Surviving spouses are especially encouraged to attend in tribute to their husbands.


*A special Mass will be held in Mother of Mercy Chapel at 10:30 a.m. (Alumni priests are encouraged to concelebrate) to be followed by lunch afterward in the Campus Theater’s Cavello Center. Tours of both the Main Campus and the Robert D. Walter West Campus will be given around 12:45 p.m. Lunch is complimentary, but you are still asked to reserve your spot by June 10tht with St. Charles alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 to ensure we have plenty of food on hand for everyone. Louis can be reached by phone (614-252-9288 ext. 21) or e-mail ( All Platinum Reunion areas are handicapped accessible! Please notify Louis should you have any special parking or accessibility requests.



— *Cincinnati-area Alumni to gather with Principal,School Reps 7/19 at Reds vs. Indians game; Grads Gathered in Cleveland/Akron May 2nd —


Attendees representing seven decades of graduates were on hand at a Saturday evening gathering on May 2nd at the Summit Mall’s Bravo! Cucina Italiana Restaurant in Fairlawn, Ohio. The St. Charles sponsored gathering of alumni living in the Cleveland and Akron areas attracted graduates that spanned the Class of 1952 through the Class of 2014. Principal Jim Lower provided a “State/Future of the School” presentation to the assembled group, which also included St. Charles Advisory Board members, teacher/coaches, and members of the school’s Development Office.


View photos at


In addition to a wonderful selection of hours d’oeuvres, those on hand were treated to an extraordinary six-course menu specially created just for the evening by the restaurant’s executive chef. A very special “Thank-You!” goes out to 1985 graduate Mike Creedon, who as a District Partner with the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, provided the location as well as the delicious food and spirits enjoyed by all.


*THIS SUMMER, St. Charles WILL ALSO HOST a gathering for alumni living in the Cincinnati area.


A group of school administrators, faculty/coaches, staff and Advisory Board members will travel to the Queen City to watch the Reds play the Cleveland Indians. The fun takes place on Sunday, July 19th and the school has secured (just like last year) private use of the PPG Paints Patio with its magnificent views of the stadium/field. If you’d like to receive an invitation or more information regarding this Cincinnati gathering, you are invited to contact Development Officer Michael Welsch at




— 9th Annual Aquinas College High School/St. Charles Preparatory School Alumni Golf Challenge; Fri., July 31st; The Highlands G.C.; Open to Pre-1965 grads —


Pass the word around: the ninth installment of the St. Charles Preparatory School & Aquinas College High School Golf Challenge will be held at The Highlands G.C. in Pataskala on Friday, July 31th; 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start; $75 includes golf w/cart; grilled sausage sandwich at “the turn”; cold/adult beverages on course; dinner to follow. The format consists of two-man teams playing a “best-ball Ryder Cup” style format.


Who can play? Alumni who graduated before 1965 (the year Aquinas closed its doors). Enjoy the spirited competition that reflects the camaraderie and the mutual respect shared between friends and members of each school!


Guests who do not wish to golf are still invited and encouraged to enjoy fellowship with friends afterward: $15 includes the late lunch meal. You can pay “at the door” for the social/meal afterward… but in order to insure enough food for all please inform Louis of your planned attendance.

f you would like to play, come by afterward for something to eat and drink, or want more information, contact St. Charles alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 by e-mail at or by phone at 614-252-9288 ext. 21 – Checks (made out to “St. Charles”) can be sent to Louis’ attention at: St. Charles, 2010 E. Broad St. Cols., OH 43209-1665. Please indicate your handicap # in the memo section.

— SC Welcomed Aquinas Alumni Association to Campus for Catered Lunch, to meet Fr. Smith Scholars on May 4th —

For the third year in a row, St. Charles was proud to host over 80 Aquinas College High School graduates at their May (4th) Alumni meeting in the Robert D. Walter Student Commons. St. Charles enlisted the talents of Aquinas grad Jimmy Corrova (AQ ’53), owner of T.A.T. Ristorante di Famiglia, who catered the event. Thanks also to Aquinas Alumni Association president, Lou Nobile (AQ ’57), for his help in coordinating this visit. Also in attendance were those students who earned four-year academic scholarships through the Fr. John R. Smith Aquinas Alumni Scholarship fund residing in the St. Charles Endowment. To see photos from the afternoon visit the school’s Facebook page at:



— Invitations to St. Mary Elementary Students who attended a Catholic HS other than Saint Mary HS: The Sesquicentennial Homecoming Parade/Procession —

Attention all alumni/ae from St. Charles Preparatory School/Aquinas College High School/ or any other High School who also attended Saint Mary Parish and School: You
are invited to participate in the parish’ Sesquicentennial Celebration Homecoming Parade and Procession that will be held on the afternoon of Friday August 14, 2015.


The purposes of the Homecoming Parade/Procession is to celebrate the German Heritage of St. Mary Parish, the Catholic Faith and Catholic Schools. In order to accomplish this goal, the Parade/Procession will include the following units: Religious; Parish Organizations; descendants of many of the founding families; Catholic Education officials; Catholic Schools associated with Saint Mary Parish; alumni of Saint Mary Elementary School and alumni of High Schools attended by Saint Mary Elementary School graduates.


The parade will begin at Holy Cross Church at 1:00 p.m. and process west on Rich Street to High Street then left down High Street to Whittier Street. The Parade/Procession will then proceed east on Whittier Street to Third Street, turn right on Third Street to Schiller Park, then right on Reinhard to City Park. The parade will then proceed around Schiller Park to Third Street, turn north on Third Street to Saint Mary Church. If you wish to participate, please contact Frank Wickham by E-mail ( or by phoning the parish office (614/445-9668) by June 1, 2015.



—- School Dates & Items of Importance —-


Sunday, June 14: My Brother’s Keeper Grill & Chill – 3:00 p.m. at the St. Charles Grotto; Incoming freshmen and their families are invited to this social event to mark the beginning of summer and their transition to St. Charles. Student representatives from My Brother’s Keeper will be there to talk to incoming freshmen and parents about the
St. Charles experience.

Friday, May 22: Annual Cardinal Scholarship Walk and Circus Day

Monday, May 25: Memorial Day; No classes

May 26-May 28: Senior Exams (Tuesday-English & Science/Wednesday-Math & Language/Thursday-Social Studies & Religion)

Wednesday, May 27: End of 4th Quarter

Friday, May 29: Baccalaureate Mass & Graduation; 6:30 the Robert C. Walter Student Commons (Admission with Ticket only)

June 1- June 3: Underclassmen Exams (Monday-Religion & Social Studies/Tuesday-Math & Language/Wednesday-Science & English)

Wednesday, June 3: 2014-2015 School Year Concluded. Start of Summer Vacation

Monday, June 8: First Day of Summer Academic Programs & Summer School

International Service Trips: This summer, St. Charles will be sending three groups of students to Central America to improve the lives of children within urban garbage dump communities. Please keep the participants in your prayers and follow International Samaritan on Facebook for trip updates. June 21 – 28: Managua, Nicaragua (10 students); June 28 – July 5: Managua, Nicaragua (15 students); July 2 – 11: Guatemala City, Guatemala (8 SC students/9 Bishop Watterson students)

Friday, July 3: Last Day of Summer Academic Programs & Summer School




— Upcoming Summer Academic Programs for 2015-2016 7th, 8th and 9th Graders —

Attention all grade school boys and incoming Cardinal freshmen: Here are opportunities to join other motivated young men seeking to make new friends and improve their academic skills. Classes run June 8th through July 2nd. Click on the following link to learn more about these opportunities:



— Upcoming 2015 Athletic Camps for Students Grades 1-9 —

Attention all grade school boys and incoming Cardinal freshmen: St. Charles offers you an opportunity to participate in a number of exciting and challenging athletic programs that offer the opportunity to join other motivated young men seeking to make new friends, improve athletic skills and become better acclimated to the school’s campus environment. These camps include: Speed & Agility, Soccer, Football, more Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse and Volleyball for boys of all grade levels.
Click here to learn more:



— ’Tis the Season for Graduations, Weddings and Awards!! Tell us about YOURS–and send a photo– so we can share them in SC’s June Facebook Post: “What’s New(s) with St. Charles Alumni?” —

St. Charles alumni director Louis J. Fabro ’83 is looking for items to post in the “June” installment of “What’s New(s) with St. Charles Alumni?” on the St. Charles Facebook page. Visit the post at:

Our goal by adding this monthly post is to share fun, positive and inspiring alumni updates and photos in a more timely manner as “the Cardinal” alumni magazine is only published once a year. We’ll keep our eyes open here at school… but Louis invites and encourages alumni, parents and friends to e-mail him at with photos and items you learn about military deployments, a work promotion or recognition, career move or accomplishment, a wedding or the birth of a child, a well-earned retirement, a son’s first job out of college, a classmate’s recognition for service to his church and community…we want to hear about it and share it with everyone else!

So contact Louis and keep your eyes open for June’s “What’s New(s)…”




—The 2015 Combined Class Reunion Celebration will be held

The 2015 Combined Class Reunion Celebration will be held September 4-6, 2015 with the Classes of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. Currently efforts are underway to locate lost classmates and update e-mail and mailing addresses of classmates for upcoming/future reunion mailings.

Last month Alumni Director Louis J. Fabro ’83 sent out postcards to members of all reunion classes announcing each class’ private activities as well as those being organized by the school. Tentative plans for the 2015 Summer Reunion Celebration include:

On Friday, September 4th, all reunion alumni are invited to the weekend’s main event: The All-Classes Stag “Beer-n-Brats” gathering from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the Robert C. Walter Student Commons. As part of the festivities, attendees will also be provided tickets to the Cardinal’s home football game vs. Reynoldsburg High School that night (7:00 p.m. kick-off) just a few feet away at Walt Plank Field. Earlier in the evening class photos will be taken and Principal Jim Lower will give a “State of the School” update.

On Saturday, September 5th, there will be a morning bike ride along the Alum Creek Bike Trail at 9:00 a.m., a campus tour from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. and an All-Classes Mass in Mother of Mercy Chapel at 4:30 p.m. for alumni & spouses/guests. Afterward, classes will organize their own private dinner gatherings if they wish to meet.

On Sunday, September 6th, the school’s Alumni Association will sponsor the annual St. Charles Alumni Golf Outing at Clover Valley Golf Club in Johnstown for ALL alumni, not just reunion attendees, to participate in.

In addition, the Class of 1955 will celebrate its 60-year reunion the weekend of July 10, 11 and 12 with golf Saturday morning and Mass in the afternoon followed by dinner at The Athletic Club or Lindey’s Restaurant. There will be brunch at a classmate’s home Sunday. The Class of 1960 is in the process of exploring its options.

Here are the private class plans for Saturday evening following Tours and Mass:

The Class of 1965: Classmate Jim Finn and his wife, Susan, will host a catered dinner at their home;
The Class of 1970: Gathering at Cap City Fine Diner in the Stone Ridge Plaza Shopping Center;
The Class of 1975: Gathering at Plank’s Cafe on Parsons Ave.;
The Class of 1980: Gathering at Plank’s Cafe on Parsons Ave.;
The Class of 1985: Gathering for a catered dinner in the Campus Theater’s Cavello Center;
The Class of 1990: Have not yet announced plans to meet Saturday night;
The Class of 1995: Gathering at Brio Restaurant at Easton Town Center;
The Class of 2000: Have not yet announced plans to meet Saturday night;
The Class of 2005: Gathering at Westies Gastropub on South Front Street in downtown Columbus;
The Class of 2010: Gathering at Plank’s Cafe on Parsons Ave.

Contact Louis at to join your class’ reunion committee of to answer any questions you might have.



— Annual Alumni Golf Outing at Clover Valley Riviera G.C. in Johnstown on Sunday, September 6th; Once again incorporated into Reunion Weekend —

Don’t get shut out– Reserve your spot today! Make special plans to join us at this year’s annual Alumni Association Golf Outing on Sunday, September 6th at Clover Valley Golf Club in Johnstown. This scramble event begins with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. A $90 entry fee covers the round of golf, a cart, prizes, and a deluxe picnic dinner. We take reservations for both foursomes AND singles! Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up (first come, first served).

!!!! At the event you can also advertise your business or honor your class by sponsoring one of the Open’s 18 holes for $100 each. Your information will appear on one of the 18” x 12” tee box signs that will be read by the players. E-mail to sign up and/or to sponsor a hole. More information/ an Online RSVP and Payment page to be announced in the coming month.
— Supporting St. Charles is Easy and Safe using Online Giving —

Making a gift of support to St. Charles has never been easier or more convenient. Just visit the school’s webpage at . Select “Make A Gift” from the Homepage’s Main Menu and click on “Make A Gift Online.” (The school uses NetworkSolutions to provide a SafeSite™ to protect your personal credit card information!)
You have the ability to designate the specific way you would like your gift to be used: The Alumni or Parents Annual Funds (for scholarships and school operations), Cardinal Scholarship Walk, St. Charles Building Fund, to augment a current endowment, for faculty retention or for Principal Jim Lower to put toward the school’s “Area of Greatest Need.”



— Keeping the St. Charles database current —
Please help us keep the school’s database as accurate as possible by contacting the Alumni and Development Office with any changes to your home address, e-mail address, and home/work phone numbers. You can E-mail changes to or call Louis at 614-252-9288 ext. 21.



— Privacy Notice —
Our privacy policy states that St. Charles Preparatory School does not sell, share, or distribute the names and/or contact information of alumni, parents, or benefactors. Information is only provided to classmates trying to contact other members of their graduating class for things like reunions, sharing news, or saying “hello.”





Louis J. Fabro
St. Charles Preparatory School
Alumni and Communications Director
614-252-9288 ext. 21


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