A group of Chaminade Julienne students who currently receive high school scholarships recently had the opportunity to meet the people behind the grants which help make it possible for them to attend CJ.
Earlier this fall, student recipients wrote letters thanking benefactors for their generous scholarship support. Then, during three weeks in September and October, various benefactors were invited on campus to meet and talk with more than 75 of those students over lunch hosted in CJ’s library.
Representatives from nine scholarship programs were welcomed to the event, including members from the Marianist and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur communities.
Following the meal, scholarship contributors spent time visiting with faculty and staff, and touring CJ’s two new facilities, the Student Conditioning Center and Blue Green Field.
“We have enjoyed showing our guests what a wonderful place CJ truly is, and how their help is making a difference in so many young lives,” said Ann Szabo, ’72, administrative assistant in the development department. Szabo, along with Director of Development Jim Walworth, organized the luncheons—the first of their kind.
“Thank you to all of our scholarship benefactors who visited with student recipients at these informal box lunch receptions,” Walworth said. “We look forward to hosting similar functions for the CJ community in the future.”