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Spring Receptions Conclude; Reunions to Follow

This past week, dozens of loyal Sons and friends of Xavier gathered for the conclusion of our spring reception tour.

Each reception, thus far, has brought alumni together to celebrate their common bond and catch up on the latest news from 16th Street.

Last month saw President Jack Raslowsky P’16 and Director of Engagement and Planned Giving Dennis Baker, S.J. representing Xavier in Florida—specifically in Palm City and Naples.

Loyal Sons from across the years gathered on both coasts in Florida, a reminder of the ties that bind them through the years and through the distance.

Further out west, Raslowsky and Dean of Educational Systems Lindsay Willert attended Xavier’s Phoenix Reception—graciously hosted by Kathy and Bob Hubbard ’69.

Click here to view photos from the Florida Receptions and here to view photos from the Phoenix Reception.

For the last two weeks, Raslowsky and a number of Xavier’s Advancement team represented 16th Street across the East Coast.

The tour continued on Dataw Island in South Carolina. Here, Raslowsky joined a group of alumni for a reception at the residence of Tony Dente ’59.

Click here to view photos from the South Carolina Reception.

Baker and Raslowsky then visited Philadelphia for a reception at The Union League of Philadelphia on March 29.

“It was wonderful to see alumni and other guests at the Union League in Philadelphia,” said Baker. “Everyone expressed great gratitude that the Advancement team is back out on the road at receptions like this one.”

Click here to view photos from the Philadelphia Reception.

The tour concluded with Raslowsky and Vice President for Advancement Mark Mongelluzzo, Esq. P’25 visiting Massachusetts for the Boston Reception on March 31. Joe Maher, Esq. ’67 hosted members of the community at the Boston College Club.

“It was great to be back together with our alumni in Beantown and take the 175th anniversary celebration north,” noted Mongelluzzo. “As always, our host, Joe Maher was most gracious in providing us the wonderful venue of the Boston College Club. After three years apart, there was a palpable exuberance among our crowd. From our youngest alums now at Boston College and Northeastern to Kathleen and Dr. Fred Baker ’81 and the father-son team of Arthur ’66 and Tim Williamson ’00, among other loyal Sons—we were well represented and it was wonderful to be back together.”

Click here to view photos from the Boston Reception.

In the coming weeks, Xavier will continue its 175th anniversary celebration with the next wave of reunions.

The Golden Knights (Classes of 1971 and prior) will return to Xavier on April 29 for a morning Mass and luncheon.

The Classes of 2017, 2012, 2007, 2002, and 1997 will celebrate their respective reunions at Xavier on the evening of Friday, April 29. The Classes of 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1967, and 1962 will follow suit on Saturday, April 30.

The Class of 1972 will gather at The View at Battery Park for their 50th reunion on Saturday, May 14.

Click here for information on reunions and upcoming 175th anniversary events at Xavier.

“It has been great to see our alumni come together these last few months,” said Director of Alumni Relations Zane Massey ’96 P’22. “The spirit of renewed gratitude for life and for each other has been evident across all of our receptions and reunions this year.”