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The Advancement Office and the Alumni Association sponsor many events throughout the year to bring alumni together. Below is a listing of some upcoming events and information:

Gray Bees always find a way. More than 800 kids, accompanied by faculty and the monks of Newark Abbey, continue to move forward despite the challenges and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is how.

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90% of Americans do not itemize their charitable deductions. If you’re one of them, the CARES Act allows you to deduct donations to charity of up to $300 on your 2020 federal tax return, even if you take the standard deduction. Married-filing-jointly taxpayers will get an above-the-line deduction of up to $600. This means you can get a tax benefit for giving to St. Benedict's Prep even if you normally don't itemize your deductions. For more information, please be sure to contact your tax advisor.

Don’t forget to tune in each weekday at 8 a.m. for Virtual Convocation, a must-see as alums have been coming out to view and interact for nearly 10 months during the pandemic. Join us for our morning prayer, song and affirmations on St. Benedict’s YouTube Channel. Convocation has become a virtual Who’s Who when roll call is read – from grads around the world and graduation years that range from 1960 until the present. The alumni base also makes sure to let everyone know what Group they represent and keep the students accountable during attendance.

Washington D.C. Area
Alumni & Friends Virtual Reception
January 21
St. Benedict’s will be hosting a virtual reception for all alumni and friends in and around the nation’s capital on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Click here to register. Contact Mary Hauck for more information.

Alumni & Friends Virtual Whiskey Tasting
January 28
Help us ring in the New Year with a toast during this unique event at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. Learn about whiskey from the comfort of your home with a live guided tasting and Masterclass with world-renowned whiskey expert Tom Fischer, founder of You'll be able to taste a pour of each of some of Fischer's favorite whiskeys sent directly to your door. Click here to register.

Gray Bee Golf Outing
Sponsored by Alumni Association
April 22
St. Benedict’s Alumni Association will be hosting a golf outing on Thursday, April 22, at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, beginning at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. More information coming soon.

Congratulations to Jonathan Capehart ’85, a Pulitzer Prize winner and television commentator, who received his own program – The Sunday Show – on MSNBC. He gave an emotional thanks to his family, and many other people, on the show’s launch last month.

Abdul Haiyy Moore ’96 and Didier Jean-Baptiste ’86, are featured in a story by a N.J. business publication, ROI-NJ, entitled, “School ties: St. Benedict’s alumni continue to shape Newark, both within famed prep school’s walls and without.” Click here to read story.

Dr. Joseph Mosquera '72 and Donald Laurie '60 work together to help secure COVID-19 rapid tests, which, in turn, aids the entire SBP community. Read more.

“There should be more schools like St. Benedict’s Prep of Newark, New Jersey.” — A Letter to the Editor from a Pennsylvania newspaper praised St. Benedict's and what we are doing after reading a story on Jake Betlow ’19, who is now at Lehigh. Click here to read more.

Turn Yourself In! Have you started a new job, won an award, got married or welcomed a child to your family? Let us know. We are currently working on the Spring 2021 issue of St. Benedict's Magazine, so if you have news to share with your classmates, keep us informed. Submit your requests to Noreen Connolly by Feb. 8 at to be included in the next issue of our magazine in the Class Notes column.