(Pictured above: Preview of Class of 2013 group photo)
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the over 580 alumni and guests who attended this year’s Stanner Alumni Reunion on November 3rd. Eight decades of Stanners were represented, including some who traveled great distances (Alabama, California, and Oregon!) to reunite with their classmates. It was a memorable evening, and we thank everyone again for their enthusiasm and Stanner Pride! Click the blue button below to see all the photos! Photos are by Frank Bailey '75 (Delmar Studios), Katie Giustiniani '12, Joe Sommo '03, and Isabella Fazio '19. Once again, we thank everyone who helped make this a special night. Don’t forget, if you have photos to share, post them on social media using #StannerReunion or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes ending in 4 & 9, your Reunion is next up on Nov 2, 2019!
The Stanner Alumni Center would like to thank and congratulate Joe Caraccia and his Class of 1976, who gathered at Vetro Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge in Howard Beach on October 25th to celebrate their collective 60th birthdays. Joe worked alongside John Catania, Gerard Connolly, Robert Heinemann, and John Mullally to bring the Class of 1976 together for the special occasion. The evening included a delicious dinner, a 50/50 donation raffle, and plenty of time to reminisce.
“Non scholae sed vitae is how ‘Celebrate 60!’ came to be! Life passes so quickly, but thanks to an idea by Gerard Connolly; John Catania, John Mullally and I got together with the intent of holding a 60th birthday party for all of our 1976 Stanner brothers who turn the big six-oh this year,” said Joe Caraccia. “We had almost 30 men and 11 wives come together to ‘Celebrate 60!’ Some of us either see or speak to one another a few times a year, however, for many of the attendees, this was their first connection back to those glorious 4 years at Molloy, and it felt so natural to be together! The event was nothing short of spectacular, and we were even able to raise over $1,600 for Molloy. We encourage every subsequent year to ‘Celebrate 60!’ as well,” said Joe.
Thank you to the Class of 1976 for making this Mini-Reunion happen, and thank you for your kindness and generosity!
Standing Row: Joe Garafola, John Mullally, John Garretto, Larry Chiarelli, Class of 77’er, Bobby Heinemann, Peter Muratore, Kevin Reina, Bill Lynch, Randy Caden, John Catania, Nestor Danyluk, John Boomer, Danny Delargy, Gene Domanico, Joe Nestola, Neil Mulhall, Rob Serio, Larry Vedilago. | Kneeling: Frank McKenna, Fred Sganga, Mike Cavataio, Matt Ackert, Victor Cruz, Gerard Connolly, Stephen Schaefer. | Front and Center: Joe Caraccia
It is with great sadness that Archbishop Molloy High School announces the passing of former track and field coach and teacher Francis X. Rienzo on November 3, 2018. We ask that you please keep Mr. Rienzo and his family in your prayers.
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We are saddened to share the passing of Kathleen Gerardi (2/19/35-11/1/18), mother of Paul Gerardi MD ’77, Frank Gerardi MD ’81, Carl Gerardi MD ’85, and Vita Annitto NP (Mary Louis ’82). Kathleen along with her entire family, are shining examples of our school motto “Not for school but for life.” The Gerardi Family remain champions and stewards of the values of Archbishop Molloy High School that holds true: Learning & Revealing, Faith & Service, Passion & Creativity, Friendship & Loyalty.
To honor the memory of Kathleen Gerardi, in lieu of flowers donations could be made to Archbishop Molloy High School. Gifts in memory of Kathleen will directly impact the programs and services at Molloy and continue our mission that began in 1892, a place where “individuals recognize their own self-worth and develop a lifetime of Christian values, critical thinking, leadership skills, and service to others.”
Donations in honor of Kathleen Gerardi should be made out to:
Archbishop Molloy High School
Stanner Alumni Center
83-53 Manton Street
Briarwood, NY 11435
In our August 16th issue of The Beehive, we provided a brief update on several capital projects that were being addressed over the summer. In today’s issue, we would like to share an additional update on the progress of these important campus improvements.
Back in May, a strong storm caused two of the large trees on Manton Street to fall toward Molloy’s main entrance. This resulted in damage to our front awning and netting around the cross, parameter fencing, and the sidewalk. After the trees were removed, administrators decided to take advantage of the situation by planning several improvements to the Manton Street entrance. The pathway has since been replaced and widened with new concrete, damaged fencing has been removed, and new light poles in round planters have been installed near the street on both sides of the entrance. The new lights should improve visibility in the evening hours, making it easier for our Safety & Security Officers to monitor activity in the area. The addition of the lights is part of Molloy’s ongoing commitment to improving safety and security throughout our six acre campus. Repairs to the front awning and landscaping continue...Read More
For decades the Stanner Alumni Center has recognized and endeavored to meet the evolving needs of its alumni by creating events and opportunities for Stanners to connect personally and professionally.
In the last decade, networking has progressed with the founding of several professional networks, each one highlighting very large sectors of the professional landscape. The goal of these networks is to connect Stanners in the industries of law, finance, real estate, and law enforcement/public service through events and personal outreach. We also welcome alumni to recommend and provide insights as to what professional networks should be established next.
We have seen our professional networking events hosted by generous alumni and companies such as Fundamental Advisors LP, RFR Realty LLC, UBS, and Venable LLP.
The Alumni Center continually seeks to build new relationships with Stanners whom may be interested in hosting future professional networking events at their companies. Our networks are only as strong and vibrant as the community who supports them. We always welcome your stewardship.
Hosting an event for Stanners serves as an excellent opportunity to build awareness for your company and its services as well as to create greater opportunities to connect and collaborate with fellow Stanners. If you or someone you know may be interested in hosting one of our professional networking events, please contact Craig Katinas ’93 at email@example.com.
2nd Annual Walk/Run for Karina Raises Over $38,000 for Karina Vetrano Memorial Scholarship
(Pictured above: The Vetrano family receives a butterfly puzzle assembled by Molloy students. Presented by Sen. Joe Addabbo ’82, Matt Rizzotti ’04 & President Karsten ’81)
In June 2017, Molloy held its first Walk/Run for Karina in memory of Karina Vetrano ’04, a beloved friend to many in our Stanner family. The event was an overnight vigil that began on a Friday night and carried into Saturday afternoon. Hundreds came out to show their support for Karina and the Vetrano family, and many did so through torrential rains. The event concluded with the dedication of a beautiful new memorial bench and garden on Main Street, as well as enough money raised to fully realize The Karina Vetrano Memorial Scholarship. Karina’s scholarship will benefit future young women entering Molloy...Read More
Communion Breakfast Celebrates St. Ann's Roots
On Sunday, June 3rd, Molloy welcomed over 60 alumni and guests in celebration of our St. Ann’s Communion Breakfast. Those in attendance hold a living connection to St. Ann’s in some way, whether they graduated from the school, have a relative who attended, or carried on the traditions of St. Ann’s here at Molloy...Read More
Congratulations Class of 2018!
Photo by Sal Graffeo ’01
On June 2nd, at the Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 345 members of the Class of 2018 moved their tassels from right to left, signifying their completion of the academic program of Archbishop Molloy High School. They did so with pride, confidence, and boundless hope for the future. The Class of 2018 is a diverse group of young men and women who represent the future of our world. They also hold the distinction of being the first class in St. Ann’s / Molloy history to utilize iPads throughout all four academic years. We know their talents and spirit will take them far...Read More
Over 330 Golfers Fill 3 Courses, Raise Over $170,000 in Support of Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic
The Stanner Alumni Center is excited to announce that over $170,000 was raised in support of this year’s 32nd Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic! Over 330 golfers participated in the event on May 7th, while many alumni, Stanner families, and Molloy-friendly businesses donated sponsorships and journal ads. This year also marked one of our most successful raffles to date. We are truly humbled by the generosity of our community. Proceeds from this event strengthen the scholarship program at Molloy, which in turn directly benefits future students in need...Read More
The Stanner Alumni Center, on behalf of Archbishop Molloy High School and St. Ann’s Academy, is pleased to share our Annual Donor Report for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Molloy’s fiscal year runs from September 1st through August 31st of the following year. Our school community supports a wide range of scholarships, technology enhancements, facility upgrades and renovations, and other campus priorities through their generous annual gifts. When you give to Molloy, you enhance our Catholic Marist mission and create opportunities for students to achieve their goals. By giving to Molloy, you join a group of individuals who are gratified by being part of the Stanner family of supporters. It is your example that encourages others to give. Depending on the amount or designation of your gifts, we are very pleased to induct our benefactors into the giving societies within this Annual Donor Report. Donor Reports from 2010 through 2016 are available on our website. For donor information prior to the 2010-11 fiscal year, please contact the Stanner Alumni Center at 718.441.9210.