Celebrating the Memory of Father Jack Alexander, SJ
BPAA Golf Outing - Thursday, September 16th.
The BPAA Golf Outing, now in its 20th year, is held at the Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, NY. Please make plans now to gather your foursomes and join us for a wonderful day. If you can't get a foursome together, please let Gene make arrangements for you to join a group.
The Outing begins with a wonderful lunch on the patio, then 18 holes of golf followed by an open bar, fabulous dinner, and awards ceremony. In addition, everyone attending will receive a gift with the BP logo and details commemorating the event. If you are not a golfer, please come join us for cocktails and dinner ($100.00).
Please mark your calendar and join fellow Alumni for a great day on the links. The cost is $325.00 for the entire outing. All profits from the event are donated to the Rev John D. Alexander, SJ Endowment Fund.
Knollwood Country Club
200 Knollwood Extension
Elmsford, NY 10604
Our next Annual Dinner will be on Thursday, October 7th. All alumni and their significant others are invited.
Mass will be held at the Church of St Francis Xavier at 46 West 16th Street at 4:30PM.
Dinner will begin at 7:00PM at Xavier Hall next to the church. The doors for dinner will not open until 6:00PM.
Past Events & Reunions
Brooklyn Prep Centennial Dinner - Brooklyn Marriott Hotel - October 11, 2008
On October 11, 2008 Brooklyn Prep celebrated what would have been its 100th birthday. The party was attended by 500. This included 168 women and 20 Jesuits. Eight- hundred and fifty alumni donated to the endowment and were listed in the Last Brooklyn Prep Yearbook which was distributed to all who attended and mailed to contributors who did not attend. Every Jesuit who attended received a copy of Bob Bennett's new book, In the Ring, with a personal note from Bob.
Father Rick Curry SJ, the Founder of the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped was the evening's Moderator. The most impressive part of the evening was the talks that were given by Fr. Ken Boller S.J., President of Fordham Prep, John Sexton '59. President of NYU, Fr. Joe McShane S.J., President of Fordham University and Bob Bennett '57, Partner- Skadden, Arps, Slate and Flom, LLP.
Fifty-eight of our Alumni have bequests in place or are in the process of putting one in place. Their generosity will have a significant effect on the Endowment Fund going forward. To learn more about this form of giving please go to Alumni/Ways of Giving.
Fr. Jack Alexander SJ was the reason we celebrated the success of the Brooklyn Prep Alumni Association on the occasion of the Prep's 100th birthday. He served in a dedicated manner for 30 years, personally replying to all donations and correspondence. This thoughtful, personal touch is the single most important reason for our success.
Fr. Jack was born July 23, 1923, in Jersey City; he graduated from St. Peter's Prep. He was ordained June 19, 1954, by Cardinal Spellman at Fordham University. From 1956- 1967 he taught English, Latin, and Religion at Brooklyn Prep and served as Headmaster from 1967 until the school closed in 1972. Fr. Jack taught Religion at Xavier High School form 1973-1983 and became Moderator of the Brooklyn Prep Alumni Association in 1978.
Words are inadequate to express our thanks to this Jesuit who only thought of others.
The Evenings Agenda
Dick McSherry '54 Co-Chairman
Master of Ceremonies
Father Richard J. Curry, S.J., PhD
Founder and President of the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped & Dog Tag Bakery.
Key Note Address
Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J. - President, Fordham University
Robert S. Bennett '57 - Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP
Reverend Kenneth Boller, S.J. - President, Fordham Preparatory School
John Edward Sexton '59 - President, New York University
Reverend Jack Alexander, S.J.
Bill Blum '63
Bob Grant '49
Dick McSherry '54
The videos listed are from the Centennial Dinner at the Brooklyn Marriot Hotel on October 11, 2008. Click on the videos to view each of the fantastic speakers that attended this special evening.
Father Dan Fitzpatrick SJ '53, Moderator of the BPAA
Father Jack Alexander SJ, Chaplain of the BPAA
Father Joseph McShane SJ, President of Fordham University - Keynote Speaker
Father Kenneth Boller SJ, President of Fordham Prep
Bob Bennett '57- Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP
John Sexton '59, President of NYU