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Centennial Dinner

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


Brooklyn Prep Centennial Dinner - Brooklyn Marriott Hotel - October 11, 2008

On October 11, 2008 Brooklyn Prep celebrated what would have been it’s 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. A copy of the "Last Brooklyn Prep Yearbook" is available by going to the heading Bookstore and clicking on "Last Yearbook". Every Jesuit who attended received a copy of Bob Bennett’s new book,” In the Ring”, with a personal note from Bob.

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 is the reason we are celebrating 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. He is now our Chaplain and is in residence at Loyola Hall at Fordham University.

Words are inadequate to express our thanks to this Jesuit who only thinks of others.


The Evenings Agenda

Dick McSherry '54 Co-Chairman

Master of Ceremonies
Brother Richard J. Curry, S.J., PhD
Founder and President of the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped

Key Note Address
Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J. - President, Fordham University

Distinguished Speakers
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

Centennial Co-Chairman:
Reverend Jack Alexander, S.J.
Bill Blum '63
Bob Grant '49
Dick McSherry '54

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BPAA 18th Annual Golf Outing - Thursday, September 19th
July 28, 2019, 12:32PM

The BPAA Golf Outing, now in its 18th year is held at the Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, NY. This year's Outing will be on Thursday, September 19th, 2019, 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. For further information and tickets please contact - Gene Leyden 71' epleyden@gmail.com

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Jack Raslowsky, the President of Xavier High School, wearing his BP shirt while walking the Camino in Spain.
July 11, 2019, 3:43PM


Jack Raslowsky and his team at Xavier High School are the BPAA biggest supporters. From hosting our Annual Dinner to providing office space and support for the BPAA administration. We can't thank you enough for your dedication to the BPAA.

The Class of 1969 - 50th Anniversary - May 9th, 2019
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Pictures From Our 58th Annual Dinner - May 9th, 2019
May 13, 2019, 3:39PM

Please CLICK the link to view some wonderful pictures from our 58th Annual Dinner. Many thanks to Greg McQaig '71 for his tireless efforts over the past decade to memorialize BP events.

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Our Annual Dinner Is Just A Week Away - Thursday, May 9th. Purchase Your Tickets Online Today!
May 1, 2019, 8:03PM

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Our 1966 Alumnus of the Year, Joe Califano '48 former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, is interviewed by Father Matt Malone, President of America Media
March 21, 2019, 7:03PM


Kenny Charles '69 - Jersey Retirement Ceremony at Fordham University
March 2, 2019, 2:52PM

Brian Duffy '68, President of the BPAA, Ken Charles '69, Rich Cummings '69


Photos from the 2018 BPAA Golf Outing
October 11, 2018, 2:51PM


CLICK HERE to view photos of the Golf Outing





Here is the original story from the New York Times on May 30, 1971 announcing the closure of Brooklyn Prep
August 25, 2018, 2:54PM

              Click Here - New York Times - Brooklyn Prep is Closing


What does Joseph A. Califano Jr., the former special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, have In common with John Dockery, the Jets' cornerback?

The same thing that Adm. George W. Anderson Jr., chief of naval operations and Ambassador to Portugal in the Kennedy Administration, shares with William Power Maloney, a lawyer for the underworld figure Joseph Bonanno.

All of them, like William Peter Blatty, the novelist who wrote the screenplay for “John Goldfarb Won't You Please Come Home,” and Kenneth H. Browne, who wrote the play “The Brig,” are alumni of Brooklyn Preparatory School.

             Click the link above to read the full story


President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had lunch at Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown on Tuesday 8/3. Dog Tag, the Entrepreneurs School for Disabled Veterans, was founded by Our Honorary Alumnus of The Year in 2002, Father Rick Curry SJ.
July 31, 2018, 7:07PM