February 7 is notable in Benedictine’s history. For it was on that date that alumnus Frank Parater passed away at the young age of 22.

Nearly a century after that sad day, Benedictine once again will mark the occasion with its Day of Giving, a single-day affair designed to fund the scholarship program named after Frank Parater. We will also be holding an Open House on February 7th from 7:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. for current families and fellow alumni to visit our school.

And for the second straight year, we are blessed to have a generous partner for our Day of Giving. Smithfield Foods has pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000, each and every contribution made during that day. This is a golden opportunity provided by a company that continues its munificence to the Benedictine family.

We shall actively seek participation in what we expect to be a fun and lively event. We plan to track the contribution level throughout the day and to provide you with timely updates.

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