This year, Marist School is participating in the #iGiveCatholic initiative on #GivingTuesday, November 28 to fund a special, one-time project. This is the first-ever online day of giving for the Catholic community, and your generous support on this day will make a meaningful difference at Marist School.
Brendan Murphy, a history teacher at Marist School since 1994,was awarded the 2017Anti-Defamation League(ADL)Abe Goldstein Human Relations Awardat the ADL’s Community of Respect Dinner held on Thursday, November 2 at the St. Regis Hotel. The award, created by the ADL Southeast Regionin 1966, honors individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the cause of social justice and epitomize community involvement and concern for the welfare of the entire community. Past awardees include Sam Massell, the late Charles Ackerman, and Mayor Kasim Reed.
Partnering with e-Planet e-Waste, Marist School will host an Electronics Recycling Drive (November 13-19) to collect used, old, broken, and unwanted electronics. In honor of America Recycles Day that takes place every year on November 15, the drive is open to the general public and free, with the exception of a $10 fee to recycle televisions.
The Marist School community celebrated Father Ellerman’s 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood with a Mass on Saturday, September 9. Father Ellerman himself was the celebrant and homilist. Following the Mass, a reception took place in the Marist rectory to rejoice in the contributions that Father Ellerman has made to the church, to the Society of Mary, and to Marist School.
Philanthropy plays an important role in the vitality of any independent school, but at Marist School, it is woven into the fabric of our school’s culture. To be Marist is to serve and give of oneself, so the entire Marist community—parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends—works together to support and advance a culture of service and philanthropy. This cohesive effort translates into hours and hours of community service and volunteerism on behalf of Marist School and also steadfast financial support to help Marist continue to be a model for Catholic secondary education and the exceptional school it is today.
As the Willie Ziavino & C.O.T. Band played a mix of rhythmic Latin music, a large gathering of Marist students, parents, faculty, and staff members danced in front of a vibrantly colored Día de los Muertos altar installed in the Bishop Gunn Art Gallery. The lively celebration was the culmination of Marist’s recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.