McBride Alumni Make Final Campaign Push
Chaminade recently hosted the 9th Annual McBride Throwback Night on January 9th. In addition to the 75-59 Red Devils (wearing the Orange & Green McBride uniforms) comeback win over Vianney, the big news of the night was announced at the reception following the game. The McBride alumni gave an exciting update on the status of the McBride fundraising campaign, which now officially stands at $ 772, 660.
The campaign total includes a significant $100,000 gift from Joe Nettemeyer, McBride ’69. At the gathering of over 200 Micks, Joe gave an inspirational presentation on the establishment of a McBride/Chaminade Veterans Memorial and announced that he will match up to an additional $150,000 of gifts to help reach the goal of $1 Million for the Scholarship Fund and the establishment of the Memorial. The Scholarship Fund will result in the Middle School Wing at Chaminade being named McBride Alumni Hall. This transformational gift to the McBride Alumni Educational Foundation will ensure that the McBride legacy endures for years to come.
Currently there are 38 Chaminade students, legacies of McBride alumni, who are receiving funding from the McBride Scholarship Fund.
Please join us in recognizing Joe Nettemeyer for his kindness, outstanding leadership and generous gifts toward the McBride campaign and the Veterans Memorial.
McBride alumni interested in making a contribution should contact Mike Hagenhoff ‘63 firstname.lastname@example.org or Russ Isaak ’60 email@example.com , Campaign Chairmen or Larry Porschen ’67 firstname.lastname@example.org, Trustee of the McBride Alumni Educational Foundation. All donations received after 1/9/15 will be eligible for Joe Nettemeyer’s offer for a matching gift.
Many of the Micks from the 60s and 70s were second generation McBride boys. Please consider adding your father’s name to the McBride Honor roll. So far we have about a half- dozen who have taken this opportunity to honor their father’s memory in McBride history.
If you would like to earmark your contribution toward the Veterans Memorial, to honor the McBride men who gave their life in the service of their country, please indicate that on your pledge card. Twenty years ago, John O’Toole ’65 created the McBride Hero’s recognition. This new Veteran’s Memorial will give greater exposure and ensure their continuing remembrance.
Finally, if you have ignored this campaign in the past, we ask that you please reconsider. It is your opportunity to help McBride High School to have meaning to future generations. Every gift now is 100% matched. Please click on the Pledge Card below to make your contribution.