Welcome from the Alumni Association!
Hello fellow alumni,
The Alumni Association informs our alumni, shows support of each other and our alma mater, and supports the school through prayer, recruitment, and financial contributions. There is an Alumni Board representing the different decades. If you are interested in being a part of this board, please let us know. We are also continuously looking for writers and content submission for our newsletters.
We have alumni “friendraisers” throughout the year. For our Fall Frolic, there is an alumni tent at Marian University for the Homecoming game. The Winter Warm-Up in January gets alumni back to the school for Pack the House Night to watch a basketball game and visit. Then we have the Spring Spruce-Up, which is an after work social hour at Hopwood Cellars in Zionsville. A previous alumni spotlight in the newsletter featured owner Ron Hopwood. These events give alumni a chance to catch up with what is going on in each other’s lives as well as the life of the school. We welcome you to join us -- the more the merrier!
We also hold a couple of fundraisers throughout the year, one of which is every March. The Pot O’ Gold received a makeover after 30+ years by way of the Raider Nation O’Celebration, which incorporates traditions from some old favorites. There is Monte Carlo gaming, Calcutta/Rendezvous silent auction bidding, and Pot O’Gold dinner and dancing. We hope you will attend.
The Smarty Party hasn’t been on the calendar long, but it has been an instant hit with over 400 guests so far each year. A few events fall under both categories - Breakfast with Santa held every December in conjunction with St. Michael-St. Gabriel as well as the Alumni Soccer Game and Alumni Golf Outing held every summer. Proceeds from these events go to fund the Alumni Legacy Scholarships, which are handed out at Homecoming each year. Being active in the Alumni Association has given me a wonderful opportunity to feel connected and I encourage you to so the same!
Claire Carr Maxson ('97)
President of Cardinal Ritter Alumni Association