“That indelible experience that has transformed the lives of thousands of young men for decades has been made possible by the generosity of others.”
What an exciting summer we had here at 2900 MLK Drive. The campus was abuzz with academic enrichment programs, performing arts and athletic camps, and routine construction. As the faculty, staff and students brought life back into the hallways, we launched the 2019-20 school year, which has all the makings of another successful campaign designed specifically to nurture the next generation of Men of Benedictine.
Since I began transitioning into this role in April, and while it should not come as a surprise given our long-standing hallmark of community, I have been stunned and humbled by the number of alums, families, and friends of Benedictine that have asked a simple question, “How can I help?” After putting much thought into it, I came up with a simple answer: Engage. It doesn’t matter if it comes in the form of time, talent, or treasure. Engage.
Pick an event like the Blue and White Gala to attend each year. Come onto campus and speak to our Engineering, Media, or Business students. Donate on Augie Bossu Day. Come to the Christmas Concert. Celebrate Mass with us during a holy day of obligation. Host a Senior at your place of business during Project Real. Whichever cause, club, or organization means a good deal to you, however you feel you can support our mission, find a way to engage. And plan to do it each year.
If you are reading this, you know the impact that Benedictine has had on you, your sons, your families, and the Greater Cleveland community. That indelible experience that has transformed the lives of thousands of young men for decades has been made possible by the generosity of others. For all of this to continue for the present and future Men of Benedictine, we will continue to rely on your support. If you would like to share your availability or ideas, please go to the website under the Parents and Students or Alumni tabs, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, our students, faculty and staff will be working to honor and preserve the traditions you hold dear. We will work to capitalize on the unique and ever-evolving opportunities with which we are blessed. And finally, we will work with a delicate blend of grit and grace, each day, to make you proud of the place we call the Home of Champions.
Many blessings to you and your families,
Ryan M. Ryzner ‘95