Father Judge High School and The Friends of Father Judge High School recently received multi-million-dollar commitments from Larry Berran ’89, CEO of iPipeline; Mike Sicilia ’89, executive vice president of Oracle’s Global Business Units; and the Faulkner Automotive Group.
The school plans construction of a 20,000-square-foot Career Pathways Academy Building, the renovation of science labs and a push toward a robust endowment.
Berran, a St. Dominic graduate, said, “I am blessed to have awesome parents who sacrificed so I could be provided a great education at Father Judge High School. My parents believed education was the key to opportunity in this world. It’s amazing how effective Father Judge is in providing a world-class education at investment levels far below what is spent by public schools. I want to give back so that others less fortunate may have the choice to pursue the same opportunities afforded me. Father Judge’s strategic plan is a vehicle to help change the lives of countless young men by bringing them real-world experience, educational support, a dynamic curriculum and incredible teachers. Combined with Catholic values and decades of success the school is known for, and you have graduates that employers in the region will be lining up to recruit and employ.”
Sicilia, an Our Lady of Consolation graduate, said, “Like Larry, I am grateful for the terrific education that I received at Father Judge. I support the school because it continues to be a source of guidance for young men during the most critical development phase of their lives. The school’s leadership has forged effective partnerships with alumni and leaders from business, city and state governments … and it cares. When the school president, Brian King, explained how the virus was devastating some Judge families, our community of Judge Guys donated $100,000 within weeks. Judge hearts respond quickly. When you think about the potential impact these initiatives will have, it’s an exciting time to be a Crusader and I am happy to be a part of this next phase of Father Judge High School’s evolution.”
The Career Pathways Academy Building will be anchored by the Faulkner Institute for Automotive Excellence. Harry Faulkner, president and CEO of Faulkner Automotive, made a $1 million commitment.
King, the school president, said, “I am grateful to Larry Berran, Mike Sicilia and the Faulkner Automotive Group for their commitment and support of Father Judge High School and the capital campaign.”
Judge is about to welcome a freshman class of 210.
For more information about the school and capital campaign, email Robin Nolan at email@example.com. ••