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The Donné Society

Charter members of the Donné Society pose in Prep's library following the 2007 President's Dinner.

The Donné Society of Saint Peter’s Preparatory School has been established to recognize women and men who have embraced the Jesuit mission of educating young “men for others” in a very special way. Specifically, the Donné Society honors those who have contributed $100,000 or more to the school throughout their lifetimes, and this special recognition is a lasting tribute to their profound generosity.

Loosely translated from the French word meaning "to give," the Donné Society reflects the example of the donnés of New France - a group of lay men who, in the 17th century, bound themselves to the Society of Jesus for service to its missions. As such, the French donnés played an invaluable role in the Jesuit missionary effort of that time, sharing the glories and the sacrifices that accompanied it. Their depth of commitment led some to experience the same type of martyrdom that beset their Jesuit confreres.

Like the donnés before them, members of the Donné Society have dedicated themselves to contemporary Jesuit missionary efforts. Their lifelong commitment to Saint Peter’s Preparatory School has been an invaluable part to the school’s mission, and it is for this that we extend a very special recognition.



M/M Gerald V. Sheehan, '48
$2,500,000 - $4,999,999
M/M Donald P. Moriarty, '48
$1,000,000 - $2,499,999
M/M William J. Bell, '57
The Jesuits of Saint Peter's Prep
$750,000 - $999,999
M/M Brian R. Archer, '86
M/M Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr., '62
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph V. Braddock, '47
M/M Thomas W. Duncan, ’60
The Estate of Robert J. Engel, '28
M/M Edmond N. Moriarty, ‘46
Dr. & Mrs. John W. Rowe, ’62
M/M Francis A. Tedesco, '74
The Tedesco Family Foundation
$500,000 -$749,999
M/M Paul L. Audet, '71
M/M Mark D. Hogan, '83
The George Link Foundation
M/M Charles M. Lizza, '74, P'11,'12
The Estate of Rev. Maurice L. O'Keefe, '49
M/M Charles F. X. Poggi, '49
M/M Thomas J. Sullivan, '53, P'93
M/M Charles J. Trainor, '56
M/M Robert T. Zito, '71
$250,000 - $499,999
The Brooklyn Prep Alumni Association
M/M Thomas W. Burke, '56
M/M John V. Caulfield, '71, P'00,'03
M/M Kevin J. Collins, '57
M/M Laurence T. Fell, '54
M/M George A. Fleck, '68
M/M Robert P. Groesbeck, '57
Mr. Marc Keane
The Estate of Paul M. Kierney, '66
M/M Kenneth F. Kunzman, '54
Dr. & Dr. Donald W. Landry, '72
M/M Bernard F. Langan, '57
M/M Thomas J. Leane, '65, P'04
The Estate of Marie Lowe
M/M Andrew J. Markey, '48
M/M Joseph A. McBride, '36
M/M Thomas P. McGinty, '71
The Edmond N. & Virginia H. Moriarty Charitable Foundation
M/M Paul K. Napoli, '63, P'90
The New York Province of the Society of Jesus
The Provident Bank
The State of New Jersey
M/M Hubert J. O'Toole, '51
M/M William Perkins, '86
M/M James G. Rizzo, '77, P'10
Mr. J. Paul Schaetzle, '71
The Estate of Mary Claire Sheridan
M/M Marcel E. Wagner, Jr., '56
The Ward Family Fund (M/M John A. Ward, III, '63)
M/M Thomas Whelan, H'08
$100,000 - $249,999
M/M William J. Ahearn, ’75, P’01
M/M Glenn Annan-Brady, '69
M/M Armen Avanessians
Bank of America
The Estate of Richard C. Barry, ‘63
M/M George T. Beck, ’51
Mr. Peter Behan, '49
Dr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Bier, '58
M/M Matthew P. Boylan, '50
M/M Gerard R. Brill, '57
The Brooklyn Prep Fund
M/M Edward J. Burke, '58
Dr. Vincent P. Butler, Jr., '45
M/M Joseph J. Carr, '61
The Estate of Robert C. Cobban, ’55
M/M Kevin A. Cummings, '72, P'05,'10
Dr. John J. Cunningham, '26
M/M Michael J. DeMarco, '77
M/M Douglas DeMartin, P'15
M/M Vincent B. DiDomenico, Jr., '84
M/M Sam C. DiFeo, '32, P'63,'66
M/M Sam X. DiFeo, '66
M/M Patrick J. Downes, ’57
The Estate of Edwin C. Eastwood, '47
Ms. Angela Chang & Mr. John C. Elliott, '62
M/M Dennis J. Enright, '66, P'92
Ms. Margaret Conway & Mr. Bart Erbach, '74
The Estate of James Escude, '39
M/M John J. Finn, P'81,'82,'85,'87,'94
M/M Joseph M. Fitzpatrick, '42
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
M/M Thomas M. Flaherty, '46
Frenkel and Company
M/M Vito J. Germinario, '70
M/M Richard F. Gronda, '59, P'86,'89,'90
Dr. Madeline R. Romeu & Mr. George P. Gurdak, '70, P'03
M/M Bernard M. Hartnett, Jr., '47, P'78
The Charles Hayden Foundation
M/M Francis J. Heffron, '49
M/M John J. Hennessy, '56
The Estate of Elizabeth H. Henson
Dr. Denis I. Howe, '61
The County of Hudson
The City of Jersey City
The Jesuits of Saint Peter's College
Mr. Vincent Jordan, '26
M/M John F. Kelly, P'04
M/M Brian T. Kloza, P'91,'94,'02
M/M Edward F. Kosnik, '62
Mr. Thomas J. Lally, '73
Mrs. Gertrude T. Mahon
M/M Edward J. Mahoney, '48
M/M Michael C. Mauer, P’14
M/M Allan M. McCarthy, '58
M/M Philip F. McGovern, Jr., ’76, P’11
Dr. & Mrs. John R. Middleton, '62
M/M Joseph P. Monteleone, P'98,'02
M/M James G. Mortenson, '71
The Estate of Mary Margaret Murray
M/M Joseph M. Petri, '71
M/M Edward F. Reid, ’55
M/M Joseph P. Russoniello, '59
The Estate of Joseph F.X. Saunders
The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children
The Frederick J. Snyder, Jr. Foundation
The Seth Sprague Foundation
The Starr Foundation
M/M William J. Stoutenburgh, '51
M/M William J. Sweeney, P'04, '06, '09
M/M Brendan J. Ward, P'06,'08
M/M Kevin J. Ward, ’66
M/M John A. Wickens, '52
The Estate of Margaret R. Williams