More than three decades of volunteering have brought a lot of joy to Calvert Hall alum Ray Daue and tonight it will bring him the distinction of being honored as the inaugural “Heart of the Cup” Volunteer of the Year. Daue will be presented with the award at a Special Olympics of Maryland fundraising dinner featuring golfing legend Arnold Palmer and famed broadcaster Jim Nantz.
The event, titled The 19th Hole: An Intimate Evening with Arnold Palmer and Jim Nantz is intended as a celebration of not only two legendary sports figures in Palmer and Nantz, but also the incredible impact the sport of golf has had on our community and the difference it has made for non-profits of all type and size. In keeping with that theme, the Heart of the Cup Awards have been created to celebrate both the Volunteer of the Year and the Volunteer Golf Organization of the Year.
About Ray Daue
Ray Daue, Baltimore County resident and Senior Vice President for Willis of Maryland, has been doing charity work, with golf as the medium, for 34 years – nearly as long as he’s been playing the game. In that time, it is estimated that he has helped to raise an incredible $10 million collectively for a variety of non-profits.
“The name Ray Daue is synonymous with golf in this community,” said Tom Schniedwind, Exec. VP of Sports Marketing for Special Olympics Maryland. “We as an organization have benefited from his talents and passion, and we have also admired from afar as he has worked successfully on behalf of so many others.
A 1966 graduate of Calvert Hall College, Daue is the oldest of five children, and credits his 91-year-old mother with teaching him to live a “carpe diem” life as well as the importance of giving back. As a cancer survivor himself and a former U.S. Marine, Daue reminds himself every day to simply enjoy the moment.
Calvert Hall announces $10 million capital campaign at 50th Anniversary Gala
In celebration of Calvert Hall’s 50th Year in Towson, Brother Thomas Zoppo, FSC, President, announced the school’s current capital campaign, Answer the Call. Answer the Call is a $10 million campaign to fund renovations to Keelty Hall, the school’s main administrative and academic building and increase the endowment for tuition assistance and faculty development.
Mr. Francis X. Kelly III ’82, Chief Executive Officer, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group, Inc.; Kelly & Associates Financial Services, Inc. & Kelly Integral Solutions, LLC and Dr. Thomas B. Smyth, Sr. ’77, Partner/Vice President, Chesapeake Urology Associates, are the co-chairmen of the campaign.
“The success of Calvert Hall is due to the generous benefactors who believe in the mission of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers,” Mr. Kelly said. “I am grateful to Calvert Hall for the education that my brothers, sons, nephews and I have received.”
Dr. Smyth added, “Calvert Hall has a compelling mission and exposes young men to the widest and finest array of educational and extracurricular opportunities offered anywhere in Baltimore. Guided by a caring and committed faculty, every young man has a chance to succeed. As a parent, I could not find a better educational value anywhere.”
During the silent phase of the campaign, 319 donors committed $7,803,867 toward the $10 million goal.
Calvert Hall students score well on 2011 National Spanish Examinations
Congratulations to 29 world language students from Calvert Hall College High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2011 National Spanish Examinations. Students from Calvert Hall earned a total of 2 gold, 15 silver and 5 bronze medals along with 7 honorable mentions.
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with 140,373 students participating in 2011.”
Twenty-nine students took the exams at Calvert Hall and all received recognition.