Last week, alumni from the Class of 2012 rallied together in response to current issues of inequality in minority communities. Led by classmate Alec Belmore, the effort provided additional funding for the school’s Black Student Union (BSU) and Mosaic Club. These clubs celebrate different cultures, races, and ethnicities as well as create conversations about how to combat injustices and inequalities faced by people of color. At the end of their weeklong effort, the class presented the BSU and Mosaic Club with a gift of $2,050!
“The driving force behind this gift was the belief that Black Lives Matter and the hope that it will be used to amplify the voices of black students and all students of color at McQuaid,” says Alec who now resides in New York City. “We believe that a Jesuit education should uplift and empower all students, and that fighting for social justice is inherent to Jesuit values. We encourage further dialogue between the school and its black students and alumni to help create a more equitable McQuaid for both current and future Knights. This gift is hopefully a small step towards McQuaid’s continued commitment to equity and diversity – and one that promotes a listening ear and an empathetic heart.”
We are so proud of the class of 2012 and all of our alumni for truly embodying the spirit of McQuaid Jesuit and showing what it really means to be Men for Others.