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Advancement Events



Fenwick’s Institutional Advancement Department (IAD) plans and works with various Fenwick volunteer and affinity groups to sponsor and host events that serve to enrich our community, support our school and promote the Fenwick tradition of excellence.

The IAD is primarily responsible for three main annual institutional events that celebrate the Fenwick community and provide philanthropic support for our school—both friendraising and fundraising. These are:

Blackfriars Dinner Dance
Friar Classic Golf Outing 
Pass the Torch golf outing   

With volunteer help from parents and alumni, these events are wonderful community builders and a source of financial support for Fenwick.

As Special Events Manager within the IAD, I also work with both school groups and affiliate groups to help organize and execute many other events throughout the year that enhance the Fenwick community and foster the Friar-for-Life tradition. These include the following:

Alumni reunions at Fenwick and smaller gatherings across the U.S.
Donor recognition and stewardship events
The Mass of Remembrance each fall (this year Oct. 29, 2017)
Mothers’ and Fathers’ clubs events like Oktoberfest and the new family cookout at the beginning of the school year
Award ceremonies like the Accipiter Award for the Fenwick Bar Association.

I look forward to working with many of you to continually strengthen the great Dominican spiritual value of community.  Please let me know how I can be helpful.

Marilyn Nicodemo Frisz ’98 
Special Events Manager