Why I Give - Darius Baxter '11
Alumnus, Treasurer of the Alumni Association, Caritas Young Alumni Award
YOUNG ALUMNI GIVING
"In any given day there are a million things that we spend $10 on. Why not invest in the community that has done so much for you or your children?"
Following graduation from Bishop McNamara, I began serving as the Treasurer of the Alumni Association. In addition to my role as the Treasurer, I was honored to be a recipient of the Bishop McNamara Caritas Award for my service in low-income communities throughout the metro D.C. area. I have worked closely with my former teachers and administrators to coordinate impact opportunities for current/former students of Bishop McNamara to ensure that the legacy of Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau lives on for generations to come.
Alumni can stay connected to Bishop McNamara in several ways. The first of many is staying connected with your former classmates. Six years later, I’m lucky to have kept a circle of friends that I graduated with that have reminded me of my journey through the halls of Bishop McNamara High School. Another way is by being involved with the BMHS/LRHS Alumni Association.
I think it is important for alumni from both schools to be involved with the Alumni Association because the more people that are involved in the process the better our community becomes. Whether you are young, old, black, white, tall, short, rich, or poor - when you involve yourself in the process, your voice becomes heard. Inevitably that means you are shaping the future for what Bishop McNamara will become.
Although sharing your monetary resources is greatly appreciated, there are many ways to support the Bishop McNamara community. Our community has benefited greatly from those who have volunteered their time at events, coached athletes on the sports field, or mentored students to college success.
With such a diverse set of talents within our BMHS network, the possibilities are endless in ways to support our community.