Alumni Parents (CAPA)

All parents of alumni are welcome to be active members of the Chaminade Alumni Parent Association (CAPA). The purpose of this association is to keep alive and perpetuate an active interest in the Chaminade Family. Active CAPA members register each year by submitting the form for membership. In addition, members are welcome to participate in CAPA Gold -- a weekly drawing of prizes.

To become a member, please complete the following forms and mail to: CAPA -- Chaminade High School, 340 Jackson Ave., Mineola, NY 11501

CAPA Calendar

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CAPA Board of Directors

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Fasano
Vice President, Hospitality
Mr. and Mrs. David Capodanno
Vice President, Hospitality
Mr. and Mrs. James Johns
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fasano

CAPA Gold Club
Mr. Peter Ciorciari
Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Jeanne Umland
Recording Secretary
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Duffy
Editor-in-Chief, CAPA Chronicles
Mr. and Mrs. William Allhusen
Tuxedo Coordinator
Ms. Diane dePoto Ferris


Chairpersons, Board of Directors
Mr. and Mrs. James Marchetta
Board of Directors
Mr. Peter Ciorciari
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gerner
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Anselmo
Mr. and Mrs. John Stellakis

Rev. Garrett Long, S.M. ’62
Assistant Moderator
Bro. Robert Lahey, S.M. ’65
Assistant Moderator
Mr. William Carriero ’69
Assistant Moderator
Mr. Salvatore Trentacoste

Message from the Presidents

Every parent should join the Chaminade Alumni Parents Association once their son graduates from Chaminade, regardless of whether or not you have other sons who are, or may in the future, attend Chaminade. Our focus is maintaining the connection between parents of alumni and Chaminade High School, which has done so much for our sons.

CAPA hosts a number of wonderful events throughout the year. Beginning in September, a Mass and Dinner is held where the portrait of the most recent graduating class is unveiled in the cafeteria. It will hang there before moving to its place in the hallway the following year. This is a special event, particularly for the parents of our most recent graduates. This is followed by a Fall social event — this year’s being a Dinner Cruise around lower Manhattan (Saturday,   October 26th). A Family Communion Breakfast in November (Sunday, November 2nd) with a special guest speaker is always a great time for parents and their sons.

In the winter, CAPA hosts a Jazz Night (Saturday, February 8th) with cocktails, dessert, and a performance by the Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble and a Dinner Theater event for the Saturday performance of the Spring Musical (Saturday, March 7th). CAPA also hosts a beautiful Day of Recollection at Meribah (Sunday, March 8th). This is a day of prayer, reflection, and friendship. The CAPA year concludes with the CAPA Barbecue (Saturday, June 13th ) held on the Science Center rooftop!

These wonderful events provide a great way for us as parents to stay connected, involved, and simply enjoy camaraderie with old and new friends. You can become as involved as your schedule allows, but we invite you to take advantage of the opportunity to “cross the bridge” from Parents Club to CAPA upon your son’s graduation! Should you have any questions about membership, registration for upcoming events, or you’d just like to hear more about CAPA, please do not hesitate to contact us at 516-459-5627, or

Fortes in Unitate!

Dr. Thomas ’85 and Georgia Fasano