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Alumni Events & Initiatives

Advancement / Alumni Relations

Advancing the mission of Cardinal O’Hara High School:
To provide a holistic Catholic-Christian environment that addresses the uniqueness of the individual in a total community of learners.

Cardinal O’Hara has a dedicated commitment to academic excellence and helping all students grow intellectually and spiritually so they can realize their full potential.  These values have laid the foundation for the success of many of our alumni.  Cardinal O’Hara respects the individuality of each student.  Trust, openness, and acceptance provide an atmosphere where true education can take place, educating the total person.

Cardinal O’Hara’s Advancement Office utilizes programs in advancement, alumni, and public relations, to continually build relationships within the school and greater community.  The Advancement Office strives to reinforce the school’s image and communicate the ideals and principles COHS represents while engaging volunteer support from within the community to support its endeavors.  Additionally, the Advancement Department oversees all alumni relations efforts.


Renee Orr

Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations

Phone Extension: 312

Dave Lovering

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Phone Extension: 311

Barbara Tucker

Public Relations Coordinator

Susan Denn

Advancement Assistant

Alumni Initiatives


If you are or would like help planning your class reunion, please contact Reneé in the Advancement Office. We can help with the process of securing locations, offering our tax exempt status, bulk mailing rates, designing and printing invites, social media and more. If you have a reunion in the works, please let us know so that we can make sure all of your classmates know about it! 

Below are the reunions that are currently in the works. 

Join us on Friday, July 28th at 7:00pm.  The party till take place at  COHS.

Special reunion classes will be on hand to kick-off reunion weekend and all alumni are invited to join in the fun.

Come reminisce with fellow alumni, while enjoying food and drinks and seeing the school.

The Class of 1973 has scheduled their 50 year reunion events for the weekend of July 27-30, 2023

The following events are planned:

Thursday: O’Hara Golf Tournament at Chestnut Hill County Club

Friday: O’Hara Fest at O’Hara at 7PM

Saturday: Classics V at 6PM

Sunday: Alumni Mass at O’Hara at 10AM

RSVP is now open. Please Click Here to register online. 

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Buffalo Marriott .

Reserve HERE 

 The class is also invited to be our special guests at graduation.  The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 pm at COHS.  The class will be recognized on stage and is invited to the reception afterwards. Please RSVP for graduation only to Renee at

The formal invitation is in the works and will be out by March 1s.  If by mid- March, have not received the invitation by mail, please contact Renee in the Advancement Office at or 716-695-2600 ext. 312.

 Class Facebook page:

A class directory is being planned. Any members of the Class of 73 that have not already filled out the Class of 1973 Survey for our 50th Reunion, please click on the link below. Update/confirm your contact information for our directory, and let us know your interest level in Saturday morning activities as well as needs for accommodations if you are coming in from out of town to attend the festivities. The committee has been working hard to put together a great weekend. Help us out. Link is below:

Google Survey

The Class of 73 is asking for help from the rest of the school’s Alumni. You can help in a couple different ways.

  • Help us find our missing classmates and encourage them to attend: Mary Ann (Capenhurst) Sulutycky;William Grant; Michael Hartman; James Kelly; James Koch; Joseph Krzos; William Lipcznski; John O’Brien; Pamela (Rivers) Irving-Dusting;  Cheryl Smith;  Joanne (Walders) Laska; Marie Westmiller; Catherine Wilson
  • Help find family members of our deceased classmates so we can invite the families to attend the Memorial Mass. We would like to pay tribute to the following classmates: David Arida; Michael Brannen; Kathy Conboy; Donald DiCenso; Peter Fleischmann; Carol (Hassler) Trampert; Peter Hymes; Diane (McQueen) Bluestein; Diane (Mullany) Sullivan; Tim Pache; David Poczkalski; Paul Reilly; Paul Savasta; George “Barry” Shea; Marlene (Stegmeier) Meidel; Daniel Stoll; and James Sullivan.

Class Representative Contacts:

Prayers always appreciated for the class!

The Class of 1968 has scheduled  events for reunion weekend.

Thursday: O’Hara Golf Tournament at Chestnut Hill County Club

Friday: O’Hara Fest at O’Hara at 7PM RSVP HERE

Saturday, July 29th: Joey’s Place, 4:00 pm, located at 83 Niagara St. Tonawanda, 14150

RSVP for Saturday to Kathy Damon at or 716-553-1745


Alumni Brick Walkway

The Cardinal O’Hara High School Alumni Foundation proudly presents the Alumni Walkway.

The Cardinal O’Hara High School Walkway is a unique memorable opportunity to remember and record significant moments or people in your life.  The walk is an attractive brick pathway located at the main entrance of the school, which features a statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Cardinal O’Hara.