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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

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. 

Our annual all-year reunion will  cap-off our 60 Year Celebration. 

Join us on Friday, July 15th at 7:00pm.  The party till take place behind 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 1966 is planning a 55+1 reunion for

Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 7 pm
Tondawanda Police Club
25 Roswell Ave
Buffalo 14207
$20 per person
$30 per couple
Adult beverages, soda and pizza provided.

Further Information


The Class of 1967 is planning a 55 year reunion.

Friday, July 15th at O’HaraFest and Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Rizotto Italian Eatery. 

More details will be coming. 

The Class of 1972 has scheduled their 50 year reunion events for the weekend of July 15-17, 2022

The following events are planned: 

Friday: O’HaraFest at O’Hara at 7PM
Saturday: Buffalo Brewing Company at 6PM
Sunday: Alumni Mass at O’Hara at 10AM
The class is also invited to be our special guests at graduation.  The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 26th 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
You can register for individual events HERE
You can also download the invitation and RSVP Card that was mailed by Clicking Here
If you have have not received the invitation by mail, please contact Renee in the Advancement Office at or 716-695-2600 ext. 312.

The Class of 1977 will join in the O’HaraFest festivities to celebrate 45 years!

Click here to register. 

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.