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Saint Ignatius College Prep Tolton Society Summer Soirée
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Michael R. Wilbon '76
 
 
We, the Augustus Tolton Society of Saint Ignatius College Prep, commend BOSS (Black Organization of Successful Students) on their bold statement that addressed the virus of racism that is prevalent throughout the world and unfortunately in our community as well.  
 
Our vow is to continually stay vigilant in promoting an agenda that focuses on the improvement of our school and hopefully the world. Our wish is that we, the Saint Ignatius Community, can be that beacon of not just hope but an impetus in the eradication of this systemic problem. 
 
We close with these words… words that are repeated every time we pray but as we move forward let them be the strength that is needed to not only to bless us, but more importantly to guide us.  “Saint Ignatius, pray for us.”
 
In anticipation of Fr. Augustus Tolton’s impending canonization, Saint Ignatius College Prep’s Claver Society will now be known as the Tolton Society. Art Reliford ’72 began the Claver Endowment which benefits our African American students in need of financial aid. The Tolton Endowment has grown exponentially over the past 10 years we have been able to provide Tuition Assistance to over 5 students per year. In addition, the Saint Ignatius Tuition Assistance Program provides over 325 students each year with Financial Aid. With the leadership of the Tolton Society, led by Gerald S. McCarthy ’80, dozens of alumni as well as friends of the school have also been instrumental in reaching the endowment’s current total of over $650,000.
 

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  • Rashod Johnson '93 on WBBM Radio

    Rashod Johnson '93, President & CEO of Ardmore Roderick was interviewed for the WBBM NEWSRADIO spot, Made in Chicago. CLICK HERE to read or listen about his journey.
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  • 2021 BOSS Ice Cream Social

    Students leading the Black Organization of Successful Students (BOSS) were eager to welcome the incoming class of 2025 and form connections across all class levels. The BOSS executives eagerly arranged an Ice Cream Social event that included music, games, and of course an ice cream sundae bar! More than 75 students faculty and staff attended, and over 40 students joined the BOSS Blackbaud page. This year is off to a great start!
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BOSS/Tolton College Panel 2020

On October 22, 2020, BOSS and The Tolton Society were able to virtually host our annual College Panel for over 80 participants! We were honored to have Jawann Pollard, Director of College Persistence & Success at The Academy Group as our featured speaker. In addition, Kurt Schmidt, Director of College Counseling and a panel of recent Saint Ignatius graduates, Jeremy Atuobi ’17, David Moore ’17, Randall Lee ’19, Gabriela Meschino ’20, Zoe Warner ’20 and Anicia Miller ’20 resoundingly improved our new format and greatly enhanced the conversation.
In addition to the college panel, we also welcomed extraordinary vision board submissions by many of our BOSS members. A special thank you to Kimberly Leonard Jackson ’99 who has served as our moderator for the past 15 years, Fr. Paul Kalenzi SJ and Ms. Cheri Smith, BOSS moderators and Gerald S. McCarthy ’80, Tolton Society Chair.
 

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