Dear Saints Alumni,

During the past decade, the Academy has grown in so many wonderful ways. We built a beautiful new theater, remodeled both academic buildings, updated two wonderful cafeterias, built a new student center, and purchased a new building (193 Walcott Street, the former Christian Brothers’ residence). Additionally, we just concluded the most successful capital campaign in the history of SRA. A large portion of the campaign will be used to start a multi-million-dollar endowment to insure the future economic viability of the school. The SRA alumni made these dreams into a reality. I have been overwhelmed with the support the Academy has received from the SRA alumni! It could not have happened without you. Today, there is a very special group of SRA alumni I would like to acknowledge and highlight.

The Academy is very excited to announce the formation of The Saint Raphael Society. This Society celebrates alumni, parents, and friends who wish to support Saint Raphael Academy through an estate provision, beneficiary designation, or life income gift. There is no minimum requirement. Through your gift, you become part of a distinguished group of individuals dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of education at Saints. Today’s Saint Raphael Society members have a passion for the Academy and are willing to make commitments today that will benefit Saints for many generations to come and create their own legacy at Saint Raphael Academy.  We are grateful for all our alumni and want to honor and recognize the following individuals who have made us aware of their planned giving intentions and, as a result, are now members of The Saint Raphael Society.


Donald Champagne ‘60

Ray Chauvin ’73

Ryan Chauvin ’05

Kevin Donahue ’71

William Farley ‘60

David Fournier ’73

Ron Harrison ’72

David Hopkinson ‘64

Robert Lapointe ’73

Jim Leahy ‘44

Col. James MacDougald ‘46, USAF (Ret)

Col. James D. Marques ’72, USAF (Ret)

Peter Matonis ’54

Col. William J. Moran Jr. ’68, USAF (Ret)

Joseph and Rose McHale ‘62

Lawrence Miniati ‘59

Peter Miniati Jr. ‘51

Peter Miniati, III, Esq. ‘80

Chris Mutter ’73

Denis Nicole ’73

James Noonan ‘54

Jack Partridge ‘57

Henry & Patricia Petcavage ’63

Ron St. Pierre ’73

Frank Richard ’66

John Thompson ’75

Charles Walker ‘64

If you would like more information about The Saint Raphael Society, or the types of gifts that you can designate to Saints, please visit the Planned Giving page from the Give section of the school website, (  You can also contact Ron Dalton at 401-723-8100 x120, or Dan Richard at 401-723-8100 x113,, for more information.

If you have already designated Saint Raphael Academy as a beneficiary in your future giving plans and would like to be included in the Saint Raphael Society, please click on the Donor Information button from the Planned Giving page and provide your information.  No detail on the size of the gift is required but will be accepted. We ask for your information to ensure that we understand the intention and use of your gift and designate it as planned.

As we look forward to our centennial celebration of our first 100 years at Saints in 2024, your legacy gift will help ensure the future remains bright on Walcott Street for many decades to come.  Thank you for all you do for Saint Raphael Academy and most importantly, for our students.

Saint John Baptiste de La Salle, Pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, Forever.

Click on “Types of Gifts” below to view the types of legacy gifts that can be made to Saint Raphael Academy.

Click on “Donor Information” to inform the school of your intentions.

“I can honestly say, without a doubt, Saints had the greatest impact on my life.  The school was not coed when we attended, and we came here as boys and left as men.”

Chuck Walker, Class of 1964

“My four years at Saints taught me discipline and structure all while encouraging my creative juices to flow. I learned great interpersonal skills which I was able to cultivate and use toward my career goals. I support Saint Raphael Academy because I know what a great foundation it provides to its students as they blossom over four years.”

Ron St. Pierre, Class of 1973

“I support St. Raphael Academy because it is as true to the mission today as when I attended.  Lessons that I learned from caring teachers, coaches, and classmates continue to serve me today.  I know that today’s students are proud to be a part of the Saints family and value the extraordinary spirit at Saints like I do.”

Peter Miniati III, Class of 1980

Saint Raphael Academy does not provide tax or legal advice.  We do welcome the opportunity to interact with our valued alumni and their trusted advisors.  Many of our generous donors match their affinity with thoughtful financial strategies that incorporate their objectives and circumstances.   We are pleased to follow our donor’s lead in coordinating efforts with their advisory team to ensure that gifts to Saint Raphael Academy optimize the donor’s intent and affinity towards their unique legacy and financial goals.

If you also have included Saint Raphael Academy in you planned giving, please notify our Advancement Office ( The information you share will be kept confidential, and we respect any decision to remain anonymous.

For information on becoming a member of The Saint Raphael Society, please contact Dan Richard at or Ron Dalton, Director of Advancement.