Ann Navarra ’63

Ann Navarra '63 (far left) with Head of School, Dr. Lauren Lek (far right), and OLP students

Ann Navarra '63 was the first donor to make a commitment to Boundless: The Campaign for OLP with a lead gift of $3.5 million. This is the largest gift that Ms. Navarra has ever made to OLP and one that will leave her legacy for future generations.

For almost three decades, Ms. Navarra has been generously supporting her high school alma mater with annual participation as a sponsor of the Gala and Golf Tournament. For many years, she has provided the Ann Navarra '63 Scholarship that is awarded to juniors and seniors who contribute positively to the OLP community.

In 1992, she was honored as the OLP Alumna of the Year for her many accomplishments that reflect the core values of OLP and have brought honor and distinction to herself, the school, and her community through her positive presence in the world. She served on the OLP Board of Directors for 16 years and was Chair of the Board for 13 years. It was under her leadership that the Holy Family Event Center was built.

In recognition for Ms. Navarra’s meaningful gift toward the Boundless campaign, the newly renovated academic building has been named in honor of her mother, Esther Sanfilippo Navarra, posthumously.

“Helping OLP students is something that makes me smile,” said Navarra. “I’m very fortunate and thankful that I can do it. And we need to help young people today to have more education because education — especially for young women — is going to be a world-changer. I see that with the girls that I support at OLP. It’s amazing. The school has 100 percent college matriculation. Times are changing. OLP graduates are into everything now, and I think it’s going to help the world at large.”

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