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Derenzo Campus Store
May 2019

The Derenzo Campus Store, given by Jay and Elizabeth Derenzo P’20,’22,’24, is located in the West Campus Center, just beyond the rotunda. The bookstore’s new home provides a bright and beautiful space for selling Arrows gear. 

Jay was born and raised in Needham, the third generation of his family to reside in the town. Elizabeth is a teacher and the product of Catholic education. In addition to their three sons currently at St. Sebastian’s—Michael ’20, Nicholas ’22 and Tyler ’24—the Derenzos have two younger sons, Gregory and Andrew, who they hope will be future Arrows, as well as two daughters, Paige and Brooke. The Spirit & People Campaign provided a way for the Derenzos to combine two priorities, doing something in the Needham community and giving to education, in particular to a school with a Catholic mission. 

“As the parents of five boys whose ages span 14 years, Jay and I are grateful for the family-oriented environment St. Sebastian’s provides and hope to be part of this loving community for many years,” shared Elizabeth. The quote on the Derenzo Campus Store plaque reflects this sentiment: “Family is where life begins and love never ends.” 

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