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Gifts to the BUILDING ON EXTRAORDINARY Campaign are more than a financial commitment — they transform and inspire. Yes, they change the financial story of the school and open the door to a Paul VI education for families who desire it for their children. Gifts inspire others to say “count me in, too.” Together, we ensure the legacy of PVI.
Teatro Montini, A Place to Unleash Creativity
1995 Alumna Proposes Name for New Theatre
Richard and Mary Fink, parents of four Paul VI students (Nicole, Chris, Rachele, Justine) generously provided a leadership gift to support the construction of the theatre for the school’s new home in Chantilly, VA. The Fink family chose to offer a special opportunity to the Paul VI student and alumni community – to help select the name for this important, community-centric space on the new campus.
A small committee reviewed the submissions from students and alumni and made the final selection – Teatro Montini. Alumna Erin (Franconeri) Regonini ’95, suggested the name.
“I looked up the Italian word for ‘theatre’ (Teatro) and Pope Paul VI’s lay last name (Montini) and thought it was a nice combination of his support for the arts, while providing a beautiful name for the new theater. It will sound so nice for PVI students to perform at Teatro Montini!”
~ Erin (Franconeri) Regonini ’95
Mary Fink reflected on their family’s PVI experience. “Being a part of the Paul VI community for so many years, we have always been impressed not only with the school’s commitment to academic excellence, but its mission to instill deep moral values and a compassion for others in their students. We felt the theatre would give students a magnificent venue where they could unleash their creativity; to be a place of entertainment and enjoyment not only for the PVI family, but for the community as well.”
“We are extremely grateful to the Finks for generously supporting the construction of our new campus, especially with their leadership gift to the performing arts,” said Ginny Colwell, Head of School. “It was also a mark of their generosity to open up the naming opportunity to our alumni and students. Erin has created a name that will certainly have a special place on our campus.”
Bel Alton Commons
Bel Alton Commons is named for the hometown of Sydney E. Albrittain (1929-2012). Mr. Albrittain, along with his wife Gloria (1930-2018), was a longtime resident of Arlington, a St. Agnes parishioner, and generous philanthropic supporter of the Catholic Church and Arlington Diocese. Mr. Albrittain grew up in the southern Maryland town of Bel Alton, and he worked at the general store operated by his parents. It was there he learned humility, integrity, a strong work ethic, and respect for others. These principles guided his life as a Catholic, as a U.S. Army officer in the Korean War where he received a Silver Star for valor, and as a leader of the Dittmar Company, which built thousands of homes and apartments in Northern Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Albrittain had eight children: Nancy, Clare, Matthew, Chris, Mary, Michael, Syd, and Kerry. Their children have dedicated this area in honor of their parents.
Scott Eastment Memorial Baseball Park
Scott Thomas Eastment ’05
September 4, 1986 – June 27, 2020
Scott Thomas Eastment, a 2005 graduate of St. Paul VI Catholic High School, excelled in the classroom and on the baseball field. During his time at Paul VI as a student-athlete, he maintained a 3.6 GPA or better, a 4.0 his senior year, and graduated with a 3.8. As a part of the nationally-ranked, PVI baseball program, he pitched and played shortstop and third base, showing his versatility on the field and at the plate. He continued his baseball career at Frostburg State University.
Scott is in the top ten of 27 different statistical categories in the PVI Baseball Record Book, including:
- 112 career games played (2nd)
- 55 career walks (1st)
- 102 career hits (4th)
- 68 RBIs (top 10)
- 34 career games pitched (2nd)
- 7 career complete games pitched (3rd)
- 122 career strikeouts pitched (5th)
His senior year he batted .470 (4th highest in season history) with a .571 on-base percentage (2nd highest in single season history). Scott helped lead the Panthers to the 2004 State Championships, their first national ranking in 2005, and tossed a no-hitter his senior year. He is one of only two players in PVI baseball history to record 100 career hits and to pitch 100 career strikeouts.
“Scottie was a talented competitor, a winner, and a great teammate. Every time we take this field, we’ll remember his energy. He’s forever part of our family.”
—Billy Emerson, Head Baseball Coach
Paul VI is grateful for the generous campaign gift made to name the stadium in memory of Scott.