If you were in attendance at Saturday's Legacy Gala, you would have heard the exciting news that the Prep and Villa Events Center (PVEC) has been renamed The Hagerty Family Events Center!
Prep and Villa's largest donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has contributed large sums of money to the building of the events center and other projects around the school and as such has also retained the naming rights of the events center due to his level of generosity. He has decided to exercise his naming rights and approached us at the school with this proposed name change for the events center and to have it announced at Legacy Gala. Because of the involvement of the Hagerty family at Prep and Villa and the broader Erie community over the years, and with many of the Hagerty family members as graduates of Prep or Villa, or having taught at Prep or Villa, and people like Msgr. John B. Hagerty who was a Prep alumnus, a Prep Headmaster and Prep faculty member – and notably Mr. Chris Hagerty who is largely responsible for the large donations that we have received, including those from our benefactor, as well as Mr. Hagerty's vital involvement and leadership with the major projects at the school – our donor thought it made sense to honor the Hagerty family by re-naming PVEC. Mr. Chris Hagerty was also inducted into the President's Hall of Fame at Legacy Gala, which makes this announcement all the more special.
We are all grateful for what our benefactor has done for us over the years. His decision to rename the events center is not only his right, but it truly makes sense. Please join us in thanking our benefactor and for his generosity and also congratulating the Hagerty family for being bestowed with such a great honor.