• Joe ’81 and Christine McGrath

    Joe McGrath and his wife, Chris, are the proud parents of three children who have attended NA: Sarah ’11, Joseph ’12 and Kimberly ’16. The McGrath family made a leadership gift of $620,000 toward much-needed improvements to the Academy’s outdoor athletic facilities. Joe then kicked it up a notch, challenging his former teammates and NA soccer fans to make their own gifts and fully fund improvements to the varsity soccer field. The effort scored, raising an additional $400,000 in honor of soccer coach Jeff Kacur’s 32 years of dedicated service. “Jeff Kacur taught us that suiting up for your school was something to be proud of and that each time you take the field, you have an opportunity to learn something,” Joe says. For years to come, NA athletes will be able to compete and excel thanks to the gifts provided by a group of alumni led by Joe and Christine McGrath…and thanks to the man who inspired them.