CJ Named Dayton Business Journal's Business of the Year

UPDATE: During the Dayton Business Journal's Business of the Year celebration, CJ was named the not-for-profit Business of the Year and was honored as the overall Business of the Year based upon the highest vote total from the event’s judges. Pictures from the celebration can be seen below including Jake Jagels '18 accepting the school's not-for-profit Business of the Year award.

  • Read Dayton Business Journal's article about the Business of the Year celebration here.
  • Watch Dan Meixner '84 share a special message to the CJ community on the school's Alumni Facebook page.
  • Read the acceptance speech for the not-for-profit Business of the Year award given by Jake Jagels.

Congratulations, Eagles!

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School was selected as a finalist for the Dayton Business Journal's Business of the Year in the not-for-profit category. On Thursday, November 16, the publication will announce the winners of all categories for Business of the Year.

"Recognition as a finalist for this award is a tribute to our current teachers, staff and coaches and their predecessors who established a strong foundation of outstanding Catholic education throughout our history. It is also a tribute to the thousands of alumni who came to understanding during their time in high school our call to serve others,” said Dan Meixner '84, CJ President.  “We celebrate with our community benefactors and partners who also share in the honor.”

"All of us - employees and the scores of volunteers who assist us - are proud to be stewards of the legacy established more than 160 years ago by the first Sisters and Marianists who sought to serve the young people of the region. We are humbled by the recognition, and proud to be honored with other great community servants."

Highlights of the school's nomination included a focus on CJ's contribution in the revitalization of downtown Dayton, alumni who have dedicated their talents to local organizations, and current students making an impact through volunteering and service projects.

"Our selection demonstrates that people in our region understand the value of our commitment to serving the community through our investment in our campus, the way our students give of themselves and their time to social service agencies throughout the region. Our students and generations of alumni highlight the outstanding Catholic educational experience we have provided to young people who are now leaders and mentors in local and national businesses, hospitals, schools and universities, in their churches and neighborhoods," Meixner added.

"We feel like winners every time parents entrust their son or daughter to us, every time a foundation or individual benefactor chooses CJ as one of their philanthropic priorities, and whenever one of our sports teams, choirs, academic teams, or senior capstone groups perform at their very best.  External recognition is exciting; daily affirmations like these things, though, propel our mission and fuel our ambitions."

Business of the Year winners will also be published in the Dayton Business Journal's newspaper on Friday, November 17.

Posted November 15, 2017