The Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award was established by the Harbin family in 1997 and is presented annually. Its purpose is to recognize those selfless individuals who have significantly served Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and exemplified its values in their lives. The award honors the memory of Charles T. Harbin, Jr., a 1946 alumnus of St. Mary of Loretto and a great supporter of Montgomery Catholic.
Click on the links below to download the award guidelines and a nomination form to submit a nomination for this distinguished award.
The deadline for nominations is January 5.
The award will be bestowed Annually at Monte Carlo Night or another appropriate time.
Charlie Harbin was appropriately dubbed Loretto’s #1 alumnus by our beloved Father Pat Delahunty back in the late forties. No one would argue that Charlie was #1. With the enthusiasm of Charlie Harbin, football got its start at Loretto, our original school. He was Fr. Pat’s right hand man, out seeking financial and physical support for the task of organizing a sports program at the quiet little convent school on Lawrence Street; a program they had no idea would be so successful and mean so much to the school and its supporters–even today.
If you have ever participated in football or any organized sport at Montgomery Catholic, or even if you be one of the many who enjoyed the thrill as a spectator over the years, you owe a great deal of gratitude to Charlie Harbin. Without his energy and loyalty, it might never have happened. In addition to playing on our first football team, he was the first team manager and shouldered such responsibilities as publicity, game scheduling, recruiting players, and much more.
Charlie graduated from Loretto in 1946. He continued to support everything at Loretto and Catholic, helping with fundraisers, the Booster Club, publicity, and was eventually instrumental in the construction of our Fr. Pat Delahunty Gymnasium.
Charlie passed away in 1994. He and his wife, Jean, had six children who are still avid supporters of Montgomery Catholic.