DiPippo Family Inspiring a Love for Dance

The DiPippo family recently provided a generous financial gift to Holy Cross as part of the #EmpoweredGirls capital campaign. In gratitude for their generosity, the dance studio has been named in honor of the DiPippo Family: Carmen DiPippo ’17, Theresa A. DiPippo, and Richard and Margaret DiPippo. The family stopped by for a few photos with their plaque.

Carmen DiPippo will be completing her final semester at Penn State this fall. She is majoring in journalism with a focus on magazine and broadcast and minoring in English and digital media trends and analytics. Carmen danced all four years at Holy Cross and was a member of the Adrenaline Dance team.

Theresa DiPippo is Richard’s mother who passed away in September 2019 at age 85. Mrs. DiPippo was a devoted wife, mother, sister and a friend to many. In 1980, she joined her husband in founding CATAD Chemical Company. Following her husband’s passing and the subsequent sale of the business, too restless to stay at home, she became the manager of the UTC Prop Shop in Windsor Lock, CT. She was a devout catholic and parishioner of St. Mary’s church in Longmeadow, MA, a past president of the Woman’s Guild and Church Council member. Always active in the community, in recent years she was involved with the Longmeadow Senior Center and was a Maternal Council Board Member. She was a Girl Scout Troop Leader and carpooler in chief. 

Richard and Margaret “Molly” were very active parents at Holy Cross during Carmen’s high school years, helping with any and every event. They say, “We love to see the spirit and camaraderie of the all-girls environment, the fact that every student in every leadership role is a female. And we are proud to support that "you can do or be anything you want to" confidence that Holy Cross gain during their high school years.”

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