About

OUR MISSION

The Friar Family Collective was founded to create an avenue for Providence College student-athletes to make positive contributions to businesses and local communities, while receiving compensation and growing their respective brands. Through individual and business contributions, the Friar Family Collective will provide guidance and exposure that coincides with the mission of Providence College Athletics, “To build champion citizens, scholars, and athletes who will positively impact the world around them.”

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“It is important to utilize the Friar Family Collective to provide guidance and role models for young students to look up to.”

– Joe Calabria ’65

 

The Friar Family Collective is grateful for founding members Joseph Calabria ’65 and his wife, Sugar. Joe & Sugar’s contribution will allow for the Providence College Basketball program to provide youth clinics at select parochial schools in the city.

Meet Our Family

We are proud Friar Fans with strong ties to Providence College! With our combined experience within Friar Athletics, we are a team with proven success. You can trust us to foster compliant NIL deals as we work in the best interest of the student-athletes and the entire Providence College community.

Michael Ferranti  ’08p

Michael Ferranti ’08p

CEO

Alex Vescera  ’15G

Alex Vescera ’15G

PRESIDENT

Mike Higgins ’07 & ’09G

Mike Higgins ’07 & ’09G

VICE PRESIDENT

Brian Catinella  ’13 &  ’15G

Brian Catinella ’13 & ’15G

GENERAL MANAGER

Susan Wagner  ’16p

Susan Wagner ’16p

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS