A Future Built on 60 Years of Success Annual Report 2015-2016
A QUINAS HIGH SCHOOL DONOR LIST Aquinas High School Annual
AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL DONOR LIST
Many thanks to all our supporters. We also receive in-kind gifts that we value greatly.
Mr. Chuck Street Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kumler Mr. and Mrs. Mark Plonski Mr. and Mrs. Mike Roquet Mr. Brian Bates Mr. C. Steven Figueroa Havadjia Holdings, Inc Ms. Irene DeAmbrogio Mr. and Mrs. John Schutz Mr. Manuel Llopart Mr. Ron Simmons Mr. William Soqui Mr. Michael Beckley Mr. and Mrs. David Widdicombe Mr. Jordan Brusig Ms. Amy Henderson Blue Ribbon Ink & Thread Mr. James Reaghard National Orange Show Foundation Padilla Tire & Auto Repair, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Rick Boucher Mr. and Mrs Steven Soloway Mrs. Wanda Shingler Mr. Gregory Shugard California Turf Management, Inc. Mr. Colby Ballard Mr. and Mrs. Mike Poutre Mr. Manuel Ruiz Mrs. Thelma Alvarez Mr. and Mrs. Robert Markley Mr. William Flesher Mrs. Marina Wetzel Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Castellanos Mr. Donald Tustison Mr. and Mrs. Margarito Mesa
Table of Contents President’s Message
Aquinas Community Highlights
Fundraising Events Report
2015-2016 Donor List
“WE FORM THROUGH EDUCATION, YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN AS LEADERS IN THE LIGHT AND THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL.”
Most Reverend Bishop Gerald R. Barnes, of the Diocese of San Bernardino
Patricia Vesely, Superintendent
Dr. Jim Brennan, President
Mr. Chris Barrows, Principal
Mr. Ron Simmons, Assistant Principal Discipline and Student Services
Miss Amanda Egan, Assistant Principal Academics
Mr. Chris Ybarra, Athletic Director
Mrs. Brandi Williford, Director of Events and Public Relations
Mr. Ray Reyes, Director Student Activities
Ms. Gina Horton, Chair, Campus Ministry Team
Ms. Maria Del Rocio Lootens Ms. Marisela Monarrez Mr. Gerald Schnaus Mr. Stuart Haniff Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Irigoyen Ms. Sandra Wood Ms. Tabitha Foraker Active Sports Lifestyle M. Medeiros Mr. and Mrs. Javier Alvarado Mr. Mark Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Petit Bar JC Ranch Ms. Carrie Tate Mr. David Griffin Mr. and Mrs. David Fuentes Dr. Paul Reisch Ms. Erin Horton Family First Events & Rentals Mr. and Mrs. James Deermer Mr. John Loera Mr. Lance McGee Mr. and Mrs. Mike Burt Miss Trisha Harrison Mr. Alfred Vasquez Mr. Anthony Bellanca Mr. Chike Amajoyi Mr. David Stubben Mr. Gary Aguilar \Mr. John Kashuba Mr. Mark Gardner Mr. Mark Martinez Mr. Matthew Conte Mrs. Rachel Clark Mrs. Rosemary Rea Ms. Anita Comeau Mr. Patrick Murphy Mr. Richard Franke Dr. and Mrs. Richard Aguilar Mr. Robert Satterfield Mr. and Mrs. Scott Izen Ms. Sharon Hartshorn
Teofilo Camposano The Karlson Trust DTD. Mr. Tim Postiff Mr. Scott Smith Ms. Virgina Villanueva Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duran Mr. and Mrs. Dale Worthington Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Young John J. Cesario D.D.S. Inc. Mr. Juan Mavridis Mr. Luis Mendoza Mr. Rudy Olguin Mr. Steven Johnson Ms. Carolina Fiallo Mr. and Mrs. Dan Murphy Ms. Elsa Sanchez Ms. Kimberly Rodas Mr. and Mrs. Ron Martin Mr. Colin Brennan Mr. Joe Kjolsrud Ms. Marjorie Falce Jorgensen Mr. Alfred Karlson Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ramirez Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Zubiate Mr. and Mrs. Barbara Emilio Mr. Dennis Fassnacht Dr. Paul Saarinen Inland Valley Appraisers Ms. Joan Zeiner Ms. Kathleen McLaughlin Lucky 7 Motorsports, Inc. M. and L. Medeiros Mr. James Moffatt Mr. John Berndt Mr. Tim McKeon Panandent Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Ross Quinn Ms. Sally Lambert
Tilden-Coil Construction Ms. Amber Burgess Ms. Georgina Ortega Mr. John Villa Mr. and Mrs. Juan Ortega Ms. Julia Hernandez Mr. Jeffrey Gonzales Mr. Paul Almaraz American Legion Auxiliary Unit 777 Ms. Susan Godfrey Ms. Clara Batyi Ms. Joan Posch Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Arce Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reitsam Ms. Lorretta Olmstead Ms. Lyla White Mr. Bob Lastoskie Mr. Thomas Eichenberg Prof. Michael Turelli Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Corral Ms. Teresa Harbaugh E Haines Ms .Emily Hoyt Felix Portillo Transport Ms. Kaishia Gordon Ms. Maria Saenz Mrs. Lacey Tello Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mineo R. J Mella Discover Financial Services Ms. Jane Cocchia Virginia Leon Trust 2015 Mr. Mark Rafter
AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL DONOR LIST Donors 2015-2016 $1million to $2million
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Many thanks to all our supporters. We also receive in-kind gifts that we value greatly.
Mr. Darrin McBay Mr. and Mrs. Gary Silvius San Manuel Band of Dr. Andrew Grimes Mission Indians Haffif Family Foundation Shea Family Charities $250,000 to $500,000 Father William Mooney Ms. Toni Woods Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gogo Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hagen $50,000 to $99,999 Aqua Caliente Band of Most Reverand Bishop Cahuilla Indians Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ambrose Enko Systems Clydco Trucking, Inc. Sky Productions Mr. and Mrs. Edward $10,000 to $49,999 Finneran Anonymous Donor Edison International Mr. and Mrs. Shahrokh Mrs. Angela Ernst Shabahang Mr. Errol Mackzum Knights of Columbus Mr. Howard Littlefield Council 4488 Imaac Construction William H. Hannon Mr. and Mrs. CW Gilluly Foundation Mrs. Patricia Reisch Mr. Richard Weening Mr. Jerry Frieling Mr. Bill Lemann Mr. Jeffrey Wiens Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quevedo Ms. Loretta Holstein Mr. Ron Rezek PBLA Engineering INC. Mr. John Smith Dr. and Mrs. Jack Carlson Agustine Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Mr. and Mrs. John Ware Canavan Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Duro Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mr. and Mrs. Armando Bonadiman Ramos Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fidelity Charitable Group Cervantes $5,000 to $9,999 Mrs. Theresa Pesta Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mr. Jeffrey Langdon Sanderson Mr. and Mrs. Felix D’Amico Dr. and Mrs. John Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steinmann Cruikshank Mr. Richard Riddell Mr. Dennis Canaday Mr. and Mrs. Dan Carlone Dr. and Mrs. Frank Bott Mr. Michael Riddell Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Sarpy Mr. Lawrence Devereux Mr. and Dr. Jeffrey Wiens Ms. Linda Moreno Mr. Sean O’Malley Mrs. Patricia Fischer Ms. Catherine Fischer Mr. Joseph Callanan Mr. Ryan Peterson Paul Ware Charitable Dr. and Mrs. Tom Hellwig Foundation Mr. Wayne Hubert Mr. and Mrs. Larry $250 to $999 Williford Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ybarra $1,000 to $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. James (Ed) Ballard Mrs. Joan Wilson Wells Fargo Community Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brusig Mr. and Mrs. Mike Scafiddi Support Campaign Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela Mr. and Mrs. Walt Goggin
Edison International - Silicon Valley Community Foundation Silicon Valley Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stirewalt Knights Ladies Mr. Del Oros St. Adelaide Academy Athletic Field Specialists Mr. Patrick Ruvolo Mr. and Mrs. Harry Coe Mr. Robert Gericke Mr. and Mrs. Craig Lawrey Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Moyce Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bethel Schools First Mrs. Terri Carlos United Way California Capital Region Mr. Nicholas Herlick Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cascio Mr. Allen Pryor Mr. Bernard Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Cyriac Chettiah Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCuskey Junior University of San Bernardino, Inc. Ms. Lois Longo Monroe Mr. Michael Hertel Mr. James Ramos Power-Comm Technologies, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison Dr. and Mrs. Jim Brennan Target Corporation Mr. Ricson Dakanay Mrs. Renee Paramo Mr. and Mrs. Dave Dillon Ms. Peggy Martin Mr. and Mrs. Troy Burton Mr. and Mrs. Jim Enriquez West Coast Equity Builder LLC Mr. Casey Kasprzyk Mr. and Mrs. Danny Webster Mr. Richard Beardslee Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williams
Mr. Dan Boyle R.A.L. Autobody Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Zamora Mr. and Mrs. David Colella Mr. Franklin Chu Mr. Patrick Hennessey Mrs. Mary Haldorsen Judge Cynthia Ludvigsen Mr. and Mrs. David Brooks Mr. Anthony Olguin Mr. John Hartford Ms. Koji Takaishi Ms. Mary Moralez Roberts Mr. Thomas Dowlan Mr. and Mrs. Robert Windle Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dainko Mr. and Mrs. Chris Barrows Mr. Jerry Paresa Dr. Thelma Enriquez YapWiens The Habit Restaurants, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kubitza Armada Transport Inc. DBA Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Good Shepherd #1930 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Our Lady of Peace #1306 International Footprint Assoc. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Leighton Little Red Feather Management LLC Lovelylocs Natural Hair Care Products Mr. Dennis Wilson Mr. Luis Luna Mrs. Bonnie Murphy Nelnet Business Solutions Roman Realty Services Sempra Energy Foundation
Parents, Alumni and Friends School year 2015-2016 was an exciting year at Aquinas. Our Anniversary year was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all the success Aquinas has had over these past 60 years. We hope you were able to join us for many of these celebrations. In addition to the Anniversary celebrations Aquinas had many positive things happening. Our accreditation visit went well and we received a full six-year clear term of accreditation. We were honored as the Best Private School for the fifth time in a row. Apple Computer named Aquinas an Apple Distinguished School. A senior, Caroline Brown, was named a National Merit Scholar, one of the few in our region. All this in addition to the Anniversary! We were also blessed to receive two major grants which supported an Anniversary Building Project. Because of the generosity of the Shea Family Charities and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Aquinas will be able to build a performing arts center. Without these two generous organizations, we would have never been able to do this. Although there are still funds that need to be raised we are most appreciative of their support. Enrollment has stayed strong. We are fortunate to have some of the finest students in the area form our student body. Many can afford the modest Aquinas tuition but just as many struggle to be able to keep enrolled. We sincerely thank all of you who have contributed to help these students. Please know that your help is most appreciated. We hope we can count on you for your continued support. We are very proud of our students both present and past. We want to keep the “Aquinas Experience” current and accessible to all those who desire a Catholic high school education. We want to keep you involved so please come to the planned events or just come by for a tour. We would love to see you and share our story because it is a success story and you are part of it. Thank you for all you have done to support Aquinas and its students. My prayers and best wishes,
Up to $249 Mr. and Mrs. Agustine Morales Mrs. Diane Remy Mr. and Mrs. Mark Robert Mr. Jeff Breiten
Dr. Jim Brennan President
AQUINAS COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
FINANCIAL REPORT 2015-2016 Aquinas High School
Two Aquinas seniors named National Merit Scholarship qualifiers and one named a National Merit Scholar 10 AP Scholars, 3 AP Scholars with Honors, 4 AP Scholars with Distinction, and 1 National AP Scholar 81% of the Senior class took the SAT with an average score of 1475 with the top 20% scoring at least 1800 94% of graduating seniors from the Class of 2016 are college bound Aquinas offers two Academy programs: Healthcare, Law. The academies include a four year course of study, independent research and internships.
Acct codes: STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION Per Student 1005-1080 1210/1290 1301-1309 1610-1691
Assets Cash Accounts Accounts Receivable Endowments Fixed Assets (net of depreciation) Total Assets
328 1,048 $ 10,973 $ 17,184 $
137,600 439,947 4,608,646 7,216,919
Liabilities and Net Assets Liability Accounts
$4.2 +million was earned in College
Accounts payable / Accrued payroll
Loan payable Total liabilities
Scholarship by the class of 2016
Total Liabilities and Net Assets
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Per Student
All freshman, sophomores, and juniors attended class retreats Nearly 50 juniors and seniors participated in a week long Kairos retreat Mass was celebrated twice a week for sports and ASB in the morning. The entire school community gathered for monthly all-school Masses Students participated once a month in Vicariates, small faith sharing groups Campus ministry team led on campus retreats for 8th grade partner school students
Tuition & Fees (net of discount)
Special Funding & donations
Student Services & Activities
Student Services/Activities Expense
Total Expenses Net Excess (deficit) 4
10,242 $ 9,887
4,301,729 4,152,430 13
AQUINAS COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
FINANCIAL REPORT 2015-2016
12 student athletes received a full or partial scholarship to play sports at the collegiate level 10 of the 17 athletic teams made CIF playoffs The Varsity Cheer Squad took first place in the Sharp International Competition and 2 cheerleaders went to London to cheer as part of the All Star All American Cheerleaders First annual sports Hall of Fame Induction of Justin Wells ‘99, Kathleen Takaishi ‘94, Coach Josh Henderson, and the 1973 CIF Boys Basketball Team
16k+thousand hours of community service Service
All students participated in a one day of service throughout the community ASB leaders collected canned goods and non – perishables to give to local elementary students going on Christmas break who do not have food to eat Students participated in a pajama drive for children receiving treatment at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital ASB hosted a Leadership camp, working with local partner schools to teach them leadership skills to take back to their schools
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROJECT
FINANCIAL REPORT 2015-2016 2015-2016 was Aquinasâ€™ 60th anniversary. It was a wonderful year despite the many typical financial challenges. Celebrations focusing on our rich heritage and successful alumni provided a time of joy and pride in Aquinas and its students both present and past.
Progress continued on the Beyond 60 capital campaign project. Last fiscal year, a 10 million dollar project was proposed by Shea Family Charities, in which they would cover 80% of the costs and Aquinas would need to meet the remaining 20%. In fall of 2015, the first phase of the campaign was completed with the gym renovation which included: 1) New Varsity and JV football locker rooms, 2) new team room and training room including all new showers; 3) new basketball and volleyball locker rooms as well as new visitor locker rooms; 4) all new gym flooring, new air conditioning, lighting and ceiling. The newly named Aquinas-Gogo Gymnasium was unveiled on October 20th, 2015. A Ground breaking was held in February for the San Manuel Performing Arts building and Phase II began with construction on both the performing arts building and the lobby for the gymnasium.
The current economy is challenging many communities, and our city of San Bernardino, which is home to Aquinas High Schoolâ€™s 30-acre campus, is no exception. Recent Census Bureau statistics placed San Bernardino as the second most impoverished city in the country. As usual parents worked diligently to meet their financial obligation in order to have their child experience the Aquinas education. Over 52% of the students qualified for and received financial assistance which amounted to over $600,000. This is an overwhelming amount but one that is so important to the many students who so deserve this assistance. As all schools were challenged by the Bishop during Catholic Schools Week, Aquinas works diligently to keep the school accessible and affordable to those who desire a Catholic education. Because of major grants from The Shea Family Charities and San Manuel Band of Missions Indians, a supportive grant from the Hannon Foundation, and the generosity of alumni and friends of Aquinas, the Anniversary Building Project moved forward with great excitement. The renovation of the interior of the gym was completed and now the building of the new Performing Arts Center is well under way. This a source of excitement for the students, parents and faculty. To have such great facilities available is so important to all these groups. While we are most grateful to be the recipient of these funds to enhance and upgrade our facilities, the fact still remains that there is significant and ongoing need to seek funds to supplement our operating budget. The financial aid need is real. You will notice that there is a considerable difference between our income and expenses on the following pages. This is due to standardized accounting practices utilized by the diocese. What looks to be an excess is merely a documentation of building project funds that have been received.
2+million dollars in donations and grants for the Capital Campaign in 2015-2016
Many students of Aquinas need your support. As alumni and friends of Aquinas you realize how much an Aquinas education can benefit a student. Please consider supporting these great kids and keeping their dream of attaining an Aquinas diploma alive! Thank you for your support over the years. You are part of what makes Aquinas great.
A Special Thank You to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Shea Family Charities for their support
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROJECT Our 2015-2016 Generous Supporters
Our 19th Annual Scholarship Dinner is an evening to honor our Distinguished Alumni with all proceeds from the evening supporting tuition assistance for students. We have been blessed with
Mr. Gary Aguilar Agustine Foundation Anonymous Donor Most Reverand Bishop Gerald Barnes Mr. Anthony Bellanca Mr. John Berndt Dr. and Mrs. Frank Bott Mr. Dan Boyle Mr. Jeff Breiten Mr. Colin Brennan Mr. Dennis Canaday Mr. William Canavan Dr. and Mrs. Alan Cascio Mr. Charles Cervantes Mrs. Jane Cocchia Ms. Anita Comeau Mr. Matthew Conte Ms. Irene DeAmbrogio Mr. and Mrs. James Deermer Mr. and Mrs. Dave Dillon Discover Financial Services Mr. Thomas C. Dowlan Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duran Edison International - Silicon Valley Community Foundation Edison International Mr. Thomas Eichenberg Mr. and Mrs. Jim Enriquez Fidelity Charitable Group Mr. C. Steven Figueroa Mr. Richard Franke Mr. Robert Gericke Mr. and Mrs. CW Gilluly Mr. and Mrs. Walt Goggin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gogo Dr. Andrew Grimes Ms. Teresa G. Harbaugh Mr. John A. Hartford Dr. and Mrs. Tom Hellwig Mr. Nicholas Herlick Mr. Michael M. Hertel Mrs. Loretta Holstein Dr. Wayne Hubert Mr. and Mrs. Scott Izen Mr. Steven Johnson Ms. Marjorie Falce Mr. John Kashuba Knights Ladies
several of our Aquinas families and friends making these students’ dream of an Aquinas education come true. This year we were honored by nine donors who committed to full
$72,397 raised for Scholarships
sponsorships of students to cover their tuition.
$63,000 in full Sponsored Scholarships from 9 donors
This year’s Distinguished Alumni recipients were, Mr. Jerry Frieling ‘69, Mr. Christopher Allen ‘81, Dr. William Chu ‘02, Mr. Thomas Haldorsen ‘02, and Miss Deborah Botelho (posthumously awarded). In addition to our distinguished alumni, the St. John Bosco Award was presented to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for all their generous support of Aquinas High School over the
“It doesn’t feel like saying thank you will ever be enough” -Emanuel ‘17 Full Scholarship Recipient
A Special Thank You to Our Generous Event Sponsors Scholar’s Sponsor
Mr. Michael Riddell
Aquinas Ambassador Sponsor
Mrs. Patricia Fischer
Mr. and Dr. Jeffrey Wiens Dr. and Mrs. John Carlson Mr. and Mrs. Walt Goggin Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bonadiman
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quevedo
Knights of Columbus Council 4488 Kroger Grocery Store Mrs. Sally Lambert Mr. Bob Lastoskie Mr. Bill Lemann Mr. Manuel Llopart Mr. Luis Luna Mr. Errol Mackzum Mr. Mark Martinez Mr. Tim McKeon Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mineo Fr. William Mooney Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Moyce Mr. Bernard Murphy Mrs. Bonnie Murphy Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson Mrs. Lorretta Olmstead Judge Delbert Oros Mr. Jerry Paresa Paul Ware Family Foundation Mrs. Theresa Pesta Mr. and Mrs. Mark Plonski Mr. Tim Postiff Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quevedo Mr. James Ramos Mrs. Rosemary Rea Mr. James Reaghard Mrs. Patricia Reisch Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reitsam Mrs. Diane Remy San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Dr. Paul Saarinen Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Sarpy Shea Family Charities Mrs. Wanda Shingler Silicon Valley Community Foundation Mr. John Smith Target Corporation Mrs. Carrie Tate Mrs. Lacey Tello Prof. Michael Turelli United Way California Capital Region Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela Mr. Alfred Vasquez Mr. Richard Weening Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Mr. Jeffrey Wiens William H. Hannon Foundation Mrs. Joan Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Zamora 7
DIAMOND JUBILEE CASINO NIGHT
24TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC In its 24th year, the Aquinas Golf Classic, 85 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day of golf at the Arrowhead Country Club and 92 dinner guests enjoyed a fabulous silent auction and dinner.
The Diamond Jubilee Casino Night is an annual fundraiser where guests enjoy a delicious catered buffet by alumna Valerie Carlone â€˜03 of VC Personal Chef , gambling and live and silent Auction. The room was decorated by an alumni parent, Sandy Sandoval of JZ Party Charm and lighting and sound by alumni parents, Jim and Sue Enkosky of Sky Productions.
$17,240 towards Technology
Our 2016 Diamond Casino Event raised $29,000. Proceeds from the evening went directly to support for the students of Aquinas High School.
Through the generosity of our sponsors, golfers and guests, $17,240 was raised to benefit technology for students.
Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and especially donors who made this happen!
Our Generous Sponsors
$29,000 to support Aquinas Students A Special Thank You to Our Generous Event Sponsors 60th Anniversary Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. John Ware Mr. and Mrs. Dan Carlone Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Duro Mrs. Patricia Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scafiddi Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lemann
Presidentâ€™s 60th Anniversary Sponsor
Mr. Michael Riddell Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela
Aquinas Family and Friends Sponsor
Mr. and Dr. Jeff Wiens Mr. and Mrs. Walt Goggin Mrs. Patricia Reisch Athletic Field Specialists Imac Construction
Golf Shirt Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lemann
Golf Cart Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Carlone
Drink Cart Sponsor
Tee Sign Sponsor
Knights of Columbus Council 4488 Nelnet Business Solutions Little Red Feather Management, LLC