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The Magazine of Camden Catholic High School 2017 Volume 17 No. 19
INNOVATORS BUILD ON THEIR IRISH EXPERIENCE
11th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony
Class of 2017 Honors & Awards
Christian Ministry: Meet Fr. Joseph Capella
Reunions, Alumni and Class News
Annual Report of Giving
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Honor Faith Loyalty
CCHS V OLUME 17 N O . 19 2017 Diocese of Camden Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan President Mary Whipkey, MA, P ’01, ’03, ’05 President Emeritus Monsignor Andrew Martin, MA Principal Heather Crisci, MA, P ’17 Vice Principal of Academic Affairs Eileen F. Wilkinson, MA Vice Principal of Student Affairs Ann Clinton, MA Director of Admissions Howie Sexton, BS Director of Athletics Derrick Levine, MA Advancement Coordinator Jennifer Van Es, BS, P ’20 BOARD
John (Jack) Wixted ’68, P ’05, Chairperson Linda Schilling ’70, Vice Chairperson William Barker ’67 Dennis Corbett ’90 Robert DiStanislao ’78 Reverend John J. Fisher, OSFS John Glennon George Hutchinson III, P ’00, ’02, ’04, ’08 Thomas MacKinnon James J. Madden ’57, P ’92, ’96, ’98 Beth Mazzeo ’77 Mariañela Nunez John Pisa ’74 John Pund ’74 Reverend Monsignor Leonard G. Scott Kevin D. Walsh, Esq. ’91 Deacon John F. Werner Mary Boyle, Superintendent Diocese of Camden, Diocesan Representative Clare Diemer, Esq., Diocesan attorney
I S S I O N
T A T E M E N T
Camden Catholic High School is a suburban, college preparatory, day and boarding school. It educates young men and women spiritually, academically, socially and physically in a faith community to develop as life long learners and leaders in a global society in the Catholic tradition.
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C AMDEN C ATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
16 Feature Story
CREATIVE INNOVATORS Alumni & Students inspired by their Camden Catholic education to go further, reach higher, and achieve more. On the cover: Alumni and student “creative innovators” Andrea Rell ’05, Andy Gaskill ’69, Julia Bilodeau Purdy ’78, Luis Gaitan ’06 and Melony Roy ’00.
6 14 47 Published by Camden Catholic High School, Department of Advancement Editor: Kate Madden Bieg ‘98 Director of Marketing & Communications Editorial Staff: Caitlyn Curtin ’10 Janet Indelicato ’77, P ’02, ’06 Lindsay Scheuer Jennifer Van Es P ’20 Colleen Byrnes Walsh ‘01 Mary Whipkey P ’01, ’03, ’05 Design: Tim Streeter
11TH ANNUAL HALL OF FAME
Honoring the Sisters of Mercy, State Championship Girls Swim Team and eight accomplished individuals.
CLASS OF 2017
$15,345,132 in scholarships and aid. 100% College acceptance. Prepared to excel in college.
• 2016-2017 Fiscal year donors recognized • Completing the Campaign for the Future
Departments The Arts at CCHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Faculty News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Athletic Accomplishments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Class of 2021: Legacies, Academic Awards & Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Alumni News & Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Reunions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 1
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A Letter from the President & Principal
Dear Alumni and Friends: It is with great enthusiasm that we close out the
Mary Whipkey President
Heather Crisci Principal
2016-17 school year, bid farewell to our most recent graduates, and look ahead to welcoming the class of 2021 in September. Our graduating class had the incredible experience of being present during a transformative time at Camden Catholic. When they entered in 2013 we were embarking on our first-ever capital campaign: The Campaign for the Future, with a goal of $6 million. As they now head off to college we are proud to celebrate achievement of that goal with a total of $6.2 million raised, an increase in scholarship funds and the completion of two major capital projects. As you page through this year’s CCHS Magazine you will note the incredible accomplishments of this graduating class, as well as the many achievements of our alumni, which exemplify this publication’s theme: Creative Innovators. As has been the case since our founding in 1887, Camden Catholic is proud to push our graduates out into the world to do more, achieve more, and to work harder. Our students leave these hallowed halls with a sense of grit, determination, and faith that has been honed in the chapel, learned in the classroom, practiced on the playing fields and exhibited in the community. From Derek Nuamah ’17, who plans to study neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, to Laura Howard ’17 who was named a recipient of the Visionary Woman Scholarship at Moore College of Art & Design, to our featured alumni including Andy Gaskill ’69, an animator at Paramount Pictures, Luis Gaitan ’06, a civil engineer who served in the United States Navy in Afghanistan, and Andrew Ennis ’09 who is working as both a professional musician and music educator, our students and alumni are achieving more! It is with these examples in mind that our enrollment remains strong, and you, our alumni and supporters continue to give back. We thank you for your enduring support, and we hope you enjoy the enclosed stories of our students and alumni who are making a difference in the world thanks to their Irish Experience. Yours in Honor, Faith and Loyalty,
Mary Whipkey, P ’01, ’03, ’05
Heather Crisci, P ‘17
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A Letter from the Board Chair: Robert DiStanislao ’78
Dear Alumni and Friends: As I prepare to conclude my term as Board Chair, I am moved to reflect upon the profound influence Camden Catholic High School has had on the South Jersey community. It has been my great honor to serve as chair of the board, which I have been a member for more than 15 years. For 130 years Camden Catholic’s traditions are more long-standing and greater than any school of its kind. It has been a bell-weather of a multi-cultural experience for its students, educating immigrants and the children of immigrants since its inception. What may be considered “extra-curricular” at other institutions have been co-curricular at CCHS for generations. Our dramatics and musicals have enriched the experience of our students and our community each year. The success of our sports teams has been a bright green thread, woven into the fabric of the institution. By any measure, Camden Catholic is and always has been an extraordinary place. Our great traditions provide a strong foundation on which to base our many innovations. Camden Catholic was the first to attract international students, converting the unused convent to a dormitory for boarding students. Seizing this opportunity was an enhancement to an already rich multicultural environment. Adding students from other countries elevates the discourse and the academic atmosphere. The expansion of the traditional library into the Information Commons is a forward-looking move to encourage 21st Century collaborative learning in a collegiate environment. The new Information Commons also provides best-use of cutting-edge learning technology.
Elizabeth Dreher and Sister Mary Christine Tobin Hail, Alma Mater! To thee we raise Our grateful hearts in this our song of praise; Hither we came, thy truth and wisdom to attain May thy blest guiding pow’r forever with us reign. Hail, Alma Mater! Mem’ry recalls Our golden happy years within thy walls; Friendships of youthful days shall never grow cold; Long shall we cherish true glad days of old. Hail, Alma Mater! Deep in our hearts We treasure all our memories of thee Throughout the years to come may this our stanchion be: Honor and Loyalty with Faith inspired by thee.
When Bishop Sullivan asked me how Camden Catholic has maintained such a robust enrollment, the answer is a balance of tradition and innovation. It is this combination that has allowed us to raise a record amount of funding to sustain the success of our growth. For that, I thank all of you. As you well know, alumni and friends of Camden Catholic are part of a long and proud lineage. When I reflect on all that the school means to me, I am humbled by so many who have come before and after my time in these hallowed halls during the 1970s. Camden Catholic is so much a part of who I am and the success I have enjoyed in life, I am proud to have had the opportunity to serve this community in a leadership position. With all best wishes,
Robert DiStanislao ’78 Chairman, Board of Trustees
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Save the Dates!
2017-2018 Calendar of Events & Happenings
Stay up-to-date on all school and alumni happenings at www.camdencatholic.org. SEPTEMBER 15 Information Commons Dedication Class of 1949 Reunion (Pennsauken Country Club 12:30 p.m.) 16 Class of 1967-50th Reunion (Double Tree, Mt. Laurel, 7 p.m.) 17 Athletic Team Communion Breakfast feat. Rev. Rob Hagan, O.S.A., Villanova University Associate Director of Athletics Class of 1962 Reunion (Tavistock Country Club 5 p.m.) 22 75th Class Reunion Mass & Brunch for 1941 & Earlier Graduates Courtyard Cabaret 6:30 p.m. OCTOBER 5 Class of 1952 Reunion (11 a.m. St. Joan of Arc followed by Indian Springs Country Club) 7 Fall Clothing Drive: donate housewares, clothes & toys 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 20 Homecoming Football Game 7 p.m. 26 Admissions Open House for 6th, 7th & 8th Graders 6:30 p.m. 29 Irish Synergy Girls Leadership Event for 6th, 7th & 8th Graders 9 a.m. NOVEMBER 3-5 Fall Play (Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 2 p.m.) 17 Cabaret Night 7 p.m. 20 Spirit Week Begins 22 Spirit Week Pep Rally | Class of 2017 Mini-Reunion 23 49th Annual Thanksgiving Game vs. Paul VI, Shamrock Field, 10 a.m. 25 Class of 1972 Reunion (Pennsauken Country Club) Class of 1992 Reunion Class of 2002 Reunion (Pinsetters 7 p.m.)
DECEMBER 16 Magical Morning with Santa 9:30 a.m. 17 Christmas Concert 2 p.m. JANUARY 19 March for Life 28 Catholic Schools Week begins FEBRUARY 1 Admissions Information Night for 6th, 7th & 8th Graders 2 Wrestling Beef & Beer 24 Class of 2022 Freshman Registration & Legacy Pictures 8-11 a.m. MARCH 2-4 Spring Musical (Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 2 p.m.) 9-11 Spring Musical (Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 2 p.m.) 16 Irish Giving Day 17 St. Patrick’s Day APRIL 21 12th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception MAY 8 “Road to College” Spring Open House for 6th & 7th Graders 7 p.m. 11 Bag Bingo Basket Blowout 7 p.m. 18-20 Spring Arts Weekend featuring Multimedia Presentations, Concert & Art Show JUNE 3 Class of 2018 Commencement
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$90,000.00 AND 556 DONORS IN 24 HOURS Irish Giving Day 2017
Thank you to our amazingly generous CCHS family and friends who have proven, once again, why "Tradition Never Graduates!" The total of $90,000 includes 25 gifts over $1,000 each and 80 donors who gave for the very first time. Your contributions allow us to continue offering a faith-based education which molds life-long learners and leaders in a global society in the Catholic tradition.
Designations receiving donations = 23 Gifts of $1,000+ = 25 First time donors = 80 Top 5 classes by participation:
Top 5 classes by amount raised:
2015 - 8.46% 1957 - 8.19% 1941 - 8.00% 1954 - 6.45% 1950 - 6.34%
1983 - $5,225.00 1957 - $4,092.00 1976 - $3,725.00 1979 - $3,285.00 1958 - $2,625.00
We thank you for your continued support of this endeavor, and ask you to remember to save the date for the Third Annual Irish Giving Day, Friday, March 16, 2018. For a list of Irish Giving Day donors please see the Annual Report. 355
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The Camden Catholic family was blessed once again with the presence of hundreds alumni and
supporters of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, paramount among them the beloved Sisters of Mercy of CCHS, who were inducted as a group in the 1887 Special Recognition category. In addition, our individual inductees included entertainment agent Thomas Escott Lizzio ’58, nurse and scientist Julia Purdy ’78, respected physician and founder of Advocare Dr. John Tedeschi ’56, leading scorer in Irish girls basketball history Rashidat Junaid ’06, track and field star Andy Mancini ’63, Irish boys basketball standout Karl Sartor ’83, Irish wrestling great Bobby Stinson ’02 and the legendary state championship 1993 Irish girls swim team. Corporal John Michael Reid ’65, USMC was inducted posthumously into the 1887 Special Recognition category for his heroic service in Vietnam in which he was killed in action while saving several members of his platoon in 1967, days after his 20th birthday. In an emotional moment for all present, Reid’s brother Kevin invited Sergeant Mickey Kent onstage to accept the award with him. Kent served alongside Reid in Vietnam and remains close to the family.
Congratulations to this year’s inductees, and sincere thanks to Hall of Fame committee chairperson Jack Wixted ’72 and the entire committee for their thoughtful consideration of the selection process and event coordination.
11TH ANNUAL HALL OF FAME
1993 Irish Girls Swim Team State Champions with Coach Mike Parker.
John Michael Reid’s brother Kevin and close friend Sgt. Mickey Kent unite on stage to honor their fallen brother.
Thomas Escott Lizzio traveled from California to accept his award from President Mary Whipkey.
Andy Mancini is congratulated by his fellow 1963 classmates.
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Athletic Inductees: Andy Mancini ’63, Karl X. Sartor ’83, Rashidat Junaid ’06 and Bobby Ray Stinson ’02
Academic Inductees: Thomas Escott Lizzio ’58, Julia Bilodeau Purdy ’78 and Dr. John Tedeschi ’56.
Julia Bilodeau Purdy ’78 celebrates with her amazing mom and many siblings and extended family members.
President Emeritus and Hall of Fame committee member Msgr. Andrew Martin, President Mary Whipkey, Hall of Fame chairperson Jack Wixted ’72, Principal Heather Crisci and Hall of Fame committee member Tim Bieg ’97.
Sisters of Mercy: (row 1) Sisters Patricia Welsh, Rose Mary Malague, Marlene Fritz, Percylee Hart, (row 2) Sisters Barbara Williams, Marie Cook, Loretta Fernandez, Principal Heather Crisci, Patricia Veterano, Rita McGurk, Patricia Kenny.
Showing off their medals, members of the undefeated State Championship Irish Swim Team.
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The Camden Catholic High School Hall of Fame EMERALD HALL OF FAME FOR ACADEMICS & THE ARTS Thomas Escott Lizzio ’58
• Successful theatrical agent and personal counselor for a wide range of actors in film, television and radio. • Starred in The King and I as a senior at CCHS, sparking his love of theater and interest to attend Carnegie Mellon University, one of the nation’s finest arts schools. • Acted in numerous regional theaters as well as in the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage Theatre (Washington D.C.) and touring companies of Broadway shows, network television shows and motion pictures. • Worked his way through agencies to eventually own his own well-respected company, now known as Cunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty with more than 100 employees, having represented more than 1,000 artists by the time of his retirement.
Julia Bilodeau Purdy ‘78
• Devoted and accomplished pediatric nurse practitioner and researcher who has served in this profession for 34 years. • Honors and accolades include: Fellow, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners, National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2014 Director’s Award Operation Gateway, NIH 2013 Director’s Award for Teaching and Training, The Carolyn Langstader Award for Nursing Excellence (The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 1989). Mentor for Esperanza Education Fund. • Serves those most in need in the public sector, pediatric GI/liver disease patients, pediatric and adult HIV/AIDS patients and Ebola patients in West Africa through direct service, clinical care and long-term research projects. • Was also a three-sport letter athlete at CCHS.
John M. Tedeschi, MD ’56
• Distinguished leader in the healthcare industry, recognized nationally for his contributions to medicine. • Founded Advocare, LLC, one of the largest independent physician groups in the Northeast, where he remains the CEO and Chairman, and Continuum Health Alliance, LLC, an ambulatory care services company. • Chief of Pediatrics at Garden State Community Hospital (now Virtua Marlton) from 1973-1987, also President of the Medical Staff of Garden State Community Hospital (1979-1981), President of the Medical Staff of Virtua Health System (2000-2005). • Founded the Perinatal Cooperative (regionalized maternal healthcare for all of New Jersey) and served as Chairman of the Board for 10 years. • Was the first recipient of the Virtua West Jersey Health System “Distinguished Career Award” and “Superstar Physician of Excellence.” • Received Gubernatorial Appointment as Vice Chairman for the Planning Board for the State of New Jersey Department of Health, 2002 Frances Black Humanitarian Award in Healthcare, UMDNJ Distinguished Physician Award, Association of Healthcare Executives of NJ Distinguished Service Award, Cosmopolitan Club of the Delaware Valley “Physician of the Year.” • Numerous “Top Doc” and “Doctor of the Year” awards, including Modern Healthcare Magazine “Top 300 Most Influential People” Nominee and SJ BIZ Magazine, “Power Players, 50 Most Influential Business Men and Women in South Jersey.” • Recognized in 2009 with the launch of The John M. Tedeschi Pediatric Institute at Virtua, a $25 million programmatic and philanthropic initiative designed to improve children's health at local, state, and national levels.
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CPL John Michael Reid, USMC ’65
posthumous • Killed in action on May 10, 1967 in Que Son Valley Vietnam, just days after his 20th birthday, as he led his platoon into battle, heroically saving at least six squad members lives during the mission. • Posthumously honored with the Navy Cross “for extraordinary heroism as a Rifle Squad Leader.” • Additional accolades include: the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation with two bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze campaign stars, Republic of Vietnam Military Merit Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation.
Sisters of Mercy
• Founders of Camden Catholic and stewards of the mission and tradition of the school. • As a group, have been integral to the education of more than 16,000 students. • Beginning with Sister Mary Teresa and culminating in the retirement of Sister Philomena Gini in 2013, more than 150 Sisters have graduated from and/or served as administrators, faculty and staff at CCHS. • Along with a rigorous academic curriculum, the Sisters of Mercy formed arts and athletic programs that attracted students from around the region and generated local public interest in the students’ and school’s offerings and accomplishments. • Many successful alumni credit their formation by the Sisters of Mercy as essential to their achievements both in high school and beyond.
S AV E T H E D AT E
2018 Hall of Fame The 12th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. • Grandi Auditorium Plan to join us and celebrate the achievements of Camden Catholic alumni!
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G R E E N & W H I T E H A L L O F FA M E F O R AT H L E T I C S Rashidat Junaid ’06
• Lauded as the best girls basketball player in CCHS history. • All-time leading scorer (2,085) and rebounder (1,219). • Driving force for the program’s most successful season in 2006 with a 301 record, earning the Non-Public A State Championship. • 2005 and 2006 Courier-Post “Player of the Year,” Associated Press AllState First Team, Star Ledger All-State Team, three-time honorable mention Street & Smith’s All American (2003-2005). • Attended Rutgers University, ranked sixth all-time blocked shots and third all-time in total games played. Helped lead Rutgers to first NCAA National Championship game in 2007. • Selected 32nd overall in 2010 WNBA draft to play for the Los Angeles Sparks. Played professionally in Russia and China.
Bobby Stinson ’02
• NJ State all-time win leader in wrestling with a high school career record of 144-6. • NJSIAA state championship wrestler (2002), four-time district wrestling champion, four-time Region 7 champion, four-time state place winner and twice named “Outstanding Wrestler” at prestigious Virginia Duals. • Inducted into South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2015. • Wrestled at Rider University where he earned the title of Beast of the East Champion and CAA conference winner. NCAA Division I tournament qualifier.
Andy Mancini ’63
• Football and track all-star. Set records in pole vault and javelin earning gold medals and setting records sophomore, junior and senior year. • Undefeated in pole vault through both junior and senior years. • Knights of Columbus conference champion and state champion and record setter. • Key member of 1961-62 undefeated Irish football team playing offense, defense and punter.
Karl Sartor ’83
• Irish basketball legend, first to make All-South Jersey, captain and only senior on Coach Crawford’s 1983 team. • Set single-season records for points (502), rebounds (326) and finished high school career with 1,121 points and first in rebounds (729). Set records at Cabrini for points and rebounds.
Hall of Fame Scholarship Awards
This year, thanks to the success of the Hall of Fame event, the Hall of Fame Committee was able to award five $1,000 scholarships to current Camden Catholic students. The students were selected by members of the Hall of Fame committee who reviewed their academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and a submitted essay illustrating how they exemplify the qualities of leadership, determination and a “Camden Catholic spirit.”
1993 Girls Swim Team
• Coached by the unmatched Mike Parker, one of the winningest swim coaches in New Jersey • The team won State Titles in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994. • Most Valuable Swimmers Gwen Mayo and Dawn Sexton, in addition to Ann Czerniakowski were named All-South Jersey with Mayo taking home the title of “Swimmer of the Year.” • Several students were recruited to Division I programs: Ann Czerniakowski-University of Connecticut, Gwen Mayo-University of Virginia, Beth Mayo-Villanova University, Dawn SextonUniversity of Kentucky, Natalie Wolfinger-University of Pennsylvania.
Call for Nominations
Do you know someone deserving of the Hall of Fame honor?
The Nomination Committee is looking for alumni and friends to nominate graduates, coaches and friends of CCHS for the honor of induction into the 2018 Hall of Fame.
Individuals can be nominated for the following categories of recognition:
Academic & Arts: those alumni of Camden Catholic High School who have distinguished with outstanding achievements through scholarship, service and leadership and/or the Arts.
Athletics: coaches or alumni of Camden Catholic High School who have established distinctive records of achievement in athletics, making them deserving of recognition.
Hall of Fame 2017 Scholarship Winners: Hannah Lenkowski '19, Pietro Del Re '20, Natalie Berry '20, Caitlin Haas '18, Grace Martorano '19.
Donate to the Hall of Fame Scholarship
To donate to the Hall of Fame Scholarship, email Jennifer Van Es, Advancement Coordinator: Jennifer.email@example.com.
Special Recognition: alumni or friends of Camden Catholic High School whose actions and achievements may not be expressly categorized in Arts & Academics or Athletics, but are deserving of such recognition. These awards may be for humanitarian actions, community involvement, or other special contributions.
Deadline for nominations is November 1, 2017. Download the nomination form at www.camdencatholic.org/halloffame or contact Kate Bieg: firstname.lastname@example.org/856-663-2247 ext. 134 for additional information.
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Class of 2017 Exceptional Graduates. “College Starts Here.” Academics: Cynthia Nguyen “My biggest inspiration at CCHS is my fellow classmates,” says Cynthia. “Throughout all four years, they were constantly encouraging and supportive. They gave me the motivation to keep working hard and to always focus on simply doing the best that I can.” These inspirational classmates helped to motivate Cynthia to enroll premed at Rutgers, as she prepares for a career as a dermatologist or emergency room physician. Cynthia also credits the CCHS faculty for their constant support of her academic pursuits. “I created strong bonds with my teachers who were always willing to help me before or after school or during their free periods,” she says. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, Cynthia was a school leader, participating in a diverse set of activities that helped her ease into the CCHS community. She participated on the dance team, Green and White student ambassadors, Link Crew, National Honor Society and Baking Club, to name just a few. “At CCHS, a sense of community is instilled within you,” she says. “As you strengthen your relationship with God, you also become a part of the CCHS family, a constant support system. Each day, you are surrounded by a positive atmosphere of people who love coming to CCHS. It truly becomes your second home.”
Community: Antonio Spinosi When asked to describe the CCHS community, Antonio says “Challenging. Exciting. Family.” Antonio has been challenged by his peers and his teachers, has had the most exciting times of his life at CCHS, and is proud to call his classmates family. He thanks the CCHS faculty, especially Ms. Palazzo, who helped guide him towards success with his admittance to the United States Air Force Academy. “Being a student at Camden Catholic comes with many benefits, the most special being the student-teacher relationships,” he says. Antonio was honored with the Green & White Alumni Award at graduation, a recognition fitting for the young man who was omnipresent at CCHS events, either leading a Link Crew group during freshman orientation, scoring goals on the soccer team, or participating in the Model UN competitions. His performance in the classroom led to multiple Honor Society recognitions as well as selection as a delegate at the 71st Annual American Legion Jersey Boys State. “At Boys State I was able to combine much of what I’ve learned at CCHS: leadership, public speaking and teamwork. It was gratifying to see it all come together,” he says. Along with his intense participation in school activities, Antonio has also participated in multiple Go4TheGoal events, has led a science camp funded by the US Patent and Trade Office, and has volunteered his time to serve meals at the Gift of Life Donor House for organ donors and transplant recipients.
Tradition: Amanda Atkinson You may recognize her as Cinderella from the 2017 CCHS spring musical, but there are many talents beyond the stage which this aspiring lawyer has honed during her time at Camden Catholic. Amanda Atkinson’s smile has lit up the halls of CCHS since her first days as a freshman, and perhaps even before that. Her father Michael is a 1985 graduate, along with two uncles, Charles ’84 and Daniel ’91. “Whenever my dad and his former classmates get together they share wonderful memories of their high school years. When I began my freshman year at Camden Catholic I finally found myself as a member of the community which I had heard about for so long. Being a legacy at Camden Catholic has further instilled in me a great sense of pride for this incredible institution,” Amanda says. Her membership in this community ranged from participation in many arts activities to impressive accomplishments in the classroom as a Merit and Cathedral Scholar. Her faith has also grown thanks to the Leadership Academy and Christian Leadership class. “The Leadership Academy focuses on teaching students important skills for life beyond high school, tools that become incredibly valuable for the future. The Christian Leadership class pushed me outside my comfort zone and further developed my strengths of creativity, teamwork and passion,” she says. “Camden Catholic fosters an incredible sense of camaraderie amongst faculty and students,” says Amanda. “Mrs. Maccherone has inspired my love of literature and her influence extends far beyond the classroom. Her infectious passion for her work and her students provides me with a model to emulate in my future endeavours.” 10
ATTENDING: Rutgers University (New Brunswick) ACCEPTED: Boston University, Drexel University, The College of New Jersey, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Villanova University SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED: Comcast Leaders and Achievers, Temple's Dean Scholars, Drexel Presidential, Villanova, TCNJ Merit, Rutgers Scarlett Scholarship SENIOR RESEARCH TOPIC: “The Negative Impact of Social Media”
ATTENDING: United States Air Force Academy ACCEPTED: Drexel University, LaSalle University, Loyola University Maryland, Messiah College, Pennsylvania State University, St. Joseph’s University, York College of Pennsylvania SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED: Presidential Scholarship at St. Joseph’s, LaSalle University Founder’s Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship at Loyola, Presidential Scholarship at Drexel, Provost and Presidential Scholarships at Messiah, Presidential Scholarship at York and Provost Scholarship at Penn State SENIOR RESEARCH TOPIC: “Medieval Law in Great Britain”
ATTENDING: Villanova University ACCEPTED: Fordham University, Loyola University Maryland, The College of New Jersey, St. Joseph’s University, The University of Scranton SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED: Loyola Scholarship at Fordham, Presidential Scholarship at Loyola and St. Joseph’s, Dean’s Scholarship at The University of Scranton SENIOR RESEARCH TOPIC: “Benjamin Franklin’s Contributions to American Society”
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Opportunity: Evelyn Marquez Evelyn Marquez has embraced opportunity since her days as a middle-schooler at St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral in Camden. A proven scholar and community leader, Evelyn was honored with both a Langan-Nadell Scholarship and the Chic Sailes Scholarship when admitted to CCHS. Her choice of curriculum was wide-ranging and exploratory—certain to prime her for success at Rowan University, where she received a full scholarship. Her favorite classes included public speaking, photography, graphic design and philosophy. “These classes have helped me to know how to communicate effectively, and to speak up for others when necessary,” she says. “In philosophy we studied many ethical principles and philosophers. It has truly influenced my own way of thinking.” Beyond her studies, Evelyn welcomed the opportunity to make new friends while at CCHS. “All of the students interact here,” she says. “So many lifelong friendships are formed, and we all help one another succeed.” Evelyn plans to continue embracing opportunity as she pursues her studies during college. “Five years from now I plan to have graduated from college, and although I may end up working further away, maybe in Boston or Los Angeles, I hope to give back to my hometown of Camden in some way.”
ATTENDING: Rowan University ACCEPTED: LaSalle University, New Jersey City University, St. Joseph’s University SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED: Demas Family Scholarship, Rowan University full scholarship SENIOR RESEARCH TOPIC: “The Need for Sanctuary Schools in the United States”
International: Jessica (Zhiji) Lin Despite pursuing her high school degree thousands of miles from her home in China, Jessica Lin has excelled in all aspects of the Irish experience. Her ambition, hard work and natural talent was a gift to the CCHS community during her time as a student, and a wonderful example for fellow classmates in the international program. “Being part of the Camden Catholic family fosters a sense of pride,” Jessica says. “The school’s culture creates exceptional experiences in an intellectual setting intertwined with rich Catholic tradition. Camden Catholic is abundant with exciting elements, which contributes to my student development as a whole, by nourishing spiritual, social and cognitive attributes.” Jessica’s well-rounded high school experience included the Sacramental Awareness retreat, volleyball and swimming, the Temple “Owlympics,” and her most-recognized role as lead-anchor on CCTV. “Serving as the anchor in the student-run TV studio at CCHS required a great deal of perseverance and focus,” Jessica says. “As a member of the production crew, I consulted and collaborated with team members to make our vision and ideas transfer vividly to the screen. Surprisingly I eventually looked forward to delivering news as I never expected I could. The experience gave me confidence through the spirit of teamwork.” Not unlike most other CCHS students, Jessica counts faculty among her most-treasured friends and mentors. “My biggest inspiration at CCHS is Mrs. Barry, my guidance counselor,” she says. “She walked me through the college application process with patience and thoughtfulness. Mrs. Barry is more than an academic advisor to me; she took the time to befriend me and guide me towards future success.” Jessica is a tremendous example of how the international students flourish at CCHS. “My journey of living overseas and interacting with people who are from diverse backgrounds has prepared me for a future career. As a challenge taker and a world explorer, I am ready to pursue all my interests with vigor and eventually fulfill them with a sense of pride.”
ATTENDING: Indiana University ACCEPTED: Drexel University, Syracuse University SENIOR RESEARCH TOPIC: “Steps to an Exceptional College Essay”
Arts: Aidan McDonald A thespian in the truest sense of the word, Aidan McDonald was a celebrated performer during his entire high school career. From lead roles in Les Misérables to Pippin, and finally as the Prince in Cinderella, Aidan’s talent is undeniable, as is his love of the arts at CCHS. “My fondest memory, in the arts especially, at Camden Catholic will forever be closing night of our 2015 spring musical production of Les Misérables,” he recalls. “All of us could finally see light at the end of the tunnel, but deep down, none of us wanted it to end. I had the task to deliver one of the most important lines of modern musical theatre, ‘To love another person is to see the face of God.’ There was not a single dry eye in the entire cast. It was apparent that we had grown with the production and the relationships that we had on stage truly shone through its integral message of love.” In addition to his leadership on the stage, Aidan enjoyed tackling new roles outside of the arts. He was a Link Crew leader, helping to acclimate freshman students, an anchor on CCTV and a member of the National Honor Society. He also co-founded the Actor’s Guild, and was mentored by Mrs. Werner-Kaiser to pursue a wide-range of theatrical pursuits. “Mrs. Werner-Kaiser has not only aided my education in the theatre arts in the classroom but has also taught me how to speak the truth through each action and emotion that I portray on the stage. If it were not for her humble guidance, I do not believe I would have the same passion for pursuing a directing career along with my acting endeavors,” he says. It is with this passion that Aidan continues on his path to a successful college career, keeping close to heart his mantra: “To thine own self be true.”
ATTENDING: Rowan University ACCEPTED: The Catholic University of America, DeSales University, Montclair State University, Stockton University, The University of the Arts SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED: Rowan University Theatre & Dance Department SENIOR RESEARCH TOPIC: “Theatre, a crucial part of modern society's education system.”
Alumni Association Graduation Awards
Recognizing graduates who best demonstrate the Camden Catholic ideals of Honor, Faith & Loyalty.
The Monsignor Andrew E. Martin Award: Kameron Dupree (Shaw University)
One of the most anticipated honors of commencement each year is the Monsignor Martin Award, bestowed on the class member who whole-heartedly loves and serves Camden Catholic as much as Msgr. Martin himself. Kameron Dupree is undoubtedly deserving of the honor as he devoted countless hours in service to his school and his classmates. His love for Camden Catholic grew immensely during his four years as a student through his involvement in soccer, track, Green and White student ambassadors, student government, REBEL and the Anti-Bullying Club.
Green and White Alumni Award: Antonio Spinosi (U.S. Air Force Academy) This prestigious award recognizes the ultimate CCHS graduate who has become an unquestionably well-rounded leader of his or her class. It awards the student who excels in the areas of scholastic achievement, extracurricular involvement, service to our school as well as the greater community. Congratulations to Antonio Spinosi for this well-deserved honor!
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State of the School
Whether you graduated five, 25, or perhaps 50 years ago you may be surprised at how much some things have changed here at CCHS, as well as how much some things have stayed the same since our founding in 1887. Here is a quick snapshot of â€œThe State of the School,â€? based on the 2016-17 academic year.
803 Total Enrollment
Student Demographic by County
203 Number of incoming freshmen registered in the class of 2020
$691,940 In Scholarship Aid
Camden County Burlington County Gloucester County International Other
68% 21% 4% 6% 1%
$9,575 Annual Tuition
AP Courses Honors Courses
(2016-17) 29 Live in the Nazareth House Dormitory 20 Resided with local host families International students hail from Cambodia, China, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria and Vietnam 12
is from donors who restrict their Annual Fund donations for tuition aid
Performing Arts Scholarships earned by members of the class of 2021 totaling $8,000
Number of Link Crew Leaders (freshman orientation guides and quick best friends for our new students)
$246,000 Total distributed in Merit & Performing Arts Scholarships* *to the classes of 2017-20
Merit Scholarships totaling $59,000,
earned by members of the class of 2021 who scored 90 or above on the High School Placement Test and who were interviewed by an admissions panel
Students come from Catholic Elementary Schools 40% from public, private charter, international, & home schools
of CCHS students earn financial aid totaling $340,000 annually
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120 Current students are CCHS legacies
(parents and/or grandparents are alumni)
Faculty Members 49% hold Advanced Degrees 15 Alumni Faculty and Staff Members
Members of the Class of 2017 committed to play athletics in college
of students participate in extra-curricular activities, including clubs such as Engineering, Shakespeare Troupe, Ethics Team & Debate League and Magic Club
Number of service hours completed by CCHS students this year, alone!
72% of CCHS students exceeded the required number of hours
252,094 Number of service hours performed
since the â€œServing to Learn, Learning to Serveâ€? program was initiated in 2005
Service Hours required to graduate
of students are Fighting Irish Athletes
of students are involved in the Arts at CCHS
Class of 2017
National Commended Scholars
22 NJ Stars
Scholarships & Grants Received Totaling $15,345,132
100% College Acceptance
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The Class of 2017: Legacy Graduates
Adair Family: Brett Adair ’14, Fran McGovern ’86, Corby Adair, Kathy McGovern Adair ’87, Richard Adair ’12
Atkinson Family: Dan Atkinson ’91, Amanda Atkinson, Michael Atkinson ’85
Brennan Family: William Brennan ’16, Alison Brennan, Patricia Paolini Brennan ’90
Brown Family: Matthew Brown ’12, Gregory Brown, Gino Brown ’83
Campbell Family: Matt O’Donnell ’09, Ryan Campbell ’16, Mary Jane O’Donnell Campbell ’85, Erin Campbell, Jerry Campbell ’56, Bill O’Donnell ’71, Will O’Donnell ’04
Cooney Family: Bob Cooney ’84, Kyle Cooney, Donna Paolini Cooney ’83
Costello Family: Brendan Costello, Teresa Kelly Morgan ’57
Cruz Family: Jeff Cruz ’94, Justin Cruz
Dillon Family: Nicole Rainey ’95, Jocelyn Dillon
Fitzpatrick Family: Brian Fitzpatrick ’87, Jeffrey Fitzpatrick, the late Susan Black Fitzpatrick ’85, Patricia Thompson Black ’58
Flood Family: Victoria Flood ’14, Lauren Flood, Patricia Napolitano Flood ’84
Hardy Family: Meghan Hardy ’08, Shea Hardy ’12, Brett Hardy, Cara Hardy ’14
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The 129th graduating class of Camden Catholic proudly represents the history and tradition of CCHS with several legacy graduates. We thank these spirited families for continuing the Camden Catholic traditions of honor, faith and loyalty with our newest graduates.
Hensinger Family: Lisa Anderson Hensinger ’80, Max Hensinger, Arianna Hensinger ’13 (not pictured: Zachary Hensinger ’11)
Koelsch Family: Tom Koelsch ’81, Kevin Koelsch
Maine Family: Vincent Maine, Bradley Maine ’14
Martino Family: Carolyn Hunt Martino ’86, Julia Martino, Elana Martino ’15
McCarthy Family: Scott McCarthy ’07, Carleen Bierschenk McCarthy ’76, Ian McCarthy, Marissa McCarthy ’03, Chris McCarthy ’10
O’Callaghan Family: Tricia Hunt O’Callaghan ’88, Lauren O’Callaghan
Paolini Family: Anthony Paolini ’57, Barbara Forte Paolini ’59, Tom Paolini ’89, Thomas Paolini, Donna Fean Paolini ’89, Maria Del Palazzo Fean ’65, Daniel Fean ’64
Walsh Family: Liz Vigrass Walsh ’87, Jack Walsh, John Walsh ’85
Wigginton Family: Valerie Francesconi Wigginton ’88, Cecilia Wigginton, Marie Nardi Francesconi ’55
Wolfe Family: Max Wolfe, Marissa Wolfe ‘12
Wolfram Family: Dan Wolfram, Mary McKernan Wolfram ’50 (not pictured: Joe Wolfram ’15)
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CREATIVE INNOVATORS Build on their Irish Experience
IN OUR 130 YEAR HISTORY Camden Catholic has had the privilege to educate an estimated 20,000 high school students. The careers these students have pursued following graduation, and often beyond college and postgraduate degrees, run the gamut from military admirals to Olympians, religious clergy to medical researchers, educators to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. As we prepare to embark on the second decade of the 21st century (this yearâ€™s freshman class will graduate in 2021), it is fitting to highlight an array of alumni and one current student who are this centuryâ€™s creative innovators. It is through their well-rounded liberal arts education at Camden Catholic, and with the guidance of an accomplished and encouraging faculty that our alumni achieve success as
business professionals in a diverse set of careers. Not only that, but so often they credit their foundation of faith as an incomparable quality which provides them strength in their boundless pursuits. Yes, we realize the value of technology in this ever-changing world, and our faculty is utilizing classroom technology in increasing ways. However, more so than ever in the history of the school, has the need for the student as the center of the classroom, not the screen, been more important. And, as these creative innovator alumni can attest, their experience as students of the Irish Experience provided them with the real-world educational, social and spiritual foundation that laid a path for contributions in a vast array of cutting edge careers.
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ANDY GASKILL CLASS OF 1969
Animator, Paramount Pictures done all over the world now but there still seems to be demand for U.S. talent overseas as well.”
Thousands of miles, and many years removed from his time at Camden Catholic, you wouldn’t expect Andy Gaskill to be quite as enthusiastic about his alma mater as he truly is. “Sister Mary Paulette was the head of the art department during my time,” he remembers. “She was an enthusiastic, intense and very loving person. She really cared about how each of us developed our skills. As well, she had a great sense of design. Through her I first became aware of the work of Sister Corita Kent, and to this day I suspect my own design impulses are still influenced by Corita, especially when there's text involved in the design.” As many alumni recall, the Sisters of Mercy had a profound and lasting effect on all Camden Catholic students, and Andy Gaskill is a wonderful example, as noted above. In addition to Sister Mary Paulette and Sister Corita Kent, Andy recalls his English teacher’s influence as well: “Sister Mary Katherine was my English teacher in junior year. She really awakened the literary impulse within me, not just as a reader but as a writer as well. The possibilities of the English language became clear to me.” With the Sisters’ encouragement Andy pursued his interest in art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. “At the time, it was not a degree-granting institution,” he recalls. “I took some academic courses at the University of Pennsylvania, thinking I would eventually go for an MFA there. But then, I was offered a job at Disney and decided to work instead.”
As a member of the CCHS Hall of Fame, Andy is a superb example of what current Camden Catholic students can aspire to, especially those interested in creative careers. “The term creative career means something different now than when I was a young person. I had to deal with the perception that a ‘creative job’ was somehow not serious, not like being a
in that environment gracefully.” “Don't focus on technology,” he recommends to all students. “Focus instead on what you're trying to achieve with it. For example, you don't need to know everything about Microsoft Word; just use it to write the best story, screenplay or marketing plan you can. Likewise with animation software: it will change, become outmoded, whatever - but if you focus instead on performance skills and storytelling, that
“It can be overwhelming because technologies change so fast but we all have to learn to swim in that environment gracefully.” doctor, lawyer, accountant, etc. I would say most careers now demand creativity from the individual. Any job related to software development, media, internet, marketing - not just the arts - requires people to think outside the box and come up with new solutions. It can be overwhelming because technologies change so fast but we all have to learn to swim
will guarantee your work will always be good, no matter what the software is. What that implies is: you need a firm grounding in the humanities. Art, music, literature, history and the social sciences. Draw, play an instrument. Read everything. Write, by all means write.”
Since then Andy has, and is still, working in the cutting edge of the animation industry. “I started at Walt Disney Studio but over the years have worked at every other studio in town,” he shares. “I'm currently at Paramount Pictures. I've held various job descriptions and titles, depending on what a movie needs. My biggest screen credits are as Art Director on three of my favorite movies: Lion King, Hercules and Treasure Planet.” “The animation industry used to be centered exclusively in Los Angeles, but over the years it has become globalized. I've worked on projects based in Japan, India and Spain. In the old days one actually traveled to the location; nowadays we do video-conferencing and deliver artwork over the internet. Animation is 17
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MELONY ROY CLASS OF 2000
Reporter and Social Media Editor, CBS Radio President, Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists as a journalist by becoming an expert in an area unfamiliar to many of them.” Melony is grateful for her Irish Experience that helped prepare her for life after high school “CCHS was a great foundation to build upon. My work ethic was developed in high school. At Camden Catholic we were always encouraged to go further and to do more. The student body was diverse and it resembled the real world I would eventually be a part of,” she says. In the ever-changing, and expanding world of social media, Melony Roy has to be at the forefront of it all as a reporter and social media editor at one of the tristate area’s most reliable news sources: KYW Newsradio 1060. “Social media was a gift,” says Melony. “It changed the trajectory of my career. It set me apart from my coworkers, and I was able to grow
“When I took the job of social media editor more than six years ago, I never imagined the complexity of it IPO’s, fake news, live streaming, virtual reality, the list goes on. I had to learn how to use it as a publisher, show colleagues how to use it, and manage accounts on various platforms. It’s challenging because social media changes all of the time, and you have to be able to change with it.”
Melony credits Ms. Linda Bednar, one of Camden Catholic’s most respected faculty members, with being a down-to-earth teacher who was always easy to talk to, a quality that Melony now draws on as she plays the role of interviewer dozens of times each week. Her role at KYW has taken her to Columbia University for Social Media Weekend and Austin, Texas to cover South by Southwest (SXSW). She recently won an award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters for “Outstanding Use of Digital Media” and was elected President of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. “PABJ has been a huge leap for me,” says Melony. “I’ve already learned so much in terms of leadership, problem solving and fundraising.”
SAM KASILOWSKI CLASS OF 2019
In March, after a rigorous application and selection process, rising junior Sam Kasilowski participated in the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. As a junior at CCHS, Sam is an ambitious and well-rounded student. He is a Merit Scholar who joined the Camden Catholic family from Rohrer Middle School in Haddon Township. “At Camden Catholic I’ve learned so much about my strengths and weaknesses and gained new interests,” he says. He plays baseball, participates on the Link Crew (freshman orientation leaders), ethics team and student government. One such interest for Sam, or should we say multiple interests, is STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. To cultivate his knowledge of STEM, Sam applied to HLCA in the hopes that he’d be among the few selected to participate in “space camp.” Once he arrived at USSRC, Sam participated in 18
engaging workshops that expanded his knowledge of current issues in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Students attending the academy came from all over the world, helping enhance fellow attendees’ global perspective.
competencies, or “tools,” were recognized and their useful application evaluated. Many of the challenges required participants to present their findings and/or solutions to a panel of scientific experts from the field most applicable to the challenge.
Beyond learning science and math skills, Sam participated in intensive hands-on workshops and challenges which helped him gain an understanding of leadership fundamentals, collaboration and teamwork, effective communication, and analytical thinking.
Sam gained great insight from the university students who served as mentors to students participating in the HLCA. Many are majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering at various colleges and universities across the Unites States and are working at the USSRC as part of the co-op/internship program.
Each challenge presented to the students compelled them to engage and to assess their own aptitudes and abilities as they relate to the team (Sam’s was Team Determination) as well as to the specific challenge. Additionally, participants needed to think strategically and communicate their ideas and thoughts effectively to the benefit of the team and the success of the mission. The core competencies of the program are categorized into five areas: Purposeful Leadership, Integrated Planning, Team Trust and Cohesion, Critical Thinking and Effective Communication.
“Sam successfully completed his HLCA challenge as a member of team Determination,” said his report from the program. “His experience will allow him a new perspective as he completes his Camden Catholic High School experience and future life endeavors.”
Through formal debriefs, participants analyzed actions and outcomes as they relate to the five core competencies. Trained team mentors and HLCA Ambassadors guided these “mission debriefs” to ensure that the CCHS Magazine
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JULIA BILODEAU PURDY RN, MSN, CRNP, CLASS OF 1978
Senior Nurse Specialist, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center
A recent Hall of Fame inductee, Julia Bilodeau Purdy’s ambition and accomplishments are admirable in a myriad of ways. Her work as a creative innovator focuses on some of the world’s most vulnerable individuals: children and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, and those affected with Ebola. “Helping others in need with charity and dignity has been a very important part of my professional life,” she says proudly. “I have cared for many patients and their families with serious chronic and terminal illnesses and having a strong faith has helped them and myself in some extremely challenging times,” she says. Julia’s remarkable research and expertise in the care of youth living with HIV/AIDS, as well as her work in Liberia on the Ebola Response Team, has led to multiple accolades: The Carolyn Langstader Award for Nursing Excellence, the 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s Award for Teaching and Training and the 2014 National Institutes of Health Director Award. A common thread runs through the stories of the
CCHS creative innovators, as most share a moment when their innovation led to a leap of faith. “When I decided that I would leave a purely clinical position at Georgetown and apply to work at the National Institutes of Health to focus on research and take care of HIV patients it was a scary moment. Both were brand new to me. It turned out to be a great decision as it opened up so many doors,” Julia shares. “I get to work with brilliant scientists asking and answering really important health questions. I have taken care of amazing children and adults with a serious chronic disease and help them to live and survive. Working at the NIH has provided the opportunity to travel both in the U.S. and internationally, especially these last few years traveling to Liberia assisting with the Ebola epidemic.” “CCHS helped to prepare me in my current profession in several ways. The school’s focus on service certainly played a role in my choice of working in health care. Additionally, participating in many different activities at CCHS, beyond sports, expanded my interests and appreciation of the arts and sciences. Experiences outside of the classroom, such as Mr. MacDonald’s Europe trip, helped provide me with an expanded worldview that would inform future choic-
es and interactions,” she says. Julia credits her CCHS field hockey coach, Mrs. Jymme Szurek, with having a great influence on her as she shared her love of field hockey and “Irish Pride.” She also credits Sister Pat Kenney with fostering her talents as a writer, a skill that Julia most definitely taps into as her medical publications are internationally read and renowned. Julia visited with one of Mr. D’Antonio’s English classes this spring just prior to the Hall of Fame event. Her words of advice for the students were filled with passion. “I would say if you could have a career that you really have a passion for, I would follow that passion! Most of us have to work for a long time so it’s great when one can combine their interests and employment but this is not always possible. It may also be that your day job is not necessarily your passion but your volunteer work can provide this. It’s also okay to change your mind about your career choice or have more than one career. Lastly, one needs to work hard. It’s pretty rare that someone who succeeds has gotten there purely on luck,” she reminded the students.
ANDREA RELL CLASS OF 2005 Art Director, Drybar all possibilities, whether you think you have the right skills or not.”
“I never took a single art class at CCHS and to this day, even after design school and tons of practice, I draw and paint terribly,” says 2005 graduate Andrea Rell, which comes as a shock considering she is an art director for one of the nation’s premier chain of hairstyling salons and product line under the same name. “I entered Philadelphia University as an Interior Design major, and while I enjoyed it, I found myself being more interested in the typography and imagery I was adding to elements, as opposed to the 3D structures we were making. Once I started to understand layout and typography, I changed my major to Graphic Design and knew I was finally in the right place. I think CCHS taught me to be open to any and
She also credits Camden Catholic with providing her an environment which encouraged students to speak their minds, share their thoughts, and to be effortlessly confident. “In the creative field, it’s super important to have a strong voice and opinion about the project you are working on,” she says. “To have the confidence in yourself and be able to challenge your boss or coworker about a creative execution is important to creating the best possible outcome for the business. I think CCHS gave me the confidence and strength to be outspoken and confident in myself and my ideas.” Andrea’s responsibilities as art director run the gamut of creative innovation. “I have worked on countless marketing campaigns for new product launches, shop openings and brand partnerships. Some of my biggest accomplishments over the last year have been design-
ing our first national ad campaign in Allure, Glamour and InStyle magazines, a clothing and accessories line with Drybar founder Alli Webb that was featured in Nordstrom stores and online, and art directing Drybar's first how-to book: The Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All, which made the New York Times bestseller list.” Andrea’s taken some chances to become the creative innovator she is today. “I applied to four colleges for a degree in education to be a teacher and one college for a design degree. Being a teacher would have been an amazing and super rewarding experience, but I think it would have been safe for me. Taking a chance on a career path that was foreign and different than most was scary and risky, but now I have no doubt that it was exactly what I was supposed to be doing. I'm so lucky and thankful to be in the position I'm in. I truly love my job, and I think that's a very rare thing.” 19
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LUIS GAITAN CLASS OF 2006 Civil Engineer, HNTB Corporation
Luis is emblematic of the well-rounded individuals formed through a Camden Catholic High School education. A Camden native who counts St. Anthony of Padua as his grammar school alma mater, Luis attended Villanova University following his CCHS graduation, earning a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. A Rowan University Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering followed, along with entrance into the United States Navy as a Naval Engineer. Luis is currently working on transportation solutions for the ever-changing 21st century world as a Civil Engineer at HNTB. His responsibilities include civil plan and specification production and coordination in addition to utility coordination and
Right of Way development for multiple NJDOT and county project throughout New Jersey. HNTB is an infrastructure solutions firm that assists clients with their largest and most complex projects, something Luis is adept at managing. Beyond his obvious passion for this career so crucial to a highly-functioning contemporary society, Luis takes a realistic, and humanistic approach to his work. “CCHS built my moral and ethical foundation, which is now critical to not only my career, but also to my personal life,” he says. “The things we build have a direct and indirect impact on our society. As an engineer, I make sure that all of our citizens benefit from safe and sound infrastructure.” He credits the ever-popular Mr. Christopher Ehrmann with being a great influence on him. “Mr. Ehrmann had slightly higher expectations for me than I had for myself. I can’t thank him enough for sparking my potential, because from his class forward, it’s been a relentless path of expecting more of myself, in my personal life, my career, and my relationship with others.” Prior to his current role at HTNB, Luis spent seven months in Afghanistan as the liaison officer in charge
of design development, review, tasking, tracking and oversight of multi-million dollar construction projects and deconstruction projects across southern Afghanistan. These projects included demolition, building construction, roadway repair, and flooding mitigation. He also worked as the Kandahar Airfield Flood Mitigation Engineer in charge of preventative and reactive maintenance of areas in the flood plain. “Taking a leap, leaving my comfy civilian job, and deploying to Afghanistan was definitely one of the most innovative moments of my career,” he says. “I was given the chance to design and build mission critical infrastructure using nothing more than my engineering judgement and creativity.” As impressive as his resume suggests, Luis’ work as a Naval officer, engineer, and mentor through the Students Run Philly Style program have a foundation which he credits back to his faith. “My faith and belief in humanity is as strong as ever. My faith in the goodness of people has taken me around the world and has brought me back home to Camden. My goal always being constant: make this world better for the next generation, mentally, physically, and spiritually.”
ANDREW ENNIS CLASS OF 2009 Professional Musician and Music Educator
What says “creative innovation” more than an organist who is traveling the country (he performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles this summer) and whose music has earned him honors from the American Record Guide?! Andrew Ennis has built on his Camden Catholic foundation to share his musical talents to the delight of thousands in churches, concert halls and classrooms. With a degree from Rowan University in Instrumental Music and Music Education, Andrew works as a professional musician, Cathedral Organist at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, and music educator at the Upper Pittsgrove School in Monroeville, New Jersey, where he serves as the Band Director and General 20
Music Teacher. Along with his very busy schedule he has made time to not only educate, but also to create, and create in innovative ways. “The decision to learn the organ as a new instrument completely changed my life,” he says. “Now I can immerse myself more into my faith and into liturgical music. But most importantly, it opened myself up to meeting a whole new group of people. Through learning the organ I was able to meet Mr. Peter Richard Conte, the Wanamaker Grand Court Organist, who plays the largest pipe organ in the world in Philadelphia.” By meeting Mr. Conte, Andrew took on an even more innovative path. “Upon discovering that I played trumpet and flugelhorn, Mr. Conte asked me if I wanted to work together as a duo performing music for flugelhorn and organ,” he remembers. In 2015 they released their first album together, the first to ever feature music exclusively for the flugelhorn and the organ as a duo. The album was submitted to the Grammy organization for consideration and the American Record Guide awarded it a Critic’s Choice Award in 2015. Andrew’s musical accomplishments are flourishing, as he and Mr. Conte plan to record their second CD “DUO,” featuring more flugelhorn and organ duets,
as well as performing four hands and four feet transcriptions that he created. “Learning the organ truly made it so I have been able to achieve my childhood dreams,” says Andrew. Many of these creative dreams were fostered at Camden Catholic thanks to the multitude of musical options offered and encouraged. “From concert band to jazz band, and show band to liturgical choir, I was able to immerse myself in all aspects of music making,” says Andrew. “I’ve taken all my experiences to my professions. As a band director, I use all of the great music that I have played in various ensembles for teaching young students great quality literature. I remember many wonderful experiences in liturgical choir and have brought them to my duties at the Cathedral.” Paramount among Andrew’s influences is the legendary Mr. “Joe G.” Gianfortune. “If it weren’t for Mr. Gianfortune and his dedication and encouragement in my band classes, I don’t believe that I would have the wide range of knowledge and confidence in teaching that I do now,” says Andrew admirably. “I never knew I would love jazz and church music as much as I do if it wasn’t for him opening my eyes to new things.”
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Alumni Crafting Culinary Success
Increasing numbers of Camden Catholic alumni are extending their creativity to the culinary arts. From catering specialists to purveyors of pizza, healthy bites, and homegrown fare, CCHS graduates are gaining accolades for their work in kitchens throughout the region. Dennis Kelly ‘03: Silver Spoon Catering 142 Haddon Avenue, Haddon Township, NJ • www.silverspoonnj.com “The company to rely on to make a memorable event with exceptional food.” “Through my education at Camden Catholic, I learned the discipline needed to push through when times are difficult. This discipline allowed me to pursue my dreams, despite the many challenges of opening my own business,” says Dennis, who opened Silver Spoon nine years ago. His partner is his wife Jill, who handles much of the event coordination and menu selection for clients. “My art teacher, Miss DiCamillo, opened my eyes to art. During her classes I found that I loved to work with my hands, and realized that I am a person who would succeed in a trade using my creative mind,” he says. “I think it's very important to explore trade careers. Not everyone is a good candidate for traditional schooling like college. You can be very successful going to a trade school and there are so many options, you just need to do your research and see what clicks for you. I tried college, and it wasn't for me. I went to culinary school and got to use my creative skills.”
Mike Cassano ’96: The Couch Tomato 102 Rector Street, Manayunk, PA and 31 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA thecouchtomato.com “The company mission has been to consistently source organic and local produce, hormone and anti-biotic free meats, and an overall natural product whenever possible.” Upon graduation from the University of Delaware, and many years working in restaurants, Mike Cassano was Mike ’96 pictured with his wife Danielle (Sexton) almost immediately motivated to ’02 and their son. open his own restaurant. “Starting a business at the age of 23 was certainly one of the most challenging moments in my career,” says Mike. “I mean what bank would give two 23 year-olds a loan to open a business as risky as a restaurant?” Good thing the bank did! The original Couch Tomato in Manayunk is celebrating 14 years in business, has added a second location, and is close to a third opening. Their homegrown, gluten-free, hormone-free, and mostly allnatural menu has been a hit in the Philadelphia area. And, Mike credits CCHS with providing him the tools to succeed in an extremely competitive market. “CCHS was instrumental in providing the foundation for me in my professional career,” he says. “No, the cafeteria food is not what did it, but the ethics and values were planted at that time and have been a key ‘ingredient’ in our organization's success. I learned what it takes to work hard and how those efforts can be rewarding. Becoming an entrepreneur is not something I thought about in high school, but as I reflect on those years I can see how it came to be.” “The curriculum as a whole was very eye-opening at CCHS. In the restaurant industry, you need to be multi-faceted. You need to lead both vocally and by example, as you teach your staff the culture and the proper way to perform. I have to know the “numbers,” various costs in order to be profitable, so mathematics always comes into play. The industry and food trends change constantly, so I need to study and improve. These habits were all shaped in my years at CCHS.”
Mike Mangold ’03 and John Colasante ’03: Real Food Eatery 207 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA realfoodeatery.com “RFE is all about bringing Real Food to the masses. A place that blends gourmet cooking techniques and fresh, natural food with high-tech equipment and systematized processes to bring home-cooked food to your plate in 5 minutes or less for about $10 bucks.” Years after graduating as classmates from CCHS in 2003, Mike and John found a common interest as they discussed healthy eating habits and a void in the marketplace for fast, healthy fare. At the time, Mike was running his successful landscaping business and John was working at a legal tech company. As their conversations continued the concept for Real Food Eatery was born. And just after celebrating their one-year anniversary this summer, the duo accepted a coveted Philadelphia magazine “Best of Philly” award for “best quick-serve” where the restaurant was touted as: “everything we want from a meal today: speedy, fresh, low-cal and filling.” “Being surrounded by people from all different backgrounds at CCHS was a huge factor in our success,” says Mike. “My high school friends were (and still are) from all over South Jersey and exposed me to a number of different things that prepared me for dealing with the melting pot of personalities that is Philadelphia.” What would John and Mike’s advice be to our alumni and future graduates who aren’t quite sure what career path they plan to follow: “Don't be overly concerned with back-up plans,” says Mike. “Put yourself in a position where it's sink or swim, and you're much more likely to find a way of making what you really want to do work. I know many people won't agree with this, but it's some of the soundest advice that I've ever received.” Their sink or swim moment? “Signing a lease on a restaurant space in Philadelphia, that bound us to ten years worth of rent, really forced me to get things in order,” says Mike. This duo is a tremendous example of innovation, creativity, and grit that makes Camden Catholic graduates succeed as entrepreneurs, inventive thinkers and successful businesspeople. 21
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Arts AT CCHS
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella The annual spring musical played to the delight of thousands this year as Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella brought humor and a very happy ending to the Grandi Auditorium stage. Under the guidance of CCHS theater legend Joe Farina ’73, our all-star performing arts alumni led the students to standing ovations (and multiple sold-out performances) once again this year: director Angela Leone ’04, choreographer Joanne Mullin McBride ’84, vocal director Greg Gardner ’11, and technical director Rob Klimowski ’04. Music and band teacher Charles Hallahan led the student orchestra in “the pit.” “The spring musical is one of the most fantastic traditions at Camden Catholic,” says president Mary Whipkey. “The collaboration of more than 100 students, led by alumni directors, and sometimes dealing in themes that are completely new to them, is so incredibly impressive.” Director Angela Leone echoes that sentiment: “The students involved in the performance, on stage and behind the scenes, put in countless hours in order to present this production. The work is sometimes tedious and tiring, but their desire to tell stories always prevails.”
teachers and administrators,” says Shannon. “I've also worked at Roundabout's annual Spring Gala, generated the Education department's annual programming reports, supervised this year's cohort of Curtis High School Graphic Design Interns, and served as the Assistant Director for the Performance Showcase at Roundabout's 2017 Student Theatre Arts Festival. I've had the opportunity to theatre guide for students attending each of our productions this year, such as Holiday Inn (starring Corbin Bleu), The Cherry Orchard (starring Diane Lane and Joel Grey), and Arthur Miller's The Price (starring Mark Ruffalo, Jessica Hecht, Tony Shaloub and Danny DeVito). Working on Broadway this past year (with one of my favorite theatre companies) has been a great experience, and I'm looking forward to the next steps in my career.” Pictured: Roundabout Education Apprentice, Shannon Gingell (CCHS '10), Arthur Miller's The Price actor, Danny DeVito, and two of the many New York City public high school students that Education at Roundabout has worked with this past year. The photo was taken at the 2017 Roundabout Theatre Company Spring Gala, which took place at The Waldorf Astoria, in New York City.
Thank you to all who supported the ad book, bought tickets and told friends about the show. The continued support of the CCHS family is what helps make this such a successful and enduring tradition.
Shannon Gingell ’10 Educates Students at Roundabout Theatre Company Since graduating in 2010 Gingell, the former theater standout at CCHS, earned her BFA and Master’s in arts education from NYU and stayed in the city to pursue her dream of working in a theater. This past spring she finished up a “season-long” (9-months) apprenticeship at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. Roundabout is a major nonprofit theatre company with five theatres (both on Broadway and off-Broadway), which focuses on both producing classic work and developing the classics of tomorrow through its New Play Initiative. The apprenticeship was a fulltime, paid position in one of the theatre's many administrative departments. “I am this year's Education Apprentice for In-School Programs, which means that I've assisted in the coordination of various education programs, including teaching artist placement & classroom residencies, student matinees, pre-show workshops, and professional development workshops for 22
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Laura Howard Earns Visionary Woman Scholarship
Senior Laura Howard received the prestigious Visionary Woman Scholarship to one of the nation's finest art colleges: Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. The Visionary Woman Honors Program provides Howard with a $20,000 per year scholarship to focus on her fine art studies in college. Only 15 students are admitted to the program each year. The Visionary Woman Honors Program challenges high achieving student artists and designers with advanced coursework and additional opportunities to connect with working artists, volunteering with community leaders and service organizations.
Courtyard Cabaret Vocal director Greg Gardner ’11 was excited to add a new event to the CCHS arts calendar this year: Courtyard Cabaret. On a Friday in May, to kick off Arts Weekend, students, parents and friends gathered in the courtyard with charming string lights above to enjoy music from the talented CCHS arts students. The evening ended with students, performers and the audience singing the Camden Catholic Alma Mater arm in arm.
Vans Custom Culture Contest Art teacher Miss Mary Linka spearheaded student participation in this national contest sponsored by Vans. The contest allows students to create custom designs on Vans shoes, following a specific theme, to submit for a chance to win $50,000 for CCHS.
PICTURED: “Local Culture” featuring the Jersey Shore boardwalk, Cape May Lighthouse and more by Veronica Cava
Arts Awards Elisa Barile ’17: awarded the gold from the National League of Performing Arts for piano in her age division for her performance in this national music competition. The performers included 139 musicians from 13 different states, ages ranging up to 25 years of age. She performed Dance of Vagharshapt by A. Babajanyan in Weill Rectial Hall at Carnegie Hall. Kenny Dilks ’17: All-State Symphonic Band, one of only six oboes in the state honored to participate. Kristin Underwood ’20 and Lindsay Anderson ’20: All-South Jersey Junior Chorus. Caitlin Haas ’18, Cassidy Anderson ’18, and Jeff Fitzpatrick ’17: AllSouth Jersey Senior Chorus. Dion Xia ’19: principal player in the Symphonic Band and chamber ensemble. Hannah Lenkowski ’19: clarinet seat in the Symphonic Band.
Shakespeare Festival On April 25 CCHS held its annual Shakespeare Festival. Students performed scenes and soliloquies from The Tempest, Hamlet, and As You Like It. New this year was a special modified thrust staging used for the performances created by Mr. Hallahan. Alumnus Ed Corbett ’81 assisted once again by sharing his many talents with our young actors. Senior Aidan McDonald, who performed the iconic “To be or not to be..” soliloquy from Hamlet was awarded a scholarship from DeSales University when our students competed there in March. Additionally, he was invited to compete at the National Thespian Competition, being held at the University of Nebraska, for his monologue from the play ironically titled, I Hate Hamlet!
SAVE THE DATE 2018 SPRING MUSICAL
Spring Musical March 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m. March 4 at 2 p.m. March 9 & 10 at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at 2 p.m.
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As the oldest Catholic high school in South Jersey, and the first in the Diocese, Camden Catholic maintains an unparalleled religious tradition. Founded in 1887 by the brothers of the Holy Cross (who taught the boys) and the Sisters of Mercy (who taught the girls), Camden Catholic’s alumni have been shaped by the spirit of these religious men and women who continue to inspire the current faculty. From monthly Masses, regular opportunities for penance, daily prayer, retreat and service opportunities, the Camden Catholic experience is rooted in “faith inspired by Thee.” The Director of Catholic Identity, Fr. Joseph Capella, manages Campus Ministry, encouraging and guiding all members of the Camden Catholic family in our faith. Campus Ministry exists to help in the spiritual growth, prayer and worship, discipleship, sacramental life, social justice and preparation of leaders in service for the Church and society.
Meet Fr. Joseph Capella
Camden Catholic. He teaches religion, and maintains an open door policy in his office, always willing to lend an ear to a student in need.
A 1979 graduate of Hammonton High School, Fr. Capella went on to study at St. Joseph University, where he received a degree in corporate management. In 1986 he entered the Pallottine Seminary in Hyattsville, MD. Fr. Capella was ordained as a priest on June 2, 1990 in a Mass at St. Joseph's Church in Hammonton. He has served as an administrator at Bishop Eustace, was most recently pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Lindenwold and served as pastor at St. Luke’s Parish in Stratford prior. Fr. Capella has built an instant rapport with the students of
“As Director of Catholic Identity, I love coming to school every day because I have an opportunity to help the entire community discover the truth of God’s love within every person as it is given to through Jesus Christ and His Church,” he says. “Meeting the pastoral, spiritual and formational aspects of this Catholic Christian community in a way that speaks to young people, and those who form and teach them, is a powerful ministry. I am challenged and called every day to help adapt the Gospel message to the circumstances of the CCHS community.”
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Fr. Capella led the Campus Ministry department in hosting the 2017 CCHS Kairos retreat along with a group of eight student leaders and four adult leaders from May 11 – 14 at Discovery House in South Jersey. “After several years without having this retreat program, we are very excited to have begun it anew,” says Fr. Joe. “Congratulations to this first group who got things started with CCHS Kairos I!”
The Camden Catholic Leadership Academy was honored to take their Irish Synergy show on the road to Pope John Paul II School in Stratford this year. Seniors Sarah Robbins, Amanda Atkinson and Maura Gallagher presented to the “Girl Power” leadership class at the middle school on topics including self-esteem, finding the leader within yourself and characteristics that make a strong leader. The presentations were based off of the annual Camden Catholic Leadership Academy program Irish Synergy, which hosts middle school girls each fall for a day of worship and workshops aimed at providing girls with leadership skills and showing the benefits of diversity in a leadership setting.
Kairos is a national retreat model directed towards young people that helps them gain a great understanding of self, others and God as they seek to do God’s will for them. It is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order. Live the Fourth!
Cape May Confidence Retreat With the help of Campus Ministry, the Camden Catholic Leadership Academy hosted an amazing experience at the Cape May County Zoo for the “Becoming Confident in Who God Made You” retreat. More than 120 students participated in this student-led experience in November. Students learned the skills of resilience to become confident Christian leaders. They also took part in a series of high rope and zip line challenges where they applied the skills they have learned, keeping faith that God (and the rope!) is there to support them.
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CCHS Faculty Serves and Learns Locally & Globally Gabe Paoletti ’01, director of the Camden Catholic Leadership Academy, traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates this year to provide training in positive psychology in business to their Ministry of Happiness on behalf of the Wharton College of the University of Pennsylvania. The goal of the program is to equip private sector employees with intuitive and practical skills necessary to become the drivers of happiness and positivity in their respective organizations and beyond. Gabe also attended the International Positive Psychology Associations World Congress in Montreal. There, he presented his dissertation research based on the Camden Catholic Leadership Scholar Course and won the "EarlyCareer Best Individual Presentation Award." He was asked to present again at the closing ceremony for the conference, opening for fellow-presenter Angela Duckworth, revered positive psychology scholar and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.
Good Shepherd Award The Class of 2017 not only honored the endearing Mr. Christopher Ehrmann with the Good Shepherd award at Baccalaureate, but they also centered their “senior prank” around their close relationship with him. “At the end of the school a group of us decided that we would ‘redecorate’ Mr. Ehrmann’s classroom,” says class of 2017 graduate Antonio Spinosi. “After many philosophical discussions, he turned our world upside down so we decided to return the favor by turning all the desks in his room upside down. This was our way of thanking him for everything he taught us in religion and philosophy.” The Good Shepherd award, voted on solely by the graduating class, is bestowed on the faculty member who “regularly represents the value of transmitting knowledge and demonstrates care of the students through teaching, example and positive relationships.”
Sr. Eileen Rush traveled to Israel this summer on a grant through the Bearing Witness Advanced program, offered by the Anti-Defamation League. Bearing Witness Advanced is a unique professional development opportunity for Catholic school educators from across the United States. The program allows educators the opportunity to visit Israel and deepen their understanding of the Jewish and Christian connection to Israel, modern Israeli politics, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Participants meet with scholars, journalists, policymakers and faith leaders and are afforded the chance to visit sites sacred to Jews and Christians. One such site is Yad Veshem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust (pictured).
Greg Gardner ’11 worked as a teacher at the Amigo de Jesus Orphanage English immersion summer camp. The Amigo de Jesus community supports more than 100 children on-site in Honduras. Greg’s work included seven weeks with the children of Amigo de Jesus, teaching, lesson planning, playing, swimming, and joining them in worship. Elizabeth Gallagher was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars this year. She was nominated by Shawnia Greene ’17 for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom. This honor recognizes exemplary educators whose passion and devotion inspire their students to grow and develop as scholars, leaders and citizens. Elizabeth is now eligible for grants to attend professional conferences, pursue advanced degrees and enhance delivery of classroom instruction. 26
One of Camden Catholic’s most endearing qualities is our passionate faculty. Their dedication to the students of Camden Catholic is unparalleled, and their devotion to the mission of our school is evident as they continue the good work which the Sisters of Mercy began 130 years ago. We recognize those celebrating special anniversaries with us this year, especially three women who are legends in the classroom: Pam Palazzo ’72, Mary Sabato ’69 and Christine Palladino. Pam is celebrating 40 years at CCHS, Mary is celebrating 25 years in the Diocese of Camden and Chrisy is celebrating 20 years on the faculty CCHS. 2017 FACULTY ANNIVERSARIES: 40 Years: Pam Palazzo 25 Years: Mary Sabato 20 Years: Christine Palladino 15 Years: Robert Cranston, Mike DeMeo, Rich Henderson, Lance Privetera, Frank Solometo 10 Years: Jeff Bruckner
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IRISH ATHLETIC NEWS Irish Wrestling Revival Led by first-year coach Matt Walsh and a talented coaching staff, Irish wrestling was back on top this year, earning a District 25 title and sending 10 wrestlers to compete at the Region 7 tournament. Jeremy Nutt ’19, Lucas Revano ’19 and Anthony Croce ’19 earned District 25 titles with Revano and Croce also earning Region 7 titles. At the state tournament in Atlantic City Revano placed 5th in the state at 120 lbs and Anthony Croce finished in the top 12 at 132 lbs. Revano was named NJ.com Olympic Conference Wrestler of the Year and AllSouth Jersey 1st Team. Anthony Croce was named All-South Jersey 2nd Team as well as earning the Taylor Walsh "Hammer" Award for the most pins this season (21). He is a back-to-back winner of the “Hammer” title with 43 pins in his first two seasons. Heading into the 2017-18 season the Irish are primed for success, ranked #18 in the state in the NJ.com pre-season poll.
tell his body to breath when he is asleep so he must always be mechanically ventilated). Luke currently has a tracheotomy and is hooked in to a ventilator when he sleeps. He must be monitored and has 24-hour nursing care in case he falls and gets knocked unconscious. The team hosted a “Light Up the Night for CCHS” game on Shamrock Field in October vs. Ocean City (a thrilling upset win for the Irish!). They helped raise awareness and funds for the fight against CCHS. Luke and his family returned to Camden Catholic in January as the CCHS Foundation was once again a beneficiary of our caring students. Mr. Ehrmann’s annual beard-growing competition “Manuary” raised $1,500 for the foundation and the Martines were present to accept the award. For more information on Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome visit http://cchsnetwork.org.
Field Hockey Fights for Others Irish Field Hockey adopted a special mascot this year, four year old Luke Martine, a Cherry Hill resident who is battling Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS). Christine (Zeck) Johns ’90, a team mom, is one of Luke’s nurses and her daughters, field hockey players Rebecca ’18 and Kate ’19, are babysitters for Luke. Luke was beside the team throughout this season, inspiring them to fight as hard as he does on a daily basis. Luke is one of only 1,200 cases of Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome worldwide. CCHS is a central nervous system disorder (in layman's terms his brain doesn't 27
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Signing Day 2017
Football: Olympic Conference Scholar-Athletes 2017: Lauren O'Callaghan and Greg Del Colombo. FUN FACT: Scholar-Athletes from the Class of 2012, Jenn Varallo and Pete Galliano, will both begin medical school this year at Rowan School of Medicine.
Football clinched the WJFL Division Title in their win over Cherry Hill West for their second consecutive title. Led by a talented senior class the Irish dominated their regular season opponents. Coach Nick Strom’s record has grown to 26-4 since his arrival in Cherry Hill three years ago. Several players were named All-South Jersey including: Nazir Streater (1st Team), Marcus Hillman (2nd Team), Kyle Dupree and Rob McCoy (3rd Team). Irish Football was once again inspired by alumni players who returned to be honored at several games. The teams of 1965, 1966 and 1979 gathered at Shamrock Field for recognition ceremonies throughout the season.
Soccer: Girls soccer goalie Kate Deutsch ’18 saved her 500th goal in a shutout game versus Cherry Hill West. Both the boys and girls soccer teams clinched the annual Rudderow Cup versus Pennsauken (girls 2-1, boys 3-0).
Track and Cross Country CCHS Track and Cross Country athletes placed in the top 10 at the annual iRace for Vocations, hosted by the Camden Diocese. Max Baier '19 placed 4th overall (3rd in age group), Collin Miller '20 and Matthew Denton '20 placed top 10 overall. The runners are pictured with Bishop Dennis Sullivan.
Congratulations to student-athletes in the class of 2017 who have committed to continue their athletic and academic endeavors at the collegiate level. Emily Berry: Drexel University, Field Hockey Tyreek Best: The College of New Jersey, Football Erin Campbell: Philadelphia University, Lacrosse Matthew Crisci: Southern New Hampshire University, Baseball Kameron Dupree: Shaw University, Soccer Kyle Dupree: Clarion University, Football Audrey Esposito: Holy Family University, Soccer Kevin Koelsch: Franklin & Marshall College, Football Cristina Laudisio: Marywood University, Soccer Vinny Maine: Rutgers UniversityCamden, Track Thomas Paolini: Rutgers UniversityCamden, Golf Nazir Streater: LIU Post, Football Jack Walsh: Cabrini University, Lacrosse Julia Williams-Portland: Old Dominion, Sailing
Volleyball: Irish girls volleyball tied for the Conference Title this year. Veronica Cava ’18 was ranked number one in the state with 118 serving aces.
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Freshman of the Year
1981 Team Reunion
Chad Walsh ’13 made history once again this season by earning his second straight EWL Wrestler of the Year Award and All-American status as a wrester for Rider University.
Sierra Taylor ’16 enjoyed a successful first year at Kutztown University as a freshman on the women’s basketball team. She was named the PSAC Freshman of the Year, earned the single season assist record for freshmen (131), was ranked third in assists in Division II for freshmen, was a fourtime PSAC East Freshman of the Week and was fourth on the team in scoring with 11.2 points per game. She led all PSAC freshmen in scoring.
The Irish girls basketball team of 1981 reunited at the home opener for the 2016-17 season to celebrate their historic South Jersey championship season led by Coach Deirdre Kane. On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1981, the Camden Catholic Irish took on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. In a hard fought battle, Mrs. Kane and company prevailed, capturing the program’s first South Jersey Group III Championship. The foundation for the success of our program was laid, and well over 600 wins later, our “Miss Pal” is still here!
Division I Player of the Year Tara Vittese ’14 was named the Division I field hockey “Player of the Year” for the second year in a row as a student at the University of Virginia. Tara was also was named to the United States U-21 Women’s National Field Hockey Team, competing in tournaments around the globe. Her sisters, Michelle ’08 and Carissa ’10 are both rostered on the 2017 USA National Women’s Team.
Coach of the Year Katie Lee ’04 was named NJ.com Girls Lacrosse Coach of the Year (Eastern High School).
300th Win! Sports Academic Honor Roll Sarah Obuchowski ’13 garnered Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Academic Honor Roll recognition as a rising senior on the Arcadia University women’s lacrosse team. Obuchowski qualified with a 3.95 grade-point average as a biology major on the pre-physical therapy track.
Coaching Family Alumni Connor ’06 and Tim Crawford ’10 coach basketball alongside their father Dennis at the Catholic Partnership Schools (CPS), a non-profit that is responsible for several Catholic K-8 grade schools in Camden and Pennsauken. Together, the Crawfords coach over 100 students between the ages of fifth through eighth grade in intramural clinics and travel teams.
Mike Ricci ’89, boys basketball coach at Haddon Heights High School, recently achieved his 300th career win.
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Legacy Students Continue Family Tradition Welcome Class of 2021 Legacies
Kylie Atkinson with Michael Atkinson ’85
Katelyn Burgher with Jennifer Durante Miller ’92
Kayleigh Heck with Dianne Heck ’96 and Pamela Huhn Heck ’71
Sophia Martino with Carolyn Hunt Martino ’86 and Elana Martino ’15 (not pictured Julia Martino ’17)
Michael Palait with Rosemary Corbett Knicely ’56
Aedan Rosolia, grandson of Rosemarie Radano Rosolia ’45, with his siblings Gabrielle ’13, Breandan ’15 and Olivia ’19
Giulia Cimino with Thomas Cimino, Sr. ’60
Jenna Cooney with Bob Cooney ’84 and Donna Paolini Cooney ’83
Mattigan DiBease with Monica Atwell DiBease ’91
Jillian Fitzpatrick with Brian Fitzpatrick ’87
Thomas Kiniry with David Kiniry, III ’60
Joshua Kolasa with Colleen Sullivan ’85
Hayden Lyons with Jennifer Dennin Lyons ’93
Sean Martin with Maureen Martin ’01
Neve Murphy with Karen Walsh Murphy ’88
Mary Kathryn O’Callaghan with Kathy Sinatra O’Callaghan ’88
Michael Santore (not pictured: Erin Callahan Santore ’93)
Giselle Williams with Derek Williams ’14
Laura McCann, granddaughter of William Forebaugh ’41 (dec’d) with her parents MaryBeth and Frank
Aniya Sanchez with Marcus Johnson ’88
Olivia Sandell with Edward Sandell ’94, Annie Miles ’20 and Walter Sandell ’56
Not pictured: Kortni Deeck and Jeanette Nichols Deeck ’84, Eric Dungee and Maria Haight Dungee ’88.
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Community Scholars Langan-Nadell Scholarships John Langan and his wife, Dr. Judith Nadell, friends of CCHS and advocates of private and charter school education, have awarded full scholarships to five promising students from the Camden area. Students are expected to maintain a minimum B average, as well as to read dozens of books during summer enrichment programs. Class of 2021 Langan-Nadell Scholars $9,575 for four years Listed by name, grade school, and home town Danielle Perez Holy Name Camden Katrina Dixon Sacred Heart Camden Jason Nguyen St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral Camden Michelle Nguyen St. Cecilia Pennsauken Ronald Torres St. Anthony of Padua Camden
Congratulations to our graduating Langan-Nadell Scholars in the Class of 2017!
This year’s scholars are pictured with Mr. Langan, Dr. Nadell and Deborah Grandinetti, mentor and coordinator of the program. Pictured with Deborah Grandinetti, Mentor and Coordinator of the Langan-Nadell Scholarship Program, Mr. John Langan and Dr. Judith Nadell are: Noemi Fuentes, Evelyn Marquez, Trisha Trinadad, Soledad Velazquez, Cali Tran and Mimi Hoang.
Domenica Scholarship Peg and Pepe Piperno continue their sponsorship of Domenica Scholars at Camden Catholic High School, named for Mr. Piperno’s mother. The Pipernos sponsored 12 students in the graduating class of 2017, 10 in the class of 2018, nine in the class of 2019, 10 in the class of 2020 and 10 more in the incoming freshman class. The Pipernos pay for a portion of the students’ tuition, with students required to maintain a minimum C-average. The success rate is extremely high for all of these students to continue on to college. In the graduating class Domenica Scholars are attending schools such as Drexel University, Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, Rowan University and Montclair State University.
Camden Catholic is pleased to welcome the class of 2021 Domenica Scholars $3,200 for four years Listed by name, grade school, and home town Avery Rosario, Sacred Heart, Camden Aniya Sanchez, Holy Name, Camden Franklin Tran, Sacred Heart, Camden Alicia Peralta, St. Cecilia, Camden Thy Tran, St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden Phuc Le, St. Cecilia, Merchantville Quan Ha, St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Pennsauken Quintina Johnson, St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden Aryannah Desty, Holy Name, Pennsauken Faith Hawkins, Sacred Heart, Camden
Hocker Scholars: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hocker founded the Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation to inspire scholarship opportunities for a broad range of talented students who would benefit from the whole person education at Camden Catholic High School. The scholarships are competitive and renewable upon attainment of the required grade point average and service, not only to Camden Catholic High School, but to the community in general. The awards support the efforts of academically able students who are good citizens and who seek leadership roles in their communities and the world. Camden Catholic is pleased to add four Hocker scholars for the new school year, as well as graduate four accomplished Hocker scholars. Students are invited to apply and are measured on their academ-
Congratulations to our graduating Domenica Scholars in the Class of 2017: Kliah Best, Tyreek Best, Michael Cabrera, Jeremis Heredia, Alyssa James, Na’im Jefferson, Nelmaris Laureano, Evelyn Marquez, Diana Phan, Orianna Walker, Eleno Ortiz and George Panchana.
Annual Hocker Scholars Dinner
ic achievements, financial need, community service, and leadership skills. Class of 2017 Hocker Scholars: Kliah Best (Kean University), Shawnia Greene (Howard University), George Panchana (The United States Navy) and Noah Washington (Rochester Institute of Technology) Class of 2021 Hocker Scholars $9,000 per year for four years Listed by grammar school and hometown Colin Bauer, Charles W. Lewis Middle, Blackwood Brynn Levins, Christ the King Regional, Haddonfield Stephanie Vu, St. Cecilia, Pennsauken Annaliah Maldonado, St. Peter, Merchantville
CCHS Hocker Scholars enjoying the annual Hocker Scholars Dinner with their hosts Marcia and Richard Hocker, CCHS President Mary Whipkey and proud CCHS alumnus Marcus Coleman ’12: Top: Julius Romero '18, Divine Young '19, Nikolaus Obuchowski '19 Middle: Mary Whipkey, George Panchana '17, Julian Baier '19, Dennison Kelly '19, Noah Washington '17, Shawnia Greene '17, Richard Hocker, Marcus Coleman '12 Front: Marsha Hocker, Devyn Price '19, Kliah Best '17
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Academic & Art Scholarships: Class of 2021 Merit Scholarships Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Merit Scholars, recipients of generous scholarships for all four years of high school at Camden Catholic. Incoming freshmen who score 90 or above on the High School Placement Test are invited to interview with a panel of administrators and submit a writing sample in order to be considered for this prestigious award.
The Class of 2021 Merit Scholars at the annual Presidentâ€™s Reception with Principal Heather Crisci and President Mary Whipkey (Front row-left to right): Nicholas Maslin, Mary Kate O'Callaghan, Isabella Granieri, Rianna Rudica, Mattigan DiBease, Samuel Smial, Karli Krasner, Krystal Nguyen, Justin Seo. (Back row-left to right): Adam Merenyi, Madison Miller, Laura McCann, Patrick Miller, Charles Yu, Olivia Parry, Mollie Crumpton, Elena Leahy, Christopher Still.
Listed by name, grade school, and home town Trustee $6,000 Mollie Crumpton Elena Leahy Laura McCann
Christ the King Regional Christ the King Regional Christ the King Regional
Cherry Hill Cherry Hill Haddonfield
Emerald $4,500 Madison Miller Kingsway Middle Suzy Ndandji St. Teresa Regional MaryKate Oâ€™Callaghan St. Peter Samuel Smial Resurrection Catholic
Woolwich Twp. Magnolia Cherry Hill Atco
Cathedral $2,500 Isabella Granieri Quan Ha Patrick Miller Krystal Nguyen Christopher Still
Holy Trinity Regional St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral Haddon Heights Jr. High St. Joan of Arc Glen Landing Middle
Westville Pennsauken Haddon Heights Marlton Blackwood
Sr. Mary $1,500 Gwenn Abano Roger Crane Mattigan DiBease Karli Krasner Nicholas Maslin Olivia Parry Rianna Rudica
St. Mary, Williamstown St. Peter St. Peter St. Mary of the Lakes Dwight D. Eisenhower St. Margaret Regional Resurrection Catholic
Sicklerville Pennsauken Merchantville Lumberton West Berlin Sewell Marlton
Prospective students interested in pursuing an arts-based curriculum are invited to audition their talents for consideration of an Arts Scholarship. Awards ranging from $500-$1,000 are granted in a variety of disciplines. Listed by name, grade school, and home town Band Aedan Rosolia Haddon Heights Jr High
Performing Arts Alexandra Long Giulia Cimino Devyn DeLuca
Resurrection Catholic Cherry Hill Resurrection Catholic Cherry Hill Our Lady of Perpetual Help Maple Shade
Choir Megan Arnold Brooke Foster Kylie Atkinson
St. Teresa Regional Resurrection Catholic Resurrection Catholic
Runnemede Cherry Hill Cherry Hill
Dance Giselle Williams
St. Michael the Archangel
Fine Arts Mia Maniscalco Kayla Kirk
Glen Landing Middle Blackwood Our Lady of Perpetual Help Maple Shade
Digital Arts Katrina Butler
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Alumni & Friends Named Scholarships: Class of 2021 Through the generosity of alumni and friends, scholarships are awarded to several additional incoming students based on financial need and academic performance.
Listed by name, grade school, and home town
Listed by name, grade school, and home town
Paul C. Azores Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 for one year Joshua Kolasa Resurrection Catholic Cherry Hill
8th Grade Alma Mater Awards The 8th Grade Alma Mater Awards are granted to incoming students to cover the cost of their freshman year books. This year 44 members of the class of 2021 will receive the award.
John Oakes Memorial Scholarship - $1,000 for one year Jenna Cooney Bunker Hill Middle Sewell Tom Kenney Scholarship - $1,000-$3,000 for four years Jillian Orcutt Hammonton Middle Atco Anthony Baez Burlington Township Middle Burlington Twp Memorial Middle Willingboro Christopher Carr DaJour Dixon Memorial Middle Willingboro Tavon Evans Memorial Middle Willingboro Anthony Hugee Lumberton Middle Lumberton Joey Muni Grice Middle Hamilton John L. Pund, Sr. Memorial Scholarship - $500 for one year Demetrio Sampson Christ the King Regional Pennsauken Sister Philomena Scholarship - $2,500-$3,500 for four years Mattigan DiBease St. Peter Merchantville Our Lady of Good Counsel Hainesport Neve Murphy Sean Connor Good Shepherd Regional Pennsauken Sister of Mercy Scholarship - $1,500 for four years Demetrio Sampson Christ the King Regional Pennsauken DaNessa Smith St. Joan of Arc Mount Laurel 1887 Scholarship - $1,000 for four years Sean Otremsky St. Rose of Lima Justin Seo St. Joan of Arc Alexandra Long Resurrection Catholic Resurrection Catholic Rianna Rudica Sean Martin Our Lady of Perpetual Help Thomas Kiniry St. Margaret Regional
Barrington Sicklerville Cherry Hill Marlton Maple Shade Woodbury
Academic Olympic Award - $500 for one year Samuel Smial Resurrection Catholic Atco Charles & Mary Saile Legacy Scholarship - $3,600/four yrs Katelyn Burgher Good Shepherd Regional Collingswood Kortni Deeck Christ the King Regional Pennsauken Flaherty Family Foundation Scholarship - $3,537.50/four yrs Willingboro Taj-Amirah Dargan Camden Forward Charter Koons Scholarship - $9,575 for four years Joanamary Chavez St. Anthony of Padua
Gwenn Abano Kofoworola Adeleye Vincent Blattenberger Steven Caimi Molly Chamberlain Joanamary Chavez Daron Chen Ryan Conroy Christopher Conte Sophia Conte Jenna Cooney Alaina Cornely Lucy Fisher Jillian Fitzpatrick Cassie Glisson Rory Gras Douglas Hagan Faith Hardy Kyle Hardy Anthony Hugee Angelicia Jones Brian Ketcham Ethan Kimber Joshua Kolasa Franki LaPata Hayden Lyons Sophia Martino Joseph Martorano Nicholas Maslin Christopher Miranda Raelyn Menon Neve Murphy Michael Palait Sophia Palese Eliana Pitts Javonce Roman Avery Rosario Aedan Rosolia Aniya Sanchez Olivia Sandell Katherine Saranchak Brian Spagna Alexandria Squillacioti Caroline Troise
St. Mary School, Williamstown Sacred Heart School, Mount Holly Resurrection Catholic School St. Joan of Arc School St. Margaret Regional School St. Anthony of Padua School St. Cecilia School St. Mary of the Lakes School Rosa International Middle School Rosa International Middle School Bunker Hill Middle School St. Peter School Collingswood Middle School William Allen Middle School Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Medford Memorial Middle School Holy Trinity Regional School St. Rose of Lima School St. Rose of Lima School Lumberton Middle School St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral School St. John Paul II Regional School William Rohrer Middle School Resurrection Catholic School St. Joan of Arc School St. Peter School Christ the King Regional School Our Lady of Hope Regional School Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School St. Michael the Archangel Regional Sch. Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Our Lady of Good Counsel School Cinnaminson Middle School Carusi Middle School Howard Phifer Middle School Good Shepherd Regional School Sacred Heart School, Camden Haddon Height Junior High School Holy Name School Glen Landing Middle School St. Charles Borromeo School St. Teresa Regional School Ann Mullen Middle School St. Paul School 33
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Alumni & Student News Share your personal and professional news with fellow alumni! Send updates to Kate Bieg: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.camdencatholic.org/alumni to complete the Alumni Contact Information Update form.
Mary McKernan Wolfram has five grandchildren attending Camden Catholic: Mary, John, and Claire Marino and Dan and Rob Wolfram. Mary graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing (1954), Villanova University (1962), and Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) for her CSN. She is a retired school nurse.
Dorothy Davis Ward is celebrating her four years at CCHS with fond memories of the happiest years of her life, and the nuns that were a part of them. She is surrounded by her 9 children, their spouses, 15 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Peg Delozier Harnan moved to independent living at a continuing care retirement community in New Paltz, NY, after the death of her husband Phil in December 2014. Peg says it’s a great place to live.
After 70 years, Helen Arbeiter Gambogi can still say she is thankful that she had the chance to attend CCHS and graduate.
Kathleen Gramigna Garrity’s grandson, Michael McNulty, is a new math teacher at Camden Catholic. She says he loves the school!
Col William J. Lynch Ret. is a retired USAF, Colonel, 1984. He earned his Master’s Degree from Auburn in 1974, and his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Joseph’s in 1961. Jim and Agnes (Weatherby ’63) Madden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 20, 2017.
Charles McFadden retired as an FAA employee in 2000 and is thoroughly enjoying it.
Jean Tasch Gardner says that “there were 220 in our graduating class, and now after many, many phone calls and computer research, I believe there are 83 of us ‘still kickin.’ Yeah! Isn’t that great? May God continue to bless us all!”
Mary Puzzutiello McClaine is using the skills she learned in her Ikebana (Japanese) classes to make flower arrangements for the front desk of her local library.
Patricia Callahan McCaw welcomed her third great-grandchild, Logan Christopher, on September 18, 2016.
Marge “Cookie” Koch Kenney is enjoying her retirement in sunny Florida. She is a retired school bus driver and truant officer (25 years of service).
Sister Barbara Williams was honored with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on May 24 by Georgian Court University, and on Friday, September 8 she will celebrate her 60th Jubilee as a Sister of Mercy with the women with whom she entered in September 1957.
Temple Owlympiad CCHS Students at the Temple Owlympiad math competition (standing) Ling Lu, Jack Liu, Clover Li, Dion Xia, "Hooter", Skylar Jones, Madeline Dutterer, Tony Li (seated) Fiona Xie.
William H. Halscheid III is a retired Police Captain from the Cherry Hill Police Department in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Tom Barbera and Marie Nasuti ’63 were married in 2008. Both are retired lawyers. Tom has been Mayor of Laurel Springs since 2011.
Maureen Meehan Lee and husband Bob celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8, 2017. They are the parents of 3 sons and 1 daughter, and grandparents of 11 (8 boys and 3 girls). Gus Moseley and wife Kim welcomed their first grandchild, Sedona-Kai Arabelle Moseley, on August 3, 2016. Gus celebrated another milestone this year – he has been a Knight of Columbus for 50 years.
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Monica M. McGinley spent 45 years as a national public relations and fundraising director for medical/mission sisters. Ed and Dot (Feizet) Junikka celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 12, 2017.
Lois Forrester-Frye retired as a principal from the School District of Philadelphia. John Altadonna has less than two years before retirement - he is counting the years, months, weeks days, hours, minutes and seconds now!
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Visit The CCHS history department has formed a meaningful partnership with the Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center in Cherry Hill. The Center has provided our students the privilege of participating in three events this year which has provided our community with an entirely new perspective on the Holocaust and related events. Students visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, participated in a Holocaust survivor assembly with special guest Helene Bouton (pictured with Goodwin Center Director Helen Kirschbaum), and the students viewed the Goodwin Center's presentation of “Dear Esther.”
Joseph F. Wilson wrote and produced his second documentary. Wilson’s great-great-grandfather was a Union Soldier from Philadelphia during the Civil War, and inspired him to share less publicized tales of the War. His documentary premiered at Camden County College, and is titled, “Remarkable Tales of the Civil War.” J.M. Procacci returned to CCHS in May to award two full scholarships to Cassandra Arencibia ’20 and Nicole Jimenez ’20 as a part of the inaugural Estrella Naciente scholarship program for rising stars in the Hispanic community. Mr. Procacci and his companies Procacci Brothers and Santa Sweets Inc. have partnered with the Spanish Sports Network and the Philadelphia Phillies to donate $100 for each homerun hit by the Phillies to fund the scholarship. Based on the 2016 season total of 161 homeruns, Mr. Procacci donated a total of $16,100 towards the scholarships at CCHS. At the scholarship presentation Mr. Procacci addressed the entire CCHS student body, recalling his years as a student and the foundation of Honor, Faith and Loyalty provided to him during those formative years. He then led the students in the Alma Mater.
Janice Profico Elkin retired from her job as an administrative assistant after 29 years. She now has more time to spend with her grandchildren. Carol Devenny Scott recently retired from AAA South Jersey as President and CEO.
Miss Janice Bruni is Principal of St. Michael the Archangel Regional School in Clayton. She recently presented incoming CCHS freshman, Giselle Williams, with the Black Catholic Ministries scholarship to CCHS.
Widener University Leadership Award On March 23 Skylar Jones ’18 received the Widener University Leadership Award at the National Constitution Center, along with fellow high school leaders from around the region. These students were honored for their outstanding demonstration of leadership. As NBC10’s Tracy Davidson said, these young students are “dreamers, doers, innovators, and voices for the voiceless.”
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Alumni & Student News
The University of Scranton’s 24th president, Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., ’H15 will return to Scranton to serve as the Jesuit University’s president again. Father Pilarz will succeed Kevin. P. Quinn, S.J., whose term as president ends in June at the close of the 201617 academic year.
Student Leader Honored Angela Ebbert ’18 has been recognized by Girl Scouts USA to be on the media team, conducting interviews and helping the communications team at the national conference in Columbus, Ohio in October. In addition, Angela has been selected by the Cherry Hill Service Unit to be a delegate at the convention, representing Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey. Beyond her duties with the Girl Scouts, Angela was also recently nominated by Camden Catholic to attend the Rotary Young Leader Award Conference at Stockton University from June 25-29, 2017. After completing the Rotary Club's final application process, Angela was informed by District 7640 that she was selected to attend. She will be joining 170 juniors from several high schools and organizations throughout NJ for the event. Th is is quite an honor, and Angela is very much looking forward to the experience.
Bob Cooney visited Mr. Bruckner’s communications class to share his experiences working as a sports journalist covering the Philadelphia 76ers for Philly.com and the Daily News. Pictured: Antoinette Gentekos ’17, Jada Cordero ’18, Kyle Cooney ’17, Bob, and Matt Viola ’17.
Lisa Kyler Winkler, '93 was recently awarded a 2016 NJ Governor's Award in the Arts as well as Teacher of the Year by Very Special Arts NJ. Last school year, she was selected as High School Art Teacher of the Year by the Art Educators of NJ. Lisa teaches art and photography at Collingswood Middle and High Schools. She lives in Audubon with her husband Jeremiah. Their children, Zachary and Olivia, attend St. Rose of Lima School.
Welcome New Admissions Director and Advancement Coordinator
Camden Catholic is proud to announce Howie Sexton as the new Admissions Director. Mr. Sexton joins us from St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral School in Camden, where he was a math and social studies teacher for 11 years. His knowledge of the South Jersey grammar school landscape as well as his affable demeanor with students will make him a great addition to the staff.
Deanna Davis will complete her seventh year at Spring Street Veterinary Clinic this summer. She enjoys working and caring for animals.
Matt Crawford and his wife Florentina (Ruiz) ’00 celebrated 10 years of marriage this year. Their 2007 wedding (pictured) was celebrated by over 40 CCHS alumni. The Crawford family has grown with the addition of three boys over the past 10 years: Andrew, Robert and Cooper.
Jennifer Van Es is the new Advancement Coordinator. Jenn comes from Our Lady of Hope Regional School in Blackwood where she was the Advancement Director for the last seven years managing all fundraising, admissions and marketing activities for Hope. Prior to OLOH she started her marketing career in NYC in publishing and has worked for Time Inc., American Banker and the The Wall Street Journal.
National Good Deeds Day Seniors Noah and Niah Washington hosted the very first National Good Deeds Day in the community of Willingboro. They secured sponsors and lined up volunteers to assist with various projects, including painting curbs and improvements to bike paths.
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Christina Tofani, MD accepted an attending position beginning July 2017 as Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Students Visit London and Paris This spring a group of 38 students and six chaperones traveled to London, Canterbury (Kent, England), and Paris. Highlights in England were the London Eye, Windsor Castle, Dover Castle and white cliffs of Dover, Trafalgar Square, Harrods, Buckingham Palace and changing of the guards, and Mass at Westminster Cathedral. Highlights in Paris were the Seine boat cruise, Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Montmartre district & Sacre Coeur and the Palace of Versailles
John Colasante and Mike Mangold opened Real Food Eatery in Center City, where they are also the owners. After reconnecting and readjusting their diets, the two decided to put their careers aside and open Real Food Eatery. The restaurant, located at 207 S. 16th St., serves healthy, madeto-order bowls and platters, with the entire menu being gluten-free. Dennis Kelley and wife Jillian Kelley own Silver Spoon, a catering space in Haddon Township. Recently, they hired Dennis’ cousin, Nicholas Cascetti ’10, fresh out of Walnut Hill College’s culinary program. Silver Spoon offers catering service, cooking demos, and a limited restaurant menu seasonally on Wednesday’s from 4-8pm. Customers can also rent space at Silver spoon for private parties of up to 20 people in their café space at 142 Haddon Ave. Frank Epifanio and Aida Figueroa were married on October 1, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish: St. Lawrence Church in Lindenwold followed by a reception at the Camden County Boathouse. The couple celebrated their engagement with photos at CCHS.
Steve Ciechon was married in December to Melissa Smith in Philadelphia. CCHS groomsmen included Brian Boyle ’04, Kevin O’Brien ’04, Rich Crowell ’04, Mark Reinhold ’08, Joe Staudenmayer ’04, Nick Ross ’04 and Patrick Dymond ’04.
Day of the Girl Shawnia Greene ’17 and Emma Daverso ’18 traveled to the United Nations for International Day of the Girl. The students are part of the Girls Advisory Council at the Alice Paul Institute. At the UN they took part in advocacy efforts on behalf of girls around the world.
AviElle Hopkins Watkins is a new Senior Program Manager for the iMentor Program in New York City and is expecting her first child in July.
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Alumni & Student News
Lindsay (Migliaccio) Piperno is opening Hearthside BYOB in Collingswood this year.
Andrew Ennis is scheduled to perform in the famous Disney Hall in Los Angeles, California with world renowned organist Peter Richard Conte. Andrew’s first professional CD was released in May 2015 on the Gothic Label. A second professional recording is planned for the near future.
Kyle Mella attends Silverhawk Aviation Academy in Caldwell, ID.
Kevin Lineman married Grace Cuneo ’08. The ceremony was officiated by Camden Catholic’s own Msgr. Martin. Lauren Adderly graduated Villanova University with a BS in Biology and a BA in Theology. She is currently in North Dakota, entering into the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity religious order. While in North Dakota, Lauren will live on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation, furthering her Catholic identity and answering her religious call. Lauren was one of several CCHS grads that were celebrated by Bishop Dennis Sullivan at Mass in Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood, on August 7, 2016. Elizabeth Ciechon and Mark Reinhold were married in April at St. Rose of Lima in Haddon Heights. Many CCHS alumni helped them celebrate, including their wedding party Julianne Reinhold Fallon ’03, Marissa Williamson ’08, Meghan Hardy ’08, Erin Griffiths ’08, Brooke Mazziotto ’08, Kathleen Portella ’08, Kurt Reinhold ’06, Pat McCloskey ’09, Mike Engle ’08, Collin McConnell ’08, Joe Cassano ’08 and Steve Ciechon ’04.
James Sprenger is studying to enter into the diocesan priesthood. He was one of several CCHS grads that were celebrated by Bishop Dennis Sullivan at Mass in Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood, on August 7, 2016. Inspired by Saint Padre Pio, James has begun formation at Saint Andrews Hall, Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, to answer his call to God. Luigi Nuñez graduated from St. Joseph’s University as a double major in computer science and mathematics. He has been named a recipient of a fellowship from the Global Health Corps (GHC). As a fellow, Nuñez will travel to Kampala, Uganda, to serve as an e-learning officer with the Program for Accessible Health Communication and Education (PACE). During his fellowship, Nuñez will serve in PACE’s IT sector, evaluating data to determine the success and failure rates of its projects and working with other departments to create and implement solutions to improve the efficiency of their initiatives to promote health equity.
Joe Bloss is the digital media intern at Comcast SportsNet. He will graduate next year from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Annie Varallo just completed a semester in Rome on the St. John's University campus. She has traveled all over Europe to eight different countries as well as cities within Italy.
Whitney Museum Visit The Green and White students spent their first day of summer on a road trip to New York City to experience modern art and city life in Chelsea. After enjoying delicious fare at Chelsea Market the group walked along the High Line, New York's converted elevated train line that is now a popular park along the waterfront. Their visit to the Whitney was highlighted by renowned works by Henry Taylor (pictured), Jasper Johns, Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper and Andy Warhol.
Rising advertising stars Elise Corbett (LaSalle University) and Michael Osowiecki (Rutgers University School of Business) were awarded with the Philly's Future Scholarship from the Philly Ad Club. Elise earned a $5,000 scholarship and Michael earned a $2,500 scholarship. Christopher Richardson modeled in New York Fashion Week this year.
Frank Varallo was named to the Eberly School of Business honors fraternity at Indiana University of PA where he is now an accounting major. CCHS Magazine
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Dance Team Ambassadorship to benefit Orphans Giavonna Gaw ’20 (pictured third from right), along with her fellow company dance team members from Today’s Dance Center in Medford, was invited to represent the United States as an Ambassador to the underprivileged children of Nassau, Bahamas on a recent mission trip. In Nassau, Giavonna performed the bulk of her service at the Ranfurly Home for Children, a safe place for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Giavonna and fellow ambassadors provided dinner for the orphans, presented donations raised by the dance members, distributed goodie bags to the children that were created by the dance team, and practiced dance with the orphans. Giavonna also attended the “Philly Connection” professional dance workshops with the orphans and participated in the “Love that Child Dance Concert” at the University of the Bahamas, where proceeds benefited the orphanage. Famous artists from the Bahamas and local dancers from Nassau also took part in this event. Giavonna is a current member of the Camden Catholic Dance Team.
Welcome New Vice Principals
Eileen Wilkinson joins us as Vice-Principal for Academic Affairs. Eileen has three decades of experience in Catholic education, serving as a Vice Principal for Academic Affairs at Saint Hubert High School in Philadelphia, Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, and Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr. A graduate of Chestnut Hill College and Villanova University, Eileen is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership at Immaculata University with course work focusing on curriculum development and student achievement.
National Commended Merit Students Seniors Andrea Paleos, Andrew Bank and Amanda Atkinson were honored as National Commended Merit Students for their exceptional performance on the SAT/PSAT test. They placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students.
Ann Clinton is joining CCHS as Vice Principal of Student Services. This position is new to our school, but it is critical as we develop programs that promote student success. Ann will be working with the Freshman Transition Program, Student Activities, Campus Ministry and the Parent’s Association to name a few. She is most recently coming from York Catholic High School in York, PA where over the course of 14 years she taught in the Religion Department, a Criminal Justice elective, served as the Religion Department chairperson and also served on administration as the Director of Studies. Previously she taught at Mother Cabrini High School in NYC. In between her time in education she served as an active duty officer in the US Army Military Police Corp, traveled around the globe and was a paratrooper.
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W H AT E V E R
B E C A M E O F. . .
The Class of 2013. . . Four Years Later Regina Boylan LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. POST-GRADUATION: will begin master’s degree studies in clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in addiction at Lipscomb University beginning January 2018. Max Delvalle
DREXEL UNIVERSITY – Will graduate in 2018 with a degree in informatics/software engineering; currently working at SAP in Newtown Square, Pa. POST-GRADUATION: a career in the software engineering field with future plans to obtain a master’s degree in software engineering.
Isabella Dolente THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON – Bachelor of Science degree in health administration. POST-GRADUATION: will begin an accelerated nursing program at either the University of Pennsylvania or Thomas Jefferson University. Alyssa Duffner
ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in
psychology. POST-GRADUATION: year of service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest (August 2017-August 2018).
Shannon McCormick DREXEL UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences (Summa Cum Laude). POST-GRADUATION: attending Salus University’s Physician Assistant Program and will graduate in 2019. Luigi Nuñez ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science. POST-GRADUATION: working a fellow at the Programme of Accessible Health, Communication, and Education in Kampala, Uganda through the Global Health Corps. Sarah Obuchowski ARCADIA UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Arts degree in biology/pre-physical therapy. POST-GRADUATION: will attend graduate school for physical therapy at Arcadia. Michael Osowiecki RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, CAMDEN – Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. POST-GRADUATION: will begin career as an account executive with 95.7 Ben FM, part of Beasley Media, in Bala Cynwyd.
Katelynn Reiss VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering POST-GRADUATION: will begin career at Lockheed Martin.
Moira Garrity RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, CAMDEN – Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. POST-GRADUATION: pursue a nursing position in the DC area.
Gabrielle Rosolia DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY – Enrolled in a 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy program with a projected graduation in May 2019.
ROWAN UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. POST-GRADUATION: a career in the field of environmental chemistry.
LASALLE UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Arts degree in mass
media/ journalism. POST-GRADUATION: video production assistant at CBS Sports Network in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Torunn Gundersen JUNIATA COLLEGE – Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife conservation with a concentration in environmental science. POST-GRADUATION: starts an internship at the Center for Animal Research for Education in Texas for Fall 2017, and then will serve another internship at the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary in Florida for Spring 2018 – aspires to be a tiger zookeeper at the Philadelphia Zoo within the next five years.
James Sprenger SETON HALL UNIVERSITY, ST. ANDREWS SEMINARY. POST-GRADUATION: future ordination as a priest in the Diocese of Camden. Stacy Sprindis White RUTGERS UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. POST-GRADUATION: obtain a position at a government agency or private company working with data analysis. Mie-Hawa Sumner RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK – Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. POST-GRADUATION: will attend graduate school at the University of Delaware to obtain master’s and education specialist degrees in school psychology.
Melissa Hearn LASALLE UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in communication science and disorders. POST-GRADUATION: currently enrolled in an accelerated program at LaSalle and will obtain her master’s degree in May of 2018; plans to work as a speech-language pathologist, improving the communication abilities of children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
Nicholas Torney ROWAN UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Arts degree in health and exercise science. POST-GRADUATION: plans to pursue a career in health care administration and eventually obtain a master’s degree – has an internship with Cooper University Hospital in their executive management department and hopes this will turn into a fulltime job and career.
John Keough DREXEL UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in game design and production/digital media. POST-GRADUATION: seek employment in his chosen field.
Tram Tran THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES – Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences. POST-GRADUATION: will attend The University of the Sciences, graduating in May 2019 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.
Karlee Kerchersky EASTERN UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science. POST-GRADUATION: works as a full time trainer at Next Generation Training Center in Montville, NJ. Nicholas Kline Currently is an actor in the local theater group, and provides reenactment services for the Colonial Fort of Mobile, Alabama (Fort Conde) – future plans are to further his education. Matthew Mahoney CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE & PRATT INSTITUTE – earned an associate degree in film in 2015; attends Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (President’s List) and will graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film. 40
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Claribel Villa ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY – Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and Spanish. POST-GRADUATION: obtain master’s degree in social work from Boston College. Christina Wambach THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON – Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. POST-GRADUATION: will take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) during the summer to officially become a registered nurse; will then begin applying for a hospital nursing job.
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IN MEMORIAM May you see God’s light on the path ahead. When the road you walk is dark. May you always hear, even in your hour of sorrow, the gentle singing of the lark. When times are hard may hardness never turn your heart to stone. May you always remember when the shadows fall – you do not walk alone. 1927 Frances Blake Crawford 1934 Catherine Haug Coyle 1936 Catherine Shusted Arnesen Elizabeth “Betty” Anlage Hillman Helen Stussy Hornyak Matthew “Pete” Ott Matilda Mayer Stangert 1938 Francis Fidell Angela Saponaro Visconti
1948 Alice Ridgway Aceto Bernadette Craig Burns Gregory Cavanagh Elizabeth “Betty” Mahoney Collins Joan McAdams Green Richard “Bud” Higgins Mary Fitzgibbons Hooey Edward W. Hughes Mary McVeigh Lundbeck Frederick “Pete” Mullin, Jr. Josephine Clayman Powell Jane Barth Woodfield
1939 Evelyn Cox Selvig
1949 Lawrence “Larry” Benecke Joseph Gaffney, Jr. John J. Holroyd Anthony F. Mecca
1940 Mary Siefring Dolan
1950 Robert Huber
1942 Rita Marie Ormsby HartmanIrwin
1951 Francis “Frank” Amato Patricia Falcey Bakey Francis “Franny” Campbell Thomas J. McLaughlin Sister Elizabeth O’Leary, OSF (Mary Anne O’Leary) Joan T. Schnitzius Geraldine “Gerry” Lynch Smith
1943 John F. Donegan Margaret “Peggy” McCammon Harold W. Rushton, M.D. 1944 Flora Carroll Henry “Bob” Spies Mary Agnes Sterratt Sullivan 1946 Marcella Neeld Farrell John W. Jagielski James A. Tobin 1947 Rita Martel DiGiacomo Elizabeth “Betty” Force Logue Robert J. Paull Lillian Celani Stiles
1952 Henry Kabel Kathryn Hampton Miller Josephine “Jo” Jagielski Raimondo 1953 Nicholas Mangano Pedro “Pete” Torres Joanne “Jo” McCool Schnitzius 1954 Marianne Lewis Carberry John W. Hannigan Edmund “Ted” Lenny John R. McClernan Robert Perrone Anna Marino Reedich Joseph F. Schmidt Margaret Mellon Smith
1955 Kathleen “Kay” McArdle Mary Ellen McDonald Judy Ittershagen O’Keefe 1956 Bernadette “Bernie” Bishop Elizabeth Corbett Marinelli Joseph M. Meizinger Harry J. Renz, Jr. 1958 Theresa McGranaghan Emerle Francis X. Folcher, Sr. Julia Walthy Hustis Johanna A. Robb 1959 Marion Rigilano Madiraca Granata James A. Henwood 1961 Regina Oteri Kozar Patricia Hughes Murphy
1968 Margaret “Marge” Coffee Biegalski Larry Burns Edwin J. Foster, Jr. James “Jim” Giosa Kathryn Woodrow Hutchinson 1969 Salvatore V. Leonardo 1971 Annette Niri Iannacone 1975 Kathleen “Bunkey” Maro Frame 1976 Joann Bonanni Dickinson Curtis Fisher, Jr. 1979 Michael A. DiSipio 1981 Thomas Devereaux
1962 Cesare Roger Dolente MaryKay McDermott
1993 Denis C. Collopy
1963 Paulette “Bonnie” Severino Slater
1994 William “Stu” Dudek
1964 Terry O’Brien Rev. James P. Rush
2000 Debra Ann Gianfortune
1965 Francis “Butch” DeLuca 1966 Joseph S. Bongiorno Theresa Mary “Terry” Fullmer Nancy Gosa Diorio Kissel Joseph F. Pestritto Albert “Al” Segrest
2003 Michelle Emmett 2005 Jessica A. Sudell
Former Faculty and Staff Rev. Joseph Burns Sister Frances Hewitt (Sister Mary Ambrose), RSM
1967 John J. Boris, Sr.
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Class Reunions SAVE
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75 Years! Class of 1942 and All Years Prior
55 Years! Class of 1962
You are cordially invited to a “75+ Year Reunion” hosted by the Advancement Office of Camden Catholic High School on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. Each alumnus, with a guest, is invited to join President Mary Whipkey for Mass in the Chapel followed by lunch. R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Van Es, Advancement Coordinator: Jennifer.email@example.com or 856-663-2247 ext. 133.
Will celebrate its 55th Reunion on Sunday, September 17th starting at 5 p.m. at Tavistock Country Club.
68 Years! Class of 1949 Will host their annual reunion at the Pennsauken Country Club on September 15, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. This is annually held on the third Friday of September at the same place, as long as enough classmates and spouses can attend.
65 Years! Class of 1952 Will host their 65th and final formal reunion on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The class will gather at St. Joan of Arc in Marlton for Mass at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at Marco's at Indian Spring Country Club at Noon. Contacts: Ann Pavlovich Sauer 856-939-5284 or Ed O'Brien 609877-0114.
61 Years! Class of 1956 Gathers multiple times throughout the year. To be added to the class mail/email list, contact Walt Sandell: firstname.lastname@example.org.
60 Years! Class of 1957 Tuesday, October 17 – Wednesday, October 18 at The Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City (Boardwalk and Park Place). Meet & Greet Tuesday, 4-6 p.m. The Vue Rooftop bar and lounge, 23rd floor. Dinner following at the Ocean View Room, 3rd floor. Cost: $50 payable to CCHS Class of 1957, c/o Pat Martin Sinon, 18 Oaks Drive, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Room rates $117.46, reserve by 9/15 by calling The Claridge at 844-224-7386 or claridge.com, use code cchs60.
45Years! Class of 1972 The Class of 1972 will hold its 45th Reunion on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Pennsauken Country Club. Please contact Susan Schmidt Bagocius for more information: 856-905-8015.
25 Years! Class of 1992 Will celebrate their 25th Reunion on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Time, place and details to be determined. Contact Charles Maimone (email@example.com or 609-280-6999) or Tina Caputi Kennevan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-230-7960) for additional details.
20 Years! Class of 1997 Save the Date of October 21 to celebrate with classmates! Visit the Camden Catholic Class of 1997 Facebook page for additional details.
15 Years! Class of 2002 Will host its 15 Year Reunion on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 710 p.m. at Pinsetters in Pennsauken. Cash bar, no cover, bowling lanes will be reserved! For more information contact Maureen Henderson D'Adamo: email@example.com.
5 Years! Class of 2012 Reunion planned for Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at the Whistlers Inn in Cinnaminson. RSVP online at www.picatic.com/ReunionCCHS12. Contact Marissa Wolfe Marissawolfe93@gmail.com or Ting Pan firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
50 YEARS! The Class of 1967 Reunion Weekend - September 15-17, 2017 Double Tree Guest Suites • 515 Fellowship Rd. Mt. Laurel NJ 08054 • 856-778-8999 Questions or additional information contact Grace Evans email@example.com or call/text 856-905-8996 (cell). Friday, September 15 at 7 p.m. Irish Football vs. Bishop Eustace with seats reserved for the Class of ‘67 Meet and greet at the Double Tree Lounge after the game.
Saturday, September 16 Cocktails 7-8 p.m. Dinner & Dancing 8-Midnight Tickets: $105 per person, includes cocktail hour with two drink tickets, butlered Hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner and dancing to the "Oldies" with DJ Dave Michaels. Sunday, September 17 Brunch is available at RED's Restaurant at the hotel: $9.95 continental breakfast or $14.95 to order. Please submit reunion news and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLANNING YOUR REUNION? For additional reunion information visit www.camdencatholic.org/reunions. 42
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2016-17 Reunion Celebrations 64 YEARS
The Class of 1952 gathered once again in October for a Mass at St. Joan of Arc, celebrated in honor of their deceased classmates, followed by a luncheon at Indian Spring Country Club.
The Class of 1956 gathered multiple times this year to celebrate their love of CCHS, friendships over the years, and many holidays. The class of ’56 is so loyal to their Alma Mater, and to one another. Bravo!
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS! The Class of 1966 made memories over an entire weekend in October to celebrate 50 years since graduation from CCHS. This is the very first class to spend all four years at “the new” CCHS in Cherry Hill after the school was rebuilt following the tragic fire in Camden. Classmates gathered at the Homecoming Football game on Friday, October 14 where members of the 1965 Irish football team were honored at halftime. Coached by Jim Delaney, the team of 1965 lost only 1 game before beginning the 16-game winning streak that continued with the 1966 state championship team. For their dinner-dance on Saturday, October 15, over 130 classmates gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill to celebrate, memorialize friends who have passed on, and share news from the last 50 years. On Sunday, the class gathered for a farewell Mass at Camden Catholic, celebrated by Monsignor Andrew Martin, President
Milly Montes, Julie DeMayo D’Alesandro, Tom D’Alesandro, Lois Forrester-Frye and Helen DiMedio
Emeritus. Led in song by Barbara Natale Thompson and Frank Nardi, it was a moving service for all in attendance. The group then enjoyed a delicious breakfast coordinated by Mary Anne Hess and friends.
JoAnn D’Adamo Watson (left) and Phyllis DeFrancesco Fleming did a beautiful and delicious job organizing the reunion breakfast at CCHS.
Pat Flanagan (left), Jeff Heller and Frank Tedesco
Barbara Natale Thompson (left) and Jackie Platzer Webb
Pat Kelly Kuchler and Joe Kuchler
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The Class of 1976 came home to CCHS and hosted their reunion in the newly renovated Dining Hall in September. Live music, dinner, dancing and reminiscing made the night go all too quickly. Thank you to the reunion planners for a fabulous evening!
The Class of 1981 partied like it was 1981 at their reunion in November at Aloft in Mt. Laurel. The weekend began with a happy hour icebreaker in the hotel lobby bar followed by reminiscing during cocktail hour which continued well into the evening of dinner and dancing. A few classmates even continued the fun at Jayâ€™s Elbow Room to end the night. Ten classmates were honored who passed away since graduation: Dominic Murtin, Kelly McFadden, Rosezina DeLarge, Suzanne Drumm, Rita Fabritis, Susan Hodosheff, Maura Bailey, Sharon Ianetta, Bruce Allen and Thomas Devereaux. Thank you to a wonderful reunion committee: Lynn Rebilas Dunn, Lisa Carrick, Linda Reeves Lang, MaryJo Bergbauer Nichols, Teresa Andris, Steve Bender, Don Gearhart and Ed Corbett. Thank you to all who attended for making it a night to remember!
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The Class of 1986 celebrated in style at Woodcrest Country Club in October. The incomparable Jane Sweet Fiola planned an awesome celebration for classmates who dined, danced and enjoyed the company of friends old and new.
The Class of 1991 celebrated their silver anniversary at the Tilted Kilt in Sicklerville.
SAVE THE DATE!
Bag Bingo Friday, October 13 at 6:30 Pisa Dining Hall Designer Bags & Prizes $25/person in advance. Purchase tickets www.camdencatholic.org. Benefits CCHS Parents Association
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Meet Our Board of Trustees 2017-2018 The Board of Trustees, in formation since March 24, 2003 has formed a powerful partnership with the school that helps to shape and secure the future of Camden Catholic for generations to come. The board has four standing committees: Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Academic Policy and Programs, and Advancement and Marketing. The Board is comprised of several alumni and parents of alumni, educators, community leaders, philanthropists, businesspeople and Diocesan representatives. It is with great loyalty and dedication that the board members serve our school community and help lead Camden Catholic with pride and passion. Mary Whipkey, MA, P ’01, ’03, ‘05 President Monsignor Andrew Martin, MA President Emeritus Heather Crisci, MA, P ‘17 Principal Mary Boyle, Superintendent, Diocese of Camden, Diocesan Representative Clare Diemer, Esq., Diocesan Attorney John (Jack) Pund ’74, Chairperson Jack is the Managing Director for JLP Associates, a finance counsel services. He is a CPA with a degree in Accounting from Villanova University, a Juris Doctorate from Widener University, and a MBA and a Masters in Laws of Taxation from Villanova University. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University. In 2016 Jack was inducted into the Camden Catholic Hall of Fame. John (Jack) Wixted ’68, P ’05 Vice Chairperson Jack is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Philadelphia-based Aramark. He has a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Law, a Master’s in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Jack was inducted into the Camden Catholic Hall of Fame in 2010 and serves as chair of the Hall of Fame committee.
William Barker ’67 After graduating from CCHS, Bill went on to The Catholic University of America to receive his BA in Politics, graduating Magna Cum Laude and as a member Phi Beta Kappa, before receiving his Juris Doctorate from Columbia University. After leading a successful law career in New York City and Philadelphia, including three years as Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, Bill took over ownership of Visual Communications, an exhibition company which specializes in creating exciting trade show and event environments. Bill is also a member of the St. Joseph Carpenter Society.
Dennis Corbett ’90 Dennis is a regional director of Putnam Investments, where he manages sales of mutual funds and related products, a fiscal regional budget, identification and recruitment of top talent, field training, and the cultivation of business relationships from the warehouse, independent and bank channels. He has been with Putnam for more than 17 years and brings a wealth of financial knowledge and management experience to the board.
Reverend John J. Fisher, OSFS Reverend Fisher served on the faculty at Northeast Catholic High School and Father Judge High School in Philadelphia, Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Florida and Salesianum School in Wilmington, where he was the principal from 1998 to 2004. Father is now the Rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the parish where Camden Catholic began its celebrated history and which nurtured and sustained it for its first eighty years.
George Hutchinson III, P ’00, ’02, ’04, ‘08 George is the president of Hutchinson Business Solutions (HBS), which reviews and validates specific business costs and provides opportunities for savings and increased profits. He is the father of four Camden Catholic graduates. Since graduating from the University of Dayton, George has worked in his family’s plumbing and heating/cooling businesses, helping grow the Hutchinson name from a small local plumbing outfit to a national contracting company. At HBS, George’s service is concentrated in the areas of Deregulated Utilities (Natural Gas and Electric), Alternative Energy, Voice & Data, Payroll Tax, Sales Tax, Business Insurance and Employee Benefits.
James J. Madden ’57, P ’92, ’96, ’98 Founder and Chairman of the Board of Madden & Madden Attorneys-at-Law, Jim is an accomplished attorney, respected business man and selfless civic servant. Jim graduated from LaSalle University undergraduate and Temple University School of Law. He contributes countless hours to the betterment of several local organizations as a board member, including the Camden Home for Children and the Larc School. He and his wife Agnes (Weatherby) ’63 are passionate advocates for Camden Catholic High School, volunteering their time to enhance the campus as well as leading fundraising efforts as co-chairs of the current capital campaign. 46
Midge Madden, P ‘00 Midge is a longtime educator with a Ph.D. in literacy from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an associate professor at Rowan University where she is Chair of the Reading Department and teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy courses. She is also the graduate advisor for the Collaborative Education Program and the Reading Clinic Director. Midge travels annually to South America where she conducts teacher institutes in schools in Guatemala, training teachers in effective literacy instruction.
Mariañela Nuñez Mariañela who is a member of the Latina-Hispanic Network, holds a Master’s degree from Villanova University. Having served as the ESL program director at St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Ms. Nuñez now works in the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese where her primary responsibility is the encouragement of Latino enrollment in Catholic schools.
John Pisa ’74 John is the President and CEO of The Pisa Group a telemarketing company offering newspaper sales, telemarketing services, and customer service support services for newspapers. He has 38 years of experience for newspaper marketing. John graduated from Glassboro State College and started his early career working for The Inquirer and used his entrepreneurial skills to build his own telemarketing company.
Linda Schilling ’70 Linda is chief administrative officer for Ironbound Capital Management LP located in Princeton. She previously was a partner at DeAngelis, Golubieski and Schilling, CPA’s, was senior manager of the audit department and director of administrative services for KPMG, and served as executive assistant for Peoples National Bank of Central Jersey. Linda earned her BS in accounting from Rutgers University in 1978, and is a CPA in the state of New Jersey. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Linda is also active in her parish, Nativity of Our Lord, located in Monroe Township. She serves as chair of the parish finance council and is president of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference.
Reverend Monsignor Leonard G. Scott Monsignor Scott holds a doctorate in canon law, is a former president of the Canon Law Society of America. Monsignor, who is a member of the Black Caucus of Clergy and Religious, is a former judicial vicar of the Diocese of Camden and has also served as a pastor of three parishes in the Diocese.
Nancy Singer ’76 Nancy is the executive director, global leadership learning and development at Merck & Co. Inc. She has been a trailblazer among female pharmaceutical executives and has a unique professional background, blending executive leadership in commercial business with human resources for over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Known for turning visions into reality, she has built startup companies, led enterprise transformations, managed through three mergers and helped to build new company cultures. Nancy led large sales and marketing teams through critical market events to exceed revenue targets and has developed multiple new capabilities over her career.
Kevin D. Walsh, Esq. ’91 Kevin is an accomplished civil rights attorney who is currently the executive director of the Fair Share Housing Center, a non-profit organization which defends the housing rights of lower income families. He also serves as counsel for New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and has been a loyal board member with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Camden since 2002. He has been honored as “Lawyer of the Year” by the New Jersey Law Journal and presented with the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award at Rutgers University Law School. Kevin was inducted into the Camden Catholic Hall of Fame in 2016.
Deacon John F. Werner Deacon Werner retired as the chief financial officer of the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, serves as a member of the Audit Committee of the diocesan Finance Council and as a member of the Finance Council itself.
Honor Faith Loyalty CCHS Magazine
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Annual Report 2016–2017 “For it is in giving that we receive” – St. Francis of Assisi
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Annual Report of Gifts
2016–2017 Annual Giving The list that follows includes all donors to Camden Catholic for 2016-2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). If your name has been omitted or listed incorrectly, we apologize and ask that you notify us so that we can correct our records. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Levels of Giving
Summary of Giving by Level
No. of Donors
Total by Level
Green & White
gifts to $ 99
Green & White
gifts to $ 99
Top Five Classes By Amount Given Overall
Year 1956 1974 1957 1976 1978
Amount $64,843.63 $57,725.00 $37,357.00 $25,525.00 $16,500.00
By Percent of Participation
Year 1960 1957 1969 1947 1968
Percentage 10.64% 10.44% 9.75% 9.45% 9.25% Annual Fund Total Raised =
$ 207,489 unrestricted funds $ 226,362 restricted (athletics, arts, academics, 125th Capital Campaign)
by Amount Given Overall
Mr. and Mrs. Pepe Piperno
Mr. John Langan and Ms. Judith Nadell
Estate of Msgr. Joseph William Devlin
Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Mary Saile
Dr. John M. Tedeschi ’56
Mr. John Pisa ‘74
Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust (Mary M. Short ‘57)
Questions regarding any donations through gift annuities, life insurance, or wills please contact Jennifer Van Es at 856-663-2247 ext. 133. You can also visit www.cchslegacy.org to learn more about Legacy Giving.
$ 691,940 tuition assistance $ 246,038 Scholarships
$ 1,371,829 TOTAL Of this total, $937,978 was donordirected to scholarships and tuition assistance and we received our first Endowment Legacy gift of $75,000.
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Leaving a Legacy: Growing Your Gift
1887 Legacy Society Members of the 1887 Legacy Society have left a gift or made provisions in their estate for a gift to Camden Catholic. We are grateful for their generosity and for remembering their Alma Mater in this incredibly special way. Robert J. Degnan ’55* Rev. Msgr. Joseph W. Devlin ’47* Miriam F. Haehl ’42* Rev. Msgr. Andrew Martin ’60 Rev. Msgr. Bob McDermott ’60 Marie C. Miller ’52* Patricia Sirna Nordt ’71 Irene M. Reynolds ’43* Charles (Chic) and Mary Saile Rear Admiral Joseph ’58 and Barbara (Wagner) ’60 Strasser *Indicates deceased members. For more information on joining the 1887 Legacy Society visit www.cchslegacy.org or call 856-663-2247.
Legacy Giving: An Explanation www.cchslegacy.org Why consider legacy giving? Legacy giving provides a time-honored method for a donor to express generosity and commitment to Camden Catholic High School, while benefiting both the donor and the school. Depending on the legacy giving vehicle, donors may continue to enjoy income and other benefits while making a gift. In addition, the federal tax code provides for various legacy gift instruments, which may offer benefits that may favorably affect a donor’s present and future income and estate taxes. Gifts We Gratefully Accept Camden Catholic High School accepts gifts for the purpose of furthering its mission. Legacy gifts can come in the form of a deferred gift, a gift where the School benefits from a remainder interest, or a combination of the two. The available options include: • • • • •
Bequests Charitable Gift Annuities Charitable Remainder Trusts Real Property Life Insurance
Recognition of Gifts Execution of a legacy gift agreement immediately entitles the donor to recognition as part of the School’s 1887 Legacy Society. Donors may choose to remain anonymous. For more information or to connect with us regarding an intended gift please visit the Legacy Giving website: www.cchslegacy.org, or contact the Advancement Office at 856-663-2247 or Jennifer.VanEs@camdencatholic.org.
DID YOU KNOW?
If you are age 70 ½ or older you may be able to take advantage of an important incentive that allows individuals to make gifts from their IRA accounts to one or more charitieswith no federal income tax liability. Contact your financial advisor for details on how to arrange an IRA Charitable Rollover gift.
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The Campaign for the Future: $6.2 Million Elevates Our Educational Experience By Mary Whipkey, President
Since 2013 I have been honored to serve as the third president in Camden Catholic’s storied history. Upon taking over I was asked, almost immediately, to lead the school’s first-ever Capital Campaign with a $6 million goal. Ambitious? Yes. Achievable? Yes! Raising funds at the high school level is a challenge, as many individuals place the importance of a donation to their college alma mater or other philanthropic causes before that of their high school. At Camden Catholic, however, one of our unparalleled strengths is the spirit of our alumni. Since 1887, the Camden Catholic educational experience has changed the lives of 20,000 young people, forged everlasting friendships (and many marriages), and has shaped the spirit of souls who always remember to give back. My conversations with alumni over the last few years are heartwarming. Across the country, our graduates express their appreciation for the strong moral foundation they were taught either by a favorite Sister of Mercy, priest, or lay teacher. So often the common thread of these stories is the level of care: received, given, accepted and shared. Camden Catholic is a place that cared about them as teenagers, cared about their future, and cared about giving them the best. From the 1937 alumnus who heard the fight song at his 75th reunion and said "I still get chills when I hear that song," to a recent graduate who thanked me for helping him become a better person, this place has cared about thousands of teenagers. This deep rooted regard for the formation of our young people has formed the spirit of Camden Catholic, and it is contagious.
Capital Projects The school building is close to 60 years old, and is in need of continual maintenance. The operating budget (supported by tuition) concentrates on general upkeep and repairs. In order to continue to attract new families, we must invest in new spaces which enhance our students’ learning experiences. The Campaign for the Future allowed us to fully renovate and expand two key areas of the school: the cafeteria and the library. The John Pisa Dining Hall transformed the cafeteria space into a warm, contemporary and communal dining area. The long bingo tables were replaced with round tables and colorful seating. The outdated and worn space was replaced with a bright, modern and clean dining area. Students gather here as a place to build community and new families are invigorated to see an investment in our surroundings. This $750,000 project was completed thanks to a large donation from John Pisa ’74 as well as many other donors to the campaign.
It is the sensitivity to this Camden Catholic spirit that contributed to such a successful campaign. I often express to incoming families that one of the strengths of our school is the dedicated alumni. They truly care about the future of the school and its evolution in a 21st century society. I am so thankful for the spirited, social and community-driven culture of our alumni which has allowed us to raise $6.2 million dollars for the sustainable growth of Camden Catholic. The Campaign for the Future was a three-pronged effort focused on 1) Capital Projects; 2) Scholarship Funds; and 3) Annual Fund growth.
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“We must not merely will our neighbors good but actually work to bring it about.” -Thomas Aquinas The Ethel Mae Hocker Information Commons transformed the library into a $1.2 million collaborative learning space. The footprint was enlarged by enveloping two adjacent classrooms, creating a larger flexible space for students to work collaboratively, modeled after the design of college learning spaces.
The Commons are named in honor of generous scholarship donors Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hocker, in memory of Mr. Hocker’s mother Ethel Mae. Camden Catholic is proud to be among the selected schools supported by the Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation. In addition, we have received substantial support in honor of Monsignor Bob McDermott ’60, one of our school’s most proud champions. The “cube” Collaborative Learning Center is named in honor of “Father Bob” and the thousands of students who he has impacted over the years. In this space we incorporated an innovative learning area equipped with software to enable students to present and collaborate on various projects. John M. Tedeschi, MD ’56 was also a generous donor to the project and has a study space named in his honor. The Information Commons is enhanced by modern furniture with the help of Robert Chevalier ’60, owner of Boomerang, Inc. Fulton Bank of New Jersey, the Camden Catholic Parents Association and the Class of 2016 also assisted with the funding of the circular librarian’s desk and additional furniture.
Scholarship Funds Increased Scholarship Funds are an essential element of a stable enrollment at CCHS. As the price of tuition continues to increase, due to salaries and health insurance benefits, the cost of a Camden Catholic education becomes prohibitive for many. We are incredibly fortunate with this aspect of the campaign thanks to several consistent scholarship donors: Judith Nadell and John Langan committed $1 million over five years: Peggy and Pepe Piperno committed to a $500,000 pledge to their scholarship program and Mary and Chic Saile recently gave a legacy gift of $750,000 over 10 years. We are determined to build on the legacy giving program, as well as the formation of several endowments. Looking to protect the future is paramount among our goals.
Annual Fund The Annual Fund arm of the campaign helps to highlight the importance of annual giving. We have been blessed with many alumni who are faithful to their yearly donation. This fund is what helps Camden Catholic bridge the ever-increasing gap between tuition price and actual operational costs. It is so important for us to continue to grow this fund as the campaign closes.
The last phase of this project will be the replacement of windows. We continue to raise money for this effort in the Information Commons and throughout the school. Energy efficiency in the long term will be a tremendous cost savings.
Thomas Aquinas said, “we must not merely will our neighbors good but actually work to bring it about.” To all of you who have contributed to the campaign I thank you for helping to bring it about. I hope you can spread the word to all who may have thought about it, and they too can continue to make this the best high school in South Jersey. Thank you for giving to a place which has given you so much.
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JOIN THE SHAMROCK SOCIETY Become a member. Make Connections. Be the diference.
The Shamrock Society is a premier annual giving club supporting the Camden Catholic Annual Fund. Each year the Annual Fund enables us to provide necessary improvements to our academic departments, arts groups and athletic teams. It also provides funding to award scholarships and financial assistance to our students with demonstrated financial need. Approximately 30% of our students receive some form of financial assistance, which all comes from contributions to the Annual Fund.
To Become a Member Make a gift or pledge of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund during our fiscal year beginning July 1st and ending June 30th. Membership is renewable annually with a gift of $1,000 or more. Membership Benefits • Invitation to select home games and special events • Recognition in Shamrock Society listing within the Annual Report and at Hall of Fame event • Special gift
SHAMROCK SOCIET Y MEMBERS Bill & Anne Barker Mr. Edward F. Brennan Mr. Patrick J. Brennan II Rev. Msgr. William Brennan Thomas and Sharon Brown Edward F. Burke Betty Jean Buck Byrnes Michael and Annemarie Byrnes Jerry Campbell Barbara (Hillman) & Patrick Carr Rick & Denise Caruso Brian and Peggy Cassano Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Casserly Mr. Robert Chevalier Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Connolly Dennis Corbett Frank & Jenna Cornely Barbara & Buzz Cortese Jim Coyle Walter Crossley Lorraine Adinolfi Cucinotta Ray Curry Dr. & Mrs. Mark DeLaurentis
Vice Admiral Nanette DeRenzi John & Nancy DiCiurcio Robert DiMaio Robert P. DiStanislao Joyce Endt Donahue Anonymous Nancy Palombo Ehle Mr. T. J. and Paula Escott Lizzio Admiral & Mrs. William J. Fallon, USN, Ret. Dom Flamini Anne Uhland Frontino Anthony Fugaro & Delia Settanni Fugaro Helen Arbeiter Gambogi Dr. and Mrs. Thurman and Elaine (Essner) Gillespy, Jr. Tony & Lynn Giorgio Honorable Rochelle Gizinski Mr. Eaton Goldthwaite Charles and Sallie Grandi Carl J. Gregorio, Esq Mr. Robert T. Healey
Mr. Timothy Higgins Richard & Carol Hoag Dr. Karl Holzinger Alfred Juliano, M.D. Dr. Louis and Margaret Mary McDermott Keeler Francis & Mimi McDermott Keeley James F. Kelly Ms. Marie M. Kennedy Jane Hartman Kenney Joseph T. and Karen Kenney The Kiely Family Brian and Kim Kirwan Ms. Anne Koons Mr. John Langan & Ms. Jusith Nadell Frank & Michele Law Dr. John Legere Dr. Joseph Loscalzo Col. William J. Lynch, USAF. Agnes and Jim Madden Midge and Mike Madden Elizabeth Madden Black Mr. James McCauley
Rev. Msgr. Robert McDermott Dennis and Rachel McGonigle Mr. James M. McGrath Dr. & Mrs John McInerney Tony & Peggy (Testa) Messina John J. Mogck III Joe Nardi Bill & Tricia (Hunt) O'Callaghan Jay and Lisa O'Donnell Tom & Donna Paolini Frank Paro Greg Peterson Ms. Molly Mullin Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Pepe Piperno John Pisa Lew and Kathy Procacci Kristen & Jack Pund Mr. Dean Ragone Charles & Mary Ann Reed Eileen O'Neil Reilly Charles and Mary Saile Linda M. Schilling and James Golubieski
Stephen M. Schmitz Ed Sexton Shea's Drycleaning, Matt Walsh Frank Sheahan Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust (Mary M. Short) Nancy and Harry Singer Rear Admiral Joseph and Barbara Strasser Mr. Joseph C. Strippoli Donna Crovetti Taylor Dr. John Tedeschi Frank and Michele Tedesco Michael Tursi Robert Viggiano Ron & Paula (D’Antonio) Villa Colleen M. Ready Michael J. Ward Mr. & Mrs. William Weatherby Christina & Mark Worthington David M. Zaiser
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Annual Report of Gifts Memorial Gifts Camden Catholic is grateful to have received many donations in memory of loved ones. Thank you to all who chose memorial donations in lieu of flowers to benefit the students of Camden Catholic John Abiuso ’53 (Unrestricted) Charles Irwin
Marie Hulburt (Unrestricted) Kathy Berry
Larry McGinley (Unrestricted) Monica M. McGinley
John J. Boris ’67 (Football) Brian Globeman Andrea Sweeney
John Jagielski (Performing Arts) Lee Ann Jagielski-Maginnis
Barbara McHugh (Unrestricted) Daniel Cassidy John Dinger Jean Gardner Thomas Goebig Blaise Lacca Anthony R. Leone Dennis McHugh Pat McHugh Peggy McHugh Thomas J. McHugh Thomas J. McHugh Dorothy Petitta Nancy Pile George Sanders Mark Schlegel Edward Schmidt Jennie V. Schoellkopf Dorothy Schuler Eva Singer Dean Sivley James Soffer Robert Vasquez
Joseph A. Buenzle ’54 (Performing Arts) Mary C. Buenzle Bernadette Burns ’48 (Unrestricted) Rose Mary Brannigan John J. Callahan (Unrestricted) Shane M. Whipkey John L. Carlin (Campaign for the Future) Shawn Carlin Rev. Msgr. James Carr ‘45 (Unrestricted) Jennifer L. Wilkins-LaRosa Joan Carrick (Tuition Assistance) Lisa A. Carrick Sister Michele Coughlin (Hall of Fame Scholarship) Pat Brown Carl Cuneo ’40 (Unrestricted) Teresa Cuneo Pat Cunning (Tuition Assistance) Jennifer C. Kelley Brian J. Deutsch ’98 (Unrestricted) Nicole K. Bailey John Dulczak Erin C. Dewechter Katherine Dewechter Edward Diefendorf ’44 (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III
Robert F. Kane (Unrestricted) Mary C. Buenzle Anne Cutler Joseph P. Grimes, DDS Francis Duvernois Bernard Esoda The Sieck Family Michael Frain Gloria Gosnear Joseph F. Greene Susan Greene Kevin Griese APN Group Walter Heim Tim Kane Francis Keeley Irene S. Kiernan Mitchell B. Kowal J. Thomas Lacasse Courtney Malcarney Kathryn Maynes Susan McCandless Vincent McDermott William P. McGann Ray Mitchell Harriet Mullen Corey Odom Mary O'Malley Marie Plum Joseph A. Riggs Patricia Schneider Michael Schofield South Camden Iron Works Elizabeth Valecce Thomas Whittington Anthony Zito Adam Kasilowski (Unrestricted) Lisa Kasilowski
Susan C. Black Fitzpatrick ’85 (Tuition Assistance) Katherine Grace
Bill Kenney (Tuition Assistance) Richard Kenney
Jasmine M. Gonzalez ‘11 (Tuition Assistance) Class of 2011
Joe H. Kenney (Tom Kenney Scholarship) Tomas Corbett Donald Cunningham
Douglas Hamilton (Hall of Fame Scholarship) Pat O’Brien
Salvatore Leonardo (Unrestricted) Loretta Leonardo
Richard Higgins ‘48 (Unrestricted) Carlo Joseph G. Santa Teresa Thomas S. Higgins ’54 (Unrestricted) Marylou Higgins Harry Houwen ’47 (Unrestricted) Louise Houwen
Leon Loveland (Unrestricted) Ruth L. Wilkerson Rose Madden (Athletic Department) Elizabeth R. Madden-Black Nicholas Mangano (Unrestricted) Patrick Kennedy
Sister Edna McLarney (Hall of Fame Scholarship) Pat Brown Albert Mills (Unrestricted) William J. Weatherby Edward Mogck (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III Eleanor Mogck (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III John J. Mogck, Jr. ’39 (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III
Jane L. Johnston Julia Lineman Scott Magee Kenneth Marini Robert J. Paolini Kathryn Prussock Joseph A. Riggs Amy Smalfus Anne Mogck Patello ’48 (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III John L. Pund, Sr. (Tuition Assistance) Kristen and Jack Pund Len Rebilas (Boys Basketball) Leonard Rebilas, Jr. CPL John Michael Reid, USMC ’65 (Hall of Fame Scholarship) Alfred J. Juliano, M.D. Pat O’Brien Brian Robson (Unrestricted) Terrence M. Robson Harry K. Stinger (Unrestricted) Mary Stinger Catherine Sweeney (Unrestricted) Kelly Ann McMullin Marie Tasch Campbell (Tuition Assistance) Jean Gardner Sister Winifred Thomas (Hall of Fame Scholarship) Pat Brown Sister Winifred Thomas (125th Campaign – Library) Barbara A. Williams, RMS, ‘56 Ginger Walsh (Unrestricted) John W. Walsh
Thomas Mogck ‘41 (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III Carmen M. Montes-Garcia (Tuition Assistance) Carmen M. Garcia Shirley O’Brien (Football) Patrick O’Brien Terry O’Brien (Unrestricted) William Holder Anna T. Onofrio (Unrestricted) Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Thomas J. Dagney Virginia S. Gray Patricia Howder
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Annual Report of Gifts Giving Clubs Emerald $20,000+ Connelly Foundation Estate of Joseph William Devlin Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation Mr. John Langan and Ms. Judith Nadell Mr. and Mrs. Pepe Piperno John Pisa Charles and Mary Saile Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust (Mary M. Short) Dr. John Tedeschi Legacy $10,000-$19,999 Mr. Robert Chevalier Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Connolly Mr. Robert P. DiStanislao Charles and Sallie Grandi Grandi Family Foundation Mr. Robert T. Healey The Luke W. Jordan, Jr. Foundation James F. Kelly The Miller Family Charitable Trust John J. Mogck III Mr. Joseph C. Strippoli South Jersey Scholarship Fund Welsh Scholarship Founder $5,000-$9,999 Diocese of Camden EFM Foundation Fulton Bank of New Jersey Mr. T. J. and Paula Escott Lizzio Joseph T. and Karen Kenney Estate of Sara F. Kenny Ms. Anne Koons Agnes '63 and Jim '57 Madden Merck Partnership For Giving Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. Mr. Dean Ragone Linda M. Schilling '70 and James Golubieski Sharkey Family Charitable Trust Michael Tursi '83 Mr. and Mrs. William Weatherby Mercy $2,500-$4,999 Aramark Brian and Peggy Cassano Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Casserly Dennis Corbett Walter Crossley Estate of Robert J. Degnan Vice Admiral Nanette DeRenzi John & Nancy DiCiurcio James and Johanna Guilfoyle Trust Scholarship Richard & Carol Hoag Midge and Mike Madden Joe Nardi '76 Nancy and Harry Singer Robert Christopher Skaf Foundation Frank and Michele Tedesco '66 Ron and Paula (D'Antonio) Villa Shamrock $1,000-$2,499 Bill & Anne Barker Mr. Patrick J. Brennan II Mr. Edward F. Brennan Rev. Msgr. William Brennan Thomas and Sharon Brown Edward F. Burke Michael and Annemarie Byrnes Betty Jean Buck Byrnes Jerry Campbell Barbara (Hillman) & Patrick Carr Rick '70 & Denise (Brady) Caruso '77 Frank & Jenna Cornely Buzz and Barbara Cortese Jim Coyle Lorraine Adinolfi Cucinotta Ray Curry Dr. and Mrs. Mark DeLaurentis Robert DiMaio Joyce Endt Donahue Anonymous Nancy Palombo Ehle
Admiral & Mrs. William J. Fallon, USN, Ret. Dom Flamini Anne Uhland Frontino Anthony Fugaro '57 & Delia Settanni Fugaro '58 Helen Arbeiter Gambogi Dr. and Mrs. Thurman and Elaine (Essner) Gillespy, Jr. Anthony and Linda Giorgio Honorable Rochelle Gizinski Mr. Eaton Goldthwaite Carl J. Gregorio, Esq Mr. Timothy Higgins Dr. Karl Holzinger Alfred Juliano, M.D. Dr. Louis and Margaret Mary McDermott Keeler Francis and Mimi McDermott '48 Keeley Ms. Marie M. Kennedy Jane Hartman Kenney The Kiely Family Brian and Kim Kirwan Frank & Michele Law Dr. John Legere Dr. Joseph Loscalzo Col. William J. Lynch, USAF. Elizabeth Madden Black Mr. James McCauley Rev. Msgr. Robert McDermott Dennis '78 & Rachel '79 McGonigle Mr. James M. McGrath Dr. & Mrs John McInerney Tony & Peggy (Testa) Messina Bill & Tricia (Hunt) O'Callaghan Jay and Lisa O'Donnell Tom & Donna Paolini Frank Paro Greg Peterson Ms. Molly Mullin Phillips Lew and Kathy Procacci Kristen and Jack Pund Charles & Mary Ann Reed Eileen O'Neil Reilly Stephen M. Schmitz Ed Sexton Frank Sheahan Rear Admiral Joseph and Barbara Strasser Donna Crovetti Taylor '68 Robert Viggiano Colleen M. Ready Michael J. Ward Christina & Mark Worthington David M. Zaiser Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation CCHS Student Government Shea's Drycleaning Porsche of The Main Line Garden State Home Loans Inc. The Irish $500-$999 Mrs. Martha Macys Abbinante Bernadette Magann Baylor Bill Bennett George F. Beppel Tim Bieg and Kate Madden Bieg Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Brennan Carol & Joe Burke Christopher J. Burns Rev. Joseph Capella Mrs. Beth Wagner Coyne Mr. Joseph H. Danfield III Maura & Jesse Daniels Kathleen Montgomery DePetris George Eisele & Ellen Lawrence Henry Engel Pat "Dooley" Fennimore Claire Cybulski Foster Bill Fynes Phil Gentlesk Mr. Charles Grimley Mrs. Margaret Maguire Groce Patricia Carlson Gulleti Barbara Hannon (Gass) Mr. & Mrs. George Hutchinson Brenton Hutchinson Lee Ann Jagielski-Maginnis Louis & Monica (McCauley) Keeler
John T. Kelley Mr. Charles J. Kelly Mr. James Kiefer Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Kuchler Mr. Jim Lynch Charles A. Maimone, Jr. Joe and Patrice Maro Msgr. Andrew Martin Constance McAneney, M.D. Mr. Michael F. McCurdy James McNasby Jack & Maryanne Merritt Jack and Maryanne Merritt Mr. Anthony Murry Ms. Rhonda S. Norton Isaac and Akos Nuamah Kevin & Mary Ann O'Brien Michael and Kathryn Sinatra O'Callaghan Ines Palombo Claire Pfeffer Mark A. Platzer The Polashock Family Mrs. Carla Volpe Porter Michael Procacci Sara Procacci -Wilson Daniel and Audrey Rice Brian '90 & Erin '91 Romani Mr. Drew M. Rosenfeld Gregg Saldutti Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott Mr. John Scranton Janice Caniglia Shapiro Tom Shemeley Gerald Siefring,Jr., Ph.D Loretta Stachiotti Kathleen Sullivan Ralph & Heather (Enriquez) Tallman Lois Quigley Trani Laurence Usignol Annabella Barber Verna Mr. Craig M. Williams Tricia (Kenney) and John Wixted Leonard & Catherine Wood Diane Zannoni The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation Boeing GE Foundation Procacci Development Co., Inc. Eaton Vance Investment Managers Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc. GlaxoSmithKline Spire $250-$499 Mark and Susana Arencibia Mary Anne McAnally Baltish Bank of America Tom Barbera & Marie Nasuti Robert Beideman Jim Bigley Kathryn Braun Bolich Lawrence J. Borger Pat and Wally Brown Rich Callahan Mr. Bill Casey Loretta A. Cianci-Watson Class of 2011 Tom '62 & Sheila '63 Clifford Mr. and Mrs. Blaise Cona Jim Cook Mr. Tomas Corbett Richard and Caitlin Martin Crowell Dave and Ellie Cuneo Rev. James Dabrowski Keith Dailey Mrs. Frances M. D'Ambrisi Mrs. Donna Davis John and Nancy Denton Marty Derer Emily Cuneo DeSmedt Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Dunn John and Mary Dymond Joseph R. Eisenhardt Joseph R. Eisenhardt Ron Emma Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC Irene Fitzsimmons Mary Ellen Tolson Flinn Hugh and Marie Gallagher
John J. Gallagher Mr. Nicholas Giampetro Mr. John Glennon Mr. Jeffrey C. Gosnear Patricia Amendolia Gotta Craig C. Hamilton Margaret (Staats'53) and Bill Heath Jim Higgins The Holland Family, Tom '68 Joan Gaffney Hurley The IFF Foundation Michelle Sears Jones Tim Kane Mr. John Keating Maureen Keller Mrs. Patricia Wicker-Kennedy Ms. Mary Kenney Mr. Michael Kiely Knights of Columbus Council 6520 Mr. Jeffrey Koelsch Leonard Lazarick Sr. Brian Leahy Maureen Meehan Lee James Leimkuhler Mr. Joseph Levy Mr. James Lumley David A. MacDonald Charles & Andrea Maimone Marcella Marcozzi Ms. Christine F. Matera Richard McCarthy Kevin and Nancy McColgan Margaret Hutchinson McElroy Joseph McGinley Mr. Sean P. McGowan The Frank P. McHugh family Jack Messick Mr. Harry J. Metzinger Judith Mullen Bishop George V. Murry Robert Murtin Raymond Nardi Richard '51 and Kathryn Smaldore '52 Noble Colleen (Lumley) O'Brien Virginia A. Onofrio Mr. Dominic Palladino, Jr. James Parry Bernard A. Pekala, MD Howard E. Pfeffer Mr. Richard L. Piccoli Dan & Michelle (McManus) Potts PSEG Foundation Eileen Horan Rabbitt David M. Ragonese Steven F. Rauch Brian Rice Terry and Rosemarie Robson Joseph H. Rodriguez Emil & Missy (Atwell) Rotaeche Mr. and Mrs. Willliam F. Saldutti Edward Schemenski Brett Schmidt Albert ’59 & Carol ’58 Holt Schuler Jack Sinon Richard '55 and Mary E. Muller '56 Smith Robert and Kathryn Smith The Spangler Family Joe Steinhagen Jim & Mickey Steinitz Kathleen McDermott Strott Mary DeRosa Sutherland Joe & Andrea Sweeney Joe and Andrea Sweeney Anonymous '62 Joseph Tamney Mr. William Taylor Vince & Jeanette Torno Miss Mabel L. Valladares Judy Varallo-Morris Mireille Velazquez Theodore W. Walter Jr. The Ward Family Fund Ms. Roseanne Watson-Wark Colin & Mary Whipkey Ruth L. Wilkerson Maryann Wixted-Weyer Bruce & Patricia Wright
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Annual Report of Gifts Giving by Class Year * 3+ consecutive years of giving ** 5+ consecutive years of giving *** 10+ consecutive years of giving
Class of 1937 % Participation: 1.05% Total Committed: $15 Green & White Mrs. Ruth Petit
Class of 1938 % Participation: 0.99% Total Committed: $50 Green & White Frances K. Wallace*
Class of 1940 % Participation: 0.83% Total Committed: $100 Green & White James A. Marley
Class of 1941 % Participation: 2.01% Total Committed: $600 Spire Leonard Lazarick Sr. Century Teresa M. Cuneo Edwin D. Dougherty**
Class of 1942 % Participation: 0.72% Total Committed: $100 Century Mary Jane McMaster Courtright
Class of 1943 % Participation: 1.99% Total Committed: $335 Century Dorothy Deckert* Philip A. Valvardi, Jr.*** Green & White Gerald E. Siefring***
Class of 1944 % Participation: 0.96% Total Committed: $50 Green & White Marguerite D'Auria Szawlewicz
Class of 1945 % Participation: 1.52% Total Committed: $50 Green & White Rudolph C. Camishion*** Anna Appenzeller Craig
Class of 1946 % Participation: 3.72% Total Committed: $690 Spire Ruth L. Wilkerson*** Century Marie Tomlinson Sihelnik*** Green & White Emma E. Darpino Peg Delozier Harnan John and Irene (Grace '48) McHugh Marie Collier Wilmot***
Class of 1947 % Participation: 9.45% Total Committed: $13,870 Legacy Mr. Robert T. Healey** Shamrock Betty Jean Buck Byrnes Helen Arbeiter Gambogi*** The Irish Claire Cybulski Foster*** Spire Joan Gaffney Hurley*** Century Gennaro C. Leone*** Jerry Lordan*** John A. Marchesani* Theresa Gerney Paulson** Mary Jane (Tobin) Schillinger Dorothy Schnitzius Richard J. Sexton*** Green & White J. Thomas LaCasse** Bill and Harriet Mullen** Mrs. Marie Plum Sister Patricia Welsh, RSM*
Class of 1948 % Participation: 5.00% Total Committed: $3,875 Shamrock Ed Sexton Spire Mrs. Frances M. D'Ambrisi Century Alice Ridgway Aceto * Thomas E. Daley*** Jean Tasch Gardner*** Raymond H. Fitzmaurice*** Frank and Mimi McDermott '48 Keeley* Green & White Rose Mary (Smith) Brannigan* Elizabeth L. Deutsch Joan Gideon Love** Irene (Grace) and John ('46) McHugh James L. Waldron*
Class of 1949 % Participation: 5.61% Total Committed: $2,035 Shamrock Dr. and Mrs. Thurman and Elaine (Essner) Gillespy, Jr.* Spire Joseph H. Rodriguez* Century Mrs. Mary Divine Colangelo*** Joan and Julian DiFiore George Donnelly*** Louise Prause Houwen* John F. Mahon Patricia Mahoney Smith Green & White Rita G. Nardi*** Joyce Schmidt*** Mary Lou McCarthy Venella*** Anna Rita Zimmerman
Class of 1950 % Participation: 9.13% Total Committed: $2,560 The Irish Bernadette Magann Baylor*** Spire Joseph McGinley***
Century Theresa P. Alpaugh* Gene Dolan Mary Gramigna*** Barbara Jennis Malone*** Sister Dolores Patterson, RSM* Dave and Pat Reader*** Delores (Petreshock) Ruple Mrs. Dorothy McHugh Schuler** Mary McKernan Wolfram Green & White Elizabeth Hampton Bittner** Catherine (Leone) Broome*** Mrs. Patricia Carty Joseph Costanzo Janet DiCiurcio D. Patricia (Callahan) McCaw*** Jane Marchesani McCullen*** Dorothy Davis Ward***
Class of 1951 % Participation: 8.76% Total Committed: $3,136 Shamrock Jane Hartman Kenney*** Spire Richard and Kathryn Smaldore '52 Noble* Theodore W. Walter Jr.** Century Ernest (Ernie) J. Caruso* Kathleen Gramigna Garrity* Jack Higgins* Charles P. McFadden** Mrs. Jane Bradley McLaughlin* Dr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Mullin** Frank Whelan Green & White Jane Dalton Mary E. Dunbar*** Joseph A. Fanelle*** Mrs. Rita Heeter Mr. Jack Keating Mary Puzzutiello McClaine*** Elizabeth Shute Morenc*** Tom O'Donnell Mary Elizabeth J. O'Leary, OSF**
Class of 1952 % Participation: 8.19% Total Committed: $14,100 Legacy Mr. Joseph C. Strippoli Shamrock Edward F. Burke*** The Irish Annabella Barber Verna*** Spire Richard '51 and Kathryn (Smaldore) Noble* Jack Sinon** Century John Colacci Joseph P. Hurst Frank Kelly*** Fran â€˜52 & Pat '56 Mulroy* Capt. & Mrs.J.D. Piccioni (USN)*** Phil and Jo Raimondo* Claire (Oxley) Scheurich*** Gerard P. Smith, MD*** Raymond J. Swissler*** Charles Tomasino Donald J. Triggs Green & White Mary Oberst Hallion Sister Percylee Hart, RSM***
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heim Barbara Braddock Kelley** Patricia McLaughlin Querubin* Barbara Kaufmann Taylor* Elizabeth Sexton Walker*
Class of 1953 % Participation: 7.12% Total Committed: $3,955 Shamrock Dr. Louis and Margaret Mary McDermott Keeler** The Irish Bill Fynes*** Patricia Carlson Gulleti Spire Hugh and Marie Gallagher** Margaret (Staats) and Bill Heath** Century Pat & Anne Kennedy*** Nicholas Mangano Gertrude Marcozzi** Cono A. Micale** Richard H. Perry* Green & White Anna Catalani Buondonno Marylynne M.Dalton Joseph Embres Patricia Nicktern Lanard** Joan Neumann Lowrey Jim McGovern Thomas A. Smaldore Mr. Robert D. Wright Vito M. Zizzamia***
Class of 1954 % Participation: 6.57% Total Committed: $4,600 Shamrock Robert Viggiano*** The Irish Henry Engel* George Eisele & Ellen Lawrence*** Pat "Dooley" Fennimore*** Tom Shemeley*** Spire Lawrence J. Borger*** Century Mary Ann (Martin) Boylan*** Helen J. Crawford** Carol Ballay Gillece Barbara McDevitt Horsley*** Marge "Cookie" Kenney Mr. Thomas J. McHugh Ms. Marie Vilardo Green & White Anthony Guerrieri*** Anthony R. Leone Mary Costello Lickfeld*** Gail Dalsey O'Neill*** Mrs. Minnie Rebilas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riebel
Class of 1955 % Participation: 4.47% Total Committed: $1,840 Mercy Estate of Robert J. Degnan Spire Richard and Mary E. Muller '56 Smith*** Kathleen McDermott Strott*** Century Elizabeth Boyle Delaney*** Joseph W. Haldeman Richard J. Kelly***
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Annual Report of Gifts Dorothy Dalton McKelvey Patricia (McMullin) Palermino** Sergio Tobia*** Green & White Warren Albright Mary McKeaney Breslin*** Joan Hermesman Brown* Rosanna Lyford Slobodian* Harry Thiel*
Class of 1956 % Participation: 7.58% Total Committed: $64,843.63 Emerald Dr. John Tedeschi Legacy James F. Kelly*** Shamrock Jerry Campbell*** Dom Flamini*** Spire Kathryn Braun Bolich*** Richard '55 and Mary E. Muller Smith*** Century Mr. and Mrs. Robert Angelozzi*** Walter H. Johnson*** Major General (Ret.) James McIntosh Edward Moseley** Pat & Fran ’52 Mulroy* Peggy Nettleton Multhaup* Albert W. Stanley*** Robert P. Weber* Barbara A. Williams, RSM*** Helen E. Wilson Zaengle*** Green & White James Eisele*** Patricia Kelley-Danley*** Francis P. McLaughlin* Marianne H. O'Donnell
Class of 1957 % Participation: 10.44% Total Committed: $37,357 Emerald Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust (Mary M. Short) Founder Agnes ('63) and Jim Madden** Shamrock Joyce Endt Donahue* Anthony Fugaro & Delia Settanni Fugaro '58*** Col. William J. Lynch, USAF. The Irish Mrs. Margaret Maguire Groce Mr. Charles J. Kelly* Mr. Jim Lynch*** Lois Quigley Trani** Spire Mrs. Donna Davis Irene Fitzsimmons* John J. Gallagher*** Judith Mullen*** Edward Schemenski Century Robert B. Burke*** Elmer & Helen '58 Galbraith Bob Gartland Bernadette Wolfram Kavanaugh* Eleanor Martello Kelly Elizabeth P. May** Patricia Gaughan Phillips* Mr. Edward J. Scholes, Jr.
Mary Murray Sheil*** Patricia Martin Sinon*** Green & White Rita Macey Bernert Mrs. Mary Jane Burr Anna Fullmer Dugan Mrs. Rosalie Gallagher Mr. Henry J. Hurst Patrick R. McCarty*** Teresa Morgan** Mr. Charles J. Reader
Class of 1958 % Participation: 6.67% Total Committed: $11,880 Founder Mr. T. J. and Paula Escott Lizzio Shamrock Anthony Fugaro ('57) & Delia Settanni Fugaro*** Frank Paro Rear Admiral Joseph and Barbara Strasser*** Spire Albert (59') & Carol Holt Schuler** Century Pasqualina Chima (Teodori) Richard Furlong*** William T. Green, Sr.*** Patricia Mallon Keppeler** Teresa Stuebing Long* Elizabeth Arrington McVeigh Pete J. Oteri* Eileen Quinlan Stallings* Green & White Mr. Al Atkinson Edward R. Badyna* Mr. Peter Curcio Mary L. Deery Foster*** Mary Ann Lochonic DiPatri William J. Loges* Ann Ragone Hardy*** Kathleen (Mertz) Perogine*** Mr. William Schmidt* Ann Marie (Melnyk) Turner
Class of 1959 % Participation: 4.79% Total Committed: $1,790 Spire Bernard A. Pekala, MD Albert & Carol (58') Holt Schuler** Bruce & Patricia Wright Century Marie Cianci Alemi*** Alan Anderer** Mr. Donald R. Chierici, Jr. Dominic Ciccone Jerry Kelly*** Theresa C. Laviano* Maureen Fulton Mastrobuono* Green & White Kathleen M. Arleth Jim Curran* Albert E. DePrince, Jr Ambrogia Mastil* Mrs. Maryann Myers Patricia Novick Thurber*** Joanne Smaldore Wetherspoon Mr. Dave Schlitz**
Class of 1960 % Participation: 10.64% Total Committed: $11,562.50 Mercy Walter Crossley*** Shamrock Carl J. Gregorio, Esq** Rev. Msgr. Robert McDermott Charles & Mary Ann Reed*** The Irish Carol & Joe Burke** Jack & Maryanne Merritt** Msgr. Andrew Martin*** Spire Robert J. Long*** Mr. William Taylor Century Ed Carey* Roseann P. Costa Gerry Barbera Marchetty*** Ms. Pat O'Brien Julia M. Piccioni** Mr. Timothy J. Quinlan Mr. Frank Rollo Catherine Metz Smith*** Edward and Barbara Fudro '63 Smith Helena Gowan Volansky* Barbara Ward Dr. Peter A. Wish Green & White Loretta Gregorio Breslin** Angela Lanchoey Gartland-Huth Cindy Smith Himes Charles J. Schmidheiser* Colleen Costello Trainor Carole Fromnic Wilke
Class of 1961 % Participation: 3.75% Total Committed: $1,530 The Irish Phil Gentlesk** Spire Mr. Bill Casey*** Century Ed Abrams Elaine Del Rossi William H. Halscheid, III* Green & White Marie DeLeo Clapp* Mary Dianna Corbett*** Gloria Dellaratta Carole Viggiano Finacaro*** Constance Faulk Gillespie Patricia (Carr) Jennings Elsie Hak Judge*** Harry J. Kyler** Mary E. Domako McGuckin
Class of 1962 % Participation: 5.85% Total Committed: $4,625 Shamrock Frank Sheahan** The Irish James McNasby*** Spire Anonymous Tom & Sheila ‘63 Clifford* Jim Higgins** Tom Barbera & Marie Nasuti Joe Steinhagen** Mary DeRosa Sutherland*
Century Frank & Veronica (Koch) Dailey* Regina Erhard Dengel*** Carole Halsey Drucis Ed Fox Mary Grace (Delozier) Galliera Jim Miller** Margie Strasser Ricci* Dorothy J. & James W. Schultz** Green & White Susanne A. Copenhaver** Carl P. and Eileen Cuneo* Geraldine Purves Tabako Dan & Aileen Thompson
Class of 1963 % Participation: 7.90% Total Committed: $15,918.17 Founder Agnes and Jim (’57) Madden** Mr. and Mrs. William Weatherby* Mercy Richard & Carol Hoag** Midge and Mike Madden*** Shamrock Admiral & Mrs. William J. Fallon, USN, Ret.*** The Irish Kathleen Montgomery DePetris*** Spire Mary Anne McAnally Baltish*** Jim Bigley** Tom ('62) & Sheila Clifford* Craig C. Hamilton*** James Leimkuhler** Maureen Meehan Lee*** Mrs. Patricia Wicker-Kennedy*** Century Dr. Anthony Campo Class of 1963 Carol Augustine Crandley Rich & Bernadette (Clements) DiLullo Warren and Suzanne Faulk Class of 1963 Reunion Eileen V.( Becker) Lish Dan McElroy*** Gus Moseley*** Edward '60 and Barbara Fudro Smith Green & White George J. Eckert*** Mr. Andrew Mancini Carol Olesiewicz Leonard & Vicki Orzechowski James Viggiano**
Class of 1964 % Participation: 6.32% Total Committed: $4,460 Shamrock Barbara (Hillman) & Patrick Carr Spire Loretta A. Cianci-Watson*** Jim Cook** Century Joan A. Bruno*** Joan Catani** Patricia DePersia-Westerfer*** Patricia Dillenschneider Kathleen Smith Duffy* Mrs. Ellen K. Gangemi** Bill Holder Patrick & Margaret (McKee) Madison Mary H. McGinley*** Pat (Pecca) & Zen Mikulski
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Elly Stover Poupard*** Thomas & Marjore (Campbell) Rapa Dr. Stephanie Tortu Green & White John Daniels* Mr. Joseph Gaither Jane A. Grady Whalen Margaret M. Elliott-Gaither-Wolf
Class of 1965 % Participation: 7.07% Total Committed: $9,275 Legacy Robert Chevalier Shamrock Elizabeth Madden Black* Anne Uhland Frontino* Alfred Juliano, M.D. Dr. John Legere*** The Irish Mr. Michael F. McCurdy Claire Pfeffer Spire Mary Ellen Tolson Flinn** Century Mary Jane Hurley Brant* Mr. Terry Carr* John & Kathleen (Hansbury) D'Anastasio Nancy Germanotta Forsyth* Clayton J. Gillette Kate Wilson Grohe Christopher Joniec*** Monica M. McGinley* Barbara Ann Fitzpatrick Milch Joyce R. Monsees (Gini)* Joanne Cassidy Spirito* Patricia May Zielinski Green & White Anna L. Cirullo*** Patricia Beckman Costello** Dr. Robert and Linda Mroz Labaczewski* Penelope Maguire*** Ms. Alice Maragliano***
Class of 1966 % Participation: 6.25% Total Committed: $7,510 Mercy Frank and Michele Tedesco*** The Irish John T. Kelley*** Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Kuchler*** Spire Pat and Wally Brown* Richard McCarthy Bishop George V. Murry*** Terry and Rosemarie Robson* Century Michael & Katheen Caputi*** Josephine (Wilson) Clausen*** Peter DiMarco*** Maureen Deegan DiNisio Lois Forrester-Frye** Joe and Jean Grzybowski Jeffrey Heller Nancy Domako Howard* Green & White Olivia Ravelli Dotta*** Mary (Doyle) Henry Rosemary Leonardi Hirsekorn Lorraine Gloster Powell** Mr. Dennis P. Rooney Joanne Bancer Rossa
Mrs. Christina L. Schiavo Josephine Leonardo Tomanchio
Class of 1967 % Participation: 8.24% Total Committed: $9,955 Shamrock Bill & Anne Barker*** Thomas and Sharon Brown** Lorraine Adinolfi Cucinotta** The Irish Barbara (Gass) Hannon *** Gerald Siefring,Jr., Ph.D*** Diane Zannoni* Spire Mr. Nicholas Giampetro Howard E. Pfeffer Joe and Andrea Sweeney*** Vince & Jeanette Torno*** Century Patrick Abiuso* John Carnuccio Jerry Coyle* Kathy McNulty Dunn Jack and Chris Fleming** Paul Messina*** Anne K. Pfister* Ben & Teresa Santoro* Carol Murray Theriault* Ursula Amendolia Vermillion* Green & White Mrs. Diane Beaulieu* Francis J. Hunt** Mike Kondrla Mercy A. Martin* Mrs. Florence Rotondo Kathleen Johnson Taylor* Patricia Lynch Weber**
Class of 1968 % Participation: 9.25% Total Committed: $9,965 Shamrock Buzz and Barbara Cortese** Frank & Michele Law*** Dr. & Mrs. John McInerney* Donna Crovetti Taylor The Irish Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Brennan** Leonard & Catherine Wood*** Spire The Holland Family, Tom ’68*** Charles & Andrea Maimone*** Margaret Hutchinson McElroy** Jack Messick Joseph Tamney Maryann Wixted-Weyer Century Margaret Coffee Biegalski** Mrs. Adrienne Bilotta Mr. James J. Clarke Maryann Clifford* Dr. John Diepold* Angela D'Italia* Kevin and Pat Fallon Daniel R. Montes Anthony Oswald, Jr. Green & White Donald & Lisa (Sparacio '70) Browne Susan DeCicco Mary Duffin Good** Linda A. Palmquist** Elaine Sirna Shaughnessy**
Class of 1969 % Participation: 9.75% Total Committed: $15,727 Legacy Charles and Sallie Grandi* Shamrock Jim Coyle Dr. Joseph Loscalzo The Irish Mr. John Scranton Spire Ron Emma* Patricia Amendolia Gotta Steven F. Rauch Judy Varallo-Morris* Century Bruce A. Caridi Joe Duffin Jr.*** Mrs. Mary Ann Engel-Greene* Charles R. Hobbs, Jr.* Margaret Knox*** Patrick La Pella** Mary Beth Slaninka Neiman Bill Patterson Green & White Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Belz Paul & Sandra Caputi** Joseph J. Dolchan Jr.** Loretta Leonardo Maryanne Taylor Marshall*** Mrs. Barbara Smyth Mr. Joe Uhland
Class of 1970 % Participation: 2.97% Total Committed: $8,267.18 Founder Linda M. Schilling '70 and James Golubieski*** Shamrock Rick & Denise (Brady ‘77) Caruso* The Irish Mr. Anthony Murry* Spire Eileen Horan Rabbitt*** Century John M. Altadonna Carolyn Bruni Haehn* Drs. Bob & Joyce Leonetti Ms. Mary F. Platt* Green & White Donald (’68) & Lisa Sparacio Browne Karen Weber Camaratta*** Michele Pierson Gerbino* Mr. Dennis McDonald* Mrs. Kathryn Meller Ormsby
Class of 1971 % Participation: 3.44% Total Committed: $3,375 Shamrock Greg Peterson** The Irish Bill Bennett*** Loretta Stachiotti*** Spire Brian Leahy** Century Dr. Jane Marko Carabasi** Dennis DeMayo*** Mike and Kathy Glander Fitzpatrick*** Mr. Jack Magee Patricia Sirna Nordt***
Anita D. (Robison) Pallas Anne Marie Schaefer Seward Edwin W. Tevis Jr.*** John J. Walker Green & White Vincemt and Linda Bowers Ardire* Linda Nayler Fenner Mrs. Susan McCandless John W. Pasquarello***
Class of 1972 % Participation: 3.82% Total Committed: $6,185 Mercy Brian and Peggy Cassano Shamrock Mr. Timothy Higgins* The Irish George F. Beppel*** Mr. Charles Grimley Tricia (Kenney) and John Wixted*** Century Scott Kenniff Dennis and Maryann Mohan* Donna Spence Scanlon* Carol Devenny Scott*** Green & White Janice (Profico) Elkin Cassie Douress Iacovelli Barbara Fisher*** Patricia Francescone Dr. Dot Alderson Merianos*** Ms. Pamela Palazzo* Diane (Delaney) Pilone* Ken and Lee Ann Ruiz Judith Panetta Warren***
Class of 1973 % Participation: 3.87% Total Committed: $1,640 The Irish Constance McAneney, M.D.*** Century Anonymous Jim and Debbie Martucci Cox Joseph & Ruth Crean** Karen P. Flynn Nancy O'Donnell- Gaddis Dolores R. Hatch* Maria La Pella** Green & White Mr. Charles Cerveny Ms. Peggy Crowell Carol Cooney Eckerl Phyllis Horn Koch*
Class of 1974 % Participation: 5.06% Total Committed: $57,725 Emerald John Pisa** Mercy John & Nancy DiCiurcio** Shamrock Kristen and Jack Pund*** Stephen M. Schmitz** The Irish Mrs. Carla Volpe Porter* Janice Caniglia Shapiro* Century Steve Drake*** Donna Hooven Frithsen* Mr. Brian Kelly
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Annual Report of Gifts Ms. Mary Navins Suzanne Tierney* Green & White Kathryn Osowiecki Mr. Joseph Revelas
Class of 1975 % Participation: 5.22% Total Committed: $9,470.60 Mercy Nancy and Harry Singer** Shamrock Robert DiMaio Dr. Karl Holzinger** Michael J. Ward* The Irish Kevin & Mary Ann O'Brien*** Spire Mr. and Mrs. Blaise Cona* Rev. James Dabrowski*** Michelle Sears Jones* Century Patricia Fisher*** Patrice Schwab, R.D.H.* Green & White Kathleen DiPascale Thorp Lawrence P. Garifo Dawn S. Palka** Dominic and Christine Palladino*
Class of 1976 % Participation: 7.14% Total Committed: $25,525 Founder Mr. Dean Ragone*** Joseph T. and Karen Kenney*** Mercy Joe Nardi*** Shamrock Honorable Rochelle Gizinski Tony & Peggy (Testa) Messina Jay and Lisa O'Donnell The Irish Joe and Patrice Maro Spire Ms. Mary Kenney* Century Susanne Miazga Bower* Ms. Carmen M. Garcia* Pat and Colleen O'Brien*** Anita Cantera Tracy Green & White Noreen Errigo-Hoff** Margie Francescone Slenn***
Class of 1977 % Participation: 4.78% Total Committed: $8,595 Mercy Ron and Paula (D'Antonio) Villa** Shamrock Rick (â€™70) & Denise (Brady) Caruso* Dr. and Mrs. Mark DeLaurentis* Nancy Palombo Ehle Colleen M. Ready Spire John and Mary Dymond* Kevin and Nancy McColgan Mr. and Mrs. Willliam F. Saldutti Century Joanne Burke*** Denise and Dan McCormick* James B. Morris*
Green & White Debbie Krawczyk Simmons* Eileen Mills Thomas
Class of 1978 % Participation: 4.59% Total Committed: $16,500 Legacy Mr. Robert P. DiStanislao*** Shamrock Dennis & Rachel ('79) McGonigle*** Eileen O'Neil Reilly** The Irish Louis & Monica (McCauley) Keeler** Spire Mr. John Keating** Raymond Nardi* Rich Callahan Century John Fox Mrs. Sharon McDonnell Mrs. Julia Bilodeau Purdy Maryann Classick Wallace Green & White Mrs. Diane Crowell**
Class of 1979
Century William Hobbs*** Mr. Thomas Koelsch* Mr. David E. Patzer* Linda Talarico Xerri* Green & White Lisa A. Carrick Lisa and Frank Cornely* Thomas and Denise McHugh Kevin R. Zelinsky**
Class of 1982 % Participation: 3.37% Total Committed: $1,775 The Irish Mrs. Beth Wagner Coyne* Gregg Saldutti Spire Marty Derer** Century The Bizzoso Family Karen M. Tufnell Broccoli John Elton*** Ms. Kathleen Gallagher Margie Keeler Laitner Green & White Christine M. Onofrio*
% Participation: 5.88% Total Committed: $4,360 Shamrock Vice Admiral Nanette DeRenzi* Dennis ('78) & Rachel McGonigle*** Spire Robert Beideman** Mr. Tomas Corbett* Mr. Jeffrey Koelsch*** Century Beth Picknally Camden* Joe and Debbie Murtin* Patty Schmitz and Alex Dietz Green & White Dru Garton*** Mrs. Linda Gimbroni Madres* Mr. Thomas Stilley*
% Participation: 4.17% Total Committed: $5,875 Founder Michael Tursi Century Gino Brown Diane Wasyluk Iardella*** Helene Uhland Koseff Ken & Maria (Tursi) Marini** Filomena Trujillo Mealy* Mr. Robert Paolini Green & White Tom & Leslie McMahon The Smalfus Family Mrs. Sofia Troche Suarez
Class of 1980
Class of 1984
Class of 1983
% Participation: 4.06% Total Committed: $2,925 Shamrock Ray Curry* The Irish Christopher J. Burns*** Mark A. Platzer** Spire Robert Murtin* Century Dr. Richard Kolecki, Jr. Doreen M. Troche** Green & White Dennis Fabritiis*** Michae Bl Gizara Mr. Robert O'Donnell Mr. Mauro Sanchirico Michae C. Viggiano, Jr.**
% Participation: 1.85% Total Committed: $305 Century Jack Walsh** Green & White Mr. Leonard Rebilas, Jr.* Kurt Schmidt* Sharon Sochanchak Scharr*
Class of 1981
Class of 1986
% Participation: 3.57% Total Committed: $2,325 Shamrock Mr. James McCauley** Spire Virginia A. Onofrio**
% Participation: 1.49% Total Committed: $500 Century Mr. Charles Atkinson** Carl R. Dolente*** Ms. Joanne Mcbride Green & White Mr. & Mrs. Michael Schaffer
Class of 1985
% Participation: 2.27% Total Committed: $955 The Irish Mr. James Kiefer Spire Mr. James Lumley*** Kelly Ann Sweeney-McMullin***
Green & White Mrs. Nilda Arroyo Albertini Ms. Renita Pritchett Bean Ms. Kristin Koelsch Wikol*
Class of 1987 % Participation: 2.87% Total Committed: $2,376.70 Shamrock Ms. Molly Mullin Phillips Spire Mr. Jeffrey C. Gosnear Mr. Joseph Levy Colleen (Lumley) O'Brien*** Ms. Roseanne Watson-Wark Century Kevin Warner Green & White Ms. Elizabeth Vigrass Walsh
Class of 1988 % Participation: 3.49% Total Committed: $3,750 Shamrock Bill & Tricia (Hunt) O'Callaghan** The Irish Michael and Kathryn Sinatra O'Callaghan* Ralph & Heather (Enriquez) Tallman* Century Mr. Anthony M. DelVecchio Green & White Mrs. Dana DiNardo-Bealin Molly Brady McHugh Mrs. Valerie M. Wigginton Mrs. Jennifer Wilkins-LaRosa
Class of 1989 % Participation: 1.58% Total Committed: $1,700 Shamrock Tom & Donna Paolini* The Irish Sara Procacci -Wilson Century Alice Gerst Mckelvey Mr. Richard J. Tobin
Class of 1990 % Participation: 4.00% Total Committed: $5,175 Mercy Dennis Corbett* The Irish Mrs. Martha Macys Abbinante* Brian & Erin ('91) Romani** Spire Mr. Richard L. Piccoli Century John and Deb Brady** Mr. James R. Leontiades Tricia (Schofield) Little Mr. Keith R. Harrington* Mrs. Charlene Squillace Roache***
Class of 1991 % Participation: 4.92% Total Committed: $2,780 The Irish Michael Procacci** Brian ('90) & Erin Romani** Mr. Craig M. Williams Spire Mireille Velazquez**
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Century Mr. William B. Conaty, Jr.* Mrs. Monica M. DiBease* Mr. Matthew C. Enriquez Kevin Walsh** Green & White Cheryl Kuhn Clarkin* Mrs. Sheila Paul Dever* Charles D. Kelly* Mr. Robert Parker
Class of 1992 % Participation: 4.33% Total Committed: $3,885 Shamrock Ms. Marie M. Kennedy*** Brian and Kim Kirwan*** The Irish Maura & Jesse Daniels* Charles A. Maimone, Jr.*** Ms. Rhonda S. Norton Century Lori White Hockley* Green & White Mr. Ted Baker Mr. Jamie P. Gabbett* Tomika A. Lewis
Class of 1993 % Participation: 2.86% Total Committed: $750 Spire Emil & Missy (Atwell) Rotaeche** Century Ms. Regina Inverso Lovelidge* Phil Mayer Elizabeth Michael (Tobin)* Green & White Mr.and Mrs. Kevin R. Brown
Class of 1994 % Participation: 0.90% Total Committed: $300 Century Elizabeth Cerceo Mr. Shawn P. Masterson*
Class of 1995 % Participation: 3.02% Total Committed: $1,630 Shamrock Mr. Patrick J. Brennan II** Spire The Spangler Family* Century Mr. Robert F. Bergholtz* Kathleen Atwell Petti* Green & White Deanna Y. Davis*** Ms. Amy C. Ralbusky
Class of 1996 % Participation: 3.26% Total Committed: $675 Spire Miss Mabel L. Valladares Century Mrs. Rebecca Behen Chiarieri* Ms. Rachel Holland** Bill & Michelle (Clancy'97) Kosmaczewski Charles Welch*** Green & White Nicole Carroll Barry
Class of 1997
Class of 2002
Class of 2007
% Participation: 2.68% Total Committed: $975 The Irish Tim Bieg and Kate (Madden ’98) Bieg** Spire Dan & Michelle (McManus ‘98) Potts Century Bill (’96) & Michelle (Clancy) Kosmaczewski Green & White Mr. John Dulczak Gina Costantino Lindsey Mr. Jason J. Smith
% Participation: 2.76% Total Committed: $810 The Irish Brenton Hutchinson* Century Maureen Henderson D'Adamo* Aryn McCormick Green & White Miss Erin Brown Mr. John L. Hueter Mr. George Szczepanski
% Participation: 2.86% Total Committed: $875 Spire Ms. Christine F. Matera Brett Schmidt Century Mr. Timothy J. Higgins Jr.* Mr. Ryan M. Masterson Mr. Carlo Santa Teresa Green & White Scott McCarthy* Stephen E. Palka***
Class of 1998 % Participation: 3.67% Total Committed: $2,250 Shamrock Mr. Edward F. Brennan* Irish Kate (Madden) Bieg and Tim '97 Bieg Spire Dan '97 and Michelle (McManus) Potts Century Nicole Giannini Bailey* Mr. Michael F. Feld** Green & White Mr. Paul Thomas Donato Genevieve Bieg Hunter**
Class of 1999 % Participation: 4.29% Total Committed: $586.29 Century Mr. Alexander Byrnes* Tommy Holland** Mr. Matthew M. Masso Rev. David Rivera Green & White Mr. James W. Atwell Mr. Jeffrey S. Bilinsky* Larissa Shelton Morgan
Class of 2000 % Participation: 3.94% Total Committed: $1,620 Shamrock Frank & Jenna Cornely* Spire Mr. Harry J. Metzinger* Century Yaiza Cruz Christen Casey Jeckell Green & White Mr. Ernest M. D'Orazio, III Morrison & Meghan (Dymond) Fields Mr. David E. Madden
Class of 2001 % Participation: 4.62% Total Committed: $634 Century Don DeGrazia* Mr. Brian P. Gallagher Julia Pratt Lapolla*** Mr. Varsay Lewis Green & White Elisa Gonzalez* Maureen T. Martin Colleen Byrnes Walsh Mr. Patrick Callahan Whipkey*
Class of 2003 % Participation: 4.29% Total Committed: $1,800 The Irish Mr. Drew M. Rosenfeld* Spire Emily Cuneo DeSmedt* Mr. Dominic Palladino, Jr.* Century Eric '03 and Erin '06 Cangelosi Christina J. Tofani, MD Thomas & Molly Woltjen Green & White Nicholas Cangelosi* Lauren DeGrazia Molly Whipkey Ridgway*
Class of 2004 % Participation: 2.79% Total Committed: $1,030 Spire Richard and Caitlin Martin Crowell Century Mr. Kyle P. Byrnes Marcy Cuneo Ms. Amber C. Simpson Green & White Miss Angela Leone
Class of 2005 % Participation: 3.54% Total Committed: $1,250 The Irish Mr. Joseph H. Danfield III Century Michael R. Eisenhardt* Michael & Laura (Carolfi) Kelly Ms. Jessica Sheehan Purdy* Green & White Frank Busillo** Mr. Joseph D. McDonnell Mr. Shane M. Whipkey*
Class of 2006 % Participation: 3.29% Total Committed: $775 Spire Mr. Sean P. McGowan Century Eric '03 and Erin '06 Cangelosi Benjamin Cortese* Mr. Marc A. Vallone* Matthew Waters Green & White Mr. Alexander W. Evans Christina Howard** Mark McCloskey*
Class of 2008 % Participation: 2.15% Total Committed: $175 Century Benjamin '09 and Lauren '08 Brouse Ms. Rebecca G. Kiely Green & White Christopher Dondarski** Jennifer Kelley Mr. Kevin R. McDonnell
Class of 2009 % Participation: 3.18% Total Committed: $810 Spire Brian Rice** Century Benjamin '09 and Lauren '08 Brouse Andrew Ennis Ms. Maureen G. Higgins Mr. James P. Olivo Green & White Karen H. Cuneo* Chris Duffner**
Class of 2010 % Participation: 1.89% Total Committed: $300 Century Caitlyn Curtin Brian de Jesus Green & White Maureen Forbes* Mary Kate Mangano
Class of 2011 % Participation: 2.20% Total Committed: $505 Spire Class of 2011 Mr. Michael Kiely Century John R. Coffey* Green & White Ms. Rebecca Crowell Mr. Matthew Hoover
Class of 2012 % Participation: 3.13% Total Committed: $350 Century Joseph Caputi** Ms. Claire Higgins* Green & White Joseph Flemming Ms. Ting Pan Andrew Randisi* Ms. Marissa Wolfe*
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Annual Report of Gifts Class of 2013 % Participation: 2.34% Total Committed: $150 Green & White Isabella A. Dolente* Sarah Obuchowski* Michael A. Osowiecki Katelynn M. Reiss*
Class of 2014 % Participation: 3.39% Total Committed: $350 Century Timothy Mealy* Green & White Connor Becker* Joseph Blattenberger Sheryl and Mario Cerrito Thomas M. Gallagher
Class of 2015 % Participation: 8.28% Total Committed: $347 Century Michael Healy Green & White Daniela Laudisio Mohamed Mansaray Jr. Kelly McHugh Ryan Moss Aidan Quinn Zachary Raczka Danielle Saranchak Timothy Slack Nicholas Troise Alexandra Valerio William Ward
Class of 2016 % Participation: 3.64% Total Committed: $215 Green & White Khaia Baranowski Caitlin Kenney Jake Mackara Christian Obuchowski Jamal Parker Albin Rosado
Class of 2017 % Participation: 0.68% Total Committed: $50 Green & White Louise Alexander
Corporations and Foundations
Emerald Connelly Foundation The Domenica Foundation*** Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation** Legacy Grandi Family Foundation*** The Luke W. Jordan, Jr. Foundation* The Miller Family Charitable Trust* South Jersey Scholarship Fund Welsh Scholarship Founder Diocese of Camden EFM Foundation* Fulton Bank of New Jersey* Estate of Sara F. Kenny Merck Partnership For Giving Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial
Scholarship Fund, Inc.* Sharkey Family Charitable Trust* Mercy Aramark James and Johanna Guilfoyle Trust Scholarship* Shamrock Garden State Home Loans Inc. Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Porsche of The Main Line Shea's Drycleaning The Irish Boeing* Eaton Vance Investment Managers The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation GE Foundation** GlaxoSmithKline* Procacci Development Co., Inc. Spire Bank of America Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC* The IFF Foundation* Knights of Columbus Council 6520 PSEG Foundation** The Ward Family Fund* Century AmazonSmile Foundation* IBM Corporation* Norfolk Southern Foundation Matching Gifts Program Green & White America's Charities* Chubb & Son The Kula Foundation
Legacy Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Connolly*** Founder Joseph T. and Karen Kenney*** Agnes '63 and Jim '57 Madden** Mercy Brian and Peggy Cassano Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Casserly*** Midge and Mike Madden*** Shamrock Anonymous Thomas and Sharon Brown** Michael and Annemarie Byrnes** Rick '70 & Denise (Brady) Caruso '77 Buzz and Barbara Cortese** Bill & Tricia (Hunt) O'Callaghan** Mr. & Mrs. James Doyle Anne Uhland Frontino* Mr. Timothy Higgins* Dr. Louis and Margaret Mary McDermott Keeler** Jane Hartman Kenney*** The Kiely Family*** Tom & Donna Paolini* Lew and Kathy Procacci* Robert Viggiano*** Michael J. Ward* Christina & Mark Worthington*** The Irish Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Brennan*** Mr. & Mrs. George Hutchinson Jack & Maryanne Merritt** Isaac and Akos Nuamah* Kevin & Mary Ann O'Brien*** Ines Palombo* The Polashock Family* Daniel and Audrey Rice
Kathleen Sullivan* Tricia (Kenney) and John Wixted*** Spire Mark and Susana Arencibia Pat and Wally Brown* Mr. Tomas Corbett* Dave and Ellie Cuneo* Keith Dailey John and Nancy Denton Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Dunn*** John and Mary Dymond* Mary Ellen Tolson Flinn** Patricia Amendolia Gotta The Holland Family, Tom '68*** Ms. Mary Kenney* Maureen Keller* Charles & Andrea Maimone*** Marcella Marcozzi James Parry Steven F. Rauch Robert and Kathryn Smith* Richard '55 and Mary E. Muller '56 Smith*** Jim & Mickey Steinitz Theodore W. Walter Jr.** Colin & Mary Whipkey** Century Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel J. Argentieri* Mr. Robert Bednarek Gino Brown Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bruckner Beth Picknally Camden Michael & Katheen Caputi*** The Cangelosi Family* Dennis and Nancy Corbett* Mrs. Heather Crisci* Teresa M. Cuneo Edward and Carol Curtin Dennis DeMayo*** Kelly and Emily '18 Devereaux* Carl R. Dolente*** Joe Duffin Jr.*** Warren and Suzanne Faulk Steven & Peggy Feld*** Mike and Kathy Glander Fitzpatrick*** Christopher and Michele Foster Carol Ballay Gillece Joe and Jean Grzybowski '66 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Hatch Marylou Higgins Charles and Lisa Irwin Lisa Kasilowski Mr. Thomas Koelsch* Mr. & Mrs. Matt Lenguadoro Gennaro C. Leone*** Stephen and Julia Lineman Joseph and Diann Lisnak Terry Long* Mr. & Mrs. James Lumley, Sr.*** Raj Mackara Nicholas Mangano Ms. Joanne McBride Denise and Dan McCormick* Mrs. Sharon McDonnell* Mr. Thomas J. McHugh Filomena Trujillo Mealy* Cono A. Micale** Jason and Joannie Miles Dennis and Maryann Mohan* Dr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Mullin** Joe and Debbie Murtin* Raquel Musick Andres Novoa John Obuchowski*
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pacana The Paoletti Family 01, 02, 03 Patricia Gaughan Phillips* Mr. Timothy J. Quinlan Thomas & Marjore (Campbell) Rapa Mr. Stephen Santana Francis and Diane Sinatra* Kevin and Diane Stern Jim & Ann Tobin*** Joelynn and Nathan Tompkins Andrew and Dawn Weismer Linda Talarico Xerri* Patricia May Zielinski '65 Green & White Mrs. Nilda Arroyo Albertini Maureen Argentieri Mr. Stuart Baier Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bloss Mrs. Mary Jane Burr Paul & Sandra Caputi** Lisa and Frank Cornely Mrs. Diane Crowell** The Daverso Family John and Nancy Denton Ray and Edythe Derman Katherine Dewechter Adam and Vanitha Elgart Patricia Francescone John and Tina Furlong Karen Hickey* Chuck and Terry Hoover Patricia Huerta Christy Jagielo The Kedra Family- Jen, Joe, Kelly Joseph T. and Karen Kenney*** Walter and Mary Kirwan* Tracy Kradzinski Dr. Robert and Linda Mroz Labaczewski* Anthony R. Leone Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Lesniak Joan Gideon Love** Chris and Patty Malitsky Joe Martorano Tomika A. Lewis '92 and Mohamed Mansaray Jr. '2015 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Mattia Ms. Denise McHugh Robert and Sharon McHugh* Tara Murray Rita G. Nardi*** Theodore Nevin James Norman Rosemary E. O'Connor Christine M. Onofrio* Mrs. Kathryn Meller Ormsby Kathryn Osowiecki Martin and Colleen Otremsky Dawn S. Palka** Dominic and Christine Palladino* Mr. Robert Pare Podlinski Family Lorraine Gloster Powell** Mrs. Minnie Rebilas Mr. Dennis P. Rooney Mr. Mauro Sanchirico John and Beth Santry Joyce Schmidt*** Steven and Lisa Schmidt* Nancy Semon Lisa Smith Geraldine Purves Tabako The Varallo Family* Elizabeth Sexton Walker* Ms. Elizabeth Vigrass Walsh
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Jane A. Grady Whalen Mrs. Valerie M. Wigginton Kevin R. Zelinsky**
Shamrock CCHS Student Government Century Laura McInerney True Moore Suzanne Polashock Green & White Pietro Del Re Shane Gallagher Gillian Kenney Dana Nixon
Emerald Estate of Joseph William Devlin Mr. John Langan and Ms. Judith Nadell*** Mr. and Mrs. Pepe Piperno*** Charles and Mary Saile* Legacy John J. Mogck III Founder Ms. Anne Koons Mercy Robert Christopher Skaf Foundation Shamrock Rev. Msgr. William Brennan*** Anthony and Linda Giorgio Mr. Eaton Goldthwaite** Mr. James M. McGrath David M. Zaiser The Irish Lee Ann Jagielski-Maginnis Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc. Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott Laurence Usignol Spire Joseph R. Eisenhardt*** Mr. John Glennon Tim Kane David A. MacDonald* The Frank P. McHugh family David M. Ragonese*** Century Eleanor Bierschenk Ms. Mary P. Boyle* Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Carey Shawn Carlin Dan Cassidy Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Colasanto** John Dinger Michael Ferris* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garrity* Ms. Katherine Grace Virginia S. Gray Dr. Joseph P. Grimes, DDS Peter Haas Jr. James Hoban** Rich & Gail Kenney Eileen and Mitch Kowal Mr. Thomas MacKinnon* Scott Magee David and Kathryn Maynes Dennis McHugh Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Menig Estate of Marie C. Miller Joya Oasin Dr. Joseph A. Riggs Kris Sanborn
Kelly, Audrey, and Donna Sanders Mark and Gayle Schlegel The Sieck Family Eva Singer South Camden Iron Works Jymme and David Szurek Msgr. James R. Tracy** Susan and Robert Vasquez Deacon John Werner Tom and Maureen Whittington Green & White APN Group Kathy Berry Borgata Hotel Casino And Spa Mary C. Buenzle Don and Mary Ann Cunningham Anne Cutler Mr. Thomas J. Dagney Ronald L. Damore DDS Christopher Dondarski** Pete Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Francis Duvernois Mr. and Mrs. Michael Frain Brian Globeman Tom and Janis Goebig Gloria Gosnear Joseph and Bernice Greene Susan Greene Kevin and Mary McDermott Griese Jean Guidera* Patricia Gunn* Patricia Howder Kathi L. Iossa Jane Johnston Mrs. Marjorie Kenney Irene S. Kiernan Barbara and Blaise Lacca Kaye and Courtney Malcarney Sister Marlene Fritz, RSM* Amy Mazakas Mary McDermott Peg & Vincent McDermott Joseph A. McFalls Mrs. William P. McGann Dawn and Pat McHugh Ray and Kay Mitchell Kyle Nichols Marianela Nunez Mrs. Laura Oakes Mr. Michael O'Connor Mr. and Mrs. Corey Odom Mary O'Malley Dorothy Petitta Nancy Pile Kathryn Prussock Stephanie Sandy Patricia Schneider Edward and Nancy Schmidt Jennie V. Schoellkopf Gina and Mike Schofield Dr. James Soffer Dean and Peggy Sioley Sister Mary Stanislaus RSM Mary Stinger The Stone Family Elizabeth Valecce Patricia Doyle Villano The Zito Family
Spire Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Dunn*** David A. MacDonald* Colin & Mary Whipkey** Century Barbara Agurkis Mrs. Heather Crisci* Mr. Michael DeMeo* Mr. Varsay Lewis Mr. Martin Nelson* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pacana Green & White Nicole Carroll Barry
Anne and Steve Buroojy* Michael Carandang Ms. Kathryn DiCamillo* Joanne McTamney Merenyi Family Regina Muldoon Lindsey Murphy Kelly O'Connor** Ms. Pamela Palazzo* Lindsay Scheuer* Colleen Byrnes Walsh*
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The Irish Rev. Joseph Capella Msgr. Andrew Martin*** Jack and Maryanne Merritt** Kathleen Sullivan*
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Annual Report of Gifts FIRST TIME DONORS Barbara Agurkis Nilda Albertini Louise Alexander APN Group Aramark Mark Arencibia Khaia M. Baranowski Nicole Barry Renita J. Bean Kathy Berry Ron Bizzoso Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa Erin Brown Mary C. Buenzle Mary Jane Burr Rev. Joseph Capella Michael Carandang Bruce A. Caridi Shawn Carlin John N. Carnuccio Patricia Carty Daniel Cassidy Elizabeth A. Cerceo Sherri L. Cerrito Charles Cerveny Class of 2011 Lisa M. Cornely Carl P. Cuneo Peter N. Curcio Anne Cutler Thomas J. Dagney Keith Dailey Joseph Daverso Pietro Del Re Elaine Del Rossi John L. Denton Nancy Denton Edythe Derman Katherine Dewechter John Dinger Maryann DiPatri Paul T. Donato Eaton Vance Investment Managers
Thank you to the following alumni, parents and friends who made their first gift to Camden Catholic this year. Adam Elgart Andrew J. Ennis Bernard Esoda Kevin R. Fallon Linda M. Fenner Joseph Flemming Michele Foster Michael Frain John Furlong Kathleen J. Gallagher Rosalie Gallagher Shane Gallagher The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation Garden State Home Loans Inc. Nicholas J. Giampetro Michael Gizara John Glennon Brian Globeman Thomas Goebig Gloria Gosnear Jeffrey C. Gosnear Virginia S. Gray Jane Green Susan Greene Kevin Griese Joseph P. Grimes, DDS Peter Haas Mary Henry Maureen G. Higgins Patricia Howder Patricia Huerta John L. Hueter Charles Irwin Christy Jagielo Lee Ann Jagielski-Maginnis Alfred J. Juliano Tim Kane Lisa Kasilowski Jack Keating Charles D. Kelly Michael A. Kelly Caitlin J. Kenney Gillian Kenney
Karen Kenney Irene S. Kiernan Knights of Columbus Council 6520 Richard Kolecki Mitchell B. Kowal The Kula Foundation Blaise Lacca Angela D. Leone James R. Leontiades Tomika A. Lewis Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Joseph Lisnak Teresa Long William J. Lynch Jake A. Mackara Scott Magee Courtney Malcarney Chris Malitsky Marcella Marcozzi James A. Marley Joe Martorano Ryan M. Masterson William J. Mattia Kathryn Maynes Amy Mazakas Susan McCandless Aryn McCormick Joseph D. McDonnell Kevin R. McDonnell Joseph A.McFalls William P. McGann Dennis McHugh Pat McHugh Peggy McHugh Laura McInerney Joanne McTamney Jason Miles Ray Mitchell True Moore Larissa L. Morgan Ryan S. Moss Tara Murray
Debbie Murtin Raquel Musick Mary Beth Neiman Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc. Ted Nevin Kyle Nichols Dana Nixon Norfolk Southern Foundation Matching Gifts Program James Norman Rhonda S. Norton Marianela Nunez Christian E. Obuchowski Corey Odom James P. Olivo Mary O'Malley Michael A. Osowiecki Martin Otremsky Ting Pan Robert J. Paolini Jamal H. Parker Francis W. Paro James Parry Dorothy Petitta Ruth Pettit Nancy Pile Marie Plum PNC Foundation Suzanne Polashock Daniel A. Potts Kathryn Prussock Aidan E. Quinn Charles J. Reader Domenica Rebilas Frank Rollo Albin R. Rosado Florence Rotondo Kris Sanborn Mauro Sanchirico George Sanders Stephen Santana Beth Santry Edward A. Schemenski
Christina L. Schiavo Mary Jane Schillinger Mark Schlegel Brett T. Schmidt Edward Schmidt Patricia Schneider Jennie V. Schoellkopf Michael Schofield Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott Nancy Semon Shea's Drycleaning The Sieck Family Eva Singer Dean Sivley Timothy P. Slack Amy Smalfus Lisa Smith South Camden Iron Works South Jersey Scholarship Fund Mary Stinger Joseph C. Strippoli Sofia Suarez George Szczepanski Dr. John M. Tedeschi Kathleen M. Thorp Laurence Usignol Elizabeth Valecce Alexandra N. Valerio Mabel L. Valladares The Varallo Family Robert Vasquez Barbara J. Ward Kevin Warner John Werner Thomas Whittington Craig M. Williams Margaret M. Wolf Molly O. Woltjen Robert D. Wright David M. Zaiser Anthony Zito
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Annual Report of Gifts IRISH GIVING DAY DONORS Mrs. Martha Macys Abbinante Ed Abrams Alice Aceto (Ridgway) Barbara Agurkis Mrs. Nilda Arroyo Albertini Warren Albright Marie Cianci Alemi Louise Alexander John M. Altadonna Alan Anderer Mr. and Mrs. Robert Angelozzi Mark and Susana Arencibia Maureen Argentieri Mr. Al Atkinson Mr. James W. Atwell Mr. Stuart Baier Nicole Giannini Bailey Mr. Ted Baker Mary Anne McAnally Baltish Khaia Baranowski Tom Barbera & Marie Nasuti Nicole Carroll Barry Bernadette Magann Baylor Mrs. Diane Beaulieu Connor Becker Robert Beideman Bill Bennett Mr. Robert F. Bergholtz Rita Macey Bernert Carol Olesiewicz Kathy Berry Tim Bieg and Kate Madden Bieg Jim Bigley Mrs. Adrienne Bilotta Elizabeth Hampton Bittner The Bizzoso Family Joseph Blattenberger Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bloss Kathryn Braun Bolich Susanne Miazga Bower Mary Ann (Martin) Boylan Ms. Mary P. Boyle Rose Mary (Smith) Brannigan Mr. Edward F. Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Brennan Mr. Patrick J. Brennan II Loretta Gregorio Breslin Miss Erin Brown Mr.and Mrs. Kevin R. Brown Pat and Wally Brown Donald & Lisa (Sparacio) Browne Mary C. Buenzle Carol & Joe Burke Robert B. Burke Anne and Steve Buroojy Mrs. Mary Jane Burr Mr. Alexander Byrnes Kyle P. Byrnes Nicholas Cangelosi Rev. Joseph Capella Paul & Sandra Caputi Michael Carandang John Carnuccio Barbara (Hillman) & Patrick Carr Mr. Terry Carr Lisa A. Carrick Sheryl and Mario Cerrito Mrs. Rebecca Behen Chiarieri Marie DeLeo Clapp Mr. James J. Clarke Josephine (Wilson) Clausen
Maryann Clifford Tom & Sheila Clifford John R. Coffey Mrs. Mary Divine Colangelo Mr. and Mrs. Blaise Cona Mr. William B. Conaty, Jr. Dennis and Nancy Corbett Dennis and Sarina Corbett Lisa and Frank Cornely Benjamin Cortese Buzz and Barbara Cortese Joseph Costanzo Patricia Beckman Costello Mary Jane McMaster Courtright Jerry Coyle Helen J. Crawford Joseph & Ruth Crean Mrs. Heather Crisci Richard and Caitlin Martin Crowell Mrs. Diane Crowell Ms. Peggy Crowell Ms. Rebecca Crowell Yaiza Cruz Carl P. and Eileen Cuneo Dave and Ellie Cuneo Karen H. Cuneo Marcy Cuneo Teresa M. Cuneo Mr. Peter Curcio Caitlyn Curtin Edward and Carol Curtin Maureen Henderson D'Adamo Thomas E. Daley Marylynne M.Dalton Ronald L. Damore DDS John & Kathleen (Hansbury) D'Anastasio Mr. Joseph H. Danfield III Maura & Jesse Daniels Emma E. Darpino The Daverso Family Deanna Y. Davis Mrs. Donna Davis Brian de Jesus Don DeGrazia Pietro Del Re Elaine Del Rossi Elizabeth Boyle Delaney Dr. and Mrs. Mark DeLaurentis Mr. Anthony M. DelVecchio Dennis DeMayo Mr. Michael DeMeo John and Nancy Denton Patricia DePersia-Westerfer Kathleen Montgomery DePetris Vice Admiral Nanette DeRenzi Ray and Edythe Derman Emily Cuneo DeSmedt Mrs. Sheila Paul Dever Emily Devereaux Kelly Devereaux Katherine Dewechter Mrs. Monica M. DiBease Ms. Kathryn DiCamillo Dr. John Diepold Patricia Dillenschneider Rich & Bernadette (Clements) DiLullo Peter DiMarco Mrs. Dana DiNardo-Bealin Robert P. DiStanislao Joyce Endt Donahue Mr. Paul Thomas Donato
Christopher Dondarski Edwin D. Dougherty Joe Duffin Jr. Chris Duffner Anna Fullmer Dugan Kathy McNulty Dunn Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Dunn Pete Dunn John and Mary Dymond Carol Cooney Eckerl Joseph R. Eisenhardt Michael R. Eisenhardt Henry Engel Mrs. Mary Ann Engel-Greene Andrew Ennis Mr. Matthew C. Enriquez Mr. T. J. and Paula Escott Lizzio Dennis Fabritiis Warren and Suzanne Faulk Mr. Michael F. Feld Steven & Peggy Feld Linda Nayler Fenner Pat "Dooley" Fennimore Morrison & Meghan (Dymond) Fields Dru (Garton) Filiberto Carole Viggiano Finacaro Barbara Fisher Irene Fitzsimmons Dom Flamini Mary Ellen Tolson Flinn Maureen Forbes Nancy Germanotta Forsyth Claire Cybulski Foster Mary L. Deery Foster Christopher and Michele Foster Ed Fox Patricia Francescone Donna Hooven Frithsen Sister Marlene Fritz, RSM Richard Furlong Mr. Jamie P. Gabbett Nancy O'Donnell- Gaddis Mr. Joseph Gaither Elmer & Helen Galbraith Mrs. Rosalie Gallagher Shane Gallagher Thomas M. Gallagher Mary Grace (Delozier) Galliera Helen Arbeiter Gambogi Mrs. Ellen K. Gangemi Ms. Carmen M. Garcia Jean Tasch Gardner Kathleen Gramigna Garrity Bob Gartland Phil Gentlesk Carol Ballay Gillece Dr. and Mrs. Thurman and Elaine (Essner) Gillespy, Jr. Clayton J. Gillette Anthony and Linda Giorgio Honorable Rochelle Gizinski Mr. John Glennon Elisa Gonzalez Patricia Amendolia Gotta Ms. Katherine Grace Charles and Sallie Grandi William T. Green, Sr. Kate Wilson Grohe Joe and Jean Grzybowski Patricia Gunn Peter Haas Jr.
Joseph W. Haldeman Mary Oberst Hallion William H. Halscheid, III Ann Ragone Hardy Mr. Keith R. Harrington Dolores R. Hatch Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Hatch Michael Healy Mrs. Rita Heeter Jeffrey Heller Mary (Doyle) Henry Karen Hickey Ms. Claire Higgins Marylou Higgins Ms. Maureen G. Higgins Mr. Timothy J. Higgins Jr. Mr. Timothy Higgins Cindy Smith Himes Charles R. Hobbs, Jr. William Hobbs Lori White Hockley Bill Holder Chuck and Terry Hoover Mr. Matthew Hoover Louise Prause Houwen Nancy Domako Howard Patricia Huerta Mr. John L. Hueter Genevieve Bieg Hunter Brenton Hutchinson Mr. & Mrs. George Hutchinson Diane Wasyluk Iardella Kathi L. Iossa Charles and Lisa Irwin Christy Jagielo Elsie Hak Judge Lisa Kasilowski Bernadette Wolfram Kavanaugh Mr. Jack Keating The Kedra Family- Jen, Joe, Kelly Dr. Louis and Margaret Mary McDermott Keeler Maureen Keller Jennifer Kelley Mr. Brian Kelly Charles D. Kelly Eleanor Martello Kelly Frank Kelly Richard J. Kelly Mrs. Patricia Wicker-Kennedy Caitlin Kenney Gillian Kenney Joseph T. and Karen Kenney Joseph T.and Karen Kenney Marge "Cookie" Kenney Mrs. Marjorie Kenney Ms. Mary Kenney Rich & Gail Kenney Patricia Mallon Keppeler Mr. Michael Kiely Ms. Rebecca G. Kiely The Kiely Family Phyllis Horn Koch Mr. Thomas Koelsch Mike Kondrla Bill & Michelle (Clancy) Kosmaczewski Tracy Kradzinski Harry J. Kyler Maria La Pella Dr. Robert and Linda Mroz Labaczewski Daniela Laudisio
Brian Leahy Maureen Meehan Lee Mr. & Mrs. Matt Lenguadoro Miss Angela Leone Tomika A. Lewis and Mohamed Mansaray Jr. Mr. Varsay Lewis Mary Costello Lickfeld Gina Costantino Lindsey Stephen and Julia Lineman Joseph and Diann Lisnak Tricia (Schofield) Little Robert J. Long Terry Long Joan Gideon Love Ms. Regina Inverso Lovelidge Anonymous Mr. James Lumley Col. William J. Lynch, USAF. David A. MacDonald Jake Mackara Raj Mackara Mr. Thomas MacKinnon Mr. David E. Madden Agnes and Jim Madden Midge and Mike Madden Elizabeth Madden Black Patrick & Margaret (McKee) Madison Mrs. Linda Gimbroni Madres Mr. Jack Magee John F. Mahon Charles A. Maimone, Jr. Chris and Patty Malitsky Barbara Jennis Malone Mr. Andrew Mancini Mary Kate Mangano Nicholas Mangano Gerry Barbera Marchetty Marcella Marcozzi Joe and Patrice Maro Maryanne Taylor Marshall Msgr. Andrew Martin Maureen T. Martin Joe Martorano Mr. Matthew M. Masso Mr. Ryan M. Masterson Mr. Shawn P. Masterson Ambrogia Mastil Ms. Christine F. Matera Elizabeth P. May Amy Mazakas Ms. Joanne Mcbride Scott McCarthy Patrick R. McCarty Mr. James McCauley D. Patricia (Callahan) McCaw Mary Puzzutiello McClaine Denise and Dan McCormick Mr. Michael F. McCurdy Mary McDermott Mr. Dennis McDonald Margaret Hutchinson McElroy Joseph McGinley Mr. Sean P. McGowan Mr. James M. McGrath John and Irene (Grace) McHugh Kelly McHugh Molly Brady McHugh Robert and Sharon McHugh Continued on next page...
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Annual Report of Gifts IRISH GIVING DAY DONORS (CONTINUED) Thomas and Denise McHugh Mr. Thomas J. McHugh Laura McInerney Dorothy Dalton McKelvey Mrs. Jane Bradley McLaughlin Kelly Ann Sweeney-McMullin James McNasby Joanne McTamney Elizabeth Arrington McVeigh Filomena Trujillo Mealy Timothy Mealy Merenyi Family Jack & Maryanne Merritt Paul Messina Mr. Harry J. Metzinger Barbara Ann Fitzpatrick Milch Jason and Joannie Miles Dennis and Maryann Mohan True Moore Teresa Morgan Edward Moseley Ryan Moss Regina Muldoon Lindsey Murphy Tara Murray Joe and Debbie Murtin Raquel Musick Mrs. Maryann Myers Rita G. Nardi Ms. Mary Navins Mr. Martin Nelson Kyle Nichols Dana Nixon Patricia Sirna Nordt James Norman Ms. Rhonda S. Norton Andres Novoa Isaac and Akos Nuamah Marianela Nunez Joya Oasin Colleen (Lumley) O'Brien Kevin & Mary Ann O'Brien Pat and Colleen O'Brien Christian Obuchowski John Obuchowski Sarah Obuchowski
Michael and Kathryn Sinatra O'Callaghan Kelly O'Connor Mr. Michael O'Connor Rosemary E. O'Connor Jay and Lisa O'Donnell Mr. Robert O'Donnell Mr. James P. Olivo Christine M. Onofrio Virginia A. Onofrio Kathryn Osowiecki Michael A. Osowiecki Martin and Colleen Otremsky Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pacana Ms. Pamela Palazzo Patricia (McMullin) Palermino Stephen E. Palka Dominic and Christine Palladino Mr. Dominic Palladino, Jr. Linda A. Palmquist Ms. Ting Pan Judith Panetta Warren James Parry Sister Dolores Patterson, RSM Mr. David E. Patzer Richard H. Perry Greg Peterson Kathleen Atwell Petti Claire Pfeffer Howard E. Pfeffer Ms. Molly Mullin Phillips Mr. Richard L. Piccoli The Pilarz Family Diane (Delaney) Pilone Ms. Mary F. Platt The Polashock Family Mrs. Carla Volpe Porter Dan & Michelle (McManus) Potts Lorraine Gloster Powell Lew and Kathy Procacci Michael Procacci Michael and Elaine Procacci, Jr. Sara Procacci -Wilson Kristen and Jack Pund Ms. Jessica Sheehan Purdy Mrs. Julia Bilodeau Purdy Aidan Quinn
Zachary Raczka Mr. Dean Ragone Ms. Amy C. Ralbusky Thomas & Marjore (Campbell) Rapa Mr. Charles J. Reader Dave and Pat Reader Mrs. Minnie Rebilas Mr. Leonard Rebilas, Jr. Katelynn M. Reiss Molly Whipkey Ridgway Mr. adn Mrs.Thomas Riebel Rev. David Rivera Mrs. Charlene Squillace Roache Terry and Rosemarie Robson Albin Rosado Mr. Drew M. Rosenfeld Emil & Missy (Atwell) Rotaeche Mrs. Florence Rotondo Mr. Mauro Sanchirico Mr. Carlo Santa Teresa Mr. Stephen Santana John and Beth Santry Danielle Saranchak Donna Spence Scanlon Sharon Sochanchak Scharr Edward Schemenski Lindsay Scheuer Mrs. Christina L. Schiavo Linda M. Schilling and James Golubieski Mr. Dave Schlitz Brett Schmidt Steven and Lisa Schmidt Patrice Schwab, R.D.H. Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott Nancy Semon Ed Sexton Richard J. Sexton Janice Caniglia Shapiro Elaine Sirna Shaughnessy Mary Murray Sheil Debbie Krawczyk Simmons Francis and Diane Sinatra Patricia Martin Sinon Timothy Slack Margie Francescone Slenn Rosanna Lyford Slobodian
Thomas A. Smaldore Catherine Metz Smith Edward and Barbara Fudro Smith Gerard P. Smith, MD Mr. Jason J. Smith Robert and Kathryn Smith Lisa Smith Patricia Mahoney Smith Mrs. Barbara Smyth The Spangler Family Joanne Cassidy Spirito Loretta Stachiotti Albert W. Stanley Joe Steinhagen Mr. Thomas Stilley Kevin and Diane Stern The Stone Family Rear Admiral Joseph and Barbara Strasser Mrs. Sofia Troche Suarez Kathleen Sullivan Joe and Andrea Sweeney Raymond J. Swissler Mr. George Szczepanski Jymme and David Szurek Anonymous Joseph Tamney Donna Crovetti Taylor Kathleen Johnson Taylor Frank and Michele Tedesco Edwin W. Tevis Jr. Eileen Mills Thomas Dan & Aileen Thompson Kathleen DiPascale Thorp Suzanne Tierney Mr. Richard J. Tobin Christina J. Tofani, MD Josephine Leonardo Tomanchio Joelynn and Nathan Tompkins Dr. Stephanie Tortu Msgr. James R. Tracy Doreen M. Troche Nicholas Troise Michael Tursi Mr. Joe Uhland Alexandra Valerio Miss Mabel L. Valladares
Mr. Marc A. Vallone The Varallo Family Judy Varallo-Morris Mireille Velazquez Mary Lou McCarthy Venella Ursula Amendolia Vermillion Michae C. Viggiano, JR Robert Viggiano Ms. Marie Vilardo Helena Gowan Volansky Elizabeth Sexton Walker Maryann Classick Wallace Colleen Byrnes Walsh Ms. Elizabeth Vigrass Walsh Jack Walsh Kevin Walsh Theodore W. Walter Jr. Dorothy Davis Ward Michael J. Ward William Ward Matthew Waters Mr. and Mrs. William Weatherby Patricia Lynch Weber Andrew and Dawn Weismer Sister Patricia Welsh, RSM Deacon John Werner Joanne Smaldore Wetherspoon Jane A. Grady Whalen Colin & Mary Whipkey Mr. Patrick Callahan Whipkey Mr. Shane M. Whipkey Mrs. Valerie M. Wigginton Ms. Kristin Koelsch Wikol Ruth L. Wilkerson Marie Collier Wilmot Dr. Peter A. Wish Tricia (Kenney) and John Wixted Margaret M. Elliott-Gaither-Wolf Ms. Marissa Wolfe Thomas & Molly Woltjen Mr. Robert D. Wright Linda Talarico Xerri Helen E. Wilson Zaengle Patricia May Zielinski
Merck Partnership for Giving Estate of Marie C. Miller Lindsey Murphy Joe Nardi '76 Patricia (McMullin) Palermino Tom & Donna Paolini James Parry Julia M. Piccioni John Pisa Ms. Jessica Sheehan Purdy Mr. Timothy J. Quinlan Brian '90 & Erin '91 Romani Mr. Dennis P. Rooney Albin Rosado Linda M. Schilling '70 and James Golubieski
Mr. John Scranton Nancy and Harry Singer Edward '60 and Barbara Fudro '63 Smith Mrs. Sofia Troche Suarez Dr. John Tedeschi Colleen Costello Trainor Laurence Usignol Ron and Paula (D'Antonio) Villa Mr. Patrick Callahan Whipkey Carole (Fromnic) Wilke Barbara A. Williams, RSM '56 Thomas & Molly Woltjen '03
CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE Thank you to the following who made gifts toward the capital projects portion of the Campaign for the Future this year: Anonymous Bill & Anne Barker Mrs. Adrienne Bilotta Boeing Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Brennan Mr. Patrick J. Brennan II Miss Erin Brown Pat and Wally Brown Edward F. Burke Shawn Carlin Rick '70 & Denise (Brady) Caruso '77 CCHS Student Government Tom '62 & Sheila '63 Clifford Dennis Corbett Barbara and Bernard Cortese Ms. Peggy Crowell
Estate of Robert J. Degnan Mr. Anthony M. DelVecchio Dennis DeMayo Mrs. Dana DiNardo-Bealin Noreen Errigo-Hoff Mr. T. J. and Paula Escott Lizzio Linda Nayler Fenner Morrison & Meghan (Dymond) Fields Anthony Fugaro '57 & Delia Settanni Fugaro '58 Fulton Bank of New Jersey Angela Lanchoey Gartland-Huth Ms. Claire Higgins Mr. Timothy Higgins Bill Holder Dr. Karl Holzinger
Mr. Matthew Hoover IBM Corporation The IFF Foundation Louis & Monica (McCauley) Keeler Francis and Mimi McDermott '48 Keeley James F. Kelly Robert J. Long Ms. Regina Inverso Lovelidge David A. MacDonald Agnes '63 and Jim '57 Madden Midge and Mike Madden Elizabeth Madden Black Msgr. Andrew Martin Mr. Sean P. McGowan Molly Brady McHugh
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Annual Report of Gifts RESTRICTED GIFTS Grandi Scholarship Charles and Sallie Grandi Irish Blessing Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Belz Mr. Jeffrey S. Bilinsky Christopher J. Burns Eric '03 and Erin '06 Cangelosi Dennis Corbett Jim Coyle Mr. Ernest M. D'Orazio, III Peter S. Dooner III Joe Duffin Jr. EFM Foundation Mr. Alexander W. Evans Mr. Brian P. Gallagher Mr. Charles Grimley Mr. John Keating Mr. James Kiefer Mr. Jeffrey Koelsch Dr. Richard Kolecki, Jr. Mark McCloskey Mr. Joseph D. McDonnell Mr. Kevin R. McDonnell Mrs. Sharon McDonnell Robert Murtin Jamal Parker Mark A. Platzer Mr. Leonard Rebilas, Jr. Brian Rice
Mr. Drew M. Rosenfeld Mr. & Mrs. Michael Schaffer Matt Walsh, Sheaâ€™s Drycleaning Leonard & Catherine Wood John P. Carey, Jr. Scholarship Eaton Vance Investment Managers Library Mrs. Adrienne Bilotta Miss Erin Brown Pat and Wally Brown CCHS Student Government Ms. Peggy Crowell Mr. Anthony M. DelVecchio Mrs. Dana DiNardo-Bealin Linda Nayler Fenner Mr. Matthew Hoover David A. MacDonald Lindsey Murphy Mr. Dennis P. Rooney Albin Rosado Mrs. Sofia Troche Suarez Mr. Patrick Callahan Whipkey Science Dr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Connolly Mr. Robert T. Healey Tom Kenney Scholarship
Tuition Assistance Aramark Mr. Stuart Baier Mary Anne McAnally Baltish Connor Becker Jim Bigley Mr.and Mrs. Kevin R. Brown Anne and Steve Buroojy Lisa A. Carrick Mrs. Rebecca Behen Chiarieri Class of 2011 Benjamin Cortese Buzz and Barbara Cortese Keith Dailey Mr. Joseph H. Danfield III Pietro Del Re Mr. Robert P. DiStanislao Diocese of Camden Black Catholic Ministry Carole Halsey Drucis Ed Fox Fulton Bank of New Jersey John and Tina Furlong Shane Gallagher Ms. Carmen M. Garcia Garden State Home Loans Inc.
Jean Tasch Gardner Nicholas J. Giampetro James and Johanna Guilfoyle Trust Ms. Katherine Grace Mrs. Margaret Maguire Groce Karen Hickey Ethel Mae Hocker Foundation Mr. & Mrs. George Hutchinson The IFF Foundation The Luke W. Jordan, Jr. Foundation Jennifer Kelley Rich & Gail Kenney Estate of Sara F. Kenny The Kiely Family Ms. Anne Koons Maria La Pella Mr. John Langan and Ms. Judith Nadell Tomika A. Lewis '92 and Mohamed Mansaray Jr. '15 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Gina Costantino Lindsey Col. William J. Lynch, USAF. Ms. Alice Maragliano Phillip E. Mayer Mr. James M. McGrath Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Menig The Miller Family Charitable Trust Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc. Dana Nixon
Andres Novoa Jay and Lisa O'Donnell Ms. Ting Pan Mr. and Mrs. Pepe Piperno Porsche of The Main Line Lew and Kathy Procacci Sara Procacci -Wilson Kristen and Jack Pund Zachary Raczka Mr. Dean Ragone Katelynn M. Reiss Charles and Mary Saile Stephanie Sandy Danielle Saranchak Sharkey Family Charitable Trust Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust (Mary M. Short) Robert Christopher Skaf Foundation Mr. Jason J. Smith South Jersey Scholarship Fund Joe & Andrea Sweeney Mr. Marc A. Vallone The Varallo Family Mireille Velazquez Michae C. Viggiano, Jr Deacon John Werner Mrs. Valerie M. Wigginton Linda Talarico Xerri
Margaret (Staats'53) and Bill Heath Lori White Hockley Christy Jagielo Lee Ann Jagielski-Maginnis Ms. Marie M. Kennedy Caitlin Kenney Joseph T. and Karen Kenney Ms. Mary Kenney Knights of Columbus Council 6520 Tracy Kradzinski Julia Pratt Lapolla
Miss Angela Leone Tricia (Schofield) Little Terry Long Ryan Moss Tara Murray Michael and Kathryn Sinatra O'Callaghan Mrs. Kathryn Meller Ormsby Kathryn Osowiecki Michael A. Osowiecki Mr. Mauro Sanchirico
Francis and Diane Sinatra Eileen Mills Thomas Nicholas Troise Alexandra Valerio Ms. Marie Vilardo Colleen Byrnes Walsh William Ward Margaret M. Elliott-Gaither-Wolf Christina & Mark Worthington
Don and Mary Ann Cunningham Joseph T. and Karen Kenney Mrs. Marjorie Kenney
THE ARTS AT CCHS Band Tim Kane Fine Arts Ms. Kathryn DiCamillo Performing Arts Mary C. Buenzle Mr. Alexander Byrnes Kyle P. Byrnes Beth Picknally Camden
Caitlyn Curtin Brian de Jesus Patricia DePersia-Westerfer Vice Admiral Nanette DeRenzi Andrew Ennis Mr. T. J. and Paula Escott Lizzio Anne Uhland Frontino Nancy O'Donnell- Gaddis Honorable Rochelle Gizinski Dolores R. Hatch Michael Healy
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Annual Report of Gifts ATHLETIC BOOSTERS *Donors listed below have restricted their Annual Fund donation to a particular athletic program. Each team may have received additional donations through fundraising events and programs not included in these lists.
Athletic Program Nicholas Cangelosi Mr. James J. Clarke Elaine Del Rossi Charles D. Kelly Mr. David E. Madden Elizabeth Madden Black Chris and Patty Malitsky Mr. Shawn P. Masterson Kathleen Atwell Petti Joelynn and Nathan Tompkins Baseball Joseph Blattenberger Jake Mackara Raj Mackara Boys’ Basketball Pete Adams Jim Barnabei Reggie Beckett Joe Belz Tim Bieg Brian Bearint Jeff Bilinsky Tim Bishop Mike Broom Bob Brutschea Chris Burns Mrs. Mary Jane Burr Eric Cangelosi Nick Cangelosi Gerry Campbell Brian Connelly Bob Cooney Den Corbett Jimmy Coyle Crawford Family Gene Cuneo Ernie D’Orazio Marty Derer
Colin Devlin Brian Dillon Pete Dooner Joe Duffin Mr. Matthew C. Enriquez Alex Evans Brian Gallagher John Gallagher The Gramigna Family Chaz Higgins Mr. Timothy J. Higgins Jr. Jim Hurst Jake Johnson Garrett Kashmer Fred Keating John Keating Jim Kiefer Jeff Koelsch Agnes and Jim Madden Dave Madden Mike Madden Matera Family Mark McCloskey Bob McDermott McDonnell Family McEllhatton Family Casey McKee Fran Mulroy Joe Murtin Robert Murtin Al Nanni Raymond Nardi Brian O’Donnell Glen Olsen Bobby Parker Jamal Parker Mark Platzer Lew Procacci Phil Raimondo Mr. Leonard Rebilas, Jr. Brian Rice
Brian Romani Drew Rosenfeld Karl Sartor Mike Schaffer Mark Schmid Dave Slattery Al Tallman James Ulrich John Watson Pete Wish Jack Wixted Lenny Wood Walt Zimolong Boys’ Lacrosse Dennis and Maryann Mohan Christian Obuchowski John Obuchowski Christine M. Onofrio Steven and Lisa Schmidt Boys’ Soccer Mr. Varsay Lewis Mr. Matthew M. Masso Cross Country Ms. Rebecca Crowell Ray and Edythe Derman Timothy Slack Field Hockey Suzanne Polashock Ms. Elizabeth Vigrass Walsh Football Paul & Sandra Caputi Mr. Terry Carr Mr. William B. Conaty, Jr. Jerry Coyle John and Mary Dymond Brian Globeman
Mike Kondrla Mr. Jack Magee Mr. Andrew Mancini Paul Messina '67 Raymond Nardi Kyle Nichols James Norman Kevin & Mary Ann O'Brien Pat and Colleen O'Brien Jay and Lisa O'Donnell Mr. Dominic Palladino, Jr. Mr. Dave Schlitz '59 Mr. Edward J. Scholes, Jr. Joe and Andrea Sweeney Tricia (Kenney) and John Wixted PSEG Foundation Ben Santoro
Golf Charles A. Maimone, Jr. Mr. Thomas J. McHugh Thomas and Denise McHugh
Girls’ Basketball Mrs. Beth Wagner Coyne Marcy Cuneo Emily Cuneo DeSmedt Ms. Kathleen Gallagher Ms. Christine F. Matera Raymond Nardi Bill & Tricia (Hunt) O'Callaghan Virginia A. Onofrio Mr. Dominic Palladino, jr. Dominic and Christine Palladino
Volleyball Joseph T. and Karen Kenney
Girls’ Lacrosse Khaia Baranowski Mrs. Monica M. DiBease Sarah Obuchowski Kathleen Atwell Petti
Softball Christina J. Tofani, MD Swimming Katherine Dewechter Mr. John L. Hueter Mr. Michael Kiely Mr. Robert O'Donnell Ms. Marissa Wolfe Track Nancy Semon
Wrestling Frank & Jenna Cornely Lisa and Frank Cornely Dr. John Diepold Mr. Jamie P. Gabbett Kathi L. Iossa Mr. James Lumley Mr. Ryan M. Masterson Denise and Dan McCormick Mr. James P. Olivo The Stone Family Mr. Joe Uhland
Girls’ Soccer Alan Anderer Nicole Carroll Barry Bill & Tricia (Hunt) O'Callaghan
GIFTS-IN-KIND Thank you to the following who have given of their time, services or supplies throughout the year.
Amerikick (Haddon Heights) Argentieri Family Arthur Murray Dance Studios Aunt Jo's Cookies Blarney Store Bullock Family Buroojy Family Robert Chevalier Caitlin Curtin Caresse Foster CCHS Coaches Dennis Corbett Cunning Family Dunn Family Fox Rothschild, Laura Kelly Franklin (Rooney) Family Tony Gallo, Gallo’s Bakery Gisone Family Groody Family Hardy Family
Hart Family Jamie Gadsinski Jump-A-Lot Rentals LLC Kennedy Family L&M Bakery Lilley Family Lisnak Family Lynch Family Mathnasium McHugh Family Media Friendly Public Relations, Cheryl Squadrito Merenyi Family Migna Dunn Murphy/Perry Family Pepsi Polashock Family Tim Roach, Timothy’s Landscaping, Inc. Scheuer Family
Skin Basics Slack Family Smith Family Spice Salon Spinosi Family Stefanacci Family Troost Family Dave Ulrich Weismer Family White Family World Class Vacations
IRISH SYNERGY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS IN GRADES 6, 7 & 8 Sunday, October 29 at 9 a.m. Featuring special guest Ginny Marino, CEO Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ Contact Elizabeth Gallagher: email@example.com.
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Annual Report of Gifts Thank you to the following donors who made gifts to Camden Catholic in honor of alumni, students and friends. 1966 CCHS Football Team (Athletic Dept) James J. Clark Erin C. Dewechter (Swimming) Katherine Dewechter Marie Diefendorf (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III Carmen Lossa (Wrestling) Kathi L. Lossa Eleanor Mogck (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III Thomas Mogck (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III Olivia Musick (Unrestricted) Raquel Musick Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. (125th Anniversary Campaign) Paula D. Villa Christopher Senick (Performing Arts) Tracy Kradzinski Betty Spinosi (Unrestricted) The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation John J. Mogck III
Hall of Fame Scholarship Donors Pat and Wally Brown – in honor of Sister Michele Coughlin, Sister Edna McLarney, and Sister Winifred Thomas Sister Marlene Fritz, RSM Alfred Juliano, M.D. – in honor of Corporal John Michael Reid, USMC Dennis '78 & Rachel '79 McGonigle – in honor of the 2017 Hall of Fame inductees Ms. Pat O'Brien – in honor of Corporal John Michael Reid, USMC Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott Rear Admiral Joseph and Barbara Strasser Robert Viggiano
Matching Gifts * Please be sure to check your business to see if they participate in a matching gift program.
Bank of America Boeing Chubb & Son Eaton Vance Investment Managers GE Foundation GlaxoSmithKline IBM Corporation Merck Partnership For Giving Norfolk Southern Foundation Matching Gifts Program PNC Foundation The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation The IFF Foundation
Thanks to all of those who helped support the Parents Association and our many endeavors throughout the year. The Parents Association raised over $17,000.00 during the 20162017 year. FUNDRAISING BREAKDOWN:
Back to School Basket Raffle – $170 Dine and Donates- $530 Family Fun Fest – $800 Irish Party – $4,000 Bag Bingo Basket Blowout – $11,850
David J. Zielinski (Unrestricted) Patricia Zielinski
SAVE THE DATE! Senior Class Gift This year’s senior class made a gift to the entire Camden Catholic school community. Their contribution will lead to the installation of a new water bottle station near the auditorium, encouraging both hydration and the use of renewable resources instead of throwaway plastic water bottles. Thank you Class of 2017!
Project Graduation Project Graduation was established at Camden Catholic in 2001 to give graduating seniors a safe, fun experience together just prior to graduation, when they part ways. Project Graduation is an all-night event exclusively for seniors, held immediately following the Baccalaureate Mass, before Graduation. The event is hosted by the Parent’s Association; thanks to fundraising and the support of the community this is a self-sustaining event. Thank you to our Magna Cum Laude level sponsors: Bath Savers Kennedy Health
SPRING BAG BINGO FRIDAY, MAY 11 • 6:30 PM PISA DINING HALL
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There are so many ways to make a difference. Which will you choose?
THE ANNUAL FUND The greatest number of gifts to CCHS are unrestricted cash donations to the Annual Fund. Annual Fund gifts can also be restricted to tuition assistance, arts or athletics, including specific sports. These gifts make strides toward helping us maintain a competitive value proposition for families seeking a Catholic education for their children.
The Shamrock Society
The Shamrock Society is our giving club for donors who contribute $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund each year. Members of this society send an outward message that they know Camden Catholic and its students are a worthy investment.
Approximately one third of our students receive some form of tuition assistance based on a standardized assessment of financial need. Your gifts help each of our families continue to choose Catholic education. All recipients are chosen based upon academic performance and demonstrated financial need. Why Tuition Assistance Matters For years, the Sisters of Mercy were able to contribute their services to Camden Catholic High School to reduce the cost of tuition, thereby making a Catholic education affordable for families. Today, the rising costs of healthcare and technology attribute to a higher cost of education, and tuition must be increased accordingly. What can I do? • Contribute to tuition assistance and you will afford a student the opportunity to find themselves, uncover talents, grow academically and spiritually, and develop leadership skills for a 21st century world. • Named scholarships can both support a student and honor a living individual, family, group, or memorialize a loved one.
Other Ways To Contribute Stock – Camden Catholic accepts gifts of securities, please contact the Advancement Office for required forms. Matching Gifts- Many corporations now support private secondary education through matching gifts. Check to see if your company offers a matching gift program, and multiply the impact you’re already making at Camden Catholic. In Memoriam - You, or your family, can choose to recommend gifts to Camden Catholic in lieu of flowers within an obituary. If you wish the gifts to be restricted to a specific purpose please contact the Advancement Office at the time of the obituary’s publication.
LEGACY GIVING Please visit www.cchslegacy.org or call the Advancement Office at 856-663-2247 for more information on ways to make a lasting contribution to Camden Catholic.
Questions? Call Jennifer Van Es in the Advancement Office for more information: 856-663-2247
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Find Your Purpose.
Open House: October 26 at 6:30 p.m. HSPT & Scholarship Test: November 4 • Irish Experience Guest Days: Various dates Schedule online! www.camdencatholic.org/admissions
Class of 2022 Important Admissions Dates October 2017 Submit Online Application October 2017–March 2018 Reserve you “Irish Experience” Guest Day October 26, 2017 Open House 6:30–8:30 p.m. November 4, 2017 Scholarship & High School Placement Test
November 30, 2017 Admissions Application Deadline (for scholarship consideration) December 20, 2017 Acceptance Letters Mailed January 15, 2018 Financial Aid Deadline February 24, 2018 Registration for Accepted Students
Stay up to date with admissions information at www.camdencatholic.org/admissions or call 856-663-2247 ext. 136.
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Advancement Office Camden Catholic High School 300 Cuthbert Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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SAVE THE DATE! Bag Bingo Friday, October 13 6:30 p.m. Pisa Dining Hall
49th Annual Thanksgiving Game
Irish Giving Day
Hall of Fame
Friday, March 16
Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.
November 23 @ 10AM Shamrock Field
24-Hour Fundraiser Text “CCHS” to 41444
Nominate candidates by Nov. 1
VISIT www.camdencatholic.org for tickets