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A Word from our President
NATIONAL MODEL: RESPECT & DIGNITY IN PRACTICE
ear Carondelet Community,
We have the opportunity to help shape the lives and world view of our young women like never before. By creating an environment that values the vigorous exchange of ideas and utilizes stateof-the-art resources and innovative practices, we can deliver a transformative education worthy of the high regard and value given to us. We live in a world where technology and social media instantly deliver onto our phones and into our living rooms the best and worst moments from around the globe and from our own backyard. This rapid flow of information too often reveals that people holding positions of power donâ€™t always speak and act in a manner we trust and admire and our institutions may fail to live up to the faith entrusted to them. The hearts and minds of our young people are being shaped by this new reality impacting how they view the world and their role in it. Educational institutions remain the stronghold of social importance and value. We hold our educators in high esteem because we know they must shepherd our young people through their most critical years. We know, too, that as educators and school leaders, we must commit to a standard calling us to speak and act as role models for our young people, so they learn what it means to hold a position of trust and respect. It remains incredibly important we ensure Carondelet continues building on its amazing legacy to become a National Model for Excellent, Innovative, and Inclusive Education
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for Young Women Spirited in the Catholic Tradition. We cannot rest on our past success. Times are different today. We must empower them to bring the light to the empty spaces and blind corners of the world. By living out the Gospel values, achieving beyond expectation, guiding our young women to be their best in words and actions, and inspiring them to go out to serve others and make a positive difference, we are preparing our young women to lead the way. How wonderful a world will that be? One in which the positions of authority and power rest in the hands of our young women who know the dignity of all of Godâ€™s creation, who know what they do and say as individuals matter, and who know the importance of holding the institutions they represent to a standard that will make them truly deserving of our faith and trust. That is what it means to be a national model, why it is our number one priority and why I am so proud to be entrusted to lead Carondelet on this journey. With great hopefulness and joy,
Bonnie A. Cotter President
FALL 2018 CARONDELETTER Published for the alumnae, parents and friends of Carondelet High School MISSION Carondelet High School inspires excellence by preparing young women to live with heart, faith and courage in the Catholic tradition and spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
PRESIDENT Bonnie Cotter
VISION A Carondelet graduate is empowered by her Catholic, college-preparatory education and is known as a woman who responds to the needs of the times and makes a positive difference.
VICE PRESIDENT/ CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Kellie Elliott PRINCIPAL Kevin Cushing
Our National Model Builds Student-Athletes
CARONDELETTER TEAM Managing Editor Director of Communications Sean Kullman
Contributing Editor Michelle Koski ‘98
Hall of Fame Acknowledges Cougar’s Proud Legacy
Director of Digital Media Bryan Navarro
The Infinite Adaptability of STEM Innovation 10
Curriculum and Teachers Helping Each Student Excel
Director of Development Elle Robinson Data & Prospect Manager Monica Simmons
The Solidarity of Speaking Out The Carondelet Difference: Our Students Action
Development Assistant Jamie Frick ‘08 Director of Alumnae Engagement Kathleen Henggeler
24 Graduation & Matriculation 27 Many The Gifts 20
40 Grandson continues
42 Alumnae Features 44 Sisterhood Stories 46 Alumnae Updates 50 In Memoriam
Executive Director of Development Summer Staino
Contributing Writers Sean Kullman Dave Macmillan Elle Robinson Graphic Designer Marie Murphy mdashdesignSF.com On the cover: Jean Hofmann Stem Innovation Center Rendering
Please send feedback and information to: communications@CarondeletHS.org
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Our National Model Builds
n a June message to the Carondelet community, President Bonnie Cotter announced significant steps toward realizing the vision of Carondelet becoming a national model for athletic excellence for young women - a natural complement to the same vision for academic excellence. The Athletics Complex is in full use. Cougar athletes are on the new turf; the Natalie Coughlin Aquatic Center has been in full use since February, and the tennis courts (with their Carondelet burning red and soft gray) symbolizes our dedication to girls near and far that we are a prominent national model for girls’ excellence in athletics. To lead this effort, Kellie Elliott was announced as the new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer tasked with establishing the foundation that solidifies our athletics program in its commitment to living our school mission on and off the playing field and developing outstanding skills to compete at the highest level. 4 | Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018
Hall of Fame Natalie Coughlin encourages the Carondelet Swim team.
Ms. Elliott assembled a leadership team to build on our athletics efforts and successes. She recruited Tom Williams to serve as the Director of Athletics and Cat Arroyo to serve as Director of Operations and Head Water-Polo Coach. The two have strong athletic and academic backgrounds that complement the Cougar mission. These leaders “build on a legacy that has reached the collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels,” said Ms. Elliott. “To continue and build upon this legacy will require consistent excellence across the board, tested through time. It will propel itself, build on itself.” Ms. Elliott places top priority on the Cougar student-athletes, and she says, “Carondelet will provide an outstanding student-athlete experience: It is not only a goal; it is a requirement. We teach them how to overcome adversity and achieve their greatest potential. At the end of their career, we want them to say, I learned everything I needed to know at Carondelet.”
Mr. Williams, who worked previously with Ms. Elliott at Stanford, San Jose State, and Yale universities, puts Cougar Athletics in the context of Carondelet’s Catholic mission: “Our mission is more holistic and is committed to an all girls’ experience,” said Mr. Williams. “We are here to develop the whole student including their spiritual foundation and their character…not just pile up wins. Athletics is one part of a well-rounded education and one part of a well-rounded school community. So is the music program and the arts program and the drama program and the community service programs and the retreats. As a seamless community, we support one another and build school pride.” The team is having early success in recruiting top coaches, such as Mrs. Arroyo. Says Ms. Elliott, “Our coaches are thirsty for the structure we are providing and are ready to take on the challenge laid out for them. They are excited about the intentional future investment in them.”
“ We teach them how to overcome adversity and achieve their greatest potential. At the end of their career, we want them to say, ‘I learned everything I needed to know at Carondelet.’” – KELLIE ELLIOTT VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Ms. Elliott recognizes that additional resources will be needed to reach Carondelet’s lofty goals. “I love to find the solution to any problem, especially a financial one,” said Ms. Elliott. “There’s always a way. We will get it done. There’s so many untapped resources. Our message is: We are always striving to reach the summit of the mountain – please climb with us. Help build this program to be all it can be.”
KELLIE ELLIOTT Vice President and Chief Operating Officer • B.A. Stanford University Stanford University: Director of Football Operations, Project Manager • 2002 Winter Olympic Games: Senior General Manager • HP Pavilion: Director of Guest Services and Events • San Jose State: Deputy Director of Athletics • Florida State University: Deputy Director of Athletics • U.C. Berkeley: Alumni Association Chief Operating Officer • University of Texas, San Antonio: Assistant Vice President for Athletics
TOM WILLIAMS Athletics Director • B.A., M.S., Stanford University • NCAA Expert Coaching Academy • Jacksonville Jaguars: Defensive Assistant Coach • Yale University: Head Football Coach • Universities of Hawaii, Stanford, San Jose State, Florida International: Assistant Football Coach
CATHARINE “CAT” VON SCHWARZ ARROYO Director of Operations, Water Polo Coach • B.A. UCLA • UCLA Water Polo: Four-time National Champions, Team Captain, Athletics Hall of Fame • USA Senior National Team: Member; USA Junior National Team: Member • Saint Mary’s College: Head Coach • CSU Long Beach: Head Coach • Diablo Alliance Water Polo Club: Director and Head Coach Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018 | 5
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Hall of Fame Acknowledges
COUGAR’S PROUD LEGACY
resident Bonnie Cotter opened the School’s inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 28, 2018. The historic day’s festivities began at the site of the new Hall of Fame in the Carondelet Athletics Complex and concluded with a gala induction dinner at The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak. “We are saying to these inductees and all Carondelet student-athletes, past and present, that we are enormously proud of the amazing legacy you have built and continue to build,” said Ms. Cotter. “This Hall of Fame acknowledges the long overdue recognition of Cougar athletes who richly deserve a home for their legacy and a place that will inspire the next generation of Carondelet athletes.” Inducted into the Hall of Fame were: Natalie Coughlin Hall, ’00 – Swimming Jayne Appel Marinelli, ’06 – Basketball Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak, ’95 – Soccer 1996 Cross Country Team NATALIE COUGHLIN HALL, ’00 Natalie was a four-time letter winner. While at Carondelet, Natalie became the first swimmer to qualify for the Summer Nationals in all fourteen events and set national high school records in the 200-yard individual medley and100-yard backstroke. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she became the first U.S. female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympiad. She was also the first woman ever to win a 100-meter backstroke gold in two consecutive Olympics. Her collegiate successes at Cal earned her NCAA Women’s Swimmer of the Year three times, the World Swimmer of the Year Award once and American Swimmer of the Year Award three times. She has won a total of sixty medals in major international competitions including twelve Olympic medals. Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018 | 7
JAYNE APPEL MARINELLI, ’06 At Carondelet, Jayne was a four-time letter winner in basketball as well as a three-year letter winner in water polo. During her senior year, Jayne was a McDonald’s and WBCA All-American and California State Player of the Year. Jayne played collegiate basketball at Stanford University and was named Pac-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year in 2009. She set the record as the Pac-10 All-Time Leading Rebounder with 1,214 career rebounds. Jayne earned a gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and went on to play for the WNBA San Antonio Stars where she was an All-Star in her rookie season.
“This night is amazing – it’s a special night. I’m so appreciative of what Carondelet has done for my life. All of the lessons, the culture of excellence, I have taken – TIFFANY ROBERTS ‘95 with me. I’m very grateful.” HALL OF FAMER
TIFFANY ROBERTS SAHAYDAK, ’95 At Carondelet, Tiffany was a four-time letter winner in soccer and three-time letter winner in track and field. During the 1993 season at Carondelet, Tiffany scored thirty-four goals and had twenty assists, helping Carondelet to NCS and State Titles and a No. 1 national ranking. In her three-and-a-half year Carondelet career, she totaled 90 goals and 51 assists. Tiffany was named the 1994 California High School Player of the Year. She helped the University of North Carolina win the 1996 and 1997 NCAA Women’s Soccer National Championships. She debuted with the USA Women’s National Team at the age of sixteen, won a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and was a member of the 1999 U.S. national team that won the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She played over one-hundred matches for her country.
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1996 CROSS COUNTRY TEAM Carondelet’s 1996 CIF Division III Cross Country Team was the first state championship team in school history. The team dominated the championship race with a twenty-four point victory margin. At that race, Kristen Gordon Henehan ’97 was the top individual finisher and went on to become the 1996 Foot Locker National High School Individual Champion. Joining Kristen were team members Megan Andrade Jorgensen ’99, Ginaea Carillo Bauer ’97, Kelly Piatanesi Clasen ’98, Cristyn Enea Mirkovich ’99, Kristen Hart ’98, Kerri BockWillmes Heusler ’97, Maura Kelley’97, Carolyn King ’98, and Katie Nash’98. The team’s head coach, Helen Lehman-Winters, has gone on to coach the USF women’s cross-country team to runner-up honors at the 1997 National NCAA Division I meet. Helen was assisted by Mary Ann Grubb ’90.
IN ADDITION TO THE INDUCTEES, THE CARONDELET ATHLETICS LEGACY INCLUDES:
1 Individual National Champion 3 Team State Champions 3 Individual State Champions 4 Team NorCal Champions 1 Individual NorCal Champion 55 North Coast Section Champions 3 Individual North Coast Section Champions 140 League Champions 50 student-athletes (estimated) competing currently in NCAA sports Videos and interviews of all inductees can be found at: CarondeletHS.org/athletics/hall-of-fame
A PRAYER AND BLESSING FROM SR. ANN BERNARD O’SHEA, CSJ Lord, we thank You for this athletic complex, which we bless today. Bless these buildings and all who use them; grant that all the activities that take place here will build up a spirit of community among us and lead to the well-being of all. Be with our Carondelet athletes as they test their skills. Let them play well, but fairly. Let competition make them strong, and never hostile. Grant them the strength to play their best. Grant them moments to rejoice, and not at the expense of others. Help them stay safe from injury, both physical and emotional. Help them set high standards of sportsmanship and personal excellence. Help them spread a spirit of sisterhood throughout their sport. When they know victory, allow them to be happy. If they are denied, keep them from envy. When they set an example, let it be a good one. Amen. Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018 | 9
Hofmann Family Foundation Helps Transform Education for Young Women
THROUGH $15 MILLION GIFT
he Jean Hofmann STEM Innovation Center represents a new era of secondary education for young women – one shaped by breakthrough integration and global capabilities. Carondelet High School is poised to transform the intellectual and physical landscape of its campus, and the lives of its students, for generations to come. By creating its own future, Carondelet is redefining and advancing its institutional mission in innovative ways. This unprecedented opportunity, put in motion through the generosity of the Hofmann Family Foundation, profoundly impacts the way students and teachers think, learn, and share. Their lead gift is funding the Jean Hofmann STEM Innovation Center. Ken and Jean Hofmann and their daughter, Lisa Hofmann Morgan, are committed to transforming the education young women receive. “Ken was a person of great vision who was deeply committed to Catholic education. His commitment to opening doors for others was borne from a life of hard work and his own transformational Catholic education,” said Carondelet President Bonnie Cotter. “Jean and Lisa have worked alongside Mr. Hofmann in these endeavors and are continuing the family’s devoted legacy to make a difference. “We are so very grateful to the Hofmann family for making a new future possible for young women.” While so many in the Carondelet community are thankful for this gift, it is Lisa Hofmann Morgan who 10 | Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018
seems most thankful of all. Her recognition of the Sisters of St. Joseph spoke to the core of the “love, compassion, and caring they provided for so many years and the manner in which they nurtured the lasting relationships, which are the foundation that brought us here today,” said Lisa Hofmann Morgan. These words of irrepressible gratitude speak to the faith, heart, and courage Lisa Hofmann Morgan inspires and lives. The Hofmann Family Foundation $15 million gift, said Lisa Hofmann Morgan, “is given in the spirit of innovation and a commitment that Carondelet shall remain accessible to all. With that in mind, we have created an endowed, needsbased, scholarship fund to ensure quality Catholic education and…access for those who could otherwise not afford it. The second half of the commitment is to make the major, lead gift to build the Jean Hofmann STEM Innovation Center… where young women can stretch their minds and build their ingenuity and creativity. It is indeed Carondelet’s time to shine,” she said. Lisa’s words received wide applause from dignitaries, alumnae, and the many guests who attended this celebration. The Concord City Council formally proclaimed Thursday, October 11th as Carondelet STEM and Innovation Day in the City of Concord. The Jean Hofmann STEM Innovation Center symbolizes a new powerful fusion of creativity and technology that will stand at the heart of the Carondelet campus and support a future of transformational learning and discovery for young women. Through their philanthropy, Lisa Hofmann Morgan and Jean Hofmann are living examples of women who dream big and achieve big.
The Jean Hofmann Innovation Center symbolizes a new powerful fusion of creativity and technology that will stand at the heart of the Carondelet campus and support a future of transformational learning and discovery for young women.
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In Memory of
KENNETH H. HOFMANN A large central atrium space with an interactive wall will allow students and teachers to gather in informal collaborations, displaying student works in progress as well as finished creations. The adaptable space will serve as a presentation area for up to 500 to host “Ted-like” talks by our students, as well as experts and speakers from throughout the Bay Area and beyond. The movable glass walls will encourage creativity, spark interest, and showcase neighboring projects.
Carondelet celebrates the life and legacy of Ken Hofmann, a creative visionary and generous philanthropist who knew that education – especially Catholic education – is capable of changing everything for a young person. Hofmann translated his success as an entrepreneur and wellrespected community leader into action, touching the lives of thousands across the generations. This commitment to opening doors of opportunity was borne out by his lifelong support of educational institutions and programs throughout the East Bay and beyond. “In a community of extraordinary people, Ken was one of the most extraordinary. He was a person of intellect, judgement, integrity, and empathy, and was deeply committed to Catholic education and all it represents. Carondelet students will benefit in perpetuity from Ken’s generous philanthropy,” said President Bonnie Cotter. Mr. Hofmann’s legacy lives on at Carondelet through a lead gift from his family foundation to fund the state-of-the-art STEM Innovation Center on our campus. The Hofmann gift has also created a transformative scholarship fund for Carondelet students, making high-quality Catholic education accessible to more deserving young women. He will be deeply missed.
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Minimum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver construction recognizes that the facility is a study in STEM innovation at work.
The Infinite Adaptability of
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The Future is Clear STEM INNOVATION CENTER 14 | Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018
Eight large classrooms with movable walls and floor-to-ceiling marker boards make each lesson new and innovative. Large glass garage doors to the outside and flexible furniture adapt to multiple educational uses and configurations from small groups of four to classes as large as a hundred. Second-floor walkways connect to the Academic Building. A separate Maker Space will be constructed on the roof of the existing parking structure.
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Curriculum and Teachers
HELPING EACH STUDENT EXCEL KEVIN CUSHING, PRINCIPAL & DR. ELIZABETH CHAPONOT, VICE PRINCIPAL FOR ACADEMICS AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
arondelet continues to pursue its strategic vision to deliver a national model for innovative, inclusive education for young women spirited in the Catholic tradition. Our curriculum is created and supported by a dedicated staff and partnerships with leading colleges to help each student excel and reach her potential. Enjoy our candid interview. How is Carondelet defining what it means to be a national model for high school girls? Kevin: First off, we are focusing on changes in the way we teach to better reflect how students learn today and what skills they need to have for their futures. They need to be able to think outside the box, collaborate and problem-solve; we need to take them beyond traditional book learning to really prepare them for the future. Elizabeth: Exactly! And we do this in an environment created especially for young women. We provide them the space and opportunity to be brave and take on academic challenges and leadership roles that young women traditionally have shied away from. We are helping our girls better navigate as students and ultimately out in the real world as equal partners with young men. Has “innovation” overtaken “the basics” as the center of this learning model? Kevin: Our students still need to be prepared to navigate the traditional educational pipeline to college by excelling at SATs, AP courses and GPAs. But our preparation goes beyond “the basics” and has to include how they apply the basics and the skills they are learning to real world problems of the future.
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Elizabeth: We’re building on an extraordinarily solid foundation at Carondelet. The Sisterhood is as powerful as ever. But the demands on students are very different today. They will need to adapt to jobs that don’t yet exist. Our educational program will get them there. How will this new approach reflect our CSJ mission and core values? Elizabeth: We are providing girls with the skills they need to make their faith actionable, picking up on the traditions handed down to us by the Sisters of St. Joseph in addressing problems that matter in our divided, complex world.
“…we need to take them beyond
learning to really prepare them for the future. ” – KEVIN CUSHING PRINCIPAL
Kevin: And we actually measure this core part of our education by specifically identifying what it means to live with Heart, Faith, Courage and Excellence. We integrate these measures into all aspects of the school because for us, it is not a hope but an expectation that our graduates will be fully prepared to make a positive difference in the world. How will we know when we have achieved success in implementing this model? Will selective colleges know? Elizabeth: We have programming in place to ensure we continue to have success in all the traditional benchmark indicators such as AP courses, SAT and ACT scores and the like. We will also be assessing the quality of capstone projects and research projects with input from college professors and industry leaders. And we will track student success and feedback through college and in their subsequent careers so we can continually learn how we can stay ahead of the curve to give our students every advantage and ensure they have developed as whole people in the CSJ tradition. Kevin: We are already receiving incredible feedback from some of the country’s top colleges. They are impressed with what we are doing and what we are building, confirming that our preparation will be a positive differentiator for our students in the college admission process. They are eager to see more of our students applying to their schools. How are faculty responding to re-thinking the teaching methods they have used for years? Elizabeth: Teachers, actually, are leading the way in building the model. They’re working in energetic teams often staying way into their own time because they are so excited about what they are creating. Kevin: Our teachers have been eager partners with educators from top universities such as the
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UC Berkeley professors who are working with us on a project that will help our teachers be highly effective in teaching teaming to our students. Our math department is working with educators from Carnegie-Mellon and Stanford on developing new approaches to math learning that allows students to excel at their own pace while mastering the essential building blocks to take them there. Major changes have already been made to our Freshman Year curriculum for our incoming Class of 2022. How is it going so far? Elizabeth: It’s going great! Of course anything new will prompt lots of questions. Parents and students alike are curious because they are used to having teachers tell them “everything they need to know.” They want to better understand how it all works. For example, the most often asked question is “Can my daughter still take honors courses?” The answer of course is yes, but how we go about it is a little different. Once the new curriculum is explained, they immediately get it. Kevin: We’ve actually been changing our curriculum over the past three years. We have added twenty new courses, our faculty has been continuously utilizing new teaching methodologies, and we’ve been modifying our learning spaces as well. What we’re doing now is establishing the protocols for the changes we’ve
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already piloted. In addition to this innovation, we have created more standardized test prep and more academic competitions for students because we also understand their significance in helping our students be the best possible candidates for the colleges of their choice. What impact will the STEM Innovation Center have on student learning? Kevin: It will give us limitless possibilities to create the learning environments we need to deliver our curriculum in an engaged way. The building design itself is a marriage between art and technology and will truly become an active part of the curriculum itself. It will enable us to inculcate teaming, group work, exploration, and running with ideas beyond a class session and a single classroom. Elizabeth: I expect our students will come to think: “We can do anything here.” Because they can.
“I expect our students will come to think: ‘We can do anything here.’ Because they can.” – DR. ELIZABETH CHAPONOT
Three New Trustees
ADD BREADTH TO CARONDELET BOARD The Board of Trustees, a group of dedicated volunteers, are responsible for the governance of the school, primarily ensuring the delivery of our mission and our financial health. The Board comprises fifteen members and represents a cross section of skills, professions, and experiences, including three Sisters of St. Joseph. The Trustees have one employee, the President, charged with overseeing and leading all aspects of the school. Board members serve three-year terms and meet approximately five times a year, beginning with the Annual Board Retreat held each August to set the year’s agenda. Joining the Board effective July 1, 2018 are:
JULIE GONZALEZ ‘99
Julie is Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis for VMW, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology. Previously, she worked in financial roles at Maxim Integrated Products and AT&T. She is a graduate of Stanford University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.
a cornerstone of who I am today and has allowed me to adapt to so many situations and become successful in my career.” Julie has already been giving back to our school by connecting with current students in the Career Exploration Luncheon Series. She has a special interest in serving as an inspiration to students from underserved communities.
As a Carondelet Alum, Julie said the education she received at Carondelet “is THYWARA (TERRI) PORTER
Terri has more than 20 years of experience in the educational and youth services fields, serving the past 16 years in various roles throughout Contra Costa Country. In addition, she brings access for Carondelet to a board network that promises to bring expanded diversity and outreach success to our school that will strengthen the Board, our student body, and our faculty and staff. Terri is a graduate of Southern University where she earned a BS in Computer Science.
Joe Reid brings his passion for Catholic education and his 40-year career as an international tax advisor for Chevron to the Board. He said, “my career has taken me to five continents and taught me how much lessons learned through our faith are needed in our world.” He is eager to “help Carondelet prosper as we address the challenges of educating and inspiring young women to become integral contributors to our community.” Joe, too, knows the value of a Carondelet education. His daughter, Nicole Reid McElroy, is a 2003 graduate.
She has received numerous honors and awards, including the 2016 Contra Costa County Humanitarian of the Year Award. Terri is a parent alum of Carondelet. Her daughter, Jalina Porter, is a 2004 graduate. She is an active member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Danville and a past President of the Oakland Bay Chapter of the Links, Inc., the prominent African-American Women’s organization based on philanthropy and friendship.
Both Joe (St. Ignatius) and wife Denise (Presentation, San Francisco) are products of Catholic education and active parishioners at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Walnut Creek. Joe has served as Finance Committee Chairperson for the Oakland Diocesan Schools as well as on numerous other school and Diocesan boards and committees. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from UC Santa Barbara and has an MBA in Taxation from Golden State University. He is recently retired from Chevron. Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018 | 19
OF SPEAKING OUT “Student leaders persevered even when they knew they could potentially get in trouble for walking out of class.” – MAGGIE LETTIRE ‘13 DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES
n light of the events at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we are reminded of the Winton Walkout when student action and voices cried out for change. Student voices were not silenced. Their concerns today will shape the women they become tomorrow so they can respond to the needs of the times.
“…we support all our students and their right to express themselves in a safe environment as they continue to learn from more about themselves and the world around them.” – BONNIE COTTER PRESIDENT
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Hundreds of Carondelet students joined in solidarity with students from across the nation on March 14, 2018 to participate in the National School Walkout, honoring the victims of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and calling for an end to gun violence. The 17-minute “Winton Walkout” was entirely student-organized and led. “How can we possibly move on and pretend that nothing happened?” asked Sofia Brinkerhoff ‘19. “Enough is enough, and we are calling for commonsense solutions to gun violence. Hoping things get better is not the answer, we need action.” President Bonnie Cotter expressed her support for students who chose to walk out and for those who did not. In a letter to parents, she said: “As a school community, we support all our students and their right to express themselves in a safe environment as they continue to learn more about themselves and the world around them.”
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The Carondelet Difference
FAITH IN ACTION Ven a Ver programs allow our students to actively engage their communities and their world in diverse ways. Ven a Ver builds on the Carondelet vision to serve the dear neighbor by putting faith in action.
Come and See a World in Need
Carondeletâ€™s immersion programs challenge students to live the Catholic concepts of Human Dignity and Solidarity by engaging with or advocating for the poorest among us.
Ven a Ver Appalachia
Carondelet added a new Ven a Ver trip to the Appalachia region of West Virginia. Students participate in direct service; helping with home repair projects, serving in soup kitchens, engaging in community revitalization projects, and interacting with local children and seniors. Students learn about the social challenges of the region and the impact of inadequate rural health care and the effects of coalmining on the region. Students participate in prayer and reflection through the lens of Catholic social teaching in order to form an understanding and respond to what they have contemplated and experienced.
and humanity. Students are challenged to live a life of advocacy for and solidarity with the poor and marginalized in our world. For many students, the highlight is traveling to the capitol and advocating for justice issues with elected congresspersons.
Ven a Ver San Diego
Students travel to San Diego for an in-depth look at the US/Mexico border and immigration challenges of our time. Over five-days, students meet with Catholic Charities social workers, border patrol agents, migrant day laborers, and humanitarian aid workers. Students visit the border, first with border patrol agents and then with humanitarian aid workers. Back on campus, students share stories of hiking through the desert and carrying water for immigrants who make the dangerous choice to cross through the desert to the U.S.
Ven a Ver Washington D.C.
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The goal of this immersion is for a student to personalize her encounter with the issues surrounding the border while trying to look through the lens of
faith and develop a more informed opinion about immigration, understanding how faith and justice are intricately linked to policy and humanity. Students are challenged to live a life of advocacy for and solidarity with the poor and marginalized in our world.
Ven a Ver Salinas
The Salinas program is the longest running of our programs. Teachers and students travel to East Salinas and volunteer at Dorothy’s Place, a daytime kitchen and drop-in shelter. In the evenings, they help tutor at the East Salinas Family Tutoring Program. Over the four-day program, students interact with the homeless, migrant workers, immigrants, and their children. Students learn the stories behind the faces.
Legacy Lunch CLASS
Director of Alumnae Engagement, Kathleen Henggeler, and Association President, Michelle Missagia Daly ’88, welcomed alumnae and their incoming freshman daughters to the 2018 Legacy Lunch.
This year’s luncheon was held in the inner court for the first time so “mom’s could feel more connected to their own Carondelet experience,” said Kathleen. The event began with an icebreaker game in the spirit of sisterhood and included lots of laughter. All current students with a mom who graduated from Carondelet were invited to attend the Legacy Lunch. This inclusiveness allows Carondelet graduates past and future to share the bond of sisterhood with their daughters for years to come. If you’re interested in learning more about next year’s Legacy Lunch, contact Kathleen Henggeler at email@example.com.
Front Row: (left to right) Melissa Lafrades ‘22, Chrissa Harley Ventrelle ‘93, Mary Francis Davis ‘84, Mary_Claire Davis, Teresa Peinado Bowes ‘90, Lily Bowes ‘22, Megan Balousek ‘22, Annaliese Giusto ‘22, Amaia Espinal ‘22, Cristina Guevara Pauline ‘92, Analisa Pauline ‘22, Josephine Laverde ‘21, Alexis Sanchez ‘20 Second Row: Chloe De Smedt ‘22, Samantha Schiffenhaus ‘22, Sarah Padilla ‘16, Ashley Padilla ‘20, Brooke Ventrelle ‘22, Laura Aberer McClure ‘88, Audrey McClure ‘22, Maggie Bowers ‘22, Grace Bender ‘22, Jenna Eddy Bender ‘89, Mia Odell ‘22, Sienna Coward ‘22, Eva Hayworth Coward ‘92, Heather Mayer Merideth ‘90, Aryana Fakouri ‘21, Susan Fenty Smith ‘70 Third Row: Jennifer Ghelfi De Smedt ‘85, Ann Bacigalupi Schiffenhaus ‘86, Stephanie Giorgi Jullien ‘89, Carolyn Tobin Randall ‘92, Megan Randall ‘21, Lauren Bingham ‘22, Shannon Malone Bingham ‘88, Janine Toomey Orr ‘89, Mckenzie Orr ‘20, Felicity John Odell ‘88, Ann Marie Giorgi Giusto ‘87, Sophia Riva ‘20, Victoria Cooper ‘19, Arianna Sanchez ‘22 Fourth Row: Audrey Jullien ‘22, Jenna Ravarino ‘22, Alexa Harrington ‘22, Sophia Harrington ‘18, Kayla Nuti ‘22, Kerrin Dieter Nuti ‘90, Colleen Riley Brodt ‘90, Emily Brodt ‘22, Monique Rose Belusa ‘81, Isabelle Belusa ‘22, Reese Mein ‘20, Gabriella Riva ‘20, Annamarie Concepcion Cooper ‘77 Back Row: Lexanne Brown Ravarino ‘92, Lea DeBernardi Harrington ‘90, Lily Jansen ‘21, Holly Razzano Jansen ‘85, Maddie Winter ‘20, Heather Gargaro Anton ‘88, Megan Anton ‘20, Valerie Daskalos Riva ‘86, Maddie Johansen ‘20, Pam Courtright Johansen ‘90
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CARONDELET PRAISED FOR LEADERSHIP in Catholic Education The Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) praised Carondelet’s leadership in Catholic education; awarding the maximum, a six-year accreditation. The review and accreditation concluded after an extensive 18-month analysis of the school’s entire education program. Faculty and administration prepared the detailed report, and the project was led by Principal Kevin Cushing and Vice Principal Dr. Elizabeth Chaponot. Principal Cushing commented: “The feedback we received from the visiting team members emphasized that the innovative approach our school is taking in terms of how we teach and learn is visionary. We will continue to tie our WCEA/WASC progress reports to our strategic goals using the unique and dynamic process we pioneered for this review. This approach will help Carondelet meet its ambitious goals in the near future.” The following quotes are taken from the Visiting Committee’s report: • Authentic Catholic identity is central to the mission, philosophy and function of all aspects of the school life of Carondelet High School. • The school’s culture is imbued with community service. • Carondelet provides a challenging, coherent, and relevant curriculum for all students. • Carondelet students feel strongly that the school provides a rigorous educational program. • Students conveyed that even in times of need or stress, they felt supported and challenged by a caring community. • Carondelet has a vibrant co-curricular program, with athletics, arts, student government and publications.
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CLASS OF 2018
ANNIE RAINES, VALEDICTORIAN “The class of 2018 is incredibly strong. We were strong when we came together to walk for life, suicide prevention, and women’s rights. We were strong when we opened up during Kairos. And we were strong when we walked out of class for 17 minutes to pray for the 17 victims of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Carondelet helped build our strength from a foundation of faith. You see, Carondelet is the kind of place where you can sing like no one is watching, where you can join hands in prayer on the soccer field, where together we harvest spinach with migrant workers. Here at Carondelet, God is in every brick, every column, and every girl. And when we don’t feel strong, Carondelet has taught us that it’s okay to be vulnerable. Emotions show strength, not weakness. The sisterhood prevails, whether it’s Sister Joann’s meditations, Miss Thor’s advice, Sarah Shaughnessy’s angelic voice, a deep conversation, an affirmation, a hug, a prayer, a song. Our teachers are our mentors. Our counselors are our friends. Our classmates are our sisters”
CATHERINE QUILLIN, SALUTATORIAN â€œHowever, each story here at Carondelet is as unique as the person it belongs to because Carondelet takes the time to educate the whole person and to cultivate the individual light that each student holds. Carondelet taught me some of the most valuable lessons that extend beyond the classroom. Lessons of how to be a leader, a doer and how to serve the dear neighbor with humility and love. One of the places I learned the most was at a little place called San Damiano where our unique stories merged and we became one shared story of sisterhood as we saw the intrinsic beauty inside our classmates. A Carondelet student is a woman who takes these lessons, and uses them to better herself and the world around her.â€?
Please visit us online to watch the full speeches and ceremony: CarondeletHS.org/graduation
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SR. JOANN HEINRITZ, CSJ
Two Stars bid us
FAREWELL CATHY NEWSOM Cathy Newsom served the Carondelet community for 32 years as a mathematics teacher. In her first years at Carondelet she also taught science. Cathy taught calculus in the nineties and was one of the first teachers involved in the adoption of AP Calculus. She served as science department chairperson for three years and later was chairperson of the mathematics department for seven years. Over her impressive career, Cathy taught different courses, including; Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Precalculus. She encouraged her students to realize their potential and grow in their understanding of mathematics. Long-time friend and colleague Mary Beth Dittrich remembers Cathy as a “compassionate and thoughtful teacher involved in decades of curricular change. She mentored me in my early years teaching math and I’ll never forget her kindness and patience.” Outside the classroom, Cathy attended Senior Kairos retreats and moderated the A-Team, a group of students dedicated to planning and executing recognition for Cougar athletes and publicized athletic events. In the 2018 yearbook, Cathy had these words to say to her students as she retired: “I have had the privilege to teach generations of young women who are beacons of heart, faith, and courage in our world. May Saint Joseph’s Day remain a special feast on your calendar as it will on mine.”
Sr. Joann Heinritz, CSJ started at Carondelet in 1998. Her position as Director of Spirituality and Mission was “central to everyone and everything at Carondelet and the energy the CSJ Charism ignited,” she said. She infused the mission and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph into all areas of Carondelet life and much of that mission lives in our academics, sports, and student life today. Aggie Eidson’s spoke fondly of Sr. Joann as a woman who taught others to “open themselves to the universe” so we can receive “the answers we need. It’s a lesson…she taught me.” Aggie’s words remind us of the ways others bring joy and awareness to our lives and the necessity to share life’s journey and God’s love. Sister Joann’s life continues to move always toward profound love of God and neighbor without distinction. Called to respond to a need of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sister Joann sees “a transition that will necessitate devoting my time and creative energies in visioning the future” of the Sisters of St. Joseph. When asked about her fondest memories or some encouraging words, Sister Joann quoted Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, / people will forget what you did, / but people will never forget how you made them feel.” It’s that unending hymn of love Sr. Joann fosters that will live out in a transcendence akin to a Carondelet life.
ANGELINA ANDERSON ‘19 Angelina Anderson ‘19 was selected by U.S. Soccer to the 2018 U-17 FIFA World Cup team.
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2018, Angie won the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper in the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship. She is committed to U.C. Berkeley to play for the Golden Bears following her graduation from Carondelet. Congratulations to Angelina!
Many the Gifts In Celebration of Pioneering
CAC DONORS We are deeply appreciative of our donors, whose 400+ gifts and pledges made the Carondelet Athletics Complex a reality. This historic outpouring of support includes a generous lead grant from an anonymous foundation, several mid-six figure gifts from Carondelet families, and more than 300 gifts of $1,000 or more. President Bonnie Cotter said, “With their generous gifts, these donors have made a statement - our girls deserve facilities that match their commitment to excellence in athletics. Their giving has demonstrated that a new culture of philanthropy is emerging at Carondelet. We are so very, very grateful.”
All donors of $1,000 or more to the Complex are recognized on Gratitude Pillars in the facility’s courtyard. Naming recognition also includes the Natalie Coughlin Aquatic Center, the Hamill Family Performance Center and Jeffery Field.
GIFTS Anonymous (2) Corinne Abele ‘12 Lori and David Abele 10 Viviane and Nabil Abudayeh Jeannie Adams Dolores Albaugh Karen and Norm Alberts 20 Lisa and Gerard Alessi Dennis Alumbaugh Heather Alumbaugh ‘91 Maria and Christian Amberg Heidi Amundsen-Myers ‘88 5 Shari and Joseph Ancona John Antczak Kim Rowbatham Arnold ‘77 Christina and Nelson Atkinson Arlene and Gerald Bachecki 10 Lisa and Edward Baer Frances Bagnasco 5 Karen Kraemer Bailey Lea and James Baldacci 15 Sandra and George Baldocchi 5 Kathleen and Samuel Baritell Alice Barlettani Tricia and Mike Barry 5 Ginaea Carrillo Bauer ‘97 Linda Beaty-Stubblefield Rose Marie Beierlein Myra Belfiore 20 Sheila Benson 5 Kim and Ron Bercaw 20 Sarah Long Bergler ‘90 15 Elizabeth and Dave Birka-White Kristine Blanton ‘78 5
Kitte and Tom Bobich 5 Rebecca and Kirk Bocek 5 Linda and John Boyan 15 Sharon and Mike Bradley 15 Kim and David Bridges Eileen Briggs Brinker ‘94 and Aaron Brinker Barbara Britto-Tang ‘77 Marti and Danny Brown Jennifer Fiore and David Brown Jennifer Pehanick Buckley ‘81 and Robert Buckley Ute and Robert Burness 5 Veronica Tipton Burstein ‘76 and Mark Burstein Rose Candelario Pam Carlson Casey Carroll ‘02 5 Brenda and Matthew Carroll 15 Lynne and Mark Castagnola Suzanne and Craig Castelein Marta and Oscar Castellanos Joanne Gibbons Castello ‘77 20 Kate Castillo ‘11 Mimi and Jay Cattermole Kathleen Denney Cefalu ‘88 Pat and George Cesnik Julia Cesnik ‘98 Sandra Chapek Monica and Chet Chappell Jacqueline Guibert Cimento ‘74 5 Stephanie Cline 5 Kathleen and Kenneth Collins Nancy and Edwin Corbin Joseph Costa Bonnie and Paul Cotter 5 Zennie and James Coughlin Kirsten Curtis Crum ‘89 Carla Gibbons Cullerton ‘74 10
Linda Curtis Christy and Ronald Dallimonti 20 John Daubenspeck 5 Jose Davila Danielle and Stephen De Marti 5 Heidi and Frank De Mayo Patricia and John DeMartini Luisa Demartini Stock ‘99 5 Cheryl Ann and Christopher DeSimone Patricia and James Dickson Lori DonDiego ‘80 15 Shirley Doyle 5 Nadine Draper ‘84 5 Mary and Mark Drazba Trish and Dennis Drew Sandra and Bill Drexel Edie and Steve Driscoll 15 Julie Briggs Dunn ‘97 and Ryan Dunn Elizabeth and John Dzenitis Marisol and Michael Ebert Mary and Richard Eisenhour Cary Emerzian Tschann ‘94 Rose and Rey Encarnacion 15 Merilee and Bob Fahlman 10 Paula and Robert Falaschi Kathleen and Bob Famulener Elizabeth Briggs Farrell ‘93 and Mark Farrell Susanne Fenstermacher ‘72 Trisha Frazer Fernandes ‘83 and Larry Fernandes 10 Susan and Roger Fernando Roanne Ross and James Fiedler Jennifer Briggs Fisher ‘95 and John Fisher Janice and James Fitzpatrick Mary Roll Fliss ‘81 Joannette and Donald Fong 5 Madeline Buchanan Ford ‘05 Dianne Forde ‘74
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GIFTS Myrna and Henry Fourcade Mary Frainier ‘77 Cheryl and Orlando Frasca Megan Fuqua ‘13 Anabelle and Rudolph Galera Mark Galetto 10 Dianna and Joe Gallagher Mary and William Gallagher Diane and Robert Gandolfo DeAnne and Shane Garrehy Janet and Lou Gervolino Amy Ghisletta ‘84 Kristan Ghisletta Huguet ‘83 and Michael Huguet 5 Sheila and Jim Gilchrist Julie Ann Giorgi Kluj Julie Gonzalez ‘99 Kathleen Fitzsimmons Goodman ‘78 5 Julie Greenlaw Laura and Kevin Gross 5 Jennifer and Robert Groth Patti and Ed Grubb 5 Sarah and Steven Guthrie Joanne and Bernard Gutierrez 15 Katharine and Russell Hall Irene and William Hall Claudia Hallissy 5 Jan and Steve Hamill 20 Mary and John Hanlon 5 Jeanette Brewer Hann ‘71 Diane and Jack Harrington 10 Kathy Harris 20 Therese Fichtenkort Hathaway ‘81 5 Mary and Ed Hawkyard 5 Denise Hazlick ‘83 5 Sr. Joann Heinritz, CSJ 15 Brenda de la Cruz Henderson ‘83 Mary Hendrickson 5 Kathleen Henggeler 10 Janet and John Hertzer Ingrid Holthuis ‘74 5 Hofmann Family Foundation 20 Jean and Kenneth Hofmann 20 Lisa Hofmann Morgan 20 Sue Houlston Heather Cusick Houston ‘92 Ingeborg Sorensen Houston ‘82 and Guy Houston 10 Ann Howitt Janis and Chris Hoyt Kathryn Hoyt ‘16 Kim Hensley and Lon Huffman Ana and Liviu Ionescu Virginia and Ron Iverson Lori Ward Jackson ‘90 and Jeff Jackson Patti and Rick Jeffery Sheila and Gerald Jeffry Kathi Dudman Jensen ‘72 June and Patrick Joseph Anna and Rolland Jurgens Barbara and Ben Kacyra
Meghann Keathley ‘01 Cristina and Mike Kelly Liz and Alister King Janet Evans Klein ‘76 and Jay Klein 20 Mary McClay Klenow ‘71 Marianne Dzendzel Kliff ‘74 Linda and Bob Kochly Joy and Robert Kocik Marie and Robert Kroha Kristine and Terry Kvochak Joleen and Gregory Lafayette Jennifer and Brian Lagomarsino Lisa and Edward Lampe 5 Barbara and Rick Landry Mona Lange 10 Claudia Pinilla and Barry Latner 5 Cindy and David Lawrence 15 Robin and Terry Lawson Kathy and Mark Lefanowicz Tami and Brian Lightle Patricia Lin ‘80 Claire Logan ‘12 Ulrike and Tom Long Victoria and Greg Longstreet Megan and Leo Lopoz Erica Love ‘04 Sondra and Marc Macaulay 5 Trudy and David Macmillan Karen and Scott Madsen 5 Ann Magovern 5 Lynda Cole and John Mahoney Leslie Ward Mague ‘86 and Brian Mague Lynn and Mike Mahoney 15 Caitlin Lawson Main ‘05 5 Rosanne and Chris Maloney 10 Peggy and Kevin Marani Carmen and Dean Marcic Laura and James Marcotte Barbara and Rod Marinelli Elizabeth Wolski Matthews ‘85 Susan and Peter Mazzetti 5 Kimberly Brown McCaughey ‘73 and James McCaughey 5 Laura Aberer McClure ‘88 and Kent McClure 5 Katie and Dan McCormick Steve McKenna Nancy and Dan McLafferty Allison Boscacci Mein ‘88 and Kevin Mein Kerry and Eric Mein DeeAnne and Richard Merletti Kelley and Darren Merritt Patty Mertens-Salmon ‘83 15 Janine and Richard Millitello Prudence and Brian Minnihan Lisa and Michael Mitcheom Maureen Monahan ‘81 Maureen and Robert Morano Eileen and Eric Morgan 5 Lauren Morgan ‘13 Robert Morrison 15 Corine Dietz Muegge ‘89 John Mullane 5 Julie and Michael Mullane Peggy and Brian Mulligan 15
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Mary Nash Cassidy Nicks ‘12 Constance and Paul Nigro 5 Kerrin Dieter Nuti ‘90 and David Nuti Honey and Jack O’Leary 20 Nichole Ormsby Thomas O’Toole Suzanne and Neil Pack Mary and Medoro Pagni Lisa and Timothy Pauling 10 Bonnie and Louis Paulson 15 Maureen and George Pereira Dianne and John Pereira Fred Perfetto Debra Pericoli ‘71 Juliet Schroeder Pesce ‘95 15 Julie Mill Peters ‘94 5 Danielle Piccinini ‘06 Barbara Piepho and Neil Wirth 20 Anne Williams Piros ‘88 Elaine and Alvin Ponce Elizabeth Warrell Popst ‘91 Stacey Sarrach Postin ‘94 Jeanne and Robert Power Victoria and Burt Presnell Mary and James Prindiville Pat Prosek 5 Elizabeth McGervey Pursley ‘75 15 Cecille Quiambao ‘99 Carla and John Quinn Phyllis and Eduardo Quintero 5 Patricia Greenwood Rabbitt ‘77 Martha and Raymond Ragona Kerry and Robert Raines 5 Carolyn Tobin Randall ‘92 and Laurence Randall Lexanne Brown Ravarino ‘92 and David Ravarino Jack Ravazza Denise and Joseph Reid Kathy and Chris Renner 5 Elisabeth Renner ‘78 Stephanie Hunzinger Resh ‘71 Jeanne and Bill Riley Nerissa and Celso Riray Ron Riskin Valerie Daskalos Riva ‘86 and Frank Riva 5 Rose and David Roberts Maria Rocca ‘81 Jeanne Hall Roder ‘90 Liz and Michael Rogers Chris and Tony Romano 15 Roberta and Gary Rossi Oriana and Marcello Rovai 5 Tina Boardman Rufo ‘79 Jodie and Jack Russi 15 Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak ‘95 Doris and Dennis Salmi Julie Hinken Sasaki ‘82 and Kent Sasaki 10 Teresa and Russ Scheibley Donna Elste Schinlever ‘80 Karen Schmid ‘79 Bill Schneider Jean and Donald Schroeder
Jennifer Cisson Schwedler ‘02 Lisa Jones Scott ‘85 and Michael Scott 10 Lauren Seeno Barbano ‘99 and Andrew Barbano 5 Kristina Asato Sells ‘94 15 Gayle and James Serventi Stephanie Serventi ‘95 Cristie and Robert Sheffield 5 Theresa and Kevin Sherwood 5 Kristi and Brian Shields Patrice Belleci-Shipe and James Shipe Cecily and V. Mervyn Short Jesset Panis Sidore ‘87 Shauna and Mark Simmonds Monica Simmons and Tom Azumbrado 10 Chuck Simpson 15 Susan Gutierrez and Daniel Smeester Donald Smith Nicolette Soares ‘13 Jennifer Martin Southard ‘88 Stephanie Sproul MJ and Garry St. Jean 15 Emily St. Jean Duggan ‘05 5
Kathleen Goodwin Stambaugh ‘73 Lorelle Fourcade Steuber ‘93 5 Ron and Ellen Stevens 15 Kelley Coleman Stough ‘97 Molly York Strauss ‘93 Anne Stricherz ‘92 Lindy Dallimonti Sullivan ‘02 and Ryan Sullivan 10 Pat and Steve Takahashi Madeleva Tate 20 Carole and Mike Temps Joan Teutschel ‘74 Lynne and Greg Torretta 5 Maris and Douglas Uchikura Alexis Van Hattem ‘14 Juanita Vigil Ginger Vigo Henggeler 5 Patricia Vizcay 15 Katherine Von Magnus-Bjork ‘70 20 Natalia Vonnegut ‘73 Constance Wadsworth Jayne Walker Carrie and Dean Wallahan
Sarah Henry Walsh ‘80 10 Lisa and Dan Wanket 20 Karen and Peter Ward Dana and Brian Wark 5 Connie Warrell Holly Williams ‘17 Mary and Jim Williams 5 Nicole Williams ‘15 Megan and Patrick Williams Yolanda Williams Catherine and David Windsheimer Jennifer Wirfel Cathy and Paul Witkay 5 Pamela Albaugh Wolff ‘73 5 Elisabeth Temps Wood ‘94 5 Janiele and Steven Worswick Amy Helmer Yakaitis ‘94 Gale and Christian Young 5 Joan and John Zehnder 5 Jennelyn and Chris Zelnik 5 Stephanie Zimmerman ‘86 15 Madeline Ziser ‘07 Bonnie and Mike Zumbo
Generous donors supported Campus Ministry programs, tuition assistance, educational technology, facilities improvements and educational initiatives. The following people and organizations donated to Carondelet High School in the 2017-18 fiscal year.
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH CIRCLE Anonymous 20 Viviane and Nabil Abudayeh Karen and Norm Alberts 20 Lea and James Baldacci 15 Tricia and Mike Barry 5 Janice and Nicholas Brathwaite Ute and Robert Burness 5 Naomi Dobrich 10 Lori and Jason Everett Merilee and Bob Fahlman 10 Cheryl and Orlando Frasca Patti and Ed Grubb 5 Sandy and Mike Gunning 20 Jan and Steve Hamill 20 Hofmann Family Foundation 20 Jean and Kenneth Hofmann 20 Lisan Hofmann Morgan 20 Janis and Chris Hoyt Patti and Rick Jeffery Victoria and Greg Longstreet Sondra and Marc Macaulay 5 Pamela Keith and Elizabeth Mahler Laura and James Marcotte
Katie and Dan McCormick Allison Boscacci Mein ‘88 and Kevin Mein Christine and Thomas Olinger Bonnie and Louis Paulson 15 Maureen and George Pereira Jeanne and Robert Power Laurie and Bo Radanovich Jodie and Jack Russi 15 Teresa and Russ Scheibley Kristi and Brian Shields Emily St. Jean Duggan ‘05 5 Bonnie and Mike Zumbo This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least 5 consecutive years. 10 This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least 10 consecutive years. 15 This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least 15 consecutive years. 20 This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least 20 consecutive years. † This donor is deceased. 5
MANY THE GIFTS: GIVING LEVELS SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH CIRCLE $10,000+ PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $5,000 - $9,999 PRINCIPAL’S CIRCLE $2,500 -$ 4,999 CARONDELET CIRCLE $1,000 - $2,499 CARONDELET SUPPORTERS $999 and under
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Anonymous (2) Noreen and Andrew Ashton Rowena and Darwin Bobila Anita and Christopher Bonderer Tracy and Bradley Bowles Kim and David Bridges Jennifer Pehanick Buckley ‘81 and Robert Buckley Lynne and Mark Castagnola 5 Linda Curtis Diane and John D’Amico 5 Carol and Victor De Melo Julie and Craig Ellis Yvonne and James Farrington 15 Susan and Roger Fernando DeAnne and Shane Garrehy Sara and Anthony Ghisletta Richard C. Graff Diane and Jack Harrington 10 Kim Hensley and Lon Huffman Jeffrey and Melissa Jacobs Trish and Jon Johnson Karla and Kwang Lee Kristen and Joseph Madden Ann Magovern 5 Carlene and Leonard Matchniff Susan and Peter Mazzetti 10 Laura Aberer McClure ‘88 and Kent McClure 5 Elizabeth and Gregory McCurdy Kerry and Eric Mein Michele and Philipp Menges Kelley and Darren Merritt Patricia Mertens-Salmon ‘83 and Robert Salmon 15 Lisa and Michael Mitcheom Amara L. Morrison Peggy and Brian Mulligan 15 Elizabeth and Chris Mullin Catherine and Robert O’Sullivan Barbara Piepho and Neil Wirth 20 Katherine and Milton Primas Lien and Neil Rafanan Valerie Daskalos Riva ‘86 and Frank Riva 5 Nancy and John Scheffler Karen Schmid ‘79 Norine and Tom Seeno 20 Cristie and Robert Sheffield 5 Theresa and Kevin Sherwood 5 Lindy Dallimonti Sullivan ‘02 10 Gale and Christian Young 5 Jennelyn and Chris Zelnik 5
Anonymous 5 Marina and Cesare Alessandrini Marybeth and Gregory Anicich 20 Lisa and Edward Baer Jennifer Eddy Bender ‘89 and Scott Bender Sheila Benson 5 Audrey and Brian Bigelow Kitte and Tom Bobich 5 Rebecca and Kirk Bocek 5 Trish and Ian Brown Jessica and Gregory Campbell Linda Garaventa Colvis ‘79 and Clark Colvis 20 Bonnie and Paul Cotter 5 Jennifer Ghelfi De Smedt ‘85 and Philippe De Smedt Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich ‘79 and Tom Dittrich 15 Elizabeth and John Dzenitis Deborah Eagan Kathleen McComb Engle ‘78 and Jeffery Engle Anabelle and Rudolph Galera Amy Ghisletta ‘84 Joanne McGuire Giorgi ‘86 and Louis Giorgi 5 Joy Hall Alisa and Ronald Hardwick Ashley and Matthew Hastings Kathleen Henggeler 10 June and Patrick Joseph Amity and Michael Karim Joleen and Gregory Lafayette Robin and Terry Lawson Caitlin Lawson Main ‘05 5 Danette and Christopher Leighton Gloria and Kam Leung Marievale and Ricky Lindsey Christine Sabatte Logan ‘73 and Richard Logan 20 Erica Love ‘04 Mollee and Matt Madrigal Lynn and Mike Mahoney 15 Barbara and Rod Marinelli Reva and Joseph Murphy Kathleen McGuire Oertli ‘84 † and Philip Oertli Thomas O’Toole Lisa and Timothy Pauling 10 Chelsea and Christopher Pickslay Susan Gutierrez and Daniel Smeester The Ron and Ellen Stevens Family 15 Sibhan and Charles Stokes Jennifer and Michael Stone Karey and Ben Venegas Christina Harley Ventrelle ‘93 and Daniel Ventrelle Norma and Robert Wellington Megan and Scott Wilson Laurie and Alborz Wozniak
Anonymous 15 Dawn and Andrew Abranches Teresa and Charles Acquisto Lisa and Gerard Alessi Dennis Alumbaugh Heather Alumbaugh ‘91 Yanira and Mario Alvarez Maria and Christian Amberg Shari and Joseph Ancona John Antczak Christina and Nelson Atkinson Frances Bagnasco 5 Linda and Brian Baker Sean P. Baker Sandra and George Baldocchi 5 Colleen Lenahan and Noel Bangalan Lauren Seeno Barbano ‘99 and Andrew Barbano 5 Brooke and Loren Barr June P. Bashant Ginaea Carrillo Bauer ‘97 Linda Beaty-Stubblefield Patricia and Ramin Behmand Myra Belfiore 20 Elizabeth and Dave Birka-White Patricia and Allan Boscacci Carrie and Joe Bravo Eileen Briggs Brinker ‘94 and Aaron Brinker Marti and Danny Brown Veronica Tipton Burstein ‘76 and Mark Burstein Gen and Ben Camera 5 Rose Candelario Andrea Cannon ‘93 Anne and Scott Cannon Lyn and Abraham Carillo Pam Carlson Suzanne and Craig Castelein Laura and Edwin Castillo Rene and Reyna Castrillo-Cajina Mimi and Jay Cattermole Pat and George Cesnik Julia Cesnik ‘98 Monica and Chet Chappell Monica and Tracy Chilson Mei and Daniel Chung Deena Collier Nancy and Edwin Corbin Zennie and James Coughlin Kelly and James Cunniffe 5 Christy and Ronald Dallimonti 20 Jasmine and Jamaican Dartez Heidi and Frank De Mayo Patricia and John DeMartini Cheryl Ann and Christopher DeSimone Jeska and Anthony DeSzily Cecilia and Marc Dioso Theresa and Mark Doran Nadine Draper ‘84 5 Sandra and Bill Drexel Cheryl and Cecil D’Souza
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Christina and Brian Ehrlich Mary and Richard Eisenhour Cary Emerzian Tschann ‘94 Rose and Rey Encarnacion 15 Aurora and Jose Fabian Paula and Robert Falaschi Diana and Linus Farias Isela and Evan Felter Trisha Frazer Fernandes ‘83 and Larry Fernandes 10 Nicole Vasta Field ‘98 and Tony Field 5 Dianne Forde ‘74 Myrna and Henry Fourcade Tara and Jon French Shannon Smith and Tobias Funk Dianna and Joe Gallagher Eileen and Scott Gallaugher Diane and Robert Gandolfo Kristan Ghisletta Huguet ‘83 and Michael Huguet 5 Sheila and Jim Gilchrist Liz Ginocchio ‘82 Jimmy Goga Julie Gonzalez ‘99 Julie Greenlaw Laura and Kevin Gross 5 Victoria and Sean Grovier Joanne and Bernard Gutierrez 15 Patty and Mark Haggen 5 Mara Hanck ‘89 and James Hanck Christina and Christopher Harney Bernadette and John Harney Jennifer and Trey Heiskell Mary Hendrickson 5 Ingrid Holthuis ‘74 5 Krista and Paul Hudalla Ana and Liviu Ionescu Lori Ward Jackson ‘90 and Jeff Jackson Sheila and Gerald Jeffry Jacquelynne Jennings ‘77 20 Cristy Schroeder Johnson ‘79 Dale Johnson Marnie and Jayson Jonsson Anna and Rolland Jurgens Tilde Karlsen Meghann Keathley ‘01 Cristina and Mike Kelly Janet Evans Klein ‘76 and Jay Klein 20 Joy and Robert Kocik Sandra and James Kozimor Kristine and Terry Kvochak Jennifer and Brian Lagomarsino Christine (CJ) and Bruce Lamborn Lisa and Edward Lampe 5 Claudia Pinilla and Barry Latner 5 Kathy and Mark Lefanowicz Tami and Brian Lightle Patricia Lin ‘80 Ulrike and Tom Long Megan and Leo Lopoz Heather and Patrick Lowry Trudy and David Macmillan Leslie Ward Mague ‘86 and Brian Mague
Rosanne and Chris Maloney 10 Theresa and Robert Maloney Carmen and Dean Marcic Clementina and Louay Masarweh Kimberly Brown McCaughey ‘73 and James McCaughey 5 Nancy and Dan McLafferty Claudia and Michael Mercier 5 DeeAnne and Richard Merletti Prudence and Brian Minnihan Antoinette M. Miyamoto Eileen and Eric Morgan 5 John Mullane 15 Mary Nash Mary-Bonita and Ken Ngim Allison and Russell Nimmo Liz and Brent Nomura Elizabeth and Paul Nuti 5 Christina and Ronald Ocampo Felicity John Odell ‘88 and Jesse Odell Bill O’Malley Yesenia and Luciano Orta Julie Visendi Ottati ‘89 and Michael Ottati Suzanne and Neil Pack Liz Paz-Rumore and Greg Rumore 10 Julie Mill Peters ‘94 5 Suzanne and Paul Peterson 5 Anne Williams Piros ‘88 Elaine and Alvin Ponce Cindy and Randy Pond 15 Victoria and Burt Presnell Elizabeth McGervey Pursley ‘75 15 Tracey and Brian Quartaroli Cecille Quiambao ‘99 Phyllis and Eduardo Quintero 5 Carolyn Tobin Randall ‘92 and Laurence Randall Lexanne Brown Ravarino ‘92 and David Ravarino Jack Ravazza Denise and Joseph Reid Jennifer and Darin Reinwald 5 Amy and Jason Ribando Christina and Adam Richards Rose and David Roberts Jeanne Hall Roder ‘90 Holly and Justin Rohrig Chris and Tony Romano 15 Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak ‘95 Jennifer Smith Sanchez ‘91 and Javier Sanchez Jean and Donald Schroeder Jennifer Cisson Schwedler ‘02 Mary Ann and Paul Shattuck 20 Rosanne Siino ‘80 10 Shauna and Mark Simmonds Monica Simmons and Tom Azumbrado 10 Andrea and Patrick Smalling Susan Solger ‘73 20 MJ and Garry St. Jean 15 Katherine and Stephen Stahl Lorelle Fourcade Steuber ‘93 5
Nancy and Michael Stoffel Nicole and Casey Sullivan Sonja and Michael Sutten Pat and Steve Takahashi Richard Tancredy 20 Joan Teutschel ‘74 Michael Torres Lynne and Greg Torretta 5 Sofiya and Leonid Treyger Maris and Douglas Uchikura Sheri Hardt VanderKlugt ‘87 and Michael VanderKlugt 5 Juanita Vigil Natalia Vonnegut ‘73 Angelina and Michael Vontoure Paul Walker 10 Sarah Henry Walsh ‘80 10 Tanya and Daryl Wannomae Karen and Peter Ward Nicholas M. White Megan and Patrick Williams Catherine and David Windsheimer Elisabeth Temps Wood ‘94 5 Amy Helmer Yakaitis ‘94 Joan and John Zehnder 5 Stephanie Zimmerman ‘86 15 Madeline Ziser ‘07
CARONDELET SUPPORTERS Anonymous (5) Arleen and Tony Abarquez Corinne Abele ‘12 Lori and David Abele 10 Gwen Madison Aberer ‘86 and Jim Aberer 5 Christina Abudayeh ‘19 Frances Accardo Jennifer and Joseph Accardo Jeannie Adams Ana Liza and Marlon Aguirre Susan and Gerald Ahlbach Dolores Albaugh Katherine Alberts ‘90 Kathleen Peirce Albright ‘74 Sarah Hultman Alpert ‘92 Nadine Amarelo Heidi Amundsen-Myers ‘88 5 Carolyn and Russell Anderson 15 Sean M. Anderson Heather Gargaro Anton ‘88 and Jim Anton Annabelle and Valerian Antonio Kim Rowbatham Arnold ‘77 Francis Arrastia Paula and Massimo Arrigoni Patrick Artiaga Lynn and Noel Asuncion Leilani and Arfel Atis Raquel and Edmundo Aureus Gabi Azumbrado ‘11 Rachel Azumbrado ‘09
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CARONDELET SUPPORTERS (CONTINUED) Arlene and Gerald Bachecki 10 Frances and Myron Backhaus Sharon and Paul Bacon Edrienne Palma Baebler ‘95 Patricia and Richard Baerlang Roy Bagattini Karen Kraemer Bailey Joanne Melloni Baird ‘79 20 Jennifer and Bret Baker 5 Elizabeth Baker Kaisey Baker ‘21 Reilly Baker ‘17 Joanna and Frank Balestreri Michelle and Tommy Balistreri Jenna Balousek Milissa and Jeffrey Banister Silvia and Miguel Barajas Lea and Mark Barbano 5 Kathleen and Samuel Baritell Alice Barlettani Patrice Barlow Gail Frick Barmby Vanessa Baskerville Lori and Michael Bates Theresa Baumgartner ‘86 Lynne and Raymond Baur 5 Lisa Shonyo Beavers ‘91 Edna Becher Mary Terranova Becher ‘80 Rose Marie Beierlein Pam and Gary Beil Lisa and Michael Bellew Anne Donnelly Belt ‘70 and Darrell Belt Lucia Benavente ‘14 Kim and Ron Bercaw JoAnn Trujillo Beren ‘73 20 Carolyn and Clay Berg Sarah Long Bergler ‘90 15 Catalina and Armando Bermudez Terri and Jon Besag Stacie Besagno 5 Jennifer and Todd Bielawski Monica and Craig Bindi Sharon Binelli Sarah and Joseph Blair Kristine Blanton ‘78 Christine Bolla Melissa Moore Bonafonte ‘94 Anthony Bonanno Ana and David Borrelli Maria and Steve Boss Anne Bossert 5 Linda and John Boyan 15 Beth Boyle ‘94 Jane Bradford 5 Sharon and Mike Bradley 15 Jennifer and Robert Brady Kerry and Jeffery Bremhorst Nancy and Rich Brightman Christiane and Brent Brinkerhoff Barbara Britto-Tang ‘77 Colleen Riley Brodt ‘90 Teresa and Francesco Brofferio Denise Brousseau ‘96
Angela and Andrew Brown Jennifer Fiore and David Brown Gabriella Brown ‘14 Christi and Scott Brown Nicole Oreo and Guy Brunsdon Corinne and David Bruzzone Wendy and Scott Buckley Barbara and Carl Buettner Aracely and James Burke Sue and John Burke Norma Buss 5 Carol Bussey ‘77 5 Patricia Butler Michelle Parslow Byrne ‘90 Anne-Marie and Mark Cabral Divina and Janair Cabral Sasha Calderon-Pappageorge ‘97 Patricia Callahan Judy and Ruben Calle 5 Haydee and Michael Camacho Maria and Benjamin Camilon Merrie Jo and Randel Campbell Andrea and David Campos Jean and Robert Canepa Robyn and Tim Canevascini 5 Mary Canine Vanessa and Steve Capelli Janelle and Allan Capinpin Maria and Jorge Cardenas Kelly and Jonathan Carlson 5 Casey Carroll ‘02 Brenda and Matthew Carroll Audra and Sean Carroll Lannette and Christopher Carscadden Jessica Castaneda ‘96 Marta and Oscar Castellanos Joanne Gibbons Castello ‘77 20 Christine and Benjamin Castillo Kate Castillo ‘11 Jasmine Millan Castillo Joan Cattalini Lisa and Paul Cattrone Jennifer and Marc Cazares Janice Ceccarelli ‘70 Kathleen Denney Cefalu ‘88 Arlene Adela Cerda ‘88 Jennifer Cesmat Sandra Chapek Elizabeth Chaponot Derek Charles Ashley Chavez ‘08 Catherine and Carl Chenault Jacquelin and Kenneth Childers Anne Spalding and Mark Ciabattari Barbara and Dino Ciarlo 10 Kim and James Cilley Jacqueline Guibert Cimento ‘74 5 Denise O’Malley Clark ‘73 Jennifer and Michael Clark Therese Clark ‘75 Ashley Clemens James Click Natalie and Bill Clinch Stephanie Cline 5
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Rossana and Russell Clune Francine Scribner Cole ‘86 Diana and Scott Cole Lucille Stoneburner Coleman ‘84 and Terrence Coleman Kathleen and Kenneth Collins Maria and Daniel Connolly 10 Sieglinde Connolly Debra DiVittorio Conte and Gregory Conte 5 DeAnn Cook ‘96 Annamarie Concepcion Cooper ‘77 and Charles Cooper Courtney Kermeen Corda ‘87 20 SteVee Hopkins Coric ‘80 10 Joseph Costa Shawnna Costanzo Juliette and Tim Cote Leslie Couch Miranda Ripoli Cozzone ‘06 Susan and David Cross Kirsten Curtis Crum ‘89 Carla Cuba Carla Gibbons Cullerton ‘74 10 Francine and Robert Cummings Laurie Cunliffe Sabrina and Charles Cunningham Jennifer and Kevin Cushing Kate Steiner Cutright ‘93 5 Therese da Silva ‘84 and David Afinowicz Maria and Patrick Daghlian Michelle Missaggia Daly ‘88 and Kevin Daly 5 Sofia Daly ‘17 Doris and Fred da Silva 20 John Daubenspeck Jolee and Edward David Melissa Davidson ‘78 Jose Davila Laura and Michael Davis Nancy Case Davis ‘78 10 Jennifer Sandy De Freitas ‘84 and Mark De Freitas Danielle and Stephen De Marti 5 Doreen and Tom de Roque Maureen and Michael deBack Laurie Shonyo Delaney ‘86 Jackie Della Rosa Carron ‘87 Luisa Demartini Stock ‘99 5 Stephanie Dennler ‘94 Barbara and Ed Denton 5 Krista and Michael Denton Jan and Ray DePole Donna Obrochta DeSanctis ‘74 Amber DeSilva Elaine DeVincenzi Mary Ann and Mark DeVincenzi 5 Rachel Bhan-Dhawan and Ashish Dhawan Patricia and James Dickson Loretta Dietz Kaiser ‘90 Christina Ditzel ‘97 Susan Ditzler Chloe Dobbert ‘10 Lizette Ortega Dolan Kate Donahue Tama Donaldson
Lori DonDiego ‘80 15 Treza and Jamshid Dorafsha Carmen Dornseif Shirley Doyle 5 Mary and Mark Drazba Trish and Dennis Drew Edie and Steve Driscoll 15 Anne Driscoll-Mink ‘86 Charlynne and Leo Dulay Therese and Tony Dunleavy Michele Dunleavy ‘85 15 Tina Cusumano Dunn ‘02 Kara and David Dunn Julie Briggs Dunn ‘97 and Ryan Dunn Christine and Michael Dunn Jonette and Michael Dupont Erin Eagan-Taca Kristine and Mark Earle MaryAnn and Christopher Easley Marisol and Michael Ebert Jessica and Chad Edwards Aggie Wintch Eidson ‘79 and Terry Eidson Anne Kounis-Eleftheriadis and Ioannis Eleftheriadis Lisa Grubb Elliott ‘86 Techy and Chris Ellis Jeanne and Mike Emry Roger Engelhardt 15 Juvy and Bret Erickson Julia Ericson Martha Escajeda Fransisca and Scott Esco Andrea Comporato-Eubanks and John Eubanks Marea and Jim Fabrique 10 Eleanor Fairclough Christa Fairfield Kathleen and Bob Famulener Elizabeth Briggs Farrell ‘93 and Mark Farrell Julie Serke Fead ‘75 Joyce and Carl Feil 10 Susanne Fenstermacher ‘72 Elizabeth and John Fernando Todd Ferrara Joan Ferrari James and Frances Ferry Roanne Ross and James Fiedler Johnan Navas-Fillari and Vincent Fillari Jennifer Briggs Fisher ‘95 and John Fisher Vanessa Fisher ‘98 Sue Hendershot Fisi ‘85 20 Janice and James Fitzpatrick Susan and David Flashberger Jessie and David Flatt Susan and Kevin Fleming 5 Mary Roll Fliss ‘81 Irma and Raul Flores Joanne and Damian Foley Joannette and Donald Fong 5 Therese and David Fontana Louise Fontana Madeline Buchanan Ford ‘05 Louise and Pierre Fortayon 20
Mary Frainier ‘77 James Francis Denise Martin Freeman ‘79 5 Tammy Anderson Freeman ‘86 and Richard Freeman Thea Vaughn and Ross Freiermuth Danielle and Mitch Freitas Constantina Frial ‘92 Jamie Frick ‘08 Barbara Durant Funderburk ‘82 Megan Fuqua ‘13 Mark Galetto Bonnie and William Gallagher Mary and William Gallagher Terry Gambetta Vanessa Gamboa Joyce and Alex Gaoiran Winnie and Paul Garavatti Andrea Garcia ‘99 Frank Garcia Irene and Lorenzo Garcia Victor Garcia Margaret and Mark Garibaldi 5 Nancy Thor Garrehy ‘71 and Patrick Garrehy Astri Gehrke Julie and Keith Germain 15 Janet and Lou Gervolino Alexandra and Aldo Ghiozzi 5 Diana and Tony Ghisletta 5 Sara and Eric Ghisletta Stephanie Ghisletta ‘82 Julie Ann Giorgi Kluj Renee Gistand Mr. Jesse Glueck Caroline Gochoco-Tsuyuki Tamara Mann Gomez ‘97 Felicia Good ‘14 Kathleen Fitzsimmons Goodman ‘78 5 Janet Williams and James Goodson Roseline Gorlorwulu Laura Hazlick Govan ‘84 Gena and Keith Granucci Chris Grazzini Eva and Steve Green Erin Johnson Greenwald ‘86 Katie and Tom Grim Michelle and Randy Grishaber Bev and Mike Groeniger Jennifer and Robert Groth Lynn and Martin Guidi Suzanne Tietjen Guinn ‘89 Sheryl and Chris Guistolise Karen and Gerald Gunning 5 Trisha and Mark Gunning 10 Sarah and Steven Guthrie Elias Haddad Katharine and Russell Hall Irene and William Hall Ileana Pereira Halligan ‘78 Claudia Hallissy 5 Alicia Yandell Hamilton ‘01 Melissa and Graham Hamilton Virginia and Roger Hamlin
Mary and John Hanlon 5 Jeanette Brewer Hann ‘71 Chris Mahrous Hansen ‘99 Kate and Rick Happy 5 Peggy and Steve Hardisty Carolyn and Edward Harley Lea DeBernardi Harrington ‘90 and Richard Harrington Kathy Harris Cyndie and Russ Harrison 10 Lauren Hartford Kathryn Moore Hartnett ‘98 Amber Haskett 5 Eden Gonzalez Hass ‘89 15 Kristen Hassler Therese Fichtenkort Hathaway ‘81 Oanh and Trevor Hawkins Mary and Ed Hawkyard Nieves Elizabeth Lopez and Christopher Hayworth Deborah Varian Hayworth ‘91 and Robert Hayworth Denise Hazlick ‘83 5 Robyn Hegarty ‘80 Sr. Joann Heinritz, CSJ Brenda de la Cruz Henderson ‘83 Ana and Lazaro Hernandez 10 Anoni and Enrique Herrera Tracy Callero Hertstein ‘94 Janet and John Hertzer Karla Lesnjak Hill ‘89 Laurie and Bill Hoban 10 Patricia and Spencer Hodson Dana Hoggatt Ayers ‘95 Rochelle Guillory and Tamarr Holloway Debbie and Adam Hooey 5 Kristine and Brett Hoover Annemiek Hamelinck and Marcus Hopper Jean Hotaling Sue Houlston Heather Cusick Houston ‘92 Ingeborg Sorensen Houston ‘82 and Guy Houston 10 Ann Howitt Kathryn Hoyt ‘16 Marion Hughes Castillo ‘70 and Louie Castillo Kathy Hymes 10 Mildred and Jesus Ilumin Ingrid and Palmer Iriarte Bridget and Adrian Ivanov Virginia and Ron Iverson Lizette Jacquin Amanda Jain Linda and Howard Jameson Holly Razzano Jansen ‘85 and James Jansen Sarah Maes Jardin ‘03 Kathleen and Wayne Jarrett 5 Cherie and John Jatoft Doris and Paul Javier 5 Kathi Dudman Jensen ‘72 Ginger Castle Jessop
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CARONDELET SUPPORTERS (CONTINUED) Bridget and Christoper Johnson Sara Dukes Johnson ‘00 Lydia Jeung and Gary Jones 5 Melissa and Matthew Jose Riza and Albert Ju Barbara and Ben Kacyra Kate Willeford and Joe Kalinowski Amie Suprizio and Edward Kangeter Danna and Ethan Katz Carol Keane Annmarie and Michael Kearney Robin and Brian Kelley Lauren Raymundo Kelly ‘96 Michelle Kerfs ‘17 Kathleen and Gregory Kern Liz and Alister King Dana King Coleen and Randall Kirkland Andrea Ennis Kirkpatrick ‘83 and Scott Kirkpatrick Ursula and David Klapperich Pia and Arve Klausen Mary McClay Klenow ‘71 Marianne Dzendzel Kliff ‘74 Robert Knebel Brittany Knoll ‘15 Stephanie and Jay Knudson Patricia and Rollin Kocher Linda and Bob Kochly Karina Punu Kodres ‘98 15 Shannon Hamilton Kopplin ‘87 Angelina Adler Kosich ‘02 Michelle Koski ‘98 5 Barbara Kresse Marie and Robert Kroha Sophia Kurnik Jeanine and John LaBella Hesham Labib and Heba Abdullah Emily Lewis Lacroix ‘01 Liz and Tom Ladouceur 5 Jenny Lambert 5 Barbara and Rick Landry Sr. Kathleen Lang, CSJ 5 Mona Lange 10 Andrea and Matthew Laszlo Keiko and Philip Latasa Brooke Latner ‘15 Cindy and David Lawrence 15 Andrea Lee Anna and Andrew Lee Esther Kim and Jonathan Lee Phyllis Lee Colleen Lenahan ‘79 Linda and Lester Lesavoy Margaret Lettire ‘13 Janis and Brad Levesque Kristina Levesque ‘06 Celeste and Jim Lewis Gabriela Andrade and Crescencio Lezama Colleen Lim Elizabeth Limberg ‘83
Katherine Linder ‘85 Ruth Linder Nancy and James Lisiak Kimberly Lisiak ‘09 Claire Logan ‘12 Barbara Hockel Lopez ‘81 and Matthew Lopez 10 Catherine Lopez ‘17 Margaret and Clifton Louie Angelina Lovell ‘90 Malissa Marsh Lucas ‘85 and David Lucas 15 Lynn MacDonald Charalynn and Anthony Macedo Ivette MacLean 15 Sharon and Charles Madison Karen and Scott Madsen 5 Gabriella and Michael Maestas Daniella Estrada Magaña ‘99 Joanne Magano ‘17 Madeline Stevens Mahallati-Saadeh and Adel Saadeh Lynda Cole and John Mahoney Dawn Montero and Joe Maionchi Monica and Waleed Maiwand Cecilia and Armando Manaois Heidi Manes Ashley Mangini Michelle Mankewich ‘98 Peggy and Kevin Marani Anne and Eddy Marchetti Olivia Marcotte ‘16 Juanita Mariano 5 Kathy Marke 10 Michele and Matt Marples Karen Bagube and Tanya Marquez Florelyn and Victor Marquez Leslie and John Marr Doreen and Jack Martin Mary Jocelyn Martin Beatriz and Michael Mason Eileen Matthews Elizabeth Wolski Matthews ‘85 Lacy Gregor Matthews 5 Jane and Chris McCormick Jeanine McDermott Patricia Barboza McDonald ‘93 Tim McDonald Neely and Terry McElroy Laura McFarland ‘17 Jennifer McGregor ‘17 Patricia McGuire Karen Sousa-McHugh and Andrew McHugh Lynne McHugh ‘71 Rita K. McIntosh Kathleen and Fred McIntyre Steve McKenna Diane and Michael McLaughlin 5 Sydney and Michael McLaughlin Betty McMahon Lisa and Joseph McNiff Sharon and Steve McNulty
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Sue and Sandy McPhee Terri Meehan 10 Malisa Meemari Judy Villalobos and Ron Melvin Diane and Gabriel Mendoza Jennifer Mercer Linda Mercer Heather Mayer Merideth ‘90 and Matthew Merideth Judy and Eric Meyers Heather Wagner Michels ‘87 Andrea and David Miller Carolyn and John Miller Martina Miller Lily Ruiz ‘86 and Phil Miller 5 Shawn Miller Janine and Richard Millitello Christie and Christopher Mills Nancy and David Minolli 5 Tony Mirenda Aneline and Steven Mitchell Melissa and Mitchell Mitra Jessica Smith Mix ‘99 5 Francesca Modesti Maureen Monahan ‘81 Ashleigh Montgomery ‘05 Bob Montgomery 5 Laura and Robert Moody Maureen and Robert Morano Lauren Morgan ‘13 Alexis Janssen Morris ‘88 and Bradley Morris Robert Morrison 15 Corine Dietz Muegge ‘89 Arlene and Bert Mulchaey Julie and Michael Mullane Arlou and John Munro Marie Murphy Bryan Navarro Lenore Camera Navarro ‘77 Candy Negrete Margaret Nelson Ruby and Matt Nesbit Cathy and Mark Newsom 20 Patricia Newton Jennifer and Mark Neys Cassidy Nicks ‘12 Lynn and Chris Nicks 10 Leonard Nieto Constance and Paul Nigro 5 Rita Elias Nino Gina Cattalini and Peter Nixon 5 Beth and Terry Norton 15 Kerrin Dieter Nuti ‘90 and David Nuti Katie and Kevin O’Connell Emily O’Connor ‘16 Nancy and Ray O’Connor Darlene and Dan Ohrman Honey and Jack O’Leary 20 Debra and J B Orecchia Annemarie da Silva Orfila ‘92 Nichole Ormsby
Stacey and Bulmaro Orozco Janine Toomey Orr ‘89 and William Orr Jennifer Ortega Guadalupe and Carlos Ortiz Sr. Ann Bernard O’Shea CSJ 5 Anne and Tom O’Shea Karen Oshel Marie and Matthew Ospeck 5 Susan Melloni O’Sullivan ‘81 Kristi and Kelly Ouimet Marissa and Paul Pabelico Carol Pueringer Padilla ‘82 and Rod Padilla Colleen and Jeff Padilla 15 Mary and Medoro Pagni Jennifer Castaneda and Luis Pain Tatiana and Andrey Paley Susan and Gilbert Palomino Shelley and David Parker Katherine and Sam Patti 5 Marie-Therese and Dennis Pattillo Jacqueline and John-Ashley Paul Cristina Guevara Pauline ‘92 and Jason Pauline 5 Susan Pauline Edie Payne Diana Peebler Andrew Pels Leslie Pels-Beck ‘78 Dianne and John Pereira Dariella Ledezma-Perez and Rafael Perez Iris and Frank Perezalonso Fred Perfetto Debra Pericoli ‘71 Juliet Schroeder Pesce ‘95 15 Dottie and Jim Peters 10 Melissa Clark Peterson ‘01 Patty Clark Peterson ‘78 Erin and Paul Peterson Mimi Philips Danielle Piccinini ‘06 Joan Pieri Julie and Jason Piper Ana and Mark Pittsey Siobhan and James Poole Elizabeth Warrell Popst ‘91 JaNise Porter ‘04 Stacey Sarrach Postin ‘94 Rose and Nick Preciado Amie and Patrick Prendergast Karen Sweeney Price ‘69 Mary and James Prindiville Pat Prosek 5 Patricia and Richard Pulver Karen Quick-Suryan ‘89 10 Jeanne and William Quillin Denise Quinn Carla and John Quinn Patricia Greenwood Rabbitt ‘77 Alison Russello Rago ‘96 Martha and Raymond Ragona Kerry and Robert Raines 5
Catherine and Don Ramayrat Neysa and Norman Ramos Erin Reagan ‘04 Mitzi and Michael Reagan Rachel Reagan ‘04 Carolyn Rebuffel Designs 5 Ana Maria and Russell Reed Stephanie and Jim Regan Mary Kay and James Reinert Kathy and Chris Renner 5 Shelley and Douglas Elisabeth Renner ‘78 Lauren Renner ‘17 Stephanie Hunzinger Resh ‘71 Diane Schwartzenberger Rettig ‘80 and John Rettig Patricia Rezak Angela Ricci Jan and Brian Richards 5 Brianna and Tyler Ricks Anne Marie Miller Rigg ‘85 Jeanne and Bill Riley Nerissa and Celso Riray Ron Riskin Robyn and Bob Rivera Lesli Gee and Stan Rivera Chris Rivielle Marlene Roach Elle Robinson Maria Rocca ‘81 Siobhan Roddy Anna Rodriguez ‘03 Janice Rodriguez ‘99 Veronica Rodriguez ‘98 Liz and Michael Rogers Pamela Romano ‘85 Chris Romero Rebekah and Joe Rosa Alice and William Rose Alisa and Ruben Rosillo Barbara Ross Tracy Leonard Ross ‘86 and Michael Ross Roberta and Gary Rossi Denise and Charles Rosson 5 Nancy Roth 15 Oriana and Marcello Rovai 5 Michelle and Jim Rowley Sharon and Greg Rueb Leanne and Steve Ruesink Tina Boardman Rufo ‘79 5 Rosanna Solorio Ruiz ‘80 Nicole Rumore ‘09 Leilani and David Rupp Samantha Russell ‘14 Tyler Russell 10 Laurie Trenbath Rutledge ‘73 10 Katherine and James Ryan Shawn O’Rourke Sabarese ‘93 Emmelie Sabatte ‘77 and Arthur Woo 20 Allyson Saca ‘05 Rosa and Emilio Salas
Doris and Dennis Salmi Sharon Samson 5 Delma and Fares Sanchez Stephanie Tumasian Sandbergen ‘91 Lori and David Sanderson Patricia Rovai Sandvig ‘80 and Kris Sandvig 10 Kim and Sean Sanner Debbie and Roque Santos Julie Hinken Sasaki ‘82 and Kent Sasaki 10 Elaine Saulnier Dina Monaghan Scarlett ‘88 and Scott Scarlett Ann Bacigalupi Schiffenhaus ‘86 and Mark Schiffenhaus Donna Elste Schinlever ‘80 Marie and Ronald Schmidt Angela and Steve Schmidt Kyrstin and Thomas Schmitz Catherine and Kim Schneider Bill Schneider Lesley Burke Schooler ‘96 and Michael Schooler Margaret and Rick Schultz Diane Varni Schwalbach ‘99 Cynthia and Joseph Schwenger Lisa Sciacca Lisa Jones Scott ‘85 and Michael Scott 10 Nancy and Bill Scott Kathleen and David Seabury Stephanie Seeno-Miles ‘80 and Clyde Miles 10 Kristina Asato Sells ‘94 15 Amanda and Marlon Serna Mindy and Mark Serrano Gayle and James Serventi Jennifer Serventi ‘89 Stephanie Serventi ‘95 Hayley Shapland 5 Sue Sharpe Christine and Kevin Shaughnessy Karen Sherwood Valerie and Howard Shiells Patrice Belleci-Shipe and James Shipe Cecily and V. Mervyn Short Jesset Panis Sidore ‘87 Paola and Paul Silva Margaret and Robert Silva Merrilee Gutierrez Silveira ‘88 and Joseph Silveira 10 Julie and John Simonelli 5 Chuck Simpson 15 Katy and Richard Simpson Jean and John Simutis Kirsten Sines Deborah and Matthew Sitzmann Kathleen Reidy Slane ‘86 Amy Slavin ‘91 5 Suzanne and Charles Smith Donald Smith Maria and James Smith
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CARONDELET SUPPORTERS (CONTINUED) Mary and Christopher Smith Stacy and Michael Smith Dorie and Randy Smith Lisa and Tim Smith Valerie Drago Smith ‘88 and David Smith Sanya Alves and Nelson Soares Nicolette Soares ‘13 Antonette Simarro Sorrick ‘96 10 Marian Penn and William Soskin Jennifer Martin Southard ‘88 Marjorie and Dick Sparacino Madeleine Lopez Sparks ‘13 Chelsea Russell Spenser ‘09 Stephanie Sproul Beverly Spurs ‘75 20 Kathleen Goodwin Stambaugh ‘73 Ross Stanich Donna and Dave Stein Lisa and Mike Steinbrecher 5 Samantha Steinbrecher ‘17 Kitty Kroha Stephens ‘87 and Tim Stephens 20 Brittany Stich ‘06 Diane and John Stich Betty and Jim Stokes Teresa Piepho Stone ‘84 and Edward Stone Kelley Coleman Stough ‘97 Molly York Strauss ‘93 Anne Stricherz ‘92 Sheree and Jonathan Styrlund Sandra Lee Sung ‘79 15 Nicole Susie ‘12 Paige Susie ‘16 Raphael Sutton Crissey Mills Swaney ‘79 and Wayne Swaney Kailee Sypniewski ‘21 Barbara and Kevin Sypniewski Mayvilyn and Bartolome Tabbu Josefa and Rolando Tagay 15 Margo and Andrew Tammen Elaina Tancredy ‘95 15 Madeleva Tate 20 Carole and Mike Temps Annette and Larry Theisen Cynthia Thomas ‘71 Jeanette Sabatte Tiernan ‘81 10 Gaeby Todesco ‘07 5 Leslie Toliver Kathleen and James Toomey 20 Maria C. Torres Joan Tracy 5 Gretchen and Robert Trapp Collette and Ronald Tremain Kathleen Cannon Trilevsky ‘83 and Mark Trilevsky 5 Kendall and Blake Tuffli Stella Tuffli ‘21 Claudia Kermeen Tyler ‘88 Krista Urteaga Margaret and David Valdez Rebecca and Jericho Valera Alexis Van Hattem ‘14 Rebecca VanVoorhis Heidi and Gary Vasconi
Elaine Bomben Vecchi ‘72 20 Katie Clark Vecchio ‘76 Kim and Peter Vega Lynn and Robert Velazquez 10 Bianca Venegas ‘21 Corinne and Alan Vernon Kim LaRossa Vernon ‘88 Caroline and Timothy Vest Ginger Vigo Henggeler 5 Mary Ellen and Robert Villar Georgina and Lombardo Villasenor Patricia Vizcay Kathleen and Fred Von Lehr Katherine Von Magnus-Bjork ‘70 20 Constance Wadsworth Jayne Walker Paige Wallace ‘13 Carrie and Dean Wallahan Noel Pehanick Walters ‘78 Michael and Michelle Walton 5 Lisa and Dan Wanket Jennifer and Erik Ward Dana and Brian Wark 5 Connie Warrell Gwendolyn and Kenneth Watson Patricia and Richard Watson Sarah Shelley Watson ‘94 Amy Way 5 Bernadette Webb Henry Weber Susan and Gregory Wehrer Patricia Conaway and Steven Wehrlie Peggy and Robert Weis Vicky and Steve Weisman Peggy and Tom Whalen Madison White ‘13 Gloria Whittaker Stephanie Widmer ‘03 Dolinda Williams Holly Williams ‘17 Mary and Jim Williams 5 Laurie Dickson Williams ‘90 5 Nicole Williams ‘15 Yolanda Williams Luana and Harry Wilson Steven Winter and Kathleen Winter ‘89 † Jennifer Wirfel Cathy and Paul Witkay 5 Anne and Stephen Wolf Pamela Albaugh Wolff ‘73 5 Joyce and Nelson Wong Elizabeth Woo Victoria Ginocchio Woodbridge ‘80 and Jonathan Woodbridge 10 Cynthia Cruzado-Wooten and David Wooten Janiele and Steven Worswick Judy and Jason Wu Jennifer and Jeffrey Wygal 5 Lisa Kramp Xavier ‘90 5 Kendra and Steven Yamasaki Shauna Yandell ‘04 Maria and Gabriel Zuno
ORGANIZATIONS AlphaGraphics 5 AmazonSmile The Ann Jackson Family Foundation 20 Be. Workplace Design Blach Construction Company Buenavista Group Homes, Inc. 5 Castle Management Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund Cole Supply Company East Bay Auto Spa Electronic Scrip Inc 15 First Republic Bank Frame UP Bikes Garaventa Enterprises 20 Hacienda Child Development Fund Hofmann Family Foundation 20 Jostens Inc. 20 Kula Foundation Lehmer’s Buick GMC Concord 5 Leisure Sports Hospitality Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc Muir Orthopaedic Specialists The North Bay Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Oak Court Properties 5 Prologis Foundation Ratcliff Architects R & B Equipment RES Consulting, LLC 10 Rogers Insurance Services, Inc SC Builders Shamrock Office Solutions Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet Los Angeles Province 10 Sports Basement 10 Sports Basement Walnut Creek Veritas Environmental Consulting, Inc. Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation
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Carondelet’s Many the Gifts annual giving report recognizes monetary contributions made to the school from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. We make every effort to provide a complete and accurate listing and regret any errors. If you have a correction, or are interested in how you may be included in future Many the Gifts listings, please contact Elle Robinson, Director of Development, at 925.686.5353 ext. 194 or erobinson@CarondeletHS.org. Gifts in Kind and Matching Gifts lists can be viewed online at: CarondeletHS.org/ManyTheGifts
SOCIETY This giving society recognizes donors who contribute $1,965 or more to Carondelet’s Annual Fund in an academic year. The gift amount of $1,965 is a symbolic way for us to commemorate the importance of the year our beloved school was founded and to celebrate the generosity of our community who support the Carondelet we know and love today. Anonymous (2) Viviane and Nabil Abudayeh Teresa and Charles Acquisto Marina and Cesare Alessandrini Yanira and Mario Alvarez Marybeth and Gregory Anicich 20 Noreen and Andrew Ashton Linda and Brian Baker Stefanie and Sean Baker Colleen Lenahan and Noel Bangalan Brooke and Loren Barr June P. Bashant Patricia and Ramin Behmand Jennifer Eddy Bender ‘89 and Scott Bender Sheila Benson 5 Audrey and Brian Bigelow Rowena and Darwin Bobila Rebecca and Kirk Bocek 5 Anita and Christopher Bonderer Tracy and Bradley Bowles Janice and Nicholas Brathwaite Carrie and Joe Bravo Trish and Ian Brown Jennifer Pehanick Buckley ‘81 and Robert Buckley Jessica and Gregory Campbell Anne and Scott Cannon Lyn and Abraham Carillo Laura and Edwin Castillo Rene and Reyna Castrillo-Cajina Monica and Tracy Chilson Deena Collier Linda Garaventa Colvis ‘79 and Clark Colvis 20 Bonnie and Paul Cotter 5 Jasmine and Jamaican Dartez Carol and Victor De Melo Jennifer Ghelfi De Smedt ‘85 and Philippe De Smedt Jeska and Anthony DeSzily Cecilia and Marc Dioso Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich ‘79 and Tom Dittrich 15 Cheryl and Cecil D’Souza Deborah Eagan Christina and Brian Ehrlich Julie and Craig Ellis Kathleen McComb Engle ‘78 and Jeffery Engle Lori and Jason Everett Aurora and Jose Fabian Isela and Evan Felter Tara and Jon French
Shannon Smith and Tobias Funk Dianna and Joe Gallagher Eileen and Scott Gallaugher Sara and Anthony Ghisletta Richard C. Graff Victoria and Sean Grovier Joy Hall Mara Hanck ‘89 and James Hanck Alisa and Ronald Hardwick Ashley and Matthew Hastings Krista and Paul Hudalla Jeffrey and Melissa Jacobs Dale Johnson Trish and Jon Johnson Marnie and Jayson Jonsson Amity and Michael Karim Tilde Karlsen Sandra and James Kozimor Christine (CJ) and Bruce Lamborn Karla and Kwang Lee Danette and Christopher Leighton Gloria and Kam Leung Tami and Brian Lightle Marievale and Ricky Lindsey Christine Sabatte Logan ‘73 and Richard Logan 20 Victoria and Greg Longstreet Erica Love ‘04 Heather and Patrick Lowry Sondra and Marc Macaulay 5 Kristen and Joseph Madden Mollee and Matt Madrigal Pamela Keith and Elizabeth Mahler Theresa and Robert Maloney Carlene and Leonard Matchniff Elizabeth and Gregory McCurdy Michele and Philipp Menges Patty Mertens-Salmon ‘83 15 Antoinette M. Miyamoto Amara L. Morrison Elizabeth and Chris Mullin Reva and Joseph Murphy Mary-Bonita and Ken Ngim Allison and Russell Nimmo Christina and Ronald Ocampo Felicity John Odell ‘88 and Jesse Odell Kathleen McGuire Oertli ‘84 † and Philip Oertli Christine and Thomas Olinger Catherine and Robert O’Sullivan Chelsea and Christopher Pickslay Katherine and Milton Primas Tracey and Brian Quartaroli
Laurie and Bo Radanovich Lien and Neil Rafanan Jennifer and Darin Reinwald 5 Amy and Jason Ribando Christina and Adam Richards Holly and Justin Rohrig Nancy and John Scheffler Teresa and Russ Scheibley Susan Gutierrez and Daniel Smeester Nancy and Michael Stoffel Sibhan and Charles Stokes Jennifer and Michael Stone Nicole and Casey Sullivan Michael Torres Sofiya and Leonid Treyger Sheri Hardt VanderKlugt ‘87 and Michael VanderKlugt 5 Karey and Ben Venegas Christina Harley Ventrelle ‘93 and Daniel Ventrelle Angelina and Michael Vontoure Tanya and Daryl Wannomae Norma and Robert Wellington Nicholas M. White Megan and Scott Wilson Laurie and Alborz Wozniak Bonnie and Mike Zumbo
Monday May 20, 2019
10am Registration | 11am Shotgun Diablo Country Club Contact: lbarbano@CarondeletHS.org
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SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Helping thousands of young women to benefit from a Carondelet education, scholarships are often created as lasting legacies to honor or memorialize loved ones. These need-based scholarships are awarded to senior students. THE NAOMI & DAVID DOBRICH SCHOLARSHIP
THE SISTER KATHLEEN LANG, CSJ SCHOLARSHIP
THE JOHN & DONNA SABATTE SCHOLARSHIP
Naomi Dobrich 10
Jane Bradford 5 Laurie and Bill Hoban 10 Beth and Terry Norton 15
Emmelie Sabatte ‘77 and Arthur Woo 20
Elaina Tancredy ‘95 15 Richard Tancredy 20 Paul Walker 10 Henry Weber
THE YVETTE CHERIE FARRINGTON ‘88 MEMORIAL AWARD Yvonne and James Farrington 15
THE MARY ROSE TANCREDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
THE PATRICIA “TRICIA” GUNNING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Lynne and Raymond Baur 5 Janice Ceccarelli ‘70 Louise and Pierre Fortayon 20 Karen and Gerald Gunning 5 Trisha and Mark Gunning 10 Sandy and Mike Gunning 20 Mary Kay and James Reinert Annette and Larry Theisen
THE MARY & SILVIO E. GARAVENTA, SR. SCHOLARSHIP
THE PATRICIA NIVEN SCHOLARSHIP THE JEANNETTE “GIGI” POCHINI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
THE DOROTHY O’BRIEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Ingeborg Sorensen Houston ‘82 and Guy Houston 10
THE OLIVAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CARONDELET SCHOLARSHIP
TRIBUTE The Carondelet Tribute Scholarship is also supported by gifts made in honor of friends and loved ones. The following are the names of people so honored during 2017-2018: ALL CSJ SISTERS
SR. ANNETTE DEBS
Kathy Harris Deborah Varian Hayworth ‘91 and Robert Hayworth
Jacquelynne Jennings ‘77
SR. KATHLEEN LANG, CSJ
Kate Steiner Cutright ‘93 Roger Engelhardt Lori Ward Jackson ‘90
SANDRINE BOURRIE Sharon Samson
DOLORES DORAN Ingrid Holthuis ‘74
ROSE BRAZ ‘79 Tina Boardman Rufo ‘79
SR. SHARON NINETMAN, CSJ JENNIFER AND COURTNEY DREW
Trish and Dennis Drew
KATIE CALLAHAN Margaret Nelson
HONEY O’LEARY MEREDITH EAGAN
Jennifer Cisson Schwedler ‘02
SR. REGINA CLARE Sheila Benson
KATHLEEN T. FARLEY ‘72
NANCY ‘71, DENISE ‘73 & MARY O’MALLEY ‘77
REV. STEPHEN PERATA
Jeanette Brewer Hann ‘71
CLASS OF 1971 Debra Pericoli ‘71
CLASS OF 1990 Lori Ward Jackson ‘90
ALMA GUTIERREZ Sheila Benson
GARRETT JAMES CURTIS Linda Curtis
RICK JEFFERY Suzanne and Craig Castelein
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GIFTS Gifts made by members of the Carondelet family in memory of deceased friends and loved ones support specific funds or the Carondelet Tribute Scholarship. Those memorialized are remembered monthly at a mass in honor of St. Joseph, the patron of a peaceful death, and their names are inscribed in the Carondelet Memorial Book in the President’s Office in the Convent. The following are the names of people memorialized during 2017-2018: RALPH BAIRD Joanne Melloni Baird ‘79
DIANE BARBERINI Marisol and Michael Ebert Kimberly Lisiak ‘09
ANTHONY “NENO” SALVATORE BELLECI
Beverly Spurs ‘75 Sandra Lee Sung ‘79 Carole and Mike Temps Collette and Ronald Tremain Katie Clark Vecchio ‘76 Mary Ellen and Robert Villar Kathleen and Fred Von Lehr Bernadette Webb
SUE MAGUIRE BENNEY ‘72
Elaine Bomben Vecchi ‘72 Susanne Fenstermacher ‘72
Edie and Steve Driscoll Elaine Bomben Vecchi ‘72
MARY R SIINO
Terri Meehan Monica Simmons
Rosanne Siino ‘80
EDWARD SIMMONS JACK AND PHYLLIS MCGERVEY Elizabeth McGervey Pursley ‘75
Monica Simmons Jeannie Adams
TERRI MONTEZ MCKENNA
Suzanne and Paul Peterson
ANNE & HERB TRENBATH
Pat and George Cesnik
Laurie Trenbath Rutledge ‘73
ELIZABETH BETSY HENRY ‘77
JANICE BECKER MONTGOMERY ‘70
DEBRA ZEHNDER PARKER & JOANNE ZEHNDER FLORES
Sarah Henry Walsh ‘80
Joan and John Zehnder
ZELMA & JERRY HERMANS
VICTOR A. NIGRO
Elaine Bomben Vecchi ‘72
Constance and Paul Nigro
THERESA JONES (FORMER CHS VARSITY TENNIS COACH)
KATHLEEN MCGUIRE OERTLI ‘84
Patrice Belleci-Shipe and James Shipe
MARY LOU FRANCIS
RONALD G. CONNOLLY
SR. JAMES MARIEN DYER, CSJ
SR. ELEANOR EAGAN, CSJ Susan and Gerald Ahlbach AlphaGraphics Marybeth and Gregory Anicich Sheila Benson Sharon Binelli Therese Clark ‘75 M. Susan Ditzler Therese and Tony Dunleavy Deborah Eagan Erin Eagan-Taca Roger Engelhardt Bonnie and William Gallagher Virginia and Roger Hamlin Carolyn and Edward Harley Bernadette and John Harney Angelina Adler Kosich ‘02 Emily Lewis Lacroix ‘01 Liz and Tom Ladouceur Sr. Kathleen Lang, CSJ Phyllis Lee Christine Sabatte Logan ‘73 and Richard Logan Eileen Matthews Terri Meehan Cathy and Mark Newsom Erin and Paul Peterson Patty Clark Peterson ‘78 Marian Penn and William Soskin Mitzi and Michael Reagan Elaine Saulnier Monica Simmons and Tom Azumbrado
Jennifer Fiore and David Brown
MARGARET TERRANOVA JUDGE ‘70 Mary Terranova Becher ‘80 Edna Becher
VERNON LEE KEY Cindy and David Lawrence
ELIZABETH KNEBEL Robert Knebel
CHRISTIAN LARSEN Kathleen Henggeler Terri Meehan Monica Simmons Elaine Bomben Vecchi ‘72
Karen and Norm Alberts Francis Arrastia Roy Bagattini Carondelet High School Jose Davila Joan Ferrari Frances and James Ferry Frank Garcia Astri Gehrke Ann Howitt Julie Ann Giorgi Kluj Jennifer and Brian Lagomarsino Heidi Manes Nichole Ormsby Catherine and Kim Schneider Peggy and Robert Weis
CLAIRE T. O’MALLEY William O’Malley
ELAINE MACHADO GALETTO
ED AND ALICE PRINDIVILLE
Veronica Tipton Burstein ‘76 and Mark Burstein Mark Galetto
Mary and James Prindiville
PEGGY REID Patrice Barlow
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Family Tree: Grandson Continues
POCHINI SCHOLARSHIP By Sean Kullman and Elle Robinson
ack Pochini and his grandson Dominic Aliano sat in a corner booth at a small Italian restaurant in Walnut Creek. Jack’s daughter GIGI was a 17-year-old junior at Carondelet when she passed away of an undiagnosed illness on Cinco de Mayo in 1981. A year after GIGI’s passing, Sister Anne Eugene Metcalf included Jack and his wife Esther in the 1982 graduation where they received GIGI’s diploma. “The junior class attended her funeral in their full Carondelet uniforms and even planted a tree in her memory,” Jack remembers. “It was special. So special the way they cared for her. I’d like to see the tree again, maybe get a plaque put on it.” The next few moments with him are reverent. Dominic sits quietly by his grandfather and gives him time and breadth to speak at his own pace. At 86, Jack is sharp and deliberate. “GIGI’s mother, Esther, was Mexican,” Jack continues, and I now understand how he is coupled to Cinco de Mayo in celebration and sorrow. He tells stories of his Mexican wife and the patient temperament and intellect GIGI shared with her mother. “We’re sentimental us Italians are,” Jack sighs, then laughs off his nostalgic memories. Dominic, who affectionately refers to his grandfather as Nonnu, encourages him. In 1981, Sister Anne Eugene inspired Jack and Esther to establish the first named scholarship at Carondelet High School, The Jeannette “GIGI” Pochini Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship funds are provided to families of young women who otherswise would not have the opportunity to benefit from a Carondelet education. When Dominic learned the scholarship was in danger of losing its sponsorship as Jack aged and stewardship waned, GIGI’s nephew, a man 40 | Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018
who never knew his aunt, offered to help raise funds to keep the scholarship and GIGI’s memory alive. “It’s about family,” says Dominic, a 2010 De La Salle graduate. “People in my family understand that working hard is important. Although we’re not a family of great means, we believe in helping others. It’s the reason I’m trying to raise money for the scholarship and take over where Jack is no longer able to. It’s important to my grandfather. It’s important for the girls who deserve to go to Carondelet. It’s important for GIGI’s memory and all it represents.” “My daughter’s experience at Carondelet had a positive impact on her short life,’ Jack chimes in. ‘This gift provides the same educational opportunities GIGI had.” When I asked Jack his fondest memory of GIGI, he opens up with a smile. “It was the day she got her driver’s license. The first thing she did was pick up her grandmother. Before anybody else! From that day on GIGI took her grandmother wherever she needed to go. She always helped everybody else. She was caring like that.” The conversation and meal settles to its end and Dominic recommends we take pictures on campus instead of at the restaurant. It’s a busy day for Dominic who is running for City Council in Concord, yet he finds the time to chauffeur his grandfather around for our meeting about the scholarship and to visit the tree planted in GIGI’s memory over 35 years ago. Jack walks with determination, his cane tapping with purpose. Dominic continues along-side me with a protective eye on Nonnu. The two of them settle against GIGI’s tree outside the Convent building. I pull out the camera and fix them into the lens. Although it seems awkward to
The branches of the mulberry tree welcome them in fellowhip as the harmony takes shape and they surrender into the mistery and the life of the tree. ask them to smile, I do so out of habit and they follow suit with broad grins. The tree is beautiful. Comforting. They rest their hands on the tree as if giving a blessing. The branches of the mulberry tree welcome them in fellowship as the harmony takes shape and they surrender into the mystery and the life of the tree. To contribute to the GIGI Pochini Scholarship or learn more, contact Elle Robinson, Director of Development, at 925-686-5353 ext. 194 or email her at erobinson@CarondeletHS.org.
GIGI’s scholarship is one of the named scholarships Carondelet benefactors have established over the years (see page 38). On average, the established scholarships distribute $240,000 annually to tuition assistance recipients.
HOW DO I START A SCHOLARSHIP? In keeping with the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph “to serve the dear neighbor without distinction,” scholarship funds are provided to families of young women who would not have the opportunity to benefit from a Carondelet education. Endowed scholarships named for donors or family members can be established with contributions totaling $50,000 or more and paid outright or via multi-year pledge. The endowment fund exists in perpetuity with a specified portion of the fund’s earnings distributed to scholarship recipients. Our spring scholarship evening allows donors to meet scholarship recipients and see, firsthand, the difference they make in the lives of students. Please contact Elle Robinson, Director of Development, at 925-686-5353 ext. 194 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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FEATURES PROTECTING MY SISTER By Julie Payne Neward ‘98 “It was an April unlike any I’ve known. My sister, Natalie, who has intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) received an improbable diagnosis,” says her sister Julie.
There is almost no support for dependent adults who are victims of assault. Julie knew Natalie’s helplessness was unimaginable; she was being sexually abused and likely by a caregiver.
Natalie is 36 and has the cognitive function of a 10-month-old, is non-verbal, and can never be left alone. She wears diapers, is fed, and receives around the clock care.
On January 10, 2018, Joe Shapiro of NPR aired their story, “She Can’t Tell Us What’s Wrong,” in his series Abused and Betrayed. The series brought to light that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are assaulted at a rate more than seven times higher the non-disabled population. The Justice Department believes this is a serious undercount because many of the victims are incapable of reporting and even explaining their experience to loved ones and authorities.
For more than a year, Natalie, who attended a school for people with intellectual developmental disabilities, experienced severe discomfort, lack of sleep, and some emotional and physical responses her family hadn’t noticed before. Natalie would sit up at night and moan for unknown reasons. To the trained and untrained eye or to a person on the outside looking in, it was nearly impossible to discern that Natalie was going through something traumatic.
“I was shocked by the complete lack of response by the institution even after bringing in an attorney,” says Julie. “There is almost no support for dependent adults who are victims of assault. There was no mandated report with the State or County, no one offered the family respite or therapy. My mother kept Natalie home, safe, for roughly four years without additional help for fear of … and she pauses, you can imagine.”
After many visits to the doctor, Natalie was treated for sinus infections, yeast infections, and other seemingly manageable conditions until Julie received a call from an urgent care physician who ran a different series of tests.
In the NPR story, complaints at another facility were brought to light and resulted in the arrest of a caregiver who is standing trial. But perpetrators are rarely brought to justice because victims like Natalie are incapable of telling their story and the perpetrators go on to assault again.
“I’ll never forget when I got the news, says Julie. It was right after I got off of work and I was trying to beat the rush-hour traffic. I was on Mission Blvd when I got the call. The urgent care doctor told me to bring Natalie in for care immediately.” Julie later learned her sister had contracted an STD. Julie was in shock then broke down in tears when she tried to understand the diagnosis then comprehend that someone sexually assaulted her disabled sister. 42 | Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018
In Natalie’s case, the institution rushed for a civil settlement and a non-disclosure agreement is tied to the agreement, so the name of the facility cannot be revealed. Julie worried that the facility went to settlement quickly because she went to law enforcement first and the facility was unprepared to facilitate corrective action. The police report is still open and no one has been identified as a perpetrator to date.
Julie, a confident woman with flashing hazel eyes and a quickness about her, was not satisfied. She started her own advocacy and has since been appointed to the Regional Advisory Committee for the Bay Area by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Carondelet alumna Summer Cellect ’02, was the legal conservatorship for Natalie and she helps reminds us “it’s important to think: what about the children, the elderly, the intellectually and developmentally disabled? That’s where advocates like Julie come in.”
to juggle work, family, and Natalie. Julie and her mother still care for Natalie. From the outside, Natalie’s care and her family’s involvement may seem demandingly unfair but familiar; the around the clock care, feedings, changings, and doctor visits. The family knows there is something more terrible in the unknown thoughts Natalie cannot share. “We do not know what Natalie knows. I suppose it’s her silence that haunts us most. That should haunt all of us most. It’s in advocacy that we speak for Natalie and others like her.”
It’s been six years since Natalie’s assault. Julie rushes her children (Natalie’s nieces) off to school and tries
Go to: www.carondeleths.org/nataliesstory to listen to the NPR report and learn more about Natalie’s Story.
A NEW PRESIDENT Elise Jones Sanguinetti ‘89 Earlier this year on July 10, Elise Jones Sanguinetti ‘89, a founding partner at Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos LLP, was sworn in as President of the American Association for Justice. In addition to her service with AAJ, she has served as the president of the Consumer Attorneys of California from 2015 to 2016 and was a past president of the Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. “This is a proud moment for myself and our firm,” she said. “AAJ is known for its tireless advocacy for
every individual’s access to justice, something I firmly believe in. This position will allow me to continue to serve my fellow trial lawyers and battle on behalf of our clients.” Elise exclusively represents plaintiffs in civil litigation in the areas of serious injury, wrongful death, pharmaceutical torts and legal malpractice. Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers, has named her one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the Bay Area. Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018 | 43
Kim LaRossa Vernon ‘88 Although I am an only child, I am lucky enough to have two “sisters“ from the Class of ‘88: Cindy Clapp Nagy and Roni Ladouceur Cazin. I met Cindy in seventh grade at St. Agnes, but we have remained close friends ever since. I met Roni in Mr. Gamel’s Algebra 2 class at Carondelet, and we ended up being roommates at St. Mary’s College. These lovely ladies are family to me. I am close with their families and adore their children (two of which are my godchildren). They were in my wedding and hardly a week goes by when I don’t talk to or text them. I don’t know what I would do without them. Their unconditional love and support has helped me in endless ways.
Carrie (Santen) McGovern ‘89 I have been so incredibly fortunate with the friendships I made at Carondelet. I met Patricia Ambacher when we were freshman and we have been friends ever since! She has been there for me through so many of life’s ups and downs. We shared major high school milestones together – prom and grad night, as well as the daily confidences friends share. She was my maid of honor when I got married in 2000.
Skye Varian Hayworth ‘91 I recently dropped my Freshman daughter off at her first day of high school. As the only girl with 2 younger brothers, my biggest hope was that Mady would find the “sisters” who would make a profound impact in her life. I myself didn’t know that the sisterhood of Carondelet would be such a large part of my own life. Today I count these relationships amongst my most treasured. Sisterhood means everything to me: it’s my relationship with my close high school friends; it’s my dream for my daughter and nieces attending Carondelet; it’s connecting with my old classmates and remembering together the peace of the chapel, the retreats, and the convent; and more. I could never have imagined how intertwined my path would be with classmates who were a part of different clubs, sports, friend groups, and classes. The bonds of sisterhood have been a constant, surprising blessing in my life.
Edrienne Palma Baebler ‘95 The friends I made at Carondelet have lasted over 25 years and are still going strong. We all scattered to different colleges from coast to coast, but we visited each other at our respective campuses. Little did we know while we were rooting on DLS at the football games or preparing for graduation that we would stand by each other’s sides at our weddings, hold each other up when our parents passed away or that our kids would become best friends. We are so grateful to share these strong bonds of sisterhood.
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Courtney Barrilleaux Hood ‘96 I met Brittany in the 4th grade and Maria freshman year at Carondelet. We came from families with similar values and beliefs, had common interests and became fast friends. What little did I know then is that here I am today and I am still close friends with these amazing women. There are countless college memories, fun trips, careers, weddings, babies and pretty much every meaningful life event where we have supported each other along the way. We don’t get to talk often but when we do, we pick up right where we left off. And even though we live far distances from each other, it doesn’t really seem to change anything.
Susan Talatala Psara ‘04 My husband Mike (DLS ‘99) and I welcomed our first child into the world, Milo Victor Psara, on July 1, 2018. We are absolutely thrilled to start our journey as new parents.
Chelsea (Russell) Spenser ‘09 I have had the pleasure of making so many different connections with fellow Carondelet alumnae over the years, from professional networks to close friends to extended family, but perhaps one of the most treasured to me is with Jennifer Johnson (Restani) ‘03. Jennifer and I met years after we both graduated, at a local wine shop in Walnut Creek. We immediately connected over our Carondelet experiences and memories. Our friendship has been such a blessing since we first met, to her wedding, and through the birth of our daughters. Carondelet was a catalyst to our bond, and I am so grateful for the door our shared connection opened to our friendship.
Samantha Russell ‘14 My friends from high school are not so much friends anymore as they are family, and they have been there with me through it all! They are still the first ones I called when I found out I didn’t get a bid for a sorority, then the first ones I called when I got a bid the next day! They were the ones I called crying when I went through the breakup with my high school boyfriend, and the ones who would make Skype dates to check in on me knowing I just needed a laugh. They are the first people I call when I spoke to the cute guy from my Digital Marketing class at the bar, and the first ones I call when he goes from “the love of my life” to the “rhymes with class” in the span of a week. They are the strong women I look up to and see how they are going to change the world, and remind me that we are going to change it together. I just know that the truest friendships are not dependent on talking all the time and knowing every detail of everyday. They are the ones where you can fall back into your rhythm as if you saw each other the night before, even if months have passed. Full length stories at CarondeletHS.org
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? MAELA KUNZE BALESTRERI ‘82 I am employed full time at Lowe’s distribution center and soon to be graduating from the citizens police academy. I’m hoping to become a reserve for the Turner police department.
EMILY GARAVATTI ‘06 Standing outside the University of Cental Florida College of Medicine. I been matched for a residency program in Oregon in Child Neurolgy/Neuro Developmental Disabilities!
KATEY DALLOSOTO ‘89 I wrote a book dedicated to my late mother, Ann Dallosto, last year. This is the synopsis. “As a Sales Leader, I was always looking for some inspiration for our weekly sales meetings. It was always a struggle to find that one piece of motivation and inspiration to share with my team. My mom always had a bunch of one liners and I started sharing some of her wisdom at my sales meetings. Soon I began to write down my mom’s and my own one liners. My daughter called me a “fortune cookie” and the book was born! Enclosed in this book are 52 “fortune cookie” lines for your sales meeting, your leadership and your life. My mom’s one liners inspired me and hopefully they can inspire you and your team as well. Read the book cover to cover or flip through and select the chapter that connects with you today. This book is intended to be a resource on your desk when you need that little bit of fortune cookie wisdom to use for your leadership, sales and your life.”
SAMANTHA HOWARD ‘06 Samantha Howard ‘06, and Cassie Dole ‘01, did not know each other through Carondelet, but met as alumna living in San Francisco. Last week they partook in a very competitive trivia game, and in true Carondelet spirit, came in first place. Go Cougars!
STEPHANIE TUMASIAN SANDBERGEN ‘91 I have recently visited Carondelet a few times to learn about my daughter potentially attending CHS in 2019 and learn about preparing for college. I am grateful that CHS has some great events. Thank you! I worked 19 years in the software technology field and transitioned to a psychotherapist recently. I worked at a company that specializes in eating disorders. I have launched my own private practice offering virtual therapy sessions (clients can be anywhere in California). I am also beginning to supervise pre-licensed therapists. And I am working on some time-limited groups that will be inperson in the San Ramon Valley. This all started as being a peer counselor at CHS! Checkout my website: stephaniesandbergen.com TAMMI BACKHECKI-ISH ‘94 I have worked as a trauma nurse for over 14 years. I have experience with adult, geriatric and pediatric patients. In October I went to Puerto Rico for 2 weeks to assist with medical aid on the island. It was an amazing experience. Despite what they have been through, the people of Puerto Rico are wonderful, spiritual, and very giving. I would be happy to share more details of my trip as well as numerous photos from the island. JENNIFER BURKE STEINMO ‘03 I got married August 16, 2008 to my high school sweetheart Brandon Steinmo. We had a baby girl in 2010, Victoria Steinmo (who is now 7 and in 2nd grade at St.Agnes School) and we moved back to Concord, CA from San Diego after my husband medically retired from the military. I am currently in my last year of college and getting my BA in criminal justice by the end of the year.
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RACHEL AZUMBRADO ‘09 I recently graduated from medical school and started my pediatric residency at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville. Since graduating from Carondelet I’ve been moving all over the place. First to San Diego for undergrad, then a small island in the Caribbean called Grenada for the start of medical school, then to Chicago to complete my clinical years of medical school, and now I’m checking out the southeast for residency. Getting to live in so many places has been one of the best parts of my twenties. I’ve met lifelong friends and colleagues from all over the U.S. and world. I also met my now-fiancé in undergrad at San Diego State University. We’re getting married in September of 2019 and bringing it back to the Bay Area for our wedding. I still keep in touch with many of my Carondelet friends and feel very fortunate to belong to the Carondelet community. PAIGE MILLMAN ‘09 So many exciting things have happened since my time at Carondelet! I graduated from San Diego State University in May 2015 with my master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Since then, I have been working as a medical Speech-Language Pathologist in the Acute Rehabilitation unit at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, CA. A typical day includes assessing and treating patients with communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders resulting from an acquired brain injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury, stroke, or brain tumor). Every single day brings new challenges, lessons and opportunities to cross paths with the most incredible people. I cannot think of a more rewarding career path, and I feel so blessed to work with my inspiring patients every day! NATALIE BARRETT ‘09 As stated in the vision statement A Carondelet graduate is known as a woman who responds to the needs of the times and makes a positive difference. In keeping with Carondelet’s motto of faith and service; I shaved my head at a St. Baldrick’s event in Downtown Martinez, CA on March 11th. St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises awareness and funds for children’s cancer research.
CAITLIN TAKAHASHI PIPKIN ‘09 After Carondelet I studied Psychology at UCSD. I took one year off of school to volunteer and then I moved to Phoenix, Arizona to start medical school at Midwestern University. Just prior to starting at Midwestern, I commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and received a full ride scholarship. I met my the love of my life, Kyle, in my first quarter of medical school and we got married this past December (2017). I am currently doing research in Surgical Oncology and in May (2018) my husband and I will finally graduate from medical school and become doctors (FINALLY)! In June I start General Surgery Residency with the U.S. Navy in Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. My husband will also be joining me in Virginia for his Pediatric Residency and Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter. AMANDA VIERTHALER RABBITT ‘09 Carondelet’s mission and vision is to inspire excellence by preparing young women to live with heart, faith, and courage. Shortly after graduating college, my high school sweetheart (who attended De La Salle) asked me to marry him. As an active duty corpsman in the U.S. Navy, he had received orders to move to Italy, and asked me to join him in what would become our greatest adventure (to date!). We are now on our fourth and last year living overseas, and we have truly enjoyed every opportunity we’ve had to embrace the Italian culture and “la dolce vita,” as they call it. We have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to so many different countries and work among some spectacular men and women who are serving their country. I was recently accepted to a commissioning program with the U.S. Navy, where I will have the opportunity to serve as a Healthcare Administrator. We will be heading to Jacksonville, FL this Summer, where the adventure will continue! ROSEMARY COOK ‘13** I continued my Lasallian Catholic education at Saint Mary’s College of California from which I earned BAs in English and Sociology in May 2017. It humbled me to receive awards of excellence in both disciplines, and SMC’s De La Salle Award; the highest honor bestowed for scholarship, top GPA, and general excellence. Being recognized was validating and a testament to how Carondelet prepared me to immerse myself in the rigors of college studies, activities, and volunteerism. Kairos, Company productions, and Ven-a-Ver immersions cultivated my passion for service leadership and are treasured memories. CHS English classes and a fateful DLS criminal justice elective laid the foundation for my pursuit of a career in law, beginning this fall with a Masters of Social Science in Sociology of Law and Criminology at the University of Chicago. Numerous individuals helped me achieve these goals; I’m blessed with opportunities to succeed and have wonderful examples of strong work ethics and faith to emulate. It’s made all the difference, and I’m eternally grateful. **Editor’s Note: The class note update for Rosemary Cook that appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of the Carondelet was printed without her input or knowledge. We are so glad to have Rosemary’s own words telling her story in this issue. Continued on the following page >>
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KIRA JATOFT ‘15 I am currently studying abroad in Madrid, Spain for the Fall 2017 semester from my home university (Loyola Marymount University) while a classmate of mine (Isabella Costa ‘15) is studying in Florence, Italy for the semester as well from Chapman University. She texted me out of the blue last week and wanted to meet up as she was in Madrid for her fall break. We could not meet up as I was in midterms and our schedules did not work, however!!— We were both traveling that weekend to Sevilla (Southern Spain) and on our way to the 6 AM train we both found out we were traveling with the same company on an excursion to Morocco!! It was such an unexpected coincidence and such a highlight of my study abroad experience seeing a great friend from high school and catching up on abroad, life, and travel. Love seeing fellow cougars and living out the mission statement that is Carondelet! Shining in Morocco, Africa! SOFIA DALY ‘17 Back in April, I went to the White Privilege Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan with 5 of my peers. With the political turmoil, racial tension, and blatant discrimination our country is facing right now, I just couldn’t watch silently from the sidelines - I chose to embark on this journey so I may learn how to use my privilege to fight for equity. This amazing experience showed me how subtle changes in my day to day life can greatly impact my community and the lives of those who are underrepresented. SAMANTHA STEINBRECHER ‘17 Since graduating from Carondelet in 2017, I’ve had a whirlwind of a year! I am in my second year at Santa Clara University, where I’m studying Management Information Systems and French (thanks Mme. Bossert!). This summer, I interned at Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to help close the gender gap in the tech industry. In the summer of 2016, I participated in their Summer Immersion Program at Twitter Headquarters, where I had the opportunity to meet and network with countless successful individuals in the industry, and also learn how to code. As an intern on the Program Operations team, I helped develop new programs for the organization, and I had the chance to visit cool companies like Sephora and Goodreads. I am very happy in my second year at Santa Clara, and am endlessly appreciative to Carondelet for giving me the resources and tools needed to be where I am today! Visit CarondeletHS.org for full stories.
& ADVICE Navigating the jubilant, unpredictable, and often awkward four years of high school is challenging for just about everyone. Hindsight tends to be clearer. We asked Carondelet alumnae on Facebook and Twitter: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL SELF? WOULD YOU STILL APPLY THIS ADVICE TO YOUR LIFE TODAY? Here are a few responses. Shannon Miller ‘14 Sonoma State University, Early Childhood Education major
In order to love others, you must love yourself first. Never give up and don’t let the small things get in your way. Always reach for the best and realize that the world is full of many opportunities. It’s important to work hard, but to also enjoy life.
Theresa Saunders Landreth ‘81 University of California Berkeley, Research Administrator & Subaward Specialist Don’t worry if you have no idea what you want to do with your life. You will have plenty of time to figure it out along the way; and you will probably change your mind a dozen times.
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Olivia Mello ‘16 Chapman University, Music Major in Piano Performance with a Pre-Law track Don’t let anyone intimidate you. Speak like a CEO. Go above and beyond in everything you do. Your hardwork now will create the habit of success in the future. But most importantly, have God as the center of your life and you will never feel unbalanced.
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In Memoriam Raymond “Nick” Adler, husband of Marie “Cookie” Adler ’69, father of Angelina Adler Kosich ’02 and Nicole Adler Impagliazzo ‘99
Ray Gutierrez, father of Merrilee Gutierrez Silveira ’88, grandfather of Sancianna Silveira ‘15
Peter Aliotti, father of Ashley Aliotti ’06 and Sara Bellafronte ‘09
Michael Hazlewood, father of Elise Hazlewood ’95 and Irene Hazlewood Henry ‘98
Hildegarde Augustine, mother of Patrice Stice ’70, Paula Arnett ’75, Deborah Nix ’76, grandmother Mary Stice ‘93
Fred Papina, father of Robin ‘88 Deborah Paynter, mother of Jenna Paynter ’07 and Meghan Paynter ‘08 Werner Peterson, father of Janelle Lorona ’72, Sandra Vas Dias ‘71
Mary Heidrick, grandmother of Kelly Gross ‘11 Patrick Heinritz, brother of Sr. Joann Heinritz
Robert Powers, father of Alicia Powers ’02 and Monica Powers ‘07
Frances Bagnasco, mother of Theresa Zapata ‘88
Gerald Hermens, father of Joan Hermens Woodard ‘79
Maxine Bailey, mother of Laurie Bailey ’75
Zelma Hermens, mother of Joan Hermens Woodard ‘79
Donna Riccabona, mother of Dorian Riccabona ’78, mother-in-law of Debra Vaccaro Riccabona ’80 and Joanna Skillman Riccabona ‘80
Susan Maguire Benney ‘72 Keith Brooks, Carondelet Diving Coach, uncle of Emily Mill Nguyen ‘97 and Julie Mill Peters ‘94 Maureen Gillespie Burnash, mother of Kaitlin Burnash ’14 and Sarah Burnash ‘16 Ben Camera, father of Lenore Navarro ’77, fatherin-law of Lisa Camera ’80, grandfather of Amanda Camera ’07 and Bryan Navarro Evelyn Cartan and Robert Cartan, parents of Heidi ’80 Rose Cavallaro, mother to Josephine ’73 and Jennie ‘71 Patricia Conroy, mother of Mary Conroy MacInnes ’75, grandmother Morgan Connelly ‘11
Kenneth Hofmann, father of Lisa Hofmann Morgan and Lori Hofmann, grandfather of Vita Sechrest ’09, Amanda Sechrest ’11, Gabriella Seeno ’14, Alexie Shurtz ’14, Sophia Seeno ’16, and Dominic Seeno DLS ’15, Lauren Seeno Barbano ‘99
Anne Hundt, mother of Maria Hundt Flores ’90, Ann Hundt ’88, Laura Hundt ’84, and Elisa Hundt Lochridge ‘86
Elizabeth Serke, mother of Julie Serke Fead ’75, Elle Serke Ladoceur ’85, Mary Beth Serke-Smith ’80, and Karen Serke Wright ’73, grandmother of Emily Robinson ‘03
MaryAnn Jones, mother of Kathleen Fingarson ‘71 Charles Kain, father of Elisabeth Kain ‘03
Margaret Dahl, mother of Karen Locy ‘76
Earl Koski, father of Michelle ‘98
Joyce Davison, mother of Erin Tracey George ‘88
Norman Krig, father of Sheryl Krig ‘72
Katherine Dietrich, former Carondelet secretary, mother of Gretchen Dietrich-Wynne ‘71
Jacqueline Tokos Lentz ‘03
Yvonne Makepeace Enea, mother of Susan Enea Bruno ’75, Joan Enea-Lopez ’70, Marylynn Enea O’Regan ’77, grandmother of Krysten O’Regan ‘10 Thomas Fitzsimmons, father of Katy Hixson McMahon ‘95 Mary Lou Francis Virginia Garry, mother of Virginia Garry Bishop ’80, Katherine Garry Griffith ’77, Megan Garry Wintch ’74, and Nora Garry Zands ’89, grandmother of Sarah Bishop ‘06 Matt Gonsalves, grandfather of Ashley Watson ‘04 Norma Gray, grandmother of Allison ’01, Jessica ’04 Lauren ‘07
Aldo Rocca, father of Nicole Jones ’71, Irena Schwaderer ’72, Terese ’73, Patrice Doctors ’75, Maria ’81 and Regina ‘84 Lester Santos, father of Ashley Santos ’10 and Katherine Yee-Santos ‘19
John “Jack” Kearney, father of Laura Olson ’83, Anne Sharkey ‘86
Mary Guldaman El-Hoss ‘69
Carl Roberson, father of Julie Roberson Magdefrau ‘79
Bob Huffman, grandfather of Hannah Huffman ‘12
Thomas Crosby, grandfather of Elizabeth Friedmann ’05, Katherine Zeiger ‘07
Chana Dorrough Doreaux ‘92
Peter Mason Rich, father of Tiz Woo
Tammy Fuller Sharp ‘85 Manuel Sequeria, father of Monica Rabago ’76, grandfather of Danielle Rabago ’10, Katherine Rabago ’07, Madeline Rabago ’15, and Nicole Rabago ‘05 Eulalia Sequeria, mother of Monica Sequeria Rabago ’76, grandfather of Danielle Rabago ’10, Katherine Rabago ’07, Madeline Rabago ’15, and Nicole Rabago ‘05
Frank Lombardo, father of Michele Lombardo ’74, Denise Lombardo ’75, and Adrienne Lombardo Peretti ’84, grandfather of Ashley Clemens
Betty Smith, grandmother of Collette Cote ‘18
Kevin Lynch, grandfather of Amie Kelley ‘07, Alex ’09 and Ricki Radanovich ‘10 Lauri Maras, mother of Marie ‘97
Asilee Telfer, mother of Patricia Hector ’71, Teresa Uhlir ’76, grandmother of Lauren Telfer ‘07
Phyllis McGervey, mother of Anne McGervey Cary ’77, Mary McGervey Conner ’84, Catherine McGervey Hackett ’78, Susan McGervey Kaput ’80 and Elizabeth McGervey Pursley ‘75 Catherine Mill, mother of Julie Mill Peters ’94 and Emily Mill Nguyen ‘97 Frank Nash, father of Katherine Nash ‘98 Kathleen McGuire Oertli ’84, mother of Julia Oertli ’21, sister of Linda McGuire Biles ’88, Mary Frances McGuire Davis ’92, and Joanne McGuire Giorgi ‘86 Denis O’Sullivan, father of Mary O’Sullivan Kezer ‘75
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Lilybeth Wellott Sutton, mother of Eowynne Sutton ‘20
Anne Van Hoomissen, mother of Anne Van Hoomissen Davies ’76, Mary Van Hoomissen ’79, and Sara Van Hoomissen ’78 Gene Voltattorni, father of Jennifer ’94, Allison Christensen ’01, Stefanie ‘05 Alan Wadsworth, father of Anne Wadsworth Seiler ‘86 Laverne Willits, grandmother Stephanie Songey ‘08 Kathleen Engler Winter ’89, mother of Madeline Winter ’20, sister of Denise Engler ‘91 Spencer Wood, husband of Christian McGuire Wood ‘92
Day of Giving
n May 17, a call went out to the entire Carondelet community to celebrate sisterhood and support our students. What happened next was spectacular and inspiring. Thanks to 250 Sisterhood2day supporters, and a generous matching gift from an anonymous donor, we raised $68,766 for Carondelet students. Students, alumnae, teachers, parents and grandparents representing over 50 class years rose to the challenge and made an important impact with their enthusiastic participation. Thank you to all of our Sisterhood2day supporters for kicking off this new Carondelet tradition.
for Carondelet students. Check out the videos and photos at: CarondeletHS.org/Sisterhood2day
Join us for the 29th Annual
Raise your Virtual Paddle! Please give today in support of this yearâ€™s Fund-A-Need: Carondelet Campus Ministry This spiritual enrichment and faith-life element of our school prepares our young women to live with heart, faith, and courage.
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In this issue: • We celebrate Cougar student-athletes with the opening of the Carondelet Athletics Complex • The inaugural Hall of Fame clas...
Published on Dec 10, 2018
In this issue: • We celebrate Cougar student-athletes with the opening of the Carondelet Athletics Complex • The inaugural Hall of Fame clas...