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MANY THE GIFTS Statement on Community Support

2011 - 2012


Many the Gifts: Statement on Community Support is an annual publication that expresses our sincere gratitude to our generous benefactors. This issue includes those who donated to Carondelet High School from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. With this issue, we also recognize some members of our faculty and staff, who have modeled philanthropy and service by giving their time to the dear neighbor, above and beyond their ministry at CHS.

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MANY THE Statement on Community Support

GIFTS 2011 - 2012

“The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.” —Miriam Beard

History & Heritage From the President Board of Directors School Profile College Acceptances—Classes of 2009-2012 Financial Report Tuition Assistance—By the Numbers Tuition Assistance Makes the Difference Current Parent Donors Alumnae Parent Donors Accepting the Call to Hands-on Ministry Alumnae Donors Friends, Foundations & Corporate Donors Exploring a New Phase of Life Drive Fore Education: Golf Tournament Donors Visions of Christmas Donors Human Resources Director Donates Her Expertise Scout Volunteer Enjoys Adventure Gifts In Memory Of & Gifts In Honor Of... Scholarship Gifts Learning from the Poor in Mexico All Donors by Giving Category Administrators, Faculty & Staff Donors From the Director of Development Ways to Give to CHS Community Calendar, 2012-13

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This report reflects cash gifts received between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, unless otherwise stated. Every effort is made to assure accuracy. If we have failed, by error or omission, we sincerely apologize. Please inform Director of Development Patricia Larsen (925-686-5353 or so that any error can be corrected.


History & Heritage Our history begins with The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

The original faculty and staff of Carondelet High School included three laywomen and three Sisters. Pictured here from left to right, they were Mrs. Kay Dietrich, Mrs. Fran Johnson, Sister Kathleen Frances Kelly, CSJ, Founding Principal Sister Edward Mary Zerwekh, CSJ, Sister Margaret Alacoque Callahan, CSJ, and Mrs. Rosemary Stelmach.

In 1965, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet responded to the needs of the Church by founding Carondelet High School, the only Catholic secondary school for young women in Contra Costa County. With a freshman class of 115 students, the School’s original faculty and staff comprised three Sisters and three laywomen. Carondelet’s spacious campus, brick buildings, and gracious columns and balconies suggest the Spanish origin of the name Carondelet, which refers to a

settlement outside of St. Louis, where the Sisters established their first American mission. In 1836, Mother St. John Fontbonne, the refoundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph following the French Revolution, sent the first Sisters to America. Known as a woman of heart, faith, and courage, Mother St. John has become an inspiration and model for Carondelet students who strive to become “all of which woman is capable in service to the dear neighbor.” In 1650, the first

Sisters of St. Joseph taught lacemaking to the women of Le Puy, empowering them to support themselves. As sponsor of Carondelet High School, the Congregation of St. Joseph continues to challenge CHS students to be women of heart, faith and courage. Today, the faculty and staff of 100 professionals minister to a student body of 800 young women as Carondelet continues to build a tradition of Christian community, innovative programs, and academic excellence.

Carondelet High School’s Mission Statement

Carondelet High School, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides quality Catholic education in a caring environment. Carondelet educates, challenges, and enables young women to integrate gospel values, to intelligently apply these values to their lives, and to reflect these values through leadership and service to the greater community.

The School’s Vision statement

In March 2000, the high schools sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph met to share a common vision based on the Congregation’s charism, history, and mission. The following Vision Statement was formulated at that time: Carondelet High School, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, will serve those seeking to become “all of which woman is capable” through a curriculum that integrates intellectual, moral, physical, psychological, social and spiritual development. Carondelet High School will model collaboration among students, faculty, parents, alumnae, Board, and the greater community. Integrating a counter-cultural stance based on gospel values, the School will nurture an environment of risk-taking that enables each person to assume roles of leadership and service to the dear neighbor. Graduates of Carondelet High School will know their responsibility to reflect the CSJ charism of unity and reconciliation in their personal and professional lives.


From the President Dear Friends of Carondelet, Thank you for the warm welcome as I began my tenure in the presidency at Carondelet High School this past summer. I have appreciated your greetings and well-wishes, and am truly enjoying getting to know the many members of the extended family of Carondelet High School! While I have roots here going back over two decades, it is a joy to be immersed in the important work of this extraordinary institution on a daily basis. From the clear-eyed, visionary leadership to the hallways teeming with energetic students, Carondelet is a vibrant school that continues to reflect a mission focused on education, personal growth, leadership, and service to the dear neighbor within a framework characterized by excellence and high ideals. The following pages are a testament to this mission as they bear stories of faculty and staff who “walk the talk” by engaging in a myriad of unique service projects in the local and global communities. Last year, the inaugural magazine featured stories of student service projects. This year, we are pleased to further describe our Carondelet community as one in which faculty and staff model the very outcome we strive to teach our students: that a life well-lived incorporates giving of ourselves to others. In contemplating the many names of our Carondelet donors in these pages, I have been reminded of one of my favorite parables, the Parable of the Long Spoons: A man has had a near-death experience, and is contemplating the afterlife. An angel meets him and with a welcoming smile says, “You’re not ready yet friend; you still have another chance. But you will return soon, so let me show you what goes on here on the other side.” Together they enter a great hall where a long candle-lit banquet table is laden with bowls of steaming, fragrant soups, succulent roasts, perfectly cooked vegetables, aromatic loaves of bread, the finest of wines, fruits of every kind, and a dazzling array of cakes and pies. Diners fill every chair, but shockingly, amid luxurious bounty, the scene is one of pain and anguish. Skeletal forms are twisted and moaning in starvation, with barely the strength to strike at each other with their spoons. Looking closer, our friend sees that all their spoons have long handles—longer than the diners’ arms, too long for the diners to feed themselves. No matter how they twist their arms, they cannot reach their mouths with the food. “So this is Hell,” gasps our friend. The angel says, “Yes, Hell is where there is suffering and misery even in the presence of abundance.” Then the angel says, “But, come, let me show you something else.” The two enter another great hall. And in that hall there is another long, candle-lit banquet table, covered with a similarly incredible spread of delicious foods, drinks and sweets. Here the sounds of laughter, chatter, and song fill the hall while healthy and happy diners are enjoying the company and the bounty before them. They, too, have long spoons, but they are feeding each other. By reaching out to each other, there is plenty for all. “And this,” the angel tells our friend, “is Heaven.” As we enter another holiday season and reflect back on the many gifts we have, I thank you for emulating the image of Heaven in this parable by joining with so many to share your bounty in the sustenance of our beloved Carondelet High School. With gratitude for all you do,

Jennifer Martin President Carondelet High School



Board of Directors Dear Carondelet Community, When individuals first become aware of and part of the Carondelet High School Community, they learn that the School was founded and continues to be sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ). A key part of the School’s mission is to help the students integrate gospel values, to intelligently apply these values to their lives, and to reflect these values through leadership and service to the greater community. While the Board of Directors has oversight of the School, our president has responsibility to ensure the success of the School’s mission. With the transition of presidents well on the road to success, the mission of Carondelet High School will continue to be a cornerstone of our new leadership. This edition of Many the Gifts highlights some of the ways the Carondelet faculty and staff demonstrate knowledge of their responsibility to reflect the School’s CSJ mission. The examples of their personal service activities show that they truly foster a concern for the larger community. The faculty and staff have been called to challenge themselves to be good citizens and help the dear neighbor, whether it’s helping to maintain trails on Mt. Diablo, lending human-resources expertise to non-profit agencies, or building houses in Mexico. From the financial information presented here, it’s also apparent that many donors live as Christian witnesses in service to others. They show that our donors made possible our scholarship allocation of about $1.2 million, though we are still short of our expressed need of approximately $1.6 million. Evidence remains apparent that Carondelet High School reflects the mission of the School as founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph. This brings to mind the gospel statement in which Jesus says to Peter, “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church.” The many gifts by many people demonstrate the solid foundation of our donors’ faith, and I believe that Carondelet High School remains a house built on “solid rock”—and it will continue to live the mission first established by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Sincerely,

Robert Fahlman Father of Morgan ‘07 Chair, Board of Directors

Members of the CHS Board of Directors pictured on opposite page: Back row, left to right: Norm Alberts and Bob Fahlman. Third row: Principal Nancy Kelley Libby ‘76 with Board members Pat Brighton ‘69 and Elizabeth Paz-Rumore. Second row: Sister Patricia Rosholt, CSJ, John D’Amico, and Sharon Capece. Front row: President Jennifer Martin and Sister Ann Patricia O’Connor, CSJ. Not pictured: Myra Belfiore, Ann Magovern, and Brian Mulligan.


School Profile Serving the Community

Statistics: Class of 2012

One of the learning expectations for CHS students is “service to the dear neighbor.” From the class of 2012, eighty seniors received the President’s Lifetime Service Award for completing at least 100 hours of community service in their junior and senior years, even though community service is not a graduation requirement. Carondelet was honored in 2010 as National Recipient of the Silver Medallion for Outstanding School of Service, by the National Jefferson Award Selection Committee.


94 students completed 240 exams. 82% of the scores earned were 3, 4 or 5. AP Scholar 12 AP Scholar w/Honor 10 AP Scholar w/Distinction 6 National Merit

Commended Students Hispanic Recognition Scholar National Achievement

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SAT Reasoning (88% of class tested) CHS Mean National Mean (Females)

Critical Reading Math Writing

ACT Assessment (73% of class tested)

Composite Score

561 556 583

493 499 494




Four-year College 88% Two-year College 12% Total College Matriculation 100%

College Acceptances—Classes of 2009-2012 Academy of Art University* Alvernia University American University* American University of Paris Arizona State University* University of Arkansas Arkansas State University Art Institute of California San Francisco Art Institute of Seattle Auburn University Azusa Pacific University* Bates College Baylor University* Bellarmine University Beloit College Benedictine College* Bentley University* Boise State University Boston College Boston University Bridgewater College University of British Columbia Brown University Bryant University Bucknell University Buffalo State College of SUNY

Cabrillo College* University of California, -Berkeley* -Davis* -Irvine* -Los Angeles* -Merced* -Riverside -San Diego* -Santa Barbara* -Santa Cruz* California College of the Arts California Maritime Academy California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo* California State Polytechnic University, Pomona California State University, -Chico* -Dominguez Hills* -East Bay* -Fresno* -Fullerton -Long Beach -Los Angeles -Monterey Bay

-Sacramento* -San Marcos Carleton College* Carnegie Mellon University Carroll College (Montana)* Case Western Reserve University Catholic University of America Chabot College* Champlain College Chapman University* Chestnut Hill College Claremont McKenna College Clark University Clarkson University Clemson University Colby College Colgate University University of Colorado Boulder* Colorado Springs Colorado Mesa University Colorado State University Fort Collins Pueblo Columbia College Columbia University*

Concordia University Irvine Concordia University Portland Cornell University Creighton University Cuesta College* University of Dallas Dartmouth College University of Delaware* University of Denver* DePaul University Diablo Valley College* Dickinson College Dominican University of California* Drew University Drexel University Duke University Eastern Washington University Elon University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emerson College Emory University Fashion Institute of Technology Florida Atlantic University*


Florida State University Fordham University Franklin and Marshall College Fresno Pacific University Furman University Geneva College George Mason University* George Washington University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Gonzaga University* Hampshire College* University of Hartford Harvard College University of Hawaii Hilo Manoa* Hawaii Pacific University Hofstra University College of the Holy Cross Holy Names University Howard University* Humboldt State University University of Idaho* Idaho State University University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Indiana State University Indiana University Bloomington University of Iowa Iowa State University Ithaca College John Cabot University, Rome Johns Hopkins University University of Kansas Kent State University* Kentucky Wesleyan College Lafayette College Lake Forest College University of La Verne Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Linfield College Los Medanos College*

Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University* Loyola University, Chicago Loyola University, Maryland Loyola University, New Orleans Macalester College University of Maine Marist College Marquette University University of Maryland Maryland Institute College of Art Marymount College Marymount Manhattan College University of Massachusetts, Amherst Mercyhurst College University of Miami University of Michigan* Michigan State University Mills College University of Minnesota University of Mississippi Montana State University University of Montana Mount Holyoke College College of Mount Saint Vincent Mount St. Mary’s College University of Nebraska at Lincoln University of Nevada Las Vegas Reno* University of New Mexico New Mexico State University New York University University of North Carolina at Wilmington* University of North Dakota

North Dakota State University* Northeastern University Northern Arizona University Northwestern University Notre Dame de Namur University University of Notre Dame* Oberlin College Occidental College Ohio Dominican University University of Oklahoma Oklahoma City University* Oklahoma State University* Oregon State University University of Oregon* Pace University, New York City Pacific University University of the Pacific* Parsons School of Design University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University* Point Loma Nazarene University* University of Portland* Portland State University* Pratt Institute Princeton University University of Puget Sound Purdue University* University of Redlands Reed College Regis University* Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rice University University of Rochester Rochester Institute of Technology Rowan University Rutgers University Saint Joseph’s University Saint Louis University

Saint Martin’s University Saint Mary’s College Saint Mary’s College of California* University of San Diego* San Diego State University* University of San Francisco* San Francisco State University* San Jose State University* Santa Barbara City College* Santa Clara University* Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design Scripps College* Seattle Pacific University Seattle University* Seton Hall University Sierra Nevada College Sonoma State University* University of South Carolina University of Southern California* University of Southern Indiana University of Southern Maine Southern Methodist University Southern Oregon University St. Edward’s University St. John Fisher College St. John’s University, Queens* St. Mary’s University of San Antonio Stanford University* Stonehill College Stony Brook Southampton Swarthmore College Syracuse University University of Tennessee, Knoxville Texas A & M University Texas Christian University The College of Wooster

The Ohio State University* The University of Alabama* The University of Arizona* The University of Tampa* The University of Texas, Austin Trinity College Trinity University Tufts University Tulane University United States Naval Academy Ursinus College University of Utah University of Vermont Villanova University* Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Wesleyan College University of Virginia Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis University of Washington* Waynesburg University Wellesley College Wesleyan University Western Washington University Westmont College Wheaton College, MA Whittier College Whitworth University Willamette University University of Wisconsin, Madison Xavier University *At least one member of the class of 2012 matriculated at this institution.


Financial Report EXPENSES


Tuition Assistance—By the Numbers tUITION Assistance REQUESTED & ALLOCATED

Assistance Requested Assistance Allocated

2012 $1,648,000 $1,239,000


2013 $1,628,000 $1,147,000

Students Requesting Assistance Students Receiving Assistance

2012 256 219

2013 244 210


Tuition Assistance Makes the Difference By an Anonymous alumna


aving graduated from Carondelet 30-some years ago, I always assumed that my daughter would one day attend my alma mater. But, then, it started to seem impossible. When the dot-com bubble burst in 2001, my husband—who was in his fifties—was laid off from a good job. He went from an annual salary of $200,000 per year to zero. Potential employers thought he was too old, and he had a hard time finding another job. He was unemployed for a long time and we lived on our savings. We learned how to live on less—foregoing vacations, selling our nice cars, trying to teach our children to be thrifty. Still, it wasn’t long before our savings accounts were depleted, and we borrowed money to survive. In time, my husband found another line of work and started over, underemployed, and then I was diagnosed with cancer. When I recovered, I started to build my own career, but we were out of money and deeply in debt. When the current economic crisis began, my daughter was ready to attend Carondelet...and we could not afford the tuition. Our daughter had always attended Catholic school. She loved the safe environment and warm community of her grammar school and, like me, she always assumed that she would attend CHS. She

had looked forward to it for years. But I didn’t know how we could ever afford her tuition at my alma mater. By the time we applied for admission, I had determined that I would do all I could to let my daughter experience Carondelet High School. If we had to go deeper in debt, we would. After all, it was only a matter of four years—four very important years. If there was any way that we could get her through high school at CHS, we would. We didn’t know what to expect when we applied for tuition assistance, but thanks to this program, my daughter has embarked on a great Carondelet experience. She has made new friends in every class, has become excited about various subjects and topics, has enjoyed athletic opportunities, and she has been on a personal and spiritual journey that she never would have experienced in public school. Every minute she has spent as a member of the Carondelet Community has been a blessing, and every such blessing would have been impossible were it not for tuition assistance. Our daughter is only one of about 200 students receiving tuition assistance, which helps young women to attend Carondelet. We get a work grant—a tuition “reduction” in return for which our daughter gives back to the School. She tidies up a teacher’s classroom every day after school, while other work grant students help by working

in the cafeteria, faculty room, other offices, and at Visions of Christmas. The work grant is a blessing. Like 200 other families, we accept financial help so that our daughter can receive a great education and, more, because we want her to be a member of this Community. Generously aided in giving this experience to our daughter, we are grateful beyond words. Without the help of those who support the School, my dreams of having our daughter attend Carondelet would have been impossible. I know the other families who receive this help are as grateful as I am. More than 30 years ago, I had a special experience at CHS. I made friends who are still by my side, and we made memories that will stay with us all our lives. And, all my life, I will feel indebted to the generous people who made it possible for my daughter to follow in my footsteps at Carondelet. As soon as we get back on our feet, my husband and I will support the School and the future young women who will attend Carondelet. For now, I share my deepest gratitude to the benefactors of Carondelet, including all of the parents, alumnae, and other donors who support the School’s fundraisers. It makes a world of difference to the families who benefit from this generosity, and it will always matter.



Current Parent Donors Class of 2012

Lori & David Abele Joanne Melloni Baird ’79 & Ralph Baird10 Natalina & Dario Bernardi Michelle Roderick Brasiel ’82 & Robert Brasiel Kathleen & James Bryski Melissa and Alan Cavallo5 Alicia & Rolando Chavez Penny & John Cortez5 Sandy & Tim Cremin Patricia & Kevin Cronin Karen Matcke Crosby ‘81 Maureen & Dennis Czarnecki Barbara Durant Davies ‘82 Michelle & Robert Engelhart5 Marea & James Fabrique Trisha Frazer Fernandes ‘83 & Larry Fernandes5 Roanne Ross & James Fiedler5 Janice & George Francis Gail & John Fox Christine & Lloyd Hohenstein Terri & Frank Inzerillo Kathy & Mark Lefanowicz Christine Sabatte Logan ‘73 & Richard Logan10 Lori Sun-Look & Gregory Look Mary & Joe Lorenz Carla & Claus Ludwig Rosanne & Chris Maloney Jennifer Marino Mary & Robert Morley Lynn & Chris Nicks5 Elizabeth & John Piombo5 Jodie & Jack Russi10 Patricia Rovai Sandvig ‘80 & Kris Sandvig5 Lisa & Michael Steinbrecher Michele & Art Villegas Cathy & Paul Witkay Cirila & Marcelo Ysip


Class of 2013

Class of 2014

Class of 2015

Danuta & Donald Bowler Joan & Archie Carrico John Caulfield Annabelle & Matt Ching Jane & Dennis Costanza Bridgette Fan Joannette & Donald Fong Susan & Gregory Genovese Judy & Steve Gizzi Karen Maloney Goodshaw ’85 & Brad Goodshaw Kristine & Kelly Griffith Kathleen & Thomas Grim Paula & Grant Guerra Amy McKinnon Hartman ‘85 & Thomas Hartman Christa & David Jupina Theresa & Bernard Lantsberger Tracey & John Loftus5 Barbara Hockel Lopez ‘81 & Matthew Lopez5 Debra & Kevin Maguire Sylvia & Andres Martinez Kathy & James Meagher Lorraine & Don Miller Shari & Timothy Morgan Dorothea Milani Niethold ‘80 & Charles Niethold Nneka & Maximus Okoye Kathleen & Steven Pastor Dorothy & James Peters5 Julie Hinken Sasaki ’82 & Kent Sasaki5 Lisa Jones Scott ‘85 & Michael Scott5 Jean Tristant Frances & Bill Vaculin5 Katie Clark Vecchio ’76 & Tony Vecchio5 Tracy & Steven Wiley Kelly Onyett Williams ‘85 Victoria Ginocchio Woodbridge ’80 & Jonathan Woodbridge Teresa Zocchi ‘865

Victoria Lazio Acquistapace ‘79 & Tom Acquistapace10 Belynda Santa Ana-Bell & Jonathan Bell Kathleen & James Bryski Maureen & David Burnash Debbra & Anthony Casey Kathleen Dudziak Cavallero ‘80 & Mark Cavallero Linda Garaventa Colvis ‘79 & Clark Colvis10 Leigh & Thomas De La Torre Katherine & Ruben Garcia Kristan Ghisletta ’83 & Michael Huguet Olga & Jose Gomez Patricia & Mark Haggen Nancy Shillis & Edward Hamilton Tammy & James Johnson Claudia & Michael Mercier Stephanie Seeno-Miles ’80 & Clyde Miles10 Lisa & Tom Morgan10 Jacqueline & John-Ashley Paul Eunice & Ronaldo Perez Maria & Vincent Romeo Kathleen Russell5 Tyler Russell5 Christina Saluna-Cayou ‘89 & Dean Cayou Cynthia & David Seals5 Doreen Vanderklugt Shapiro ‘86 & Daniel Shapiro Lisa & Scott Sherwood Karrie & Randy Smith Maureen & Gregory Starnes5 Lori & Dominic Stull5 Lynne & Greg Torretta Deanna Van Hattem-Rogers & Mike Rogers Tracy & Steven Wiley Joan Bruno Wohlleb ‘74 & James Wohlleb5

Cely & Edilberto Africa5 Karen & Al Amador Lisa & Steven Bakos Tricia & Mike Barry Patty & Fred Beck5 Norma Buss Tessa & Jason Clute5 Lisa & Wade Cooperman David Copeland Kelly & James Cunniffe Signe Curtis ‘8210 Karen & Jim Daniel Michele & Tony Eichers5 Michelle & Robert Engelhart5 Micki & Robert Fakhimi Susan & Kevin Fleming5 Joe Garaventa10 Paula & Grant Guerra Diane & Jack Harrington5 Maria Luz & Edgar Hawkyard Jeanie & Richard Hess Christine & Lloyd Hohenstein Celeste & Michael Johnson Suzanne Seeno Knoll ‘83 & Robert Knoll5 Bronwyn Tullus Kresse ‘89 & Michael Kresse Kashmir & Harmesh Kumar Claudia Pinilla & Barry Latner Sondra & Marc Macaulay Debra & Kevin Maguire Dawn & Terry Maroney5 Linda Marsac-Haddad Jennifer & Kevin McNiff Krista & Daniel Michilini Shari & Timothy Morgan Robyn & Bob Rivera Lisa & Chris Savio Merrilee Gutierrez Silveira ’88 & Joseph Silveira Anne & Timothy Southwick Lynn & Robert Velazquez5 Nel & Ed Virtusio Mary & James Williams Catherine & David Windsheimer Cirila & Marcelo Ysip Ida & Tony Zumbo5


This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least five consecutive years. This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least 10 consecutive years.




Alumnae Parent Donors Anonymous Sandra & James Aberer, Jr.10 Marie Garaventa Adler ‘69 & Nick Adler10 Karen & Norm Alberts10 TJ & Tony Amundsen5 Carol & Ken Anderson Carolyn & Russell Anderson10 Ginny & Timothy Angerer5 Marybeth & Gregory Anicich10 Monica Simmons & Tom Azumbrado5 Arlene & Gerald Bachecki5 Frances & Eugene Bagnasco Betty & Paul Baldacci10 Kelly & Chris Balog5 Stephen Balog Myra Belfiore10 Norma & Jerry Benicasa10 Kim & Ron Bercaw10 Louisa Garaventa Binswanger ’73 & Walter Binswanger10 Rita & Dick Bohling10 Barbara & Carl Bowler Linda & John Boyan10 Jane & Robin Bradford10 Sharon & Mike Bradley10 Ellen Brasiel Linda & Jim Breazeale10 Barbara Breen10 Jacqueline Burns10 Judy & Ruben Calle Nancy & Kevin Cannon5 Sharon Capece Brenda & Matthew Carroll10 Stella Chan Mary & Bill Chapman10 Jill Chin5 Barbara & Dino Ciarlo5 Natalie & William Clinch Marcie & John Comyns10 Robin Reuling Corbett ‘82 & James Corbett5 Catherine Havlik Coste ‘84 & Randall Coste5 Catherine Cotruvo Cracknell ‘71 & Steve Cracknell10 Maryann Cronin Doris & Fred da Silva10 Christy & Ronald Dallimonti10 John Daubenspeck5


Nancy Case Davis ‘785 Meredith & Gary Decker Danielle & Stephen De Marti Barbara & Edward Denton5 Reggia & Michael Desmond10 Becky & John DeVincenzi10 Rosalie & Michael Devlin10 Darcy & Jim Diamantine5 Judith Dobbert5 Naomi Dobrich Linda & Patrick Dodson5 Bill Dowling10 Shirley & Richard Doyle Trish & Dennis Drew5 Sandra & Bill Drexel5 Edie & Steve Driscoll10 Dennis Dunne Denise Thomas Duyn ‘75 & Robert Duyn Penny & Mike Edwards Rose & Rey Encarnacion10 Roger Engelhardt10 Ann Mayer Ennis ‘765 Merilee & Bob Fahlman5 Vicky & John Farnham Yvonne & James Farrington10 Joyce & Carl Feil5 Lillian & Bernard Fichtenkort Olivia & Dennis FitzPatrick10 Linda & Jerry FitzPatrick Antoinette & Grant Fuchs5 Mark Galetto5 Elena & Arthur Gaoiran Mary Garaventa10 Kim & Laz Garcia Julie & Keith Germain10 Diana & Tony Ghisletta Gaile Ginocchio5 Karen & Guyse Golightly10 Girlynda Asuncion Gonzales ’86 & Edward Gonzales Patricia Gorman10 Patti & Ed Grubb10 Sandy & Mike Gunning10 Joanne & Bernard Gutierrez10 Cecilia Hall Claudia Hallissy

Jan & Steve Hamill10 Nancy & Daniel Harrington5 Ana & Lazaro Hernandez5 Laura & Bill Hoban Jane Hotchkiss Patsy & Nick Jabuka10 Donna Akridge & Lawrence Jeter5 Nancy Johnson Barbara Jones Janet Evans Klein ‘76 & Jay Klein10 Elizabeth & Ron Koontz Patti & Ken Kosich10 Donna & Tom Kozel5 Suzy & Michael Kuba10 Mary Ellen & Leonard Kulawiec5 Barbara & BobO Lacher10 Liz & Tom Ladouceur Adrienne & Philippe Lamoureux10 Mona Lange5 Cindy & David Lawrence5 Nancy Kelley Libby ‘76 & Mike Libby10 Eileen & John Lofy5 Divina Bautista Lopez ’85 & Roy Lopez5 Cecilia & Xavier Lopez Karen & Bill Lowe5 Carol & Michael Lucas10 Teresa & David Machado5 Deborah & Walter Macy5 Lynn & Mike Mahoney10 Fely & Greg Manubay Kathleen Marke Mariwyn McComb5 Debbie & Dave McEuen10 Donald McKean Shirley & Don McKinnon Barbara McLaughlin Patricia & Joseph McMahon5 Terri Meehan Nanette & Ben Mercurio Elizabeth & C. David Messman5

Joanne & Mario Missaggia10 Bob Montgomery Robert Morrison10 Kathy & John Mullane10 Donna Meneghetti Mullarkey ‘77 & Robert Mullarkey Peggy & Brian Mulligan5 Arlou & John Munro Sally Murray10 Lorraine & Robert Nash Trudy & Gary Negherbon10 Susan Balog Newsom ‘78 & Charles Newsom10 Cathy & Mark Newsom10 Constance & Paul Nigro5 Beth & Terry Norton10 Honey & Jack O’Leary10 Margaret & Fernando Olivas10 William O’Malley5 Ellen O’Meara Colleen & John Owen Lois Owens10 Colleen & Jeff Padilla10 Claire Pardi Lisa & Timothy Pauling5 Bonnie & Louis Paulson10 Candace Pease10 Julie Perry10 Barbara Piepho10 Jack Pochini10 Cindy & Randy Pond10 Dot & Kevin Price10 Patricia Prosek Bernice & Ricky Rael10 Mary Ann & William Raymundo5 Dianne & Art Reardon10 Beverly & Edward Regan JoAnn & Walter Reichenbacher10 Susan & John Roach5 Aldo Rocca Chris & Tony Romano10 Anne & Eugene Rosinski Carolyn Roth10 Oriana & Marcello Rovai10 Liz Paz-Rumore & Gregory Rumore5

This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least five consecutive years. This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least 10 consecutive years. O This donor is deceased. 5


Betsy Peters Ruszel ‘82 & Peter Ruszel John Sabatte10 O Gail & Keith Samson Caroline & Evan Sanchez Karen Tancredy Sandri ‘80 & Daniel Sandri Jennifer & Ronald Schaefer Norine & Tom Seeno10 Mary Ann & Paul Shattuck10 Lawrence Simon5 Charles Simpson5 Mary Jane & Garry St. Jean10 Ellen & Ron Stevens5 Betty & James Stokes Roxanne & Mark Strehlow10 Neville & Bob Susich10 Josefa & Rolando Tagay10 Paula & Richard Tancredy10 Madeleva Tate10 Anne Marie & Thomas Taylor Maria & Oscar Tellez5 Carole & Mike Temps10 Phyllis & Larry Theisen Linda & John Thomas10 Carol & Sid Thompson10 JoAnn & Chip Till10 Kathleen & James Toomey10 The Varni Family10 Beverly & Rich Viglienzoni10 Patricia & Victorio Vizcay10 Kathleen & Fred Von Lehr Mary & Phillip Weeks5 Peggy & Thomas Whalen5 Kathy & Gary Wheeler Joyce & Nelson Wong Jeanette & Troy Wriston Joan Zehnder Marie & George Ziser10 Fran & Carlo Zocchi10


Accepting the Call to Hands-on Ministry


hough Sister Joann Heinritz had served in a variety of liturgical and spiritual ministries, she long felt that there was a missing piece. Often, people would come to her for spiritual direction and say, “I just can’t pray.” Sr. Joann recognized that, if we can’t quiet our minds and be somewhat aware of our bodies, we won’t be able to pray. Sr. Joann, who is the Director of CSJ Spirituality & Mission at Carondelet High School, had a Master’s degree in Theology when she came to Berkeley in 1995 to earn her Masters in Spirituality. Immersed in religion at the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of nine different theological schools, she realized that the missing piece was the body. This awareness moved her to learn massage techniques, so that she could help people find physical calm so they could relax and pray with a quiet heart and mind. But, once she became a certified massage therapist, Sr. Joann was called in a different direction. She felt a deep desire to share the gift of massage with homeless women. “For some reason,” she says, “I felt called to the Tenderloin area of San Francisco.” When she explored the Tenderloin, she inquired at St. Anthony’s, which had just opened the Marian Residence for Women. “Somehow, I knew,” said Sr. Joann, who gave massages most weeks for 10 years to homeless women at Marian Residence. While sharing her spiritual gift through her hands, she learned a great deal about homelessness, especially about the plight of homeless women. “It opened my eyes to things, like where do women get mail?” She saw how St. Anthony’s gave women vouchers to receive dental care if they had a problem, or to get a haircut if that’s what they needed. She learned that homeless women often ride the bus all night because that’s the only place where they can be safe and warm. “It was a whole level that I had never been exposed to in my life,” she said. “I really got an education, like what would I do, as a woman, in that part of town?” In one of her first weeks in the Tenderloin, Sr. Joann met a woman named Elizabeth, who looked to be the age of Sr. Joann’s mother. Elizabeth sat in the chair and leaned her head onto a towel-covered pillow on a table, so that Sr. Joann could massage her back. As Sr. Joann began working on

her, she could feel Elizabeth’s trembling and knew that she was crying. She began to sob. Sr. Joann worried whether she was doing something wrong, so she kept a gentle, sturdy hand on her back and said, “Elizabeth, is there anything you would like me to be aware of?” Elizabeth didn’t move. “Nobody ever touched me like this before,” she cried. When the massage was over, Elizabeth took both of Sr. Joann’s hands and looked into her eyes. “Joann,” she said, unaware that she was a Sister, “it feels like you massaged a prayer into my soul.” It was a powerful moment for Sr. Joann, who since learned that many of the women she massages have never in their lives been touched so tenderly. “I think it’s the spiritual dimension that they get,” she says. Two years ago, with the downturn in the economy, St. Anthony’s had to close Marian Residence, so Sr. Joann went to A Friendly Place in Oakland. Founded, operated, and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, A Friendly Place is a drop-in center and shelter for homeless women. One or two mornings nearly every week, Sr. Joann provides 20minute chair massages to eight or nine women at A Friendly Place. Though A Friendly Place might be busy with the commotion of many guests, Sr. Joann uses a quiet room where she plays soft music. When a woman comes in, Sister sits and talks with her for a moment before leaving her to a quiet moment alone while she goes to wash her hands. When she returns, Sr. Joann asks the woman, “Is there anything you want me to be aware of today?” Resting her hands on the woman’s back, Sister makes her sacred intention, praying that a spirit of peace visit the massage. Sometimes, she says, the women start crying right away. Even if they don’t, it only takes a few moments of massage before the women collapse. “They just melt,” says Sr. Joann. Since she does chair massage, Sr. Joann works on the women’s backs through their shirts, and then they push up their sleeves so that she can use lotion to massage their arms and hands. Depending on the women’s needs, Sister will also do scalp massage— whatever she can do in 20 minutes. One time, Sr. Joann was massaging a woman who had mosquito bites on her arms. Sr. Joann offered to use lotion with

lavender, which is a natural bug repellant. When she mentioned this idea to a woman on the staff, she was excited about the idea of using lavender on women who live on the streets. Another woman, whose life had fallen apart, told Sr. Joann that the massage motivated her to take better care of herself. One woman told Sr. Joann that she had a teenaged son, and she faced the possibility of losing him because she was involved in a difficult situation and possibly would go to jail. During the course of the massage, the woman worried about talking to her son and finding words to explain what she’d done. “These are the kinds of broken places that they come from,” says Sr. Joann, adding that many of the women have been so abused that her tenderness brings on tears—many tears—for being treated so kindly. “I say I’m going to touch them,” says Sr. Joann. “But they touch me.” At both Marian Residence and A Friendly Place, the women have told Sr. Joann,“I never thought I would be able to be the recipient of a massage,” and, “Oh, your husband is so lucky!” Ever grateful that God gave her the gift of being able to comfort others, she is also thankful that she can share her prayerful comfort with women. “I know it is very sacred time for them, and I think they feel honored and appreciative.” In her work at Carondelet High School, Sr. Joann often leads students in quiet meditation, and she once prepared a meditation tape for the entire student body. Helping people to relax so that they can quiet their minds and be prayerful, Sr. Joann recognized that this was something that people needed, and that it was one of the gifts that she can give to others. “I never realized how powerful that was,” she says. “When I do retreats and bring that ‘body’ piece in, I see that it’s a missing piece for a lot of people, and it helps them get to a prayerful place.”




Alumnae Donors Class of 1969

Marie Garaventa Adler10 Patricia Brighton Nancy Taft Witt10

Class of 1977

Kathleen Farley10 Suzanne Sabatte Hutchinson10 Elaine Bomben Vecchi10

Kim Rowbatham Arnold Barbara Britto-Tang5 Carol Bussey5 Melissa Cardinet Roseann Carini Lamb Joanne Gibbons Castello10 Annette Braun Grooms Aileen Kern Harbeck Ann Henstrand Jacquelynne Jennings10 Kass Hildebrand Klemz Donna Meneghetti Mullarkey Dawnelise Nielsen Lilla Roll Orr Patricia Greenwood Rabbitt Jana Sears Winters Emmelie Sabatte Woo10 Bernadette Schild5

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Eileen Farley5 Katherine Von Magnus-Bjork10 Class of 1971

Catherine Cotruvo Cracknell10 Lynne McHugh Colleen McShane Cynthia Thomas Valerie Vallerga5 Class of 1972

JoAnn Trujillo Beren10 Louisa Garaventa Binswanger10 Christine Sabatte Logan10 Linda Riniker5 Laurie Trenbath Rutledge10 Susan Solger10 Terri Dowling Wetter

Nancy Case Davis5 Kathleen Fitzsimmons Goodman Susan Balog Newsom10 Elisabeth Renner10 Class of 1979

Brigid Breen5 Carla Gibbons Cullerton5 Anna Heffernan5 Lisa Maggiora Wilde10 Joan Bruno Wohlleb5

Victoria Lazio Acquistapace10 Joanne Melloni Baird10 Linda Garaventa Colvis10 Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich10 Heidi Shelton10 Sandra Lee Sung5 Charlene Teutschel

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Mary Buscaglia10 Denise Thomas Duyn Julie Serke Fead10 Mary Goebel Frevele5 Alexa Garbarino5 Elizabeth McGervey Pursley5 Beverly Spurs10 Class of 1976

Ann Mayer Ennis5 Janet Evans Klein10 Nancy Kelley Libby10 Katie Clark Vecchio5 Bonnie Caldwell Wentworth

Kathleen Dudziak Cavallero SteVee Hopkins Coric5 Lori DonDiego10 Mary Devlin Kerfs Dorothea Milani Niethold Karen Tancredy Sandri Patricia Rovai Sandvig5 Stephanie Seeno-Miles10 Sarah Henry Walsh5 Victoria Ginocchio Woodbridge


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Karen Matcke Crosby Therese Fichtenkort Hathaway10 Barbara Hockel Lopez5 Andrea Hemby Stockton Class of 1982

Carolyn Bartlett5 Michelle Roderick Brasiel Laurie Clark10 Renee Reuling Corbett5 Signe Curtis10 Barbara Durant Davies Elizabeth Ginocchio Ingeborg Sorensen Houston10 Betsy Peters Ruszel Julie Hinken Sasaki5 Lorie Hammon Stoker Class of 1983

Trisha Frazer Fernandes5 Kristan Ghisletta Gretchen Sorensen Guillette Susan Dulany Jackson10 Suzanne Seeno Knoll5 Patricia Mertens-Salmon5 Anne Rosinski Class of 1984

Catherine Havlik Coste Gina Revelli Hare


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Michele Dunleavy Suzanne Hendershot Fisi10 Karen Maloney Goodshaw Amy McKinnon Hartman Divina Bautista Lopez5 Pamela Romano10 Lisa Jones Scott5 Kelly Onyett Williams 10


Anonymous Kristine Hutchko Barrella Francine Scribner Cole Linda O’Brien Crivello Lisa Grubb Elliott5 Girlynda Asuncion Gonzales Erin Johnson Greenwald Elizabeth Rix Hodgson Anna Pacchetti Lovelace10 Beverly Rager Ann Rolwing5 Doreen Vanderklugt Shapiro Kathleen Reidy Slane Kathleen Jeffry Summers Stephanie Zimmerman5 Teresa Zocchi5 Class of 1987

Courtney Kermeen Corda10 Julie Reid Duncan Kitty Kroha Stephens10 Tarie Regan Wolf Class of 1988

Merrilee Gutierrez Silveira Kim LaRossa Vernon Class of 1989

Eden Gonzalez Hass10 Bronwyn Tullus Kresse Karen Quick-Suryan5 Christina Saluna-Cayou Class of 1990

Sarah Long Bergler5 Monica DeLucia Green10 Rocio Fyorovich Hill Julie Campos Ihling Lisa Koven-Lee Lisa Barela Oliver10 Paula Dalmada Overton Laurie Dickson Williams

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Caroline Tancredy Fraley10 Suzanne McLaughlinGrimmer Amy Slavin Emily Tate Statler Class of 1992

Heidi Hernandez Gatty Michelle Sparacino Foxworthy5 Class of 1993

Shawn O’Rourke Sabarese Class of 1994

Melissa Moore Bonafonte Amy Prosek Kristina Asato Sells10 Jennifer Duldulao Villena Lisa Temps Wood5 Class of 1995

Jennifer Alandy Farber Class of 2001

Taylor Prosek

Class of 2002

Tina Cusumano Dunn Kathryn Anicich Elze Katherine Miglio Onofrio Lindy Dallimonti Sullivan Class of 2003

Danielle O’Connor Class of 2004

Jennifer Drew Hefner Class of 2005

Ashley Angerer Laura Anicich Emily St. Jean

Elaina Tancredy Birnbaum10 Juliet Schroeder Pesce10

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Class of 1996

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Lindsay Richardson Mauceli Debra Buckles Santos Antonette Simarro Sorrick5 Nancy Finley Washmera5 Class of 1997

Leslie Weeks Keener Elizabeth O’Dea Madrid Karen Marchiano Kelley Coleman Stough Michelle Mankewich Karina Punu5 Kerrie Weis10


Class of 1999

Courtney Drew

Elizabeth Campos Daniela Galli Kimberly Simpson Class of 2008

Erin Mulligan

Class of 2009

Rachel Azumbrado Chelsea Russell Class of 2011

Class of 1998

Luisa DeMartini Stock Maria Enrique Jennifer Louis

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Class of 2000

Gabi Azumbrado




Friends, Foundations & Corporate Donors FRIENDS

Estate of AJ Alexander Debra & Peter Anderson Lea & James Baldacci10 Brenda & Louis Baldacci Rebecca & Joseph Barbieri Diane & Robert Buttler Pam & Rob Callahan Lettie & Frank Camp Elinor & Richard Costello Terra Cruz Martha Dachs Diane & John D’Amico Madonna & Thomas D’Angelo Jo & Raul de la Fuente Juliana & Geoffrey Disch Joan Edwards Bruna & Felix Elu Gregory Fortayon Louise & Pierre Fortayon10 Gloria Friedrich-Reed Patricia & Silvio Garaventa10 Kathryn & Ivo Gardella Margaret & Mark Garibaldi Diana & Luigi Giomi Helene & Ronald Glaser Jeanette & Ricardo Gonzales Margaret & David Greer Thomas Griffin Karen & Gerald Gunning5 Mara, Trisha, Madelynn & Samantha Gunning Trisha & Mark Gunning5 Jamie & Stephen Gunning10 Mary & John Hanlon Nancy Howe Janis & Chris Hoyt Kathy & Victor Hymes Kathleen & Wayne Jarrett Carole & Howard Jenkins Lydia Jeung & Gary Jones Frances Kloeffel Jim Kwiat

Judith & Kenneth Linhares Evelyn & Joseph Longinotti Deon Love Serena & James Lucey Josephine Meshriy Barbara & Michael Neale Sr. Ann Patricia O’Connor, CSJ Linda & Eugene O’Rourke Sr. Ann Bernard O’Shea, CSJ Andrew Oswald5 Sharon & John Ouimet Mary & Medoro Pagni Ferrell & Andrew Pappas5 Ben Pasternak Emmy Pasternak Jeremy Pasternak Leo Pochini Grace & Sergio Puccinelli Mary & Thomas Pult Mary Kay & James Reinert5 Gina Renner Stella & Joseph Riccio Elisa & Jeffrey Rummel Nathan Schultz Danni & Laurence Sherman Carla & Jack Silva Sisters of St. Joseph in California10 Katie & Jon Smith Terry Snyder Sons of Italy Diablo Valley Lodge Diane & Anthony Stefani Ronnaug Strom Margaret & Douglas Switzer Norma & Joseph Troia Louise & Arthur Turrin Amanda Vicary Paul Walker5 Cheryl & James Wiegmann Kathy & Brent Wilson Karen & Marc Worswick


Sandra & James Aberer, Jr. Carolyn & Russell Anderson10 Stephen Balog Ellen Brasiel Margaret & Walter Clemens10 Marlene Colvis Mary Garaventa10 Diana & Tony Ghisletta Gaile Ginocchio Joanne Lunceford Shirley & Don McKinnon Shirley & Ron Nunn10 Barbara Piepho10 Beverly & Edward Regan Oriana & Marcello Rovai10 John Sabatte 10 O Norine & Tom Seeno10 Louis Vecchi Foundations

Paul & Betty Baldacci Family Foundation Bessemer Trust Diamantine Family Foundation Silvio & Mary Garaventa Family Foundation K. H. Hofmann Foundation Ann Jackson Family Foundation Lefanowicz Family Foundation National Automobile Dealers’ Charitable Foundation Terry L. Shields Memorial Fund

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Business Donors 10

AlphaGraphics A Sweet Affair All Bay Vehicle Donations Buenavista Group Homes Cowden Neale, LLP Cubus Solutions Electronic Scrip, Inc. Felice Insurance Fire Protection Management Genova Delicatessen Gizzi & Reep, LLP Maroney & Associates, Inc. Sue Mills, Inc. Oroweat Pacific Coast Chemicals Rogers House Moving Save Mart Supermarkets Sequoia Landscape Specialties Target Stores Toyota of Berkeley Matching Gift Companies

Aetna Bank of America Bank of the West Chevron Clorox Franklin Templeton Arthur J. Gallagher Genentech General Re Corporation IBM Intel J.P. Morgan Chase Kaiser Permanente Pacific Gas & Electric Pepsico Sprint Travelers Insurance Union Bank Wells Fargo


Exploring a New Phase of Life...And a New Mountain By Michael Schooler, CHS Faculty


s a lifelong hiker, I’ve always had a reverence for backcountry trails. There is something about leaving the noise of life for a little while and settling into the rhythmic crunch of feet on earth that makes me feel renewed. The further I go, the deeper I sink into my surroundings, and what begins as an enormous silence becomes filled in with the chitter of birds, the swish of streams, the rustle of leaves. On a trail I am able to return to what might have been forgotten, a space of clarity. I grew up close to Joshua Tree National Park, so the idea of land being preserved is something I know well. Living near the park offered a glimpse of the outside world, as rock climbers and nature enthusiasts would make pilgrimages from distant locations to see my desert. When I got older and moved away, I began seeking out my own trails. I’ve hiked in the Venezuelan Andes, throughhiked the John Muir trail, and recently began checking off my life list of California’s fourteen-thousand-foot peaks. Even though I’ve always espoused a “leave no trace” philosophy in the backcountry, I always felt like I was getting more from the experience than I was leaving behind. It wasn’t until my wife and I moved to Concord that I found a way to give back. When we bought our house four years ago, one of the first things I noticed was the ridgeline of Mount Diablo visible from the edge of our driveway. I had spent a fair amount of time hiking the Oakland hills, but had never explored much of Contra Costa County. I decided to hike up to the summit one morning, expecting it to be dry, dusty, and stark, but was surprised by the nuances of the mountain. Mitchell Canyon was verdant, gathering the early fog from the delta, old growth oak forests provided shade and sanctuary for birds, and up near the top craggy rocks stretched out of the earth like gnarled fingers. From the summit I could

make out Sacramento in the distance, and on that first hike I surmised that this was a mountain of possibility. What I didn’t expect to learn was that this hulking presence was one marked by fragility. I found out about the trail crew by perusing the Mount Diablo website, and I figured this would be a good way to get more involved with my new community. My first day on the trail crew was a hot August morning and one of the veteran trail crew members told me that since I looked young and strong, maybe I could work on a section that required cutting into the hillside and sloping the trail to provide proper drainage. Unable to resist the flattery, I hoisted my pick mattock and chopped into that hillside until I was covered with dust and felt some new blisters rising up in my palms. It was tiring and mostly thankless; the veteran crew members, most of whom were my senior, simply nodded or said a few words about my work when they had to pass through. There were no pats on the back or hardy accolades to keep me going, just the chopping and digging of the earth. At the end of my day, I had dug out a stretch of about forty feet of new trail. It was now widened and would drain properly. It might not have seemed like much, but it was somehow exactly what I had been looking for. When I was back home that afternoon, I kept thinking about my stretch of trail, how I had done a small something to preserve the mountain. The trail crew meets once a month and I started coming as often as I could over the course of the next few years. It is a truly communal effort as workers space out on the trail to be worked on that month to cut back brush, expand, reroute, or slope the trail to ensure it will last for some time. Individually we could have only done so much, but as a group we could cover a significant stretch of trail. It was with great satisfaction that we returned back to the trailhead at the end of a day, tools over our shoulders, marching along a revitalized trail.

Some of the days I worked on the mountain there were enough volunteers to cover a span of a couple of miles of trail, while other days it was a small willing group and we did as much as we could. I once invited the science teacher from St. Elizabeth and a group of our students. One of them had never even really been hiking before, but we were able to share the satisfaction of a day of hard work. With severe budget cuts to state parks in the past few years, the handful of park rangers and staff that maintain Mount Diablo has become increasingly overstretched. They are absolutely dependent on volunteers who are willing to give a Saturday every month or so to provide service. Considering how many people in this area enjoy this mountain, if only as an aesthetic backdrop to their lives, it is imperative that volunteers keep coming forward to do little bits of work. My wife and I celebrated the birth of our second son about a year ago, and it has become increasingly difficult for me to get away for a large enough stretch of time to work on the trail crew. I also have ambitions to run multiple marathons this year, so at the very least I get out on the trails for long training runs. But I am glad to have worked on the trail crew and I still have my hard hat hanging up in my garage for when life gets less chaotic. In early August, on the first day I came to pick up my keys at Carondelet, I wandered around the school some, looking forward to beginning another part of life. When I entered my classroom, I was immediately drawn to the sliding glass door in the back that led out to a balcony with a perfect unobstructed view of the two peaks of Mount Diablo. At that moment, I knew I was in the right place.


Michael Schooler, on the balcony outside his classroom, with Mt. Diablo in the background.


Golf tournament DONORS

Drive Fore Education: Golf Tournament Donors 2012 A Sweet Affair Bakery & Café - Danville Marie Garaventa Adler ‘69 Arctic Express Argonaut Hotel Basque Cultural Center Beach Blanket Babylon Robert Bertorello Louisa Garaventa Binswanger ‘73 Victoria & Alan Bjerke Blackberry Farm Golf Course Blackhawk Country Club Boundary Oaks Country Club Allan Brezak Chipotle Mexican Grill - Concord Cigar Loft Linda Garaventa Colvis ‘79 Concannon Vineyards Contra Costa Country Club Dallimonti’s Italian Restaurant John Daubenspeck Thomas De La Torre De La Torre’s Trattoria Diablo Country Club Diablo Creek Golf Course - East Bay Golf Center Fire Protection Management, Inc. Franklin Canyon Golf Club Joseph Garaventa Mary Garaventa Silvio Garaventa Garaventa Enterprises Katherine & Ruben Garcia Gizzi & Reep, LLP Kristine & Kelly Griffith Jan & Steve Hamill Cyndie & Russ Harrison K. H. Hofmann Foundation Suzanne Sabatte Hutchinson ‘72 Yvette & Kent Ipsen Jack’s Restaurant & Bar Kepler’s Golf Repair Jim Kwiat Lafayette Park Hotel

Lake Chabot Golf Course Pat & Dave Larsen Las Positas Golf Course - Livermore Cindy & David Lawrence Christine Sabatte Logan ’73 & Richard Logan Magna Chrome Maker’s Mark Whisky Dawn & Terry Maroney Maroney & Associates, Inc. Matson Navigation Company Nor Cal Golf Academy Pacific Coast Chemicals Co. Katherine & Sam Patti Dante Paulazzo Marybeth & Michael Porfido Rocco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria Round Hill Country Club Ruby Hill Golf Course Liz Paz-Rumore & Gregory Rumore Jodie & John Russi John SabatteO & Family Emmelie Sabatte Woo ‘77 Nanette Sabatte Schneider ‘74 O Norine & Tom Seeno Sequoia Landscape Specialties, Inc. Sequoia Woods Country Club Pamela Seto Monica Simmons & Thomas Azumbrado Timothy Southwick Sports Basement Ronald Stevens Dominic Stull The Cheesecake Factory - Walnut Creek Carol & John Thompson Jeanette Sabatte Tiernan ‘81 Sarah Torres Toyota of Berkeley Jean Tristant Frances & Bill Vaculin Tracy & Steven Wiley Kathleen & Brent Wilson


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Visions of Christmas Donors, 2011 Lori & David Abele Marie Garaventa Adler ‘69 Mary Ahern Donna Akridge & Larry Jeter Karen & Norm Alberts Alphagraphics Joyce & Michael Ananos Laura Anicich ‘05 Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation Monica Simmons & Thomas Azumbrado Lisa & Steven Bakos Betty & Paul Baldacci Bank of America Laurel Barth Bear Valley Cross Country Beau Vigne Patty & Fred Beck Sheena & Robert Beck Belynda Santa Ana-Bell & Jonathan Bell Bentelino’s International Deli Kim & Ron Bercaw Natalina & Dario Bernardi Bette’s Oceanview Diner Louisa Garaventa Binswanger ‘73 Blackhawk Museum Blue Agave Club Susan Boileau Boomers (Camelot Park) Danuta & Donald Bowler Jane & Robin Bradford Michelle Roderick Brasiel ‘82 & Robert Brasiel Deborah Bruno Buenavista Group Homes, Inc. Patti & Juan Buitrago Maureen & David Burnash Buttercup Grill & Bar Mary & Camillus Byrne Cacique USA California Shakespeare Theater Megan & Brian Campagna Mariana Campbell Laura Canciamilla Rosemary Regan Carpenello ‘80 & Gerald Carpenello Casa Orozco Mexican Restaurant Kathleen Dudziak Cavallero ‘80 & Mark Cavallero Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. Charlie Smith Vineyard Charms By the Bay


Visions of Christmas Donors, Continued Alicia & Rolando Chavez Chevron Humankind Matching Gifts Program Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Annabelle & Matt Ching Tessa & Jason Clute Linda Garaventa Colvis ‘79 Paul Cook Rosemary Cook ‘13 Mary & Thomas Cook Lisa & Wade Cooperman Penny & John Cortez Costco - Concord Country Waffles Crowne Plaza Concord Kelly & James Cunniffe Maureen & Dennis Czarnecki Dallimonti’s Italian Restaurant Devin Daly Sr. Timothy Anne Daly, CSJ Karen & Jim Daniel Barbara Durant Davies ‘82 Marya Davis Terra & Alberto De Almeida De La Salle High School Leigh & Thomas De La Torre Kimber & Mark DeDomenico Reggia & Michael Desmond Becky & John DeVincenzi Sonia & D’Leon Dolojan Dr. Phil Show East Bay Nature Company Ed’s Mudville Grill Michele & Tony Eichers El Charro Mexican Restaurant El Morocco Electronic Arts Kathryn Anicich Elze ‘02 Encore Gymnastics/Rocktopia Roger Engelhardt Michelle & Rob Engelhart Epicurean Group Eileen & Kevin Erwin Marea & James Fabrique Roanne Ross & James Fiedler Fire Protection Management, Inc. Deborah Donnelly & Kevin Fisher Susan & Kevin Fleming Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Forbes Mill Steakhouse Barbara Forde ‘72

Gail & John Fox Marcy Fox Janice & George Francis Mary Goebel Frevele ‘75 Pete Friedman Anntoinette & Ronald Fuentes Mary Garaventa General Re Corporation Ghirardelli Chocolate Giuseppe’s Pasta & Grill Judy & Steve Gizzi Karen & Guyse Golightly Olga & Jose Gomez Paula GrahamO Great Lakes Cheese Gleam Green Kristine & Kelly Griffith Kathleen & Thomas Grim Janine & Joe Grupalo Teresa & Darren Gutierres Jan & Steve Hamill Gina Revelli Hare ‘84 Diane & Jack Harrington Kathy Harris Cyndie & Russ Harrison Lisa & Doug Harrison Gwenn & Thomas Hays Hearst Castle Sr. Joann Heinritz, CSJ Heller Jewelers Henry’s World Famous Hi-Life - San Jose Lisa Hofmann Morgan K. H. Hofmann Foundation Janis & Chris Hoyt Suzanne Sabatte Hutchinson ‘72 Kathy Hymes Ici: Ice Cream Made Here Infineon Raceways In-N-Out Burger Terri & Frank Inzerillo Jerol Salon & Spa Tammy & James Johnson Jolie Salon & Spa Boutique Katrina Rozelle Pastries Kelley Kirkpatrick Suzanne Seeno Knoll ‘83 & Robert Knoll Susan Pace-Koch & William Koch Kashmir & Harmesh Kumar Jim Kwiat O

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Lafayette Park Hotel Mary & John Larsen Pat & Dave Larsen Claudia & Barry Latner Cynthia & David Lawrence Le Cheval Restaurant Sharon & Don Leone Nancy Kelley Libby ‘76 & Mike Libby Lindsay Wildlife Museum Tracey & John Loftus Christine Sabatte Logan ‘73 & Richard Logan Longfellow Wine Cellars Lori Sun-Look & Gregory Look Maryann & John Maes Stephanie Majoy Stephanie Malone Rosanne & Chris Maloney Mancini’s Sleep World Dawn & Terry Maroney Maroney & Associates, Inc. Marriott-Walnut Creek Annette & Jeffrey Marrone Sylvia & Andres Martinez Jeanine & Jim McDermott Debbie & Dave McEuen Jean & Mark McGranahan Paula & David Menconi Joanne Missaggia Sharon & Mark Miyakado Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau Linda & Todd Molyneux Regina & James Morgan Mary & Robert Morley Rebecca & James Morrisroe Morton & Basset Spices National Endowment for the Arts Lysa Lewallen Nicholson & Gary Nicholson Lynn & Chris Nicks Allison & Michael Norris Shirley & Ronald Nunn Oakhurst Country Club Holly & Pat O’Dea Nancy & Gary Okey Honey & Jack O’Leary Katherine Miglio Onofrio ‘02 Sharon & John Ouimet Pacific Coast Brewing Co. Paramount’s Great America Bonnie & Louis Paulson


Eunice & Ronaldo Perez Julie Perry Piatti Ristorante Abena & Kwadwo Poku Carol Polin Premier Designs Martha & Douglas Prutton Mitzi & Michael Reagan Red & White Fleet Red Hen Cantina Renaissance Rialto Inc. Kathryn & Christopher Renner Richards - Alamo Plaza Susan & John Roach Robert Jenson Salon Lynn & Thomas Robone Rogers House Moving Ross Stores, Inc. Nancy Roth Michelle & Jim Rowley Ruby Hill Golf Course Kathleen Russell Tyler Russell Jodie & John Russi Ruth’s Chris Steak House John SabatteO & Family Kathy & Ronald Saca Safeway - Clayton Christina Saluna-Cayou ‘89 & Dean Cayou Salvatore Ristorante San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Vitaliana & Michael Sanchez

Julie Hinken Sasaki ‘82 & Kent Sasaki Scandia Family Center Jennifer & Ronald Schaefer Nanette Sabatte Schneider ‘74 O Cynthia & David Seals Norine & Tom Seeno Stephanie Seeno-Miles ‘80 & Clyde Miles Sequoia Landscape Specialties, Inc. Sequoia Woods Country Club Pamela Seto Tammy & Shawn Shad Mary Ann & Paul Shattuck Merrilee Gutierrez Silveira ‘88 & Joseph Silveira Tami Reckler-Smith & Jeffery Smith Karrie & Randy Smith Janet & Art Songey Beverly Spurs ‘75 Starbucks at Countrywood Maureen & Gregory Starnes Lisa & Michael Steinbrecher Sugar Bowl Ski Resort Lindy Dallimonti Sullivan ‘02 Sunrise Bistro & Café Super Station Car Wash Neville & Bob Susich Sylvia’s Country Kitchen Betty & Phillip Tafoya Tahoe Donner Association The Cheesecake Factory - Walnut Creek The Doctors The Golden Skate

The Jungle, Fun & Adventure The Lawrence Hall of Science The Next Step Dance Studio The Oakland Zoo Jeanette Sabatte Tiernan ‘81 Tiffany & Co. Tillamook Cheese Inc Regan Torretta Tiffani & Kelly Trevethan Frances & Bill Vaculin Lisa Vendl Viano Vineyards Village Inn Café Michele & Art Villegas Bob Wallace Michele McCabe Walls ‘81 & Charles Walls Walnut Creek Soccer Club Lisa & Leonard Waters Mary Weeks Bernadette & Neal White Whole Foods Sherry & Jeffrey Williams Cathy & Paul Witkay Emmelie Sabatte Woo ‘77 Victoria Ginocchio Woodbridge ‘80 & Jonathan Woodbridge Kim Wright Cirila & Marcelo Ysip Zachary’s Ida & Tony Zumbo O

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Human Resources Director Donates Her Expertise


he predominant root of a plant, a “taproot” is like a carrot, growing down into the earth while small roots sprout to the sides to gather nutrients for the plant above. Named for this natural support system, the Taproot Foundation works like a “taproot for the nonprofit sector, drawing nutrients from the community and delivering them to nonprofits to enable them to thrive.” While most foundations make cash grants to worthy causes, the Taproot Foundation makes grants of people—professionals— who volunteer to help nonprofit organizations so they can serve their communities most effectively. Supporting Taproot’s Service Grant Program, business professionals work in small teams, lending

their time and expertise to help agencies reach specific goals on defined projects. One such volunteer is Carondelet’s Human Resources Director, Marya Davis. Before she came to work at CHS six years ago, Marya worked in San Francisco at the non-profit agency, BRIDGE Housing, which provides affordable housing in California. With a longstanding interest in serving the poorest of her community, Marya has volunteered with the Taproot Foundation for the past few years. Non-profit agencies apply to Taproot for service grants to complete projects in a variety of areas, from marketing and creative services to strategic planning and human resources. When it makes a grant, Taproot provides project-management guidelines and

assembles a team to work with the agency. Projects usually take about six months to complete and, for the duration, volunteers contribute their services for a few hours each week. Marya has found that she does most of her project work electronically, with occasional conference calls and meetings. Her first Taproot project involved working with a social service agency that operates thrift stores and a food bank, serves daily hot meals, and provides resources to homeless and impoverished people in the community. In this project, Marya and her team created a training program and defined a performance-management system to assist the agency’s supervisors and employees. In Marya’s second Taproot assignment, she worked with a food bank that provides more than 3.5 million pounds of food to 6,000 families annually. Experiencing staffing changes, the organization utilized the Taproot team to help manage their transition, developing personnel planning strategies for the short-term, mid-range, and long-term. Marya recently began a new Taproot assignment with an agency that provides housing and resources (such as job training, education, health care, and counseling) to homeless families. Though this agency focuses on at-risk populations, their mission is similar to that of BRIDGE Housing, and Marya hopes that her experience at BRIDGE will assist her on the new project. Marya finds that the work she does for Taproot’s agencies allows her to engage in challenges that are beyond the scope of her job at Carondelet. With a Master’s degree in Organizational Development/ Human Resources from the University of San Francisco, Marya enjoys applying the organizational development component of her education as she addresses systems for the nonprofit organizations. “It allows me to present comprehensive solutions to nonprofits that can really benefit from them,” she says. Marya finds it gratifying to work with agencies that serve those in need. “These agencies have scant resources to devote to human resources,” Marya says. “I’m glad I can help.”


Scout Volunteer Enjoys Adventure and Sense of Accomplishment


ary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich and her husband Tom are dedicated volunteers and enthusiastic leaders of Boy Scout Troop #36 in Danville. But Mary Beth didn’t bring an extensive resume of outdoor adventures when she started helping out nearly a decade ago. In fact, she hadn’t camped since childhood. Graduating from Carondelet in 1979, Mary Beth went to college and then returned to CHS to teach Religious Studies for 15 years. In 2000, she and Tom adopted Max and Marshall, and Mary Beth was a full-time mom for a while. She returned to college to study math and came back to Carondelet as a math teacher, a job she still loves. Mary Beth and Tom discovered the Boy Scouts through their sons. When Max started scouting, Tom volunteered to help. “They were having a lot of fun, doing interesting things,” Mary Beth says. She saw the opportunity for the family to spend quality time together so, when Marshall was old enough to join, Mary Beth also volunteered. “I was learning the skills at the same time he was,” she says. Mary Beth went through Scout training and then supervised the boys on outings, including campouts. The experiences taught her that she can handle anything “for one night,” she says. One campout was drenched in nonstop rain and, on another, the temperature got down to 17 degrees. “Every time I survive a night like that,” says Mary Beth, “I feel a real sense of accomplishment and realize that I can do the other things I want to do in life.” Mary Beth and Tom also took their boys to the Boy Scouts’ summer camp in the Sierra foothills, where Scouts learn new skills, from tying knots to shooting and woodcarving to basket weaving. Some merit badges are required, while others offer the opportunity to investigate a variety of topics.

Challenged to earn badges, Scouts often explore new places and activities, which encouraged the Dittrich family to embark on many adventures that they otherwise might not have experienced. With Mary Beth’s help, Tom is now Scoutmaster of the Danville troop, which includes about 85 boys from age 10 to 17. She is also the troop Chaplain, working with one of the Scouts to manage the troop’s service projects for their charter organization and the local community, and they participate in the nationwide food drive, Scouting for Food. As Chaplain, Mary Beth also reminds the boys of their religious responsibilities as expressed in the Scout oath and Scout law. “A Scout is reverent,” says Mary Beth, “in the way he treats other people and the way he treats the community, and in worshipping where he wants to worship.”

Mary Beth has enjoyed watching the Scouts grow up, including boys who joined with her sons. “They were really little guys at Boy Scout camp, crying because they were homesick,” she says. “Now, it brings tears to my eyes to see them as leaders, or serving in the Marines. Boy Scouts teaches them to be men—and we need more men in this world.” She believes the program imparts important values, rewarding boys for hard work and achievement. As they face various challenges, the boys gain a strong sense of independence and competence, realizing that they can survive and thrive in difficult circumstances. Alongside them, Mary Beth has also learned these lessons. Whether it was a week-long camping trip or a 20-mile hike, she says, “I didn’t think I could do it, but I did!”


Gifts in memory of & in Honor of...

Gifts In Memory Of... Memorial gift donors are listed in the appropriate lists in the previous pages. Gifts were made from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 in memory of the following persons, who are remembered at a monthly liturgy in honor of St. Joseph, patron of a happy death: David Baker Richard Begell Lou Bomben Dorothy Call Lucy Nido Cervone Peter Dalmada Chris Davis Fred L. Donnelly Denise Durant ‘77 Janice Durant Marie Caputo Emanuel Eue Erickson Yvette Farrington ‘88 Brian Finerty F. G. ”Jerry” FitzPatrick, Sr. Oliver Martin Gensler Audrey Weiskopf Gille Pamela Gunn Patricia Gunning ‘88 Joseph Hare Peter Hass Betsy Henry ‘77 Al Higgins Elba Jones Margaret Magovern

Marjorie Majoy Daniel Mazzoncini Jean Meyerhofer Janice Becker Montgomery ‘70 Ruby Mullane Genevieve Murphy Lydia Negherbon Anne Paden Alan Pasternak Esther Pochini Jeff Prola Rose Marie Quontramatteo Charlotte Reposa Pamela Riordan Hermine Rodrigqunez Gary Roseme Constancia Rozal Larry Sheerin Anna Mae Smith Toni Stephan Mary Rose Tancredy ‘91 Marie Uribe Paul Vavuris Fosca & John Zandonella

Please note: When members of our community pass away or lose an immediate family member, we list announcements of these deaths in “In Memoriam,” a special section of our community newsmagazine, Carondeletter. The next issue of Carondeletter is due out early in 2013. We make every effort to include all pertinent notices in “In Memoriam” and hope you will tell us when you learn of the deaths of members of the Carondelet Community.

Gifts In Honor Of... Honorary gift donors are listed in the appropriate donor lists in the previous pages. Gifts were made between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 in honor of the following persons: Sister Eleanor Eagan, CSJ Louise & Pierre Fortayon Sister Kathleen Lang, CSJ Robert Power & Family


Scholarship Gifts Sister Kathleen Lang, CSJ Scholarship

Sandra & James Aberer Karen & Norman Alberts Carolyn & Russell Anderson Marybeth & Gregory Anicich Paul & Betty Baldacci Family Foundation Patricia & W. Michael Barry Carolyn Bartlett ‘82 Myra Belfiore Linda & James Breazeale Barbara Breen Patricia Brighton ‘69 Mary Buscaglia ‘75 Sharon Capece Mary & William Chapman Margaret & Walter Clemens Elizabeth Clemente House John Comyns Catherine Havlik Coste ’84 & Randall Coste Patricia & Kevin Cronin Christy & Ronald Dallimonti Diane & John D’Amico Rebecca & John DeVincenzi Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich ‘79 William Dowling Denise Thomas Duyn ’75 & Robert Duyn Sr. Eleanor Eagan, CSJ Roger Engelhardt Merilee & Robert Fahlman Kathleen Farley ‘72 Victoria & John Farnham Mary Goebel Frevele ‘75 Patricia & Silvio Garaventa, Jr. Heidi Hernandez Gatty ‘92 Erin Johnson Greenwald ‘86 Patricia & Edgar Grubb Janice & Stephen Hamill Eden Gonzalez Hass ‘89 Janet Evans Klein ‘76 Mary Ellen & Leonard Kulawiec Barbara Lacher Elizabeth & Thomas Ladouceur Patricia & David Larsen Cynthia & David Lawrence Nancy Kelley Libby ’76 & C. Michael Libby Christine Sabatte Logan ’73 & Richard Logan Teresa & David Machado

Kathleen Marke Terri Meehan Nanette & Ben Mercurio Nancy & Paul Meyerhofer Peggy & Brian Mulligan Cathleen & Mark Newsom Elizabeth & Terence Norton Danielle O’Connor ‘03 Sr. Ann Patricia O’Connor, CSJ Cecilia & John O’Leary Margaret & Fernando Olivas Sr. Ann Bernard O’Shea, CSJ Colleen & John Owen Mary & Medoro Pagni Cynthia & Randall Pond Patricia Prosek Karina Punu ‘98 Dianne & Arthur Reardon Aldo Rocca Pamela Romano ‘85 Carolyn Roth Nancy Roth Elizabeth Paz-Rumore & Gregory Rumore Kathleen Russell Jodelle & John Russi John Sabatte Family Caroline & Evan Sanchez Debra Buckles Santos ‘96 Heidi Shelton ‘79 Monica Simmons Sisters of St. Joseph in California Mary Jane & Garry St. Jean Sandra Lee Sung ‘79 Margaret & Douglas Switzer Paula & Richard Tancredy Carole & R. Michael Temps Katie Clark Vecchio ‘76 Michele & Arturo Villegas Kathleen & Frederic Von Lehr, Jr. Mary & Phillip Weeks Terri Dowling Wetter ‘73 Laurie Dickson Williams ‘90 Elisabeth Temps Wood ‘94 Marie & George Ziser Frances & Carlo Zocchi Lucy Nido Cervone Memorial Award

Elaina Tancredy Birnbaum ‘95 Caroline Tancredy Fraley ‘91 Paula & Richard Tancredy

Faculty/Staff Scholarship

Anonymous Mary Ahern Elizabeth Clemente House Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich ‘79 Kathryn Harris Barbara Lacher Patricia Larsen Shirley McKinnon Joanne Missaggia Cathleen Newsom Cecilia & Jack O’Leary Linda & Eugene O’Rourke Sharon & John Ouimet Meta Pasternak Julie Perry Nancy Roth Beverly Spurs ‘75 Joan Tracy Norma & Joseph Troia Elaine Bomben Vecchi ‘72 Louis Vecchi Jeannette “Gigi” Pochini Memorial Award

Carol & Ken Anderson Debra & Peter Anderson Carolyn & Russell Anderson Rebecca Roth & Joseph Barbieri Diane & Robert Buttler Marlene Colvis Elinor & Richard Costello Maryann Cronin Jo & Raul de la Fuente Joan Edwards Gloria Friedrich-Reed Patricia & Silvio Garaventa, Jr. Kathryn & Ivo Gardella Diana & Anthony Ghisletta Jeanette & Ricardo Gonzales Carole & Howard Jenkins Barbara Jones Frances Kloeffel Barbara Lacher Patricia Larsen Evelyn & Joseph Longinotti Josephine Meshriy Kathleen & John Mullane Barbara & Michael Neal Cecilia & Jack O’Leary Leo Pochini Stella & Joseph Riccio

Christine & Anthony Romano Anne Rosinski ‘83 Anne & Eugene Rosinski Elisa & Jeffrey Rumell Carla & Jack Silva Katie & Jon Smith Sons of Italy – Diablo Valley Lodge Ronnaug Strom Linda & John Thomas Louise & Arthur Turrin Jeanette & Troy Wriston Mary Rose Tancredy Memorial Scholarship

Elaina Tancredy Birnbaum ‘95 Terra Cruz Caroline Tancredy Fraley ‘91 Thomas Griffin Lisa Koven-Lee ‘90 Barbara Mclaughlin Suzanne McLaughlinGrimmer ‘91 Karen Sandri ‘80 Paula & Richard Tancredy Amanda Vicary Paul Walker Patricia “Tricia” Gunning Memorial Award

Pam & Rob Callahan Lettie & Frank Camp Madona & Thomas D’Angelo Juliana & Geoffrey Disch Bruna & Felix Elu Gregory Fortayon Louise & Pierre Fortayon Diana & Luigi Giomi Helene & Ronald Glaser Karen & Gerald Gunning Trisha & Mark Gunning Sandra & Michael Gunning Jamie & Stephen Gunning Nancy Howe Judith & Kenneth Linhares Mary & John Lofy Grace & Sergio Puccinelli Mary Pult Mary Kay & James Reinert Danni & Laurence Sherman Diane & Anthony Stefani Phyllis & Larry Theisen Cheryl & James Wiegmann Karen & Mark Worswick


Learning from the Poor in Mexico BY MICHELLE KOSKI ‘98 Assistant LIBRARIAN


n the fall of my freshman year at Carondelet, one of my best friends asked if I wanted to spend my spring break in Tijuana, Mexico. She had heard about this trip through our church, St. Agnes, and wanted to check it out. I figured Sure, why not? We went to the first meeting—knowing nobody—and learned how we could spend our spring break camping on the soccer field of an orphanage and helping to build homes for needy families in the hills outside Tijuana. I thought it was so cool that I could combine some of my favorite activities, like camping (I was a Girl Scout) and building things. When Easter Break arrived, we loaded into cars and drove south. The trip took two days, and we stayed overnight on the gym floor at Chapman College. We crossed the border on Easter Sunday morning and it started to rain, raining all the way to the orphanage. We set up our tents in the rain, dug the outhouse in the rain, and tried to find enough dry wood to start our campfire. The rain continued on and off for the rest of the week, and we never did complete any of the three houses that we started, but it didn’t matter because I was hooked. Since that first trip in 1995, I have spent 15 Easter vacations in the area around La Morita, working with teenagers and their adult mentors in the task of building houses for people of Tijuana who have none. During my four years of high school, I took part in helping to build the homes—mixing concrete for floors, framing houses, lifting roofs, and wrapping homes in chicken wire and stucco. One year, while we were working on a home for a family, a neighbor came up and asked me who we were and what were we doing. In my broken Spanish, I told him that we were a church group from California, here for a week to build three homes. Guessing that we were Baptist or otherwise Protestant, he wanted to know which church we were with. When I replied that we were from a Catholic church, he was surprised. “Catholics don’t do that.” In the area where we work, this is true. Many

Protestant churches have groups there, but only one Catholic church, San Eugenio, had volunteers in the area. It never occurred to me that Catholics don’t do what we were doing. We were living out Christ’s message, which I heard at Carondelet every day. I couldn’t go on the trip while I was in college, since spring break didn’t match Easter Break, but my sister and father continued the tradition. In the spring of my senior year, my sister had started college and she couldn’t go, but I was able to go again, so I returned to spending my Easter Break in Mexico. That was 10 years ago. In that time, I have worked in the kitchen and returned to actively building the homes by working as an adult mentor on the construction sites. Through all the years I have gone to Tijuana, the role that I most love is the one that I have taken on since returning to Carondelet in 2007, when I inadvertently became a recruiter for the St. Agnes Mexico WorkCamp. The next spring, the largest number of teens from Carondelet and De La Salle took part in the trip since its inception. That year, we also met a 15-yearold American girl, Anna, living with her boyfriend’s family on the same block where we were working. What stood out about Anna was not only that she was American, but that she was seven months pregnant with no resources for herself or her baby. When the teens on the trip learned about Anna— who was younger than most of them—they immediately wanted to help her. They pooled together the money they’d saved for souvenirs so we could buy a playpen/crib, baby clothes, diapers, a stroller, and other necessities for Anna. On the day we held her baby shower—in the middle of the road at the end the block where she lived, Anna cried, amazed that strangers who had only known her for three days could be so moved to help her. During these trips, we spend four days (Monday through Thursday) working on the homes, and on Friday we party. On the chapel grounds, where we now camp, we hold a Children’s Party, “La Fiesta de los Ninos.” Children and their families come back year after year to this neighborhood

party to make bracelets, play games, and most importantly to have their pictures taken. This tradition started in 2002 with Polaroid cameras, though now we use digital cameras and printers. The photographs are, in many ways, the best way to sum up our impact on the local families—and their impact on us. Families line up for the opportunity to take a family photo. One year, a woman asked if her neighbor could come and have a photo taken with her daughter. Of course, we said yes, though we wondered why the neighbor hadn’t already come to the party. The woman explained that her neighbor’s daughter was only eight months old and she didn’t know if she could come since her child was too young to play the games. The neighbor brought her baby and we took the photo, and when we handed it to her, she cried, explaining that it was the first photo of her daughter and, finally, she could send it to her parents, who had never seen their granddaughter. This is only one of many reasons why I have continued to return, year after year. We always refer to the structures that we build as homes, not houses, because of the time and attention we give to each of the homes and the close connection that we have with the families who will live in them. These are people who anticipate our return, every year. One such person is Miguel, whose home we built in 2007. Now, when we come, he takes the week off of work driving his bus so that he can drive our workers from the campsite to the homes that we are building. Through the 15 years that I have taken part in these trips, we have seen many changes—dirt roads are paved, street lights are on, and crime has risen—but one thing that has not changed is the faith that these people live each day. Each year, we learn from a new story and see the world in a new way, through the eyes of someone who has been blessed to be among God’s poorest.





All Donors by Giving Category President’s Circle

Carondelet Court

($5,000 and up)


Anonymous Sandra & James Aberer, Jr. Marie Garaventa Adler ’69 & Nick Adler Estate of AJ Alexander Betty & Paul Baldacci Louisa Garaventa Binswanger ’73 & Walter Binswanger Chevron Humankind Matching Gifts Program Margaret & Walter Clemens Linda Garaventa Colvis ’79 & Clark Colvis Patricia & Kevin Cronin Barbara & Edward Denton Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich ’79 Denise Thomas Duyn ’75 & Robert Duyn Electronic Scrip, Inc. Yvonne & James Farrington Gail & John Fox Garaventa Enterprises Mary Garaventa Patricia & Edgar Grubb Janice & Stephen Hamill K. H. Hofmann Foundation Suzanne Sabatte Hutchinson ‘72 IBM Matching Grants Program Janet Evans Klein ‘76 Suzanne Seeno Knoll ’83 & Robert Knoll Christine Sabatte Logan ’73 & Richard Logan Patricia Mertens-Salmon ‘83 Lisa & Tom Morgan Kathleen & John Mullane Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. Jacqueline & John-Ashley Paul Kathleen Russell Tyler Russell John SabatteO Family Emmelie Sabatte Woo ‘77 Nanette Sabatte Schneider ’74 O & William Schneider Norine & Thomas Seeno Stephanie Seeno-Miles ’80 & Clyde Miles Sisters of St. Joseph in California Jeanette Sabatte Tiernan ‘81 Wells Fargo Bank

Anonymous Karen & Norm Alberts All Bay Vehicle Donations Marybeth & Gregory Anicich Brenda & Louis Baldacci Bank of America Patricia & Mike Barry JoAnn Trujillo Beren ‘73 Rita & Richard Bohling Barbara Breen Patricia Brighton ‘69 Jacqueline Burns Norma Buss Laura Canciamilla Joan & Archie Carrico Joanne Gibbons Castello ‘77 Marcie & John Comyns SteVee Hopkins Coric ‘80 Penny & John Cortez Kelly & James Cunniffe Diane & John D’Amico Leigh & Thomas De La Torre Darcy & James Diamantine Naomi Dobrich Linda & Patrick Dodson Sandra & William Drexel Michelle & Robert Engelhart Marea & James Fabrique Merilee & Robert Fahlman Julie Serke Fead ‘75 Felice Insurance Agency Trisha Frazer Fernandes ’83 & Larry Fernandes Suzanne Hendershot Fisi ‘85 Olivia & Dennis FitzPatrick Susan & Kevin Fleming Antoinette & Grant Fuchs Joseph Garaventa Margaret & Mark Garibaldi Genentech Susan & Gregory Genovese Paula & Grant Guerra Joanne & Bernard Gutierrez Patricia & Mark Haggen Diane & John Harrington Lisa & Douglas Harrison Ana & Lazaro Hernandez Julie Campos Ihling ‘90


This donor is deceased.

Ann Jackson Family Foundation Susan Dulany Jackson ‘83 Tammy & James Johnson Lydia Jeung & Gary Jones Bronwyn Tullus Kresse ’89 & Michael Kresse Mary Ellen & Leonard Kulawiec Patricia & David Larsen Claudia Pinilla & Barry Latner Cynthia & David Lawrence Katherine & Mark Lefanowicz Nancy Kelley Libby ’76 & Michael Libby Sondra & Mark Macaulay Teresa & David Machado Linda & Michael Mahoney Karen Marchiano ‘97 Patricia & Joseph McMahon Kathleen & James Meagher Kriste & Daniel Michelini Steven Mills Mary & Robert Morley Rebecca & James Morrisroe National Automobile Dealers’ Charitable Foundation Trudy & Gary Negherbon Shirley & Ronald Nunn Margaret & Fernando Olivas William O’Malley Ferrell & Andrew Pappas Lisa & Timothy Pauling Elizabeth Paz-Rumore & Gregory Rumore Candace Pease Dorothy & James Peters Cynthia & Randall Pond Mary Ann & William Raymundo Dianne & Arthur Reardon Aldo Rocca Rogers House Moving Jodie & John Russi Sequoia Landscape Specialties Mary Ann & Paul Shattuck Heidi Shelton ‘79 Merrilee Gutierrez Silveira ’88 & Joseph Silveira Susan Solger ‘73 MJ & Garry St. Jean Lisa & Michael Steinbrecher Katherine Kroha Stephens ‘87 Sue Mills, Inc. Paula & Richard Tancredy Maria & Oscar Tellez


All Donors by Giving Category, Continued JoAnn & Charles Till Lynne & Greg Torretta Union Bank of California Frances & William Vaculin The Varni Family Paul Walker Michele McCabe Walls ‘81 & Charles Walls Lisa & Leonard Waters Cathy & Paul Witkay Joan Bruno Wohlleb ‘74 & James Wohlleb Elizabeth Temps Wood ‘94 Frances & Carlo Zocchi Red and White Society

($101-$999) Anonymous Lori & David Abele Aetna Foundation Mary Ahern Carolyn & Russell Anderson Ginny &Timothy Angerer Martha & Rayce Anselmo Joanne Melloni Baird ’79 & Ralph Baird Lisa & Steven Bakos Lea & James Baldacci Bank of the West Matching Gift Program Carolyn Bartlett ‘82 Patricia & Fred Beck Myra Belfiore Natalina & Dario Bernardi Elaina Tancredy Birnbaum ‘95 Michelle Roderick Brasiel ’82 & Robert Brasiel Linda & James Breazeale Brigid Breen ‘74 Barbara Britto-Tang ‘77 Buenavista Group Homes Mary Buscaglia ‘75 Carol Bussey ‘77 Nancy & Kevin Cannon Debbra & Anthony Casey Kathleen Dudziak Cavallero ’80 & Mark Cavallero Alicia & Rolando Chavez Elizabeth Clemente House Clorox Company Lisa & Wade Cooperman David Copeland Renee Reuling Corbett ’82 & James Corbett

Courtney Kermeen Corda ‘87 Jane & Dennis Costanza Catherine Havlik Coste ’84 & Randall Coste Cowden Neale, LLP Sandra & Timothy Cremin Maureen & Dennis Czarnecki Christy & Ronald Dallimonti Karen & Jim Daniel Barbara Durant Davies ‘82 Nancy Case Davis ‘78 Danielle & Stephen De Marti Meredith & Gary Decker Reggia & Michael Desmond Rebecca & John DeVincenzi Judith Dobbert Lori DonDiego ‘80 William Dowling Shirley & Richard Doyle Trish & Dennis Drew Julie Reid Duncan ‘87 Michele Dunleavy ‘85 Michele & Tony Eichers Roger Engelhardt Maria Enrique ‘99 Bridgette Fan Lillian & Bernard Fichtenkort Roane Ross & James Fiedler Fire Protection Management Vanessa Fisher ‘98 Joanette & Donald Fong Barbara Forde ‘72 Louise & Pierre Fortayon Caroline Tancredy Fraley ‘91 Janice & George Francis Franklin Templeton Group Mary Goebel Frevele ‘75 Gloria Friedrich-Reed Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation Patricia & Silvio Garaventa, Jr. Kimberly & Lazaro Garcia General Re Corporation Julie & Keith Germain Gizzi & Reep, LLP Judy & Steve Gizzi Julie Gonzalez ‘99 Monica DeLucia Green ‘90 Erin Johnson Greenwald ‘86 Kristine & Kelly Griffith Kathleen & Thomas Grim Gretchen Sorensen Guillette ‘83

Karen & Gerald Gunning Sandra & Michael Gunning Jamie & Stephen Gunning Cecilia Hall Claudia Hallissy Nancy Shillis & Edward Hamilton Aileen Kern Harbeck ‘77 Nancy & Daniel Harrington Eden Gonzalez Hass ‘89 Jeanie & Richard Hess Laura & William Hoban Christine & Lloyd Hohenstein Kathy Hymes Patsy & Nicholas Jabuka Kathleen & Wayne Jarrett Jacquelynne Jennings ‘77 Celeste & Michael Johnson Nancy Johnson Christa & David Jupina Kaiser Permanente Community Giving Matching Gift Program Kass Hildebrand Klemz ‘77 Patty & Ken Kosich Donna & Thomas Kozel Suzanne & Michael Kuba Barbara & Bob O Lacher Theresa & Bernard Lantsberger Phyllis Lee Lori Sun-Look & Gregory Look Divina Bautista Lopez ’85 & Rhoel Lopez Mary & Joe Lorenz Deon Love Carol & Michael Lucas Serena & James Lucey Carla & Claus Ludwig Deborah & Walter Macy Debra & Kevin Maguire Rosanne & Chris Maloney Jennifer Marino Maroney & Associates Dawn & Terence Maroney Debbie & David McEuen Lynne McHugh ‘71 Donald McKean Elizabeth & C. David Messman Lorraine & Don Miller Joanne & Mario Missaggia Robert Montgomery J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. O

This donor is deceased.


Shari & Timothy Morgan Robert Morrison Sally Murray Lynn & Chris Nicks Constance & Paul Nigro Elizabeth & Terence Norton Honey & Jack O’Leary Lisa Barela Oliver ‘90 Bernadette O’Meara Andrew Oswald Sharon & John Ouimet Lois Owens Pacific Coast Chemicals Jeremy Pasternak Meta Pasternak Kathleen & Steven Pastor Bonnie & Louis Paulson Eunice & Ronaldo Perez Julie Perry Barbara Piepho Elizabeth & John Piombo Dorothy & Kevin Price Karen Quick-Suryan ‘89 Bernice & Ricky Rael Mary Kay & James Reinert Elizabeth Renner ‘78 Pamela Romano ‘85 Maria & Vincent Romeo Nancy Roth Oriana & Marcello Rovai Elisa & Jeffrey Rummel Laurie Trenbath Rutledge ‘73 Christina Saluna-Cayou ’89 & Dean Cayou Gail & Keith Samson Patricia Rovai Sandvig ’80 & Chris Sandvig Debra Buckles Santos ‘96 Julie Hinken Sasaki ’82 & Kent Sasaki Lisa & Chris Savio Jennifer & Ronald Schaefer Bernadette Schild ‘77 Nathan Schultz Kristina Asato Sells ‘94 Terry L. Shields Memorial Fund Kathleen Reidy Slane ‘86 Karrie & Randy Smith Antonette Simarro Sorrick ‘96 Anne & Timothy Southwick Sprint Foundation Beverly Spurs ‘75


All Donors by Giving Category, Continued Maureen & Gregory Starnes Emily Tate Statler ‘91 Ellen & Ron Stevens Roxanne & Mark Strehlow Lori & Dominic Stull Sandra Lee Sung ‘79 Target Stores Madeleva Tate Carole & Mike Temps Carol & Sid Thompson Toyota of Berkeley Travelers Foundation Jean Tristant Nancy Valaske Valerie Vallerga ‘71 Deanna Van Hattem-Rogers & Michael Rogers Elaine Bomben Vecchi ‘72 Lynn & Robert Velzaquez Michele & Art Villegas Mitch Ward Mary & Phillip Weeks Kerrie Weis ‘98 Bonnie Caldwell Wentworth ‘76 Terri Dowling Wetter ‘73 Peggy & Thomas Whalen Lisa Maggiora Wilde ‘74 Tracy & Steven Wiley Mary & James Williams Laurie Dickson Williams ‘90 Kathy & Brent Wilson Catherine & David Windsheimer Cirila & Marcelo Ysip Stephanie Zimmerman ‘86 Marie & George Ziser Ida & Tony Zumbo Cougar Club

(Up to $100) Anonymous Victoria Lazio Acquistapace ’79 & Thomas Acquistapace Cely & Edilberto Africa Donna Akridge & Lawrence Jeter Karen & Al Amador Thomasina & Anton Amundsen Joyce & Michael Ananos Carol & Ken Anderson Debra & Peter Anderson Ashley Angerer ‘05 Laura Anicich ‘05


Kim Rowbatham Arnold ‘77 Gabrielle Azumbrado ‘11 Rachel Azumbrado ‘09 Monica Simmons & Thomas Azumbrado Arlene & Gerald Bachecki Frances & Eugene Bagnasco Kelly & Christopher Balog Stephen Balog Rebecca, Joe, Gianna & Adriene Barbieri Kathy & Sam Baritell Kristine Hutchko Barrella ‘86 Belynda Santa Ana-Bell & Jonathan Bell Norma & Jerry Benicasa Kimberley & Ronald Bercaw Sarah Long Bergler ‘90 Melissa Moore Bonafonte ‘94 Barbara & Carl Bowler Danuta & Donald Bowler Linda & John Boyan Jane & Robin Bradford Sharon & Michael Bradley Ellen Brasiel Kathleen & James Bryski Maureen & David Burnash Diane & Robert Buttler Pam & Rob Callahan Judy & Ruben Calle Lettie & Frank Camp Elizabeth Campos ‘07 Sharon Capece Melissa Cardinet ‘77 Roseann Carini Lamb ‘77 Brenda & Matthew Carroll Robert Caulfield Melissa & Alan Cavallo Stella Chan Mary & William Chapman Jill Chin Annabelle & Matt Ching Barbara & Dino Ciarlo Laurie Clark ‘82 Natalie & William Clinch Tessa & Jason Clute Francine Scribner Cole ‘86 Marlene Colvis Elinor & Richard Costello Catherine Cotruvo Cracknell ’71 & Steve Cracknell Linda O’Brien Crivello ‘86 Maryann Cronin Karen Matcke Crosby ‘81

Terra Cruz Carla Gibbons Cullerton ‘74 Signe Curtis ‘82 Doris & Fred da Silva Martha Dachs Madonna & Thomas D’Angelo John Daubenspeck Jo & Raul de la Fuente Luisa DeMartini Stock ‘99 Rosalie & Michael Devlin Theresa & Greg Di Loreto Juliana & Geoffrey Disch Edith & Stephen Driscoll Christina Cusumano Dunn ‘02 Dennis Dunne Joan Edwards Penny & Mike Edwards Lisa Grubb Elliott ‘86 Bruna & Felix Elu Kathryn Anicich Elze ‘02 Rose & Rey Encarnacion Ann Mayer Ennis ‘76 Miki & Robert Fakhimi Jennifer Alandy Farber ‘00 Eileen Farley ‘70 Kathleen Farley ‘72 Victoria & John Farnham Joyce & Carl Feil Gregory Fortayon Marcella Fox Mark Galetto Daniela Galli ‘07 Elena & Arthur Gaoiran Alexa Garbarino ‘75 Katherine & Ruben Garcia Kathryn & Ivo Gardella Heidi Hernandez Gatty ‘92 Diana & Anthony Ghisletta Kristan Ghisletta ’83 & Michael Huguet Elizabeth Ginocchio ‘82 Gaile Ginocchio Diana & Luigi Giomi Helene & Ronald Glaser Karen & Guyse Golightly Olga & Jose Gomez Girlynda Asuncion Gonzales ’86 & Edward Gonzales Jeanette & Ricardo Gonzales Kathleen Fitzsimmons Goodman ‘78 Karen Maloney Goodshaw ’85 & James Goodshaw

Patricia Gorman Margaret & David Greer Thomas Griffin Annette Braun Grooms ‘77 Mara, Trisha, Madelynn & Samantha Gunning Trisha & Mark Gunning Mary & John Hanlon Kathryn Harris Amy McKinnon Hartman ’85 & Thomas Hartman Therese Fichtenkort Hathaway ‘81 Maria Luz & Edgar Hawkyard Anna Heffernan ‘74 Ann Henstrand ‘77 Rocio Fyorovich Hill ‘90 Elizabeth Rix Hodgson ‘86 Jane Hotchkiss Ingeborg Sorenson Houston ‘82 Nancy Howe Janis & Chris Hoyt Intel Foundation Terri & Frank Inzerillo Carole & Howard Jenkins Barbara Jones Leslie Weeks Keener ‘97 Mary Devlin Kerfs ‘80 Frances Kloeffel Elizabeth & Ron Koontz Lisa Koven-Lee ‘90 Kashmir & Harmesh Kumar Elizabeth & Thomas Ladouceur Adrienne & Phillipe Lamoureux Mona Lange Judith & Kenneth Linhares Tracey & John Loftus Eileen & John Lofy Evelyn & Joseph Longinotti Barbara Hockel Lopez ’81 & Matthew Lopez Cecilia & Xavier Lopez Jennifer Louis ‘99 Karen & William Lowe Joanne Lunceford Elizabeth O’Dea Madrid ‘97 Stephanie Majoy Michelle Mankewich ‘98 Fely & Greg Manubay Kathleen Marke Linda Marsac-Haddad Sylvia & Andres Martinez


All Donors by Giving Category, Continued Lindsay Richardson Mauceli ‘96 Mariwyn McComb Jeanine McDermott Shirley & Donald McKinnon Barbara McLaughlin Suzanne McLaughlin-Grimmer ‘91 Jennifer & Kevin McNiff Colleen McShane ‘71 Terri Meehan Paula Menconi Claudia & Michael Mercier Nanette & Ben Mercurio Josephine Meshriy George Miller Donna Meneghetti Mullarkey ’77 & Robert Mullarkey Erin Mulligan ‘08 Arlou & John Munro Lorraine & Robert Nash Barbara & Michael Neale Cathy & Mark Newsom Susan Balog Newsom ’78 & Charles Newsom Dawnelise Nielsen ‘77 Dorothea Milani Niethold ’80 & Charles Niethold Danielle O’Connor ‘03 Sr. Ann Patricia O’Connor, CSJ Nancy & Gary Okey Nneka & Maximus Okoye Linda & Eugene O’Rourke Lilla Roll Orr ‘77 Sr. Ann Bernard O’Shea, CSJ Paula Dalmada Overton ‘90 Colleen & John Owen Anna Pacchetti Lovelace ‘86 Colleen & Jeffrey Padilla Mary & Medoro Pagni Claire Pardi Ben Pasternak Emmy Pasternak Papsico Foundation Juliet Schroeder Pesce ‘95 Leo Pochini Amy Prosek ‘94

Patricia Prosek Taylor Prosek Grace & Sergio Puccinelli Mary & Thomas Pult Karina Punu ‘98 Elizabeth McGervey Pursley ‘75 Patricia Greenwood Rabbitt ‘77 Beverly Rager ‘86 Beverly & Edward Regan Johanna & Walter Reichenbacher Gina Renner Stella & Joseph Riccio Linda Riniker ‘73 Robyn & Bob Rivera Susan & John Roach Ann Rolwing ‘86 Christine & Anthony Romano Anne Rosinski ‘83 Anne & Eugene Rosinski Carolyn Roth Chelsea Russell ‘09 Betsy Peters Ruszel ’82 & Peter Ruszel Shawn O’Rourke Sabarese ‘93 Caroline & Evan Sanchez Karen Tancredy Sandri ’80 & Daniel Sandri Elaine Saulnier Save Mart Supermarkets Lisa Jones Scott ’85 & Michael Scott Pamela Seto Doreen Vanderklugt Shapiro ’86 & Daniel Shapiro Danni & Laurence Sherman Lisa & Scott Sherwood Carla & Jack Silva Lawrence Simon Charles Simpson Kimberly Simpson ‘07 Amy Slavin ‘91 Katie & Jon Smith Terry Snyder Sons of Italy – Diablo Valley Lodge Michelle Sparacino Foxworthy ‘92 Emily St. Jean ‘05 Diane & Anthony Stefani

Andrea Hemby Stockton ‘81 Lorie Hammon Stoker ‘82 Betty & James Stokes Kelley Coleman Stough ‘97 Ronnaug Strom Lindy Dallimonti Sullivan ‘02 Kathleen Jeffry Summers ‘86 Neville & Robert Susich Annette & Douglas Switzer Josefa & Rolando Tagay Anne Marie & Thomas Taylor Charlene Teutschel ‘79 Phyllis & Larry Theisen Cynthia Thomas ‘71 Linda & Jack Thomas Kathleen & James Toomey Joan Tracy Norma & Joseph Troia Louise & Arthur Turrin Louis Vecchi Katie Clark Vecchio ’76 & Tony Vecchio Kimberly LaRossa Vernon ‘88 Amanda Vicary Beverly & Richard Viglienzoni Jennifer Duldulao Villena ‘94 Nelia & Edgardo Virtusio Lucille Vitale Patricia & Victorio Vizcay Kathleen & Frederic Von Lehr Katherine Von Magnus-Bjork ‘70 Sarah Henry Walsh ‘80 Nancy Finley Washmera ‘96 Kathy & Gary Wheeler Cheryl & James Wiegmann Kelly Onyett Williams ‘85 Jana Sears Winters ‘77 Nancy Taft Witt ‘69 Tarie Regan Wolf ‘87 Joyce & Nelson Wong Victoria Ginocchio Woodbridge ’80 & Jonathan Woodbridge Karen & Mark Worswick Jeanette & Troy Wriston Joan Zehnder Teresa Zocchi ‘86



Donors Among Current & Former Administrators, Faculty & Staff Anonymous Mary Ahern10 Donna Akridge5 Joyce Ananos10 Marybeth Anicich10 Tricia Barry Norma Benicasa10 Robert Bertorello Jane Bradford Linda Breazeale10 Barbara Breen10 Elizabeth Clemente House10 Devin Daly Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich ‘7910 Sr. Eleanor Eagan, CSJ10 Dennis FitzPatrick Mary Goebel Frevele ‘755 Marcella Fox10 Gleam Green Kathy Harris10 Sr. Joann Heinritz, CSJ10 Barbara and BobO Lacher10 Sr. Kathleen Lang, CSJ10 Patricia Larsen10 Cynthia Lawrence5 Nancy Kelley Libby ‘7610 Stephanie Majoy10 Jeanine McDermott Shirley McKinnon

Terri Meehan Paula Menconi10 George Miller Joanne Missaggia10 Cathy Newsom10 Terence Norton10 Danielle O’Connor ‘03 Nancy & Gary Okey10 Honey and Jack O’Leary10 Bernadette O’Meara Meta Pasternak10 Julie Perry10 Nancy Roth10 Kathleen Russell5 Debra Buckles Santos ‘96 Elaine Saulnier10 Pamela Seto Merrilee Gutierrez Silvera ’88 & Joseph Silveira Monica Simmons5 Lindy Dallimonti Sullivan ‘02 Sandra Lee Sung ‘795 Neville Susich10 Anne Marie Taylor Joan Tracy Elaine Bomben Vecchi ‘7210 Katie Clark Vecchio ‘765 Mitch Ward10 Mary Weeks5

This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least five consecutive years. This donor has made gifts to Carondelet High School for at least 10 consecutive years. OThis donor is deceased.




From the Director of Development If the only prayer you ever say in your life is “thank you,” that would suffice. —Meister Eckhart Dear Friends, The Carondelet High School community witnessed a major transition after the 2011-12 school year, with the departure of Sr. Kathleen Lang, CSJ, and the appointment of Jennifer Martin as the new president. Many of you chose to recognize Sister’s 34 years of ministry at CHS with a contribution to the scholarship fund that was created in her honor. I am very pleased to announce that this fund has now reached the $150,000 level, which will provide a significant annual award to a student whose family needs financial assistance. Additional contributions to the Sr. Kathleen Lang, CSJ, Scholarship Endowment are welcome at any time. The previous pages of this report document the generosity of our entire community of parents, alumnae and their parents, faculty and staff, and friends of Carondelet High School. Whether your contribution came in the form of a gift to the Annual Fund, Alumnae Scholarship, an event sponsorship, an auction item, an honor or memorial gift, or a vehicle donation, please know that every gift is important and appreciated. Your generosity not only supports the educational enterprise known as Carondelet High School, but also enables our students, faculty, and staff to develop their God-given gifts and to work for the good of the larger community beyond Winton Drive. A simple“thank you” could never adequately acknowledge the individuals and organizations whose names appear in this publication; however, expressed as Meister Eckhart’s prayer, I hope that you will accept our thanks as a prayer for you and your loved ones. Gratefully, Patricia L. Larsen

Ways to Give to CHS Special Events

Since their inception, events like Visions of Christmas and the annual Golf Tournament have raised more than $5 million for campus facility enhancements and tuition assistance. These events have also brought the community together and extended the School’s profile beyond Winton Drive. We welcome your participation as a sponsor, donor, volunteer, or guest at any of our events. Annual FUND

Each year, we ask our extended Community to make a donation to support a current project. You can support the Annual Fund in a variety of ways, and we welcome gifts of all sizes. You can mail a check payable to Carondelet High School, make an immediate online credit card gift

through the School website, and you can designate Carondelet High School as the recipient of your United Way or other workplace campaign gift. (Our Bay Area United Way payee number is 761411.) To make a gift of appreciated stocks, please contact Director of Development Pat Larsen for instructions. Major Gifts

For donors who are in the position to make gifts of $5,000 or more, recognition and naming opportunities are available. Please contact Pat Larsen to discuss such opportunities. Matching Gifts

If your employer is one of hundreds of companies that match their employees’ gifts to educational institutions, your gift to Carondelet could be doubled or even

tripled. Some companies also match their retirees’ gifts. To take advantage of your company’s matching gift program, contact your human resources or community affairs department staff, who can advise you on the appropriate procedure. You will need to know that Carondelet High School’s federal tax-exempt number is 94-1605790 and our accrediting agency is the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Employee Volunteer Grants

Increasingly, companies support employee volunteerism by providing cash grants to the non-profit organizations where employees invest their time. Carondelet benefits twice—first, from your donation of time and then from your employer’s cash grant. Bank of America, Chevron, and Verizon are among the local employers who make these


employee-volunteer grants. Like matching gifts, employee-volunteer grants are usually administered by the company’s human resources or community affairs department. Generally, the employee must document their volunteer hours (typically a minimum of 25 to 50) with the non-profit, and then must make a formal request for the grant. Grants

A number of local foundations have made generous grants to Carondelet for projects ranging from the School’s first computer lab, to Phases I through IV of the Master Plan, to tuition assistance programs. The Director of Development regularly prepares grant proposals, but if you know of or are associated with a foundation that could fund a project at Carondelet, please contact Pat Larsen. Honor & Memorial Gifts

Gifts made in honor of or in memory of loved ones are assigned to the Carondelet Academic Foundation, a separate fund. Gifts in this fund are disbursed annually as tuition assistance. You may make these gifts online or by mail. Endowment Gifts

An endowment is a designated fund that continues in perpetuity. Each year, the School spends a specified portion of the fund’s earnings, while the principal remains invested and continues to generate income. Carondelet’s current endowment policy allows for endowments to be created for specified purposes once the principal reaches the $50,000 level. A number of Carondelet’s benefactors have provided endowment support for ongoing programs, especially tuition assistance. Planned Giving

Many gift and estate planning strategies yield significant current, future, or estate tax savings that benefit donors who make generous gifts to Carondelet High School. A bequest to CHS in your will could allow you to make a gift significantly larger than anything you could make during your lifetime. Your financial or estate planning professional can help you create a plan and

select vehicles that will allow both you and the School to benefit from your generosity. To learn more about techniques for realizing significant tax savings while providing for your family and your favorite charity, please see the “Giving to CHS” section of the School website or contact Pat Larsen. FundRaising Partners

Carondelet High School has partnered with several organizations that help nonprofit organizations to raise funds: Escrip. When you use registered loyalty, debit, and credit cards to make purchases from participating merchants, Escrip rebates a portion of the sale to Carondelet. Your card information is kept secure and confidential. To participate, simply register at, and select Carondelet High School (group Identification Number 5825088) as the recipient of your Escrip support. OneCause. Formerly called SchoolPop, OneCause is an online shopping portal to hundreds of merchants and service providers who rebate a percentage of purchases to Carondelet. Register at www.onecause. com and select Carondelet High School as the organization you want to support. Whenever you begin online shopping through the OneCause website, Carondelet will receive a percentage of your purchases. Vehicle Donations. A local company, All Bay Vehicle Donations, handles taxdeductible donations of cars, boats, and other vehicles for CHS. To donate a vehicle to the School, go to http://vehiclerecycling. net and select the Carondelet High School Foundation as the recipient of your donation. Search the Web. A web search site that benefits charities, GoodSearch usesYahoo’s search engine and donates about one cent per search to your designated charity. Enroll at, selecting Carondelet High School as the organization to benefit from your searches. Whenever you search the internet, remember to begin at and you will earn money for the School.

Other FundRaising Programs

As part of their community outreach programs, a number of corporations make donations to schools as a reward for their individual customers’ business. The following are a couple of examples of the many corporations that support schools through such programs. (Although we welcome the income, informing you about the existence of these programs is not an endorsement of these particular businesses.) Target Stores. The “Take Charge of Education” program donates a percentage of in-store and online purchases made with participating customers’ Target Visa and Target RED cards. SaveMart/Lucky/FoodMaxx/ S-Mart Foods SHARES Program. The SHARES (Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports in our community) program rebates 3% of qualifying purchases to Carondelet. To participate, simply request a card from Pat Larsen. Every time you shop, swipe the card and CHS will automatically receive the cash. Unlike other grocery loyalty cards, the SHARES card is issued in Carondelet’s name, so your personal information is neither needed nor stored, and anyone who shops can use the card to earn rebates for the School. The card has no cash value, so there are no worries if it is lost, and a replacement is readily available from Pat Larsen For information about any of these programs or to discuss your individual situation, please contact: Patricia Larsen Director of Development Carondelet High School 925/686-5353, extension 150


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Community Calendar, 2012 - 2013 JANUARY 2013




10 Alumnae Gathering 12 PlacementTesting & Tuition Assistance Information Meeting for Prospective Incoming 9th Grade Students 14 Winter Art Show Begins 28 Catholic Schools Week Begins 1 Records Deadline for Prospective Incoming 9th Grade Students 10 Mother/Daughter Retreat 10 Souper Alums 12 Alumnae Valentine Tea Party

6 Tour for Prospective Students and Parents 2 Crab Feed 14 Alumnae Gathering 15 Decision Letters Mailed to Prospective Incoming 9th Grade Students 18 Sisterhood Week Begins 8 Tour for Prospective Students and Parents 29 “Drive Fore Education” Golf Tournament All dates are subject to change; please verify dates on our website,


8 Tour for Prospective Students and Parents 9 Alumnae Gathering 13 Senior Class Luau: Welcome to the Alumnae Association! 19 Graduation sUMMER/FALL

Reunions for the Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008!

Many The Gifts Winter 2012