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LETTERS CELTebrating 60 Years of Excellence The Philanthropy Issue 2018-19
4 / From the Chair
5 / From the Director of Advancement
26 / All Celts Weekend
THE MAGAZINE TEAM E D I TORS
Gregoria Leoni Brendan Forray CONT R I BUTO RS
Dr. Kenneth Foersch Justin Ibarra ’10 Brandon Lebrock ’10 Ashley Luderer Debbie McGaughey Dr. Janelle Peters
6 / By the Numbers 8 / Our 60th Jubilee 12 / Why Crespi? 14 / Aquatics Center update 16 / Profile: Teddy Silverman
D ES I G N + LAYOU T
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20 / Arbogast
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22 / CAPER Gala
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Q&A: Coach Moore
On familiar ground
Under the Big Top with “The Greatest Show in Encino”
24 / Profile: Dr. Timothy Bengford
27 / With Gratitude Acknowledging Our Supporters 36 / Volunteers 38 / Ways to Give 39 / Our Mission 40 / Celt Stats 42 / About Us
43 / Save the Dates ANNUAL REPORT • FALL 2019 V
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Incredible Generosity, Great Achievements
To Our Crespi Family,
In the world of sports, Crespi honored one of its own
On behalf of the Board of Directors, administration, faculty,
this June by naming the track “The Arb”, in honor of Guy
staff and students, I want to thank you for your continued
Arobgast ’74 who passed away in 2018, and was one of the
support, loyalty and generosity over this past year. Crespi
greatest distance runners in Crespi history. This year we
Carmelite High School, under the guidance of President
also saw a number of successful athletic achievements with
Dr. Kenneth Foersch and Principal Dr. Liam Joyce, continues
outstanding performances by swimmer Zach Van Zandt ’20,
to thrive and grow within the Southern California high school
who broke four individual school records and qualified for
state in two events; the 4 x 100 relay team made it to the
As we start the 2019-2020 school year, we are experiencing
finals of CIF, and freshman golfer Ivan Barahona was the
the largest enrollment in more than seven years with
Mission League Champion and League MVP. Fall programs
546 students. The number of top-tier students receiving
are off to a strong start with both football and water polo
academic scholarships continues to grow with the generous
ranked in the top 10 of their respective CIF Divisions
donation of alumnus Joe Carrabino ’80 and the Carrabino
midway through the regular season.
Family Matching Scholarship. The Aquatics Center is well on its
As I close out my term on the Board of Directors, and as
way to completion with an expected opening of January 2020.
its Chairman for the last three years, I want to thank so many
family, the pool might still have been a dream for the future.
to do so as we move into the future. I also want to thank the
Without the foresight and financial support of the Robinson
of you who have supported Crespi in the past and continue
For the fourth year in a row, we have celebrated a record-
many alumni who have returned to Crespi and who have
breaking CAPER, as many within the Crespi community have
donated generously over these past few years. I am proud to
opened both their hearts and wallets for the benefit of Crespi, its students, faculty and administration. This year’s CAPER
also saw the generosity of many, as we raised almost $100,000
toward the John King Fund for Faculty & Staff Excellence. After nearly 47 years at Crespi, Mr. King has put his English books back on the shelf and moved to Texas to live near his family. He was an institution at Crespi and will be sorely missed.
be a “Crespi Man”, and am blessed to have been part of such a David DiTomaso ’74 Chair,
Board of Directors
supportive and loving Celt family.
May our Lady of Mount Carmel bless and protect each
of you, and may we all pray for those members of the
Crespi family who are no longer with us. Please continue
to support and pray for Crespi, its administration, faculty and students. .
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
It’s A Great Day To Be A Celt “Education has a more important value than money. It is deeply important to our growth as people and as a community. You cannot dream of becoming something you do not know about. You have to learn to dream big. Education exposes you to what the world has to offer, to the possibilities open to you.”
Celt supporters funded the school’s many initiatives,
including the Carrabino Family Matching Scholarship, the
Crespi Man Fund and the Pool Together Capital Campaign to build the Robinson Family Aquatics Center. Your gifts ensure that Crespi can recruit a stellar student body;
attract, retain, and develop a first-class faculty and staff;
enrich our student programs and services and keep tuition
affordable so every deserving young man receives a Crespi education.
The presence of our Crespi alumni was visible as
hundreds came back to campus over the year attending
As I read the commencement address given by
All Celts Alumni Weekend and reunions, athletic events,
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the
the Annual Golf Tournament, CAPER, networking events
with me. As Director of Advancement, interacting with
Leadership Council, led by Nick Schirripa from the class
graduates of Manhattan College, her words resonated
and regional visits across the country. The President’s
our students daily, and as a mother of two Crespi alumni,
of 2004, continues its outreach to young alumni and to
I am in a unique position to witness the making of
cultivate future leadership. Currently, one-third of our
our “Crespi Men” and the village that is
Board of Directors are alumni.
behind them. You are a vital member of this village.
During the 2018-2019 school year, the generosity of the
Crespi community of parents, alumni, alumni parents and supporters was evident. Current and alumni parents
volunteered over 7,000 hours to assist with many aspects of the school: robotics and academic decathlon competi-
tions, campus ministry, play productions, athletic events,
staff meals, and special fundraising events, to name a few.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation are extended for the
With heartfelt gratitude, Gregoria Leoni
Director of Advancement
many ways you give to Crespi. During this 2019-2020 year, we ask that you continue your support. Like those who came before you to establish the school, you leave a
legacy for those who follow to take Crespi into the next decade. Every gift – no matter the size – makes a
difference. As Dr. Foersch always says, “It’s a great day to be a Celt!” .
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Facts + Figures
Class of 2019 Graduates
55 Outstanding Academic Excellence Awardees (3.5+ cumulative GPA)
18 California Scholarship Federation Gold Seal Bearers
Total AP Scholars
Of the 31, 6 recognized as AP Scholars with Honor; 10 recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction; and 3 recognized as National AP Scholars
$5.46 million Awarded in Merit & Athletic Scholarships & Aid
CRESPI MEN! 6
BY THE NUMBERS
4-Year Dept. Awards
Valedictorian Daniel Law Salutatorian Nicolas Rubi Commencement Speaker Daniel Law Crespi Carmelite Spirit Award Nicholas Andrews Crespi Man Award Daniel Law Father Tierney Cahill, O. Carm. Award Adrian Alavez Most Outstanding Student Award Nicolas Rubi Paul Muff Commitment Award Jack Gaines Peg O’Connor Commitment Award Nicholas Bruni
English Jihat Toprak Visual & Performing Arts Luke Hoffman World Language Nicolas Rubi, Stefan Sandalis Mathematics Daniel Law, Nicolas Rubi Science Daniel Law, Nicolas Rubi Social Studies Nicolas Rubi Theology Jackson Nye Technology & Engineering Nicholas Andrews, Luke Lloyd Student Council Nicholas Bruni, Jake Mitchell Physical Education Sergeo Morales
US News & World Report’s Top 50 National Universities
Yale University #3, California Institute of Technology #12, UC Davis #14, University of Notre Dame #18, UCLA #19, University of Southern California #22, Wake Forest University #27, New York University & UC Santa Barbara tied at #30, UC Irvine #33, Boston College #38, Boston University #42, Northeastern University #44, Pepperdine University #46, University of Wisconsin, Madison #49, Syracuse University #53
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60TH JUBILEE CELEBRATION
unday, January 27, 2019 was a historic day at Crespi Carmelite High School.
The day began with the official
groundbreaking of the Robinson Family
Aquatics Center. Slated for completion in
early 2020, the Aquatics Center includes an
Olympic-sized competition pool, a smaller
wellness pool, boys and girls locker rooms,
bleachers and shaded areas.
The Very Rev. William Harry, O. Carm., Prior Provincial of
the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province of the Order of Carmelites, blessed the ground-
breaking of this state-of-the-art project. Fr. Bill was joined by members of the Carmelite
community, Board of Directors, Crespi and Louisville High School administration, faculty, staff, and aquatic student athletes.
Following the groundbreaking, Crespi celebrated its 60th anniversary with Mass
presided by Fr. Bill at Our Lady of Grace Church, and a reception on campus afterwards. Fr. Bill delivered a beautiful and insightful sermon, which guides us and reminds us of
our history as we enter our 60th academic year at Crespi. Excerpts from his sermon can be found below.
“Crespi … Juan Crespi … a Spanish Franciscan explorer with the great Junipero Serra.
A man of very deep faith. He was 28 years old when he decided to explore America knowing he would never return home to Spain, but he saw this exploration as his response to the call from God in his life.
Crespi was the one selected to keep a journal of the explorations — now 250 years
old—so that they could obtain funding and people to join them in colonizing Califor-
nia. Because he kept the notes, Crespi got to name many of the places and much of the vegetation we commonly use today. His writing was more detailed than, and not quite
as inviting as Serra wanted, so there was tension between the two almost until the end. But lucky for us, Crespi kept his journal as he thought he should. So that we have a
record of the explorers, on August 2, 1769, at a good-sized river that ran through a lush valley across the plain, when Crespí commented on the potential of the area: “A grand spot to become in time a good-sized mission…and so we have proclaimed it the river
and valley of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de la Porciúncula, Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula…” Today we call this Los Angeles.
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He later writes, “We went over a high pass and down
into very large and wide-stretching valley. We came to
a large pool of fresh water (there are turtles in it) lying along its skirts upon its south, we came upon two very
large villages of very friendly, tractable heathens; men,
women, and children they must have come very close to
to solve a complex math equation, or knowing chemical
formulas. I am not dismissing these areas of study, but they are not ends in themselves. They are a means of beginning
to unlock the world around us and gaining an appreciation for the beauty, as well as the warts, of our world.
A Carmelite education is focused on history, science
two hundred souls…”
and language and math but only in so far as they lead
“paramos el real bajo de un grande enzino ...” The pool of
appreciation for all people traveling on this planet with
They “set up camp under a very large live oak” —
fresh water is still there, located in Rancho Los Encinos
State Historic Park. The Indian village became known as the village of Encino, where we now celebrate 60 years of the Carmelite high school that bears his name.
The other word that is key in this school is Carmel-
ite, the name of a religious family dating from the 12th
century. It is the only religious order founded in the Holy
us to a love of others, our inter-connectedness, an
us, an understanding who we are and who we are not,
knowing and developing our own talents and skills so that we not only make a decent living but that we change the world to be a better, more just, more loving place. That is what the Carmelite in Crespi Carmelite High School stands for.
For 60 years at Crespi Carmelite, we have stressed that
Land where Christ walked. The original Carmelites were
you know who you are and that your thoughts, your words
of Jesus Christ.” Their descendants continue to “walk in
be swayed by everything that glitters and looks fun. We
called by St. Albert of Jerusalem to “walk in the footsteps the footsteps of Jesus Christ” today as priests, teachers, counselors, chaplains, spiritual directors, writers,
preachers, and most ideally “walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ” by the witness of their lives.
This school called Crespi is one of eight schools
sponsored by this Province of Carmelites — five here
and your actions reflect who you are. We teach you not teach you to understand what you have to offer to
others and be willing to give of yourself. We teach you cannot do it on your own, but to be happy and feel successful and we need to include others. We are a communal — community people.
So this is what we are celebrating here today — this
in the USA and three in Perú. By the fact that you are
school community called Crespi Carmelite. Sixty years
as a teacher, an administrator, or staff, as an alumnus,
teachers, administrators and staff, and many friends
connected with Crespi — either as a parent or as a student, or as someone married to an alumnus, you are part of
this educational community. And while we have classes
in science and English, history, and literature, music and mathematics, we are not so much concerned about the
students being able to recite historical dates, or being able
young this year with 60 years of graduates, families,
working hard to “walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ” in our world today. Keep working at it — we have no more important lesson to learn!
Congratulations to all who have been a part of this
wonderful community these past 60 years!” .
A Carmelite education is focused on history, science, and language and math but only in so far as they lead us to a love of others, our inter-connectedness, an appreciation for all people traveling on this planet with us â€Ś an understanding who we are and who we are not, knowing and developing our own talents and skills so that we not only make a decent living but that we change the world to be a better, more just, more loving place. That is what the Carmelite in Crespi Carmelite High School stands for. ANNUAL REPORT â€˘ FALL 2019 V
n his book The Wonder of Boys, neurobiology and brain research pioneer Michael Gurian asserts that “We must challenge academic culture to go deeper into who boys are”. For more than six decades, Crespi Carmelite High School has made it a priority to understand the needs of boys and continue to develop techniques to maximize student achievement. As both Director of Admissions at Crespi for 16 years,
and a Certified Master Gurian Trainer for 12 years, I
their parents “Why Crespi?”
specialize in boy-centric learning. Over the years, I
approaches to education may meet the mark for female
that shed light on their development and classroom
Crespi stands firm that single-gender education best
have learned interesting facts about boys in the world experiences.
Boys have historically been misunderstood in
classrooms, which can lead them to become more
introverted. They can also struggle with focus and
restlessness when staying idle for too long. Some boys
exhibit bad behaviors, including being the “class clown”. Boys may even fall victim to the school “pecking order” mentality where they feel they get lost in the shuffle. However, research has shown that boys strive to be
I am frequently asked by prospective students and
have been privileged to work with incoming families
as they learn about the Crespi experience and how we
By Rob Kodama, Director of Admissions
in a nurturing and applicable learning environment.
valuable, find their purpose, and succeed in school. They
are excited to attend school, and most of all, learn, while
I reiterate Mr. Gurian’s argument that “conventional
academics, but fall short of male learning requirements”. prepares young men academically, socially, physically and spiritually. Specifically, we:
• understand and celebrate boys. • seek first to build good men.
• know that boys develop and learn in different ways. • teach in ways that boys learn best.
• help Celts discover and explore their full potential. • foster brotherhood and lifelong friendships.
This is “why Crespi”! This is why enrollment is up
8% alone this year and why my son Ethan is now a proud Celt, class of 2023. .
Spring Athletes Make Deep Runs in CIF
Golf, swimming and track & field had successful seasons, breaking school records and winning CIF titles.
SWIMMING Zach Van Zandt ’20 Broke four individual school records • Qualified for state in two individual events CIF runner-up in two individual events • University of Texas verbal commit
GOLF Ivan Barahona ’22 Individual Mission League Champion and League MVP Finished 9th at the California State Semi-Finals (just missed the cut, top 8 advanced to the state tournament)
CIF Champions in the 4x100 relay
Division 4 Track & Field Runners-Up Chance Tucker ’21, Ryan Love ’19, Bobby Rosebaugh ’21, Evan Davidson ’22
Jonathan Da-Silva ’19
CIF Champion in the Triple Jump ANNUAL REPORT • FALL 2019 V
nce upon a time at Crespi, innocent freshmen were “sold” passes by upperclassmen to the alleged pool on top of the gym. While this served as a comic rite of passage, the dream of a pool on campus has always been a consideration for the administration. Crespi is happy to announce that construction is well under way on not only a pool, but a state-of-the-art aquatics center. The Robinson Family Aquatics Center, named after
benefactors Scott and Jane Robinson for their generous
lead gift of $2.5 million, is slated to be complete and fully operational by winter of 2020. The Aquatics Center will include a 50 meter x 25 yard Olympic-size competition
An interesting side note is that the Myrtha stainless steel pool has arrived on campus from its place of origin in
Italy, after a long nautical journey which included passage through the Panama Canal.
With the official dedication planned for early 2020, the
pool, a 60 ft x 30 ft wellness pool, men’s and women’s
Celt/Royal swim team will be the first to enjoy a home-
The facility will be utilized by Crespi and Louisville
about the dedication will be provided on the Crespi
locker rooms, bleachers and a shaded gathering area.
aquatic teams, physical education classes, Celt athletes
for physical rehabilitation, Catholic partner elementary
website and in the Crespi digital newsletter.
Construction may be moving swiftly and on target
for completion, but the “Pool Together” campaign to
shelf” has been graded, digging has begun on both pools,
campaign,” said Director of Advancement Gregoria
and framing of the locker rooms will take place shortly.
improves the whole campus. We are pleased that half the areas designated to be named have been funded, but several naming opportunities are still available, including room on the donor wall.”
Naming opportunities available include the competition
pool, $1 million; the score board, $500,000; the wellness pool, $500,000; bleachers, $250,000; team room/first
aid, $100,000; six available 50-meter competition lanes at $50,000 each; and 17 available 25-yard competition lanes at $25,000 each.
“This project is a game-changer for Crespi and
Louisville’s futures,” said President Dr. Kenneth Foersch.
“It is already having a positive impact on our enrollment (up 40 students this year alone), athlete safety and
health, and competitiveness. Make sure your legacy gets its time to shine here!” .
field advantage at the Aquatics Center. Further details
schools in the Valley, and select community groups.
As of publication, the area previously known as “the
fund the project is ongoing. “This is an important
Leoni. “This is phase one of a project that ultimately
If you would like more information on participating in the
POOL TOGETHER CAMPAIGN, contact Gregoria Leoni, Director of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mr. Silverman Goes to Washington
W Teddy Silverman and his mom Jody Weinberg on the steps of Capitol Hill
hen asked the typical back-to-school question, “How did you spend your summer?” senior Teddy Silverman had a unique response: “I went to Washington, D.C. and addressed Congress.” Silverman was one of 159 youth delegates chosen as part of JDRF (formerly known as the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation) Children’s Congress to speak in front of Congress and their Chief Medical Officers to advocate for the continuation of the Special Diabetes Program.
PROFILE: TEDDY SILVERMAN Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at the age of 11,
Silverman has been involved in raising awareness about the disease since the age of 12, participating in his first
JDRF One Walk. Last year, he captained his own team for
the annual walk which takes place at the Rose Bowl. “After attending my first college tour during my sophomore year, I realized there were more important things in life than just having fun,” Silverman said. “I wanted to get more
involved with this important program. This is my second
year serving as a JDRF Youth Ambassador.” Silverman was one of ten youth ambassadors selected to represent Cali-
fornia out of hundreds of applicants. While on Capitol Hill, the ambassadors reminded Congress about the importance
“The Crespi students, and especially the teachers, are very supportive. The teachers are accommodating if I need to eat something, or if an unexpected challenge arises. I’m learning how to balance a social life while taking care of myself.”
had an active high school schedule. He participated on the football, lacrosse and mock trial teams. The senior acknowledges that there are challenges when keeping
up such a schedule. “It’s kind of hard to manage the T1D and keep up with my friends. I often have to stop what I’m doing to eat or give myself a shot. If I don’t, I will suffer the consequences later.” Continued Silverman,
“The Crespi students, and especially the teachers, are very supportive. The teachers are accommodating if I need to eat something, or if an unexpected challenge arises. I’m learning how to balance a social life while taking care of myself.”
This year Silverman, along with classmates Jonathan
of continued federal investment in the Special Diabetes
Platt ’22 and Braden Feliciano ’23, who also live with
date as a result of Congress’ recent T1D research support.
Walk. Platt himself has been a youth ambassador,
Program, and emphasized the research progress made to
T1D, have organized Team Crespi for the October JDRF
The JDRF group requested an increase in funding to $200
addressing Congress at the age of seven about the
million per year for five years, up from the Congressional
artificial pancreas, a cellphone-sized device that auto-
allocation in 2018 of $150 million per year for two years.
matically checks a patient’s blood sugar and delivers
“Currently, no one knows how a person develops Type
insulin, eliminating the need for regular finger pricks.
1 Diabetes. I’m the first person in my family who has it,”
The FDA approved the artificial pancreas in 2016.
said Silverman. “Insulin is very expensive. Not only are we
“Crespi is helping spread the word to students and
looking for a cure, but we also want to provide financial
their parents about Team Crespi, and Dr. Joyce is offering
treatment for secondary issues like an amputation.” Teddy
and I think we will have a good Celt turnout,” said the
assistance to those who can’t afford the drug or need
incentives to students to participate. Jonathan, Braden
has made it a personal goal to educate his fellow Celts about T1D.
Currently Vice President of the senior class and a
member of the National Honor Society, Silverman has
youth organizer. Along with his Ambassador duties, Silverman with adult ambassador and actor Derek Theler, Congressman Brad Sherman and adult ambassador and actor Jennifer Stone
Silverman is currently applying to numerous colleges and is considering becoming either a social justice attorney or a therapist for at-risk kids. .
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Crespi Alumnus Calls the Shots
ndrew Moore ’01 is no stranger to Crespi
From where do you draw inspiration, outside of
How do you define success, past the standard of
basketball. While playing as a Celt point
wins and losses?
points scored, leading the team to the 2001
The inspiration comes from being competitive, and Crespi
basketball is the perfect outlet for that. I get inspired by try-
The reason I came here was because of the values that
ing to help our student-athletes become Crespi Men. This is
Crespi Man. To me, he is a self-assured, self-aware young
guard, Moore set a school record for career
CIF Basketball Championship. He then attended
The University of Southern California where he played for two years. Since 2006, Moore has honed his craft while coaching NCAA and NBA players as well as
members of numerous national teams, partnering
with Impact Basketball — an elite player development academy — in 2009. In 2017, he was inducted into
the Crespi Hall of Fame and became a Celt assistant basketball coach.
Named Head Basketball Coach in August, Moore
takes the reins from Russell White, who is now Men’s Head Coach at California Lutheran University. Since
Moore led his team to a championship in ’01, the Crespi basketball program has thrived with seven Celts joining
the 1000-point club, 18 Celts continuing their careers at the college level, two more CIF titles in 2010 and 2016,
and two California State titles in 2015 and 2016. Coach Moore shares his goals for the program, philosophies
on player development, what has changed, and what remains the same at his alma mater.
Who are your basketball influences? I draw inspiration from some of the early players I
worked and became close friends with, like Tyronn Lue, Chauncey Billups and Kevin Garnett. They
taught me a lot about the game itself and the mental side of it.
the foundation of the program we are trying to build, and
everything we do will facilitate the students reaching their
full potential, in addition to the academics and other extracurricular activities they experience at the school.
As a Crespi student, what did you enjoy the most? I liked the ability to excel in both academics and sports. The culture was one of focused work, with the school
Dr. Foersch and Dr. Joyce advocate: the development of the man who is a productive member of the school community and then globally upon leaving Crespi. To that end, the
definition of success in basketball is to assist my players to
grow into Crespi Men as they mature over their four years. If we concentrate on that, the score will take care of itself. How will you incorporate your experience as a college player and professional trainer and apply
supporting students who wanted to succeed in the class-
that to Crespi basketball?
While the campus itself has changed quite a bit since I
players and teams. My experience in training professional
room and on the court. I don’t think that has changed.
I’ve been fortunate to have worked with successful
was here, the people are what have always been best
players will be a big part of the program. We will focus
about this place. I’m happy to see many familiar faces in the teachers, faculty, and staff.
From what you’ve observed here so far, what has
on personal, skill, and overall player development. I plan
to teach that professional mindset on and off the court to build a skilled, mature team.
changed and what remains the same?
Crespi has been a basketball powerhouse the
The athletic program has grown since 2001, positively.
last few years. How do you plan to keep that
Back then, several programs were struggling; it was a time
Crespi basketball over the last two decades has remained
believe in the foundation that he built. My coaching staff
of transition. The athletic program now is very impressive.
Having assisted Coach White the past two years, I strongly
strong. No doubt it has accelerated in the past ten years
and I will do everything we can to provide the same struc-
talent-wise, but the structure of the program has always been strong, and that is noticeable from the outside.
Furthermore, the Carmelite values remain constant, but
the energy is much more palpable on campus these days.
ture and continuity to our players, and promote the same values on the court and in the classroom. The program
experienced alot of success by doing it the right way, and that’s how we want to do it too. We want our student-
Q&A: COACH MOORE
athletes to play and act in a positive manner, on and off
the court. That’s what attracted me to this position, and it
What techniques will you employ to build spirit and camaraderie among your players?
is a vision that the administration shares as well.
We want them to be involved in all areas of campus
How do you see basketball specifically, and athlet-
and non-athletic, from rooting for their fellow Celts at
ics in general, helping to develop the Crespi Man? Sports are a way to challenge the young men out of their
comfort zones and break out of physical and mental zones to reach new levels. It’s another tool to expose and build character. We will challenge our players to adjust, learn
and grow. High school is the perfect time to teach young
life because there are many opportunities here, athletic football games to participating in the STEM program.
Within the basketball culture, we are going to be very positive and energetic. We will celebrate all the little milestones that come with practice, competition and victory.
athletes how to prepare for challenges, and learn how to
How will you engage our alumni?
will stay with them long after they’ve left Crespi.
and it will continue to do so. Former players who laid the
handle life on and off the court. These are lessons that
Crespi basketball has always opened its doors to alumni,
foundation for the program long ago are welcome, and
we encourage them to attend our games. I will continue
the tradition of the basketball newsletter to communicate what is happening with the program. Our alumni game will take place sometime in November.
What is your favorite basketball movie? Hoosiers! The Gene Hackman character, Coach Norman
Dale, came into the program with his ideals and his way of doing things. However, when the players needed an adjustment, he was flexible, made the correction and enjoyed a positive result. Like Coach Dale, I want to
instill confidence in our athletes through training and skill development. .
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n June 29, 2019 the Crespi athletic track was officially named in honor of alumnus and world class cross country runner Guy Arbogast ’74, or “Arbo” as he was known by many. “The Arb,” as the track will now be called, honors the memory of the exemplary man whom Arbogast was, on and off the track. Arbo, who passed away in 2018, was a team leader who
Rev. Peter McGarry, O. Carm. flew out from Chicago for
coaches and teachers. In addition to the dedication,
welcoming the crowd back to Crespi, President Dr. Kenneth
was respected and loved by his teammates, classmates,
The Guy Arbogast Memorial and Scholarship Fund was established to provide tuition assistance for deserving students, and provide essential funds for the ongoing maintenance of the track. More than $160,000 has already been pledged to the fund!
the unveiling and officially blessed the monument. After Foersch introduced Joe Manisco, who talked about his lifelong friend’s achievements.
The following is an edited excerpt from Mr. Manisco’s
“The first time I ever saw Guy was at a Catholic grade
As the summer sun set over the campus, classmates,
school track meet here at Crespi. I was amazed at how this
mother Sally, sister and brother Dana and Pete, wife Lee,
like a marathon in those days, and lapping guys. If a race
members of the running community and family, including and son Matt, gathered for the dedication. The unveiling of the monument, located at the entrance to the athletic field, was led by the Arbogast Scholarship committee:
Pete Arbogast ’78, George (Bud) Cummings ’74, David
DiTomaso ’74, Bob Kettles ’74, Joe Lombino ’74, Dan Long ’74, Joe Manisco ’74, Dana Arbogast Miller, Bill Moylan
’74, Jeff Pittman ’74, Mike Reeves ’74, Bill Schneiders ’74, Steve Tully ’74, Rocky Wagonhurst ’74, Kevin Walsh ’74
and Joe Willging ’74. Former Crespi President and Principal
scrawny little 7th grader was running a mile, which was
was more than a lap, Guy would win it. As an athlete, Guy was not blessed with great speed. As a matter of fact, in a sprint, he was just another guy. What distinguished Guy
was his passion for running, his extraordinary work ethic and discipline, his mental and physical toughness and his
3200 meters record with a time of 8:57.7. In the 60 years
of Crespi’s existence, the next fastest Celt runner ran 9:13.8. For Guy, the longer the race the better. While he was great in the 2-mile, the summer after he graduated in 1974, he
placed third in the US Junior Track Championships in the
10,000 meters, which is six miles. Guy had a distinguished
college career at Washington State. As a freshman, he broke Steve Prefontaine’s freshman course record at the Pac-8
championship meet. In those days, Steve Prefontaine was the premier distance runner in the United States. When
Guy was at Washington State, they won two Pac-8 Cross
Country Championships and came in second in the NCAA
Cross Country Championships. Guy’s greatest accomplish-
ment as a runner was in 1978, at the World Cross Country Championships in Glasgow Scotland, where he ran for and
represented the United States. On that day, March 25, 1978 Guy placed fifth overall and was the first place American
runner. He was a gentleman; a man of his word, and was friendly to everyone he met. He was a man of impeccable character. He loved his family and he loved his friends.
Guy loved Crespi, and is the perfect role model of what a
Crespi Man should be. Our hope is that his story and this
monument will inspire future generations of Celts to emulate him as an athlete and as a person.”
When the speeches concluded, the attendees walked
relentless determination to be the best that he could be. I
a ceremonial first lap around “The Arb” and released
miles on that track than Guy. When it came to running,
evening continued with dinner, a video presentation and
can’t imagine that in four years at Crespi anyone put more Guy was a warrior. Here at Crespi, he set the then 2-mile /
balloons filled with loving messages to the family. The memorable individual tributes. .
DEDICATION: GUY ARBORGAST 1
1. Arbogast Committee with members of Crespi Track 2. Arbogast Scholarship Committee 3. Lee Arbogast, Peter Arbogast, Sally Arbogast, Matt Arbogast, Dana Arbogast Miller and Drew Miller 4. Rev. Peter McGarry, O. Carm. blesses the monument 5. Lori Macchi, Dana Arbogast Miller, MaryLou Wagonhurst, Sally Arbogast, Myrna Dorfman 6. Matt and Lee Arbogast 7. Jan Marie Guinn, Paula Cole, Matt Arbogast, Dana Arbogast Miller and Drew Miller 8. Mike Feig, Kathy Feig, Al Von Schnabi, Lee Arbogast, John Milliken, Jeff Cole and Suzy Hillschafer 9. Lee Arbogast and Dr. Kenneth Foersch
If you would like to support the committee’s goal to reach $300,000 for the Guy Arbogast Memorial and Scholarship Fund, please go to crespi.org and click on the Guy Arbogast Scholarship button to donate.
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1. Dr. & Mrs. Foersch get a surprise at the champagne wall
2. Crespi faculty, staff & alumni parents 3. The Russos & Leffs smile for a selfie 4. Tracy Porter with Cliff & Kimberli Robinson 1
5. Parents enjoying cocktail hour
6. Michael Rahimzadeh ’10 & Emily Whetstone 7. Amanda Serino, Jolie Pfahler, Daunne Bruni, Jonna Short, Jody Weinberg & Margaret Scuderi 8. Alumni moms Daunne Bruni, Kim Greenberg & Gregoria Leoni
9. Captain’s table décor 10. Crespi parents enjoy Cirque de Crespi 11. Katy Sandalis wins big at the live auction
12 CAPER Chair, Shandeez Amir-Moazzami pulls the lucky grand raffle winner
13. Amanda & Rob Slingerland 14. Fr. Adrian Wilde, O. Carm. 15. The juggling stilt walker amazes the crowd 16. Bidding up the silent auction 17. Silent auction items 18. Cristen & Jeff Loeb 19. Mary Jo & Michael Leste 20. Dr. Kenneth Foersch, President with alumnus Jerry Anderson ’82
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RUBY VARGAS LAINEZVARGAS LAINEZ
Under the Big Top: A 60 Jubilee Celebration
n May 2, 2019, Cirque de Crespi
proved to be the “Greatest Show on Earth,” or at the very least,
the greatest show in Encino!
350 revelers descended upon Crespi’s
campus for the 42nd annual CAPER gala, chaired by Shandeez Amir-Moazzami,
mother of Shaya ’23. Mrs. Amir-Moazzami and her talented committee created a magical atmosphere for Crespi’s
parents of Dylan ’23, from Hoyt Family Vineyards.
A bagpiper led attendees
across the field to the
Le Cirque Big Top where
dinner, the live auction,
and a special dedication to
retiring college counselor Mrs.
Sharon Barkins-Wasson took place. Thanks to
emcee and auctioneer Chuck Dukas, and our many
60th Jubilee Celebration.
generous supporters, the CAPER live auction exceeded all
included an enchanted champagne wall, where guests
estate set a record for the highest bid ever received for a
Highlights of the cocktail and silent auction hours
were presented with glasses of bubbly wondrously
appearing from a giant hedge; a juggling stilt walker
who entertained the crowd; craft beer hosted by alumnus Connor Forbes ’05 and his Indie Brewery Company; and
award-winning wine provided by Carol and Stephen Hoyt,
previous revenues. A week in a private Martha’s Vineyard CAPER live auction item, with the lucky winner nabbing the elite compound for a mere $21,000.
The pinnacle of the evening was the introduction of the
John King Fund for Faculty & Staff Excellence to support
the school’s commitment to improving its academic quality
and reputation by recruiting, recognizing, and retaining the best faculty and staff. Mr. King, who retired earlier
in the spring, was a beloved coach, teacher and mentor
to Crespi Men for over 45 years. Guests listened intently
to a pre-recorded interview with Mr. King on his last day teaching. When asked in the video what makes Crespi’s
faculty and staff special, he replied “It’s the brotherhood
and sisterhood. We talk about family here and I know it’s a cliché, but it’s true. There is camaraderie, support and
affability that allows us to relate to each other not just as professionals, but as friends.”
In yet another record-breaking moment, the
philanthropic crowd raised their paddles, donating over $70,000 to the John King Fund. .
If you would like to see the video tribute or donate to the John King Fund for Faculty & Staff Excellence, please visit our website, crespi.org and click the “John King” button on the front page.
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PROFILE: DR. TIMOTHY BENGFORD
The Piano Man
very 85 minutes at Crespi, melodies float down the
into a popular figure wherever he goes. He is a man who
The Yamaha piano was a gift from the estate of
games. Every classroom has a plant specially selected by
hall from the piano once played by Elvis’ pianist.
Larry Friedman, a late neighbor of current social
studies teacher Paul Erickson. At the keys is Dr. Timothy Bengford, a popular AP English teacher at Crespi.
Dr. Bengford has been playing the piano since the age
of seven. His father, Ken Bengford, had him practice
20 minutes every day. One day, the young Bengford tossed
the piano book defiantly across the room. With the patience that Dr. Bengford models to his students, his father gently
picked up the piano book and placed it back in front of him as he sat on the piano.
Music informs Dr. Bengford’s teaching presence at Crespi.
He puts his graduate degree in musical performance to good use when accompanying fellow English teacher Mrs. Nan
Lehnert’s vocals at Mass. When not playing the piano during passing periods, he has been known to wander the halls
gets his own dedicated chorus at football and basketball
Dr. Bengford, a gift he attributes to the fact that his father
“inculcated a love of nature and gardening the earth.” Occasionally, the dedicated educator distributes matching rocks to classrooms. Mr. Nick Santoro ’04, English teacher and
assistant varsity baseball coach, planned a whole lesson in
creative writing around describing various geological won-
ders that Dr. Bengford selected for their evocative qualities. The multitalented Dr. Bengford is equally enamored
with Crespi, particularly its Gurian approach. He designs
lessons where students walk around the class while reciting
poetry and listening to music that relates to the text. Crespi’s single-sex environment “removes a lot of the anxiety, stress, self-consciousness, and distraction.” “Crespi,” says Dr. Bengford, “is where miracles happen.”
Crespi is lucky to have someone so committed to a
with an accordion in his hands while sporting lederhosen.
rigorous, Catholic, all-boys education. Dr. Bengford, despite
Academics Alan Swaney and Mrs. Lehnert formed a musical
through prayer and hard work. He delights in the students,
This past St. Patrick’s Day, Dr. Bengford, Vice-Principal of
conga line that took the halls of Crespi by storm and lent to the festivities of the day.
There is no part of campus life where Dr. Bengford does
not work his magic. His infectious smile encourages the
students to give their best. It has also turned Dr. Bengford
playing the piano daily, keeps looking for ways to improve whom he says teach him as much as he teaches them.
Looking to St. Teresa of Lisieux, his family’s patron saint, Dr. Bengford embraces the Carmelite mission wholeheartedly, literally putting “little flowers” in the classroom of every teacher. .
Keeping Up, Staying in Touch 1. Crespi Legacy BBQ: Proud alums with their current Celt sons. 1
2. Alumni helping out at the 2nd Annual London Perrantes Youth Basketball Camp. From left, Nick Burk ’13, DJ Ursery ’14, Kyle Owens ’19, London Perrantes ’13, Russell Stong ’18, Kyle Dosa ’19, Isaiah Perrantes ’18, Maasai Ephraim ’12 3. Members of the Class of ’83 supporting Michael Salerno ‘17 at SMU. John Laufenberg ’83, Mike Salerno ’83, Michael Salerno ’17 and Keith Woods ’83. 4. Current President Dr. Kenneth Foersch with Crespi’s first Principal, Fr. Gus Carter, O. Carm. 5. Crespi and Louisville classes of 1994 at their 25-year reunion 6. Crespi and Louisville classes of 1999 at their 20-year reunion 7. Alumni celebrating the marriage of Matt and Deianna Wabby. From left, Justin Ibarra ’10, Michael Hubbard ’10, Jordan Wolff ’03, Nick Santoro ’04, Gio Mazzola ’06, Chris Aragon ’06, Ricky Nicola ’06, Matt McNicoll ’06, Matt Wabby ’06, Paul Felten ’06, Sione Fua ’06 and Brandon Ibarra ’07.
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ALL CELTS WEEKEND
Friends, Family & Homecoming T
his past September, Crespi & Louisville alumni/ae
came home for the 4th annual All Celts Alumni Reunion
Weekend. More than 250 Celts and Royals mingled at the Alumni House,
listening to nostalgic tunes played by the Class of â€™67 rock band. Before heading to the football game and the homecoming festivities, guests feasted on Mexican fare from Tresierras Market and enjoyed Indie Breweryâ€™s IPA beer. Reuniting classes met up the next night for individual celebrations. .
PHILANTHROPY SPECIAL SECTION
Crespi Carmelite High School gratefully acknowledges our many supporters that have generously contributed to our community. T H E A N N UA L R E P O RT R E F L EC TS D O N AT I O N S F R O M J U N E 1 , 2 0 1 8 TO M AY 3 1 , 2 0 1 9. T H E O F F I C E O F A DVA N C E M E N T D O ES I TS B EST TO E N SU R E A L L D O N O RS A R E R ECO G N I Z E D.
2018-2019 CUMULATIVE GIVING Trinity Society $999,000 - $100,000
The Ahmanson Foundation Julie & Joseph Carrabino ’80
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society $99,999 - $25,000
John & Hilda Arnold Foundation Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation William H. Hannon Foundation Louisville High School Dan Murphy Foundation Jane & Scott Robinson Frank Swiderski Melissa & Jonathan Schild ’94
Padre Juan Crespi Society $24,999 - $15,000 Anderson Family Foundation Christi & Gerald Anderson ’82 Marla & David Lloyd ’88 Jean & Ronald Piekunka Steve Sharpe
Crespi Carmelite Society $14,999 - $10,000
Rebecca & Troy Carter Jane & Owen Frost Karen & Joe Hines Lewis A. Kingsley Foundation Neil Lane Jacobson Family Foundation Donald B. Rice Ellen & Joseph Schirripa Katy & Steve Sandalis Stacy & Jeff Thornton Rosemarie & Benjamin Weinstein
Benefactor Society $9,999 - $5,000
Sheryl & Dana Anderson ’84 Jean & Justin Anderson, DDS ’91 Yan & Eugene Campbell ’84 Kenneth Cerniglia ’89 Susan & Victor Cosentino Karen & Theodore Coyne Jessie & Marc Dibie ’81 Trish & Dennis Drew ’71 Terese & Gordon Howe Carol & Stephen Hoyt Sandra & Brian Kazarian Kristy & Michael Patrick Kenney ’81
John R. King Lynda & John Kurzeka ’76 Donald McGee ’63 Carmen Recker & James G. Morris ’76 Angie & Jonathan Platt Irene & Victor Rodriguez ’82 Amanda & Rob Slingerland Meredith & Lane Soelberg State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co Beryl & Mark Stevens
Leadership Society $4,999 - $2,500
Shandeez & Soheil Amir-Moazzami Christiana & Azmi Atiya Robert Barberie ’86 Jacqueline & Ronald Berryman MC ’57 Linda & Michael Beugg CMM, Certified Public Accountants/ Jill Bombino David DiTomaso ’74 Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Victoria Finch Game Day Media Inc Beverly & Felix Grossman Herawati Hartono
Kathleen & Ronald Holert Lori & Curtis Holt Lisa & Paul Hronek Michelle & Michael Jacobson Cindi & Michael Juknavorian Sharmini & Kain Kumar Laura & Michael Lang ’83 Gregoria & Vince Leoni Carina & David Lins ’95 Shoko & Matthew Malkan Lilly & Tigran Marcarian Jacqueline & Michael McAndrews ’86 Debbie & Sean McGaughey Gina & Michael McGuinness ’80 Neuroscience Associates Inc. Olympic Insurance Agency Zoryana & Vincent Pace Mary & Robert Rumer Gail & Kenneth Schild Tracie & Christopher Shepard Phyllis & Richard Siebold Michele & Alan Sjolander Catherine & Craig Tessler James Treinen ’81 Jason Turner ’86 Heather & Nick Verdugo Kevin Wallace
Sharon & Christopher Wasson Jody Weinberg Lorraine & Roger Welling ’79 Jamie & Richard Werner ’63 Nancy & Tom Yaeger
President’s Society $2,499 - $1,000
Katherine & Mark Abel ’80 Stacy & Jay Ackerman Suzanne & Martin Altman Janet & John Anderson ’06 Amy & Eran Aviv Maria & George Azpilcueta Pat Baker Marcia & Cesar Balbin Olga & Ivan Barahona Susan Barber Teri & Christopher Baron Pam & Mark Barrios Jeannine & Patrick Bass Courtney & Richard Benattar Beth & Mabini Bermejo Heike & Daniel Bernstein Richelle & Brandt Blanken Victoria & Gene Bloom BNY Mellon Community Partnership
Denise & Andrew Bock Jill & Alex Bombino Rhina & Ken Boyle Julie Bush Anthony Calfo ’88 Pat Caminiti Jennifer & Michael Canales Martin Michael Carpenter Rosalind & Jeffrey Carter Mellonie & Marcelino Casal Maria Astrid & Wesley Clark Catherine & Jose Clemente Carolyn & John Conrad Patti & Steve Courchaine Tonya Crooks-Ricci Jodi & Anthony Dicenzo Laurel & Paul DiTomaso ’77 Debbie & Timothy DiTomaso ’75 Victoria & Paolo Dorigo Evan Driedger ’99 Julie & John Dunlop Jennifer & Fadhi Elias Judy & Edward Elliott Kendra & Robert Elliott Corey Evans Svetlana Feller Kristine Fernandez
Alan & William Fields Robin & Dr. Kenneth Foersch Marisa & Nicholas Franchino Kimberley Freeburn Brooke & Damon Frier ’90 David Fuscellaro Kristine Gallo-Franklin Kathryn & Loucas George Claudia & Fred Ghazanfary Luana & Colin Giffen ’82 Lynda & Scott Gilderman Coleen Gillis Paula & Richard Gonda Allison & Brad Goodman Deanne & David Grajeda Kim & Howard Greenberg Deanna & Jeffrey Grenn Maryam & Boray Guran Stacy Halbach Deidre & Philip Hall Mary & Joseph Heffernan Joseph Herbert Lotis & Felipe Hervias Cathy & Pat Hill Jonathan Ho Lucienne Hoffman Barbara & Glenn Hogue
James Hurley ’83 Brigid & Steven Huskey Joni Jacobson Randi & Michael Jones Marisa & Sean Jones Denise & Dr. Liam Joyce Sam Kalioundji ’97 Lisa & Brian Kane Irina Kapustina Michelle & Conal Kelly Pamela & William Kendall Afsoun & Farid Khanlou Nadejda Khoronenko Linnea & Daniel Klier Frank Kolesar Dee & Kim Kralj Dori Lambert Yu & Tao Lan Linh Le Christina Lee Linda & Pat Leff Baret Lepejian Linda & Stephen Lepire ’88 Mary Jo & Michael Leste Sam Levy Susie & Greg Lew Joy & Patrick Lim
Zhongkang Liu Cristen & Jeff Loeb Verenice & Fernando Lopez Claudia & Gustavo Lopez Loree Lynch Elise Macaluso-White Julie & Mark Machado Elizabeth Magruder Carolyn & Joseph Malek Ann & Mario Mata Karla & Thomas Mathews Lisa & Jonas Matz Vivienne Maya Eve Mcguire Kristen & Peter McNeal Kathy & John Melican ’80 Terry Melican ’82 Adriana & Andranik Melkonyan Bart Miles Connie & Steve Miles Tina & William Miller Irena & Gene Mirov Lynette & Nestor Montano Margie & Ed Moreno Mary & John Morris ’81 Ada & Tom Morris ’89 Matt Muller ’84
Sumiyo & Michael Nishi Corie Grace & Remond Nowry Jamie Lynne & Bryan Nuesca ’86 Elizabeth Nye Leigh & Shane O’Dell Kathleen & Michael Orlinsky Juan Pelayo Susanne & Ian Penney Ana B & Abraham Perez Dana & Gregory Pesce Jolie & Stephen Pfahler Tracy & Dameon Porter Virginia & Terance Power Elanda & Keith Price Kathleen & Daniel Primozic Michael Rahimzadeh ’10 Araceli Rasool Geoffrey & Louie Resurreccion Anita & Thomas Rezzo ’72 Matt Rice Genalin & Kevin Riley Kimberly & Darin Rivetti ’84 Amy & Peter Rosenberg Noel & Anthony Russo Alexiuse & Dennis San Mateo Anne & Michael Scioscia Catreese & Kirk Scott
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Susana & Eric Scroggins Elaine & Dan Scully Jonna & Jeff Short Ella Shut Elizabeth & Greg Siegel Biruta & Gregg Siepman ’78 Christina & Joseph Sion Austen & Tucker Smith Michelle & Timothy Somers Nicole & Eugene Son Kim & Mark Sorrentino ’83 Debra & Brian J. Spaulding ’78 Harold W Sweatt Foundation St. Mel’s Spartan Swim Team Sherry Stringfield Eveline & Joseph Sykora Lisa & Bruce Thomas Victoria & Cuneyt Jesse Toprak Priscilla & Rhoyge Traylor Dafna & Richard Trites Natasha & Leon Tsimmerman Linda & Steve Tully ’74 Jeanne & Darren Turbow Denise & Jeff Turzo Sharn & Paul Ure Laree & David Valdez Soledad & James Thomas Van Lokeren
Johannes Van Tilburg Julie & Gregory Vayberman Alla & Boris Vernik Gabriela & John Vohlers Candace & Randal Wallace Meg & Tom Warburton Terri & Jamal Weathers Annie & Dan Wetherbee Chris & Jason Whitt Sally-Anne & Robert Wielage Heather Woods Monica & Robin Yanes Julia & Peter Yang Anna & Sanjar Zafar Meredith Zamsky Beth McGlynn & James Zapp ’64
Brown & White Society $999 - $500 Dolores & Maximo Aguirre Sheryl & Antonino Alzona Kathy & Mark Amstock ’77 Marian & J. David Aylmer Firoozeh & Saeed Banaie Jacque & Robert Barberie ’86 Rev. Thomas Batsis, O. Carm.
Jackie & Michael Bendix ’78 Winifreda & Robert Bermack Valerie & Stephen Bohrer Lisa Borrelli Cynthia & Anthony Bouza Christina & Carl Briganti Lisa & James Campbell Lizette & Jorge Castro Christine & Frank Chiorazzi ’79 Andrea & Dennis Cogbill Catherine & Donald Coluzzi ’64 Susan & Kathy Corbin Wendy & Robert Corr ’64 Msgr. Jarlath Cunnane James Dobrott ’71 Suzanne & John Duffy Kathy & William Edmonds ’64 Elysa & Michael Effner Donna & Mark Ferraro ’76 George Fitzmaurice Donald Franklin Galpin Motors Rosita I. & Jose R. Garcia Annmarie & Pete Gil Sarah & Mark Handel Headway Marketing LLC Delia & Jeff Herrera
Lakesh & Charles Hunter Justin Ibarra ’10 Michelle & Jonathan Jacobs James Janda Ursula & Edgar Jimenez Jonathan King ’82 Lauren Koenig Amber & Matthew Lavine ’93 Teal & Charles LeVine ’87 Tali Levy Cherie & Joseph Lucky Timothy McAdam ’87 Suzanne & William McCarthy Danielle & Timothy McGinnis ’80 Valerie & Tony Molina Allison Moore Vickie & Richard Muller ’65 Michele & Robert Murphy ’71 Jill & Charles Nefkens ’88 Kristin & Shawn Nelson Jeffrey Otto ’74 Our Lady of Grace Church Our Lady of Grace School Helen & Paul Polito ’65 Lori & Robert Ponec ’78 Amalia & Humberto Reynoso Debbie Riding
Joleen & Virgil Rodriguez Whitney & Michael Salerno ’83 Johanna & Joseph Santi Kevin Schaffels Margaret & Phil Scuderi ’85 Carole & Robert Scuderi Amanda & John Serino Linda & George Shannon Marla & James Shontere ’65 Ermanno Signorelli Wendei Smith Tara & Paolo Suaya Danielle & Don Tardino Mary Jane & Ron Therrien ’65 Thuy & Thuyanh Tran Mojdeh & Wayne Veitschegger Cara & Michael Weaver Tara & Russell White ’89 Peter Yang
Celt Society $499 - $1
Christina & Christopher Aber ’23 Alejandra Aguirre Angelica & Manuel Alavez Ermias Alemayehu Kris & Lisa Alesna
Albina Allen Ngozi Florence Aluyi Jennifer & Alvaro Alvarez Olga & Eduardo Alvarez Kathleen & Pete Alvarez Tish & David Amborn Phyllis & S. Robert Ambrose ’54 KC Anuluoha Erlinda & Marco Apilado Price Arana Karen & Paul Aylmer ’78 Laura & Gregory Badovinac ’80 Trudy & John Badovinac ’81 Nick Baires ’19 Sharon Baires Kathy & Tim Balzer Anthony Banovac ’97 Barbara & James Barrett Mario Barrozo Gretchen & Les Becherer Mina Benattar Dr. Timothy Bengford Lisa & Michael Bennett Michael Benson ’86 John Bernardo Susan Bernardo Marino Bianchi ’12
Lisa & James Bianco Jennifer & Ronald Biernat Laura & Brian Bilek ’98 Maria & Andreas Birgel, Jr. MC ’61 Betsy & Stephen Block ’85 Raquel & Phil Blowey Janice & Stephen Boggs Judy Bollier-Carroll Troy Bolotnick Carol & Steve Borzage ’72 Betty Bowler Bob Brace ’68 Jonathan Brahim ’20 Sherryline & Sean Brahim Theresa & Richard Brehove ’76 Ronda Brody Alicia & Nick Brooks Amy & Kevin Brophy Christie & Kevin Brough Breon & Ciji Brown Debra & Kevin Brown Rosalind & Victor Browne Stephanie & Alan Brue ’80 Daunne & Claude Bruni Nick Bruni ’19 Carol & Daniel Brunton ’74 Vida & Arunas Bruozis
Jan & Bernard Bruszak Julia Cabello Melody & Joseph Callero ’72 Karen & Douglas L. Campbell ’65 Yvonne & Scott Campbell ’86 Susie & David Campbell Watson Linda & Thomas Carey ’63 Laura & Michael Carroll ’83 Mellonie Casal Patrick Casey ’94 Alice & Richard Cerniglia ’63 Tami & John Ceurvorst Valeria Christiansen Deana Chumley Beth & Robert Cleymaet ’90 Phyllis Clunen Myrna & Daniel Coen Christopher Coffin ’02 Michael Coleman Arthur Collins ’92 Lori & Thomas Condon ’78 Christopher Connolly ’79 Sue & Kevin Connolly Sheryl & Christopher Conte Susan Cornick Theresa Corsick Ian Costello ’15
Janell & John Costello ’79 Janet & Ken Costello Quinn Costello ’11 Paul Coughlan Kathleen & Thomas Cowles Lucy & Lloyd Cox Sophia & Dean Crescenzi Julie & John Cummings ’77 Mary Ann & Al Cummins Joseph Curran ’80 Laura & Brian Daly ’82 Lynne & Greg Daniels ’67 Christiana & Ayodele DaSilva Soraya & Gregg Davis Hayden Day ’13 Kendra Day Vanessa & Ralph Dehrmann Nick Deleo Celine Denton Nicholas Di Domenico George Dibie Kassondra & John Dipietro Kori & Michael Dixon Caroline & Paul Dooley ’76 Jennifer & Ryan Dornbush Yosepha & Kevin Dorsey Donna & Alan Dosa
Kyle Dosa ’18 Alexis Nelson & John K. Downey ’66 Timothy Dunn ’80 Stephan Eberle ’85 Annie Edmonds Joyce & Anthony Egbase Trent Elliot ’19 Rosemary & John Erlinger Michael Erlinger ’87 Karen & Edward Essa Matthew Essa ’20 Rose & Dennis Fahey Barbara & David Fallon Judy & Craig Falstrom ’73 Abbey & Zahi Faranesh Olga & Gary Fash ’66 Marie Feeley Milagros & Edmund Fernando Yolanda Ferraro Celeste & James Ferrier Jackson Finch Kevin Finch Sara & Christopher Finlayson Samantha & William Fisher Jodie Fisher Coady J. Timothy Fives ’68 Noelle & Mel Flohr
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Laura & Brian Flynn Brendan Forray Michael Franking ’65 Robyn & Jim Franklin ’66 Nicola Fredeic Pamela & Joseph Furnish Emily & Daniel Fuster Peter Fuster ’06 Sara & Ezra Gabay Molly & Mark Gaines John Galbreath ’68 Laura Ann & David Gall ’69 Beth & Mike Gallagher Kristin Gangi Kathryn & Paul Gangi Michele Garber Anna Garcia Lynda & Max Garcia Rhina & Tomas Garcia Karen & Jess Garner Angelo Gasbarro ’11 Gino Gasbarro ’14 Joney & Robert Gasbarro Lora Susan Gates-Dill Lynn & Dan Gaytan ’80 Donna & Gabriel Gaytan Galen Gentry
Montana Giffen ’14 Pamela & Laurence Gillis ’66 Elana Gilman Jennifer & Michael Glazer Jody & Roger Glienke Elizabeth & William Glover Bonnie & John Goetz Daniel Gonzales ’70 Andrew Gonzalez ’05 Henry Good ’21 Carolyn & Paul Good Evan Goodman ’22 Stuart Goodman Darlene Gordon Anne & Geoff Graham ’75 Martha Granirer Hroniss Grasu ’10 Matthew Gutshall Farshid Hakim Katherine Spira & Kirk Hallam Robert Hammer ’82 Melissa & James Hardman Susanna & Joseph Harrigan ’73 Gayle & Thomas Harrington ’72 Robert Heber ’73 Sally & Jim Helin Edna & Arthur Hermosura
Giana & Paul Hightower Rosemary & Rocelio Hilario Amielah & Jeff Hilmo Carol Himmel Kasey & Evan Himmel Nancy & Jeremy Hindle Ruzan & Craig Hirasawa Damon Hirschensohn ’93 HMP Film & Video, INC. Dina & James Hoffman Deborah & Michael Holert ’87 Kerry & Louis Holtz ’88 Theresa & Eric Honbo ’88 Frances Hori Jeanne Horn Kristina & Thomas Hough ’72 Christopher Houston ’03 Amy & Sean Howard ’87 Cynthia Hunt Christine & Rodney Hupalo ’87 Yolanda & Richard Huston Judy Hutchinson Marilyn Hyman Anh & John Hyun Brandon Ibarra ’07 Terry & Frank Ibarra Daniel Jackson ’15
Jeffrey Jacobs ’85 Susan & Steven Jamerson Julie & Michael James ’82 Carolyn & Emil Kalil ’65 Rashida Kamal ’23 Susan & Jeff Kantner ’64 Anie & Manoug Kederian Juliet & Michael Kehoe Sylvia & Bryan Kelley Elaine Kelly Nancy & Dennis Khalili-Borna ’93 Sandra & James Khuri Monica & Jon Kirchner ’85 Cheryl & John Kisob David Klaparda Yvette & Daniel Kleiser Dylan Kloparda Amy & Eric Klosterman ’67 Chris Knabenshue Cami & Rob Kodama Barbara & Henry Koehler Kenneth Komisar Virginia & Garry Kougher Kroger Ryan Kruzel ’07 Christine & Ken Kuras ’91 Cristin & James A. Laccabue ’79
Rhonda & Christopher Lamia ’85 Lori & Robert Larcara Emily & Michael Laskin Natalie & Jeff Laufenberg ’73 Donna & Albert Laurey ’64 Marguerite & Robert Laver ’77 Carrie & Scott Law Kim & Earl Lawrence ’82 Brandon Lebrock ’10 Roxanne Lecrivain Roxanne & Edward Lee ’90 Teresa & Robert Lee Sally Lefton Wolfe Nan & Steve Lehnert Daniel Leibman ’97 Elena Leizer Eileen & John Leonard Michael Leoni ’12 Vincent Leoni ’13 Julie & Ron Lerner ’84 Vickie & Howard Levitt Nilda & Johnny Li Ray Li ’21 Julie & Alan Livingston Susan & Marshall Lloyd Rachel & Michael Lloyd ’86 Lococo Inc
Sidra & Salvatore Locurto Mary & Chris Long ’71 Donna & Michael Long Apolinar Lopez Fernando Lopez ’96 MJ & Michael Loughran ’68 Kathy & Brett Louis Diana & Alexander Lubomirsky Ashley & Matthew Luderer ’90 Mary Beth & Pete Lutz William Lynch ’13 Sebastian Malek ’21 Law Offices of Ian C Malatesta June & John Manatt Laura & Terrance Mann ’73 Michael Marasco Scott Marckmann ’80 Very Rev. Carl Markelz, O. Carm. Eugenia & Michael Marrone ’88 Mario & Mario Martinez Stella & Elliott Mason Garrett Mason ’11 Ellen & Charles Masse Miles Matthews ’20 Anita & Kevin Mauch ’65 Julia & Mark McArdle ’67 Cecilia & Steve McArdle ’71
Bryan McCanna ’88 Michael McCarthy Amy & Scott McCarthy ’89 Charles McCready ’83 Susan & Timothy McDermott Trevor McGaughey ’09 Christopher McGee ’89 Peggy & Michael McGlone ’67 Thomas McInerney Lisa Becker McLaglen Ronda McLeod Kathleen & Daniel McMann ’63 Jane & James McNaught ’70 Krystyna & Michael McNicoll ’75 Nadine & Michael McNulty Sean McSherry ’74 Genevieve McSweeney Linda Meadow Dennise & Jairo Mejia Cory & Rick Merrill Courteney Merritt Duane & Michael Metzger ’86 Kenneth & Philip Meyer Sarah Michel Tara Mickel Jonathan Mihara Connie Mikes
Mary & Paul Milkovich Celes & David Miller Miki & Randy Miller Vaughn Mims Jolie Mincy Eric Minor ’19 Dana & Darren Mitchell Michelle Mitchell Cameron Molidor Mireya & Luis Montesinos Mary Anne & Doug Montgomery ’70 Andrew Moore ’01 Eduby & George Morales Margie & Ed Moreno Devin Morris ’14 Royce Morris ’22 Wendy Morris Moon & William Morris ’80 Rose Morrison Jean & Kevin Morrissey ’82 Scott Mossler ’04 Tracy Murray-Westbrook Virginia Musich Sharon Mustaller Caitlin Myers Leigh Myers Takuro Nakae
Paloma & Omer Negev Marjorie & Stuart Nelson Barbara & Frederic Nicola Nisei Week Foundation Philip Nisco Marian & Conrad Nobleza Kimberly & Brett Nordyke ’94 Victoria & Robert Norswing, Jr. ’72 Peggy & Bernard Nownes ’65 Laura & William Nownes ’70 Kelly & Ronald Oard ’79 Blaine O’Brien Christin & Dennis O’Brien ’87 Jacob O’Dell ’21 Joan & Jack Oechsel Nancy & Wayne Okerman Lois & Mike Olson ’68 Monica Olson Elizabeth & Manuel Orozco Rosalina & Carlos Ortega Joshua Ott Tonya & Keith Owens Yuri Pace ’22 Nestor Pangan Virginia Panza Alec Parezo ’13 Gina Parker
Travis Parker ’94 Carmen & Anthony Pasano Judy & Tim Paulson Payab & Stephanie Payab Tameka & Ryan Payne Shannon & Kenny Peffer Cindy & Russ Perdomo Lucy Perera ’20 Ryan Perera ’20 Cheri & Al Pesce ’66 Susan & John Phillips ’79 Mary & John Piepmeyer ’76 Thomas Pinard MC ’57 Oscar Pizano Rocio Pizano Rosemary & Ronald Plue MC ’51 May Porter Jennifer & Joseph Preimesberger ’78 Matia & Fr. Michael Prevas Kosta Prevas ’21 Denise & Tom Pulte ’75 Lisa & Stephen Pursley ’81 Push Kick Promotions, LLC Lynn & Curtis Quillin Peg & Michael Quirk ’69 Caprice Rachal Trish & Rick Rahimzadeh
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Sujatha & Marc Rajesh Prasad Raja Manuel Alexander Ramirez ’21 Pilar & Juan Ramirez Noah Ranck ’16 Natalya & Val Raybukh Ismael Raygoza Bunker Rayner ’88 Gracy & Steve Reid ’80 Betsy Rettig Vicki & John Rezzo ’77 Roger Rhodes ’18 Tara Rice Lisa & Mark C. Richardson ’80 Cecilia Rivas Joseph Rivas Kellie Rives Joyce Rizzo Jasmine & Joseph Roberson Larry Roberts ’63 Aaron Robinson Kimberli & Clifford Robinson Norma Rodriquez Kristen Rogers Andie & Frank Romano ’91 Christopher Romero ’89 Jennifer & Jason Romero
Christine Ross Noel Ross ’68 Denise & Michael Rowe Michelle & David Rubi Victoria Ryzhova Nathan Sakhai Marie Abigail & Raymundo Salac Frank Salerno, Jr. ’80 Colette & Demitri Samaha Noemy Sandoval Barbara & Bruce Sandzimier ’73 Gina Santoro Nicholas Santoro ’04 Seth Santoro Ninos Saroukhanioff Mark Sasaki ’13 Matthew Sasaki ’11 Anna-Marie & Raymond Sasaki Tricia Sawyer Brandy Schaffels Tristan Schaffels ’21 Bonnie & William Schallert, Jr. ’65 Jennifer & Jerry Schenkelberg ’85 Ronnie & Steven Scheper ’75 Kevin Schilling ’10 William Schneiders Monica Schoenhouse
Lisa & Jason Schutt Justin Schutt ’21 Dena & Peter Schwartz Dylan Schwinn ’08 Thomas Scott ’84 Sharon & Randy Seim Tim Selby Peter Sharma Sheri & Peter Sharma Debra & Robert Shedd ’77 Diana & Vincent Sheehan ’82 Anna & David Shirley Collette & Tim Shontere ’79 Kathy & Richard Short Pauline & Reuven Sison Jocelyn & Emile Skaff Constance & Donald M. Smith ’63 Marie & James Smith ’63 Jeffrey Soltman ’15 Lauretta & Frank Sorianello ’82 Elettra & Michael Sorrentino Kathryn & John Soukup Lisa Speer Suzanne & Steven Spencer Katherine Spira Bro. John Sprissler, O. Carm. Timothy Staines ’97
Joanne & John Stephens ’84 Ellen & Michael Sternfeld Candice & Russell Stong Margarete Stueven Dennis Sullivan ’76 Eugene Sullivan Sandy & Terry Supple John Surdo ’72 Alan Swaney TARGET - Take Charge of Education Marjorie & Edward Terhar Sylvia & John Thatcher Shereen & David Thomas-Gonzalez Zanie & John Thomson ’68 Jeanne Towles Timothy Trafficanda ’88 Marlene & Alan Traynor Nicolette & Arturo Tresierras ’91 Truist Haleh & Firas Tsipena Karen & Byron Tucker Aaron Tunney ’00 Jessica & Matthew Uy ’05 Marissa & Robin Velazquez Riza Ventura Therese & Daniel Vernoy Bert Vigil
Lilian & Bolivar Vinueza Susana & Robert Voets ’85 Erin Vollmer Kevin Vollmer ’04 Anne & Steve Vollmer Susan & George Vowels MC ’54 Rachel Wasserman Charles Weaver Chad Webber Catherine & David Weems Mary Weiss Jeanette White Anna Maria & Bruce Whitten ’84 Eileen & Steven Wiesner Most Rev. Gerald Wilkerson, D.D., V.G. Kathleen & Lynn Williams ’63 Denise Williamson Casey Wong ’02 Marc Wong ’82 Sinoeh Yanes ’22 Ching-Fang Yang Paul Yari Colleen & Mike Yoest ’84 Steve Zabilski ’75 Elina & Dmitry Zaytsev James Zuccaro ’84 Hanna & Matt Zuravel Isiah Zusrvel
Athletic Booster Todd Aguilar Joyce Aire Margarita Alfaro Alexis Alvarez Fabiola Alvarez Jennifer Alvarez Team Alwag Katie Artemas Eric Banducci Annie Barnes Patrick Bass Kelsie Batie Roger Batilo Lisa Becker Patricia & Eric Bennett John Bentley Bob Berkeley Mark Berkeley Vangie Bladyka Matt Blasko Bill Blowers Paul Blowers Taryn Boisvert Jamie Boyce Kairi Brown John Callahan Tim Cameron Doris Castaneda Matt Cloutier Todd Coconato Chris Coffin Rachel Cohen Jon Cohoe Kathy Colombano Robin Conrad Jackie Corbin John Cordova Terra Croke
Leah Davis Melvin de Castro Dr. Kenneth Diddie Chad Dillon Helen Dillon Kevin Dorsey Yosepha Dorsey Harold Dundish Marianne Duvo Obehi Egbase George Escobar Teresa Fourticq Carole Frances Cole Galbraith Kathryn Gangi Paul Gangi Michele Garber Robert Garcia Rosie & Jose Garcia Amy Garrity Joney Gasbarro John Habashy Molly Haldy The Haldy Family Janet Hanasik Mazie Harris Mick Hazz Linda Hill Jeff Hilmo Larry Hilmo Signe Hilmo Eric Hoff Jennifer Honey John Horstman Rose Hughes Bernie Jaime Julie James Isabel & Steve Johnson Jean Jones Shirley Jones Maria Juarez Sheryl Jyringi Kris Kibak
Sarah Kigozi MaryLou Kirch Tim Kirkpatrick Amy Klosterman Teresa Kratzer Charlotte Lamphere Edward Lee Yiayia Letta Marilou & Jim Lockwood Theresa Lopez Karin Loyola Steven Loyola Elise Macaluso-White Luis Malave Jimmy Matthews Jamie Meyer Paola Meza Beth Miles Connie Miles Kristine Miles Mark Miles Octavia Miles Mary Ann Mincy Stephanie Mombleau Yamilet Montalvo Moon Morris TJ Morris Gabriela Mosconi Yvonne Mosi Catherine Mpanga Lauren Murphy Nancy Murphy Tracy Murray Catherine Naltsas Marlena Naylor Marisa Naylor-Jones Chris Nishi Takahiro Nishimura Brett Nordyke Kimuli Nteza Magaret Nteza Mike Nuesca Susie O’Hayer
Joesph Ortiz Laura Pallas Thea & Theo Panna Cathy Pantess E. Pappas Family Kathy Peffer Rod Peffer Debbie Peterson Desiree Photiadis Efrain Pizano Rozie Pizano Yiayia & Papou Prevas Jerry Primack Michael Pulley QA Accounting Solutions Robert Ramirez Chris Regan Ryan Renne Ligia Richardson Lou Romo Eileen Rose Jaime Rose Steven Rosebaugh Terry Rothery David Rubi Sally Rubi Sofia Rubi Butch Salerno Frank Salerno Terri Salerno Dino Santilli Heather & David Sark Michael Sark Ninos Saroukhanioff Christy Sauté Dick Schaefer Monika & Mike Schaefer Tracie Shepard Anna & David Shirley Jonna Short Karl Shveima Chelsie Simpson Darla Singer
Lisa Skoby Candy Sorgani Linda Stacy Kirsten Starkweather Candice Stong Tara Suaya Cesar Tan Gracie Tan Zuleika Tan Larry Tapia Hilda Teran Thea & Anastasia Theo Thea & Teena Theo Lori Thorsteinson James Tollefson Elaine Touch Cynthia Tucker
Karen Tucker Celia Vasquez Linda & Jim Vidito Siow Vigman Henry Washington Al Weiss Edward Westbrook Clancy White Amber Woods Heather Woods Keith Woods Sanford Woods Sanford Woods Jr. Ryan Yerton Richard Zane Eric Zucker Michael Zuffoletto
IN MEMORIAM Dan Bonenfant ’80 (siblings ’71, ’73, ’74, ’82, LvHS ’76, LvHS ’79) Steve Caminiti ’64 Barbara Casey P ’78 Rev. John Coleman, O. Carm. MC ’69 Tom Condon P ’78, ’80, ’83, ’85 Larry English (faculty) Jeffrey Garcia ’80 Carlos Gil, Sr. P ’99 Tony Kopay (former coach) Rev Albert “Al” Koppes, O. Carm. Gene Legaspi P ’01 Ronald Oard P ’79, ’80, ’83 Mary Ellen O’Brien P ’87 Phyllis Palkovic P ’76 Joseph Willging, Sr. P ’74, ’77 Samia Youssef P ’19
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Christina Aber Ermias Alemayehu Lisa Alesna
Brandi Alexander Josh Alexander
Suzanne Altman Florence Aluyi
Eduardo Alvarez Sheryl Alzona
e thank the following parent and alumni volunteers who have unselfishly given their time and talents.
Shandeez Amir-Moazzami Janet Anderson Gerie Annan
Eddie Anuluoha Erlinda Apilado Marco Apilado
Christiana Atiya Amy Aviv
George Azpilcueta Sharon Baires Marcia Balbin
Olga Barahona Susan Barber Bob Barberie
The Heart of a Volunteer
Jacque Barberie Patrick Bass
“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.
With it beats the spirit of service, generosity and
compassion… and the health and well-being of our community, our country and our world.”
Courtney Benattar Rick Benattar
– Dan Zadra
Lisa Bournoutian Cynthia Bouza Luis Bretón
Veronica Bretón Alicia Brooks
Anthony Brooks CiJi Brown
Victor Browne Jr. Daunne Bruni Julie Bush
Anthony Calfo Jeff Carter
Mellonie Casal Lizette Castro
Tami Ceurvorst Amy Chasko Eric Chasko
Deana Chumley Wes Clark
Andrea Cogbill Dennis Cogbill
Michael Coleman Carolyn Conrad Sue Cornick
Steve Courchaine Karen Coyne Ted Coyne
Sophia Crescenzi Dean Crescenzi
Tonya Crooks Ricci Olga Cueva
Christiana Da-Silva Shaterra Davidson
Susan Decicco Tony DiCenzo
Jocelyne Dorsaint Kevin Dorsey
Yosepha Dorsey Donna Dosa
Julie Dunlop Patti Dupree
Annie Edmonds Elysa Effner
Joyce Egbase Pia Eid
Angelica Esguerra Karen Essa
Svetlana Feller Rich Ferraro
Sue Ann Ferraro James Ferrier
Christopher Finlayson Sara Finlayson Bill Fisher
Samantha Fisher Nick Franchino
Kimberley Freeburn Ezra Gabay
Beth Gallagher Meg Gallagher
Mike Gallagher Kristin Gangi
Fabienne Garber Michele Garber
Kathy George Luana Giffen
Elana Gilman Josh Glazer
Michael Glazer Bill Glover
Carolyn Good Julie Good Paul Good
Allison Goodman Dede Grajeda Nick Grajeda
Martha Granirer Keith Granirer
Nancy Grushesky Stan Grushesky Maryam Guran
Lorena Gutierrez Leslie Hair
Melissa Hardman Rose Heffernan Christyne Hera
Laura Hernandez Delia Herrera Jeff Herrera
Giana Hightower Rocelio Hilario
Amielah Hilmo Evan Himmel
Lucienne Hoffman Barb Hogue
Charles Hunter Brigid Huskey
Michael Hutchison James Hyde
Sueling Hyde Anh Hyun
Jonathan Jacobs Joni Jacobson
Michelle Jacobson Susan Jamerson James Janda
Ursula Jimenez Michael Jones Sean Jones Brian Kane Lisa Kane
Irina Kapustina Julie Kartalian Anie Kederian Bryan Kelley Conal Kelly
Pamela Kendall Cheryl Kisob John Kisob
Lauren Koenig Ken Komisar
Doug Kougher Jill Kramer
Sharmini Kumar Helen Ladon Ruby Lainez
Charlotte Lamphere Catherine Lariviere Erin LaScala Carrie Law
Dara Lebrock Christina Lee Andrew Leff Linda Leff
Stephen Lepire Greg Lew
Cristen Loeb Jeff Loeb
Rosauro Lopez Susan Lopez
Matthew Lubomirsky Sarah Lulloff Amy Lydon
Elise Macaluso-White Julie Machado
Elizabeth Magruder Ruth Malave Belle Malek
Carolyn Malek June Manatt
Dmitry Margusov Eugenia Marrone Kristen Martin Ann Mata
Thomas Mathews Lisa Matz
Jacqui McAndrews Suzanne McCarthy Sue McDermott
Tim McDermott Kristen McNeal
Madalina Melkonyan Cory Merrill
Courteney Merritt Sarah Michel Tom Mickel Bart Miles
Kristine Miles Steve Miles Tina Miller
Danielle Mims Vaughn Mims Jolie Mincy
Katherine Mitchell Michelle Mitchell Tony Molina
Nancy Montiano Allison Moore Jack Moran
Francesca Morris James Morris
Minsoo Moutes-Lee Larisa Musabekova Laurie Musico Caitlin Myers
Shawn Nelson Mireya Noris
Jamie Nuesca Jose Nunez
Elizabeth Nye Leigh Oâ€™Dell
Stephanie Oller Monica Olson
Elizabeth Orozco Carlos Ortega
Rosalina Ortega Maria Ortiz
Tracy Ostermann Tonya Owens Vincent Pace
Stephanie Payab Tameka Payne Kenny Peffer
Shannon Peffer Ian Penney
Limberg Perera Lucy Perera
Mary Jo Peterson Jolie Pfahler
Desiree Photiadis Angie Platt Kevin Polk
Virginia Power Gail Powers
Matia Prevas Lynn Quillin
Natalya Raybukh Val Raybukh Lilian Real
Carmen Recker Steve Reid
Louie Resurreccion Anita Rezzo
Andrea Ricci Connor Rice Tara Rice
Genalin Riley Kevin Riley
Jasmine Roberson Joseph Roberson Ena Roberts
Kimberli Robinson Christine Robles
Joleen Rodriguez Jason Rosebaugh Christine Ross Denise Rowe
Michelle Rubi Allan Ruiz
Firoozeh Sahebi Cathy Salac Ray Salac
Adriana Schaefer Tom Schaefer
Brandy Schaffels Cynthia Schutt
Dena Schwartz Pete Schwartz
Amanda Serino John Serino Kim Shaffer
Isaac Shinbrot Anna Shirley
David Shirley Jeff Short
Jonna Short Stacy Sibley
Vanessa Simmons Christina Sion Austen Smith Dawn Smith
Michelle Somers Nicole Son
Pamela Stanton Beryl Stevens
Candice Stong Larry Tapia
Danielle Tardino Bruce Thomas
Shereen Thomas-Gonzalez Junior Thurman Niki Toliver
Juan Daniel Tovar Thuydan Tran
Rhoyge Traylor Alan Traynor
Marlene Traynor Haleh Tsipena Byron Tucker
Jeanne Turbow David Valdez
Soley Van Lokeren Colleen Van Zandt Marissa Velazquez Riza Ventura
Monica Verheggen Therese Vernoy Tracy Wagner
Tom Warburton Chris Wasson
Terri Weathers Cara Weaver
Catherine Weems Jody Weinberg
Phyllis Weinstein-Siebold Mary Weiss
Daniel Wetherbee Chris Whitt
Robert Wielage Eileen Wiesner
Veronica Wilkens Deborah Wonder Heather Woods JR Woods
Arline Worcester Julia Yang
Soraya Zeladita Hanna Zuravel Matt Zuravel
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t Crespi Carmelite High School, students strive to
reach their highest potential. Your support makes this possible.
It is the number one priority of the administration, fac-
ulty and staff of Crespi Carmelite High School to provide our students with the best possible education, grounded in the Carmelite tradition of building men of character.
The vitality of the school is made possible by the ongoing
philanthropic support of current and past parents, alumni, board members, faculty and staff, and friends of Crespi. A Crespi education is not sustained by tuition alone.
We are extremely grateful for all those listed in this
report for their generosity and stewardship. The results of this generosity are immediate and lasting for the students and for the school.
Unrestricted gifts are applied to the Annual Fund, known as the Crespi Man Fund. Gifts may be made by cash, check or credit card.
– Joe Sykora, Finance Chair, father to Jeffrey Sykora ’03 and Robert Sykora ’05 value of the securities. Second, you are entitled to a
employees. The Crespi website has a tool to help you
securities on the date the gift is given.
tax-deduction equal to the fair market value of the
and enter your employer’s name in the search bar.
loved ones all benefit? These deferred contributions are
0.5% of all your purchases on Amazon.com to Crespi.
Carmelite High School in which Crespi, you and your
called “planned gifts”, because with thoughtful planning,
you can create additional tax or financial benefits for your family, while supporting Crespi. These include naming Crespi as a beneficiary of your estate, life insurance, IRA, 401(k) or other qualified retirement plans.
Corporate Matching Gifts
ings. First, you pay no capital gains tax on the increased
will match charitable contributions made by their
determine if your company has a matching gift policy. Go
Did you know there are creative ways to support Crespi
Gifts of Securities/Stocks
Gifts of appreciated securities offer a two-fold tax sav-
As a Crespi board member and Chairman of the Finance Committee, it is heartening to see the continued growth of the Crespi Man Fund (CMF). These gifts from our generous supporters are meaningful so that the school can continue its mission of providing a first class education to the next generation of Crespi Men.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and
The Amazon Smile program allows you to donate
Go to smile.amazon.com, sign in with your Amazon account, and then search for Crespi Carmelite High School as your charitable organization.
Thank you for supporting Crespi Carmelite High School. Every gift makes an impact!
Crespi Carmelite High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts made to the school are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
ince our founding in 1959, Crespi Carmelite High School relies upon the generosity of others to help advance our mission. Just as our academic success hinges on the dedication of our faculty, staff and students, we
depend upon the support of alumni, parents and friends who provide us with the
resources necessary to transform boys into Crespi Men. Be a part of Crespi’s future by giving in the following ways:
1. Planned Giving - Legacy Society
• Include a gift to Crespi in your will or trust.
• Designate a percentage of your retirement plan assets such as an IRA to Crespi.
• Designate a portion of your life insurance policy to support Crespi after your lifetime.
Dr. Kenneth A. Foersch
Brandon Lebrock ’10
Justin Ibarra ’10
President (818) 654-1306
Director of Advancement (818) 654-1321
Marketing & Comm. Associate (818) 654-1336
Alumni Engagement Officer (818) 654-1304
2. Stock or Securities Gifts 3. Crespi Man Fund
• Employer Matching Gift • Scholarship Donation
• Event Sponsorship
• Endowment Donation Events Director (818) 654-1333
Events Coordinator (818) 654-1328
All who study and work here at Crespi Carmelite High School are grateful for your continued support.
If you have questions about making a gift to Crespi, would like more information about upcoming events, or would like to receive emails about reunions, happenings on campus, and important news, please contact us.
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Thank you for considering a gift to Crespi Carmelite High School!
Our annual report reflects donations received from June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019. The Office of Advancement does its best to ensure all donors are recognized.
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CELT STATS AT A GLANCE
Brotherhood/school community Collaborative class environments
Legacy students (their fathers also attended Crespi)
550 MacBooks distributed to students for the 19-20 school year
26% of the incoming freshman class placed in the top
of the National High School Placement Exam
College matriculation rates
Students receive financial assistance
Preparation for life
Honors & AP classes offered
Parents send their sons to Crespi
Top 5 Reasons
Events to complete
Volunteer hours during the 2018-19 school year
CELT STATS AT A GLANCE
the state-of-the art Myrtha pool is traveling from Italy to its permanent home at the Robinson Family Aquatics Center
Off campus Taiko ensemble performances
500+ Prospective students & families attended last yearâ€™s Step Up Day & Open House
Alumni currently playing, coaching or managing in a professional sport in the US or globally
800+ Alumni attended at least one Celt event last school year
addressed the United States Congress
60 Years Building Crespi Men!
9,890 Nautical Miles
Admin. Utilities & Maintenance
Instruction & Supplies
17% Financial Aid & Scholarships
2017-18 School Operations Expenses
96% Tuition & Fees
2017-18 School Operations Revenue
Raised for 2018-19 Capital Projects: $1,124,919 School Operations: 893,624 TOTAL
ANNUAL REPORT â€˘ FALL 2019 V
ABOUT US BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Very Rev. Joseph Atcher, O. Carm. Mrs. Pat Baker Mr. Bob Barberie ’86 Rev. Thomas Batsis, O. Carm. Mr. Michael Beugg Mr. Victor Cosentino Mr. David DiTomaso ’74, Chair Dr. Kenneth Foersch Mr. Scott Gilderman Mr. Sean Howard ’87 Ms. Jane Johnson Dr. Liam Joyce Rev. Michael Kwiecien, O. Carm. Mrs. Mary Beth Lutz Very Rev. Carl Markelz, O. Carm. Ms. Allison Moore Mr. Michael Rahimzadeh ’10 Mr. Craig Russell ’76 Mrs. Michele Sjolander Mr. Rob Slingerland Mr. Joe Sykora Mr. Art Tresierras ’91 Mr. Tom Turley ’83 Most Rev. Gerald Wilkerson, D.D.
Dr. Kenneth A. Foersch President
Very Rev. William J. Harry, O. Carm. Prior Provincial Very Rev. Carl Markelz, O. Carm. Vice Provincial Very Rev. Quinn Conners, O. Carm. Provincial Councilor Rev. Paul Henson, O. Carm. Provincial Councilor Br. Daryl Moresco, O. Carm. Provincial Councilor Rev. Emilio Rodriguez, O. Carm. Provincial Councilor
Mrs. Margie Moreno Chief Financial Officer Mrs. Gregoria Leoni Director of Advancement Mr. Robert Kodama Director of Admissions Mr. Alan Swaney Vice-Principal of Academics Mr. Jeff Thornton Vice-Principal of Campus Development Mr. Julio Murcia Executive Director of Student Services & College Counseling Mr. Chris Knabenshue Director of Campus Ministry Mrs. Donna Long Director of Student Activities Mr. Brian Bilek ’98 Director of Athletics Mr. Brett Louis Dean of Faculty Mr. Tim Selby Dean of Men
BOARD OF MEMBERS
Dr. Liam Joyce Principal
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If your son no longer resides at this address, please email the alumni office and provide an updated email and physical address. Phone: (818) 654-1304 Email: email@example.com
HEREâ€™S TO ANOTHER 60 YEARS OF BUILDING CRESPI MEN!