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Alumnae Au Courant October 2016

2016 Reunion On Saturday, September 24, we welcomed over 200 alumnae home, including 22 members of the class of 1966 joining us in celebraton of their 50th reunion. Alumnae celebrated the day at Sacred Heart's Fall Festival, watching historic wins in Field Hockey and Volleyball , as well as enjoying a liturgy and cocktail reception. Congratulations to all of our award winners: Honorary Alumna - Nancy DePalma Outstanding Alumnae - Markey Pullen Burke '56, Sue Marechal Scully '56 and Rita Houlihan '66 Young Alumnae Spirit Award (donated by Lara Papa '11) - Class of 2006 Thank you to the class of 1966 for your class gift of benches and flowers around the statue of Mary.

To see pictures of the day click here.

From The Heart In this first issue of "From the Heart," a new, annual publication, you will read individual reflections from members of our community on the role faith has played in their growth, and how their foundation at Sacred Heart Greenwich has made a substantial impact on their lives, as well as the lives of others.

2016 Summer Outreach Golf & Tennis Outing

The 2016 Summer Outreach Golf & Tennis Outing, held on October 3, was a fantastic success! After a full day of sports and camaraderie, the day culminated with a record-breaking paddleraise: a generous, anonymous family stepped forward to match dollar for dollar every $770 student sponsorship donated that night. Paddles were immediately waived and a total of $158,000 was raised within minutes.

The entire Outing raised over $250,000, which fully funds 260 Summer Outreach students! This is what Sacred Heart is all about: our community coming together to further the School's deeply held values and mission. To see pictures click here.

Feast of Mater To kick-off the celebration of the Feast of Mater on October 20, our school historian, Vicky Allen H '13, wrote a wonderful piece about the artist who painted the origional portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a young girl. "Pauline Perdrau was a thirty-year old Religious of the Sacred Heart who painted a portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a young girl. In 1845, the year she painted Mater, she wrote: ‘We were living at the Trinita dei Monti in Rome, where Mother Barat was expected to arrive on January 23‌I was a postulant at the time and worked in the Junior School." Click here to read more.

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Support your fellow Alumna Click for more information on how to support Teresa Casson '70.

Christina Dolan '79 receives MIT Service Award MIT's annual Leadership Awards Celebration, which took place on September 24, honors its most dedicated volunteers. This year Christina Dolan '79 was honored with the Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes service to the Alumni Association and MIT that is of significant depth over a sustained period. Christina currently serves as the Head of Content and Communication at TradingScreen, and is an MIT Enterprise Forum board member and part of the MIT Alumni Association Selection Committee.

@SacredHeart: The Blog! Our blog gives us a chance to share just a bit about what makes Sacred Heart so unique and for members of our community to share their areas of expertise. Our most recent blog post is a look at Sacred Heart traditions as a lifer written by Juliette Guice '17. "As I walked across the grass holding the hand of a Barat Center student at the beginning of this school year, I couldn’t help but reflect on my fifteen years at Sacred Heart Greenwich. I thought about all of the changes that have occurred over the years and all of the traditions that have stayed the same. I have watched the school transform, and in turn, the school has watched me grow..." To read more click here.

The Fund for Sacred Heart (formerly Annual Giving) Please see our ABC's of Giving brochure regarding ways to give back to your alma mater.

Thank you Alumnae for your on-going support.

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Save the Date Alumnae Halloween Playdate

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Broadcast Journalism Panel Please join us on November 10th as we celebrate our Broadcast Journalism program with a panel of current and past broadcast students as well as other industry leaders. Contact Meghan at for more information. Come Home For Christmas

Join us Friday, December 2, from 7-10 p.m. to celebrate Come Home For Christmas. Enjoy a night filled with dancing, caroling by the Madrigals, cocktails and food stations and the famous Faculty & Staff cookie jars. Then bring your children on Sunday, December 4, from 11-4 p.m. for Family Day. Enjoy family mass (with brunch to follow), gingerbread house decorating and our christmas boutique featuring the area's finest vendors. All proceeds from this year's Come Home For Christmas support the Sacred Heart Faculty and Staff Professional Development fund.

Green & White Benefit

The Green & White Benefit Committee is excited to be working on what will be a fabulous evening that will celebrate our wonderful school. This year the Benefit will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in our beautiful Athletic Center. While the theme of “Green & White” is a nod to our iconic school colors, it is the tagline, “A Night of Pride & Tradition,” that will really set this event apart. The hope is to kick off a year in which we highlight all of the amazing traditions that make our school community so unique, with the culmination being an evening that is brimming with pride for the school that we love.

In Memoriam Elise Benedict Browne '58 Elise Benedict Browne, 75, of Tampa, FL, died peacefully on September 22, 2016. Elise was predeceased by Vernon Browne, her loving husband and lifelong companion of over 50 years. Together, they spent their early years at 11 Naval duty stations worldwide before settling in Greenwich, CT where they raised their family.

Thomas L. Cassidy, grandfather to Clare '11 and Emily '07 Finnegan Thomas L. Cassidy, age 88, a resident of New Canaan, Vero Beach and Block Island, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Waveny Care Center. He was the husband of Marjorie Lawlor Cassidy. Tom was born in Waterbury, Conn. on June 17, 1928 and grew up in Watertown, Conn.

Dr. Calvin A. Michael, Jr. father of Taylor Michael '13 Calvin Michael passed away on Wednesday, October 12 at his mother's home. The wake will take place on Tuesday, October 18 from 4-7pm at McCall's Bronxwood Funeral Home 4035 Bronxwood Ave. Bronx, NY 10466.

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19 - Alumnae Board Meeting @ 6:30 PM

1 - All Saints Day Liturgy @ 10 AM

2 - Come Home for Christmas 7 - 10 PM

20 - Mater Admirabilis Feast Day

4 - First Friday @ 8:30 AM

4 - Come Home for Christmas Family Day & Boutique 11 AM - 4 PM

27 Children of Alumnae Halloween Play Date @ 4 PM

18 - Feast of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

8 - Mass of Immaculate Conception @ 10 AM

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Alumnae Au Courant, October, 2016