A Year in Review 2019-2020 Annual Report
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A Year in Review– 2019-2020: 4| 2020 Board of Trustees 2020 Advisory Board 5| Off to a Great Start 6| Fall 2019 Events 8| October 2019 Events 10| November 2019 Events 12| December 2019 Events 14| Annual Giving Circles
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January 2020 Events February 2020 Events Benefit Spotlight Cumulative Giving March 2020 Events Our Response to COVID-19 Parent Giving by Grade Spring 2020 Events
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Alum Giving by Class June 2020 Events Salute to the Class of 2020 A Time of Celebration as ASH Focuses on the Future 36| With Gratitude
“Join us as we look back and celebrate a year of courage and confidence.” Dear Academy of the Sacred Heart Community, We are pleased to present the Annual Report for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. In it, we take the opportunity to highlight just a few of the students, educators, parents, and community partners who made last year a resounding success. The report also includes a recap of the events, experiences, challenges, and triumphs of the past year - a year unlike any other. The Annual Report gives us a chance to showcase what our families, through their tuition and trust, and our generous donors - individuals, corporations, foundations, and other funders helped us to accomplish in just 12 months. Their incredible investments allowed Academy of the Sacred Heart to persevere through one of our most challenging fiscal years. We are humbled and grateful beyond measure. The 2019-2020 school year began with welcoming new and returning families and educators to our beautiful campus as well as additions to our Executive and School Leadership teams. It was quickly followed by increased participation at every community event, record revenue at both the Booster Club Golf Outing and the Annual Benefit Gala, and numerous fundraising initiatives that exceeded their financial goals. By March, the COVID-19 pandemic was upon us and stay-at-home orders were in place. Academy of the Sacred Heart rose to the challenge with an immediate and seamless shift to remote learning by our talented educators and leadership team. Our motto then, and still today, is that Learning Can’t Wait. With your help, we delivered. Academy of the Sacred Heart educators led with courage and confidence in the face of the pandemic, demonstrated resilience in teaching our students without interruption, and created ways to feel and experience community and connectedness in the midst of quarantines and social distancing. All of this was accomplished in partnership with each of you: our students, parents, Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, alums, grandparents, past parents, friends, community members, and donors. Thank you for your patience, trust, support, investment - and especially prayers - this past year. We could not have made it through 2019-2020 without you, and we are stronger in 2020-2021 because of you. We now have a solid financial foundation from which to grow, ensuring the 170-year legacy of Sacred Heart education continues well into the future. In faith and hope,
Damian Hermann Head of School
Kelita Svoboda Bak Chief Advancement Officer
2019-2020 Board of Trustees
2019-2020 Advisory Board
Jehad Antakli Andrea Briefs-Ferris Margaret Mary Canty, RSCJ Mary Jo Dawson Yvonne Fisher McCready Damian Hermann Michelle Jonna Hans-Werner Kaas Lynne Lieux, RSCJ
Virginia Antakli Therese Bellaimey Sherry Bierkle Judith Bisignano Carole Brennan Mary Jo Dawson Catherine Dritsas Robert Forrest Joy Gaines Gary Kadlec Anne Kern Patricia Kolojeski Joyce Koreman
Ryan Marsh Emily Mayer, Chair Kevin Nowlan Mary Pardi Rob Rivenburgh Joseph Schwartz Robert Smith Wayne Wudyka Msgr. John Zenz
Barbara Lopiccolo Fred Mester Maree Mulvoy Janice Petcoff Carolyn Price Richard Rassel Carol Shaya Paula Tennyson Dale Watchowski William Wentworth Maureen Wesley Joseph Wisne
We gratefully acknowledge our outgoing board members for their dedicated service and extraordinary commitment to the Academy of the Sacred Heart community: Andrea Briefs-Ferris - Three years Rob Rivenburgh - Three years Kevin Nowlan - Four years Ryan Marsh - Seven years
Joseph Schwartz - Eight years Hans-Werner Kaas - Nine years Monsignor John Zenz - Twenty-seven years
Off to a Great Start New & Improved, Thanks to You! By Damian Hermann, Head of School Published September 27, 2019
A number of technology updates have been implemented recently to enhance your children's learning experiences. These include: • A 65" interactive display in the Primary School • Mobile carts for iPads in the Primary School and Windows computers in the Lower School. The Lower School computers are equipped with touch screens and "anypen" technology that allows for inking using a standard pencil. • Eight new LCD projectors in the Lower School and Upper School • Updated Chromebooks for Lower School and middle school students.
I hope you have noticed the work that the ASH faculty and staff have put into the our school facility and learning spaces. The teachers have taken great pride in organizing their classrooms to be welcoming and comfortable spaces. Learning Community Leaders have worked to update corridors and professionalize office spaces. The new LED lighting, funded and installed last year by the Booster Club, has brightened up our gyms. Sophie the SMART Car (above, a gift from a generous donor four years ago) was cleverly branded by the marketing team, and has been a fun and locally-visible mobile billboard for ASH.
• A 75" mobile interactive display, which will be frequently, but not exclusively, used in the Distance Learning Lab. • New or updated laptops for faculty and staff, enabling additional professional development. As you'll see in the following article, the Learning Support Program, housed in the new Learning Lab, is another stride forward for Academy of the Sacred Heart. We are able to move ahead confidently, creating exceptional environments for your children, thanks to the generosity of the ASH community - current families, alums, parents of graduates, friends and our own faculty and staff.
Learning Lab: Supporting the Growth of All Learners By Emily Avendt, Director of Learning Support Published September 27, 2019 Sacred Heart's Learning Support program, which is dedicated to supporting the growth of all learners. This fall marked the opening of the Learning Lab, a refreshed and repurposed space centrally located on the Middle School for Girls hallway. The Learning Lab is staffed daily from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. by Learning Specialists Mrs. Anne Bondra and Mrs. Cheryl Choinski. Throughout the school day, the Learning Lab team is primarily focused on providing direct support to students in Grades K-12. After school, the Learning Lab is open for drop-in Committed to educating to a deep respect for intellectual [GRAPHIC/STATISTIC] homework help facilitated by Mrs. Choinski and the values, Schools of the Sacred Heart develop Upper School National Honor Society students. student-centered programs with the intention to inspire Subject-focused tutoring groups including test study students both with a life-long love of learning and a sense sessions or paper-editing workshops can be coordinated. of hope. This mission is at the core of Academy of the
Fall 2019 Community Events “The Last Round” By Kelita Bak, Chief Advancement Officer Published October 11, 2019 Steve Yzerman; Jimmy Howard, #35, Goaltender; Shawn Horcoff, NHL alum and Red Wings Director of Player Development; and Dan Cleary, Red Wings alum, Stanley Cup Champion, and Player Development Assistant. The panelists focused on their experiences with the Red Wings, of course, but also on the importance of perseverance and grit in athletics and life. It was poignant to hear them speak honestly about the joys and challenges of parenting, and for three of the panelists, the positive impact of a Sacred Heart education on their own children and family.
The ASH Booster Club hosted the second annual ASH golf outing on September 19. This sold-out event, "The Last Round," offered a final opportunity for 18 teams to play on the legendary South Course of Oakland Hills Country Club, and an additional seven teams to play the North Course. The weather was perfect and contributed to the amazing spirit of camaraderie, friendly competition, and community throughout the entire event. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event so successful! We are grateful to Monsignor Zenz for blessing the unparalleled strolling dinner OHCC offered. Following the meal, Tommy Betrus, a distinguished parent of graduates and member of the golf committee, served as the emcee for the evening program. We heard from Ryan Marsh, Board Chair, Damian Hermann, Head of School, and Paul and Emily Buckles, 2020 Benefit Co-Chairs, who also drew the winning raffle cards for two sets of four tickets to the Red Wings v. Toronto game in November. The highlight of the event was participation from four Detroit Red Wings panelists, moderated by Robb Smith, a member of the ASH Board and golf committee. Attendees were delighted to hear from Kris Draper, Red Wings alum, our-time Stanley Cup Champion and Assistant to GM
Many of the attendees, including those who didn't golf but supported the event by participating in the evening, shared rave reviews. A current parent said, "The panelists were so engaging. I didn't have to be a hockey fan to relate so easily to their stories, especially around raising their own kids and how the school community has supported their families." A friend of ASH shared, "The part I saw was a big win in every way. Every detail was just right, and the program was awesome." In addition to the great participation and contributions by the golfers, evening attendees, and amazing speakers, we were honored to have 24 sponsors who generously supported the event this year. Click here to view the program, sponsors, speakers and golf committee members; you may also view more photos on Facebook. Overall, the event raised $94,600!
#RunPrayEat! Published October 11, 2019
Thank you to all who came out for #RunPrayEat! It was a great race day and more than 100 runners and walkers turned out for the tenth annual Heart of Oak 5K. Congratulations to our top three male and female runners, Dmitry Dyatlov, Martin Fischer, Ethan Jackson, Samantha Clifford, Isabelle Burg and Patricia Collins, respectively. All race times are posted here. Special thanks to event chair Kate Lynch, our generous sponsors, and
those who volunteered; your hard work and support are greatly appreciated. PAASH would particularly like to recognize Elizabeth Berg, parent of Kathryn, who chaired the Family Picnic that afternoon. Your leadership and hard work made all the difference!
With Gratitude for the PAASH Ladies Luncheon Published November 8, 2019 120 attendees, great food, raffle items, and raised $2,500 PAASH would like to thank Lauren Smith, mother of for the school! It was a great way to honor our senior Sophia (Grade 5) and Anna Galati, mother of Ava [GRAPHIC/STATISTIC] girls! Alex Vincenti Coke, an ASH "lifer" and 2007 (Grade 5), Alexa (Grade 3) and Audrina (Grade 1) for graduate, was the guest speaker. Thank you, Alex, for chairing the Ladies Luncheon this year at Oakland Hills taking time to share your experiences with the group! Country Club in October. They had a great turnout with
October 2019 Events Science Night Done Right By Renee McNally, Primary and Lower School Director Published October 18, 2019 “Cultivate the wish to learn rather than the wish to be taught.” These great words of Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, perfectly describe the LS students' experience last week. The numerous life science experiments allowed the students to explore scientific concepts through questioning and discovery. The students learned through doing, through trial and error and through one another. The students will long remember the learning and community building that occurred through Science Night and the Egg Drop. This kind of child-centered learning doesn't just happen, it is carefully planned. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to every parent volunteer who willingly donated time or materials to help make this a huge success. And finally, a grand note of appreciation to the LS faculty who are constantly creating and implementing experiences that make a difference in the lives of our students.
Thank You for a Fabulous Trunk or Treat Event! Published October 25, 2019 The Sophomore Class of 2022 would like to thank all who participated and supported Trunk or Treat this year and made it an ENORMOUS success. On Sunday, October 20, we celebrated our Sixth Annual Trunk or Treat, sponsored by the Sophomore Class. It was a warm and beautiful fall afternoon filled with fun activities, crafts, food and trunk-or-treating fun. The turnout was fabulous; over 500 guests enjoyed the Halloween event. A BIG thank you goes out to all the parents, teachers, and students who volunteered their decorated cars. The cars were so creative! The little costumed goblins enjoyed the games, crafts, and candy treats! View more photos on Facebook.
ECP Grandparents’ Day By Kristen Miller, ECP Director Published October 31, 2019 What a wonderful morning we had last Friday, welcoming our grandparent community into our school for a special visit with their grandchild. As the grandparents entered the hallways, you could feel the classrooms buzzing with such excitement and enthusiasm. The children enjoyed doing fun activities such as reading a story, singing a few songs, creating a unique art project, and finishing up their visit with a nice snack together. As caregivers, it is wonderful to step back and witness these precious moments. It is my hope that these very special memories made will last a lifetime for both grandparent and child.
A Lovely Lady Dressed in Pink Published October 31, 2019 Let's hear another round of applause for the Grade 2 students who performed a beautiful play portraying the important miracle which happened many years ago to the fresco painted by a Religious of the Sacred Heart, Pauline Perdreau. A special thank you to Mrs. Stephanie Hamilton and Mrs. Rebecca Grace for guiding and preparing the students for this special tradition.
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A new swing set was added to the Primary and Lower School playground in October 2019. Many thanks to the Booster Club, Athletic Department, and all the parents whose support made this equipment upgrade possible!
November 2019 Events The Student Commons By Hannah Kakos ’20, All-School Representative Published November 15, 2019 space the Student Commons (a term used in many high schools and colleges) because of what the term means: “a shared space belonging to the whole of a community.” It is now everyone's space!
Over the summer, senior class leaders approached Ms. Kozler with a proposal to create a new, more inclusive use of the student lounge space. We informed her of why we believed the old space was problematic, including the dividing walls that blocked the strengthening of community and the old furniture that was not plentiful enough to hold everyone in the room at once. The seniors wanted to create a newer, cleaner and more welcoming space that showcased our school colors and school spirit. We came up with the idea to call this transformation the “Class of 2020 Legacy Project.” First, we renamed the
Bubbles & Blues Published November 22, 2019 Thank you to all who attended Bubbles and Blues last week to benefit Academy of the Sacred Heart, and special thanks to our hosts the Latellas (parents of Gianna, Grade 7 and Tatum, Grade 1), Armijos (parents of Lena, Grade 8; Rico, Grade 6 and Nico, Grade 3) and Lichwallas (parents of Madeline, Grade 7). Everyone enjoyed the great party and our special Sacred Heart community spirit. Our generous sponsors and attendees raised $6,200 in support of ASH.
We then began the actual transformation! The Commons has been revamped with a fresh coat of Sacred Heart blue paint (rather than the magenta and lime green that was there), new microwaves, new big screen projector that is used during morning meetings and community gatherings, a banner for seniors to display their college acceptances, an open space with no more dividers and a gold rose window painted wonderfully by senior Rose Jackson (pictured). This fall we have been able to move the furniture to adapt the room to many different types of uses, which would not have been possible before. We have had it set up in rows of tables for lunch, in "stations" for our Halloween party, in lecture-hall style for guest speakers, and in an exhibit style for Open House. Please join us in our excitement! Editor’s Note: Thank you to the Pardi family for underwriting the cost of transforming the Student Commons.
ASH has #SalmonInTheClassroom! Published November 22, 2019 If you have been in the building for conferences, Open House, or mass recently, odds are that you have seen the newest addition to the MSG hallway a 75-gallon fish tank! ... [ASH] applied for a program called Salmon in the Classroom (SIC) which is run through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). SIC started in 1997 and has since grown to almost 300 classrooms throughout Michigan. Sacred Heart is one of the newest SIC “classrooms”!
On November 14, our 150 salmon eggs arrived to their home at ASH. The girls will have a hand in raising them from eggs to smolt! ... The process of raising our salmon will take six or so months and then we will release the smolt in the spring in local (approved) watersheds. A huge thank you to PAASH for sponsoring our tank, and to Kee's Aquarium & Pets for making sure that we have all of the correct supplies to ensure that this endeavor is successful!
Kensington Hall Grandparents Day Published December 6, 2019 We had a great day welcoming grandparents and special guests on Tuesday, November 26. Students spent time with their grandparents participating in service projects. The boys also gave a presentation on their elective projects so that the grandparents could see some of the unique classes that our students have the opportunity to participate in. Grandparents were impressed with the coding abilities of the boys in the coding elective, who made their own games and websites; inspired by the artwork from the art elective; entertained with slap-stick comedy from the improv elective; and fascinated with the speed in which some students from the Rubik’s Cube elective could solve their cube. There was a great sense of pride in the room. Grandparents Day concluded with a prayer service honoring the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
December 2019 Events LS Students (and Grandparents) Opened Their Hearts to Others Published December 20, 2019
On Friday, December 6 the Lower School students demonstrated the "Season of the Heart" during a combined Service Day and Grandparents' Day. After meeting in the Chapel to hear the students sing, the students and their special guests completed the following service projects: • Decorated a frame for the residents at St. Elizabeth Briarbank • Delivered sweet treats to the faculty and staff • Made bookmarks for the students at Rogers School
• Designed Christmas cards for those serving in the military • Made project kits for the children at Beaumont Hospital • Painted the windows at the Kensington Road entrance • Placed their personalized wooden lamb near Jesus’ manger The students and guests experienced first-hand that the simplest of gestures can make a positive impact in the lives of others.
Be a Candle of Hope By Kim Unrau, Music Educator Published December 20, 2019 On Thursday, December 12, the Middle School for Girls and Upper School music departments combined forces to present this year’s Christmas concert, “Candle of Hope”. The concert included a collage of instrumental and vocal music – a blending of new and old, secular and sacred seasonal music of familiar melodies and many brand-new ones. A highlight of the event was the finale that joined instruments and voices - including the audience! - on a lovely partner song entitled Peace, Peace/Silent Night. Beautiful music in a beautiful setting helped those in attendance feel a bit less frazzled and hopefully a little more inspired to be a candle of hope, light and truth throughout this holiday season!
He’s Making a List Published December 20, 2019 The children received a surprise visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer today! Santa answered the children's questions, listened to the children sing songs from their Christmas show and gave each child a special gift. Visit social media to get a glimpse of the excitement!
Annual Giving Circles Barat Circle $100,000 and up Anonymous
Sacre Coeur Circle $25,000 - $49,999 Jim Burg and Carol Parker-Burg
Cor Unum Circle $15,000 - $24,999 David and Darcy Fischer Ran and Patti Jessup
Mater Circle $10,000 - $14,999 Mark and Penelopi Drolet Robert Kurnick John and Michella Latella Mary and Chris Pardi Carol Shaya Society of the Sacred Heart Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation
Wansboro Circle $5,000 - $9,999 John and Denise Antakli Virginiaa and Nicola Antakli
M. Therese Bellaimeya Geoffrey and Keenie Fieger Mrs. Walter Fisher Chris and Nataliea Forte Grimaldi Foundation The Henderson Family Juzych Family Mark and Nadia Juzych The Kaas Family Lichwalla Family Melissa and Doug Passon Rivenburgh Family Molly and Joe Schwartz Janet and Glen Seaman Wudyka Family In memory of Virginia DePorre Virginiaa and Nick Antakli In honor of Gabriellea, Jacquelinea & Chloe Antakli John and Denise Antakli In honor of Nick and Virginiaa Antakli John and Denise Antakli
Head of School Circle $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous (3) Mary Angus Rosemary and Contessaa Bannon Berg Family
Bonnie Brennana Buckles Family Carozza Family Mariea and Michael Curreri Mary Joa and Chip Dawson Fischer Family Frederick F. Lang, MD and Gildy V. Babiera, MD Lehmkuhl Family Mayer Family Mary McGougha Sally Teppert McKendry ’54a Nowlan Family Palazeti Family Pietrangelo Family Mr. Deven Ross and Ms. Carey Oven Smith Family Paul and Robina Vermylen Dominick and Janelle Warner In memory of James D. Bannon Rosemary and Contessaa Bannon In memory of Carole Ternes Brennan ’61a Bonnie Brennana In honor of Mary Jo Dawsona Chip Dawson In honor of Mary Keirle and all ASH parents Mary Angus
Congé Circle $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (2) Crystal Ashbya Emily and Tony Avendt Kelita Svoboda Bak Dr. and Mrs. William Beauregard Elizabeth Berga Sherry Bierkle Denise and Bill Bull Rachel Bulla Bob and Tina Byerlein Brian and Colleen Coyne Cummins Family Sammy C. and Betty R. Cupp Foundation Dr. Emily C. Dawsona Jessica Dawsona and Brett O’Brien DesJardin Family Draper Family Edgar Family Fite Family Frank L. and Helen Gofrank Foundation Galati Family Ronald and Paula Hall Harman Family Damian and Kristin Hermann Howard Family Robert and Maureen Hutchison Sharona and Thomas Jacob Alissa and Mike Jacobs Kathleen Jardine Jonna Family William and Lauren Kager Kareem Family Meredith Kellera Kevin, Deanna and Amanda Kelley Malek Family Morreale Family James and Mareea Mulvoy ’66 Hilmara and Samir Noujaim Dan Nowlan Geoff and Patti O’Brien Orion Kennel Club Rick and Connie Palmer Mr. Bryan Proctor and Dr. Amanda Burgess-Proctor Helen Robinettea David Smith
Robert and Christine Smith Spangler Family Urban Family The Valenti Family Katie and Sam Nickia and Mike Denvir Sam and Alyssa Valenti The Wark Family In honor of Bridget Bearss, RSCJ Denise and Bill Bull In honor of the Bull Family Kathleen Jardine In honor of Mary Joa and Chip Dawson Dr. Emily C. Dawsona Jessica Dawsona and Brett O’Brien In memory of Mary Ellen Jardine-Claypool Denise and Bill Bull In honor of the Myers Family Kathleen Jardine In memory of Annette Zipple, RSCJ Rachela, Denise and Bill Bull
Stewards of Kensington Road $500 - $999 Batra Family Bridget O’Brien Bealina The Boeing Company Henry and Kathryn Brown Mary M. Conklina Thomas and Gracielaa Conley Marian Costello Anne Mack Creamera Joseph Dawson and Margaret Egan Gita and Jeffrey Denton Cynthia and David Farina Ms. Barbara Fishera Lesliea and Jay Fishman Mary C. Forhecza Gates Industrial Corporation Foundation Robert Grech Greg and Heidi Gromek
Henn Family Joyce Family Jim and Heidi Karakashian Emily Mulvoy Kornegay ’95a Kozak Family Kroger Signi Larson Lovin Family John and Marianne McBrearty Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Lisa McInerney Dr. and Mrs. David Montgomery Myers Family Naylor Family Kathleen Nelson Armando Ortiz, M.D. The Pinto Family Tom and Judy Quakenbush David and Susan Restaino Hans and Nancya Schuler Darren Shepherd Thomas and Diane Studenski Ivana Vettraino and Rhonda Kobold Mary Kay Vimmerstedta Don Zeder In honor of Mary Jo and Chip Dawson Joseph Dawson and Margaret Egan In memory of Dena Petrus Darren Shepherd
Angels of Lawrence Avenue $250 - $499 Anonymous (1) Donna Beauregarda George and Marya Blaha Karen Brewstera Pat and Ann Comiskey Katherine Costelloa Jane Dallas Marjorie DeCapitea Brad and Kristin Donoghue Jane Foley Ferraroa Staci and Ken Gassman Rose and Patrick Hacker
Annual Giving Circles Bella Jonnaa Juliano Family Ray and Denise Kauffmann Annea and Otto Kern John P. and Barbara A. King Joan Davis Kramera Doug and Carolynn Kinzey Krause ’88a Barbara Brown Lopiccoloa Lindy Rice Lorda John and Renee McNally Laura and Anthony Millazzo Julie Oldania Patricia Ortiza Greg Palmer and Jennifer Wagner Mary Elizabeth Paquina Rosa-Maria Petrozzi Julie and Kaylaa Sebest Erin Reynolds Skorupski ’97a Szott Family Mr. Agostino and Dr. Korin Visocchi Nathan and Erin Welch William and Karen Wiltsie In memory of Armando DeCapite Marjorie DeCapitea In memory of Stan Florka Ray and Denise Kauffmann In honor of The Faculty and Staff of Academy of the Sacred Heart Bloomfield Hills John and Renee McNally
Friends of Jefferson Avenue $101 - $249 Anonymous (2) Ally Laila Almeidaa Stephanie Ashcrafta Ray and Linda Bahri Kathleen Insley Bartley ’73a Joseph Bastianelli and Laura Bassett Susan M. Beauregarda Joe and Lynda Bianco
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bond Andrea Briefs-Ferrisa Vincent and Deborah Cannella Camille Ciesliga ’94a Mrs. Frank V. Cliff, Jr.a Margaret Dawsona Bridget and Michael Dean Dinolfo Family Frank and Carol Driscoll Coby and Trish Coyle Ellingwooda Gerald and Julie Fisher Stephanie Hamilton Olga Jane Harda Elise F. Hayesa Mary Jo Stein Healeya Bill and Nancy Hermann Hosie Family Karen and Matt Kirsch Louis H. Lindeman Lindsay Family Ann Mangonea Carolyn Marsh Sarah K. Mergela Olga Meyera Mary Ellen Nickodemusa Nowicki Family Mary Perrone Nicolea and Adam Pielecha Quinn Family Jean “Stevie” Robinsona Robison Family Brian and Angie Saylor Dr. M.J. and Mrs. K. Wheeler Marna Flynn Wilson ’68a Sarah Mayer Wolfa Karl Zimmermann In memory of Rebecca Ciesliga ’86a Camille Ciesliga ’94a In memory of Robert Ciesliga Camille Ciesliga ’94a In honor of Mary Joa and Chip Dawson Margaret Dawsona In honor of Dylan Larkins Carolyn Marsh
Trés Bien Circle $1 - $100 Anonymous (7) Melissa Abood Catherine Forst Alexis Vinita Almeidaa Amazon Patricia Ambrosea Kristen Andreea Mary Claire Dwyer Anhuta Candace L Apple Frances Asama Barrett Family Karen Brzozowski Bayoura Danielle Bella Jim and Judy Bisignano Cate Blumberga Box Tops for Education Dr. Mary Brandesa Renee Brenner Patricia Burtka Alexandra Callama Margaret Mary Canty, RSCJ Monica Caroa Stephanie Chaczyka Keith and Robin Clements Mary Lou Connollya Trudie Costelloa Catherine Cliff Dawsona Mary Doa and Cy DeMeulemeester Kathleen Dolan, RSCJ Dolores and Lynn Drayton Anne Eppig, RSCJ Robert Facca Arianna Farinaa Farnell Family William C. Federhart Peggy Fowler Michael and Mari Gabos S. Joy Gainesa Jennifer Reynaert Garcia ’93a Brigid Godvin ’68a Mary Catherine Godvin ’05a David Goecke Kathleen Gorzkiewicz Melissa Grace William and Mary Greenway
Holley L. Haag Genevieve Hall Julia Hanna ’18a Carolyn Harleya Carl and KayaHeffernan Nancy Cheadle Hibberta Daniel S. Hoops Matthew and Roxanne Hornik Gale and Wendell Hurst Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Iaconelli Jody Jenningsa Elizabeth Kalba Pete and Jacqui Kelly Stephen and Linda Kerns Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kives Sharon Bartley Koeniga Sally E. Kolara Marian Kratagea Charlotte Krausea Hon. Alexis Krotaand Mr. David Salamas Susan Krot Barbara Lamba Dr. and Mrs. Ryan P.C. Lawson Mary Leea Lynn Lieux, RSCJ Patricia Linck
Lynch Family Flora Ruiz Mahiqueza Lisa Goecke Malikowa Denise Taylor Martina Anna Mayera Maggie Mayera Maureen Mayera Camilla McCaffrey Susan Bearden McNamaraa Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer Kristen Miller Peter Miller Petra Morris Kate Movitza Frances Murray Nancy Negohosian Network for Good Rose Moormann Obloy ’62a Mary Ann Odermana Bride O'Shaughnessya J. Pahssen Navin Prasad Carolyn Lindeman Pricea Yvonne R. Price Quick Family Brianna M. Sabola
Linda C. Sandersona Pat and Karen Schwartz Isabella Shayaa Barbara Cliff Silverman ’77a Lynn Darin Stachela Cathy Cooney Stolla Arlene H. Stone Deborah McInerney Sullivana Michelle Thigpen Mary Kay Turnera Kim Unrau Agnes Van Antwerpa Dino Vandenheede Frances Vigeant Orlando and Angela Visocchi Channse Escoe Walker Mary and Bill Weatherston Bill Weidman Wessel Family Wilcox Family Dr. and Mrs. George Williams Gillian Williamsa Jillynn Wilsona Kathy and Terry Wilson Margaret Tait Wilsona Angella Young Ellen Zimmerman-DeMaris In memory of Bill and Joan Darin Lynn Darin Stachela In honor of Katrina Hamilton Dr. and Mrs. Ryan P.C. Lawson In honor of Kensington Hall Graduating Class Melissa Abood In honor of Lower School Teachers Daniel S. Hoops In memory of Ryan James Miller Kristen Miller Petra Morris In memory of Alice Ream Anonymous In memory of Arlene Swenson Peggy Fowler
January 2020 Events Welcoming the New Year By Kristen Miller, ECP Director Published January 17, 2020 The Early Childhood Program has started 2020 with excitement and enthusiasm. Our first week back from the holidays we welcomed five new families into our growing program. We are happy to have you experience the #ASHDifference! We are excited to introduce our newly-enhanced Gross Motor classroom to your child's experience. This room was formally the Young 3s classroom, and is now set up with a
climber, tunnels, a basketball hoop and many items that work on strengthening balance and the core body. Your child will have an opportunity throughout their school day to rotate into this classroom. Gross motor skills are an essential part of a young child's brain development and spatial awareness. Items will be rotated on a bi-weekly basis to keep the environment fun and exciting. Feel free to stop in and check out this exciting new space!
We Have a Dream Published January 31, 2020 In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Primary students spent time in their homebase groups reading stories about his life and exploring ways they can promote peace in the world. The Kindergarten students conducted a "peace march" to the Preschool classroom, where they shared their knowledge of Dr. King with the Preschoolers, recited a poem and shared reflections.
Senior Art Student Honored By Linda Shultz Anderson, Visual Arts Educator Published January 31, 2020 Rose Harrington ’20 was recently honored for her high achievements in the visual arts through the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Rosie, currently participating in a senior independent printmaking exploration for second semester, is also a private student at Atelier Studio in Royal Oak. Rosie's oil painting series Not for You to Silence was awarded a Scholastic Gold Key. These oil on wood panel paintings were on display in our own Guinn Gallery this past fall. In addition to
receiving a Gold Key for the portfolio, individually, the paintings were honored with seven Gold Keys and two Silver Keys. Gold Keys are awarded to the top 5-7% of entries; Silver Keys are awarded to the top 7-10%. A separate work (pictured), B Side, is a nominee for the prestigious American Visions Medal. This is one of five works of art from the Southeastern Michigan Region to be selected. Her work will automatically advance to the national level for further awards and scholarship opportunities. Congratulations, Rosie!
Surprise Congé Brings Catholic Schools Week to a Close Published February 7, 2020
The grand finale to Catholic Schools Week was a surprise congé on Friday, January 31. Students gathered in the Field House for an amazing magic show by special guest “Baffling Bill”. Watch this short video to experience some of the excitement yourself!
In many Sacred Heart schools, congé is an “unscheduled” in-school holiday where students channel all their energy into celebration and fun - a long-standing tradition dedicated to building community! Thank you to the Education to Mission Team for arranging this "magical" surprise.
February 2020 Events “No One is Doing What We Do” Highlights from the State of the School Address By Damian Hermann, Head of School Published February 7, 2020 make everyone happy all the time. BUT I hope you understand that our intent is always good and that we are faithful to our decision-making model. We want to make things better for the students and we want to always remain on mission. • I worked with and learned from some of the smartest and most accomplished educators in the country – and I will tell you that we have an abundance of educational talent in our faculty team. It is this extraordinary talent that is going to move us forward. • This is why community and neighborhood confidence is so important. This is why branding and marketing are so important. This is why student experiences and outcomes are so important. This is why our mission is so important. It is your confidence and belief that makes the biggest impact on our enrollment growth. Your willingness to share your passion for Academy of the Sacred Heart, the unique aspects of the Sacred Heart approach, and how it personally affects your child, is key. Thank you to everyone who attended the State of the School address on Tuesday evening. I'm also grateful to and proud of our student speakers Sofia DeSanto ’20, Walter Knysz IV (Grade 7) and Hannah Kakos ’20 (pictured above), who truly showcased the #ASHDifference. This year, we gathered in the Chapel to celebrate our Sacred Heart roots and the deep sense of community that we share. In case you were't able to attend, I've included a few quotes from my remarks below, and you can click here to read additional highlights. • My decision-making model, which I ask all of our ASH team to use, is described by two questions: “Are we doing what is best for our students and are we on mission?”. If we are doing something that is taking away from our ability to deliver on those questions, or we can do something that can help us better or more quickly deliver on those questions, then we need to be willing to change. • Now I'm getting more comfortable with the idea that in an organization as complicated and as big as this, I can’t
• People ask me, "Damian – Is there a market for Sacred Heart in this area? Don't you know how competitive your local school market is?" I could go on and on answering this question, BUT I hope by now you have heard me loud and clear. No one is doing what we do. We are unique and everyone will want to be at Sacred Heart in the next few years. I know that. We are the best AND we can and must get better. • In 1851, when Academy of the Sacred Heart began as a Catholic, Independent School, we were, without a doubt, the first progressive school in Michigan. Progressive is not always a fully understood term. Let me make clear what it means to us. It means that we believe that education is more than academic excellence. For us, it is an education that develops a connection to God’s mystery, a commitment to social justice, a connection in and through community, and a belief that independence and accountability are critical to forming the human person. • I am not short of passion for what we are doing. We as a school are not short of passion for what we are doing. We are Academy of the Sacred Heart and we are SPECIAL.
Paloma Palomino Prudential Spirit of Community Award Winner Published February 14, 2020 Paloma Palomino, Grade 8, has been recognized as a Distinguished Finalist by Prudential Financial in their annual Spirit of Community Awards! Paloma is one of eight Michigan students receiving the Distinguished Finalist recognition! Paloma is being recognized for her presentation on "period poverty" and her collection of feminine hygiene products last year. Paloma will be formally recognized at school later this year. Congratulations, Paloma!
Hockey Heaven Published February 14, 2020 Last Friday, the fourth graders bravely challenged the faculty in the annual Grade 4 v. Faculty floor hockey game. Each year the fourth graders put their skills to the test as a culmination to their floor hockey unit. This year proved to be another friendly, yet competitive, experience for all. Grade 3 is already looking forward to their chance to take on the teachers in 2021!
Benefit spotlight “A Grand Affair” lived up to its name!
Participants reveled in the 1920s theme and dressed in period attire which only added to the festive and fun vibe. From ease of registration with the new auction software we implemented this year, to the cocktail hour with two bars, exceptional and creative passed hors d’oeuvres, silent auction items on display throughout the room and a live quintet featuring Detroit jazz legend Wendell Harrison, the evening kicked off on a strong note. Just before 8 p.m., the doors to the ballroom opened and guests took their seats at tables with beautiful 1920s themed decorations of feathers, pearls, masks, candles, as well as an ASH keychain provided by Miner’s Den for each couple. The evening began with thoughtful remarks by Ryan Marsh, Chair of the ASH Board of Trustees, who was also joined by his wife Maya. Before Damian Hermann, Head of School, came to the podium, a video played with highlights of the speech ASH Senior and All-School Representative Hannah Kakos delivered at the State of the School on February 4. Damian introduced Paul and Emily Buckles, Co-Chairs of the Benefit (pictured), and they welcomed Bridget Bearss, RSCJ, to the stage who offered a beautiful prayer for the meal and the event.
Following a delicious dinner, Chris Swanson of IronMan Auctions brought everyone’s attention to the screens in the room for a look at a very special video. Nearly every parent of an ASH student in the room saw their child(ren) represented in a sweet, lighthearted video highlighting what really makes our school special. There were definitely a few tears and lots of laughs. Then the live auction kicked off with music from the DJ in the ballroom and Chris exuded energy. As that continued, he then shifted to a compelling story of why it’s so important to give to support ASH. The paddle raise moved into high gear with six guests donating $10,000 and that set the tone for a night of unparalleled generosity As the live auction wrapped up and winners of the two 52-card decks were announced, the majority of our guests moved seamlessly to the Speakeasy After Party. Accessed through a side door from the ballroom, everyone received a ticket for a free drink thanks to our sponsor, Detroit Flex Defense. The party kept going with a DJ, drinks, and snacks until 2:00am Saturday morning.
Cumulative Giving Total charitable giving during FY 2019-2020
Cumulative Giving $2,500 and Above
Grimaldi Foundation Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Paula Hall Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Yvonne Harman Anonymous (4) Mr. Taggart and Mrs. Leah Henderson American House Senior Living Residences Mr. Damian and Mrs. Kristin Hermann Ms. Mary Angus HMS Manufacturing Co. Antakli Foundation Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Rachel Howard Mr. John and Mrs. Denise Antakli The Huntington Company Mr. and Mrs. Nicola M. Antakli The Huntington National Bank Mrs. Kelita Bak Integrated Fiduciary Advisory Services Mrs. James Bannon Intraco Corporation BDO USA, LLP Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC Ms. M. Therese Bellaimey James Burg Trucking Company Mr. John and Mrs. Elizabeth Berg Mr. and Mrs. Randall Jessup Bloomfield Hills Dental Associates Mr. Marc and Mrs. Evyenia Jonna Mr. George Palomino Blower and Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Michelle Jonna Mrs. Jasmeen Khilji Dr. Mark and Dr. Nadia Juzych Ms. Carole B. Brennan Mr. Hans-Werner and Mrs. Anke Kaas Ms. Jennifer Brown and Mr. Yousif and Mrs. Tamara Kareem Ms. Jennifer Carney Mr. Marc and Mrs. Jennifer Kasselmann Mr. Paul and Mrs. Emily Buckles Ms. Peggy Knuth Mr. and Mrs. William Bull Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Kori Kozak Mr. James Burg and Mr. Robert Kurnick Mrs. Carol Parker-Burg Lacks Trim Systems, Inc. Mr. Robert and Mrs. Tina Byerlein Dr. Frederick Lang and Dr. Gildy Babiera Mr. Regis and Mrs. Mary Beth Carozza Mr. John and Mrs. Shelly Latella Mr. Brian and Mrs. Colleen Coyne Mr. William and Mrs. Jennifer Lichwalla Dr. Tony Cucchi and Dr. Gouri Pimputkar MA Engineering Mr. and Mrs. Michael Curreri Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Maya Marsh Mrs. Peter C. Darin, Jr. T.H. Marsh Construction Co. Mr. Chip and Mrs. Mary Jo Dawson Ms. Emily M. Mayer Detroit Flex Defense Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Julie Mayer Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Sheila Dillon Ms. Yvonne Fisher McCready Doeren Mayhew Ms. Mary E. McGough Mr. Mark and Mrs. Penny Drolet Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Kristen McHugh DTE Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John McKendry EA Graphics Mr. and Mrs. Ulf Merenius Dr. Erik and Mrs. Jacqueline Feinauer Mr. Geoffrey and Mrs. Keenie Fieger Mr. David Fischer, Jr and Mrs. Darcy Fischer Dr. Martin & Mrs. Katja Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Fisher Walter Fisher Family Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Natalie Forte Fortis Net Lease Mr. Giovanni and Mrs. Anna Galati Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Godvin Mr. Dave Greenberg
Mr. Mike and Mrs. Anne Monnich Dr. AJ Nafso and Dr. Yvette Tabangay-Nafso North American Bancard Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Amy Nowlan Mr. Geoff and Mrs. Patti O'Brien Mr. Angelo and Mrs. Kristen Palazeti Mr. Richard and Mrs. Connie Palmer Mr. Chuck Pankratz II and Mrs. Gloria Pankratz Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Mary Pardi Mr. Doug and Mrs. Melissa Passon Penske Corporation Plum Market Pulte Family Charitable Foundation Mr. Mark and Mrs. Julie Pulte Mr. Rob and Mrs. Elizabeth Rivenburgh Mr. Deven Ross and Ms. Carey Oven Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Molly Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Glen Seaman Mrs. Carol Shaya Dr. James Shaya and Dr. Christina DiMaggio Mr. Faiz and Mrs. Nadia Simon Mr. Robert and Mrs. Lauren Smith Society of the Sacred Heart Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Spangler Mr. and Mrs. Eric Steckling Mr. Kurt and Mrs. Cheryl Steckling Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation US Small Business Administration Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Vermylen, Jr. Mr. Robert and Mrs. Linh Wark Mr. Dominick and Mrs. Janelle Warner Mr. William Wentworth Mr. Wayne and Dr. Andrea Wudyka Mr. Paul and Mrs. Staci Zimmermann
March 2020 Events The Young Americans at Academy of the Sacred Heart
Heart of the Matter Speaker Series: “History, Human Rights & the Power of One” with Kenneth B. Morris, Co-Founder & President of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
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MSG CYO Basketball Division Champions
KH CYO Basketball Division Champions
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Our Response to COVID-19 ASH Faculty, Students Praised for Remote Learning Readiness March 25, 2020 When remote learning began on March 17, the ASH community was well-prepared. ASH is featured prominently in Detroit Catholic's recent article, “Superintendent: Local Catholic teachers responding 'heroically' to changing times.” Get a sense of how we quickly pivoted to remote learning in this heartfelt video.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Goodnight Sacred Heart series
Reflection by Damian Hermann, Head of School Published March 27, 2020
Sidewalk art by Riley L., Grade 3 The quote above is attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, and everywhere I look in the Academy of Sacred Heart family, this is exactly what I have been seeing. I see students showing up and learning in an entirely new format. I see parents, adjusting, nurturing, supporting and loving. I see teachers designing, teaching, relating and caring. I see leaders and staff supporting, empowering, reassuring, and planning for what's next. I see Sacred Heart Network educators coming together to share, plan and support one another. And I see a greater ASH community doing what they can, with what they have, where they are. Our virtual prayer board is just one example of this. Please continue to share your intentions and hold the intentions of our Sacred Heart family in your daily prayer.
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[GRAPHIC/STATISTIC] Thank you for all that you are doing to support our students in a way that keeps them learning, keeps them connected, and keeps them on a somewhat normal schedule.
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Parent Giving by Grade Infant – 12% Mr. Jason and Mrs. Ryan Rackley Mr. Nathan and Mrs. Erin Welch Toddler - 31% Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Laura Dinolfo Mr. Kris and Mrs. Brittany Doman Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Rose Hacker Dr. Matthew and Mrs. Roxanne Hornik Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Kori Kozak Mr. Tim and Dr. Kerry Lee Mr. Jason and Mrs. Lara Miller Mr. Damian and Mrs. Renee Naylor Mr. Steven and Mrs. Elizabeth Pietrangelo Mr. Jason and Mrs. Ryan Rackley Mr. Justin and Mrs. Kelley Ruccolo Mr. Marcus and Mrs. Kathryn Skerske Mr. Bryan and Mrs. DeAnna Smith Mr. Zachary and Mrs. Brittany Ullrich Mr. Nathan and Mrs. Erin Welch Mr. Todd and Mrs. April Wilcox Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Erin Wrobleski Mr. Ari and Mrs. Amelia Patt Zamir Preschool – 39% Mr. Kris and Mrs. Brittany Doman Mr. Fadi Francis and Dr. Heather Koza Mr. James and Mrs. Kate Gwaltney Mr. Peter and Mrs. Dagmar Henn Dr. Matthew and Mrs. Roxanne Hornik Mr. Brendan and Mrs. Kellie Joyce Mr. Yousif and Mrs. Tamara Kareem Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Lisa McInerney Mr. Angelo and Mrs. Kristen Palazeti Mr. Marcus and Mrs. Kathryn Skerske Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Erin Wrobleski Mr. Milad and Mrs. Jumana Yousif Pre-K – 64% Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Emily Avendt Mr. Joseph Bastianelli and Mrs. Laura Bassett Mr. Nicolas and Mrs. Nicole Cherix Mr. Scott Di Iacovo and Mrs. Elena Georgieva Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Rose Hacker Mr. Shawn and Mrs. Cindy Horcoff Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Ercylynn Hosie
Mr. Tim and Dr. Kerry Lee Mr. Marc and Mrs. Jennifer Pahssen Mr. Steven and Mrs. Elizabeth Pietrangelo Mr. Justin and Mrs. Kelley Ruccolo Mr. Darren Shepherd Mr. Zachary and Mrs. Brittany Ullrich Mr. Agostino and Dr. Korin Visocchi Mr. Todd and Mrs. April Wilcox Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Martha Wilker Kindergarten – 76% Ms. Jennifer Brown and Ms. Jennifer Carney Dr. Tony Cucchi and Dr. Gouri Pimputkar Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Rachel Howard Mr. Yousif and Mrs. Tamara Kareem Mr. Gregory Palmer and Mrs. Jennifer Wagner Mr. Richard and Mrs. Connie Palmer Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Erin Pawlowski Dr. David and Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez
Mr. Zachary and Mrs. Brittany Ullrich Mr. Robert and Mrs. Linh Wark Mr. Dominick and Mrs. Janelle Warner Mr. Milad and Mrs. Jumana Yousif Grade 1 – 88% Mr. Mark Antakli and Mrs. Rosette Boghos Mr. Paul and Mrs. Emily Buckles Mr. Michael Cummins and Dr. Kara Brooklier Mr. Giovanni and Mrs. Anna Galati Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Rose Hacker Mr. John and Mrs. Shelly Latella Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Maya Marsh Mr. Chad Martin Mr. Roger Pinto and Mrs. Elissa Noujaim Pinto Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Katie Robison Mr. Justin and Mrs. Kelley Ruccolo Mrs. Megan Russell
Mr. Kurt and Mrs. Cheryl Steckling Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Andrea Urban Grade 2 – 65% Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Emily Avendt Mr. Ray and Mrs. Linda Bahri Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Elizabeth Franklin Mrs. Melissa Grace Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Paula Hall Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Rachel Howard Mr. Yousif and Mrs. Tamara Kareem Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Kori Kozak Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Erin Pawlowski Mr. Justin and Mrs. Kelley Ruccolo Mr. Zachary and Mrs. Brittany Ullrich Grade 3 – 77% Mr. Dale and Mrs. Candace Apple Mr. Ricardo and Mrs. Maria Armijo Mrs. Sabrina Buchanan Mr. Paul and Mrs. Emily Buckles Dr. Tony Cucchi and Dr. Gouri Pimputkar Mr. Mark and Mrs. Penny Drolet Dr. Erik and Mrs. Jacqueline Feinauer Mr. David Fischer, Jr and Mrs. Darcy Fischer Mr. Giovanni and Mrs. Anna Galati Mr. Peter and Mrs. Dagmar Henn Mr. Jeffery W. and Mrs. Kamelot Higgins Mr. Weston and Mrs. Beth Jackson Dr. and Mrs. James Nowicki Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Amy Nowlan Mr. Angelo and Mrs. Kristen Palazeti Mr. John and Mrs. Cassandra Piceu Mr. Steven and Mrs. Holly Powell Dr. David and Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez Mr. Deven Ross and Mrs. Carey Oven Mr. John and Dr. Jasmin Jijina Sinkular Mr. Kurt and Mrs. Cheryl Steckling Ms. Michelle Thigpen Mr. Agostino and Dr. Korin Visocchi Mr. Dominick and Mrs. Janelle Warner Grade 4 – 58% Ms. Melissa Abood-Muir Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Karen Hartle Mr. Jeffery W. and Mrs. Kamelot Higgins
Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Kara Howe Mr. Trenton and Mrs. Monica Lindsay Mr. John and Mrs. Courtney Monigold Mr. Rob and Mrs. Elizabeth Rivenburgh Middle School for Girls Grade 5 – 76% Dr. Tony Cucchi and Dr. Gouri Pimputkar Mr. Giovanni and Mrs. Anna Galati Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Yvonne Harman Mr. Weston and Mrs. Beth Jackson Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Maya Marsh Mr. Chad Martin Mr. Michael and Mrs. Kristin McCormick Dr. and Mrs. James Nowicki Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Amy Nowlan Mr. Angelo and Mrs. Kristen Palazeti Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Katie Robison Mrs. Megan Russell Mr. Robert and Mrs. Lauren Smith Kensington Hall Grade 5 – 50% Mr. Brett and Mrs. Jeannee Bergmoser Mr. Theodore and Mrs. Charleta Moore Mr. Wayne and Dr. Andrea Wudyka Middle School for Girls Grade 6 – 88% Mr. Ray and Mrs. Linda Bahri Mr. Cedric and Mrs. Jennifer Ballarin Mr. John and Mrs. Elizabeth Berg Mr. Eric Bowden and Dr. Kristine Roth-Bowden Mr. Robert and Mrs. Tina Byerlein Mr. Kris and Mrs. Julie Draper Mr. LeeVan and Mrs. Consuerella Edwards Mr. Jeffery W. and Mrs. Kamelot Higgins Ms. Nikole Juliano Dr. Mark and Dr. Nadia Juzych Mr. James and Mrs. Heidi Karakashian Mr. Marc and Mrs. Jennifer Kasselmann Mr. Eric and Mrs. Nicole Kchikian Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Kristin Kujawa Mr. Trenton and Mrs. Monica Lindsay Mr. Chad Martin Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Sharon Myers Mr. George and Mrs. Cristina Nestor Mr. Doug and Mrs. Melissa Passon Mr. Deven Ross and Mrs. Carey Oven Mrs. Megan Russell
Ms. Mary Beth Zelasko Mr. Paul and Mrs. Staci Zimmermann Kensington Hall Grade 6 – 73% Mr. Mark Antakli and Mrs. Rosette Boghos Mr. Ricardo and Mrs. Maria Armijo Mr. Scott Collins and Dr. Patricia Kondratenko Ms. Anne Cupp Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Karen Hartle Dr. Norman and Mrs. Rita Kakos Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Kaoru Lovin Mr. Sean and Mrs. Christa Moran Mr. Chuck Pankratz II and Mrs. Gloria Pankratz Mr. Roger Pinto and Mrs. Elissa Noujaim Pinto Mr. Richard and Mrs. Ann Puzzuoli Middle School for Girls Grade 7 – 75% Ms. Nicole Deters Mr. Mark and Mrs. Penny Drolet Mr. Geoffrey and Mrs. Keenie Fieger Mr. John and Mrs. Shelly Latella Mr. William and Mrs. Jennifer Lichwalla Mr. Eric and Mrs. Lesley Redwine Kensington Hall Grade 7 – 57% Mr. Weston and Mrs. Beth Jackson Mr. Mark Kaczmar and Dr. Lydia Juzych Dr. Walter Knysz, III and Dr. Lisa Knysz Ms. Mary Beth Zelasko Middle School for Girls Grade 8 - 61% Mr. Ricardo and Mrs. Maria Armijo Mr. George Palomino Blower and Mrs. Jasmeen Khilji Dr. Martin and Mrs. Katja Fischer Mr. Bradley and Mrs. Chris Froling Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Kristin George Dr. Mark and Dr. Nadia Juzych Mr. John and Mrs. Renee McNally Dr. AJ Nafso and Dr. Yvette Tabangay-Nafso Mr. Geoff and Mrs. Patti O'Brien Mr. Mark and Mrs. Julie Pulte Mr. Rob and Mrs. Elizabeth Rivenburgh
Parent Giving by Grade
Kensington Hall Grade 8 – 100% Mr. Mark Antakli and Mrs. Rosette Boghos Mr. Brett and Mrs. Jeannee Bergmoser Mr. Scott Collins and Dr. Patricia Kondratenko Mr. Deone Larkins Mr. Craig and Mrs. Rachel Luedke Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Maya Marsh Grade 9 – 57% Mr. Jeremy Chow and Mrs. Teresa Farnell Mr. Shawn and Mrs. Cindy Horcoff Mr. Marc and Mrs. Jennifer Kasselmann Mr. Pete and Mrs. Jacqui Kelly Dr. George and Dr. Christina Kucy Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Julie Mayer Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Kristen McHugh Mr. Tom and Mrs. Judy Quakenbush Dr. Syed Raza and Mrs. Munirah Monssor-Farooqui Mr. Karl and Mrs. Lindsey Steckling Mr. Len and Mrs. Suzanne Tosto Grade 10 – 72% Mr. Jehad and Mrs. Denise Antakli Mr. James Burg and Mrs. Carol Parker-Burg
Mr. Regis and Mrs. Mary Beth Carozza Mr. Pierre and Mrs. Victoria Chammas Mr. Brian and Mrs. Colleen Coyne Mr. Steve and Mrs. Amy Hardenburgh Dr. Norman and Mrs. Rita Kakos Mr. James Kiefer and Mrs. Ursula Petrozzi Ms. Signi Larson Mr. Dave and Mrs. Karen Lehmkuhl Dr. AJ Nafso and Dr. Yvette Tabangay-Nafso Mr. Roger Pinto and Mrs. Elissa Noujaim Pinto Dr. Navin Prasad and Dr. Shashi Sahai Grade 11 – 48% Mr. David and Mrs. Deirdre Beatty Mr. Brad and Mrs. Kristin Donoghue Dr. Steven and Mrs. Renee Fite Dr. Matthew and Mrs. Inger Griffin Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Yvonne Harman Mr. Weston and Mrs. Beth Jackson Mr. Marc and Mrs. Evyenia Jonna Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Carolynn Krause Mr. Dave and Mrs. Karen Lehmkuhl Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Kristen McHugh Mr. John and Mrs. Renee McNally Dr. John Morreale and Dr. Mary Morreale
Dr. James Shaya and Dr. Christina DiMaggio Mr. Faiz and Mrs. Nadia Simon Mr. Len and Mrs. Suzanne Tosto Grade 12 – 50% Mr. James Burg and Mrs. Carol Parker-Burg Ms. Anne Cupp Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Amber DesJardin Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Sheila Dillon Ms. Kim Gatland Mr. Miles Gatland Mr. Taggart and Mrs. Leah Henderson Mr. Weston and Mrs. Beth Jackson Dr. Michael and Dr. Alissa Jacobs Dr. Norman and Mrs. Rita Kakos Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Deanna Kelley Dr. Frederick Lang and Dr. Gildy Babiera Ms. Signi Larson Mr. Michael McCready Ms. Yvonne Fisher McCready Mr. Richard Mergel and Mrs. Kathleen Jardine Dr. AJ Nafso and Dr. Yvette Tabangay-Nafso Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Mary Pardi Mr. Tracy and Mrs. Kathy Wagerson
Spring 2020 Events Let the Heart of Jesus Lead Your Life By Damian Hermann, Head of School Published May 8, 2020 Last week, the school leadership team completed a two-day webinar training led by experts from The Reading League. This training in the science of reading provided our leaders with the foundational knowledge behind our new partnership with The Reading League. In June, our teachers will begin to train with them as well. I am enthusiastic about this professional development partnership and I am certain that our curriculum and instruction will continue to evolve in a way that is transformational for our ASH readers ...
is appreciated now more than ever! Contributions to Annual Giving may be made through June 30, and will ensure we can meet the needs of each of our Children of the Sacred Heart.
All School News) and she sent me her almost 50 year old, annotated book of Psalms. She inscribed it with a note that inspired me and my prayers and I hope it inspires you, "Your prayer with the Psalms - God's presence and gift to you. You may remember that I recently Let the Heart of Jesus lead your life. wrote that I've been reading the Psalms Courage and confidence." You are all in during this challenging time. Sister Meg my ongoing prayers. Please pray for me Canty read this (she, too, receives our and all of our Sacred Heart educators.
So many of you helped celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. I am appreciative for all of the thoughtful ways you shared your gratitude. In particular, PAASH donated the beautiful signs and t-shirts that we designed and delivered to all the teachers this week. Maintaining community through COVID has been a challenge, and I'm proud of the work that we all are doing to stay connected. Click here to see this great Teacher Appreciation Week video. This community also generously responded to #GivingTuesdayNow this week, raising $7,500! Thank you to all who participated. Truly, your support
Salmon in the Clinton River! Published May 8, 2020 This week, our Salmon in the Classroom were released into the Clinton River! Click here to revisit their remarkable life cycle from inside our school tank, and then watch as they swim away in their new home. Our entire school enjoyed watching these salmon grow from eggs to smolt. Thank you to Mrs. Howay, Director
of the Middle School for Girls, who applied for this program through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and to PAASH for providing essential support and equipment. Special thanks are also extended to the students in the Middle School for Girls who helped raise these fish. Each of you made this exceptional learning experience possible!
Spring 2020 Events Dr. Lisa Damour on Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Parenting Under COVID-19 Published May 8, 2020 Yesterday afternoon, our Heart of the Matter Speaker and Film Series went virtual and welcomed Dr. Lisa Damour via a webinar presentation on anxiety, stress and parenting during COVID-19. Dr. Damour is an internationally recognized psychologist, best-selling author, teacher and consultant. It was a pleasure and honor to welcome Dr. Damour to our community. Her two books and her monthly Adolescence column in the New York Times are some of my favorite and most frequented resources because Dr. Damour has an amazing ability to take scientific research and translate it into user-friendly language and actionable steps to support children and adolescents. If you missed the live presentation, here are a couple highlights:
Anxiety and Stress are Normal and Healthy Dr. Damour expertly described how,
contrary to messages suggesting that individuals should avoid anxiety and stress, they are very normal and healthy experiences, and can even be protective. For example, during this current pandemic, anxiety can cause people to carefully observe social distance and wear masks. Stress occurs whenever we need to adapt to something new because it's stressful to renegotiate our routines or manage daily hassles. In her talk, Dr. Damour walked through coping strategies for managing anxiety and stress, which include breathing, establishing new routines to minimize decision-making fatigue, and tackling stressors head on. She also gave the ever-important message that when stress and anxiety rise stress and anxiety rise to high, unmanageable and unhealthy levels, counseling should be sought. Counselors are providing sessions via telemedicine in the current pandemic.
Parenting During COVID-19 It was a relief to hear Dr. Damour's reminder that our children are far more resilient than we often give them credit for, and that there are ways to buffer the stresses of this pandemic, which can feel impossible to manage at times. Dr. Damour shared the following four strategies that research has found to promote resilience and buffer the impact of chronic stress on our children: • Giving Kids a Sense of Control • Promoting Meaningful Pursuits • Cultivating Positive Relationships at Home • Effectively Managing Meltdowns Thank you to the Wudyka family for sponsoring Dr. Damour's presentation and thus supporting our community's ability to better manage stress and anxiety during these difficult times.
Congé Carnival & Virtual Farewell Published May 22, 2020
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Alum Giving by Class Alums by Class Class of 1940 – 100% Mary Lou Connolly Bopp
Class of 1945 – 100% Agnes Van Antwerp
Class of 1948 – 20% Sally Fisher Cliff
Class of 1949 – 20% Mary Clair Dwyer Anhut
Class of 1950 – 10%
Alma (Trudi) Fisher Costello
Class of 1951 – 11% Barbara Fisher
Class of 1952 – 22%
Mary Falls Lee Mary Ann Meier Oderman
Class of 1953 – 14%
Class of 1960 – 39%
Mary Jo Stein Healey Nancy Cheadle Hibbert Denise Taylor Martin Mary Ellen Brown Nickodemus Carolyn Lindeman Price Linda Camiller Sanderson Mary Kay Brady Turner
Class of 1961 – 45%
Patricia Coyle Ellingwood Elizabeth VanAntwerp Kalb Sharon Bartley Koenig Marian Kratage Ann Schroeter Mangone Susan Bearden McNamara Julie Oldani Jean Stevenson Robinson Margaret Tait Wilson
Class of 1962 – 13%
Sharon Maust Jacob Barbara Brown Lopiccolo Rose Moormann Obloy
Class of 1964 – 22% Mary Kraus Blaha Mary Conklin Carolyn Rice Lord Robin Collins Vermylen
Class of 1965 – 8%
Mary Jo Slavsky Dawson
Class of 1966 – 11% Maree Russo Mulvoy
Class of 1967 – 6% Olga Manikoff Hard
Class of 1968 – 18% Brigid Flynn Godvin Anne Oldani Kern Marna Flynn Wilson
Class of 1969 – 18%
Jane Foley Ferraro Mary Christine Ott Forhecz Bride O'Shaughnessy
Elizabeth Ross Jachman
Class of 1954 – 22% Frances Asam Sally Teppert McKendry
Class of 1955 – 14%
Mary Elizabeth Okuley Paquin Class of 1956 – 36% Patricia Schaefer Ambrose Virginia Kratage Antakli Mary Do Denton DeMeulemeester Kay Clarke Heffernan Barbara Lamb Class of 1958 – 33% Joan Davis Kramer Mary Kay Hinsberg Vimmerstedt Class of 1959 – 19% Barbara Selewski Ferguson Carolyn Kroha Harley Helen Seitz Robinette
Alum Giving by Class Class of 1971 – 3%
Class of 1982 – 9%
Class of 1999 – 11%
Katherine Costello Cathy Cooney Stoll
Jennifer Rink Kasselmann Meredith Keller
Catherine Cliff Dawson Flora Ruiz Mahiquez Nancy Dziuba Schuler
Class of 1983 – 13%
Class of 2002 – 5%
Graciela Conley Mary McGough
Erin Lee Wrobleski
Class of 1973 – 17%
Class of 1987 – 6%
Class of 1972 – 13%
Kathleen Insley Bartley Joan Hamill Jennings Sally Marx Kolar Susan Woodley Restaino
Class of 1988 – 9%
Class of 2005 – 14%
Carolynn Kinzey Krause Ursula Petrozzi
Mary Catherine Godvin Emily Mayer Allisen Willhoft
Anne Mack Creamer Elise Fisher Hayes
Class of 1989 – 5%
Class of 2007 – 14%
Danielle Wright Bell
Class of 1975 – 23%
Class of 1991 – 17%
Kristen Andree Stephanie Chaczyk Kathryn Steigerwald Movitz Sarah Mayer Wolf
Class of 1974 – 11%
Bridget O'Brien Bealin Therese Bellaimey Andrea Briefs-Ferris Maria Cardinale Curreri Donna Beauregard Eng Lynn Darin Stachel Deborah McInerney Sullivan
Class of 1976 – 22% Mary Callam Brandes Leslie Carron Fishman
Carole (Bonnie) Brennan Jessica Dawson O'Brien
Class of 1993 – 28% Stephanie Ashcraft Monica Secord Caro Jennifer Reynaert Garcia Sarah Mergel Jillynn Wilson
Class of 1994 – 17%
Class of 2008 – 4% Brianna Sabol
Class of 2010 – 4% Kathleen Merenius
Class of 2011 – 3% Isabella Shaya
Camille Ciesliga Emily Dawson Elissa Noujaim Pinto
Class of 2013 – 4%
Class of 1995 – 7% Emily Mulvoy Kornegay
Arianna Farina Margaret Mayer
Class of 1996 – 21%
Class of 2018 – 5%
Class of 1979 – 4%
Julia Hanna Maureen Mayer
Crystal Glass Ashby
Alexis Krot Nicole Rowell Pielecha Ryan Roney Rackley
Class of 1980 – 12%
Class of 1997 – 19%
Catherine Blumberg Isabella Jonna
Class of 1977 – 13%
Laila Almeida Karen Brzozowski Bayour Barbara Cliff Silverman
Class of 1978 – 7% Alexandra Callam Patricia Ortiz
Vinita Almeida Susan Beauregard Miriam Yezbick Engstrom
Class of 2003 – 6%
Maggie Dawson Lisa Goecke Malikow Erin Reynolds Skorupski
Class of 2017 – 7%
Class of 2019 – 4%
June 2020 Events Reflection and Celebration as We Finish the Academic Year Published June 19, 2020 • We recently received our re-accreditation from the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) following an extensive self-study and a visit from the accreditation team earlier this school year. In addition, Academy of the Sacred Heart is now a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) ...
Summer,” knowing that our community is strong, and we will face every challenge together, guided by the Goals & Criteria and our faith in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We have accomplished a great deal this school year, and I have even higher expectations for the year ahead.
• This is also a season of fond farewells. Please join me in congratulating Matt Colonius (pictured at right) on his retirement after 38 years of faithful service to Academy of the Sacred Heart. He has been a wonderful steward of our building and grounds, and our community as a whole, and we wish him all the best. • Our Booster Club had an extraordinary year - thank you to each member for their support of our students! Click here for a short video from the Booster Club Chair, Jim Burg. • Thank you to all 135 participants in last week’s Virtual 5K/Fun Run. Let's continue our well-earned “Sprint Into
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Message from the Head of School Published June 19, 2020 I’d like to congratulate the Class of 2020 and their families. While our Knights move on to notable area high schools, including Brother Rice and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, our Gazelles have been accepted at dozens of prestigious universities across the country. The 30 seniors in the Class of 2020 were offered more than $3.6 million in scholarship awards; for more on their many accomplishments, please visit the Upper School Prize Day webpage here.
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Salute to the Class of 2020 Congratulations to Our Valedictorians & Salutatorian The selection of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for a graduating class is determined by several factors including full attendance during her junior and senior years (transfer students must have brought with them a minimum of a 3.60 GPA). The Valedictorian is the student with the highest cumulative GPA. The Salutatorian is the student with the second-highest cumulative GPA ... For the class of 2020, Academy of the Sacred Heart is proud to recognize two Valedictorians (with tied cumulative GPAs): Sofia DeSanto and Catherine Pardi.
We also recognize Shea Henderson as our Salutatorian. We congratulate these academic leaders for their exceptional diligence and excellence! Watch a special congratulatory message from Mrs. Kozler here. Congratulations as well to the entire Class of 2020 for their many academic achievements and accomplishments throughout the years! View college decisions for the Class of 2020 here.
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A Time of Celebration as ASH Focuses on the Future Published June 24, 2020 Dear Academy of the Sacred Heart Community, Today, we are pleased to announce that Academy of the Sacred Heart is free from all long-held debt. Many of you know that Academy of the Sacred Heart incurred significant debt largely from capital improvements that were made just before the recession hit in 2008. The loan was restructured in 2013 with the property as collateral for the bond. Academy of the Sacred Heart was responsible for annual interest payments creating a significant financial burden each of those years. In March of 2019, the Board of Trustees negotiated a forbearance with the bondholders through June 30, 2020, giving Academy of the Sacred Heart an opportunity to pause payments. Through the incredible generosity of a small group of donors this year, as of June 19, we have retired the $7.7 million in bond debt, with lead gifts from two anonymous donors, the Walter Fisher Family, the Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation, David and Darcy Fischer, John and Denise Antakli, Wayne and Dr. Andrea Wudyka, and Bill and Denise Bull. This kind of investment demonstrates confidence in the entire Academy of the Sacred Heart community. In the midst of a pandemic, this is inspiring and humbling. This would not have been possible without the generous support of so many: • The 475 individual donors who gave to one or more of the campaigns to eliminate debt over the years ("Living Our Legacy," "Honoring Our Past, Endowing Our Future," and "Securing Our Mission"); • Every donor who supported annual giving and fundraising efforts that have allowed ASH to sustain our whole child learning and continue to educate thousands of children; • Leadership of the past and current members of the ASH Board of Trustees, in particular Ryan Marsh, Emily Mayer, Kevin Nowlan, and Wayne Wudyka; • The counsel and encouragement of Mark and Julie Pulte which has developed into an exciting partnership with the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation that we are eager to share with you in the upcoming days; and • Each of you. Today's celebration is for all of us - everyone at Sacred Heart contributed to this success and we wouldn't have made it to this point without you. For that, we are grateful beyond words. We are proud to share that Academy of the Sacred Heart is ending the fiscal year in a solid financial position, even during the challenging environment of COVID-19, through: • Consistent enrollment, • Improved budgeting and adherence to limiting expenses, • Outstanding/diligent financial management, and • Exceptional annual fundraising in addition to the bond pay off contributions. Our top priority remains retaining current families and enrolling new students. COVID-19 brings with it uncertainty and new challenges for which we are preparing every day. The need for fundraising support continues - full steam ahead - to grow our programs and provide exceptional experiences for our students. And this year in particular, we are focusing on raising funds to support scholarships for students and families in need. Eliminating this debt is an answer to our prayers. Our beautiful campus is once again free and clear of any liens. Lifting this heavy burden allows us to move forward with courage and confidence, knowing that all funds raised from here forward will solely support current and future needs. Sincerely, Damian Hermann Head of School
Emily Mayer ’05 Chair, Board of Trustees
With Gratitude General Memorial Fund In memory of John P. Hartwig Arlene Stone
Rebecca Ciesliga Art Fund In memory of Rebecca Ciesliga Carol Ciesliga
Mary S. and William J. Oldani Scholarship Endowment In memory of Virginia Teppert DePorre Sally Cliff
Suzanne Kondratenko Memorial Fund In memory of Suzanne Kondratenko The family of Bridget Gromek ’99
Micheline Wentworth Global Scholars Program Constance Beck and Terry P. Graboski Grant and Marcy Berakovich Mary Blaha Vincent and Deborah Cannella Emily C Dawson Jessica Dawson and Brett O’Brien Margaret Dawson Mary Jo and Chip Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fontana Richard and Kathleen Gariepy Brigid Geroux Greg and Heidi Gromek Moira Keefer RADM Frederick L. Lewis, USN Raymond C. Lopé Pat and Carolyn McNamara Elizabeth Mullin Carrie Rankin James Regan, M.D.
Keith and Jean Stark Robert Stark Tom and Susan Sweeney Peg Talburtt and Jim Peggs Donald and Leslie Tucker Mr. William Wentworth
Grants Michigan Humanities Council Pulte Family Charitable Foundation US Small Business Administration
Dedicated Giving Mr. John and Mrs. Denise Antakli Mr. and Mrs. Nicola M. Antakli Mrs. Kelita Bak Mr. George Palomino Blower and Mrs. Jasmeen Khilji Mr. Paul and Mrs. Emily Buckles Mr. Regis and Mrs. Mary Beth Carozza Mr. Jeremy Chow and Mrs. Teresa Farnell Dr. Tony Cucchi and Dr. Gouri Pimputkar Mr. Michael Cummins and Dr. Kara Brooklier Mr. Robert Dempster Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Sheila Dillon Mr. Mark and Mrs. Penny Drolet Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Natalie Forte Mr. Giovanni and Mrs. Anna Galati Mr. Damian and Mrs. Kristin Hermann Mr. Jeffery W. and Mrs. Kamelot Higgins Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Kara Howe James Burg Trucking Company Mr. Matthew and Mrs. Michelle Jonna Ms. Nikole Juliano Mr. Hans-Werner and Mrs. Anke Kaas Mr. and Mrs. Christos Karatsikakis Mr. Marc and Mrs. Jennifer Kasselmann Mr. Eric and Mrs. Nicole Kchikian Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Loraine Kives Mr. Douglas and Mrs. Carolynn Krause Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Kristin Kujawa Mr. John and Mrs. Shelly Latella Ms. Emily M. Mayer Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Julie Mayer Ms. Yvonne Fisher McCready
Ms. Kathleen Merenius Mr. and Mrs. Ulf Merenius Mrs. Kathryn Movitz Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Sharon Myers Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Amy Nowlan Mr. Angelo and Mrs. Kristen Palazeti Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Erin Pawlowski Ms. Annette Popiel-Hammerle Mr. Mark and Mrs. Julie Pulte Mr. Deven Ross and Ms. Carey Oven Mr. Justin and Mrs. Kelley Ruccolo Mr. and Mrs. Glen Seaman Mr. Robert and Mrs. Lauren Smith Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Spangler Mr. and Mrs. Eric Steckling Mr. Dino Vandenheede Mr. Robert and Mrs. Linh Wark Mr. Dominick and Mrs. Janelle Warner Mrs. Sarah Wolf Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Erin Wrobleski
Gifts In Kind Mr. Jehad and Mrs. Denise Antakli Art by Design Mrs. Kelita Bak BESA Mr. Regis and Mrs. Mary Beth Carozza Mr. and Mrs. John Engstrom Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Natalie Forte Found Objects Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Kristin George Intraco Corporation Mr. Marc and Mrs. Jennifer Kasselmann Metro-West Steelheaders Dr. and Mrs. David Montgomery Mr. Christopher and Mrs. Mary Pardi Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Spangler
Estate Gifts The Estate of Peter and Louise Darin
Heart of Oak Sponsors Antakli Family Biggby Coffee Bull Family DTE Foundation Fortis Net Lease
HMS Manufacture Huntington National Bank Intraco James Burg Trucking Company Lovin Family Miles Gatland and Associates Nafso Family Palmer Family Shaya Family
“The Last Round” Golf Outing Sponsors Bloomfield Hills Dental Associates Buckles Family C Thomas Toppin & Associates Carl’s Golfland Detroit Flex Defense Doren Mayhew Insurance Group EA Graphics Fortis Net Lease John Sherman/The Huntington National Bank Intraco Corporation Integrated James Burg Trucking Company Lacks Trim Systems North American Bancard Quinn Evans Architects MA Engineering Shaya Family Isabella Shaya Lauren and Robb Smith Team One Credit Union
“A Grand Affair” Benefit 2020 Sponsors American House Senior Living Communities Nick & Virginia Antakli and Family Azimuth Capital Management LLC BDO USA, LLP Bull Family Jim and Carol Burg Cranbrook Financial Partners Detroit Flex Defense Feinauer Family
HMS Manufacturing Howe Family The Huntington Company Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C. Jennifer Carney Law PLLC Ran & Patti Jessup Family T.H. Marsh Matick Automotive/Zimmermann Family Steve and Julie Mayer Yvonne Fisher McCready Passon Family Penske Corporation Rivenburgh Family Steckling Family
“Heart of the Matter” Speaker Series Andrea and Wayne Wudyka
Booster Club Membership Mr. Jehad and Mrs. Denise Antakli Mrs. Kelita Bak Mr. Regis and Mrs. Mary Beth Carozza Mr. Scott Collins and Dr. Patricia Kondratenko-Collins Mr. Brian and Mrs. Colleen Coyne Dr. Tony Cucchi and Dr. Gouri Pimputkar Mr. Anthony and Mrs. Amber DesJardin Ms. Nicole Deters Mr. Mark and Mrs. Penny Drolet Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Florka Fortis Net Lease Mr. Bradley and Mrs. Chris Froling Mr. Giovanni and Mrs. Anna Galati Ms. Kim Gatland Mr. Miles Gatland Mr. Steve and Mrs. Amy Hardenburgh Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Yvonne Harman Mr. Damian and Mrs. Kristin Hermann Mr. Jeffery W. and Mrs. Kamelot Higgins HMS Manufacturing Co. Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Kara Howe Dr. Michael and Dr. Alissa Jacobs James Burg Trucking Company Mr. Marc and Mrs. Evyenia Jonna
Dr. Mark and Dr. Nadia Juzych Dr. Norman and Mrs. Rita Kakos Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kalinowski Mr. James and Mrs. Heidi Karakashian Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Deanna Kelley Mr. Pete and Mrs. Jacqui Kelly Mr. Dave and Mrs. Karen Lehmkuhl Mr. William and Mrs. Jennifer Lichwalla Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Kaoru Lovin Mr. Chad Martin Mr. Michael and Mrs. Kristin McCormick Ms. Yvonne Fisher McCready Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Kristen McHugh Mr. John and Mrs. Renee McNally Dr. AJ Nafso and Dr. Yvette Tabangay-Nafso Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Amy Nowlan Mr. Geoff and Mrs. Patti O’Brien Mr. Richard and Mrs. Connie Palmer Mr. Chuck Pankratz II and Mrs. Gloria Pankratz Mr. Steven and Mrs. Elizabeth Pietrangelo Mr. Mark and Mrs. Julie Pulte Dr. Syed Raza and Mrs. Munirah Monssor-Farooqui Mr. Rob and Mrs. Elizabeth Rivenburgh Mr. Deven Ross and Ms. Carey Oven Dr. James Shaya and Dr. Christina DiMaggio Mr. Zachary and Mrs. Brittany Ullrich Mr. Agostino and Dr. Korin Visocchi Mr. Tracy and Mrs. Kathy Wagerson Mr. Paul and Mrs. Staci Zimmermann
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