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LEAP of Faith Holy Ghost Prep’s LEAP program partners HGP juniors with alumni who have succeeded in the professional world.
A Cup-lifting Moment For Jim Britt ’00, bringing the Stanley Cup to Holy Ghost Prep was the perfect way to thank his alma mater for laying the groundwork for his NHL success.
Breaking New Ground How John and Jean Brennan’s investment in Holy Ghost Prep’s commitment to STEM and a design thinking approach will better equip students to excel in an everchanging world.
14 Campus News
17 Athletic News
20 Alumni News
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Issue 3, WINTER 2018
Holy Ghost Prep Magazine is published twice yearly by Holy Ghost’s Office of Communications and is distributed to alumni, parents, and friends of Holy Ghost Preparatory School.
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Welcome to HGP’s Giving Issue
welcome you to the first-ever “Giving Issue” of Holy Ghost Prep Magazine. This issue is part-magazine and part-annual report, but the common denominator that runs throughout this issue is the spirit of giving among the HGP community. The main features in this issue of the magazine all recognize Holy Ghost Prep people who give of their time, talent, and treasure because they believe in our mission of training this country’s next generation of leaders. For instance, our LEAP program (profiled on page 2) partners HGP juniors with alumni who have succeeded in the professional world, and that program is growing by leaps and bounds because of our alums’ willingness to give of their time and talent to help our current students. The other major features in this issue all illustrate HGP’s giving nature, from Jim Britt ’00 giving our students a memory they’ll never forget by spending his day with the Stanley Cup here (see page 6), to the generous naming gift from HGP alumni parents John and Jean Brennan that made our new Brennan Family Innovation Center possible (page 10), to HGP icons Karen Smallen and Jim Stewart, who have both given 25 years of their teaching lives to this school (features on pages 12 and 13). This issue also contains an annual report. The hundreds of individuals and organizations listed in this annual report are a testament to the devotion and pride that we all feel toward the mission of Holy Ghost Prep. You believe strongly in HGP, as do I. Your generosity provides much needed scholarship support for deserving students, as well as faculty and academic program support to make serious progress toward our Vision 2020 goals. It is this type of financial support that allows us to successfully train the next generation of leaders. At Holy Ghost Prep, we teach our students and alumni to be the change the world needs, to think creatively, to thrive as professionals, and to use their God-given abilities to help those in need. We ask them to harness their individual and collective talents to live lives of impact, by putting new ideas, hopes, and dreams into action. It is so invigorating to see Holy Ghost Prep alums succeeding—personally and professionally—at all corners of the globe; these are the daily reminders of our Spiritan heritage that fill us with purpose and optimism. I want to wish each and every one of you a blessed 2018, and I want to thank you for all that you do for Holy Ghost Prep.
At Holy Ghost Prep,
we teach our students and alumni to be the change the world needs, to think creatively, to thrive as professionals, and to use their Godgiven abilities to help those in need.
Gregory J. Geruson ’79 President WINTER 2018
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JOE PARGOLA ’96 AND RYAN PARSONS ’18
LEAP of faith
Holy Ghost Prep’s LEAP program partners HGP juniors with alumni who have succeeded in the professional world. By Michael Bradley
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n December of 2016, during his time observing activities at the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Ryan Parsons ’18 made a startling discovery that could forever alter the opinions high school students have of their parents. “The people who worked there were a lot more human than I thought they would be,” says Parsons, who will graduate from Holy Ghost next spring. “Being there and seeing how they behave showed me that even though they were adults, they were just like everybody else. “It was cool to see.” Parsons was amazed to see that adults have to grapple with difficult workloads and find out ways to cope with tough assignments. It’s almost as if they can relate to teenagers in a few small ways. “Even though the people there were adults and professionals, they still had issues like we do,” Parsons says. “I liked seeing how they handled it.” Parsons spent three days over last Christmas break and one day this past April with Joe Pargola ’96, the assistant director of policy and regulatory development, as part of Holy Ghost Prep’s Leadership Externship Advantage Program (LEAP). The program began in 2015 and is designed to expose HGP juniors to areas of interest with an eye on helping them focus their collegiate and professional pursuits. Parsons has long been fascinated by law and politics, and by connecting with Pargola, he was able to get a look at both areas. In fact, he enjoyed the first part of LEAP so much that he went back to watch departmental budget hearings in April, even though it wasn’t a required area of participation. “It was definitely positive for me,” Parsons says. “You can read and try to learn as much as possible about a
certain subject. But it’s a lot different actually seeing it. That made me like the areas even more.” LEAP offers students like Parsons a variety of opportunities. Participants get the chance to be in offices and understand the dynamics of professional settings. They experience what it’s like to be part of important meetings, connect with successful people capable of passing on invaluable advice, and learn that “real-world” challenges aren’t always so different from their own daily responsibilities. Holy Ghost Prep President Gregory J. Geruson ’79, who initiated the program, did so in an attempt to show students that the skills they are learning at Ghost are indeed transferable. He also wanted to provide practical experience that would lead the juniors toward college paths that fit their interests. Fifteen students took part in the program during the 2015-16 school year, a number that swelled to 30 last year. Geruson is hopeful that 40 will participate in 2017-18. Students who apply for LEAP are asked to write a short essay explaining their motivation, the better to provide insight into their thought processes. “This piggybacks nicely with juniors who are attending career days when alums come in to talk about professions,” Geruson says. “The externship for a few days can provide a spark when they speak with college guidance counselors. It’s a cumulative impact that allows them to be more informed.” Pargola learned about LEAP in September of 2016 after speaking at HGP’s Career Day. When Geruson suggested Pargola participate, he was enthusiastic. “It’s a great opportunity for the students,” Pargola says. “I enjoy giving back to Holy Ghost, which helped me form everything I’ve gone on to do. It gave me my foundation. WINTER 2018 3
The idea of bringing high school students in to where I work connects with what I want to do to help them. It’s rewarding.” Pargola arranged one-on-one interviews for Parsons with New Jersey Department of Children and Families lawyers and staff in an attempt to give him a look at the legal and governmental facets of the job. He arranged a tour of the State House to provide an historical perspective of New Jersey, an opportunity to see how the government is structured, and an idea of what is entailed in the work done there. Parsons appreciated the overview, but he was particularly fascinated by Pargola’s work, which had to do with resolving legal matters through various interventions designed to help children and families move forward and to protect those in any danger. “He worked with appeals in cases where families applied for services for youth with developmental disabilities. He worked with appeals in cases of child support,” Parsons says. “He also worked with people to streamline the caseload by using computer programs.” Though some might consider a budget hearing tedious, Parsons was enthralled. Watching the actual machinations of government convinced him even more that he was pursuing the right interests for him. As he works through the college application process, he is focusing on institutions that provide gateways to the legal profession. His only regret is that he won’t be able to do it again. “That’s why I went to the budget hearing in April,” he says. “I wanted to soak in as much as I could. It was helpful for me in narrowing down what I want to do after high school. It has made things easier.” Last spring, Mason El-Habr ’18 and Anthony Baum ’18 had the opportunity to spend time with Mark Kuhn ’08, who started Oat Foundry, an engineering firm that makes a number of things including “split flap” display boards, like those found in train stations and airports, that can flip numbers and letters to present various messages. The company’s motto is “We Build Cool Stuff,” which no doubt appealed to budding young engineers like El-Habr and Baum. The two students were charged with creating boards designed to show displays that could be used in restaurants, bars, or hotels and then posted their work to the Oat Foundry YouTube channel. “It was really cool,” says El-Habr, who is the captain of HGP’s debate team and president of the robotics club. “We got to work with and contribute to the company. They set us up on our own, gave us equipment, and allowed us to create something interesting.” Jack Elliott and Matt Doucette’s LEAP experience was cool in a James Bond sort of way. As part of their experience with Ernst & Young’s Bob Watters ’81, Elliott and Doucette were able to go to EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony, a formal affair at the Kimmel Center that required them to rent tuxedos. “The food was pretty good, and just being around 4
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BOB WATTERS ‘81 (CENTER) HOSTED CURRENT HOLY GHOST STUDENTS JACK ELLIOTT (LEFT) AND MATT DOUCETTE (RIGHT) AT ERNST & YOUNG AS PART OF THE SCHOOL’S LEAP PROGRAM.
the atmosphere of all those successful people was great,” Elliott says. “It was the culmination of a lot of hard work for people.” Elliott and Doucette met with Ernst & Young partners, learned from tax consultants, networked with several HGP alumni whose careers included advisory, tax, and assurance services, and even sat in on a four-hour meeting of Ernst & Young execs who were discussing an IPO of a client in the renewable energy industry. It was a great opportunity for the students and a worthwhile way for Watters to give back to his alma mater. “Jack and Matt conducted themselves in a way that as an alumnus of Holy Ghost Prep I couldn’t have been prouder,” Watters says. “They showed a great intellectual curiosity and asked about what the company did and what the people did. They were exceptional, and I don’t say that lightly.” The experience was productive for all involved, and Geruson looks forward to many more Holy Ghost students participating in the future and learning more about what they want to do with their futures. “There is no question it is an invaluable opportunity,” Geruson says. “There are still plenty of students who after two years in college change their majors. But if you give them more information, when they get to college they will be more engaged and able to pursue internships, join organizations, or build relationships that will be very helpful down the line.” Michael Bradley is a writer, broadcaster, and teacher who lives in Broomall, Pa. In addition to writing for many national publications, Bradley teaches journalism at Villanova University and is the faculty advisor to The Villanovan student newspaper.
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I enjoy giving back to Holy Ghost, which helped me form everything I’ve gone on to do.” –JOE PARGOLA ’96
A Leap Forward Holy Ghost Prep’s LEAP program would not have succeeded without our alumni sharing their time and realworld knowledge with our students. Thank you to the following alums who have served as LEAP mentors to our students in the first years of this truly distinctive program: KEVIN CUNNINGHAM ’90 CEO, MARKET RESOURCE PARTNERS TIM CURRAN ’86 ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY VINCE D’ANDREA ’99 VICE PRINCIPAL, VILLA JOSEPH MARIE HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTOS DINOULIS ’98 PROJECT MANAGER/CIVIL ENGINEER, BOHLER ENGINEERING JEFF DI PAOLO ’79 RADIOLOGIST, OPEN MRI & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING OF WALL, NEW JERSEY FRANK GUARRIERI ’71 MANAGING PARTNER/LAWYER, CURTIN & HEEFNER, LLP MICHAEL GUJDA ’87 SENIOR AUDIT GROUP MANAGER, TD BANK SAM KING ’90 VICE PRESIDENT, MARKET RESOURCE PARTNERS MARK KUHN ’08 CEO/ENGINEER, OAT FOUNDRY LLC MIKE MALLOY ’90 LAWYER, HANKIN GROUP BRIAN MICHAEL ’99 CEO, PHILLIES NATION, LLP & SHIB VINTAGE SPORTS TONY NACCARATO ’84 PRESIDENT/CIVIL ENGINEER, O’DONNELL & NACCARATO TOM NESTEL ’83 CHIEF OF POLICE, SEPTA TONY NUCERA ’89 VICE PRESIDENT, OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICEMAX JOE PARGOLA ’96 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENT/LAWYER, NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES RICH PETRONI ’02 PRESIDENT & CEO, HIGH RESOLUTION ENERGY, LLC JACK SHOULDIS ’89 DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, INDEPENDENCE MISSION SCHOOLS ROB SKALICKY ’78 PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON, BUCKS COUNTY PLASTIC SURGERY CHRIS VITO ’03 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA RELATIONS, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY BOB WATTERS ’81 ACCOUNTING PARTNER, ERNST & YOUNG
Ready to Take the Leap? If you are interested in serving as a LEAP mentor, please contact Alexis Gettings, HGP’s director of annual giving and alumni engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org. WINTER 2018
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For Jim Britt ’00, bringing the Stanley Cup to Holy Ghost Prep was the perfect way to thank his alma mater for laying the groundwork for his NHL success. By Frank Seravalli ’06
ord Stanley’s silver chalice teetered alone atop the balcony of the Chapel of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, but only for a minute or so. Jim Britt ’00, director of team operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins, was too nervous to leave the most famous trophy in sports on the edge for too long. Not on his watch. The Stanley Cup has slept at the bottom of swimming pools, served as a baptismal font, and visited more than 75 countries, but a fall from the chapel’s second floor—even with grace—might leave a dent in the 124-year-old mug, which is engraved with the name of every winner over the past six decades. So Britt nestled up, put his arm around hockey’s holy grail, and smiled for the camera. Another bucket list item checked off on Britt’s second day as Stanley’s steward, the spoils of serving as director of team operations for the back-to-back champion Penguins. Holy Ghost Prep had its fingerprints all over Lord Stanley by that point. For more than two hours, scores of current students and faculty visited with the Stanley Cup on display in the library inside Founders Hall on Aug. 28. They posed for selfies, searched for famous winners, even held and kissed the Cup. In 2016, Britt and his wife, Erin, son Benjamin, and bulldog Zamboni hosted the Stanley Cup in their backyard in Pittsburgh. There was no question where Britt would bring it if the Penguins could become the first team in the NHL’s salary cap era to repeat. “We had this big party with family and friends and we just sat there in awe staring at it,” Britt said. “We were thinking, ‘This is ridiculous. No one gets to do this, no one gets to have the Stanley Cup in their backyard.’ “This time around, I wanted to watch everyone else enjoy the Cup. To see the reaction from all those kids, that’s why I wanted to bring the Stanley Cup to Holy Ghost. It was unbelievable. Every 45 minutes or so, the bell would ring, and more kids would come piling in.” Those moments made Britt think back to his “Welcome to the NHL” moment and the 17-year journey back to 2429 Bristol Pike. He thought of Oct. 2, 2009—his first game day working for the Penguins. Pittsburgh had won the Stanley Cup the previous spring, while he was still working for the minor league Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins. After the pregame skate and lunch, Britt had time to kill. He wandered around “The Igloo,” the old Mellon Arena, to check out his new office. “So I walked down the tunnel to the ice, and it turned out that they were doing a dress rehearsal for that night’s ceremony,” Britt recalled. “All of the lights were off. The Stanley Cup was sitting on a table at center ice. That’s when it hit me in the face: It was just me and the Stanley Cup. My dream was becoming a reality.” Britt had arrived in the NHL. But his road to Pittsburgh was paved with a myriad of roles and titles. Britt, a Richboro native, started working for the Penguins’ Wilkes-Barre affiliate as a marketing intern in 2003 while he was a senior at nearby King’s College. Eager to accept everything the Baby Penguins could throw at him, Britt joined the team the following season as a ticket sales representative and amateur hockey coordinator. Then he was brought over to the hockey operations side as a video coordinator. WINTER 2018 7
FRANK SERAVALLI ’06 AND JIM BRITT ’00
Britt was responsible for gathering and breaking down Wilkes-Barre’s game and practice video, as well as opponent pre-scouting material, for the coaching staff. Eventually, he was promoted to tackle both video and team services, which included all of the logistics of moving an AHL franchise around the continent: buses, hotels, meals, ticket requests, everything. That trained him well for his current role. Coach Dan Bylsma brought Britt to Pittsburgh to serve as video coordinator, but he transitioned to a less volatile role in team operations in 2012. He now manages everything from charter flights, hotels, and team meals on road trips to visa and immigration forms to helping new Penguins find a home or car. A daily reminder of how close he is to the heartbeat of the team, Britt’s office inside PPG Paints Arena is in the Penguins’ inner sanctum, barely 15 feet from the stalls that Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang use to dress for games and practices. Britt is a rare breed in pro sports. Some interns secure a job; but few move from intern to the business and marketing side and then gain the trust of the front office and coaching staff as a bona fide hockey mind, as Britt did, with the knowledge and understanding to break down game video. 8
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His lifetime around the rink—including a fouryear run as goaltender at HGP—helped as much as his perseverance. Britt would even take shots in practice if the Penguins needed a volunteer netminder. “No one could have predicted his route, but what stands out about Jim is his passion level,” said Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill, who served as Pittsburgh’s associate GM until this past May. “His path has almost been a model for anyone who wants to get into pro sports. He took whatever job was there, and because he did well, he opened other opportunities. “There are so many things going on with a team that as an executive, you don’t want to have to be checking in on things. When you ask Jim to do something once, it gets taken care of. He is a huge success story and a big part of what we accomplished.” Britt said his time at Holy Ghost Prep played a big role in shaping his future success. He impressed that upon Holy Ghost’s current hockey roster in a brief chat during his day with the Cup. “In my job, you don’t need a special degree or skill set, but the two things I needed I learned at Holy Ghost: how to work and how to treat people,” Britt said. “I never had to apply myself before. I learned quickly I couldn’t just get by. I had some bad grades; there was a time I wasn’t allowed to play hockey because my grades weren’t good enough. But I learned to focus on the important things to enjoy the things I wanted. “I learned how to be a good person. The quality of people at Holy Ghost, that respect there, you carry it through your entire life. Every day, I deal with people from superstar athletes to billionaire owners. I’m also the face of the team to hotel managers, chefs, and bus drivers. If I need to change plans and ask a hotel manager for 55 rooms on an hour’s notice, they’re probably not going to come through if you haven’t treated people right.” For Britt, bringing the Stanley Cup back to Holy Ghost was more about saying thank-you than celebrating. There would be plenty of time for that later at a party in Center City where his parents, Jim and Celeste, and even his grandmother would sip champagne out of that famous Cup with siblings Dan, Pat, Kate, and their families. “To have my name, the same name as my dad, on the Stanley Cup for the next 60 years and in the Hall of Fame forever, that means more than I can put into words,” Britt said. “To show that off at Holy Ghost, a place that did so much and helped me become an adult, I wouldn’t have it any other way.” Frank Seravalli ’06 is the senior hockey reporter at TSN, the Canadian cousin of ESPN. After six years at the Philadelphia Daily News, he covers all 31 NHL teams for TSN’s platforms, including TSN.ca, SportsCentre, and TSN Radio.
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with Jim Britt ’00: Pittsburgh Penguins Director of Team Operations
Q: What is a typical day in the life for you? Britt: “What I love about my job is there is no real routine. Every day is different. In the summer, I have more of a traditional 9-to-5. For a new player, I contact his former team and get his contact info. I help them find a realtor, find a school for their kids, a car dealership, help point them to a new neighborhood. I also spend three to four weeks booking our hotels for the season, scheduling flights with our charter airline, and scheduling buses. By Aug. 1, we have all of our hotel contracts for the season signed. Then, during the season, it’s a lot more maintenance of that long-term planning work. I touch base with hotels on rooming lists, coordinate meals and ticket orders, manage player and staff season tickets, appropriate per diem, coordinate the flight manifest. I am a one-man department, also the go-between for business operations and hockey operations, the guy who makes sure a sponsorship event isn’t scheduled on the same day as one with a lot of team activities.”
Q: You were a goaltender at HGP, you’ve taken shots from Sidney Crosby. Do you still practice with the Penguins?
Britt: “Not really much anymore since I moved to my current role in 2012. I found that it was too hard to still get work done. The hour when the team is on-ice for practice, I get a lot done. I’m mostly limited now to staff skates. Plus, it was really uncomfortable. I’m old now. You work, you put all your gear on, get torched by these guys, then you sit at your desk for hours—the next day you can barely move. It hurts.”
Q: For a while, you were the Penguins’
emergency third goaltender. Did you ever come close to sitting on the bench? Britt: “I never suited up, but we did have some pretty close calls. One time in Florida, we were missing a goaltender, but we didn’t have any gear that fit me. I didn’t travel with my pads. Our goaltender at the time was Brent Johnson, he was like 6-foot-4, I couldn’t fit in that stuff at 5-foot-7. Our call-up got there right before the game. We had another instance in Vancouver, a goaltender got sick after the pregame meal. We ended up calling up a young draft pick from Seattle on a tryout contract, but I was the next option. That would be absolutely terrifying.”
Q: So the clock is counting down in the third
period for a Stanley Cup win, what are you doing and feeling? Britt: “I would say it is controlled excitement. You are celebrating on the ice, but you’re also working. I’m helping 250 guests—friends, family, staff, front office staff—get onto the ice with building security. I’m trying to find my wife. I’m texting the hotel to have them set up beer and wine and pizza for a celebration, letting them know what time people will arrive. I’m texting bus drivers and telling our airline partner we’ll be flying out at 10:00 in the morning. It’s hectic, but the hardest part is making sure there is a plan B. Hockey people are so superstitious. You want to know what the coach is thinking, but you don’t want to ask him ‘Hey, what if we lose?’ You don’t even want to plant that seed of doubt.” —Frank Seravalli
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Breaking New Ground By Michael Bradley
ince Mike Jacobs ’01 spent some time during his five years at Drexel University working in the world of tech and science as he pursued a degree in computer engineering, he understands that every person who enters the workforce must be equipped with 21st century skills that go beyond the typical high school offerings. Jacobs had the opportunity to work at Lockheed Martin, Sunoco Chemicals, and Unisys as a Drexel student, and he learned that not only the science specialists need the ability to develop creative solutions to problems. Fast-forward to today, and it’s no accident that all Holy Ghost Prep freshmen are taking a Principles of Engineering Design course in the new Brennan Family Innovation Center, which will teach them how to take an idea from conception to completion. More importantly, the course will teach them principles of the design thinking process, a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions that Holy Ghost students will be expected to use in every class—no matter what the discipline—throughout the rest of their Holy Ghost careers. “The main goal is to teach problem-solving skills,” says Jacobs, a 2001 HGP grad and the school’s director of information technology. “We want them to learn the process of how to make things work better and to learn the design process.” Thanks to the generosity of John and Jean Brennan, Holy Ghost opened its Brennan Family Innovation Center this fall. Next year, the school’s biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories will become STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) labs and combine with the Innovation Center in a STEM Tower that will make HGP one of the area’s leaders in science and technology education. “The Tower means that everything is integrated,” Jacobs says. “Although Holy Ghost will still have a strong liberal arts component, there will now be an emphasis on looking at problems with 21st century skills. We want kids to have that ability now as part of our rigorous curriculum.” Says Pat Hoelzle ’01, Holy Ghost Prep’s STEM initiative leader: “We are infusing project- and inquirybased learning into HGP’s curricula as a framework to develop in our students the 21st century learning skills of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.” 10
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As the students continue their time at Ghost, they will be able to experience a variety of STEM opportunities in specific courses but also as part of an integration between the rest of the school’s subjects and the STEM faculty. The result will be student body that can craft solutions to problems across a variety of disciplines, therefore making them more attractive to colleges and future employers. “This is critically important,” Holy Ghost President Gregory J. Geruson ’79 says. “It’s not just the idea of STEM skills; it’s that way of thinking and integrating it into other subjects, so the material is not put into silos. The STEM subject matter ends up being implemented in many other aspects as well.” A key part of the STEM equation at Holy Ghost is the collaborative aspect. Today’s professional world relies more than ever on the ability of people to work together to solve problems and complete projects. Geruson and the school’s science and technology staff believe that this cutting-edge approach to education is vital, especially since HGP is determined to become, as Geruson puts it, the area’s “premier Catholic college prep school.” The STEM Tower would have never been possible without the commitment of John and Jean Brennan, whose generous gift to the school allowed the Innovation Center to become a reality. The Brennans’ son, Thomas, graduated from Holy Ghost in 2003, and they have been active supporters of the school for many years. This is another example of their strong role in Holy Ghost’s continued progress. “Jean and I have both served on the Board at Holy Ghost Prep and are great believers in STEM education, in the applied sciences, and in the analytic and creative disciplines that such an education develops,” John Brennan says. “We are passionate about the STEM initiative at Holy Ghost Prep.” The Innovation Center features a variety of tools, from the basics up to a pair of apparatuses that will facilitate the conversion of design ideas into realities. The first is a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine that allows students to carve a design created on a computer into any materials they choose. The other is a similar device that employs lasers instead of drill bits to accomplish the task. The Innovation Center was modeled after the Stanford University d.school, which stresses the value of creativity in STEM work and encourages students to concoct solutions on local and global platforms in an atmosphere that is flexible and encourages collaboration. Further, it will expose first-year Holy Ghost students to the type of science instruction in which they have had little or no
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experience. From there, students can move on to other science opportunities within the STEM Tower and have the option of completing a capstone project as seniors. “We have several strategic imperatives,” Geruson says. “One is for our students to have a collegiate experience in high school, so that they are poised for life in college. We looked at the university experience and what we have been giving [students], and adapted. This isn’t just about going to college but also about their future lives.” Amanda Coopersmith, a chemistry teacher who has been at HGP for four years, has instructed students for 11, and spent five years running a contract chem lab in Florida, refers to the work the students have done as “cookbook science.” “So many middle schoolers come to us never having been in a lab,” Coopersmith says. “They’ve never been allowed to touch equipment. They don’t know how to figure things out. “I love that we are starting with freshmen, because we can put them in the Innovation Center, and they will be stronger later in chemistry, stronger in biology, and stronger in physics. They will move away from cookbook science, take the equipment, and twist things around.” One of the most important parts of the STEM initiative is how Holy Ghost plans to make it part of an allencompassing approach to education, be it liberal arts
or the sciences. Because the Innovation Center affords students the opportunities to re-create a relatively endless list of products—from yesterday, today, and tomorrow— teachers in every discipline will have the opportunity to integrate their lessons with the Center’s capabilities. For instance, should a history teacher want to explain how a certain device from ancient times looked or operated, he or she could head over to the Center and challenge students to create it. Coopersmith suggests that it will now be possible for science faculty to investigate the developments of previous civilizations to see how they compare with today’s methods. The possibilities are endless—and very exciting. By fostering this collaboration, Holy Ghost will allow students to develop skills that prepare them for a workplace environment that is changing so quickly, many of the most popular occupations in the next 10-15 years can’t even be imagined now. “When I give presentations on this to the faculty and others, I always tell them that the jobs kids are going to be getting in 10 years don’t exist,” says Hoelzle. “We’re trying to give them skills that are helpful and applicable.” With an eye toward a bright future. Michael Bradley is a freelance writer from Broomall, Pa. W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 11
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Mastering the Art of Teaching By Matthew Jordan
eginning with the Brennan Family Innovation Center, Holy Ghost Prep has begun converting the northeast wing of Cornwells Hall into a STEM Tower to ensure that the school remains at the forefront of innovation in science and technology well into the 21st century. But what Karen Smallen, Holy Ghost’s art teacher for the past 25 years, has been doing with her students in the art studio right next door is a good reminder that the STEM Tower will not be the only space on campus where innovation is happening. Smallen has been emphasizing 21st century learning skills such as collaboration and creative problem solving in her art studio classes for some time now. “I bring to them the idea that you must think,” Smallen says, “but you have to think in another way. In math, one and one is two. It has to be two. But here, it can be three. When I went to high school, we were taught to memorize. Here, we teach you how to think.” Making art helps adolescent boys in ways beyond creating something meaningful, Smallen believes. It also allows them to be more vulnerable emotionally, something that she thinks is especially important at an all-male environment like Holy Ghost. “They’re willing to be brave,” she says, “they’re willing to express themselves, because it’s an all-male school.” It’s a contradiction of an idea that some might have of the all-boys school as a place full of sports-obsessed alpha males. “There’s a connection that boys are willing to make to art at an all-male school that they wouldn’t if there were girls around,” Smallen says. “These boys discover a part of themselves that they might not be able to do otherwise.” 12
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Smallen loves teaching at Holy Ghost. “It’s a very active job,” she says, “a physically and emotionally active job. And no two classes are the same. No two days are the same. There is no boredom factor here.” She cites with pride the number of students who have gone on to become art majors in college, not to mention landscape architects, graphic designers, and commercial artists in their careers after college. And she loves the moments when parents walk into her art gallery, see their sons’ work on the walls, and tell her, “Oh my gosh, I had no idea he was capable of doing this.” None of that success would have been possible, Smallen acknowledges, without Holy Ghost’s commitment to the arts, a commitment that was sealed for her when the school converted what was once its library into the current art gallery and studio in 1999. “This,” she says, gesturing to the studio behind her, where absorbed students work independently to complete projects that are meaningful to them, “is more than I ever could have predicted 25 years ago. This space is exciting to the students. It is conducive to the arts. This space says that this school cares that its students pursue the arts at Holy Ghost Prep.” Under Smallen’s guidance, the gallery and studio will undoubtedly be a space that produces not just innovation, but meaningful work created by actively engaged students, for years to come. Matthew Jordan teaches English and writing at Holy Ghost Prep.
YEARS AND COUNTING: Two Holy Ghost Prep fixtures, art teacher Karen
Smallen and Athletic Director Jim Stewart, are celebrating their 25th years at the school. Both have selflessly given their time and talents to help young men at HGP.
Firm, Fair, and Consistent By Matthew Jordan
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hen Holy Ghost Prep Athletic Director Jim Stewart was searching for a job in education, his father gave him simple, yet sound advice. “Carry a notepad with you everywhere you go, and be firm, fair, and consistent,” says Stewart. “When I notice I’m off a bit, I go back to that mantra.” Firm, fair, and consistent aptly describes Stewart, the level-headed ambassador of Holy Ghost athletics for 25 years now. Managing the leagues, schedules, and games—not to mention expectations—of the students, parents, coaches, and assistants who make up the school’s 34 interscholastic and intramural sports programs can be a challenge. But Stewart, who is married to Jennifer and has four children (including Ryan, an HGP sophomore), does it seamlessly and professionally. “Jim just makes things work,” says Jack Crouse, a Spanish teacher who serves as the JV basketball coach. “He never leaves you hanging.” The HGP coaches appreciate Stewart’s professionalism and support. Crouse, Stewart’s assistant for freshman basketball before taking over the JV squad, considers him a mentor. Tony Chapman ’71, the school’s iconic basketball coach, recalls a time when he was once ready to quit coaching. “I was ready to stop after feeling burned out,” Chapman says. “He kept me in by getting me more help in the offseason. No fanfare, he just did it. He does a lot of behind-the-scenes things that only coaches would notice, but he is invaluable to the athletic department.” Just as important as Stewart’s efficiency has been his approach to high school sports. Perhaps more than anything, Stewart sees sports as a way of building character. In a culture that often emphasizes winning at all costs and where nightly highlight reels celebrate individual accomplishment, Stewart values some of the less glamorous, more enduring benefits of being an HGP athlete: making lifelong friendships; overcoming
adversity; learning to handle success with dignity and losing with pride; being part of something bigger than yourself. To Stewart, building character extends beyond the field and the court. It takes a lot to succeed as an HGP studentathlete where academic expectations are so high. “Jim has done a great job emphasizing the importance of responsibility to young men,” says Chapman. “Keeping track of grades, making students report to teachers when leaving early—these never-ending jobs are the things that give HGP kids a head start over students from other schools, in terms of priorities.” Stewart has used sports to make a difference off the field, too. He has spearheaded Holy Ghost’s partnership with the Coaches vs. Cancer Foundation. And after his mom, then just 60, lost her six-year battle with cancer, Stewart teamed with Cindy McDonald and Karen Iuliano to start the CARES Walk. Begun in the fall of 2004, it has been an annual staple ever since, with the HGP community raising $125,000 over the past 13 years in the fight to find a cure for cancer. Managing so many responsibilities at once might wear down another athletic director, but not Stewart. “I love the variety of the job, even the behind-the-scenes tasks,” he says. “I’ve made lifelong friendships at HGP. Our culture is one of class, sportsmanship, and mental toughness. This is truly a special place.” W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 13
Campus HGP Hosts Annual Career Days This fall, Holy Ghost Prep held its annual Career Days, which provided the Classes of 2018 and 2019 with the opportunity to learn about different careers from a distinguished group of HGP alumni. The six alumni speakers at the Sept. 22 Career Day for HGP juniors were: Marty Connor ’82 CFO, Toll Brothers Chris Deon ’89 Global corporate controller, AgroFresh Chris Dorosky ’93 Engineering and technology manager, Lockheed Martin Alex Iuliano ’10 Market specialist/subject matter expert, trading data services, Thomson Reuters Chris Vito ’03 Associate director of communications and media relations, Temple University’s Fox School of Business Ed Walsh ’95 Independent writer and consultant to senior leaders in business and government The nine alumni speakers at the Oct. 11 Career Day for HGP seniors were: Brett Antosh ’09 Online content coordinator, Pep Boys Brian Begley ’91 Partner and portfolio manager, Philadelphia Investment Partners Joseph Burns ’03 Chief technology officer, TeePublic Michael Cavanaugh ’01 Securities vice president and director of production, Apogee Insurance Group Tim Flocco ’95 Power trader, NRG Energy Michael Klucsik ’11 Designer, JKRP Architects Alex Kuhn ’11 Artist, Alex Kuhn Art Matt Mullin ’05 Sports reporter/web producer, PhillyVoice.com Andrew Romano ’99 Financial advisor, Strategies for Wealth
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During their presentations, each Holy Ghost Prep alumnus talked about his experiences in his chosen field and how his time at Holy Ghost uniquely prepared him to succeed.
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Acing the ACT
Holy Ghost Prep senior Anthony Baum earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. How rare is the feat that Baum achieved? On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score of 36. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
“Anthony is a highly motivated young man who has excelled as a student at HGP,” says AnnMarie Dougherty, director of college guidance at HGP. “Anthony is a quietly confident young man with many gifts and talents. Through academics, extracurricular activities, athletics, and the arts, Anthony has contributed his best effort and continues to be open to expanding his talents even further.” One of the top students in Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2018, the soft-spoken Baum currently takes five AP courses and is involved in numerous extracurricular activities. For instance, he was among a group of HGP students who traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the annual Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) competition, a national competition for high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering. In addition, he is an artist, an Eagle Scout, and was one of the top bowlers on HGP’s league title–winning team last winter. Baum is not only a member of the National Honor Society, but also the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and is a National Merit semifinalist. “In my humble opinion, Anthony is a genius who flies under the radar,” says Dougherty. “I’m so happy that Anthony achieved this perfect score.”
A Nice Ring to It Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2019 received their high school rings during a special Mass in the Chapel of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit on Nov. 5. Rev. Christopher McDermott, C.S.SP., presided over the beautiful liturgy—blessing the rings before they were presented to the members of the junior class by Holy Ghost Prep president Gregory J. Geruson ’79 in the presence of family, friends, and members of the HGP community. This day, when the junior class receives these timeless symbols of their time at Holy Ghost Prep, is one of the most cherished traditions at HGP.
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Welcome Aboard Honoring Jimi and Ryan HGP’s Classes of 2016 and 2017 have come up with a lasting tribute to honor the memories of Jimi Patrick ’16 and Ryan Attryde ’17. They are spearheading a project that will expand the porch of Founders’ Hall to include a sitting wall and fire pit. It will be a gathering spot for the Holy Ghost community for decades to come. If you would to donate to the project, contact Matt Dwyer, executive director of development, at email@example.com.
Dr. Aaron Pollock became Holy Ghost Prep’s new director of counseling on Nov. 20. Previously a therapeutic counseling therapist in private practice and with the Inspira Health Network in Glassboro, N.J., Pollock’s diverse experience in educational and mental health settings—including five years as a counselor at an all-boys school environment at St. Joseph’s Prep—enabled him to rise to the top of a stellar pool of candidates.
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Holy Ghost Prep Celebrates Its Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit
On a sun-soaked Sep. 10 morning, over 600 members of the Holy Ghost Prep community officially kicked off the 2017-18 academic year with an outdoor Mass of the Holy Spirit in the school’s courtyard. The Very Rev. Jeffrey T. Duaime, C.S.SP. ’76, provincial superior for the U.S. Congregation of the Holy Spirit, concelebrated the Mass along with Rev. Phillip Agber, C.S.SP., Rev. Christopher McDermott, C.S.SP., and Rev. Silvio D’Ostilio, C.S.SP. Near the conclusion of the Mass, which was filled with hymns beautifully sung by Holy Ghost Prep students, President Gregory J. Geruson ’79 delivered his annual state-of-the-school address. Following the Mass, the HGP community gathered for an outdoor lunch and toured the school’s new Brennan Family Innovation Center (which had been blessed by Father Duaime earlier that morning).
Seven Holy Ghost Prep seniors were recognized this fall by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program for their outstanding academic prowess. Holy Ghost Prep seniors Anthony Baum, Mason El-Habr, Brian Gabriele, and Kevin Mulcahy were all named National Merit semifinalists, meaning that their test scores placed them in the top 1% of the more than 1.6 million students who entered the program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. They will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring.
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In addition, three other Holy Ghost Prep seniors—Zach Chipperfield, Owen Sienko, and Brendan Mindiak—were recognized as National Merit Commended scholars, placing them among the top 5% of all 2016 PSAT test takers nationwide.
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Athletic Liam Hart ’19 Wins PIAA Class 3A Golf Title To the victor go the donuts, at least in Liam Hart’s world. A day after making history by shooting a final round 71 at the Heritage Hills Resort on Oct. 24 in York, Pa. to win the PIAA Class 3A state golf title, Hart, a junior at Holy Ghost, was greeted in his history class with three dozen Krispy Kreme congratulatory donuts, courtesy of Holy Ghost’s director of admissions Ryan Abramson ’94. “He made some history, so I thought I’d honor him in his history class,” says Abramson. Hart had to overcome a tough Heritage Hills course, a stellar field of golfers, and weather delays aplenty to win the state title with a 36-hole total of one over par 143. He became the second HGP golfer in the past three years to capture the state title, joining Steve Cerbara in 2015. Hart has literally been training for pressure-packed moments like the state championship for most of his life. His father, John, an avid golfer, bought him his first golf clubs at the age of 4, and young Liam immediately started hitting shots in his parents’ backyard. “John had hoped it would become an activity they could enjoy together,” says Maria Hart, Liam’s mother. “He also knew if he could take Liam golfing with him, I would have no objections to letting him play every weekend! “We soon observed that Liam had a natural ability and love for the game.” The Harts are members of the Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, which has allowed Hart the opportunity to constantly feed his love of the game. His obvious passion for the sport, combined with a tireless work ethic, has allowed Hart to blossom into a state champion as a junior. Hart has aspirations to continue the recent run of HGP golfers who have played collegiately, joining the likes of Jon Gunerman ’10, Chris Crawford ’12, Steve Cerbara ’16, and Jack La Rosa ’17. “He has the skills to be a college golfer, it’s a matter of whether he wants it or not,” says Holy Ghost Prep coach Mark Walder ’02. “The biggest difference between Liam and the guys who are competing in college is distance, which is something that can be developed.”
Legends of the Fall
The Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) announced its all-league teams for the fall season, and Holy Ghost Prep was well represented on the league’s annual best of the best player lists for each sport. For a second straight year, HGP’s Connor Fife was selected the league MVP in soccer. In addition, two HGP coaches, Ken Lawson ’91 (soccer) and Mike Meistering (cross-country), were named 2017 BAL Coach of the Year in their respective sports. The following HGP student-athletes earned All-BAL honors this fall:
GOLF First Team: Liam Hart ’19, Dan Kovacevich ’19, DJ Pinciotti ’18 Second Team: Chris Aileo ’18, Jack Bishop ’18 Honorable Mention: Owen Heffernan ’19
CROSS-COUNTRY First Team: Tony Carbino ’19, Antonio Camacho ’21, Elliott Puckett ’21 Second Team: Nick Polidoro ’19, John Horgan ’21, Killian Brennan ’20, Paul Watkins ’20
SOCCER First Team: Connor Fife ’18 (league MVP), Alex Finney ’18, Nkosi Graham ’19, Sasha Rubinstein ’18 Second Team: Brendan Eagen ’18, Cole Martillotti ’18, Ethan Ruppersberger ’19, Tyler Weimert ’20
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Division I Dreams Come True With family members, coaches, school administrators, and even some classmates watching, Holy Ghost Prep lacrosse captains George Rusnak and Matt Rueter signed national letters of intent on November 10 to play Division I lacrosse at Siena College and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), respectively. For the duo, it only seemed right to share their signing day moment with some of the people they care about most. “Signing to play Division I lacrosse at Siena is a dream come true for me,” says Rusnak. “That dream wouldn’t have become a reality without many of the people in this room, from my parents who drove me to countless practices and games when I was younger, to Matt (Rueter) who has been a great teammate here at Ghost and also with the Bandits travel program, to coach (Ryan) Tessler who has brought out the best in me as a player.” Says Rueter: “A moment like this, signing with a Division I school, happens because of surrounding yourself with others who push you just as much as you push them every day. I’m so grateful to my family, my coaches, and George who are here to share this with me. I owe a lot to Coach Tessler who has been so crucial in helping me improve as a faceoff guy. He’s always eager to get me and Ghost alum Andrew Rose together during the offseason to get some extra reps in. Coach Tessler and the rest of the coaching staff truly love what they do and their passion is contagious.” Rusnak and Rueter both played vital roles in HGP’s bounce-back 2017 season last spring. After managing just one win in 2016, the Firebirds fashioned an 11-8 mark against a tough independent schedule and were the number 8 seed in the 2017 District 1 playoffs. Rusnak notched 30 goals and 23 assists and picked up 58 groundballs last season, while Rueter set school records for percentage of faceoffs won (73%) and groundballs (185). “Siena and NJIT are getting great young men. These two will represent the HGP community very well,” says Holy Ghost Prep lacrosse 18
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coach Ryan Tessler. “They are two great leaders that never gave up during a one-win season and then helped change the culture back to the winning ways of HGP lacrosse with an 11-win season last year. “They are positive and demanding leaders that will do all the behind-the-scenes work that makes a team come together.” The duo isn’t resting on its laurels, either. They are two of the unquestioned leaders on Tessler’s team—getting up while it’s still dark out to lead the squad in its early-morning workouts. “This offseason, they have led workouts two times a week at 6:20 a.m.,” says Tessler. “This is another addition to the offseason regimen that we hope becomes tradition. Building a legacy and leaving the program stronger than how they found it is very important to George and Matt. We are blessed as a coaching staff to have these guys as our leaders.” The two Division I signees firmly believe that the early-morning winter workouts will pay dividends come spring. “Our goal is to win a district title,” says Rusnak. “And that won’t be easy as we play in a pretty loaded district. But the team is working extremely hard, and I think we’ll have a special season in 2018.” After that, it will be off to college for Rusnak and Rueter, who will both major in business and who both signed with colleges within a reasonable driving distance from Holy Ghost, which will allow their parents to see them play often in college. “It’s great that I’ll only be three-and-a-half hours away at Siena, so family and friends can definitely come see me play in college,” says Rusnak. “Playing at NJIT will have lots of benefits,” says Rueter. “My family will be able to easily come up and see me play college lacrosse, and I’ll be just a short train ride away from New York City, which will provide plenty of possible avenues for me as a business major in college.”
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Taking Home the Heisman Holy Ghost Prep senior Ryan Callahan was recognized for his academic, athletic, and community service achievements as the 2017 school winner in the annual Wendy’s High School Heisman contest. Callahan is near the top of Holy Ghost Prep’s Class of 2018, maintaining good grades while being involved with numerous extracurricular activities. One of the captains of Holy Ghost’s 2017 BAL bowling champions (14-3 record last season), Callahan is also a YMCA camp counselor during the summertime and works part-time as a busboy at a local restaurant during the school year. In addition, Callahan volunteers for the Miracle League, an organization that removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime. Tom Eckerle, a social studies teacher at Holy Ghost who also serves as head coach of the HGP bowling team, is proud that Callahan, one of his team captains, was recognized with the award. “I couldn’t be happier that Captain Callahan has been declared a school winner of the High School Heisman Award,” says Eckerle. “Captain Callahan has been a leader in our school and on our bowling team since he came here. He is as good as it gets when it comes to bowlers, students, and humans. Captain Callahan is California-cool, with care and concern for his teammates, friends, and others.” As Holy Ghost Prep’s school winner, Callahan will receive a School Winner certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman patch. Callahan moved on to the statewide competition of the Wendy’s High School contest, but he was not chosen as one of the finalists.
Going Through Hoops Three Holy Ghost Prep alums—Matt England ’14, Alex Hannssen ’14, and Jack Coolahan ’16—are all playing college hoops this winter. England is a sweet-shooting senior starter on the wing for Gettysburg College. Hannssen, a senior, is a reserve for Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham. Coolahan, a member of the Division III national champion Babson College squad last season, has taken on a more prominent role as a sophomore for the Beavers in 2017-18.
Getting A Call to the Hall
Eight former Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes will be inducted into the HGP Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 27. The eight former standouts that comprise the newest HGP Athletic Hall of Fame induction class are:
r Sean Simon ’87 r Marc Donohue ’91 r Ken Lawson ’91 r Kevin Sharp ’97
r Kevin Wilson ’97 r Philip Thompson ’97 r Patrick Corcoran ’08 r James Budzinski ’10
In addition, HGP’s 1972 state championship basketball squad will be honored as a “Team of Distinction.”
Total number of inductees to HGP Athletic Hall of Fame as of January 27, 2018.
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Alumni No Ordinary Joe
Joe Gdovin ’11 is Holy Ghost Prep’s new assistant director of admissions.
He officially joined Ryan Abramson ’94 and Cindy McDonald in the admissions office in early July and is thrilled about his return home to Holy Ghost Prep. “Holy Ghost Prep has been part of who I am for as long as I can remember,” says Gdovin. “It truly is a dream come true to be able to work at a place that is so special to me.” Gdovin began his career in education at HGP, teaching and working in the summer enrichment program while he was still a student at Penn State. During this time, he was an inspirational teacher and mentor to many future HGP students. Joe also spent time working for the Trenton Thunder baseball team— helping in the front office, with in-game promotions, and even dressing as the team mascot.
2017 HGP Golf Classic Is A Success Eighty alumni and friends of Holy Ghost Prep participated in the second annual HGP Golf Classic on October 23 at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale. Thanks to the generosity of the golfers and the tournament sponsors, the 2017 HGP Golf Classic raised over $33,000 for Holy Ghost Prep athletics. The Holy Ghost Prep Golf Classic attracted some celebrity golfers this year. Chris Crawford ’12 (who played in the U.S. Open earlier this year), former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Dickie Noles (a member of the 1980 World Series champions), and former Philadelphia Flyer Bill Clement (who won two Stanley Cup rings in the mid-1970s with the “Broad Street Bullies”) all played in the event. If that wasn’t enough star power, Nolan Jones ’16, who recently completed a successful second year of professional baseball with the single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers, served as the guest speaker at the post-outing dinner. Jones compiled a .317 batting average with four HRs and 33 RBIs this season and seems destined to keep ascending through the Cleveland Indians’ minor league system. On the course, the foursome of Eric Holt ’03, Michael Holt ’91, Vince Pintimalli ’96, and Joe Pintimalli ’88 won the tournament by one stroke with a team net score of 285. The second-place foursome—with a combined score of 286—was Larry Scheetz ’98, Ryan Becker ’98, James Foraker ’97, and Mike Cavanaugh. Eric Holt ’03 also shot the low round (for a second straight year) with a 69, while Phil Holt ’06 and Mike Steinberg won the closest to the pin awards on the fourth and 17th holes, respectively. The aforementioned Nolan Jones ’16 (third hole) and current parent Dan Pinciotti (10th hole) captured the longest drive awards. The HGP Golf Classic saw a significant increase in its level of sponsorships this year with over 40 companies and individuals serving as sponsors. Holt Logistic Corporation and McDonald Building Co. served as the lead sponsors, while Chapman Auto Group sponsored the hole-in-one contest. The event was successful thanks to the tireless efforts of the 2017 Golf Classic committee. The committee was made up of eight alumni (Thomas Holt, Jr. ’81, Anthony Naccarato ’84, Michael Harte ’81, Eric Holt ’03, Lou Petroni, Jr.’99, Frank Seravalli ’06, John Venne ’86, Mark Walder ’02); four alumni parents (Paula Bosley-Cerbara, Karen Crawford, Chuck Miller, Dennis Murray); and one current parent (George Rusnak).
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For the two years prior to his hiring, Gdovin taught English at Notre Dame High School in New Jersey, along with helping coach the Holy Ghost Prep cross-country and track and field teams.
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Honoring Coach Nick On October 7, Holy Ghost Prep held a dedication ceremony to officially name the Fran Nick Memorial Field. The ceremony featured several heartfelt speeches from Fran’s family, former players, and friends. After the ceremony, more than 50 HGP alumni and former soccer players took part in the annual alumni soccer game. It was a memorable and historic day for Holy Ghost Prep.
Class of 1987 Celebrates 30-Year Reunion Tapping Into the HGP Network
HGP’s Alumni Association hosted its annual Alumni Networking event on November 16 at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale. The event allowed the 50 HGP alums in attendance to connect, network, and engage with fellow HGP alumni.
Thirteen alums from the Class of 1987 returned to campus in early November for their 30-year high school reunion. The group took a campus tour, enjoyed dinner and drinks in Founders Hall, and swapped HGP stories for hours and hours.
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Jim McTague ’67 Serves As HGP’s Latest Executive In Residence Acclaimed financial writer Jim McTague ’67 became the latest HGP alum to serve as Holy Ghost Prep’s Executive in Residence. McTague spent his career as a journalist, covering the finance industry and politics, and served as a contributing editor to Barron’s and several other publications. He is a credentialed congressional correspondent and currently is writing a novel, a work of fiction that takes place on Capitol Hill. McTague spent the entire day at Holy Ghost on October 18, lecturing in several classes and meeting with HGP administrators, faculty, and staff. While in Pat Hoelzle’s creative writing class, McTague discussed his own writing process (he currently spends between two and five hours per day on his writing) and told tales ranging from covering mobster trials with the Asbury Park Press to writing about the economy during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. Holy Ghost Prep’s Executive in Residence program, now in its third year, is modeled after similar experiences found at many top business schools at major universities where senior executives who are alums are integrated into the life of the school. Prior to McTague, HGP’s two previous Executive in Residence visitors were Ray Glemser ’79, co-founder and chief executive officer of Glemser Technologies, and Robert Barber ’75, executive director and senior legal counsel in AT&T’s Washington, D.C. office. “We were thrilled to have Jim back on campus to serve as our latest Executive in Residence. Jim was able to bring a truly unique perspective to our students in three completely different classes—AP economics, creative writing, and AP government,” says Holy Ghost Prep President Gregory J. Geruson ’79. “Our Executives in Residence program is just another avenue for Holy Ghost Prep alums to give back to this school. They provide invaluable insight to our students, and we are grateful for their generous contributions.”
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Cruise Lines vessel Independence and their stops included Yonkers, Kingston, Catskill, Troy, and West Point. Tom and Mary live in Chesapeake, Va. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in April and are looking forward to their 50th in 2019.
Dr. Joseph L. Wysocki and his wife, Carolyn, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 9 in Philadelphia with 100 family members and friends. The dinner/dance, held at Casbah Caterers in Joe’s former Port Richmond neighborhood (his grandparents settled there when they first came to the U.S. from Poland), was hosted by their three daughters and their families. Wysocki retired from the USDA in 2010, and Joe and Carolyn currently reside in Amissville, Va.
Tom Flynn and his wife, Mary, along with friends Steve and Robin Comfort, recently cruised for a week on the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy and back, stopping at several historic sites along the voyage. They cruised aboard the American
Peter Bogucki ’71 and his wife Ginny welcomed their first grandchild, Cary Cross, in April. Two months after Cary arrived, Peter’s book The Barbarians, an account of later European prehistory for a general readership, was published by Reaktion Books in London. Bogucki continues to serve as associate dean for undergraduate affairs of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University.
1975 Rich Geruson became Lexmark’s president and chief executive officer in October. He also serves on the Lexmark board of directors. An experienced technology leader, Geruson spent the past six years as CEO and president of Phoenix Technologies, the world leader in firmware and PC optimization software. Before joining Phoenix, Geruson was CEO of Voice Signal Technologies and built the company into the industry leader in voice recognition software for mobile phones. Prior to Voice Signal, Geruson held senior vice president and vice president positions at Nokia, IBM, and Toshiba, and was an executive at McKinsey & Company.
1984 Chris Sullivan is currently the audio design engineer on the Bruno Mars World Tour 2017. Previously, he has toured in the same capacity with country artists Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney. Since leaving HGP,
Sullivan has been employed exclusively in the music business and has worked with a diverse group of artists as a mix engineer, consultant, and designer.
1985 Kevin Brady, vice president of casino operations/Internet gaming at Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel, was tabbed as one of the 25 people to watch by Global Gaming Business Magazine. Brady is part of the brain trust mapping the growth and expansion of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, one of the most dynamic development and management companies in the gaming industry today.
John Ziegler, a former Bucks County Courier Times high school golfer of the year in the mid-1980s at Holy Ghost Prep, was proud to meet HGP’s all-time greatest golfer Chris Crawford ’12, while Crawford competed in the 2017 United States Amateur Championship at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, near Ziegler’s home. Ziegler is a writer/broadcaster/documentary filmmaker and is married with two daughters (ages 5 and newborn). WINTER 2018 23
1989 Earlier this year, HGP teacher John Fitzpatrick completed the Wood Badge program, an adult leadership course offered through the Boy Scouts of America and based on the corporate world model of “Forming and Leading High-Performance Teams.” Currently the committee chair of Troop 304 in Glenside, Fitzpatrick enjoys working with Holy Ghost Prep’s Director of Campus Ministry and Service Mark Whartenby, himself an Eagle Scout, to support HGP students who are Boy Scouts through everyday conversations, providing direction with Eagle Scout project planning, and serving as a reference for Eagle Scout rank applications and Eagle Scout scholarship applications.
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LARRY SCHEETZ ’98 / President email@example.com
1996 Lt. Col. Brendan Toolan commands the Third Battalion, 13th Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Mike Zecca is a structural engineer who has spent his career designing and constructing bridges and buildings. Currently, Zecca is a principal structural engineer at Amtrak working on major infrastructure projects typically along the Northeast corridor. He serves as Amtrak’s technical lead on two major projects, the exterior renovation of Philly’s 30th Street Station ($100M) and the Moynihan Project in New York City that is basically taking the existing Penn Station from under Madison Square Garden across the street into the defunct Farley Post Office building ($1.8 billion). He’s also been working on the design side of the $5–$10 billion Master Redevelopment Plan of Washington’s Union Station as well as serving a minor role in the Hudson River tunnels. Mike lives in Torresdale with his wife, Heather, and three kids (Nick, Vince, and Lily).
Work with the HGP Alumni Association in offering your time and talent to the school
RYAN BECKER ’98 / Co–Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org FRANK SERAVALLI ’06 / Co–Vice President email@example.com
CNNMoney, U.S. News & World Report, and WNPV’s 1440 AM. Van Sant and his wife, Amy, are proud parents of two young boys, Billy and Tommy, and reside in Hilltown Township, Bucks County.
ness. He, his wife, Meghan, and their son, Tommy, live in Jenkintown, Pa. Dave Pascone and his wife, Colie, welcomed a healthy little boy into the world on June 15. Roman Antonio Pascone was born at 9:03 a.m. He was 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 21 inches long.
1997 William Van Sant III is currently the senior vice president, managing director at Univest Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Univest Corporation, and oversees approximately $3.5 billion in assets under management/advisement. Additionally, Van Sant is the executive director of the Univest Foundation. He is a certified financial planner, a former borough council president, and a contributor to various financial news outlets such as Kiplinger’s, 24
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Christopher Vito is in his second semester of teaching sports journalism as an adjunct faculty member at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication, in addition to his full-time role as associate director of communications and media relations at Temple’s Fox School of Busi-
The wedding of Michael Gaughan ’07 and Lauren Greco on September 30 at the Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square, Pa. turned into a full-blown Holy Ghost Prep reunion. Serving as the couple’s best man was
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Daniel Gaughan ’09 and the groomsmen included Pat Becker ’05, Bryan Affeldt ’07, Joe O’Brien ’07, Alex Fedorko ’07, and Steve Sable ’07. The couple, who met in 2012, honeymooned in Hawaii.
2010 Joe Geoghan is an art director at Digiday Media in New York City. In this position, he works with technology and media companies to help them stand out in disrupted industries through design that feels authentic and human. In his spare time, Geoghan is usually glued behind the lens of a camera. His approach to street photography is strongly influenced by American Realism, especially the work of Edward Hopper, Gregory Crewdson, and Berenice Abbott, as well as the legendary Karen Smallen.
2011 After graduating from HGP in 2011, Michael Klucsik moved to Washington, D.C., where he completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture. His master’s thesis was an exploration of how buildings can anticipate their future uses in urban environments. After living and working in D.C. for six years, Klucsik returned this past spring to Philadelphia where he began work as a fulltime designer at JKRP Architects. Outside of work, he is involved in architectural enrichment programs in the community. He serves as a mentor for high school students interested in architecture as well as a volunteer for constructing and organizing community architectural installations in and around Philadelphia. Klucsik recently made JKRP a member of Holy Ghost Prep’s LEAP externship program and will have Holy Ghost Prep students shadowing him in the spring of 2018. Jim McDade continues to ascend the minor league ladder in the San Diego Padres’ organization. In 2017, he started the season with the Tri-City Dust Devils, a Class A short season team, then was promoted to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, a full season Class A affiliate. Between the two clubs, McDade sported a 4-4 record and a 3.29 ERA, with 75 strikeouts in 82 innings of work.
2013 Andrew Spera traveled this fall to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. After graduating
in May from Fordham University with a degree in business administration, Spera decided that he first wanted to accomplish something that not many people would consider doing before starting his employment career. Mission accomplished! Spera and his father began their climb on September 27, and they reached Mt. Kilimanjaro’s summit on October 2. Says Spera: “This climb turned out to be something that challenged me physically, mentally, and spiritually and became a journey of self-discovery.”
2014 Pablo Platero ’14 and Owen McDade ’16 recently participated on the Ranger Challenge Team for the Three Rivers Battalion, including the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. Platero and McDade finished 14th out of the 42 ROTC battalions in the competition.
2015 Tim French closed out his college soccer career in style, earning first-team NCAA Division III All-Atlantic region honors for a second consecutive year at West Chester State (Pa.) University. French had a strong
2017 season, serving as a key contributor on the backline and scoring two goals on 16 shots for a total of four points. His strong senior season helped propel West Chester (14-3-2 record) to one of the best seasons in school history, as the Rams won the PSAC regular season title for the first time. The Rams also captured their first NCAA tournament win in 50 years, defeating East Stroudsburg 2-1 in double OT before falling to Charleston (W. Va.) in the Sweet 16 round.
2017 Adam Gasiewski has been quite busy since he graduated from Holy Ghost a few months ago. The Temple University freshman taught himself IOS development and has been developing apps ever since. He has three apps in the Apple App Store now: a dog breed identifier, a camera translator, and an endless arcade game. He is also the founder of RotoVest, a startup company that invests clients’ funds in daily fantasy sports competitions. And he is interning at a company called UBMe, a location-based social network app.
Nominate Someone for HGP’s “30 Under 40”
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The next issue of Holy Ghost Prep Magazine will be our first-ever “30 under 40” issue. In that issue, we will spotlight 30 amazing HGP alums under the age of 40. So if you want to suggest a young mover and shaker doing incredible things, just send an email to Bill Doherty, our director of communications, with the nominee’s name and a brief description of why that person is “30 under 40” worthy. WINTER 2018 25
Holy Ghost Prep Annual Report of Gifts 2016-2017
For it is in giving that we receive.” —FRANCIS OF ASSISI
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Dear HGP alumni, parents, and friends, It is an exciting time in the history of Holy Ghost Prep! It is my privilege to serve as chair of the Board of Trustees for Holy Ghost Preparatory School. Our board is comprised of alumni, alumni parents, and friends who have an affinity for our fine institution and share the common goal of advancing our mission to heights that have never been seen before. I am grateful to all of our trustees and benefactors for the wonderful accomplishments that we continue to achieve. What you see in this year’s annual report is a story of generosity and stewardship. We are reaching new milestones in dollars raised, alumni donor participation rates, and parent support. Most importantly, we are transforming your generosity into a meaningful and impactful experience for the young men and teachers who call Holy Ghost Prep home. It is only through your gifts that we can reach these benchmarks, and for that we say thank you. In collaboration with the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, HGP school leadership, and faculty and staff, our board has been working diligently to execute on our Vision 2020 strategic initiative. This ambitious plan is bringing significant change to Holy Ghost Prep each and every day through innovations in STEM, the performing arts, and athletics. We also have made significant progress toward our goal of making Holy Ghost Prep accessible and affordable for every qualified student who aspires to attend our school, as more than 50% of all students benefit from scholarship dollars or financial aid.
Holy Ghost Prep Board of Trustees Mr. Gregory Wozniak, Chairperson Very Rev. Jeffrey T. Duaime, C.S.Sp. ’76, Provincial Mr. Gregory J. Geruson ’79, President Mrs. Maureen Cleary Mr. Matthew Costello ’91 Sister Mary Dacey, SSJ Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S.’77 Mr. John Di Paolo ’87 Mr. George Graffy ’82 Rev. Timothy J. Hickey, C.S.Sp. Mr. Grant Holdren ’99 Mr. Michael Holt ’91 Mr. Thomas Kardish ’79 Mr. Dennis J. Murray Mr. Anthony Naccarato ’84
Every aspect of Holy Ghost Prep is improving. By every important measure—enrollment numbers, alumni giving, facilities upgrades, curriculum—we continue to excel. You can be proud of the school’s fiscal, operational, and educational health.
Dr. Robert Skalicky ’78
But there is still much to be achieved, so please accept this invitation to join us again this year and renew your commitment to our beloved Holy Ghost Prep.
Mr. Frank S. Guarrieri ’70
Mr. Gerald Stahlecker III ’83 Mr. Robert Watters ’81
Trustees Emeritus Mr. Joseph M. Blaston ’70 Mr. Joseph P. Quinlan ’71
Gregory Wozniak AP ’07, ’08, ’13 Chairman, Holy Ghost Prep Board of Trustees
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Vision 2020 Strategic Plan Update As part of our VISION 2020 effort, the Holy Ghost Prep Board of Trustees approved the initiation of several capital and endowment projects that will transform the campus and student experience at HGP:
Holt Center Arts and Athletic Activity Center—27,000 sq. feet
STEM Phase I and II Phase I - Brennan Family Innovation Center—2,000 sq. feet Phase II - renovation of six labs (biology, chemistry, physics)—6,000 sq. feet
Scholarship Current use and endowment; need and merit-based
Forensics Endowment Program operations of HGP’s signature speech and debate program
Current Funding Status Funding Priority
*As of November 25, 2017
VISION 2020 Donors To date, the following donors (listed in alphabetical order) have answered the call to support our VISION 2020 effort, and we will be forever grateful for their generosity. Anonymous Alumni Anonymous Current Parent Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Barbe AP ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barber, Esq. ‘75 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blaston ‘70 Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brennan AP ’03 Mr. James Brogan ’72 and Mrs. Stacey Keenan Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cianci CP ’20 Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Cleary AP ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeLuna CP ’20 Mr. John Di Paolo ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Dwyer Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Frederico AP ’00
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Mr. and Mrs. William Gallagher, Esq. ’72 Mr. Michael Gannon ’75 and Ms. Patricia McDermott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Geib CP ’18 Mr. Gregory Geruson ’79 and Ms. Eileen Kelly Dr. Richard Geruson ’75 and Ms. Nanette Fondas Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Gibbons CP ’19, AP ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gindele ’71 Dr. Robin Girdhar and Ms. Madelyn Reilly Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Glemser II ’79 Mr. George Graffy ’82 HGP Mothers’ Guild Mr. and Mrs. Grant Holdren ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Leo Holt ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Holt’ 91 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holt, Jr. ’81, AP ’02,’03,’06, & ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Horgan CP ’21, AP ’12 (2), & ’17 (2) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Iorio ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, Esq. ’86, CP ’18 Mr. and Mrs. William Landers CP ’18 & ’20 Mr. and Mrs. Jun Li CP ’21 Mr. and Mrs. John Lupica AP ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Madaio CP ’20 Maguire Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Markey ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin CP ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McManus ’86, CP ’20 Mr. and Mrs. James McCrane III ’77 Fr. Christopher McDermott, C.S.Sp. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. McInerney AP ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Murray AP ’06 &’ 10 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Naccarato ’84, AP ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Nucera ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Quinlan ’71 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Commonwealth Grant Mr. and Mrs. Eric Schiela ’86 Dr. Robert Skalicky ’78, AP ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stahlecker III ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Staropoli CP ’19, AP ’15 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Taylor CP ’19, AP ’17 Mr. and Mrs. John Venne ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Wang CP ’18 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watanabe CP ’20 CP: Current Parent AP: Alumni Parent Citizens Bank, Financial Partner
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Annual Fund and Capital Giving: The Basics HOLY GHOST ANNUAL FUND PROFILE x The Holy Ghost Annual Fund is the yearly fundraising effort that runs from July 1 to June 30. x The Holy Ghost Annual Fund has a goal of raising $600,000 this year from alumni, parents, and
friends of HGP.
x The Holy Ghost Annual Fund bridges the gap between revenue from tuition and the actual
cost to educate a student.
HOW ARE THE DOLLARS SPENT? The Holy Ghost Annual Fund allows our school to fund critical programs and annual budgetary needs such asâ€Ś
Tanzania, Africa Dominican Republic West Virginia
Musical instruments Costumes and props Art supplies
Smart boards LCD screens Computer lab equipment
Uniforms Team travel Tourney fees
CAPITAL AND ENDOWMENT GIVING PROFILE x Capital giving and major gifts are dollars raised for a specific project or need that requires funding
beyond operating dollars.
x Endowment gifts are restricted funds that provide investment income to support scholarships and certain school programs.
HOW ARE THE DOLLARS SPENT? Proceeds from capital gifts and endowment income allow HGP to erect new buildings, improve existing facilities, and provide scholarships.
Founders Hall (2001) Field House Locker rooms (2012) Holt Center (2018)
Locker room (2012) Cafeteria (2012) STEM Tower (Phase I and II)
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Summary of Giving and Financials Revenue 2016-2017
93% TUITION & FEES
FINANCIAL AID/ SCHOLARSHIPS/ TUITION DISC
Operating Expenses 2016-2017
59% EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
6% GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL
2% ATHLETICS & STUDENT ACTIVITIES
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PLANT OPERATIONS/ CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
AUXILIARY SERVICES/ DEBT SERVICE
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Annual Giving Growth by Year $352,499
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers businesses and individuals the ability to receive significant tax credits for donations to educational institutions such as Holy Ghost Prep. The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and the OSTC program allows Pennsylvania companies and individuals to make a donation to Holy Ghost Prep and receive up to a 90% tax credit toward their PA state tax liability.
Companies and Individuals that contributed through the Pennsylvania EITC program this fiscal year:
EITC and OSTC Giving 2016-2017 $74,000
$0 $100K $200K $300K $400K $500K $600K $700K
Summary of Giving – Fiscal Year 2016-2017
Covenant Bank Terminal Holdings, LLC Howard Lebold Dr. and Mrs. Russell Macaluso ’76 Meridian Bank Murray, Devine & Co., Inc. Scientific Search Philadelphia Insurance Companies Philip Rosenau Company, Inc. Seravalli, Inc. Waste Management Margi and Bob Watters ’81 (through BLOCS, LLC) Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS)
How it works… Annual Giving to Operations
n Pennsylvania businesses that pay PA state taxes must first be approved for their donation amount through a simple one- page application (July 2, 2018).
HGP Annual Fund Unrestricted
HGP Annual Fund Restricted
Deadlines for applying are as follows:
n May 15 – Renewal applications are due for businesses finishing or in the middle of their 2-year commitment
n July 2 – Application day for first-time applicants
n Approved businesses will receive a letter from the Department of Community and Economic Development stating their approved contribution amount.
Capital Giving to Vision 2020
n Approved businesses then have 60 days to make their charitable donation to HGP up to the approved amount.
As of November 25, 2017 Capital Need
STEM (Phase I and II)
Forensics Endowment $110,000
n Once the donation is made, HGP will mail an acknowledgement letter to the business for use in your annual tax filing. For more information about EITC and OSTC giving, please contact Dana Brown, Development Services Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
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Giving Society Donors WHY Your Gift Matters: In 2016-17, 50% of students received a need or meritbased scholarship award at an average of $5,000/ student. President’s Club $1,500+ Amy Canning Kohler Scholarship Fund Anonymous Alumni Mr. and Mrs. Brian Begley ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cartin AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cerbara AP’16 Dr. Joseph Ciecko ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Costello ’91 Mr. Patrick Cummings ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Dalrymple ’75, AP’07 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Deussing ’92 Dr. and Mrs. Francis Ferry ’70 Francis J. Marx V Memorial Fund Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Gabriele CP’18, ’21 Mr. and Mrs. William Gallagher, Esq. ’72 Mr. Michael Gannon ’75 and Ms. Patricia McDermott Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Geib CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Geonnotti, Jr. ’76, AP ’99, ’04, ’08 Dr. Robin Girdhar and Ms. Madelyn Reilly Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Glemser II ’79 Mr. and Mrs. George Graffy ’82 Mr. Andrew Grous, Esq. ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harte ’81 Mr. Joseph Holston, Jr. ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holt, Jr. ’81, AP’02, ’03, ’06, ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Holt ’91 HGP Mothers’ Guild Holy Ghost Prep Baseball Team Holy Ghost Prep Lacrosse Team Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joyce AP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Keeley Mr. and Mrs. John Killion, Jr. ’74 Mr. Timothy Kohler AP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Koreyva AP’02 Mr. and Mrs. William Landers CP’18, ’20 Mr. Howard Lebold Dr. and Mrs. Russell Macaluso ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Manetas, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Mann AP’17 Dr. and Mrs. Gerard Margiotti, Jr. ’74, AP’03, ’12 Mr. Francis Marx IV AP’00, ’14 Mr. and Mrs. James McFadden AP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McManus ’86, CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Murray AP’06, ’10 Mr. and Mrs. James Nycz CP’20, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peters AP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pintimalli ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Profy IV ’79, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Quinlan ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Craig Rankin CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reinholt ’03 32
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roche AP’17 Mr. Dennis Ryan ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scheetz, Jr. ’98 Mr. Kenneth Selvaggi ’79 and Ms. Anne Conaty Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sylvester ’84, CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Igor Tutko AP’10 Dr. and Mrs. Nuo Wang CP’18
1703 Society $1,000 - $1,499 Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Alcaro ’83 Mr. Daniel Alesandro ’95 Anonymous Alumni Mr. and Mrs. David Amaro Mr. and Mrs. John Appolonia ’82, CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. John Bautz CP’18, ’20 Mr. and Mrs. William Cain, Sr. AP’05, ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Martin Connor ’82 Rev. Thomas Dailey ’77 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Danna CP’18 Mr. Peter Davis ’71, AP’98 Dr. and Mrs. Brian Firth AP’02 Mr. and Mrs. John Gdovin, Jr. ’03 Mr. Gregory Geruson ’79 and Ms. Eileen Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Gil AP’15 Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Glowacki, Jr. ’79, AP’12 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, Esq. ’86, CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kuriger ’84 Mr. and Mrs. John Leonard AP’98, ’05 Mr. and Mrs. John Lubinski CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Madaio CP’20 Mr. Thomas Mahoney and Ms. Kathleen Meriwether AP’07, ’13 Mr. and Mrs. James Manney AP’04 (2) Dr. and Mrs. Richard Mshomba CP’20, AP’10, ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mundy AP’99, ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mycka ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Karl New ’79 Mr. Michael Phinney ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Riccio ’93 Ms. Catherine Rzepela Mr. and Mrs. Michael Savage, Jr. ’03
Mr. Ernest Schoellkopff, Esq. ’79 Mr. Christopher Tretina ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Viscariello AP’07 Mr. and Mrs. James Whalen ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Wozniak, Sr. AP’07, ’08, ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Carter Young
One Heart & One Mind Society $500 - $999 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Amoruso, Jr. CP’21, AP’11, ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Betz, Jr. ’80 Dr. Thomas Brunner AP’98, ’01, ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bryson III AP’10 Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cascone AP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Chapman ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Cianci CP’20 Mr. Martin Connor, Jr. AP’82, ’85 Mr. Kevin Cunningham ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Danilak Mr. and Mrs. Michael D’Arcangelo ’71 Mr. John Di Paolo ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dobuski AP’13 Mr. James Duffy ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Alan Eckert AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Jay Fife ’88, CP’18 Mr. Anthony Figliola Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Flocco ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flynn ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Flynn Mr. Chaon Garland ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Geoghan, Sr. AP’10 Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Gibbons CP’19, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guarrieri, Esq. ’70 Mr. Andrew Hauber ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hessenthaler AP’15 Mr. and Mrs. John Hillock, Jr. AP’04 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Holland ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kardish ’79, AP’14 Mr. Mick Keelan ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kelly AP’04 Mr. and Mrs. James Kling AP’15 Mr. and Mrs. David Klucsik AP’11, ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lawall III ’04 Mr. Patrick Leonard ’74, AP’02, ’05 Mr. and Mrs. John Lupica AP’11 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maiorino, Esq. ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Malloy, Jr. ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Mastil ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller AP’97 Mr. and Mrs. John Moxon ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Vijay Muthumalai AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Naccarato ’84, AP’10 Rev. Thomas Nasta ’74
WHY Your Gift Matters: Your gift helped with equipment upgrades and travel opportunities for our athletic teams.
Mr. and Mrs. James Nasuti ’66 Mr. and Mrs. John Neary, Jr. ’96 Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Przybylski ’82 Mr. William Quigley ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rauch ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rocco ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rose ’75 Mrs. Joan Schott AP’81 Mr. and Mrs. James Seighman, Jr. AP’13 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Seravalli ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith ’94 St. Jerome Church Mr. and Mrs. Mark Staudenmeier Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sternberg, Esq. CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Stunder III ’98 Mr. and Mrs. George Vilsmeier Mr. Edmund Walsh ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Whiteman AP’89 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Woods
Cornwells Society $250 - $499 Mr. Ryan Abramson ’94 Mr. Mark Adelsberger ’70 Rev. Philip Agber, C.S.Sp. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander, Jr. CP’20(2), AP’13 Mr. Christopher Alvarez ’04 Anonymous Alumni Mr. Robert Bailey ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Markus Barone ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Bitting ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blaston ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Greg Bliss AP’91, ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bradbury ’00 Mr. and Dr. Gregory Braun CP’18 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Brennan ’03 Mr. and Mrs. James Britt ’00 Mr. and Mrs. James Britt AP’00 Mr. and Dr. Robert Burns ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Butch ’96 Ms. Nura Calderon CP’19 Mrs. Christine Cerquetelli CP’19 Mr. John Chapman ’72 Drs. Timothy Clay ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clifton AP’13 Congregation of the Holy Spirit Dr. and Mrs. Peter Cridge ’86 Mr. and Mrs. John Crouse Mr. and Mrs. Piotr Cymbalski CP’20, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Raighne Delaney, Esq. ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Albert DiGregorio, Jr. ’76, AP’08 (2), ’12 Mr. James Dillon ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dillon ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dillon AP’97, ’04 Bill and Bridget Doherty Mr. and Mrs. David Domzalski AP’02, ’05, ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Donahue AP’91 Very Rev. Jeffrey Duaime, C.S.Sp. ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Dwyer Mr. and Mrs. Abdallah El-Habr CP’18, ’20 Mr. Stanley Elias, Jr. ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Esposito AP’96, ’97 Mr. and Mrs. James Esposito ’97 CP = Current Parent | AP = Alumni Parent
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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Failla ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Joaquin Falcon AP’16 Mr. John Fazzie ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Camilo Ferrandez ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Forkin, Jr. CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. John Gdovin, Sr. AP’03, ’05, ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gramlich ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haggerty, Jr. ’97 Mr. and Mrs. R. Timothy Heath CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. John Herman ’70 Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes, Jr. ’84 Mr. and Mrs. John Iwasyk AP’14, ’16 Mr. Christopher Kalck ’03 Mr. and Mrs. James Kalmes AP’13 Mr. and Mrs. David Kasperowicz AP’14, ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kerns AP’01, ’03, ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Konzelman ’83 Mr. Kyle Koreyva ’02 Mr. Richard Krolikowski ’71 Ms. Theresa Kudla Mr. Alexander Manna ’92 Mr. Brett Manney ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Gamaliel Martinez AP’02, ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Massari CP’18, AP’16 Mr. and Mrs. David McBride ’76, AP’02, ’09, ’13 Mr. and Mrs. James McCrane IV ’02 Mr. Matthew McDermott ’07 Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald AP’01, ’04 Mr. Stephen McGill ’81 and Ms. Lynn Gilardi Mr. and Mrs. James McTague ’67 Mr. Michael Meistering Mr. and Mrs. Francis Menna III ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Monckton CP’19, AP’16 Mr. John Mundy ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Murphy ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Naccarato AP’84, ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Damian Nicastro AP’15, ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Brien ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Ombao ’82 Mr. Michael O’Toole and Ms. Mary Louise Castaldi Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Petrino ’66 Mr. Thomas Potter, Jr. ’75 and Ms. Sandra McCarley Rev. Christopher Promis, C.S.Sp. ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Purowitz AP’10, ’13 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Reilly CP’20 Mr. Christopher Rivelli ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Roberts AP’11 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Rooney ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rosowski, Sr. ’80,AP’11, ’15 Mr. Joseph Rossi ’81 Mr. and Mrs. George Rusnak CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Screen Mr. Nicholas Seravalli ’08 Mr. and Dr. Richard Shaginaw ’70, AP’08, ’11 Mr. Stephen Shandor ’79 Mr. Michael Simmonds, Jr. ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Slattery ’69 Mr. and Mrs. David Smallen AP’97, ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Smiley CP’19, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Smith, Jr. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Todd Smith ’97
Mr. Louis Spinelli ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Strybuc ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Derek Swider CP’19 Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Tomshaw Mr. and Mrs. Gary Tretina AP’00 Mr. and Dr. Norris Turner AP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Van Osten IV ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Varley, Jr. AP’16 Major Brendan Walsh ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Walsh ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Charles White ’96 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Witkowski ’76 Mr. Ronald Yake and Ms. Mary McSorley CP’18, AP’15 (2) Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Zalewski AP’04 Mr. Nicholas Zamparelli ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Jun Zhou AP’17 Dr. John Zomchick ’71
Mr. and Mrs. William Carley, Jr. ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Carlin ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carmine AP’09 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Carroll ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cartwright ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Chapman ’71, AP’93, ’99, ’03 Mr. and Mrs. David Charles AP’01, ’05 Mr. and Mrs. John Chipperfield CP’18 Drs. Aldo Ciccotelli CP’18, AP’13 Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Cieri, Esq. ’82, AP’11 Mr. and Mrs. James Connelly AP’11 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Conway, Sr. AP’06 Mr. Patrick Corcoran ’08 Mr. Carl Cordek ’70 Mr. and Mrs. John Corry ’83 Mr. Theodore Cotton Mr. Andrew Cummings ’01
WHY Your Gift Matters: Annual giving is bridging the 7% budgetary gap between student tuition and the actual cost of an HGP education. Friends of the Mission $100 - $249 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ackerman, Sr. CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. James Adams AP’01, ’04 Mr. William Adams and Ms. Angela Marchesani CP’19, ’21 Mr. and Mrs. Jason Adel ’98 Mr. Matthew Ahearn ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Jose Alvarez AP’08 Mr. and Mrs. James Babst, Jr. AP’17 Mr. Zachary Babst Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Barbe AP’17 Mr. Paul Beck, Esq. ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Becker ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bell CP’20 Mr. Michael Best ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Biedrzycki, Esq. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. William Binder CP’20 Mr. John Bowen Mr. and Mrs. John Boyle CP’20, AP’14 Mr. Brian Boyle ’95 Mr. David Bradbury ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Bradley AP’11 Mr. John Breen III ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brick CP’19 Ms. Dana Brown Mr. Thomas Buck CP’18 Mr. James Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Donald Burke AP’11 Mr. and Mrs. John Burke CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burns ’78 Mr. and Mrs. James Burtt ’67 Mr. and Mrs. James Bushman AP’88 Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Buzogany, Jr. AP’09, ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Campbell AP’06, ’12
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Curry CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dalesandro CP’19 Mr. Daniel Dalton, Jr. ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent D’Andrea, Jr. ’99 Mr. and Mrs. David D’Aulerio ’86 Ms. Margaret DeMauro Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dewees CP’20 Mr. Christos Dinoulis ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dolce, Jr. AP’14, ’16 Mr. Kevin Doman ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Donnelly ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Dooley AP’07 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dougherty AP’02 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Doyle ’64 Mr. Joseph Esposito ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Farrell AP’75 Dr. and Mrs. William Feeney AP’13 Mr. and Mrs. John Fenstermaker AP’17 Mr. Angelo Fields ’00 Mr. Jake Figaniak ’13 Mr. Ryan Filipowicz ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fitzpatrick AP’77, ’89 Mr. Justin Flores ’05 Mr. Brendan Flynn ’00 Mr. and Mrs. James Frawley AP’97, ’05, ’08 Mr. and Mrs. James Frawley, Jr. ’97 Mr. Kevin Frawley ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Fumagali Mr. and Mrs. Donald Furmanski, Jr. ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fuschetti AP’10 Mr. and Mrs. James Gallagher AP’01, ’11 Mr. David Gambardello ’98 Mr. and Dr. Brien Gardiner AP’04 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gasiewski CP’19, ’21, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Justin Geonnotti ’04
Ms. Alexis Gettings Mr. and Mrs. Sean Gibbs CP’18 Mr. Matthew Gibson ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gifford ’02 Mrs. Nancy Gifford-Humphreys AP’02, ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ginnetti ’94, CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. William Gledhill AP’10 Dr. and Mrs. Martin Glynn AP’03, ’09, ’11 Dr. and Mrs. Charles Gorbsky ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Grabowski AP’95 Mrs. Kathleen Gregory AP’82 Mr. and Mrs. James Grey AP’12 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hackett, Jr. AP’80 Mr. and Mrs. James Helhowski ’72 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hellings III ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Heulitt ’97 HGP Alumni Association Mr. and Mrs. George Hibbs AP’15 Mr. and Dr. George Hindley, Jr. CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Horgan CP’21, AP’12 (2), ’17 (2) Mr. and Mrs. Steven Howard ’81 Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Ireland ’81, AP’14 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Iuliano AP’02, ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jackson AP’03 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jacobs ’01 Dr. and Mrs. Dan Jacobs AP’01 Mr. Robert Jeral ’69 and Ms. Barbara Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Joganich Dr. David Johnston and Dr. Edna Ramirez CP’19 Mr. Andrew Jordan ’00 Mr. and Mrs. John Joyce CP’19, ’20 Mr. Paul Kawoczka ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Neil Kelly CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kelly CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kerr Mr. Christopher King ’96 Mr. Samuel King III ’90 Mr. John Klitsch III ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Drew Knasiak ’74 Rev. John La Rosa ’73 Mr. and Mrs. William Lacava ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Justin Laskey ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lawson ’92 Mr. Stephen Leist and Ms. Patricia Sullivan AP’07 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Licolli CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long III ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Lorenzo, Jr. ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lucarini AP’03, ’07 Mr. Christopher Lucisano ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lynch ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Macchione, Sr. CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. John Malkowski AP’10, ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Maloney ’88 Mr. Ryan Manney ’04 Mr. Michael Marchesani ’99 Mr. Ryan Martin ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Maskarinec Mr. and Mrs. Richard Matteo, Sr. AP’99 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCurry III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDonald CP’19, AP’17 Mr. Sean McFarlane ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard McGeever ’98 CP = Current Parent | AP = Alumni Parent WINTER 2018 33
WHY Your Gift Matters: Support for new clubs in the form of VEX robotics competition super kits
Mrs. Jeneen McHugh CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McKenna ’69 Mr. and Mrs. David McKenna ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard McKeown AP’86 Mr. and Mrs. James McKissick, Jr. CP’19, AP’15 Mr. and Mrs. John McLoughlin CP’21, AP’15, ’17 Mr. and Mrs. John McNamee CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McNulty CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Meacham CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Meier ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Demetrios Melekos CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Melinson ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Craig Menta AP’07 Mr. Joseph Metka ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Mindiak CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mizgerd AP’10 Mr. James Moore, Jr. CP’19 Mr. Matthew Moyer and Ms. Kristin Werner CP’19 Mr. Sean Mundy ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murray ’89 Ms. Linda Musial AP’84, ’86, ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Jagannatha Mysore CP’20 Dr. Niles Nicolo ’70 Mr. Michel Nijs and Ms. Maria Carelli CP’20, ’21 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Norton AP’06 Mr. Christopher Novick ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Nucera ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O’Brien, Jr. ’69 Mr. and Mrs. John O’Donnell ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Mark O’Hara CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Olivar AP’15 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Paccapaniccia AP’00, ’07 Mr. Alexander Palamarchuk, Esq. ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Pannone CP’20 Mr. Kishan Patel ’08 Mr. and Mrs. John Peirce, Jr. ’68 Mr. Richard Petroni ’02 Mr. James Phillips III ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pinkstone CP’19, ’21 Mr. and Mrs. James Pirolli AP’00, ’04 Mrs. Grace Pounder AP’79 Anonymous Alumni Parent Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raynor ’98 Mr. David Reddy ’98 Mr. and Mrs. William Regli AP’86 Mr. Thomas Ricchezza ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Rivera ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roach AP’86, ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Robbins AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rooney AP’82 Mr. Matthew Rosso ’98 Mr. Vincent Rossomando ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Sacco AP’86, ’88, ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sauermelch ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Savage ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Seminack Mr. Kevin Sharp ’97 Mr. and Mrs. John Shouldis ’89 CP = Current Parent | AP = Alumni Parent
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Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Simon AP’87 Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Siwiecki AP’02 Dr. and Mrs. Richard Skirpan ’98 Mr. David Smith, Jr. AP’96, ’99 Mr. David Smith III ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Sparber AP’06, ’09 Mr. Lew Spiewak Mr. Thomas Szerlik ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Taylor CP’19,AP’17 Mr. Ryan Tocicki ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Albert Toczydlowski ’69 Mr. and Mrs. William Tollok AP’98 Mr. Albert Tomlinson ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Truxal ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tyburski ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Valach, Jr. ’97 Mr. and Mrs. William Van Sant III ’97 Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Viscusi ’73, AP’09 Mr. and Mrs. James Viscusi, Jr. ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Vito ’03 Mr. John Vogel, Sr. AP’74 Mr. Mark Walder ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Craig Wert, Jr. CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Whartenby Mr. George White III ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wojciechowski AP’02, ’06, ’15 Mr. Nicholas Wozniak ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yizzi CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zwiercan CP’20
The Firebird Club Up to $99 Mr. and Mrs. Olger Abarca AP’14, ’17 Mr. Bryan Affeldt ’07 Mr. Daniel Affeldt ’09 Mr. Paul Ahearn ’01 Mrs. Iretta Albright AP’98 Dr. Michael Altmeier ’00 and Dr. Stephanie Cohen Mr. Michael Alven ’98 Mr. and Mrs. John Ance Mr. and Mrs. Mark Aridgides ’94 Mr. and Mrs. John Barry CP’19 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bauer AP’17 Mr. Patrick Becker ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Hector Berdecia CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Blackman AP’13 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bogle ’85 Mr. Brian Bowers ’06
Mr. James Braunstein ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brennen, Jr. Mrs. RoseLynne Brischler AP’92, ’96 Rev. John Burger ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bushek AP’04 Mr. Kevin Bushek ’04 Ms. Patricia Byrnes Mr. and Mrs. Justin Callow ’97 Mr. and Mrs. James Cauley CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cavanaugh ’01 Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Cleary ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Conway ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Corini ’75 Dr. and Mrs. William Cornwell ’86 Mr. James Cousart ’04 Mr. Remy Cousart ’06 Mr. and Mrs. James Cunningham, Jr. AP’03 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dale AP’17 Mr. Evan Dalzell Mr. Matthew D’Andrea ’98 Mr. Devon D’Andrea ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Donald DeAngelo CP’19 Mr. Anthony DiGirolamo ’98 Mr. Matthew Dillon ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dineen AP’15, ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Luigi Ditri ’95, CP’20 Mr. Robert Dolce ’14 Mr. Andrew Dolce ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dombroski ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Donahue AP’16 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doyle Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duncan ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eckerle Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Farro AP’04, ’06 Mr. Devin Farro ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ferrara ’89 Mr. Kenneth Ferris, Esq. ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Victor Fiori CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fitzgerald ’01 Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzpatrick ’89, CP’20 Mr. Colin Flynn ’98 Mr. and Mrs. James Foraker ’97 Mr. Anthony Francomacaro ’08 Mr. Thomas Frank ’98 Mr. Michael Gabrieli ’10 Mr. Timothy Gajardo ’06 Mr. Kevin Gallagher ’98 Mr. Michael Gaughan ’07 Mr. Peter Gdovin ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Geiser CP’20, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. George Geiss AP’90 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gentile AP’95, ’00 Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gibson AP’08 Mr. James Glenn ’06 Mr. Daniel Glenn ’10 Mr. Lawrence Goldenberg AP’89 Mr. Andrew Golin ’05 Mr. Ronald Grabowski ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Grebe AP’99 Mr. Sean Griffin ’99 Mr. Brendan Grish ’97
WHY Your Gift Matters: Forensics coaching, competitions, and travel needs
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Gyuraki CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Harris, Jr. ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Hartwich ’66 Mrs. Frances Heckroth AP’73 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heffernan CP’19 Mr. John Henry ’15 Mr. Edward Hepting ’67 Rev. Timothy Hickey, C.S.Sp. Mr. James Hoban Mr. and Mrs. John Homan AP’94 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Huslin CP’19, AP’17 Mr. Matthew Iacchei ’98 Mr. and Mrs. David Iannacone CP’19 Mr. John Iuliano Mr. and Mrs. John Jaszczak ’65, AP’01 Dr. and Mrs. Leon Johnson, Jr. AP’97 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Johnson AP’12 Mr. Matthew Jordan Mr. Michael Jordan ’06 Dr. Thomas Kardish AP’79, ’80 Mr. Joseph Kerns ’04 Dr. and Mrs. Edward Kimball AP’02 Mr. and Mrs. Russell Klein AP’17 Mr. Matthew Klotz ’98 Mr. Keith Knapp ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kniffin ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kobilnyk CP’19 Ms. Genevieve Kuhar Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kuhn AP’06, ’11, ’17 Mr. and Mrs. John Lachall ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Benedict LaCorte CP’18, AP’13 Mr. and Mrs. David Larkin, Esq. ’82 Mr. and Mrs. James Lawler ’67 Mr. and Mrs. John Lawlor, Jr. ’68 Mr. and Mrs. William Lennon AP’15, ’17 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Leon AP’17 Mr. Kevin Leonard ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Liberati ’65 Mr. Tyler Logan ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lorence AP’05, ’10 Mr. Kenneth Lorence ’05 Mr. Nathaniel Lorence ’10 Mr. and Mrs. William Love CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lynch III ’67 Mr. Scott Madgey ’85 Mr. Christopher Maimone ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Mara Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Marcinkowski, Jr. AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marsteller, Jr. AP’84 Mr. Michael Matza ’72 and Ms. Kate Boczar Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maum III ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McDevitt ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGoldrick, Jr. AP’09 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McGovern AP’00, ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McHugh ’03 Mr. and Mrs. James McManmon ’89 Mr. Alexander McMullen ’11 Mr. Thomas Metzger ’08 Mr. Robert Meyer ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meyers ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller AP’78 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Morschauser CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mroz ’82 Mr. Dennis Mshomba ’13 Mr. Dennis Murray ’06 Mr. Kevin Murray ’10 Mr. Michael Murray ’06 Mr. Thomas Murtaugh Mr. James Myarick, Jr. ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Jared Napolitano ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nolan ’95
A N N UA L R E P O R T O F G I F T S
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nork ’96 Mr. Joseph O’Brien ’07 Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Connor, Jr. AP’07 Mr. and Mrs. W. Gerard Oleksiak ’70 Mr. Ryan Overberger ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Christian Owen, Sr. CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Pabalan CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pandorf AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pargola AP’96, ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pargola ’96 Mr. and Mrs. David Pascone ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Pearce ’63 Mr. John Pearce III ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Perotti, Jr. AP’88 Mr. Nicholas Petro ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pisauro AP’99 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pitonyak AP’01, ’04
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Troy AP’10 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Tucker AP’99 Mr. and Mrs. John Tyburski AP’02 Mr. James Vari, Jr. ’09 Mr. Joseph Venuto, Jr. ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Vigliotti III AP’17 Rev. Edward Vilkauskas, C.S.Sp. ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Vittorelli ’86, CP’18, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walsh CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Watkins CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. William West AP’17 Mr. Kyle Wojciechowski ’15 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wozniak AP’02 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Wysocki ’62 Mr. Patrick Young ’91 and Ms. Delia Spencer
WHY Your Gift Matters: Support for our Spiritan identity through mission trips to Tanzania and the Dominican Republic Mr. and Mrs. Peter Puleo, Jr. ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Quattrocchi ’90 Mr. Christopher Rapone ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rauchut, Jr. ’73, AP’02 Mr. and Mrs. Scott Reifsnyder AP’17 Mr. Michael Reilly, Jr. ’07, CP’18 Mr. John Riehl ’05 Mr. Daniel Riley ’00 Mr. Anthony Risoldi ’06 Mr. and Mrs. John Rodgers ’61 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roman CP’20, AP’90, ’93 Mr. Joseph Rosowski, Jr. ’11 Mr. Matthew Rosowski ’15 Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Rossomando AP’02 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Roth ’87 Mr. William Rueter, Jr. ’97 Mr. Stephen Sable ’07 Mr. Geoffrey Sasso, Esq. ’99 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Saxton, Jr. ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Schmidt CP’19, AP’14 Mr. and Mrs. John Schwoebel ’60 Mr. Andrew Sciolla ’99 Mr. Joseph Shaginaw ’08 Mr. William Shouldis ’02 Mr. Joseph Sigg, Jr. ’98 Mr. Ronald Simone III ’09 Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Siwiecki ’02 Mr. Benjamin Smallen ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Smith AP’11 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Smith ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, Jr. AP’04, ’12 Mr. and Mrs. Brady Smith ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sobolesky ’69 Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Stevens AP’07 Mr. and Mrs. James Stewart, Jr. CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stokes AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. David Stout ’95 Mr. Daniel Sweed ’95 Mrs. Geraldine Sylvester AP’84 Mr. Michael Tantum ’10 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Taylor CP’18 Mr. Thomas Toto ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Trovato AP’06
Mr. Xincheng Zhou Mr. Cameron Zubey Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Zukowski AP’06
Alumni Donors by Year 1960 Mr. and Mrs. John Schwoebel ’60 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Carlin ’61 Mr. and Mrs. John Rodgers ’61 1962 Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Wysocki ’62 1963 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flynn ’63 Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Pearce ’63 1964 Rev. John Burger ’64 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Doyle ’64 Rev. Christopher Promis, C.S.Sp. ’64 Rev. Edward Vilkauskas, C.S.Sp. ’64 1965 Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Harris, Jr. ’65 Mr. and Mrs. John Jaszczak ’65, AP’01 Mr. and Mrs. John Lachall ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Liberati ’65 Mr. John Mundy ’65 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Smith ’65 1966 Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Hartwich ’66 Mr. and Mrs. James Nasuti ’66 Mr. Alexander Palamarchuk, Esq. ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Petrino ’66 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Truxal ’66 1967 Mr. and Mrs. James Burtt ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Donnelly ’67 Mr. Edward Hepting ’67 Mr. and Mrs. James Lawler ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Lorenzo, Jr. ’67
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lynch III ’67 Mr. and Mrs. James McTague ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith ’67 1968 Mr. and Mrs. John Lawlor, Jr. ’68 Mr. and Mrs. John Peirce, Jr. ’68 1969 Dr. and Mrs. Charles Gorbsky ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Holland ’69 Mr. Robert Jeral ’69 and Ms. Barbara Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McKenna ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Murphy ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O’Brien, Jr. ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Slattery ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sobolesky ’69 Mr. and Mrs. Albert Toczydlowski ’69 1970 Mr. Mark Adelsberger ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Biedrzycki, Esq. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blaston ’70 Mr. Carl Cordek ’70 Dr. and Mrs. Francis Ferry ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guarrieri, Esq. ’70 Mr. and Mrs. John Herman ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maum III ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McDevitt ’70 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Menna III ’70 Dr. Niles Nicolo ’70 Mr. and Mrs. W. Gerard Oleksiak ’70 Mr. and Dr. Richard Shaginaw ’70, AP’08, ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Smith, Jr. ’70 1971 Mr. Paul Beck, Esq. ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Chapman ’71, AP’93, ’99, ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Michael D’Arcangelo ’71 Mr. Peter Davis ’71, AP’98 Mr. Richard Krolikowski ’71 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Quinlan ’71 Mr. Dennis Ryan ’71 Dr. John Zomchick ’71 1972 Mr. John Chapman ’72 Mr. and Mrs. William Gallagher, Esq. ’72 Mr. and Mrs. James Helhowski ’72 Mr. Michael Matza ’72 and Ms. Kate Boczar 1973 Rev. John La Rosa ’73 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rauchut, Jr. ’73, AP’02 Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Viscusi ’73, AP’09 1974 Mr. and Mrs. William Carley, Jr. ’74 Mr. and Mrs. John Killion, Jr. ’74 Mr. and Mrs. Drew Knasiak ’74 Mr. and Mrs. William Lacava ’74 Mr. Patrick Leonard ’74, AP’02, ’05 Dr. and Mrs. Gerard Margiotti, Jr. ’74, AP’03, ’12 Anonymous Alumni Rev. Thomas Nasta ’74 1975 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Conway ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Corini ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Dalrymple ’75, AP’07 Mr. Michael Gannon ’75 and Ms. Patricia McDermott Mr. Joseph Holston, Jr. ’75
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lynch ’75 Mr. Thomas Potter, Jr. ’75 and Ms. Sandra McCarley Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rose ’75 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sauermelch ’75 1976 Drs. Timothy Clay ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Albert DiGregorio, Jr. ’76, AP’08 (2), ’12 Very Rev. Jeffrey Duaime, C.S.Sp. ’76 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Geonnotti, Jr. ’76, AP’99, ’04, ’08 Dr. and Mrs. Russell Macaluso ’76 Mr. and Mrs. David McBride ’76, AP’02, ’09, ’13 Mr. and Mrs. David McKenna ’76 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Witkowski ’76 1977 Rev. Thomas Dailey ’77 Gary Foster ’77 1978 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burns ’78 1979 Dr. Joseph Ciecko ’79 Mr. Gregory Geruson ’79 and Ms. Eileen Kelly Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Glemser II ’79 Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Glowacki, Jr. ’79, AP’12 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kardish ’79, AP’14 Mr. and Mrs. Karl New ’79 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Profy IV ’79, AP’17 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rauch ’79 Mr. Ernest Schoellkopff, Esq. ’79 Mr. Kenneth Selvaggi ’79 and Ms. Anne Conaty Mr. Stephen Shandor ’79 Mr. George White III ’79 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Betz, Jr. ’80 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rosowski, Sr. ’80, AP’11, ’15 1981 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Harte ’81 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holt, Jr. ’81, AP’02, ’03, ’06, ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Howard ’81 Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Ireland ’81, AP’14 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maiorino, Esq. ’81 Mr. Stephen McGill ’81 and Ms. Lynn Gilardi Mr. and Mrs. John O’Donnell ’81 Mr. Joseph Rossi ’81 1982 Mr. and Mrs. John Appolonia ’82, CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Cieri, Esq. ’82, AP’11 Mr. and Mrs. Martin Connor ’82 Mr. and Mrs. George Graffy ’82 Mr. and Mrs. David Larkin, Esq. ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meyers ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mroz ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mycka ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Ombao ’82 Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Przybylski ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Rooney ’82 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Savage ’82 1983 Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Alcaro ’83 Mr. and Mrs. John Corry ’83 CP = Current Parent | AP = Alumni Parent
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Alumni Giving Participation Rates Top 10 Classes 1. Class of 1998 (39.8%) 2. Class of 1970 (26.9%) 3. Class of 1982 (25.5%) 4. Class of 1979 (23.3%) 5. Class of 1967 (22.9%) 6. Class of 1969 (22.5%) 7. Class of 1971 (21.4%) 8. Class of 1964 (20.8%) 8. Class of 1975 (20.8%) 9. Class of 1965 (16.7%) 9. Class of 1974 (16.7%) 10. Class of 1995 (16.5%)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Furmanski, Jr. ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hellings III ’83 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Konzelman ’83 Mr. and Mrs. James Viscusi, Jr. ’83 1984 Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes, Jr. ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kuriger ’84 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Naccarato ’84, AP’10 Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sylvester ’84, CP’19 1985 Mr. and Mrs. Markus Barone ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bogle ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Raighne Delaney, Esq. ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Camilo Ferrandez ’85 Mr. Scott Madgey ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rocco ’85 1986 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cartwright ’86 Dr. and Mrs. William Cornwell ’86 Dr. and Mrs. Peter Cridge ’86 Mr. and Mrs. David D’Aulerio ’86 Mr. Stanley Elias, Jr. ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, Esq. ’86, CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McManus ’86, CP’20 Mr. William Quigley ’86 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Vittorelli ’86, CP’18, AP’17 1987 Mr. John Di Paolo ’87 Mr. Chaon Garland ’87 Mr. Mick Keelan ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Roth ’87 1988 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duncan ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Jay Fife ’88, CP’18 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Maloney ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pintimalli ’88 1989 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ferrara ’89 Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzpatrick ’89, CP’20 Mr. Ronald Grabowski ’89 Mr. and Mrs. James McManmon ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murray ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Nucera ’89 Mr. and Mrs. John Shouldis ’89 1990 Mr. Kevin Cunningham ’90 36
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Mr. Samuel King III ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Malloy, Jr. ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Quattrocchi ’90 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Rivera ’90 1991 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Begley ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Costello ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Holt ’91 Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kniffin ’91 Mr. Patrick Young ’91 and Ms. Delia Spencer 1992 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Deussing ’92 Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lawson ’92 Mr. Alexander Manna ’92 1993 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Chapman ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Riccio ’93 Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Walsh ’93 1994 Mr. Ryan Abramson ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Mark Aridgides ’94 Anonymous Alumni Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ginnetti ’94, CP’20 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Melinson ’94 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith ’94 1995 Mr. Daniel Alesandro ’95 Mr. Brian Boyle ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Luigi Ditri ’95, CP’20 Mr. James Duffy ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Failla ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Flocco ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Mastil ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Donald Meier ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nolan ’95 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Saxton, Jr. ’95 Mr. and Mrs. David Stout ’95 Mr. Daniel Sweed ’95 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Van Osten IV ’95 Mr. Edmund Walsh ’95 Mr. and Mrs. James Whalen ’95 1996 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Butch ’96 Mr. Daniel Dalton, Jr. ’96 Mr. Joseph Esposito ’96 Mr. Kenneth Ferris, Esq. ’96 Mr. Christopher King ’96 Mr. and Mrs. John Moxon ’96 Mr. and Mrs. John Neary, Jr. ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nork ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pargola ’96 Mr. David Smith III ’96 Mr. and Mrs. Charles White ’96 Mr. Nicholas Zamparelli ’96
1997 Mr. and Mrs. Justin Callow ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dillon ’97 Mr. and Mrs. James Esposito ’97 Mr. and Mrs. James Foraker ’97 Mr. and Mrs. James Frawley, Jr. ’97 Mr. Brendan Grish ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haggerty, Jr. ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Heulitt ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Miller ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Richard O’Brien ’97 Mr. William Rueter, Jr. ’97 Mr. Kevin Sharp ’97 Mr. Benjamin Smallen ’97 Mr. and Mrs. Todd Smith ’97
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Valach, Jr. ’97 Mr. and Mrs. William Van Sant III ’97 1998 Mr. and Mrs. Jason Adel ’98 Mr. Michael Alven ’98 Mr. Robert Bailey ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Becker ’98 Mr. David Bradbury ’98 Mr. James Braunstein ’98 Mr. Patrick Cummings ’98 Mr. Matthew D’Andrea ’98 Mr. Anthony DiGirolamo ’98 Mr. Christos Dinoulis ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dombroski ’98 Mr. Colin Flynn ’98 Mr. Thomas Frank ’98 Mr. Kevin Gallagher ’98 Mr. David Gambardello ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gramlich ’98 Mr. Matthew Iacchei ’98 Mr. John Klitsch III ’98 Mr. Matthew Klotz ’98 Mr. Keith Knapp ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Gerard McGeever ’98 Mr. Joseph Metka ’98 Mr. Ryan Overberger ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Puleo, Jr. ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raynor ’98 Mr. David Reddy ’98 Mr. Matthew Rosso ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scheetz, Jr. ’98 Mr. Joseph Sigg, Jr. ’98 Dr. and Mrs. Richard Skirpan ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Brady Smith ’98 Mr. Louis Spinelli ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Strybuc ’98 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Stunder III ’98 William A. Tollok ’98 Mr. Thomas Toto ’98 Major Brendan Walsh ’98 1999 Mr. John Breen III ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Brian Carroll ’99 Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Cleary ’99 Mr. and Mrs. Vincent D’Andrea, Jr. ’99 Mr. Kevin Doman ’99 Mr. John Fazzie ’99 Mr. Sean Griffin ’99 Mr. Michael Marchesani ’99 Andrew Romano ’99 Mr. Geoffrey Sasso, Esq. ’99 Mr. Andrew Sciolla ’99 2000 Dr. Michael Altmeier ’00 and Dr. Stephanie Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bradbury ’00 Mr. and Mrs. James Britt ’00 Mr. Angelo Fields ’00 Mr. Brendan Flynn ’00 Mr. Andrew Jordan ’00 Mr. Daniel Riley ’00 Mr. Ryan Tocicki ’00 Mr. Albert Tomlinson ’00 Mr. Christopher Tretina ’00 2001 Mr. Paul Ahearn ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cavanaugh ’01 Mr. Andrew Cummings ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fitzgerald ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jacobs ’01 Mr. Michael Phinney ’01 Mr. Thomas Szerlik ’01 2002 Mr. James Dillon ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gifford ’02 Mr. Kyle Koreyva ’02 Mr. Christopher Lucisano ’02 Mr. Christopher Maimone ’02 Mr. and Mrs. James McCrane IV ’02 Mr. Richard Petroni ’02 Mr. Vincent Rossomando ’02 Mr. William Shouldis ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Siwiecki ’02 Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tyburski ’02 Mr. Mark Walder ’02 D. Gregory Winther ’02 2003 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Brennan ’03 Mr. and Dr. Robert Burns ’03 Mr. and Mrs. John Gdovin, Jr. ’03 Mr. Andrew Hauber ’03 Mr. Christopher Kalck ’03 Mr. Sean McFarlane ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew McHugh ’03 Mr. Sean Mundy ’03 Mr. and Mrs. David Pascone ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reinholt ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Savage, Jr. ’03 Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Vito ’03 2004 Mr. Christopher Alvarez ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Bitting ’04 Mr. Kevin Bushek ’04 Mr. James Cousart ’04 Mr. Matthew Dillon ’04
Alumni Donor Participation Growth
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Mr. and Mrs. Justin Geonnotti ’04 Mr. Andrew Grous, Esq. ’04 Mr. Joseph Kerns ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lawall III ’04 Mr. Brett Manney ’04 Mr. Ryan Manney ’04 Mr. and Mrs. Jared Napolitano ’04 Mr. Thomas Ricchezza ’04 2005 Mr. Matthew Ahearn ’05 Mr. Patrick Becker ’05 Mr. Justin Flores ’05 Mr. Peter Gdovin ’05 Mr. Andrew Golin ’05 Mr. Kevin Leonard ’05 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long III ’05 Mr. Kenneth Lorence ’05 Mr. John Riehl ’05 Mr. Michael Simmonds, Jr. ’05 2006 Mr. Brian Bowers ’06 Mr. Remy Cousart ’06 Mr. Devon D’Andrea ’06 Mr. Devin Farro ’06 Mr. Timothy Gajardo ’06 Mr. James Glenn ’06 Mr. Michael Jordan ’06 Mr. Paul Kawoczka ’06 Mr. Tyler Logan ’06 Mr. Ryan Martin ’06 Mr. Dennis Murray ’06 Mr. Michael Murray ’06 Mr. Christopher Novick ’06 Mr. Nicholas Petro ’06 Mr. Christopher Rapone ’06 Mr. Anthony Risoldi ’06 Mr. Christopher Rivelli ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Francis Seravalli ’06 Mr. Joseph Venuto, Jr. ’06 2007 Mr. Bryan Affeldt ’07 Mr. Michael Best ’07 Mr. Michael Gaughan ’07 Mr. Matthew McDermott ’07 Mr. Robert Meyer ’07 Mr. James Myarick, Jr. ’07 Mr. Joseph O’Brien ’07 Mr. Michael Reilly, Jr. ’07, CP’18 Mr. Stephen Sable ’07 2008 Mr. Patrick Corcoran ’08 Mr. Anthony Francomacaro ’08 Mr. Kevin Frawley ’08 Mr. Matthew Gibson ’08 Mr. and Mrs. Justin Laskey ’08 Mr. Thomas Metzger ’08 Mr. Kishan Patel ’08 Mr. Nicholas Seravalli ’08 Mr. Joseph Shaginaw ’08 Mr. Nicholas Wozniak ’08 2009 Mr. Daniel Affeldt ’09 Mr. James Phillips III ’09 Mr. Ronald Simone III ’09 Mr. James Vari, Jr. ’09 2010 Mr. Michael Gabrieli ’10 Mr. Daniel Glenn ’10 Mr. Nathaniel Lorence ’10 Mr. Kevin Murray ’10 Mr. John Pearce III ’10 Mr. Michael Tantum ’10
2011 Mr. Ryan Filipowicz ’11 Mr. Alexander McMullen ’11 Mr. Joseph Rosowski, Jr. ’11 2013 Mr. Jake Figaniak ’13 Mr. Dennis Mshomba ’13 2014 Mr. Robert Dolce ’14 2015 Mr. John Henry ’15 Mr. Matthew Rosowski ’15 Mr. Kyle Wojciechowski ’15
Corporate and Foundation Donors AllianceBernstein* American Foods Group, LLC Automatic Data Processing* B&M’s Total Car Care, Inc. Bank of America* Bay Crane Black Rock* Bristol-Myers Squibb* Bucks Physical Therapy Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) Chubb* Citizens Bank Coca-Cola* Covenant Bank CP Rankin Inc Doty Family Foundation* Electronic Security Solutions, LLC Genesis Asset Protection, Inc. Glemser Technologies Corp. Goldman Sachs* Hillock Anodizing, Inc. Hoffman, Sternberg & Karpf, LLC James J. McGhee Funeral Home, Inc. Just4Keepers of East PA Kellogg’s* Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc.* Maguire Foundation McCaffrey’s Market McKissick Appraisals, Inc Medtronic Foundation* Merck Foundation for Giving* Meridian Bank Murray, Devine & Co., Inc. Nelnet* Novartis* Novo Nordisk* Pfizer Inc.* Philadelphia Insurance Companies Philip Rosenau Company, Inc. Prudential Foundation* Quaint Oak Bank Quintiles Transitional Corporation* Radian Group Inc* Riccio Family Pharmacy, Inc. Sanofi* Scientific Search Seravalli, Inc. Simplifi Payroll & HR Strata Company Turtle & Hughes, Inc. Tyco* US Bank* Verizon Foundation* Waste Management Wells Fargo Foundation* *Corporate Matching Company
Faculty & Staff Donors Mr. Ryan Abramson ’94 Rev. Philip Agber, C.S.Sp. Mr. and Mrs. Greg and Marie Bliss Ms. Dana Brown Mrs. Ann Bushek Mrs. Geraldine Carmine Mr. Anthony Chapman ’71 Mr. John Crouse Mr. Jeffrey Danilak Mr. Bill Doherty Mr. Matthew Dwyer Mr. Thomas Eckerle Mrs. Patricia Esposito Mr. Anthony Figliola Mr. John Fitzpatrick ’89 Mr. Gregory Geruson ’79 Ms. Alexis Gettings Mr. James Hoban Mrs. Karen Iuliano Mr. Michael Jacobs ’01 Mrs. Diane Joganich Mr. Matthew Jordan Mrs. Nancy Kerr Ms. Theresa Kudla Fr. Christopher McDermott, C.S.Sp. Mrs. Cynthia McDonald Mr. Thomas Murtaugh Mr. Brandon Petcaugh Mr. Peter Puleo, Jr. ’98 Dr. Edna Ramirez Mrs. AnnMarie Reteneller Dr. Thomas Saxton, Jr. ’95 Mrs. Christine Seighman Mr. Michael Seminack Mrs. Karen Smallen Mr. Michael Stanish Mr. James Stewart, Jr. Mr. Stephen Stunder III ’98 Dr. Stephen Tomshaw Mrs. Beth Vilsmeier Mr. Mark Whartenby Mr. Timothy Woods
EITC/OSTC Donors Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) Covenant Bank Terminal Holdings, LLC. Mr. Howard Lebold Dr. and Mrs. Russell Macaluso ’76 Meridian Bank Murray, Devine & Co., Inc. Scientific Search Philadelphia Insurance Companies Philip Rosenau Company, Inc. Seravalli, Inc. Waste Management Mr. and Mrs. Robert Watters ’81
2016 Golf Classic Sponsors
Corporate Holt Logistics Corp.
Assured Guaranty Ballast Financial Chubb Curtin & Heefner LLC Coldwell Banker Hearthside, Realtors Haldeman Lexus of Princeton McGillin Architecture, Inc. Murray, Devine & Co., Inc.
Nave Newell O’Donnell & Naccarato Office Depot/ Office Max Seravalli, Inc.
James C. Otten Real Estate, Inc. McMenamin Family ShopRite The Petroni Family
Cart IBEW, Local Union 614
Class of 1999 D’Andrea Bros. Concrete Co., Inc. Gene DiGirolamo, State Representative Tom & Marie Dolan Fox Chase Lock & Key, Inc. Fox Rothschild Hatzel & Buehler, Inc. Incite Energy Kenderdine’s Blue Flame Gas Licolli’s Ashton Road Automotive The Lupica Family Jim & Kathy Lynch Simplifi Payroll & HR
2nd Street Brew House BSN Sports The Cerbara Family Farmers Insurance - Matthew Sasse Agency International Direct Response, Inc. RecruitU Senator Tommy Tomlinson Transportation Services, Inc.
2017 Spring Auction Sponsors
Cornwells Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
Aramark Corporation McDonald Building Company Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Naccarato ’84, AP’10 O’Donnell & Naccarato
Curtin & Heefner, LLC The Gabriele Family The Gosek Family
Friends of HGP
La’Mar Professional Cleaning Service, Inc. McGillin Architecture, Inc. Riccio Family Pharmacy, Inc. The Rusnak Family
Patron Licolli’s Ashton Road Automotive
2nd Street Brew House Carlucci’s The Dolce Family Enliven Planters Mark Hutchinson ’79 / Joe Canal’s McCaffrey’s Market The Narwicz Family Rob’s Towing & Automotive
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR x January 27 Alumni Basketball Game/HGP Athletic Hall of Fame Night x March 4 Forensics Pasta Dinner x March 10 Mother-Son Dance x March 22 Alumni Association March Madness Event x April 14 HGP Spring Auction x April 18-22 School Play Dirty Rotten Scoundrels x May 6 Father-Son Communion Breakfast x May 24 Washington, D.C. Alumni Event x June 1 Baccalaureate Mass x June 2 Commencement and 50-Year Class of 1968 Reunion
Save the Date VISION 2020 Celebrations March 16 Holt Center Ribbon Cutting September 12-13 VISION 2020 Celebration Weekend Mass of the Holy Spirit For additional information, please contact Christine Seighman, coordinator of special events, at email@example.com.