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SLCS is a busy place! You can keep up to date by utilizing the SLCS Blog: Our blog feeds to our official Facebook page, and now to our Twitter page @StLaurence_1992, so we’re hoping that we’re catching you in all of your places of choice in the social media world! Simply enter our web address or scan our QR tag with your smartphone, and you are there!

Editor/Layout Ginger Przybyla Proofreaders Marie Brown Terry Boyer Contributors Suzanne Byrne Michele Cashiola Susan Crockett Adriana Gutierrez Debra Haney Kristin Holy Doris Mendiola Jim Murray Nancy Popp Maria Juanita Talaga Cara Turner Photographers Johnny Baugh Suzanne Byrne Brandon Campbell Charlotte Conner Julie Chovanetz Doris Mendiola Kristi O’Connell Ginger Przybyla SLCS Faculty/Staff SLCS Volunteers

The Spirit Magazine | Issue 6, Volume 2, Summer 2014 St. Laurence Catholic School Office of Development 2630 Austin Parkway | Sugar Land, Texas 77479 | 281-980-0500 main | 281-980-0026 fax The Spirit is distributed to our constituent groups such as our current parents and alumni parents, grandparents, and special friends of the school who wish to receive it. The St. Laurence Catholic School Development Office prepares The Spirit and has made every effort to ensure this listing is accurate and complete. The donors listed in the publication made a contribution to SLCS between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

THANK YOU! We extend our sincere thank you to all of our parents who volunteer at the many events which take place at SLCS during our school year. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for all that you do! Our school is successful due to your time, talent and treasure. ACCREDITATION SLCS is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. SLCS was fully accredited in 1995 through the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED), under the aegis of the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We adhere to the policies and procedures of the TCCED and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Pictured on the front cover: Altar Servers 2013-2014

ADMISSIONS St. Laurence Catholic School admits students of all races, colors, and national/ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national/ ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admission policies, tuition assistance, or athletic and other programs. For Admissions, please contact Marie Brown, Admissions Coordinator/Registrar at 281-980-0500. Get more information online at

S UMMER 2013

Above: Fr. Tom blessings the 3rd grade gardens


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Letter from the Principal Reviewing the 2013-2014 academic year and all of St. Laurence Catholic School’s achievements and gracious supporters.

S.P.IC.E. it Up! The St. Laurence program, Special People In Catholic Education, completes its year with great success.

Auction Event Recap 2014 SLCS welcomed school parents, alumni parents, faculty, staff and friends to the 22nd annual auction this past April.

LIVING OUR MISSION As a pastoral instrument of the Church, St. Laurence Catholic School sees as its mission the development of the whole Christian person. We will prepare our children to relate positively with the larger society by providing a program of Christian values, strong academics, social skills, and community service. Just

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SLCS Celebrates Service! We take a moment to recognize and give thanks to our students, the Social Concerns Ministry, parishioners, parents, faculty and staff for their dedication to service.

Annual Report A financial summary and recognition to everyone who has supported our school by giving to our annual fund.

as the Holy Trinity permeates the life of the Church, the personal relationship of parent, child, and educator gives life to our school.




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[1] STUCO Bingo Night [2] Lunches of Love service project [3] Mrs. Puyau and PTO Co-President Kristin Holy at Christmas [4] First Day of School [5] Annie with Fr. Drew at S.P.I.C.E. Luncheon [6] Pizza with Priest

LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL The 2013-2014 school year has made its mark and will be remembered as one in which St. Laurence grew in number and size. Not only did our enrollment numbers go up, we spent this year planning the renovation of our library and locker room areas, as well as the new Ava Maria Parish Life Center for our Church.” Dear SLCS Friends, It is amazing to me that we are already celebrating another year in SLCS history! The 2013-2014 school year has made its mark and will be remembered as one in which St. Laurence grew in number and size. Not only did our enrollment numbers go up, we spent this year planning the renovation of our library and locker room areas, as well as the new Ava Maria Parish Life Center for our Church. With these renovations and changes, we will be able to better serve our constituents. In addition to our growth, we expanded our Catholic Identity by hosting our first annual Family Retreat! It was a beautiful expression of God’s love as we celebrated our families and the beauty of God’s plan for Catholic, Christian families. Not only did we bring together families that dedicated an entire weekend to being together to learn, pray, and play, we also brought together the gifts of clergy from all over the state and our parish. In addition, we were able to hone in on the skills of our parish’s Edge minister, the young adult siblings of current students, the Vietnamese Dominican Sisters, retreat facilitators from the Diocese of Austin, and speakers from other parishes, as well as the school board leadership that was necessary to make such an event happen! We spent the entire weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon at the beautiful Forest Glen in Huntsville. We shared in daily prayer, the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Eucharistic Adoration, beautiful daily Masses, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, mealtimes, a family talent show, play time around the camp, and songs that will long be remembered! The response was electrifying, and I am certain that next year’s event will be even better! Many thanks to all those who made the weekend possible! Our school board was highlighted with the Archdiocesan School Board Award for its work with Catholic Identity and quality best practices overall. The school board award was presented at the Archdiocesan School Board meeting in February, and many schools have solicited our help since that presentation.

We are proud to say that our teachers and their works are also being recognized by private school and Catholic school colleagues around the archdiocese and state. We have had more professional visitors to our campus this year than any other year! Not only did we give tours and share information about our amazing instructional strategies, we also gave insight into how we are implementing technology into our classrooms as well as how we work to serve the individual needs of students. In addition, we have shared with others the development of our S.P.I.C.E. Program for Special People In Catholic Education. We have been asked to share not only our instructional successes, but also our business model and development trends regarding social media. Most importantly, we are proud to boast of our students’ accomplishments, and this year is no exception. Our sports teams did well and our track team won the city championship! We completed a record amount of service to the global community and provided many resources to local agencies as well as several of our local Catholic schools. We had many students selected for academic honors, and all of our graduates were accepted into the high schools of their choice; nine of them received scholarships – this is a record number! We are also proud to say that the Valedictorian at St. Agnes Academy as well as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory are SLCS alums! We are proud of you all! Thank you to all who make SLCS such a special place and may God continue to unite us in one spirit as we enter into the 2014-2015 school year! In Him we trust,

Debra Haney, Principal

Debra Haney Principal Suzanne Barto Assistant Principal and Curriculum Coordinator PreK - 4th Grades Germaine Guedry Assistant Principal and Curriculum Coordinator 5th - 8th Grades




John Baugh Member

Christy Novak Vice President

Caroline Egan Member

Marisa Cannon Secretary

Michael Hurtado Member

Tammy Noe Treasurer

Mick Klein Member

Stephanie Araiza Member


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[1] CSW Pep Rally [2] STUCO Bingo Night - Winner [3] Students Praying by statue [4] Mrs. Boudreaux’s Students [5] Cari Mc Menemy, Class of ‘00, and Mrs. Guedry at the S.P.I.C.E. Luncheon [6] 8th grade Cross Country girls

A NOTE FROM THE PTO Our school community is blessed in so many ways, and one of those is our SLCS PTO. This board is made up of many hardworking, dedicated, talented, giving, and godly women. With their leadership and the help of their dedicated volunteers, our programs and activities come alive at St. Laurence. The PTO is the “club for parents”. It is where the parents can help and give back to the school. It hosts many fun activities and worthwhile programs for the school community throughout the year. They run the Yankee Candle sale which gives thousands of dollars back to the classrooms, host the fun family movie nights out on the playground, and the Christmas and Valentine’s parties. They organize school dances and service projects, provide gifts and goodies for our faculty and staff, sell used uniforms, collect box tops, host Family Rosary nights, hand out birthday balloons, help the children open their containers at lunch, put on a fantastic day with grandparents, participate in prayer groups to pray for our community while students in our school, open car doors on rainy and cold days, make new families feel welcome, decorate beautiful bulletin boards and keep families informed with the marquee.

We would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers who give so generously of their time, talents, and treasures for our school and children. Your efforts are greatly appreciated! The PTO would also like to thank our SLCS faculty and staff for your guidance and leadership for our children. It is truly a trinity of parent, teacher, and child working together.


These are all important to the heart of our school. These are also only possible due to our dedicated volunteers and the

success of our annual fundraiser. This year, due to the huge success of the past Yankee Candle sales, we brought Yankee back, and it sold better than ever! Due to the huge success, this year the PTO will be giving $45,000 to the teachers wish lists. The money will go toward new items for the classrooms to assist the teachers in enhancing learning for our children. They are also donating $5,000 toward the schools’ endowment for tuition assistance. The PTO would like to thank our fundraising chair Rachelle Nurse-Goodly for spearheading an amazing fundraising campaign. She is already working on some great new ideas for next year.

2013-2014 SLCS PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION BOARD MEMBERS Co-Presidents Susan Crockett Kristin Holy Secretary Renee Mock Treasurer Sara Richards

Programs Cassandra Atme

Service Projects Julie Clay

VIPS Suzanne Tice

Prayer Liaison Michelle Cashiola

Fundraising Rachelle Nurse Goodly Publicity Renee Mock

Hospitality Michelle Porth Christina Stanton Vivienne St. John Reinette Zezatti

Teacher Appreciation Cheryl Aramburo Jessica Barry Jennifer Dye ECC Coordinator Joan Fuchs Paige Flint

Elementary Coordinator Michelle Dolar Cindy McEnaney Middle School Coordinator Traci Geyer Valerie Meyne


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Special People In Catholic Education


ur pioneer mission to serve all God’s children is taken seriously at St. Laurence Catholic School. As the premier S.P.I.C.E. program in the state of Texas, SLCS has successfully completed its first two years of serving seven differently-abled students. With a new S.P.I.C.E. Advisory Board in place, we have outstanding support to grow to new heights.

It’s exciting to offer personalized education plans to match the strengths and needs of each of His children. As we plan to expand S.P.I.C.E. services from early childhood through middle school, we are excited to develop and meet the ongoing needs of St. Laurence Parish families. As more students require non-traditional teaching methods and smaller student-to-teacher ratios, we are prepared to meet those needs. Initially formed as a separate program, our future aim is to serve more students school-wide through new “push-in” and continued successful “pull-out” services. We continue to raise funds to help offset the additional cost of S.P.I.C.E. tuition by hosting a S.P.I.C.E. luncheon on the last Friday of February each year. It’s exciting to offer personalized education plans to match the strengths and needs of each of His children. We embrace the opportunity to serve our special families’ needs and count our blessings every day for the challenges and gifts He continues to lay before us on our journey. To find out more about S.P.I.C.E., visit SPICE or call Charlotte Conner, 281-980-0500.

2013-2014 S.P.I.C.E. ADVISORY BOARD President Cara Turner, Ed.D.

Secretary SiMone Braquet

Vice President Barbara Bartusiak,Ed.D.

Legal Consult Melissa Garcia Martin

Treasurer Steve Burns

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BOOSTER CLUB RECAP ...I’d like to say thank you for your support, commitment, and dedicated service in helping to make this second year a success!”

After an exciting inaugural year, this year the Saints Boosters began to define our goals and look ahead at how the club and its sponsors can support our athletic program annually and enhance school spirit within our school and community. Staying in line with the vision of the inaugural board, we have been successful this year in fulfilling and bringing to fruition many of those original ideas and goals outlined in the mission of the Booster Club.

Accomplishments of the Club this year are as follows: • Providing funds for updating basketball and next year’s volleyball uniforms, coaches’ clinics and trainings • Funds for extra buses and referees during playoffs for multiple sports

With a mostly a new board and the addition of new Athletic Directors this year, Mr. Glen Fucik and Mrs. Betsy Brown, I’d like to say thank you for your support, commitment, and dedicated service in helping to make this second year a success! Through our fundraising efforts, which includes member donations, spirit gear sales, Booster discount cards, signage sponsors, and all our patrons of our spirit night activities, we raised over $25,000. These funds have been used to support our Athletic Department, our student athletes, and our volunteer coaches. Step on campus any Wednesday or attend various sporting events, and you can see Saints pride is alive in the sea of “Blue Out” shirts!

• Hospitality for coaches during tournaments

Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers. We look forward to another successful year!

• Purchased athletic field striper

Go Saints!

• Purchased “Blue-Out” towels for play-off games

• Provided financial assistance for several students’ athletic fees and equipment • Purchase of new pop up tents for all outdoor sporting events • Outfitted the PE storage closet with safe shelving for the organization of PE equipment • Held our first Family Fitness Night inviting all families to join us for a night of fitness and fun in the gym, including demonstrations by Safety America • Continued support of funds to the escrow account to offset the Athletic Department’s collection of athletic fees for program funding • Purchased track record books • Purchased two sport benches for away games

Michelle Cashiola President, Saints Boosters 2013/2014

President Michelle Cashiola

Secretary Martanya Hyde

Vice President Reggie Perez

Membership Christina Stanton

Treasurer Tim Lootens



2012-2013 BOOSTER CLUB BOARD MEMBERS AND COORDINATORS Concessions Brook Morello Merchandising Dennis Hoelscher

Special Projects/ Fundraising Peter de la Mora Tony Zubizarreta


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TUITION ASSISTANCE GOLF TOURNAMENT The St. Laurence Catholic School Tuition Assistance Golf Tournament returned in a big way to Sweetwater Country Club on Monday, November 18, 2013. After a one-year hiatus, 128 golfers took the field to raise funds for families who experience temporary, unexpected financial hardship. A record number of golfers raised one of the highest tuition assistance totals ever! The tournament netted more than $39,000 to help defray tuition costs for families in times of need. Golfers received goodie bags underwritten by Murray Insurance & Financial…thank you Jim and Susie Murray. Each goodie bag included a beautiful Nike golf shirt underwritten by Bright Star…thank you Scott and Susan Yokley. Prior to the shotgun start, golfers enjoyed a Chick-Fil-A box lunch underwritten by Solvay Specialty Polymers and Solvay Chemicals…thank you Ziad Haddad. After an exciting afternoon of birdies, pars and mulligans, the golfers hit the clubhouse for a delicious dinner reception underwritten by the St. Laurence Knights of Columbus. There were awards for the best finishers and door prizes a-plenty underwritten by Nectron International…thank you Mark and Adriana Kardoush. There were 12 team sponsors, more than 20 hole sponsors, and a variety of other sponsors that included current parents, alumni parents and the Sugar Land

business community too. Thank you to all for your support! The tournament returns to Sweetwater Country Club on Monday, November 17, 2014. Our goal is to grow the tournament even bigger than last year!

Golf Volunteers

Golf Participants

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2013-2014 Golf Committee


The 2014 SLCS Gala “Havana Nights…A Night in Tropical Paradise” was a sizzling evening and truly a night to remember! Nearly 500 guests enjoyed special Cuban touches like hand-rolled cigars and dancing the night away with the famous Cuban Salsa band Angelucho CopaCabana. After checking in, guests walked through a custom-designed archway that welcomed them to the Havana Nights Gala. The ballroom was exquisitely decorated with white linens and beautiful tropical flower arrangements on every table. A backdrop reminiscent of a tropical island surrounded by water completed the look and made guests feel as though they had been whisked away to Cuba. There were many items to bid on from the silent auction, teacher alley, big board, party walls, and live auction. There was something for everyone! Wine connoisseurs in the crowd were pleased with the return of the popular wine pull with over 100 bottles of fine wine. New this year was a gift card pull and an

exciting game of “Heads or Tails.” The crowd was entertained by a special auction video featuring the SLCS students dancing to the popular song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Former SLCS graduates currently enrolled at St. Agnes Academy, St. Thomas High School, and Strake Jesuit assisted the guests throughout the evening with electronic bidding. The gala was a huge success and raised over $340,000.00 for the school. This exceptional event would not have been possible without the chairs: Martha Rutledge, Maureen Orth, Michelle Porth, and Nancy Popp, and of course, their spouses who put forth their time, talent, and treasure.

Many thanks to all the numerous volunteers, including parents, faculty, and alumni, who made this night truly a special night for everyone to remember!


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Celebrates Service Service is a school tradition that we take very seriously at SLCS. We are very proud to be able to expose our students to the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy through age appropriate projects and provide an additional learning opportunity by educating students about the needs of others. We were so blessed to be able to serve our community in the various ways listed below and we clocked over 3,000 hours of volunteer time. We were humbled and honored to have donated over $8,000 to assist three schools in our Diocese and support the needs of organizations with Ft. Bend County. We will continue to instill in our students’ the moral fiber to never turn away from a need to help and even the smallest things can make a big difference. We have challenged our students to stop, look people in the eyes and smile; spreading happiness and love are the truest forms of service out there! Please join us and make the words of Mahatma Gandhi come to life in our community and beyond: “Be the change you wish to see in the world!” Below you can see, in addition to service by our student organizations, what each grade level was involved in last year and how our students helped those in need! PreK & 7th Grade

Lunches of Love (recognized in the Catholic Herald)

1st Grade

Rice & Beans for Day Laborers

2nd Grade

Created Helping Hands Care packages & sold cards for Our Lady of Guadalupe

3rd Grade

Made chaplets from Job ’s tears beads & went to Sugar Land Health Care Center to deliver & sing

4th Grade

Helped three refugee families by earning money doing chores at home (recognized in the Catholic Herald)

5th Grade

Read-a-thon to earn funds to help our sister school; Queen of Peace Catholic School

6th Grade

Mamie George Art Reach Program for seniors

8th Grade

Assisted with Share God’s Bounty and gathered meals for our largest number of families to date

Service Awards!

Recognizing our Faculty & Staff

This year quite a few faculty and staff members were recognized for their years in service in Catholic education. We were proud to honor many faculty members at the last school Mass of 2013-2014 school year.

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Johanna Bonno Sheri Hanzo Adriana Gutierrez


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Student Service Organization hi-lighted

Global Citizens in the Making! A Journey Around the Spanish-Speaking World at SLCS: LITTLE AMIGOS AND SPANISH CULTURE CLUB Every week, after school, cultural learning opportunities are experienced by participants of SLCS Culture Clubs (Little Amigos for our youngest amigos from the ECC Campus and the Spanish Culture Club for the Main Campus amigos) while they develop an international perspective on their journey through the diverse Spanish-speaking culture! Mrs. Gutierrez created and started this fun and comprehensive approach to learning the Spanish culture in 2008 in an effort to create additional opportunities that help students develop ethnic competence, cultivate intercultural skills and awareness, and provide students different experiences to explore the Spanish culture. Throughout the year, different thematic cultural sessions are offered to students desiring to participate; there are different themes for different interests. The goal in all of them is to help them become more globally aware

and learn about the culture of the different Spanishspeaking countries through fun, exciting, and engaging activities promoting knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language and culture. Students virtually travel to exciting places as they incorporate culture, dances, music, films, food, art, and traditions in an engaging, hands-on environment designed to promote natural curiosity, critical thinking, and learning. In the 21st century, globalization has created an interconnected world that demands today’s children become globally competent adults. We need students capable of thriving and succeeding in the global economy. Little Amigos and Spanish Culture Club have many opportunities to foster global competency – while having fun along the way.

Other SLCS Student Service organizations include: • Art Club • LEO Club • National Junior Honor Society

• National Elementary Honor Society • Student Council • Safety Patrol

• Spanish Honor Society • Thespian Club • Quiz Bowl


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Letter from the Past School Board President Office of Development Report


SLCS Financial Report


List of Donors


Ways to Support SLCS

LETTER FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT Our lives are not those of leisure and ease, but of action in ministry and evangelization. Like Moses, we must often leave our comfort zones to do the will of God; however, we must first know Who is calling us and What we are being called to. Thus, the advice of the Psalmist, “Be Still and Know that I am God”. As we close our school year themed “Be Still and Know that I am God”, we reflect on this scripture passage from Psalm 46. The New American Bible translation phrases this line as “Be Still and Confess that I am God”. What does this mean? Consider that when Moses approached the burning bush (Exodus Ch. 3), he first had to quit his task of tending the sheep. Then, upon hearing God’s voice, Moses hid his face. Moses took appropriate action, according to the Psalmist, in the dual acts of ceasing work to seek out the mystery and then acknowledging the superiority of God by hiding his face. Moses then left his home and returned to Egypt to do the will of God, which was no easy task. How does this apply to us, and more specifically, to our school ministry? We are a people called to be at unrest. Our lives are not those of leisure and ease, but of action in ministry and evangelization. Like Moses, we must often leave our comfort zones to do the will of God; however, we must first know Who is calling us and What we are being called to. Thus, the advice of the Psalmist, “Be Still and Know that I am God”. When we forego pursuit of the world and instead choose to seek God, we learn to hear God’s voice and discern our calling. Our school administration chose this theme to help all of us in the “school trinity” of Parents, Educators and Students move closer to God through this great ministry – St. Laurence Catholic School. From the school board perspective, I wish to thank everyone – employees and volunteers – who have worked so very hard throughout the school year to make our ministry successful. In particular, I want to thank my fellow outgoing school board members Christy Novak, Marissa Canon and Mick Klein. I have enjoyed working with these talented and dedicated people and look forward to the future work of the school board under the

incoming leadership of Bat Tucker - President, Michael Hurtado - Vice-President, Tammy Noe - Treasurer and Caroline Egan Secretary. They are joined by returning board members John Baugh and Stephanie Araiza, plus incoming board members Tish Cox, Keith Dolar, Kevin McEnaney, David Lieber, and David Wells. As in recent years, our school remains on solid financial footing, with a budget developed for the 2014-15 school year that will allow for current programs to continue and new programs to be implemented. Enrollment numbers for 2014-15 are excellent and the funds raised through several efforts, namely the Annual Fund and school auction dinner, contribute to keeping our school tuition within a reasonable range. On a comparative basis with other Catholic and private schools, the tuition at St. Laurence Catholic School remains a very good deal. We offer our thanks to Development Coordinator Ginger Przybyla and assistant Suzanne Byrne for their work in financial development for our ministry. We also express deep gratitude to our 2014 school auction dinner chairs Nancy Popp, Martha Rutledge, Michelle Porth and Maureen Orth. Their tireless dedication to this event positively impacts our school community in more ways than just funding. We also thank Tammy & Steve Noe and Susan & Scott Yokley for bringing back the Golf Tournament, which provides much needed funds for our Tuition Assistance program. We look forward to another great golf tournament later this year. On a final note, several board members worked with our administration to create the first Family Retreat for SLCS. This took place in March 2014, and it was a tremendous success. Your new board is already planning the 2015 Family Retreat and they pray even more families will join in on this exciting and inspiring weekend. I believe strongly in recognizing SLCS as a ministry of St. Laurence Catholic Parish. Our function as a school is obviously important; however, our function as an avenue to learn Truth is paramount. Please pray for our administrators, teachers and students, while you continue your great work as volunteers in our school ministry. Together, in Jesus name, we can do great work! May God bless you and your family,

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Jim Murray 2013-14 School Board President

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT REPORT St. Laurence Catholic is a parish school that depends on the generosity of parents, friends, grandparents, corporations, and foundations for its survival. Thanks to the support of so many, we have had a great success with 2013-2014 fundraisers. Opportunities for giving to SLCS are listed below, along with our results from this past school year. The St. Laurence Catholic School Development Office prepares the annual report and has made every effort to ensure this listing is accurate and complete. The donors listed in the publication made a contribution to SLCS between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. If we have omitted your name or listed it inaccurately, please accept our sincere apologies. We ask that you contact the Office of Development at 281-980-0500 to advise us of any errors so we can make corrections. FAITH, LEARNING & LEADERSHIP ANNUAL FUND The Faith, Learning & Leadership annual fund efforts continued this year as we obtained our goal of $185,000. Thanks to our generous supporters’. Since we do not receive local tax dollars, we depend on the generosity of our St. Laurence community to help support our ongoing commitment to give our children technology, arts, athletics, and tuition assistance, to name just a few areas benefitting from our Annual Fund. AUCTION GALA – “HAVANA NIGHTS” This year, the SLCS Auction Gala raised over $350,000 for our school. These funds support our general operations for the next school year. Many thanks to those volunteers who gave their time, talent, and treasure to make the night a HUGE success. It would not have been possible without the awesome leadership of Maureen Orth, Michelle Porth, Nancy Popp, and Martha Rutledge. You ladies and the volunteers (including our alumni) that helped did terrific things, and we are eternally grateful. We truly appreciate your spouses and families, as we know the sacrifices they make to support the efforts for the school. ST. LAURENCE CATHOLIC SCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE GOLF TOURNAMENT Many of our families desire the quality Catholic education of our parish school, but simply cannot afford the full tuition in times of distress or when an emergency occurs that is unexpected and leaves them in need of financial help. The golf tournament benefits the tuition assistance program at St. Laurence Catholic School. The golf tournament was held in November and raised over $42,000 through the generosity of our supporters. Thank you to the Co-Chairs Tammy and Steve Noe and Susan and Scott Yokley for their leadership.

STEPS FOR STUDENTS SLCS participated in the archdiocesan annual 5K event, Steps For Students. This race, which is organized by the archdiocese, asks all Catholic schools to participate to show unity in the community between schools. This year, SLCS had over 200 register and take part in this fun-filled event, which raised over $6,200 for tuition assistance. PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) works very hard each school year to provide programs, events, and fundraising efforts to benefit SLCS. PTO’s efforts raised over $45,000 for our school through funds that were collected from selling Yankee Candles, collecting Box Tops, and contributions made using the Kroger, Randall’s, and Target card programs. GRANTS SLCS was awarded a $500 grant this year from The Meadows Foundation. We applied for these funds through their Charitable Schools Program. The funds were used by the Leo Club to provide Christmas gifts for needy children. SLCS also applied for and received a $32,000 grant from the DeBusk Foundation to host the DECATS program at St. Laurence. DECATS is a student enrichment program which is offered to students archdiocesan wide. CHARITABLE GIVING Last school year, SLCS gave out over $8,000 in charitable donations to various organizations we serve. These donations were funds collected from grade-level service projects, bake sales, and other school wide projects. SLCS does an amazing job of supporting local organizations in our community and raising awareness of the less-fortunate, all while teaching our students the importance of giving back.


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SLCS FINANCIAL REPORT St. Laurence Catholic School receives no significant support from government sources or the Archdiocese of GalvestonHouston. The budgeted tuition revenue represents only 70% of the funding necessary to educate a student at SLCS. The school must rely on voluntary support from fundraising - the annual fund, golf tournament, Steps For Students, and auction proceeds - to close the gap on the full cost of tuition. Due to increased enrollment and highly successful fundraising efforts, SLCS has been able to support the School Board’s strategic initiatives by ensuring a financial commitment to


competitive teacher salaries, tuition assistance, professional development for faculty and staff, expanding academic programs, and funding reserves for facility repair and replacement. SLCS’ expenses and revenues for the fiscal year of 2014 are shown below. The Finance Committee members were: Ron Begnaud, John Baugh, Christy Novak, Tammy Noe, Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer, and ex-officio members Mrs. Cabello and Mrs. Haney.






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Tuition and Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70%

Educational (Salaries & Benefits). . . . . . . . . 48%

Fundraising, Auction, Donations and Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%

Administrative and Support (Salaries & Benefits) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%

Other Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%

Buildings (Payments, Utilities and Maintenance). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12%

School Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5% Investment Income and Grants . . . . . . . . . . 3%

School Activities and Fundraising . . . . . . . . 11% Education Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6% Books and Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5% Tuition Discounts and Assistance. . . . . . . . . . 4%

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Bill and Cathy Miller

Founders Circle $6,000 - $9,000

Dr. Joseph Perez Allergy and Asthma Care of Houston Jason and Erin Golan Mark and Adriana Kardoush

Trinitas Legacy $3,000 - $5,900

Jim Coppedge The Jakubik Family Andrew and Cynthia Lane Rene and Stephanie Richard Trey and Nora Sessions

Communion of Saints $1,500 - $2,999

Michael and Kryshon Bratton David and Michelle Cashiola Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Dye Friend of SLCS Michael and Josephine Hurtado Matthew and Carmen Jordan Med Valt Pharmacy, L.L.C./ Cyril and Vivian Abobo John and Carrie Pacini Dr. Andrew Psyk and Mrs. Rosemarie Psyk Juan Restrepo Eric and Jennifer Reyes Leonard and Arlene Rolsen Bat and Mary Tucker Frank and Leslie Welsh Jonathon and Marlene White Justin and Karina Wong Georges and Mirna Youssef Zaccardo Family

Wings of a Dove $500 - $1,499 The Wong Family

Wings of a Dove $1,000 - $1,799

Academic Supporter Anonymous (4) Carlos and Martha Abello Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Alcala John and Stephanie Araiza Eric and Mimi Baud Ben and Amy Bergman Boettiger Family Michael and Sheri Bordelon

Botard Family James and Dominique Breuer Steve and Phung Burns John and Cristina Carlson Chernock Family Mark and Meg Clemans Mr. and Mrs. Errol Cortez Jorge and Luciana Darcourt Willem and Jackie deGroot Brian and Jeannie Dobrava Roy and Kellie Duff James and Ruth Ferguson Michael and Annette Florance Craig and Gretchen Foresman Rick and Cecilia Garcia Adrian Garcia and Elizabeth McLoughlin Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Gonzalez Dr. Joseph Goodly and Dr. Rachelle Nurse Jesus and Carolina Urdaneta Guerra Dr. and Mrs. George Hanna Joe and Kim Harubin Holbrooke Family David and Wendy Isaac Michael and Hoda Kardoush Mick and Jeanne Klein Ron and Pati Knight Christopher and Veronica Larkins Lavery Family Mr. and Mrs. Simon Leech Kyle and Leigh Anne Leinen Spencer and Kendra Leslie Carey and Heather Lindsey Tom and Rosemary Lootens Edward and Janet Malek Dr. Mark and Mrs. Maria Caranto Manoj and Silve Stephen Mathew Patrick and Adrienne Mathews Alex and Carrie Mendiola Matt and Veronica Messersmith Metscript Pharmacy, Inc. Jorge and Lourdes Montes Frank and Brook Morello Brock and Terry Morris Michael and Kyle Nelson Quynh G. Nguyen Edward and Rosa Nguyen Thien and Huong Nguyen Steve and Tammy Noe Michael and Karen Offner Allan and Joan Parker Carlos and Leslie Perez Petitjean Family Christy Phillips

Mike and Janet Rohrig Dan and Martha Rutledge Sergio and Johanna Sabido Dr. Javier Sanchez and Dr. Lizbeth Cisneros Allan and Marlene Sander Seitz Family Sienna Eye Associates Fredrick Sjodin John and Lisa Skiffington Mark and Julie Vitek Quan and Angela Vu Kurt and Jenifer Walker Jay and Crystal Yates Sam and Reinette Zezatti

Messengers of Hope $250 - $499

Anonymous Diego and Lorena Beltran Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Burgess Sean and Suzanne Byrne Mark and Andrea Cashiola Cavigliano Family Jae and Sandra Cho Al and Claire Clark Jade and Julia Clay Daniel and Viviana Corredor Roland and Teresa Cortez David and Tish Cox Steven and Susan Crockett Robert and Eileen DeMoor Keith and Michelle Dolar Mario and Anjanette Dominguez Bruce and Darlene Dye Eckelkamp Family Ellis Family Mr. and Mrs. Bobby English Ennis Family Rafael Flores Brenda Flowers Fotso Family John Jones and Jorelyn Ga-an Arturo and Cherry Garcia David and Crystal Helcel Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Henry, Jr. Clayton and Kristin Holy David and Melanie Ikeler Frank and ShaLa Kiolbassa Mike and Lori Knowles Leiber Family Russ and Julie Mahan Mr. and Mrs. David McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Lucio Mendez Jessica Michael Ashley and Jill Michael Steve and Freinde Mills

Thomas and Shanna Muhlbauer Mark and Andrea Murray Gabriel and Mercedes Navarro James and Rosemary Noe Orsak Family Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Parker Jon and Rebecca Perez Matt and Becca Phillips Mark and Heather Preng David and Judith Quintanilla Reese Family David and Lita Rogers Darrin and Marta Rousse Gary and Kelley Sandler Siwierka Family Bob and Nancy Slovak Jerry and Joy Smith Lowell and Christina Stanton Ben and McCourt Thomas Ron and Dianna Thompson John and Suzanne Tice Gabriel and Andreina Tirado Pedro and Rebeca Tonda Michael and Cara Turner Pheroze and Leslie Walker-Tamboli Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Washburn Fr. Drew Wood Zgonina Family

Red, White, & Blue Club $100 - $249

Anonymous (3) Nidal and Cinthya Abuata Mr. and Mrs. Adair Franz Aguirre and Natalia De Castro Alexander Family Alan and Selena Allen William and Peggy Araiza Charles and Cheryl Aramburo Greg and Dana Arrell Ralph and Kay Arrell Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bartniski Todd and Suzanne Barto John and Tina Baugh Eugene and Clarissa Benzon Roger and Venetia Boneno Ryan and Mandy Boudreaux David and Terry Boyer Dave and Vicky Brockman Greg and Shannon Brown Jeff and Betsy Brown Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Busby Marisa R Cannon Cantu Family Mr. and Dr. Cardozo Jeffrey and Sheri Cass


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ANNUAL GIVING DONORS: BY LEVELS Joseph D. and Corazon Casuga Rachel Charkalis Mrs. Julie Chovanetz A. Reagan Clark Estella Conatser Sergio Reino and Cecilia Conlu Charlotte Conner Mark and Katie Coppedge Mr. and Mrs. John Crockett Jose Cruz Ronnie and Rossana Cubero Michael and Vicky Cui Matt and Cristina Dangel Michael and Juanita Dangel Mr. and Mrs. Peter de la Mora Henry and Susan Delclos Adan and Angela Deroche Donald and Kathleen Deroche Sanjay and Emily Dhamija The Dickens Doganieri Family Marcello and Julie Donati Rose Marie Durden Dr. and Mrs Marv Dvorak Kevin and Janice Dylla Jon and Alisha Easton Jerry and Kristi Eumont Rudy and Gracie Fernandez Shaun and Marina Fleishman Patrick & Judy Gaffney Sylvia Garcia Abraham Garza, III and Kaci Garza Virginia Gaudet Brian and Kitty Gillen Larry and Vicki Glaser Tony Gray Michael and Shanna Grisaffi John and Beth Grover Jack and Germaine Guedry Ziad and Victoria Haddad Dr. and Mrs. Waylon Haecker Jason and Debra Haney Tim and Michelle Hannah Hank and Bettie Hanse Dottie Hargus Michael and Paula Hartman Michael and Jennifer Heylmun Dennis and Anne Hoelscher Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holcomb Larry and Linda Holifield William and Barbara Hudson Gary and Jereza Ilagan Ivan and Ana Jara Andres and Beatrice Jaramillo Teresa and Arnaldo Jimenez Andrew and Juliana Johnson Jason and Chris Jonas Fred Jones

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Judy Clay Bob Jorissen Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jorissen Rudy and Betty Julian David and Pamela Kagey Kilboy Family Loraine Klemme Daniel and Megan Kliebert Charles Kon Humberto and Renata Lara GGC Survey, PLLC Mr. and Mrs. Patrick LaRue Lasala Family Carolyn Lawlis Xuan and Kiki Le Kenneth and Nancy Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linn Ken and Wendi Lojo Thanos and Christine Lykidis Magnabosco Family Ronald and Jennifer Mago Tommy and Belinda Maldonado Mr. and Mrs. Phil Maley Marks Family Medardo and Maria Martinez Andy and Megan McCluggage McEnaney Family Patrick McLaughlin Cari McMenemy Victor and Doris Mendiola Marcus and Angie Menough Steve and Freinde Mills Morell Family Blake and Christine Morris Jim and Susie Murray Mr. and Mrs. Quan Nguyen Michael and Maria Olipas Matthew and Maureen Orth Bill and Lisa Osten Patrick and Kelly Otero Dr. and Mrs Joseph Painter Peter and Barbara Pane Nick and Beverly Pantuso Dr. and Mrs. Reynaldo Perez Kent and Nancy Peters Jerry Polasek and Letitia Klemme-Polasek Charles and Faye Popeney Craig and Nancy Popp Rose Prazak David Preng William Preston Kenneth and Deann Priesmeyer Ginger Przybyla Rafter I Farms Renee Ranalli Thomas and Mercy Regi Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Resuriz Jose L. Rodriguez



Joseph Rogers David and Charlene Sabonghy Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sanders Angelito and Marietta Santos Gary and Jeanette Schoenfield Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schurman Rod and Tammy Seeley Robert and Yvette Sexton Randal and Daniela Simpson Grandma Joy Slovak Socha Family Rick and Patricia Southe Fred and Roxanne Stephens Daniel and Laura Stephens Kevin and Kelley Stephenson Erik Stockwell Amy Stout Jack and Kathy Strandburg Diana and Brian Tankersley Sean and Wendy Thomas Micheal and Tricia Tumbleson Margaret Turner Fernando and Jennifer Villarreal Morton and Brenda Voller Don and Marilyn Wagner Matthew and Jennifer Walters Alan and Amanda Ward David and Lettie Weaver David and Rebecca Wells Frank and Ann Marie Welsh Stephen and Maria Winzerling Jonathan and Marlene White Charles and Sally Yates

Education Partner up to $99

Anonymous Gerald and Elizabeth Acosta Jack Aldridge Jerry and Brenda Allen Leslie Annicchiarico Mr. and Mrs. Roberto Arenas Elie Atme and Cassandra Noien-Atme Michaelene Barone Kevin and Rebecca Barrett Mr. and Mrs. A. Kent Beadle Johanna Bonno Simone Braquet Ayla Brown Alfred Brown Mike and Marie Brown Ed and Sharon Buckle Leslie Buckle Bradley Burgess Sean and Jennifer Cantrell Theresa Cardozo Cassapo Family

John Paul and Delia Castellanos Castillo Family Brian and Anne Marie Cervenka James and Mayela Chapman Stephen and Beverly Cheff Rob and Linda Christensen Stephen and Sandra Cichon Jose Cruz Jeff and Beth Dodson Brian and Kathryn Donnelly Vince and DeeDee Droughton Brian and Terri Duncan David and Renee Dunning John Elvey Mr. and Mrs. Mark Epperson Parker and Erin Erwin Lily Feagin Patricia Fiedler Aaron and Paige Flint Rafael and Patricia Flores Mr. and Mrs. Les Fuchs Alvaro and Suzanne Garcia Matt and Mary Garcia-Prats Mr. and Mrs. Grant Garrison David and Traci Geyer Sarah Glaser PJ and Heidi Green Hernan and Adriana Gutierrez Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gutierrez Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hanse Art and Sheri Hanzo Larry and Margaret Harubin Katherine Holland Christopher Holland Laura Holland David and Jeanne Hollkamp Ted and Sally Holy Larry and Chris House Andrea Iwinski Michael and Rita Jonas Kyle and Ashley Jung Joseph and Susan Kadi Larry and Ruba Kaiser Matt and Dana Kelly Cris and Lauren Lara Michael Larkin Lauren LoBue Nicole LoBue Lootens Family Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Macasaet John and Sheryl Maklary Arun and Suganya Mani Martin Family Lionel and Melissa Martin Javier and Marietta Martinez Patricia Mathews Ivette Merren Mrs. Gladys Merren Meyne Family

ANNUAL GIVING DONORS: BY LEVELS David and Arlene Mikel Mr. and Mrs. George Mock Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Morehead Austin and Denise Newsham Art and Alison Ortega Lance and Lori Pace Linda Pane Marcus and Trish Parker Andre and Ansley Pereira Mr. and Mrs. Alvaro Perez John and Lori Perkins Sr. Mary Margaret Pham

George and Susan Plauche Jonathon and Kimberly Pursch Chance Putman and Martha Patino Beth Puyau Travis Rankin Frederic and Theresa Rebollido William and Nancy Reese Chris and Brooke Reyes Jacob Richard Jay and Emilyn Rodriguez Jose L. Rodriguez, Jr.


Stanley and Linda Rousse Senften Family Shockley Family Robert and Mikele Simoneaux Charlotte Skiffington Reed and Krista Soileau Lance and Kyle St. Clair Maria J. Talaga Grayson Thomas Eben Thomas Merrylyn Thornton Cristhian Toledo

Dat and Maria Tran Sr. Theresa Paul Tran Lindsey Vainstein Antonio and Melissa Vallejo Mr. and Mrs. Julian Voller Audra Warden Toni Weyand Georgia Winzerling Dan and Brandy Yurasek Mark and Aimee Zeitler


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f f a t S & y t l u c a F u o Y k n Tha The SLCS Faculty and Staff for participating at 100% Leslie Annicchiarico Michaelene Barone Suzanne Barto Johanna Bonno Mandy Boudreaux Terry Boyer Marie Brown Betsy Brown Leslie Buckle Cindy Burgess Suzanne Byrne Mary Cabello Jennifer Cantrell Gayle Carloss Beverly Cheff Julie Chovanetz Sandra Cichon Charlotte Conner Kathleen Corte Beth Dodson Kathryn Donnelly

Terri Duncan Renee Dunning Stacey Edwards Erin Erwin Lily Feagin Stephanie Flynn Glen Fucik Suzanne Garcia Mary Garcia-Prats Vicki Glaser Sarah Glaser Germaine Guedry Adriana Gutierrez Debra Haney Sheri Hanzo Ray Hernandez Jeanne Hollkamp Bridget Howard Chris Jonas Shala Kiolbassa Katie Lavery

Mark Lewallen Anne Lootens John Maklary Belinda Maldonado Marietta Martinez Adrienne Mathews Elizabeth McLaughlin Cathy Miller Denise Newsham Natalie Parker Ansley Pereira Lori Perkins Sr. Mary Margaret Pham Susan Plauche Ginger Przybyla Kimberly Pursch Beth Puyau Renee Ranalli Theresa Rebollido Brooke Reyes Linda Schurman

Kate Senften Krista Soileau Richard Stone Kathy Strandburg Juanita Talaga Diana Tankersley Dianna Thompson Merrylyn Thornton Sr. Theresa Paul Tran Tricia Tumbleson Lindsey Vainstein Lisa Veneralla Audra Warden Cynthia Washburn Toni Weyand Father Drew

BOOSTER CLUB SUPPORTERS Varsity Club $1,000 & up

Allergy & Asthma Care of Houston Mr. Bob Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kleczynski

Red, White, & Blue $500 - $749

David and Michelle Cashiola Glen and Denise Fucik Allan and Marlene Sander Metscript Pharmacy, Inc.

Champions Club $250 - $499

Eric and Mimi Baud Mrs. Michele Boettiger Al and Claire Clark Jeffrey and Jennifer Dye Rick and Cecilia Garcia Frank and Brook Morello Dan and Martha Rutledge Steve and Michele Holbrooke

Leo Club $100 - $249

Steve and Phung Burns Sean and Suzanne Byrne Tom and Laura Dans Vince and DeeDee Droughton Roy and Kellie Duff Joseph Goodly and Rachelle Nurse Arnaldo and Alicia Jimenez Will and Rachel Leaman Julie and Russ Mahan Patrick and Adrienne Mathews Robert and BiBi McDonald Alex and Carrie Mendiola Steve and Tammy Noe James and Rosemary Noe Dwayne and Christy Novak George and Tanya Ponce de Leon Mike and Janet Rohrig Ms. Cynthia Salinas Rod and Tammy Seeley Chris and Emilie Sower Wayne and Cynthia Washburn Scott and Susan Yokley Tom and Laura Dans

Saints Pride Up to $99

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Baugh Eduardo and Claudia Bouchez Todd and Amy Casper Steven and Susan Crockett Adan and Angela Deroche Al and Karin Deshon Michael and Paula Hartman Basil and Donna Housewright David and Melanie Ikeler Xuan and Kiki Le Tommy and Belinda Maldonado Ramon and Adela Nadira Ms. Ginger Przybyla Ethan and Aurora Resuriz Gary and Kelley Sandler Mr. & Mrs. German Torres Carey and Heather Lindsey

Memberships $20

David and Diane Alderete Greg and Dana Arrell John and Cristina Carlson Jeffrey and Sheri Cass Albert and Betty Duque Michael and Annette Florance Michael and Marla Gutierrez Jason and Debra Haney Dennis and Anne Hoelscher Michael and Rita Jonas Matthew and Gail Kilboy Mark and Nancy Lewallen Lionel and Melissa Martin Javier and Marietta Martinez Marcus and Angie Menough Blake and Christine Morris Stephen and Maddy Petitjean Jon and Sara Richards Jerry and Joy Smith Julian and Marcy Voller



Platinum $2,500

Copacabana $6,000

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Gold $1,500

MedValt Pharmacy LLC / The Abobo Family

Silver $500

Drs. Susan & Henry Delclos Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Sun Air Conditioning & Heating

Bronze $100

Catholic Daughters of America Court 2402 Dr. & Mrs. George Hanna Lemke Orthodontics

Friends of St. Laurence The Foresman Family

Tropicana $5,000

The Coco-Nuts Friends of St. Laurence Jason & Erin Golan

Merengue $3,000

Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Abello Friends of St. Laurence & Newmark Homes The Perez Family The T. Tran and S. Burns Families

Mojito $1,500

Dr. Cyril & Vivian Abobo Jade & Julie Clay The Dans Family The Guerra and Zaccardo Families Michael & Josephine Hurtado Frank & ShaLa Kiolbassa Michael & Kyle Nelson Jim & Rosemary Noe The Offner Family The Porth and Zezatti Families David & Charlene Sabonghy Trey & Nora Sessions St. Laurence Catholic Church

S.P.I.C.E. SPONSORSHIPS Cilantro Level $1,000 & up

Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. John Hagale Mr. & Mrs. Jim Kral Mr. & Mrs. Randy Limbacher Lucio and Judy Mendez

Cayenne Level $500 - $900

Phyllis Garcia John and Carol Irvin

Cinnamon Level $250 - $499

Penelope Khuri Christopher and Stephanie Limbacher Mr. & Mrs. Bat Tucker Ms. Margaret Turner San Leon Company

Ginger Level $150 - $249

Mr. & Mrs. John Ariaza Mr. & Mrs. Adam Bogard David and Tish Cox Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Hutto Mike & Lori Knowles Mariann Licato Ms. M. Sanders Mr. & Mrs. K. Michael Statz

Catholic Daughter of the Americas CT 2402 Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province

Salt & Pepper Level $25 - $149

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Calvin Sean and Jennifer Cantrell Mr. & Mrs. Alan Conner Michele Dyogi Mr. & Mrs. Don Farmer Mr. & Mrs. Joe Giardina PJ Jackson Kevin and Charisse Kral Mr. & Mrs. Robert Malloy Charles & Monica Masini Mr. & Mrs. Daniel McMenemy Ms. Cari McMenemy Mr. & Mrs. Giao Phan Cynthia Reece Sarah Romero Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Shelly Scott Joyce Young

GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORS Lunch Sponsorship $5,000

Solvay Specialty Polymers & Solvay Chemicals

PGS Petroleum Geo-Services - Jason Jonas St. Michael’s Emergency Rooms Sugar Land Surgical Emergency Room

Golf Shirt Sponsor $3,750

Tiger Drive Sponsor $1,000

Reception Sponsor $3,000

Margarita Sponsor $1,000

Goodie Bag Sponsor $2,500

Beverage Cart Sponsor $500

Bright Star - Scott & Susan Yokley

St. Laurence Knights of Columbus

Murray Insurance & Financial Jim & Susie Murray

Awards Sponsor $2,500

Nectron International - Mark Kardoush

Saints Package $1,500

Friend of St. Laurence - Anonymous (2) Sugar Lakes Family Practice - John Vanderzyl Hettig Construction Corp. - The Voller Family The (Steve) Noe Family Newmark Homes - The Dye Family The (Matt) Phillips Family The Clerkley Watkins Group PAR-A-MATICS - The Ellis Family

Scan Rite Solutions - The Zezatti Family

First Tire & Automotive - The Popp Family

Hughes Arrell Kinchen LLP The Arrell Family The Collins Family

Registration Sponsor $500

Southwest Surgical Associates, LLP

Hole Sponsor $300

Anonymous Dwayne and Christy Novak The Siwierka Family The Orsak Family Joe Ochoa Roofing, Inc - The Ochoa Family Motor-Head - Frank Resuriz Optimum Personal Care, Inc. - Bobby English

Sun Air Conditioning and Heating Surgiquip Solutions, Inc. - Robert Gonzalez Cassandra Noien-Atme Keller Williams Southwest The Goodly Family Dacott Energy Services, Ltd. - The Geyer Family Hannah Financial Solutions The Hannah Family St. Laurence Ladies Guild St. Laurence Catholic Daughters St. Laurence Catholic School Booster Club (2) St. Laurence Catholic School PTO (2) St. Laurence Catholic School Board The Mahan Family

In Kind Donations The Camacho Family

General Donations

The Pacini Family Man Pham The White Family The Linn Family The Resuriz Family The Ponce de Leon Family The Stout Family Janice LeBlanc


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Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Roland Cortez Mr. & Mrs. Rich Kleczynski Knights of Columbus, St. Laurence Mr. & Mrs. Joe Rogers Xuan Le

Unrestricted Gifts

Anonymous Ms. Krista Gibson Mr. & Mrs. John Irvin Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lavery Mr. & Mrs. Allan Parker

Gifts In-Kind

Mr. & Mrs. Sanjay Dhamija Mr. & Mrs. Sean Byrne Ms. Gayle Carloss Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dodson Major Max Corporation

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Pappas Restaurants Ms. Karen Tan Wong

Matching Gift Companies

AT & T American International Group, Inc Baker Hughes BP America BVA Compass Chevron Cisco Conoco Phillips El Paso Corporation Fluor GGC Survey Halliburton Foundation, Inc. Hess Corporation Heinz JP Morgan Chase Foundation Marathon Oil Methodist Orthopedic Specialists of Texas MFS Investment Management


SAP Shell Spectra Energy Sysco Telecom Pioneers Texas Instruments Foundation TYCO Wells Fargo The Williams Company

In-Kind Gifts

Planned Giving

Matching Gifts

Stock and Security Transfers

Non-monetary gifts are valuable because they meet the nonbudgeted needs of SLCS. The school does not utilize its budget for these needed items as it must spend funds elsewhere. In-kind gifts are income tax-deductible.

Many companies will match the donations of their employees, retirees and family members. Matching gifts can double or even triple the value of your gift to SLCS. You can contact your employer’s human resources department to see if they have a matching gift program.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

You can give a gift in memory of or in honor of a loved one, relative, student, friend or teacher that recognizes the person while benefiting SLCS at the same time. The honoree will be notified of the gift through a card from the school.

Some donors would like to ensure the future of their charitable beneficiaries through planned giving or deferred giving. Planned gifts may include charitable bequests, charitable remainder trusts, annuities and life insurance policies.

Giving through the transfer of stocks and long-term securities avoids the capital gains tax and allows the donor to receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of their gift.


We are always looking for volunteers at SLCS. We would love for you to give your time and talent! Please contact the school office for details.

Please visit the SLCS website at for more information on the ways you can support our school. Also feel free to contact the Office of Development with any questions at 281-980-0500.

The Spirit Magazine | Issue 6, Volume 2, Summer 2014 St. Laurence Catholic School Office of Development 2630 Austin Parkway | Sugar Land, Texas 77479 | 281-980-0500 main | 281-980-0026 fax


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SLCS FAITH, LEARNING & LEADERSHIP ANNUAL FUND St. Laurence Catholic School 2014/2015 Faith, Learning & Leadership Annual Fund will kick off on Wednesday and Family Commitment Day will be Friday, September 19th.’s all for our kids. SLCS TUITION ASSISTANCE GOLF TOURNAMENT The Annual St. Laurence Catholic School Tuition Assistance Golf Tournament will be held at Sweetwater Country Club. STEPS FOR STUDENTS 5K RUN/WALK Steps For Students is the archdiocesan annual 5K event. The archdiocese asks all Catholic schools and their families participate; the event will be at the Co-Cathedral. ANNUAL AUCTION GALA DINNER SLCS’s annual auction gala and dinner will be held at the Marriott Town Center in Sugar Land. It is guaranteed to be a night to remember! Please mark your calendar.



GRANDPARENTS DAY Please join the SLCS students, faculty and staff in welcoming the many grandparents to our beautiful campus. The day will begin with 8:15a.m. Mass in the church followed by a presentation in the gym and classroom visits.





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Plan to join the students of SLCS for this national, week-long celebration of Catholic education. Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, January 25th and ends Saturday, January 31, 2015.

The annual S.P.I.C.E. luncheon will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015, in the SLCC Parish Hall. You will not want to miss this annual luncheon.

SLCS SPIRIT magazine for school year 2013 2014  
SLCS SPIRIT magazine for school year 2013 2014  

The annual St. Laurence Catholic School magazine and annual report for the school year 2013-2014.