2012-2013 Presidentâ€™s Annual Report â—† Winter 2014 Magazine
Gabrielle Timmen ‘14 received a full athletic scholarship to play volleyball at Adams State University in Colorado. On November 19, 2013, she signed her letter of intent among the cheers of her coach Liz Banta, Falcon teammates, family members and the La Salle community. (Left to right) Head Coach Liz Banta, Samantha Stark, Kylie Westermeijer, Marlie Norman, Meghan Studdard, Gabrielle Timmen, Danielle Spirlin, Katie Buerk, Taylor Shannon, Assistant Coach Sarah Robben ‘01 Photo taken by Mattie Portash ‘01
La Salle Administration Denise L. Jones, President Andrew Kuffner, Principal Andrea Burns ’97, Vice President of Advancement Mario De Ieso, Vice Principal for Academic Services Brian Devine, Vice Principal for Student Life Alanna O’Brien, Vice Principal for Curriculum & Professional Development
Matthew Winningham, Vice President of Finance & Operations
Editor Heather M. Eldon, Director of Advancement & Communications
contributors Katie Allen Stephanie Blumenson Colette Cassinelli Carie Coleman Brian Devine Glenn Elliott David Heineck Sally Jones Kerri Kelvin Greg Kozawa Gina Maraist Liz Raines ’02 Tyrone Stammers
Liz McClung Banta ’00 Andrea Burns ’97 Ann Cereghino Angela DeCosta Julie Dowhaniuk Rhonda Fisher Denise L. Jones Jeff Keeney Kam Kimball Andrew Kuffner Travis Edward Nodurft Rosa Ramirez Matthew Winningham
This report is intended to provide general information regarding Institutional Advancement activities during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. This report has not been audited and should not be regarded as an official financial statement of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the donors listed in this report. If your name was omitted, misspelled or listed incorrectly, please contact the Advancement Office at 503.353.1444 or email@example.com.
Please send address updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. To activate an electronic subscription via email, please send your email address to email@example.com. Mission Statement Inspired by St. John Baptist de La Salle, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory develops students of faith, service and scholarship by providing a transformative education allowing students to realize their maximum potential and use their gifts to serve Christ and humankind. La Salle optimizes financial and academic accessibility for students, especially the underserved, who desire a rigorous and relevant education preparing them for college and life. The La Salle community inspires students to find their voice as global citizens, to put their faith into action and to lead exceptional lives of integrity, honoring the Godgiven dignity of all. Cover photo by Jeff Keeney: The Falcons won the school’s 34th state championship with the 2013 OSAA 4A Boys’ Cross Country Championship title on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Runners Logan Veasy ‘14 (left) and Colton Passmore ‘14 (right) competing for the state title.
Message from the President
Disruptive innovation. This phrase is often attributed to the impact of the on-going development of information technology and the ever-evolving world of social media. The ‘on-line’ world has influenced, it seems, every dimension of our lives. At times it is difficult to know if technology, with all its facets, is the problem or the solution.
“Do not have any anxiety about the future, but leave everything in God’s hands, for God will take care of you. Be satisfied with what you can do, since God is satisfied with it. But do not spare yourself in what you can do with grace; and believe that, provided you want it, you can do more with the grace of God than you think.” St. John Baptist de La Salle
Love it or endure it - this new model of communication and access to information is here to stay. It is clearly the landscape of the future, for us and for our students. Our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, was not unfamiliar with transformation in education. It was he who reconstructed the delivery of education. His radical departure from traditional education shifted the process of engaging a private tutor who spoke Latin to wealthy students to a new model of education organized in a classroom setting, where teachers spoke to students in their native tongue and children were grouped together by ability. We remain committed to this essential pedagogical philosophy, that it is essential that education is relevant. As the digital world becomes reality for our students, teachers, parents, and community, we continue to embrace innovation and excellence. The signature of a Lasallian education, however, is firmly rooted in the value of face-to-face interpersonal relationships which honor the sanctity and dignity of all. Our distinguisher is our success in forming students with critical judgment skills, students who display an ethical decision-making process which demands great depth of thinking and discernment. I believe teachers have never been more important in the learning environment than they are today, mentors who pose essential questions and guide young people to grow in faith, leadership, and service. As La Salle Prep moves forward into this new frontier, we are clear that our commitment to excellence has a new dimension. We only will be successful in realizing this mission if we continue to recognize our unique role in it. As you enjoy this annual report edition of the magazine, let it serve to remind you, as it does me, that ‘that together and by association’ we have been blessed to continue this work. Thank you to our benefactors who generously invest in our shared mission. Thank you to our growing body of alumni who continue to animate our Lasallian motto of “Enter to Learn. Leave to Serve.” And thank you to the students entrusted to our care, because it is through them that we are reminded, we are always in His holy presence. Blessings,
Denise L. Jones, President
2013-2014 School Leadership Board B oardd off Trustees Trustees
Foundation F ounddatiion B Board oardd off Directors Directors
Mitch Wall, Board Chair
Carl Christoferson, Board Chair
Wall & Wall, P.C.
Oregon Investments, LLC
Mark Auxier, Patrick Lumber
John Beem ‘73, Cisco Systems
Fr. William Beauchamp, CSC, University of Portland
Chris Bene, Azumano Corporate Travel
Allen Burns ‘73, Pkenergy Solutions
Joan Bollier, Community Volunteer
Frank Kleinheinz, Kaiser Permanente (Retired)
Rich Callahan, KPMG
Ron Larson, Radiology Specialists of the Northwest
Tom D’Amore, D’Amore Law
Alfonso Lopez-Vasquez, Pacific University
Karen Garrison, PCC Structurals
Tim McGree, La Salle High School (Yakima, WA)
Jeffrey Keeney, Tonkon Torp LLP
Dr. Lisa Morrison, Columbia United Providers
Ed Lilly, Blue Dahlia Investments, LLC
Myra Parrott, St. Francis Catholic School
Jen Modarelli, White Horse
Jack Powell ‘73, The Sherpa Group Two
Brian Rose, Charter School Capital
Br. Kevin Slate, FSC, De La Salle Institute
Sue Robben Schweitzer ‘79, The Standard
Lesley Townsend, Providence Milwaukie Foundation
Rick Soberanis, Accelerator Business Solutions, LLC Karen Thul, Jostens Greg Veasy, Hewlett Packard Co. Dan Wood, Starbucks Coffee Company
Thank you to outgoing Board Chair John McDonagh for his exceptional leadership and service. A special thanks to outgoing board members Martha Parisi Dirksen ’72, Steve Feltz ’73 and Fr. Charles Wood.
Thank you to outgoing board member Chuck Gall for his extraordinary dedication and service.
Advancement Office For nearly 50 years, La Salle students and educators have benefitted from the generosity of our benefactors and supporters. The confidence of our benefactors in the abilities of our students and faculty is clearly reflected in the willing financial support of all those who support La Salle year after year. In 2012-13, annual contributions provided increased scholarship and financial aid support to more than half the student body, helped renovate the Cafeteria Courtyard, install a new theatre roof, supported robust programs and courses, enhanced classrooms and made iPad technology available to teachers. We are grateful to our faithful and faith-filled benefactors who joined us in our shared mission to continue to provide an excellent college preparatory education rooted in Gospel values. With a combination of faith, energy, and generosity, we continue to build a faith-based community that instills young men and women with a passion to use their knowledge to serve their community and world. The Office of Advancement, through the annual giving program, alumni relations, special events, the student fundraiser and other activities, supports the schoolâ€™s financial growth and sustainability. The office exists to build relationships and raise funds to promote and further the mission of La Salle Prep.
Annual Giving Program La Salleâ€™s annual giving program is the cornerstone of our annual fundraising efforts. It is vital to advancing the mission and work of La Salle Prep and supports or efforts to optimize financial accessibility for students, especially the underserved, who desire a rigorous and relevant education preparing them for college and life. Annual unrestricted donations allow us to maintain minimal expenses with a high return, putting more money directly toward funding every aspect of a high quality Lasallian education. Virtually no aspect of a Lasallian education, from arts, athletics, technology upgrades, professional development, and others is left untouched due to generous donations the Annual Giving Program.
Parent Investment Plan La Salle is committed to remaining accessible to families of all income levels. Not only is this fair and just, it is paramount to the Lasallian mission and promotes the richness and diversity we value so highly in our school. We recognize and celebrate the socioeconomic diversity of the La Salle Prep community and, as a result, we make an effort to keep tuition affordable to as many families as possible, while maintaining an enriched high school experience for all students. The Parent Investment Plan invites parents to partner with us to advance our shared mission of accessibility to an excellent college preparatory education. In 2012-13, 125 families participated in the Parent Investment Plan with voluntary gifts above and beyond tuition ranging from $25 to $2,760 (a $2,305 subsidy in the 20132014 school year), the difference between tuition and the full cost to educate one student. We consider a gift from our parents the ultimate vote of confidence in our programs, faculty and students.
2013, La Salle honored Traci Watkins Mennis ’79 (second from left) as the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. During the 2012-2013 year, she served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors as the Events Chair. She is currently the President of the Alumni Association for the 2013-2014 year.
2012-2013 Volunteer of the Year: Traci Watkins Mennis ’79 This annual award, established in 1998, recognizes the outstanding contributions volunteers make to enhance the Lasallian community. At the Benefactor Reception in May
La Salle’s Director of Alumni Relations, Liz Raines ’02, had the following to say about Traci: “Traci Watkins Mennis ’79 is a champion for the Alumni Association. She loves bringing her family and friends back to campus through events. She never skips a beat when it comes to the mission of the Alumni Association and prides herself in the work that the association does. Whether she is at La Salle cheering on her nephews or on campus for an event, she always has a bright face on. Traci believes strongly in the La Salle Family and it is evident is her willingness to support the school. On behalf of the Alumni Association, we could not be more proud of her and the wonderful work she does.”
Believe Signature Fundraiser
La Salle Honors Janet Barta Alumni parent and alumni grandparent Janet Barta (above with Ernie Casciato ’72) spent the summer of 2013 working on four beautiful priest vestments that she donated to La Salle community. La Salle honored her at the 2013 Homecoming Mass. Mrs. Barta has been an integral part of the La Salle community for many years. Her daughters, Joanne Barta ‘75, Julie Barta Jacobs ‘77, Joy Barta Hunt ‘78, Jill Barta Rebholz ‘90, and grandchildren, Annie Hunt ‘08 and Spencer Hunt ‘10, all graduated from La Salle. While her children and grandchildren were students at La Salle, she made costumes for the drama department, sewed prom dresses for students, made wedding dresses for alumni, and made many of the famous meatballs for Yulefest. La Salle thanks Mrs. Barta for her continued commitment and support of La Salle!
The 19th Annual Signature Fundraising Event in April 2013, hosted nearly 300 guests. A special thank you to featured student speaker, Yen Bui ’15. Through the support of our attendees, we raised $125,000 for Dollars for Scholars. A special thank you to Joe Pauletto and Peter and Molly Powell for their generous support of Dollars for Scholars. Our courtyard conversion project raised $16,350 through the help of so many at the Believe event. Thank you to event sponsors John and Joan Bollier; Bernie ’79 and Pam Pliska; Chuck Gall and Kelly Hale; Sigma Investment Management Company; Bob and Anita Dethlefs; Kim Foren; La Salle Alumni Association; Fujii Produce, David and Joanna Pienovi; Space Age Fuel, Jim ’77 and Linda Pliska; Anesthesia Associates Northwest, Gregg and Cindy White; Carl and Carolyn Christoferson; Jeffrey and Caryn Keeney; Northwest Cleaners; Pine Crest Fabrics, The Sheils Family and Melvin Mark. The evening closed with a champagne toast sponsored by the La Salle Alumni Association. Mark your calendars for La Salle’s Believe 2014, Saturday, April 12th at the Portland Hilton & Executive Tower.
19th Annual Student Fundraiser: Wreath and Apple Sale At the core of our Lasallian mission is our commitment to providing an excellent education to all students, regardless of their financial means. Proceeds from the sale of wreaths and apples help bridge the gap between tuition and the true cost of education, an annual gap of approximately $1 million, providing every family a $2,305 subsidy. The Student Fundraiser, the only school-wide student-run fundraiser, is a vital program that allows La Salle to provide financial assistance to over 50% of the student body. Due to the success of the Student Fundraiser and other annual fundraising efforts, La Salle has been able to cover more and more of the fundraising gap. Last year was the most successful Student Fundraiser to date, with a net profit of over $89,000! For more information on the Student Fundraiser, contact Gina Maraist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legacy Society Planned Gifts
Anonymous (3) Chris and Julie Bené Brian Bergquist ’75 Joseph Bernard, Jr. John and Iris Brunengo Vern and Linda Cameron Wayne and Lynn Hamersly Lovey Jean Helfrich Tom and Joan Leslie Ed and Kim Lilly George and Lena LoPiparo Michael and Claire Morelli Greg ’72 and Myra Parrott Linda Morelli Presnall ’83 Barb and Walt Regan Glen and Carol Richards Edward Schechtel Trudi Schraner ’80 Bob and Betty Schuster Eugene Edmund Snyder Monsignor Martin Thielen Named Endowment Funds St. La Salle Associates ($100,000 and above as of 11/24/2013)
Donegan Family Scholarship Fund Jeanne DePaola Feltz Memorial Scholarship Fund Eugene Edmund Snyder Fund Helen Wizer Memorial Fund Founder’s Circle ($50,000 to $99,999 as of 11/24/2013)
Mary Ann Allegretto Memorial Scholarship Fund Alumni Endowment Fund La Salle Educators’ Scholarship Fund Monsignor Martin Thielen Fund President’s Circle ($20,000 to $49,999 as of 11/24/2013)
Andy Belozer Memorial Fund Mario and Ann Dulcich Bisio Scholarship Fund Jerry and Carol Bitz Fund Boosters Endowment Fund Bill George Scholarship Fund Caitlin E. Joy ’06 Fund Mayer Foundation Fund Rita McGrath Scholarship Fund Pete Parisi Family Fund Dorothy Pietrok Memorial Fund Dave and Marie Robben Family Fund Ernest and Mary Ellen Schraner Fund Joe and Alice Shelley Fund James “Ted” Watkins ’76 Fund Jim and Helen Watkins Fund Developing Funds (Up to $19,999 as of 11/24/2013)
Class of 1972 Class of 1973 Tom Dudley Professional Development Fund (Est 7/1/2013) Br. Thomas Levi FSC Memorial Fund Thekkedom Family Fund Br. Gary York Memorial Fund
The La Salle Prep Educational Foundation exists solely to support the mission of the school by providing for the professional management, investment, growth and distribution of endowed gifts. Growth of the Foundation’s Endowment Fund is paramount to the school’s ability to fund its mission of providing a Catholic college preparatory education to economically underserved youth in our region. The Foundation’s Endowment Fund experienced significant growth in the 2012-13 fiscal year, reaching an ending balance of $2.3 million on June 30, 2013. In total, over $325,000 was deposited into the Foundation’s Endowed Funds in 2012-13. In 2013-14, the Foundation’s Board of Directors remains focused on planned giving as a primary catalyst to significant endowment fund balance growth. Planned giving, through various estate and tax planning mechanisms, provides benefactors of all ages and income levels the opportunity to make a significant impact on the enduring success and sustainability of our school and its mission. If you are interested in learning how you can use planned giving strategies to maximize your giving opportunities to La Salle Prep, please contact President Denise L. Jones at 503.353.1430 or email@example.com. We also invite you to visit our website for additional information. Simply go to www.lsprep.org, click on “Support La Salle,” and select the sidebar link titled “The Legacy Society: Planned Giving.”
2012-2013 Fiscal Year Financial Summary (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013) At the heart of the Lasallian mission is the commitment to provide qualified students access to an excellent college preparatory education, regardless of their ability to pay. To that end, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, in partnership with various foundations, individuals and corporate benefactors, works diligently to provide need-based tuition assistance to students from underserved families. In line with the mission, 53% of the student body received more than $1.7 million in financial assistance in 2012-2013. Income Tuition & Fees Fundraising & Contributions Student Services/Other Total Income
$6,316,000.00 $1,467,000.00 $800,000.00 $8,583,000.00
Expenses Professional Compensation Program Support Facilities & Operations Interest & Other Total Expenses Change in Net Assets
$5,373,000.00 $1,740,000.00 $1,202,000.00 $44,000.00 $8,359,000.00 $224,000.00
Financial Assistance Trends
Financial Assistance Students Receiving Aid Average Total Grant
2008-2009 $757,703 200 $3,789
2009-2010 $900,247 234 $3,847
2010-2011 $1,131,976 261 $4,337
2011-2012 $1,434,105 323 $4,440
2012-2013 $1,702,610 364 $4,678
We are pleased to report that La Salle Prep successfully completed our annual financial audit in October 2013. An independent public accounting firm evaluated our financial policies and procedures, and verified our reported financial results for the Board of Trustees. The results of the audit were once again exemplary thanks to the business officeâ€™s continued diligence and discipline in ensuring our schoolâ€™s financial practices are sound and our reporting efforts are reliable and accurate.
2012-2013 honor roll of contributors
Thank you to the following benefactors who supported La Salle Catholic College Preparatory’s mission with a gift to the school last year ( July 2012-June 2013). Eric and Josephine Recht Mike, D.M.D. ‘80 and Robin Pam and Mark Donegan Regan Foundation Reyes Engineering, Flaviano PCC Structurals, Inc. ‘87 and Fern Reyes River City Environmental, Christian Brothers Inc., Steve and Sara Club McInnis $25,000-$49,999 Joe ‘77 and Sharon Feltz John and Joan Bollier Schlechter ‘77 OCF Joseph E. Weston Sigma Investment Public Foundation Management Company, Ford and Hilda Watkins Harmon Laurin Trust Jon and Sharman Stuart Mark and Theresa Stuhrman Ambassadors Club Trustees Club $2,000-$4,999 The Schroedl Foundation, $10,000-$24,999 Steven and Shonna All Points Media, LLC Anonymous Schroedl Andy Belozer Memorial Golf B.P., Lester and Regina John Th ird Rock Impressions, Tournament Foundation Steven Schroedl Mark ‘84 and Michele Waters Carl and Carolyn Mike and Karen Thul Baker ‘84 Christoferson Toni Watkins-Cline ‘82 Eric Bosworth and Elisa Lucio and Marta Bocci Dalla Burgess Gregg and Cindy White Gasperina ‘72 Brent ‘79 and Carrie Weber La Salle Club La Salle Booster Club Bullock ‘79 $1,000-$1,999 La Salle Alumni Association Richard Callahan ABC Roofing Co. Maybelle Clark Macdonald Ronald and Carol Calvert Thomas and Peggy Allen Fund Terrill and Janet Collier Archdiocese of Portland James F. and Marion L. Miller Bob and Anita Dethlefs Foundation Jeff and Kathleen Arntson Joe Feltz ‘72 Joe Pauletto John ‘73 and Cheryl Beem Steve ‘73 and Kim Feltz Peter and Maryanne Powell CB Interior Designs, Cheryl David and Nancy Foraker Lisac Belozer ‘73 PWH Educational Todd and Denise Gooding Foundation Bob’s Red Mill Dave and Tricia Hecht-Glad Barbara Regan Mr. Thomas Borden Michael Heitzman Pine Crest Fabrics, John Michael and Amy Choate Richard and Susan Hildreth Sheils and Tim Sheils ‘99 Sean ‘99 and Nikolina Randy and Lori Bisio Space Age Fuel, Jim ‘77 and Christensen Karambelas ‘80 Linda Pliska Paul and Barbara Clemens William and Nicola Klutho Timberline Lodge, Jeff and Kevin Cooley and Dr. Lisa Robert and Kristin Krueger Sally Kohnstamm Morrison Lasallian Education Fund Z-Man Scholarship Scott and Arden Davis Foundation Edward and Kim Lilly Tom Dudley and Terry Andreas and Ann Loeffler Cappiello President’s Club Tee and Sue Mackley William and Edra Dudley $5,000-$9,999 Robin and Traci Watkins Joe and Barb Eichhorn Jarl Arntson Mennis ‘79 Emerson Hardwood Group, Shirley Bernard Chris and Nancy Nunn Jim Price, Jamie Price ’94 Allen ‘73 and Kathy Robben RBC Wealth Management, and Kevin Price ‘97 Burns ‘73 Chuck Gall and Kelly Hale Excel Brokerage, Carl Bangle Jim and Barbara Cameron River City Environmental, Paul and Helen Feltz Inc., Steve and Sara Eton Lane Foundation Michael and Veronica Foley McInnis Chuck and Teresa Gall Elsie Franz Finley Founder’s Club $100,000 and above
Peter and Denise Jones Larry Lee and Nicole Bernhard-Lee Meng-Hannan Construction, Dave Hannan Sean and Ann Moreland Greg ‘72 and Myra Parrott Bernie ‘79 and Pamela Pliska Marie D. Robben Bob and Betty Schuster Karl Smith The Sherpa Group Two LLC, Jack Powell ’73
Fujii Produce, David and Joanna Pienovi Greg and Amy Gage Blair and Laura Gammon Bill and Pat George Maria Graf Scott ‘82 and Joell Hamersly Paul and Lisa Hauer Whitney and Trish Epidendio Hickman ‘82 Hoopsource Craig and Trisha Howe David and Andrea Hull Alex and Gina Jansen Robert Jones ‘03 Jeffrey and Caryn Keeney Anton and Kam Kimball Richard and Maryanne Krumm Ken and Tami Latham Philip and Norma Lisac Margo McGehee-Kelly John and Merry Melonas Mark and Mary Neil Shaun ‘97 and Lori Perry Matthew and Vermillion Peterson Jack ‘73 and Peggy Powell Bob and Judi Johnson Powell ‘71 Providence Milwaukie Hospital Michael Roberts Mary Ellen Schraner Thomas Gustafson and Kathy Schroeder Steve and Sue Robben Schweitzer ‘79 Joan Shireman David and Tiffany Shireman Sierk Orthodontics, Chris and Polly Sierk Paul and Stefanie Slyman Rick and Judy Soberanis Star Metro Properties, Sean and Ann Moreland Michael and Eren Starr The Standard Brian and Kyra Thompson Dr. Robert and Susan Tibolt Bill Hays and Sue Unfred-
2012-2013 honor roll of contributors John and Mary Grammel Joe and Nisha Thekkedom Hall ‘98 Gary and Diane Hamman Craig and Kim Hargreaves Ms. Patricia Heinz Mark ‘77 and Christin Welp Herinckx ‘77 Prep Club Joe ‘72 and Fran Miller Keller $500-$999 ‘71 30 Seconds Outdoor Paul Keller ‘77 and Kirsten Cleaners Hollister Mark and Joyce Auxier George and Julie Kolln Alice Barbagelata Tobin and Andrea Kurtin Beavercreek Telephone Co. Michael ‘86 and Kelly Lahti James and Fay Benagni Bill and Kim LaValley Steve ‘86 and Myriam John and Maryanne Leahy Ceballos Berger ‘90 Kevin and Elizabeth Lien William and Amy Biggs Stan and Carrie Link Larry Blackmar and Tracy Jim ‘76 and Lynette Lisac Barry Troy and Lisa Lyver Robert and Kay Bruno Ken and Anita Maes C. Jason Zwick Insurance Cameron and Diana Agency McCredie Capitol One Services, LLC James and Jeanette McGraw Trent ‘90 and Debbie Stuckey Mary Miller ‘95 Carter ‘90 Gregg Miller Randy and Carol Cate Beth Miller Center Court Basketball Denny and Johanna Miller Ken ‘81 and Lisa Gilbert Jennifer Modarelli Cleary ‘83 Mike Morgan ‘71 and Nancy James and Jill Collier Babka Columbia State Bank Dale ‘72 and Loretta Moses Roddy and Misty Cooke Mary Noonan Tom and Lisa Epidendio North Lake Physical Therapy, D’Amore ‘80 Michael Choate D’Amore Law Group, P.C., Northwest Cleaners Tom D’Amore Olson Bros. Service, Inc Steven and Scotti Day Michael ‘73 and Mary Ann Tim and Sharon McCarthy Orth Dean ‘78 Raymond Parise and Debra Dan and Mary Dettmer Miller Ronald and Julie Dowhaniuk Jason and Sylvia Paschal Scott and Mitsuko Edwards Greg and Judy Passmore Doug and Sharon Falk Teri Watkins Peterson ‘77 Kim and Dan Foren Power Electric, Inc., Dave John and Susan Foy Portash ‘81 Pat ‘84 and Patty Gabrish Matt ‘79 and Jamie Powell Moses, Jr. and Patricia Glenn and Tessie Talarsky Gallegos Prentice ‘90 Karen Garrison Steven and Candace Primack Chris ‘97 and Andrea Burns Jeff and Alice Rouyer George ‘97 Sandovals Fresh Mexican Steven and Cheryl Godoy Hays ‘81 Mitchell and Marilyn Wall Michael and Carleen Walsh J. Ted Watkins ‘76 Wells Fargo Foundation Stephen and Elizabeth Zimmer
La Salle cross country coach and counselor Tyrone Stammers makes good on his promise to dye his hair if his team won the first boys’ cross country state title in school history. Pictured with runners (left to right): Will Thompson, Coach Stammers, Davis Keeney and Colton Passmore.
Grill Mark Schoenheit Ray Butera and Trudi Schraner ‘80 Peter and Lisa Sevcik Ed ‘73 and Jana Shea Tim Sheils ‘99 Robert and Mary Jane Smith Brian Wieck and Magali Sosa-Tirado Clay and Anne Stephens Karen Stiner ‘84 Duane and Bonnie Ternes University of Portland Greg and Laura Huber Veasy ‘83 Jennifer Vergara-Young Wack Co. Restaurants Mark and Cathy Wade Daniel and Ann Wood William and Barbara Wood James and Michelle Yeo Mike and Susan Ziolko Falcon Club $100-$499
James and Barbara Adkisson Affordable Septic Service and Repair Cherie Allcroft Susan Allegretto Schrepping Frank ‘79 and Vickie Altenhofen AMI Portland Ed and Carol Andersen Michael and Vicki Peyton Avila ‘81 Eleanore Baccellieri Pete and Holly Bacon
Brian and Marilee Bailey Paul ‘72 and Nancilee Baker Chuck ‘98 and Liz McClung Banta ‘00 Gary and Shelley Barnes Robert and A. Hope Barrow Anonymous Ronald and Joyce Basile Doug Beeber Chris and Julie Bené Patrick ‘84 and Pamela Berger Eric and Lisa Weaver Bergeson ‘86 Brian Bergquist ‘75 Jamil Berry ‘03 Jim and Maureen Betonte Tome and Josie Biteng Jerry and Carol Bitz Black Helterline, LLP, David Streicher ‘75 James and Carol Feltz Bluhm ‘80 Stephanie Blumenson Doug and Amy Bornemeier Botsford & Goodfellow, Inc., Chuck Botsford Leo and Leigh Bottaini Alan and Resa Bradeen, M.D. Joe and DeOna Bridgeman Michelle Briggs Dana Brown ‘81 James Bryan Eugene and Patricia Budahl Daryl and Colleen Bullock Duane and Sandy Burckhard Burke & Associates, Gary and Pat Burke Matt ‘94 and Wendy Call 9
2012-2013 honor roll of contributors Chris and Renee Giesemann Andrew Godzyk, D.M.D. David Granum and Joann Klassen Colleen Grenz ‘92 Ed Gronke Nelson Hall and Patti Hennessy-Hall David Hannan Happy Valley Softball Association David and Mary Hardaker Robert and Susan Harold La Salle’s Student Council traveled to Seaside in 2013. Dorian Harris and Gail Wetherbee Directors Mortgage, Inc. Garrett Call ‘94 David and Carrie Heineck David ‘75 and Teresa Canich John and Martha Parisi Tim and Katie Hennessy Dirksen ‘72 Steve and Tammy Carmody Howard and Nori Heuberger Fred and Mary Jo Dobler Thomas Carroll Sean and Margaret Hogan Jonathon and Andrea Cars for Charity, Inc. Deborah Holenstein Farnsworth Dolp ‘91 John and Mary Eckman David ‘99 and Anne Holt James and Mary Dooney Casey ‘82 Gary and Eva Hortsch Mike and Michelle Doran Dave and Colette Cassinelli Mark and Donna Sunseri David ‘05 and Alicia Tim and Renee Cavanagh Howard ‘79 Dragicevic Chris ‘83 and Lisa Cavanagh Gary and Joy Barta Hunt ‘78 Alex and Patricia Duarte Lori Cavanagh Lauren Huynh David ‘87 and Gina Dugan Glenn and Jennifer Cavender William and Patricia Dugan Iron Gate Realty Group, Ryan ‘01 and Ann Cereghino Mary Havlicek Pahl ‘80 James and Myrna Dunnigan Alan and Rita Charlesworth Peter Johnson and Shirley Michael ‘72 and Nancy Eaton Courtnay Christensen ‘01 Hancock-Johnson Daniel and Kristin Eaton Dan and Renee Christy AliMichael Jones ‘06 Harold and Jeanette Eckman Cleanway Environmental Don ‘71 and Susan Kocher Christopher and Linda Partners, Inc Kahut ‘73 Eilersen Owen Clemens Thomas Kain and Patricia Bobby and Heather Eldon O’Brien-Kain John and Shannon Coady John ‘98 and Jane Scrutton Jerry and Darlene Kalar Jason Pinkal and Carie Ellison ‘01 Coleman Brian and Alisa Karin-Bean Gary and Sue Ellison Collier Manufacturing LLC, Cameron Keeney ‘08 Michael and Roslyn Ellison James and Jill Collier John ‘73 and Del Keller James and Catherine Elting Mark and Joanne Caputo Keller & Keller, P.C., William John Elwood Comfort ‘72 Keller, John Keller ’73 and Barbara Epidendio Comprite Inc David Keller ‘97 Tonya and Barbara Evans Christopher and Kelly Raymond and Judy Kelly Efren and Lalaine Fajardo Criglow John Grochau and Kerri Michael ‘82 and Jane Danzer Laura Feltz ‘81 Kelvin Donald ‘74 and Jeannie Feltz Steve Kemper and Molly Scott Robinson and Marisa DeCristoforo ‘76 Robert and Maria Ferry Brady Delplato Chiropractic, P.C., Tony and Rhonda Fisher Elizabeth Kienzle-Watje William and Liz Del Plato Jack and Cindy Flora Dan ‘81 and Tami Watkins Brian and Laura Devine Klupenger ‘83 Ramiro and Andrea Flores Matt and Laura Devore Andrew Kuffner David and Sharon Foster Liz Dexter Joseph Kuffner ‘00 Mike and Elizabeth Freiling Bob ‘79 and Jo Dillard James and Kathleen Kuffner Jennifer and Roy Friend Dr. Jack Johnson and Dr. Suzanne Lacampagne Gregory and Mary Fuhrer Kathy Dindia ‘71 Alex and Megan Lanaghan Jim and Gay Gaube 10
Barry and Christine Larson Robin and Joanne Lashbaugh Dennis and Helene Lawrence Kenneth Lidster and Therese Lee Ken and Patty Legenza Tom and Joan Leslie Steve and Judith Lindbeck Jerry and Anita Lindsay Steve ‘81 and Tracy Lisac Rudy and Suzanne Lisac Cora Lisac Lisanatti Foods, Phil Lisac David Luc and Dan Thanh Nguyen Marty ‘79 and Shannon Lydon Dolores Lyons M & W Building Supply Co., Jim and Maureen Betonte Mark Gossage and Cathy MacLeod Mark and Shirley Macmillan Greg ‘81 and Lynn Mahoney Rick Malin and Sharon Loomis-Malin Tom ‘70 and Marianne Galluzzo Manning ‘71 Gina Stack Maraist John ‘72 and Mary Marasco Marion and Karla Marvich Dante and Imelda Matarlo Maxwell’s Happy Valley Andrea and William McCarthy Mark and Kathy Barnes McCurtain ‘70 McDonald’s John and TaGone McNassar Gerry and Diane McWithey Mark and Cindy Meek Neal and Maureen Meisner Bob ‘72 and Doreen Mildenberger Todd and Camille Miles Ronald and Abbe Miley John ‘97 and Paula Miller Robert, Jr. ‘89 and Kesa Miller Arch and Nancy Miller Milwaukie Bowl Gabriel and Marina Minculescu Mr. and Mrs. Larry Miner Eric and Danielle Misché
2012-2013 honor roll of contributors Jeff and Kathy Mitchell Amy and Aaron Moore Tim ‘82 and Missi Morgan James Mullins Bret ‘84 and Kelly Neely Garrick Newman ‘88 Bettie Newman Tom and Kate Nichols Matt Noonan ‘87 Northwest Primary Care Associates William and Lis Novak NW Star Academy Gerry and Alanna O’Brien John and Barbara O’Brien Mary O’Dell Joel and Brigitte Cockburn Ogard ‘81 Jim and Laura O’Keefe Jerry and Laura Stankewitsch Olson ‘88 Edward and Diane O’Neil Joseph and Tami O’Neill Oregon Trail Remodeling, Marc Lisak ‘97 Bruce and Nancy Orr Dolores Orth Dan and Mary Havlicek Pahl ‘80 Bee Parisi Patrick Lumber Co. Jay and Pat Pearce Perkins Coie, LLP, Brentley Bullock ‘79 John and Janet Perry Theo Peterson ‘14 Ted ‘88 and Melissa Quiray Pfeifer ‘88 Tim Pham ‘00 Jon and Sue Keagbine Pinto ‘90 Frank and Pat Portash Portland Homes, Inc. Bill and Joan Powers Precision Castparts Corp. Debra Price David and Krista Price Brian and Lisa Quinn Jeff and Tanya Rabourn Paula Raines Thomas Raines ‘06 Keith and Laurie Raines Michael and Pat Raschio RediPour Wall Systems
Carrie Rees ‘98 Remedy Chiropractic & Massage Sean and Christine Ressler Randy Rice Barton and Mary Rice Glen and Carol Richards Peter and Celeste Richardson William Ristau Paul ‘94 and Sara George Robles ‘93 Steven and Johanna Root Brian and Julie Rose James and Mary Rose Douglas and Angela Rudolph Matthew and Bonnie Russell Lynn Salisbury Joanie Schlechter ‘86 Ben and Julie Schmidt Greg and Jan Schmitt John Schraner ‘72 Ray ‘80 and Janice Schreiber Bob ‘73 and Teresa Kreipe Seeley ‘73 Vinnie ‘87 and Judy Serio Brian and Mary Elwood Shannon ‘83 Jamie Shull Wayne and April Siebenaler Donald and Patricia Sierk Jack Sierk ‘15 Elsa Sierk Bill and Michelle Simpson Fredrick and Rachel Siri Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Michael and Esther Slattery Susan Stoinoff Smith, D.M.D. ‘76 Gregory and Lisa Smith David and Laura Sweet Spirlin ‘78 Eileen Sprague and Don Sprague David and Karen Sprecker David and Renee Stanley Steve and Kristan Koch Stark ‘86 Ryan ‘99 and Amanda Wacker Steele ‘99 Dominic Stelter ‘99 Nelson and Kay Stevland Greg Stiff and Kay Kinsley Dennis and Denise Stoecklin Stokes Auction Group, Inc
Bob and Mary Stone Larry and Linda Stone Michael and Lauren Strand Michelle Stuhrman ‘02 Paul and Machelle Stupfel Jon Summers Sunnyside Liquor Igor and Zoya Surits Mark and Sandhya Susnjara Michael Sutton and Suzanna Lacampagna Chuck and Jackie Sweet Dan and Tracy Swift Darryl Symonds and Julie Passantino-Symonds Harry A. Taylor III and Rebecca Hart Taylor Mike and Becky Tetherow TGM Investments LLC Victor ‘00 and Erin Thekkedom Vince ‘91 and Mary Beth Thekkedom Tracy and Cheryl Thompson Manuel Torres and Beatriz Becerra Tolal and Anna Totonchy Town & Country Glass, Matthew Sliney Scott and Jill Trantel Helen Unfred Dave and Anne Pliska Van Daam ‘73 Russ and Trudy Vandehey Gale and Karen Varner Binh and Christine Vo Tighe ‘98 and Gwen Kreitzberg Vroman ‘98 Matt and Christine Warner Meagon Bell Watterson ‘02 Fr. Ted Weber David and Debra Weiss Western Economic Services Christine Westover Eric White ‘02 Sue White Jeff and Judy Feltz Whitson ‘81 Robert and Barbara Wiest Wilson-Kilpatrick LLC Matthew and Shannon Winningham Bob and Lucy Wojcicki Wan Xiang Li and Judy Chen
Jon and Julie Klupenger Yochim ‘90 Donald Young ‘87 David and Margaret Zeps Joshua ‘99 and Tiffany Zwick Scarlet and Royal Club Up to $99
TK Adams Kim and Barbara Bingold Agrimson ‘79 Michael and Katie Allen Kris English and Peggy Annable-English Robert and Carla Austin Awesome Wine Company Richard and Louise Barakat Dean and Kristine Barker Greg and Angela Bates James and Elizabeth Bianca Ruth Bingold Miguel and Elnora Biteng Kathy Bosnjak ‘83 Gerald and Darla Brock Bea Burk Jeremy Burroughs Allan and Leigh Byrne Christopher and Gina Caruso Callipari ‘83 Molly Caster-Denner Joe and Terra Cheek Gail Coggins Lawrence and Velma Combine Eugene and Cathy Comfort Guy and Mary Beth Conaway Julie Conaway Lemon Jeff ‘79 and Helen Yoswick Connolly ‘79 Adam Cook ‘88 Beverly Corbett Joel and Kate Reding Coreson ‘95 Costco Wholesale Corporation William and Carolyn Criteser Jeff and Lori Culley Jim and Chris Cunningham Beverly Curtis Jason and Sonya Dailey Gary and Sue Davenport Richard and Dorene Dehen
2012-2013 honor roll of contributors
The La Salle community gathered in December 2012 for the Yulefest and Wine Tasting, La Salle’s longest-running fundraiser.
Diane Brunengo Dieni ‘72 Niki Phelan Dolan ‘72 Steve and Kathy Olson Dolezal ‘78 Donald and Josephine Drain Paul Dreisbach and Molly Sullivan Patrick and Cathy Ehli Pat ‘85 and Kristen Ell Blake Ellis ‘01 Christina Erickson Gloria Falk Brian Ferrasci-O’Malley ‘00 Franciscan Friars Thomas and Rosemary Franz Arnie and Shirley Fuchs Susan Gallagher Amy and Joseph Gantt Brian ‘86 and Julie Pitts Gefroh ‘87 Robert and Joan Gilbertz Lori Haffner David and Cynthia Haglund Danny Hainley ‘02 Travis Hardaker ‘00 Ann Harris Kevin and Bobbi Sinclair Harrison ‘94 Stan and Jean Hays Matthew ‘75 and Theresa Bobzien Herinckx ‘75 Jean Hill-Rutter Geoffrey Hills ‘03 Patti Hills-Burtner Donald ‘86 and Krista Hochstatter Sarah Bradford Honeywell ‘92 Kathryn Jackson Bernard and Joan Jacobs Mindy Jette ‘86
Lindsey Johnson ‘70 Doug and Ann Justice Frances Keagbine Paul ‘72 and Katherine Kester Patricia Kirk Raymond and Olivia Klupenger Knights of Columbus Fran Landsness Amanda Yackley Laughans ‘99 Nancy Lee Edward and Mollie Lilly Margaret Lindia Jared and Heather Lippelgoos Teresa Lisac ‘71 John and Marie Loschiavo John and Margaret Luccio Frank ‘71 and Karen Mathew Pam Matteson Rochelle Mayer Bill ‘73 and Kim McCarthy Dean and Elizabeth Gallagher McCarthy ‘02 Bruce and Victoria McDonald Travis ‘99 and Kitri McGuire Darrell and Debra McSmith Ana Meekins Darwin and Constance Michaels Robert, Sr. and Susan Miller Bernard and Rose Miller Anne Mitchell Blake and Deborah Miura Linda Morelli ‘83 Colleen Morgan ‘79 Tim and Melissa Murphy Megan Myers ‘02 Zeny Navalta Tony and Sharon Nicola
Tom and Theresa Nisbet Randall Nix and Joette Oreste-Nix Thomas and Margaret Nolan Linus ‘87 and Elizabeth Oey Daniel and Maureen Kiley Olds ‘79 Pacific Power Foundation Steven and Karen Paden Nicholas Paradis ‘03 John ‘77 and Lori Parker Matt Pendergast ‘90 Mike Pendergast ‘91 Penny Petrich and Marko Petrich Tan N. Pham Jon ‘00 and Jenn Pienovi Paul and Loriann Bosnjak Pimentel ‘81 Brad and Sandy Olson Popick ‘72 Kevin and Michelle Preston Dr. and Mrs. Eddie Price Liz Raines ‘02 Derek Ray Patrick ‘79 and Noreen Regan Ronald and Darlene Rivera Sandy Rizzuti ‘82 Dave ‘70 and Jan Schlechter Rust ‘70 Mary Ellen Salomone Fred and Muriel Schelb Harry and Margaret Schibel Tim and Maria Schroeder Mr. and Mrs. John Scott Mark ‘78 and Vicki Sears Julie Seguin Fred and Marilyn Sheets Dan Shelley David and Eileen Sherrill
Robert and Bonnie Sierk Nicholas and Tina Soberanis Nicholas and Carmen Soberanis Mike Soberanis Richard Spearman Tyrone and Candace Stammers Alex Stegner Bryan and Mary Ann Altenhofen Stewart ‘85 Jeanne Stores Kelli Sullivan ‘84 Sunnybrook Family Dental, LLC Jerry and Jo Tenney Sharon Tesch Agnes Tetherow Mary Tooke Douglas and Lynn Townson Clay and Terese Tyler Beverly Urbanc Fred and Cindy Van Drimmelen Darin and Erika Vincent Robert and Carole Volkman Robert Weaver and Jean Horn Randy and Darlene West Franklin and Michele Whitman Otto Wild and Atty Zschau Kim Wiley ‘83 Danielle Winterhalter ‘07 Jeff and Deann Womack Karel Yanicks Larry and Simi Yip Mark and Teresa Yohn Vincent and Val Yoswick
2012-2013 honor roll of contributors to accommodate growth in enrollment. We also created a multi-purpose gathering space to be utilized by student groups, alumni socials, outdoor dances and activities, parent functions, etc.
It is remarkable the difference new tables and benches, enlivened flower beds and welcoming new grass can provide to improve the experience of our students and staff. This renovation expanded the ‘living room of La Salle’ where students gather as a community and build relationships. Thanks to the generous donors at Believe 2013, we raised $16,500! We have heard great feedback regarding the courtyard as a much more inviting place during breaks, lunch, after school and at special events. We increased the seating capacity
Beyond the cosmetic and functional improvements, we also improved safety in the courtyard. We removed overgrown landscaping to improve visibility and enhance supervision. We have more exciting plans for the future, but we’ll have to wait for the sun to return. We appreciate the special efforts and donations of the following courtyard project supporters: • Cheryl Lisac Belozer ‘73 • Jim and Kathy Hunt
• Teresa “Tessie” Talarsky Prentice ‘90
• Stan Link
• Mitch Powell ’99
The first phase of the project was completed in the fall of 2013. We have a few things left on our student wish list, so please consider joining our efforts to reach $20,000. To learn more, contact Julie Dowhaniuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.353.1446.
2012 - 2013 Event Sponsors 2012 Golf Tournament Birdie Sponsors • Excel Brokerage, Carl Bangle • Space Age Fuel, Jim ’77 and Linda Pliska • Third Rock Screen Impressions, Chris Pfeifer ’83 and Steven Schroedl Tee Box Sponsors • Black Helterline, LLP, Dave Streicher ’75, Attorney • Liberty Mutual, Nick Phillips ‘02 • Waddell & Reed, EJ Cortez • Lloyd Center McDonalds, Doug Wacker Beverage Cart Sponsor • Scott Hamersly ’82 and Peter Jones Buy a Round Sponsor • State Farm, Jason Zwick ’96, Agent Straight Drive Sponsor and Hole in One Sponsor • Third Rock Screen Impressions, Printing, Chris Pfeifer ’83 and Steven Schroedl Hole Sponsors • CB Interior Designs, Cheryl Lisac Belozer ‘73 • Security Signs • Marc Bianco, DMD • Botsford & Goodfellow, Chuck Botsford • Perkins Coie, Brentley Bullock ’79 • Wigwam and Mountain Hardwear, Jack ’73 and Peggy Powell • Keller & Keller, PC, William M. Keller, John M. Keller ’73, and David J. Keller ‘97 • Mortgage Express, Beverly Lisey • Todd Construction • Sunset Garbage Collection, Steve Schwab ’73 and Carla Schwab Schaefer ’80 • Susan Stoinoff Smith, DMD ‘76
• ABC Roofing Co. • Fulweiler & Brasket, Paul Fulweiler ’89 and Doug Brasket ’89 • Bellevue Asset Management, Mike Vila ’85 • Cutter’s Hi-School Pharmacy, Ron Dulwick • Columbia State Bank • Oregon Trail Restoration, Marc Lisak ‘97 2012 Yulefest Yulefest Event Sponsor • Alumni Association Table Sponsors • Class of 1979 (2) • Columbia State Bank • John and Martha Parisi Dirksen ’72 • Indulge Catering, Dedie Cameron ’79 and Shaun M. Perry ’97 • Iron Gate Realty, Mary Havlicek Pahl ’80 • Toes on the Nose, John Sheils and Tim Sheils ’99
Gregg and Cindy White • Fujii Produce, Dave and Joanna Pienovi • Space Age Fuel, Jim ’77 and Linda Pliska Bronze Sponsors • Carl and Carolyn Christoferson • Jeff and Caryn Keeney • Melvin Mark • Northwest Cleaners • Pine Crest Fabrics, John Sheils and Tim Sheils ’99
2012-2013 In-Kind Gifts (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013) • Mike Morgan ‘71 and Nancy Babka • Banfield Pet Hospital, William and Liz Novak • Clackamas Town Center • Rob Gaudin • Gerlock Towing and Heavy Haul, David Manning • Hewlett Packard Company • Holloran Vineyard Wines, LLC, William and Eve Holloran 2013 Believe Signature • John and Martha Parisi Dirksen ‘72 Fundraiser • Matthew Mariani Platinum Sponsors • Mayahuel Catering • John and Joan Bollier • Todd and Maria Mulvaney • Bernie ’79 and Pamela Pliska • Pacific Hydroseed, Jim and Kathy Hunt • RBC Wealth Management, Chuck Gall • Portland Disposal & Recycling, Inc. and Kelly Hale • Sigma Investment Management Company • Power Electric, Inc, David Portash ’81 • River City Environmental, Inc., Steve and Gold Sponsors Sara McInnis • Bob and Anita Dethlefs • Steven and Shonna Schroedl • Geranium Lake Florist, Kim Foren • Greg and Laura Huber Veasy ‘83 Silver Sponsors • La Salle Alumni Association • Anesthesia Associates Northwest, LLC,
Alumni are our Future For more information about the Class of 1972 and 1973 class gifts, contact Vice President of Advancement Andrea Burns ’97 at email@example.com to learn more. The Class of 1972, including Mike Eaton ’72, Patt Taufer Lama ’72, John Schraner ’72, and Niki Phelan Dolan ’72, celebrated with their classmates on campus.
For nearly 50 years, the La Salle community and our students have benefitted from the support of our generous benefactors. In the early years, alumni parents provided leadership and guidance, both in vision and funding, to ensure the strong foundation we enjoy today. The continued excellence of La Salle rests largely in the commitment of alumni. You are our most loyal supporters. After all, more than 75 alumni are currently sending their children to La Salle. Additionally, the classes of 1972 and 1973 embraced their 40th reunion milestone with a significant commitment to the next generation of La Salle students. In celebrating their 40th reunion, the classes of 1972 and 1973 recognize an opportunity to ensure the Lasallian mission continues well into the future. They are ensuring the school remains accessible, especially to underserved students. “As a member of one of the first graduating classes, I believe it is our responsibility to be some of the first alumni to lead the effort to partner with the school in an intentional way to advance this goal,” explained Greg Parrott ’72.
Both classes are establishing a named endowed fund to support financial aid. This investment in La Salle’s future also provides immediate support through the Foundation’s annual distribution. Twelve members of the Class of 1973 honored their 40-year milestone with a gift of $40,000! This establishes a $5,000 annual scholarship to a current La Salle student for four years as well as a named endowed fund. At their reunion in September 2013, they invited fellow classmates to join their efforts to double this pledge commitment by the school’s 50th anniversary in 201617. Foundation Board member John Beem ’73 shared the motivation for his gift, “La Salle is a special place for me and I know many of you feel the same way. It is a place where young people can aspire to dreams they don’t know they can achieve and to a future they can’t even imagine. La Salle gave us the same hope and direction. The day of the average family being able to afford a Lasallian education without assistance is gone.” Our early alumni understand the critical role they play in ensuring La Salle’s continued success. “It is important for us to be a model for future classes who will follow our lead,” said Greg Parrott ’72.
Alumni Theater Night: Alumni gathered last year to watch the musical ‘Music Man’ and celebrate Ernie Casciato ’72.
Alumni Basketball: Alumni basketball took off with over 70 players. Congratulations to the class of ’99 for their big tournament win!
Believe Gala: Alumni from every decade celebrated the achievements of La Salle at the Believe Signature Fundraiser in April 2013.
Career Day: Thank you to the many alumni who took time out of their busy schedules to speak at La Salle’s Career Day!
Alumni Soccer: The Men’s Alumni Soccer game brought out a great group of players and fans!
Reunion: Class of 1973 40th Reunion group photo.
Alumni Visits Thank you to all who visited the Alumni Office to sign the alumni wall! Please feel free to make an appointment with Director of Alumni Relations Liz Raines ’02 at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit. 15
Enter to Learn Accept Everyone. Respect All Persons. Value the Individual.
La Salle Prep applied for the Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Award which is offered through the Wholistic Peace Institute. La Salle was awarded $500 to be used for the Portland Catholic High School Social Justice Summit. La Salle hosted the summit on Sunday, December 8, 2013, and the theme this year is childhood poverty. As part of the Lasallian Scholars STEM enrichment series, Director of Technology Dave Heineck and Attendance Officer Judi Powell ’71 traveled with 37 students for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Portland Milwaukie Light Rail bridge on October 10, 2013. This is the first bridge to be built over the Willamette River in 40 years. The students participated in an engineering design discussion with the project management team, toured the construction site, and walked the Harbor Structure light rail segment. Thank you to Foundation Board Member Joan Bollier and Andy Auxier, Aryn Trimble and Brodie Harvey from the engineering firm Stacy & Witbeck for hosting this historic opportunity. To learn more, contact David Heineck at email@example.com.
For the fourth consecutive year, La Salle Prep is ranked on the list of the Oregon Business’s 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon. La Salle Prep ranked 23rd out of 34 large organizations (with 50 or more employees). Oregon Business editor Linda Baker explained, “The nonprofit project was created to recognize nonprofits as key business critical to the economic health of the state, employing hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.” 16
La Salle Prep students kept busy with service projects in October. Ten students participated in the L’Arche Immersion with teachers Amy Gantt and Mike Devenney. Twelve students went to Lot Whitcomb during 4th period to fill in for Santa and get wish lists completed. Eleven freshmen in Signum Fidei continued to learn about and reflect on hunger and then they packed the lunches for Backpack Buddies in Maggie Writt’s class. The Lasallian Ministry class went to Lot Whitcomb for their weekly mentoring and eleven students prepped and served dinner at St. Andre’s with teachers Mike Doran and Nick Hurt.
Leave to Serve Push Your Limits. Prepare for Life.
On Sunday, December 8, 2013, 70 students from Central Catholic, De La Salle North Catholic, Jesuit, La Salle Prep, and St. Mary’s Academy attended the second annual Portland Catholic High Schools Social Justice Summit at La Salle Prep. The theme of this year’s summit was childhood poverty. The Summit began with a beautiful opening prayer led by De La Salle students. Then, Dr. Matt Baasten, Assistant Provost from the University of Portland, talked about Catholic Social Teaching and the responsibility that we all have to respond to the needs of the poor, especially children. Lynda Coates, keynote speaker, shared her story of growing up without a home. Her parents were not literate, and she spent her childhood living in cars and campers. She and her five siblings rarely attended school. However, with the help of her cousin Dr. Donna Beegle, Coates broke out of the cycle of poverty and went on to earn her BA and MA in Communication from the University of Portland. Coates shared advice on how students can make a difference when spending time with young people who live in poverty. After the keynote presentation, student Summit participants attended four of seven breakout sessions. Students from St. Mary’s Academy talked about their experiences in Mississippi working with children who live in poverty; and the connections between public schools and prison. Jesuit students presented about childhood poverty in Nicaragua based on an immersion trip experience. Students from La Salle Prep shared the stories of impoverished children they met on an immersion trip
on the Blackfeet Native American Reservation. A group of students from Central Catholic provided students participants with information about Kiva Loans as a creative solution to childhood poverty. La Salle junior Kelly Krumm reflected on the summit, “I learned that, in regards to our educational system, we should be happy to have what we do. Our schools have enough desks for our students, and we have solid buildings that will not fall in a wind storm. Other countries make due with outdoor classrooms and very little, if any, teaching materials. However, that does not mean it cannot be improved. In some areas, like Mississippi, there are many schools that more or less pipe students into the criminal justice system, no matter their potential. Issues such as this need to be addressed in our country to improve the system we have. Remember that we are lucky to have this system, but keep fighting to improve it.” La Salle senior Jason Nguyen shared his insight, “One thing that stood out to me from the Social Justice Summit was the idea that, contrary to popular belief, wealth and success are not entirely products of hard work, even in ‘the land of opportunity.’ Chance, to some degree, plays a part in their distribution, which is what causes the disparity in quality of life.” Students left the summit with a better understanding of childhood poverty and concrete actions they can take to make a difference in the life of a child as well as some ideas of how to change the systems and policies that perpetuate the cycle of poverty.
La Salle’s drama department presented “Steel Magnolias” for the fall play. The funny and moving production featured an all-female cast which moved the audience to laughter and tears during its five shows in November 2013. “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling, features a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor during the 1980s. Originally a New York stage hit, followed by the well-loved film, starring Julia Roberts, Sally Fields, Dolly Parton and Shirley Maclaine. Most recently, it was a made for television film, starring Queen Latifa and Phylicia Rashad. 17
Enter to Learn On Saturday, November 23, 2013, La Salle students planted 34 Western Red Cedar trees on campus. Nearly 90 students from Carie Coleman’s biology classes volunteered to help with the planting on the sunny, yet cold, day. In total, 122 volunteers contributed to the effort. Collier Arbor Care’s Terrill and Janet Collier, along with sons Logan (a 2007 La Salle graduate) and Quentin (a La Salle sophomore), sponsored Friends of Trees for the event and provided mulch to ensure the trees have a healthy start (pictured at left). La Salle’s Booster Club coordinated a donation drive last spring to cover the cost of the trees along the southern fence line of the school. Thank you to the following donors who supported the effort: Ronald and Carol Calvert, Carl and Carolyn Christoferson, James and Jill Collier, James and Myrna Dunnigan, Joe and Barb Eichhorn, Marion and Karla Marvich, Raymond Parise and Debra Miller, Christopher and Polly Sierk. Friends of Trees underwrote the cost of the utility locate and digging of the holes. They also provided volunteer expertise to help La Salle students plant the trees.
In fall 2014, La Salle will join the Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) 5A Northwest Oregon Conference with other member schools; Milwaukie, Rex Putnam, Sandy, St. Helens, Parkrose, Liberty, Hillsboro and Wilsonville. La Salle athletics will continue to strive for excellence in its co-curricular programs, building on the success of the 4A classification of the Tri Valley Conference. La Salle has 34 state championships in its history, as well as the All Sports Award and The Oregonian Cup in 2012. La Salle will prepare to compete at a higher level by encouraging multiple sport athletes, reviewing current programs in relation to participation, out of season training and feeder programs. We will unite the coaching staff to work well with one another other and create a positive and inclusive attitude in order to succeed in this new upper level division. “We look forward to this challenge and are especially excited about being a part of the Northwest Conference with eight other Portland metro area schools,” said President Denise L. Jones. 18
Leave to Serve Over 50 golfers attended the 3rd Annual Andy Belozer Memorial Golf Tournament at Sah-Hah-Lee Golf Course on September 14, 2013, to celebrate the life of Andy Belozer, former La Salle Prep and Clackamas High School student, who died in 2001. The event raised over $8,000, which will benefit student athletes at La Salle Prep. The first place winning foursome of the tournament included La Salle alumni parents Dr. Mike Regan ‘80, Robin Regan, Bill Hays and Sue Unfred-Hays ‘81. The second place foursome included Kathy Smith, Herb Sharp, Kumiko Rodewald and Gary Maffei. The third place foursome included La Salle President Denise L. Jones, Tim Brown, Toby Brown and Bryce Zehrung. The Andy Belozer Memorial Fund was established at La Salle Prep in November 2008. The fund provides financial assistance to student athletes with demonstrated financial need to cover expenses associated with sports equipment, apparel, camp fees, team trips, and other sports-related activities at the school. The intent of the fund is to advance La Salle Prep’s commitment to providing opportunities for all students to participate in extra-curricular activities while honoring the legacy of Andy Belozer. The Andy Belozer Fund has assisted over 50 La Salle Prep student athletes since its inception. Current La Salle Prep student, Maddie Hill ’16, is a recipient of the Andy Belozer fund. She explained, “This fund has allowed me to participate in summer basketball, which I could not have done otherwise. I am so grateful to the Belozer family for this opportunity to do something that I truly love!” The 4th Annual Andy Belozer Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Sah-Hah-Lee. All funds raised will continue to assist the development of the La Salle Prep student athletes.
Matt Powell ’79 has been selected as Executive Director of the Lasallian Christian Brothers Foundation (LCBF). He currently serves as the President of De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon. The LCBF is a new charitable corporation to fund education for needy students and support the welfare of the Brothers. Powell has nineteen years of experience in Lasallian education. He served as a teacher, counselor, campus ministry director, vice principal and dean of students at La Salle before moving to De La Salle North Catholic High School. Read more at http://www.delasalle.org. 19
Educator of the Year La Salle Prep faculty and staff awarded colleague Otto Wild the distinguished 2013 Lasallian Educator of the Year award. The award honors an educator who exemplifies the Lasallian ideals of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. Faculty and staff vote for candidates who are dedicated and committed to education, celebrate the value and dignity of all as children of God, who care for students like older brothers or sisters, and who model Christian values in their lives and in their teaching. The La Salle community declared that Mr. Wild is a living example of these characteristics both pedagogically and spiritually. Wild began working at La Salle in August 1996 and continues to teach choir and guitar as well as Christology and Paschal Mystery. Teachers, staff and previous Lasallian Educators of the Year presented the award to Wild at the Heroic Vow assembly in November as his family celebrated with him.
Technology iPad Initiative
We are delighted to announce that La Salle Prep will enhance the delivery and individualization of instruction beginning in fall 2014, with the launch of our 1:1 iPad Program. In line with our mission to “provide a transformative education allowing students to realize their maximum potential” we are proud to embrace the opportunities that technology provides to our students and educators. Lasallian education is known for innovation. As the digital world becomes an increasingly daily experience for our students, teachers, parents, and community, we are compelled to both interact and excel within this global reality. As educators, we strive to provide a variety of relevant challenges, questions, tasks and ultimately authentic learning opportunities that help our students develop new skills and knowledge. Technology is an incredible tool that will help our students acquire a much greater depth of understanding and proficiency. Technology provides for the expansion of time and place on a platform that is engaging and interactive, a new media for expression, collaboration and increased
productivity, and will build our students’ proficiency and confidence in 21st century skills. As La Salle Prep moves forward in this developing digital learning frontier, we are clear that our commitment to excellence has a new dimension. We will continue to form students who excel to their highest potential and have confidence in their roles to serve others and make a positive difference in the world. 21
Alumni Association Board of Directors Mystery Alumni
Traci Watkins Mennis ’79, Board President Community Leader
Lisa Weaver Bergeson ’86, Christ the King Brian Bergquist ‘75, Kaiser Permanente Chris Bochsler ‘70, Community Leader Matthew Call ‘94, PGP Valuation David Dugan ‘87, Blout International Jane Ellison Scrutton ‘01, KeyBank Patrick Gabrish ‘84, Blue Marble Brands Joy Barta Hunt ‘78, Sabin Elementary Donna Sunseri Howard ‘79, Kavi Corporation Mary Havlicek Pahl ‘80, Iron Gate Realty Michael Pendergast ‘91, Self-employed Kelsey Powell ‘02, St. John the Apostle Laura Sweet Spirlin ‘78, Fred Meyer Jason Zwick ‘96, State Farm Insurance Josh Zwick ‘99, Multnomah County Sheriff ’s Department
Congratulations to Susie Schiffbauer Heidegger ’73 (senior yearbook photo at left) who successfully identified Anne Schlecter Schiller ’73, Jack Powell ‘73, Gail Marantette ’73, Tim Hanan, Larry Blaufus ’73, and John Bernard ’73 in the Mystery Alumni Photo in the last issue of the La Salle Prep Review. If you are the first to correctly identify the alumni in the photo below, you will win a La Salle item. Send your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Memoriam Please remember in your prayers the families and loved ones of the following members of the La Salle community who have passed away.
La Salle Alumni Linda Livesay Bochsler ’70 Ken Cleary ‘81 Edward Tschudy ’12
Loreva Bromley Named the Distinguished Lasallian Educator for the San Francisco District The Christian Brothers District of San Francisco selected La Salle Prep teacher Loreva Bromley as the Distinguished Lasallian Educator for 2013. This annual award honors an educator who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle, Patron Saint of Christian Teachers of Youth. Loreva shares this year’s award with Ken Hogarty, a teacher at Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco. Bromley has been an educator at La Salle for 22 years. She has chaired the math department and continues to serve as a master teacher, committed to engaging and encouraging her students. She is an avid supporter of La Salle Prep sports, a Lasallian Leadership Institute graduate, and she frequently participates in Journey student retreats.
La Salle Parents and Grandparents William Lawrence Dehen Donald DeShields Mary Catherine Harrington Peggy J. Jennen Chris Marthaller John “Jack” McLaughlin Anne Mitchell Jean Wilson Sherrod Lee Schrom Please send your updates to Liz Raines ’02 at 503.353.1425 or email@example.com.
La Salle’s girls’ basketball coach Kelli Dufficy Wedin was inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL) Sports Hall of Fame in October 2013. Coach Wedin, who graduated from Franklin High School in 1990, was the PIL MVP her senior year. She played soccer, basketball, tennis and softball. As a freshman at the University of Portland, she was a starter on the basketball team. She received a scholarship to the University of Nevada. She was also honored as Coach of the Year in 2013.
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1980s The class of ‘73 celebrated its 40th reunion in the La Salle Center (the Old Brother’s Residence) during All Alumni Weekend. Many of the classmates celebrated mass with Fr. Chun beforehand.
Michael Dickman’s ’93 first collection of poetry, The End of the West, was published in 2009 by Copper Canyon Press. He is also the co-author (with his brother Matthew Dickman ’93) of 50 American Plays from Copper Canyon Press. His second collection of poetry, Flies (Copper Canyon Press, 2011), received the 2010 James Laughlin Award. Michael currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife Phoebe Nobles and their son August, where he is a professor at Princeton University. Mike ’98 and Katie Benski Dunham ’98 welcomed their second daughter Miranda Grace on June 7, 2013. Their three year old, Charlotte, just started preschool and Mike started a new business called the Ruhe Group. He continues to manage consulting through Dunham Inc., along with his job as an engineer at Rantech in Milwaukie. Katie received a promotion to Senior Planner at NCPRD and earned certification as a Park and Recreation Professional. Their family moved to a new home in Damascus in July. Kiah Johnson Mounsey ‘99 and her husband AJ welcomed their son, Kingston Daville Mounsey, on July 12. He weighed 8 pounds and 9 ounces and was 21 inches long.
The class of ‘83 celebrated its 30th reunion during La Salle’s All Alumni Weekend in September 2013.
Daniel Bernklau ’00 married Amy Cook at St. Theresa Church in Ashburn, Virginia, in September 2011. They both work at the Sprint Reston office where they met. They live in Ashburn, Virginia.
Members of the Class of ’00 including Joe Kuffner ’00, Tim Pham ‘00, Jacque Rhemrev Barber ‘00, Katie Monte ’00, stopped by La Salle for All Alumni Weekend.
Brian Dean ‘00 and Elizabeth Lindaur were married May 25, 2013 at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin where they currently live. Brian is a Program Developer and Grant Writer with Americorps/VISTA in Racine, Wisconsin and Liz is a Patent Assistant with Abbott Labs in Chicago. Brian is a 2004 graduate of St. Norbert College in DePere, WI and Liz is a 2008 graduate of St. Norbert. Sarah Robben Lowe ’01 married Elliot Lowe September 1, 2013 in Parkdale, OR. She is currently the La Salle Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach.
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Joy Bernklau ’02, Sr. Mary Joy of Our Father made her first profession of religious vows at St. Theresa Church, Corpus Christi, Texas in July 2011. She joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. She is assigned to a Catholic mission in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize and teaches religion to school children. The Class of ’03 celebrated its 10 year reunion at Laurelwood Brewing this past fall. Members of the class came from all over the country including New York, California, Colorado, Missouri, Idaho and Washington.
Please send your alumni updates and photographs to Director of Alumni Relations Liz Raines ’02 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.353.1425. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/lasallealumni.
Join La Salle alumni and support the Falcon Access Network (FAN)! Twelve dollars a month helps to provide tuition assistance for over 54% of the student body. To give, visit www.lsprep.org/ fan. If you have questions, please contact Liz Raines’02 at lraines@ lsprep.org .
Ann Bernklau ’05 married Felix Barba at Sacred Heart Church, Gervais, Oregon in June 2012. Laura Call ’05 was a bridesmaid. La Salle alumni in attendance included Irene Kim ’05, Emily Schwartz ’05, Justin Tandingan ’05 and Mandy Taylor (McGraw) ’05. Ann and Felix have a son, Gabriel, born in May 2013. They live in Ave Maria, Florida.
Judi Johnson Powell ’71 - “I give to FAN because it’s painless, it’s important and it is the gift that keeps on giving to a place I love. I believe in La Salle.”
Charlotte Wright Wimer ’05 married Jake Wimer of Fossil, Oregon. Jake and Charlotte met at Oregon State University where they both graduated. The live in Palisade, Colorado where Charlotte is pursuing a second degree. The wedding flowers were designed by Carol Feltz, mother of La Salle alumni Erich Feltz ’02 and Heidi Feltz ’04.
Ryan ’99 and Amanda Wacker Steele ‘99 - “We give to FAN because the Journey program taught us empathy. When we work with patients, we think about the lessons that we learned while on the retreat. We believe in La Salle.”
Abraham Webb ’07, 1st Lieutenant, graduated from the Infantry Officer’s Course in Quantico in September 2012 and moved to Kaneohe Bay and to become a Weapons Platoon Commander in 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment. He deployed to Okinawa, Japan as part of the national shift to the Pacific. He recently returned from a three week exercise in South Korea and will travel to the Philippines soon to conduct bilateral training and humanitarian assistance.
Mary Havlicek Pahl ’80 - “I give to FAN because my experience at La Salle taught me everything I needed to become a successful mom, realtor and contributing member in my community… Honesty, integrity, compassion, confidence, humility and responsibility. I believe in La Salle.”
Josh Zwick ’99 - “I give to FAN because of the La Salle experience; amazing teachers, lifelong friends, Journey and athletics. I believe in La Salle.” Liz Gallagher McCarthy ’02 -“I give to FAN because La Salle gave me the support and love I needed to follow my dreams. I understand how important it is to have someone tell you they believe in you. I believe in La Salle.” Geoffrey Hills ’03 - “I gave back to La Salle through the FAN program because I believe it is the responsibility of our alumni to give back to the institution that shaped our lives. I gave back because La Salle continues to work with students from all backgrounds regardless of the family’s financial situation. I gave back to La Salle because I want to have a voice as La Salle continues to grow!”
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Thank you to the 150 guests who supported Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5, 2013. We enjoyed the glorious weather in La Salleâ€™s academic courtyard with Widmer suds, bratwurst, German potato salad, chicken dancing and festive live music. Thank you to Michelle Simpson for her volunteer leadership in planning the wonderful event. Save the date for this yearâ€™s Believe Signature Fundraiser on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Portland Hilton and Executive Tower.
Published on Dec 19, 2013
The semi-annual magazine for La Salle Catholic College Preparatory in Portland, Oregon.