Passages H O LY F A M I LY C AT H O L I C H I G H S C H O O L
IN THIS ISSUE: BUILDING THE KINGDOM | Page 3
AP SCHOLARS ROSTER | Page 5
PASSING ON FAMILY VALUES | Page 6
SHARING BLESSINGS | Page 8
ALUMNI UPDATES | Page 14
ANNUAL REPORT | Page 15
Table of Contents
Holy Family Catholic High School
LETTER FROM PRESIDENT BRENNAN | Page 03
offers students excellence
ADVENT IS ALIVE | Page 04
in education by providing
AP SCHOLARS | Page 05
opportunities to grow spiritually,
PASSING ON FAMILY VALUES | Page 06
morally, intellectually, and physically within a community of Faith. We empower and encourage our students to achieve personal excellence, to use their talents to lead,
SHARING BLESSINGS | Page 8 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | Page 10 GIRLS TENNIS AT STATE | Page 12 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTS | Page 13 ALUMNI UPDATES | Page 14 ANNUAL REPORT | Page 15 LEADERSHIP/FACULTY | Page 23
to serve God, one another, and the larger community.
your community, your family, your school
Grandparents Day 2017
A celebration Mass followed the classroom presentations and students were encouraged to provide their guests with tours of the school and to spend the rest of the afternoon in each other's company.
Freshman Nicholas Huson explores angular momentum concepts in the physics room as grandparents look on during one of the classroom science presentations.
ON THE COVER: Members of the orientation committee met freshmen at the curb as they arrived for their orientation day. High fives, hugs, and shouts of "Welcome" let new students know they were already a part of the Family. 2 P a s s a g e s | Fall/Winter 2017
LEFT: Photo by Paula Charchenko
Over 350 grandparents joined their grandchildren for our annual Grandparents Day celebration. This day gives grandparents the opportunity to experience part of their grandchildrens' days by joining them in one of a variety presentations offered. This year's selections included Leadership Institute, Robotics, St. John's Bible, The Freshman Experience, Visual Arts, Science, Music, and Service/Faith.
Letter from President Michael Brennan
Offer freely our blessings to others, and like the loaves and fishes, our gifts will be multiplied.
ABOVE: Photo by Remember Me Photography
‘Tis the season for regifting! That’s right, nothing says Christmas like a good old fashioned white elephant party. This is our annual opportunity to head to the basement or attic and search our Rubbermaid bins full of tacky treasures from previous years’ gift exchanges and find a new home for that horribly ugly sweater from dear Aunt Agnes. Ahhh…the joys of regifting. Truly a beautiful thing indeed, surpassed only by the act of regifting in the spiritual sense. Now “spiritual regifting” begins with the understanding that everything we have, all that we’ve been blessed with, whether it be talent, treasure, or the fruits of our lived experiences, belongs to God. Truly, nothing is ours - we are merely the stewards of these gifts - and the sooner we can embrace this reality, the sooner we can experience the graces revealed through the beauty of “spiritual regifting." You see, it is in giving to others from the blessings we have received that we, in fact, give glory and honor to God and participate in building His Kingdom upon this earth. He does not want us to hide our light beneath a bushel basket (Matthew 5:15) nor bury our talents in the soil (Matthew 25: 14-30), but rather offer freely our blessings to others, and like the loaves and fishes, our gifts will be multiplied and our spirits will be nourished (Matthew 14: 13-21).
As you read through this edition of Passages you will witness the spirit of giving is alive and well at Holy Family – which in turn means the Kingdom is actively under construction here at 8101 Kochia Lane…and beyond. You will see this spirit animated and evidenced in the stories highlighting the generosity of our benefactors, the spotlight on our remarkably dedicated volunteers, the zealous heart of an alum and her passionate support of underserved youth, the names upon names of donors listed in the annual report, and even our orientation leaders on the front cover returning the warm welcome they once received when they first came to HF as freshmen. And so, as we wade deeper into the seasons of Advent and Christmas, may our hearts be lit with the Light found swaddled in a manger – and may we honor our King by regifting His love and paying forward His grace to burn bright His kingdom among us. Living Jesus in our Hearts,
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Advent is Alive! PRINCIPAL KATHIE BROWN
It was August just a • A Leadership Institute group asks for permission to spend pair of sandals and a day in St. Stephen’s program that will put them among the a tube of sunscreen homeless for a day. They are intensely eager to learn how to ago. Now we wake see Christ in others. up in the dark • Parents come to Holy Family to pray for students individually and drive home every Monday throughout the school year, letting each know through the murky about his or her special day with a card. They want our greyness that defines students to remember they are known and loved. many December • Teachers and their students prepare to sponsor families afternoons. I drink for Christmas, organize the necessary elements for Families more coffee now, Moving Forward, and consider spending spring break to serve seeking motivation the people of Haiti. Locally and globally, there is so much need. from a warm mug. We are energized by what we can do rather than disheartened In the halls of Holy by what is beyond us. Family, though, students speak excitedly about waxing their • Campus ministers balance prayerfulness and anticipation in skis. I stock up on more books because they go better with their Convocations. Yes, we enjoy the largest Advent calendar a couch and a blanket. Winter masquerading as ever created and we reflect on what it fall is a tough adjustment for some of us. Pope John Paul II means to be ministers of peace and love, wrote that too. But it is Advent. And it is far too easy to dismiss “. . . Advent is alive not • Saint Nicholas visits Holy Family, attentive the dark as something to be endured. Pope John only with preparations to left shoes sitting outside classroom doors Paul II wrote that “. . . Advent is alive not only -- and those with peanut allergies. for what shall be with preparations for what shall be accomplished accomplished but also • A Student Assistance Day offers but also with full awareness of what has been academic support for those who benefit with full awareness accomplished." Every day here is full of expanding from individualized approaches. The relationships, deepening understanding, and of what has been philosophy of Whatever It Takes helps experiences that sustain us with hope. There is accomplished. . .” teachers develop different ways to engage a world of continuous wonder for those of us minds and encourage persistence. who are surrounded by teenagers and the adults dedicated to educating them. These are some of the things that help us It is easy to recognize that in the midst of this school learning follow the star during the shortest days of the year: environment there is the essential dedication to serving God, one another, and the larger community. The warmth of the • A teacher invites the entire faculty and staff and their families season extends from open hearts to all who enter this special to bake cookies together. He will ensure we have enough place. We share what we have with each other. We listen. We equipment and supplies and child care to make this work. I learn. We respond with love as we wait for the Light of the envision clouds of flour and more cookies eaten than taken World. home. At least, I hope so. • Area pastors offer their time to provide Reconciliation for our school community. It cannot be easy to fit one more appointment into their days, but they do this for us.
Living Jesus in our hearts,
Kathleen A. Brown, Principal
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Scholar Awards The AP Program offers several AP Scholar designations to recognize high school students who demonstrate proficiency in courses and exams determined by AP Exams taken through May 2017. Many students will realize higher rankings following the May 2018 AP exams.
National AP Scholar
Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Timothy Zeien '17
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
Jacob Brekke '17
Evan Epple '17 Emily Krier '17 Patrick Loughran '17 Lorena Palattao '17 Dominic Peichel '17 Gabrielle Schiffler '17 Grant Smith '17 Walter Treat '18
AP Scholar with Honor
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
Cortney Buesgens '17 Jack Geadelman '17 Joseph Simon '18 Emily Willenbring '17
Anna Alleven '17 Emily Bauer '17 Megan Beulke '18 Corrie Day '17 Thomas Farrell '18 Robert Hippe '17 Sarah Kemmerer '17 Grace Lund '18 Thomas Mahota '17 Connor McManus '18 Joshua Mohling '17 Sarilyn NIelsen '18 Kenneth Palattao '18 Ryan Pass '17 Leo Pinamonti '18 Mary Siefert '17 John Simon '18 Meredith Strigel '17 Bryce Villenueava '18 Mia Warmka '18
NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLAR The College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program identifies outstanding Hispanic high school students and shares information about these academically well-prepared students with subscribing colleges and universities. Holy Family senior Bryce Villanueva is Holy Family's first National Hispanic Scholar. Villanueva began taking Advanced Placement® courses as a sophomore at Holy Family. When he graduates in May 2018, he will have taken eight. His favorite AP courses are AP Physics C and AP Calculus because they involve problem solving and critical thinking skills. Villanueva is involved in a wide variety of extracurricular activities including Youth in Government, Knowledge Bowl, Fencing, Mock Trial, Voices of Fire, and theater. Following graduation, he intends to major in engineering at a still to be determined university. AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission. P a s s a g e s | Fall/Winter 2017
Passing on Family Values A LEAP OF FAITH GROWS INTO AN UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO HOLY FAMILY
Charter family remains connected and quietly continues to support all things Holy Family. For them, it’s all in a day’s work.
In the late 1990s, finding a high school that provided strong academics, smaller class sizes and a faith-based education was top priority for the Mingers. Their oldest son, Luke, had attended a local high school, and the couple was searching for a different experience for Ben, then a student at St. Hubert School in Chanhassen. About that time, the grassroots movement to open Holy Family Catholic High School was well on its way to welcoming our first students. The Mingers decided to consider the new school, which broke ground on May 25, 1999, and opened on September 5, 2000. After carefully considering their options, the Mingers and a group of other St. Hubert families decided Holy Family offered what they were seeking. “If we wouldn’t have all been on the same page, it would have been harder,” Karen says.
Smaller Footprint, Easy Transition With students from around the area, Holy Family began with only freshman
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and sophomore classes, which for Ben meant less apprehension about being one of the students in the school’s first freshman class. “A lot of my friends would be there, and I remember being less intimidated without upperclassmen,” he says. Karen had little concern, “They had a good core base,” she says, with Principal Kathie Brown providing the solid foundation. That first year wasn’t without a few hiccups, which was to be expected. “It was hard,” Karen recalls, adding, “The kids stuck by each other really well.” Despite some short-term growing pains, the young school offered plenty of extracurricular opportunities, and Ben tried his skills at baseball, basketball, golf and tennis. Fast-forward two years. As a junior, Ben and Holy Family began to hit stride. “It felt like a high school,” Karen remembers. Four grade levels took seats in the classrooms, athletic team rosters filled out, activities and clubs sprouted and took root, and students’ post-high school planning began in earnest. Karen was impressed with Holy Family’s hands-on approach to collegiate guidance with the students, something that continues to be a priority today.
THE MINGERS AT AN EARLY SPIRIT OF FIRE
Staff members weren’t the only ones encouraging students— students themselves played significant roles in one another’s success. “They were always challenging each other, and that helped them grow,” Karen remembers.
Proof and the Payoff
Perspective provides clarity, and Ben said it wasn’t until he began attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins that he started to appreciate Holy Family’s academic impact. He discovered he was much better prepared to manage a college
LEFT: Photo by Holy Family Catholic High School Archives
For Patrick and Karen Minger and their son Ben, what began as a leap of faith to a newly opened high school 17 years ago has developed into an unwavering connection with our Holy Family community.
course load than other students. Ben describes his years at Holy Family, “a great learning experience that I enjoyed, (with) supportive peers and staff that challenged me to grow. I am fortunate to have had a lot of fun memories from high school.” Some of those memories include a few Holy Family mentors. “Biology was not a strength of mine, but I still remember quite a bit from Mr. (Jim) Walker’s classes,” Ben says. “The late Mr. (Tim) Reilly had a passion for history and teaching it. You could see that, and you could see he was having fun. He had a hearty and contagious laugh.” After graduating from Colorado State in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, Ben now runs Twin City Plating, of which he took ownership in 2013. Lessons learned in and out of Holy Family’s classrooms have even impacted his career in metal finishing services. “Playing sports, maintaining decent grades and having a social life take practice in managing your time efficiently,” Ben says. “The end goal is to get a (high school) diploma and maybe go on to college, but it takes four years and a lot of hard work to get there." “You learn to look at today’s tasks along with what you need to do tomorrow, the next week and the next semester to get to that end goal—all skills that come in handy when securing a contract for a large sale, managing a project or restructuring a business.”
Still Connected to the Family
While Ben graduated from Holy Family in 2004, he still maintains ties with the school community. It is the same with Patrick and Karen. Over the years,
FROM L TO R: LUKE AND CORTNEY MINGER, CAROL AND BEN MINGER, KAREN AND PATRICK MINGER
they’ve attended sporting events as well as our oldest tradition, Spirit of Fire. Patrick is a regular fixture at the annual Ready Tee Fire Golf Classic. But it’s also the personal relationships that the Mingers developed through Holy Family that keep them connected. “The parents we met are a great group,” Karen says. “It is something we are forever grateful for.” As owners of Minger Construction, Patrick and Karen continue to offer their services for multiple large-scale Holy Family projects, including fixing the sewer system, managing the soccer field’s drainage issues, performing tiling work around the building and other critical projects. It doesn’t surprise Ben that his parents are so willing to support Holy Family. He regards their actions as a blueprint for life, "Support those who have supported you, and give back to the community that helped you become who you are today,” he says. “They did it subtly
their whole life, never really looking for recognition or a thank-you. I probably only know a fraction of what they’ve done, but it’s been enough to instill the concept.” While Patrick and Karen do not seek the spotlight (in fact, they’d rather avoid it), Ben feels their efforts are deserving of recognition. “If their story helps others support Holy Family or even helps encourage someone to support a cause that helps the community in some way, then it’s worth talking about,” he says. "Not only is their example worth talking about, it is worth emulating," Ben adds. “My parents were born farmers and still work from sunup to sundown even though they never followed in their parents’ footsteps,” he says. “They have passed that gene to my brother and me—if they intended to or not."
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Sharing Blessings to Expand the Family JOHN AND MARTHA RADICK EXPLAIN WHAT DRIVES THEM TO FOCUS THEIR PHILANTHROPY ON CATHOLIC EDUCATION
When John and Martha Radick talk about Holy Family Catholic High School and what the school has meant—and continues to mean—to their family, the word community is often used. They also feel that students who want to be part of this community should be able to, even if their family’s financial situation doesn’t allow it. And they’re going to great lengths to make that happen. The Radick family “joined the community of Holy Family,” explained John, in 2003. At that time, they were looking for a school for their oldest child, Caitlin (’06), who found something lacking at the public school she attended in ninth grade, after attending Catholic schools her whole life. Martha said that what they found at Holy Family was more than a school that offered the academic rigor and Catholic culture they were after, but also a community that they would embrace—and be embraced by—to this day. Joshua ’10, Brian ’12, and Logan ’20 followed their sister to Holy Family; when Logan graduates in two years, it will end the Radick's 17-year run with a child at the school, but it certainly won’t end their connection and place in the school family they feel so fortunate to have found.
Their reason for giving Family, community, their Catholic faith, and a desire to share their blessings are what motivate the Radick family to
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THE RADICKS' COMPANY STROM ENGINEERING WAS THE TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 2017 SPIRIT OF FIRE
help make a Holy Family education available for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. “It’s the belief and embracement that we’ve been given many gifts—God’s blessings—and we feel an obligation to share those,” said John. “Our philosophy of philanthropy is based in and surrounded by our Catholic faith,” explained John. He grew up in what he calls a poor family, where the household budget didn’t allow for philanthropy, but instead it became something he and his wife developed together.
ABOVE: Photo by Bryan Olson Photography
It’s a community "There’s a holistic relationship Holy Family has with each student and family," John explained, adding “the community is key, it’s the foundation of why many people come.” For John, one of the first signs of just how special Holy Family was revealed when he was going through a health crisis early in Caitlin’s first year at the school: A package was delivered to him from then school president, Frank Miley, with a Holy Family cap and a note of support and encouragement. “That was the sort of eye-opening experience that indicated this was something more than a high school,” John said. John later served on the Holy Family Catholic High School Board of Directors for six years, assuming the role of vice chair and then the role of chair, each for two years.
The family’s main philanthropic aim is providing deserving families the opportunity for a Catholic education. Recognizing it is very much a struggle for some families to afford tuition to Holy Family, the Radicks set up a tuition assistance program in their home parish of Guardian Angels in Chaska for families interested attending Holy Family. In the four years since the program’s inception in the 2014–2015 school year, 24 students have benefited. “Of all the things we’ve been involved in, the most significant impact we’ve made at Holy Family has been to make tuition assistance available to families in our parish,” John said. “If people want to send their kids to Holy Family, they should be able to do so.” Martha continued, “We’d like to inspire other donors to do the same in their parish schools.” The program is administered in a joint effort of the advancement and finance departments at Holy Family, which make the tuition award decisions. “It’s such a special place and we need to bridge the gap for families who wish to send their children to school here,” John said, adding that Holy Family is a better place for its diversity, including socioeconomic diversity. They’d particularly like to see more families from Guardian Angels' growing Latino community utilize this scholarship. “We are so much better by having a multitude of families connected.” Leading by example While some donors choose to remain anonymous with their gifts, the Radicks are hoping their giving will inspire others. It also gives them the opportunity to see firsthand the students they help. “The reason we are very public about our giving is to encourage others—especially our children—to see giving as a living, breathing part of life,” John said. Their efforts have not been lost on their daughter, Caitlin Tvrdik, a 2006 graduate of Holy Family. Caitlin, a marketing director for LIft Brands, a global fitness-minded business. Caitlin enjoys supporting Holy Family’s Spirit of Fire fundraising event each year in addition to sharing her professional expertise at Holy Family, helping with the school’s website makeover, and serving as a mentor for Holy Family students interested in pursuing career in marketing.
In gratitude for the Radick family’s ongoing philanthropy and support of Holy Family, the new learning and research center was dedicated as the Radick Family Information & Learning Center. A blessing and dedication ceremony was held in September. Pictured above are John and Martha Radick with sons Logan '20 and Brian '12, John's mother Frances DeWell, and daughter, Caitlin '06. The updated learning and research center was created in an underutilized area of the northwest academic wing. This new space provides • flexible and modern learning areas for individual, small or large group work; • a computer lab for classroom use; • power points for charging and working with electronic devices; • reading spaces; • learning support provided by library staff and teachers; and • access to emerging technologies.
“The further I progress in my career, the more apparent it is to me that I received far more than an education at Holy Family. I want other young people to gain the same leadership skills, connections, and opportunities I did by attending Holy Family, and these small measures of giving of my time and resources are so simple, yet the impact is so great,” said Caitlin. “My hope is that more alumni will start to do the same as they, too, begin to see the impact Holy Family had on their lives and careers.” Eventually, their children will become executors of the Radick Family Foundation and will be expected to continue the philanthropic work of their parents. “We think it’s very important and one of the values of our family,” John said. “The kids embrace it. They understand that we share the blessings that we’ve been given—and that’s a good thing.”
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Girls Tennis Makes a Fourth Trip to State
FIRE GIRLS TENNIS MAKES A RETURN TRIP TO STATE AND BRINGS BACK A TROPHY ONCE AGAIN
Front Row (L to R):: Alexis Pricco, Sophie Lynch, Lindsay Harris, Maggie Berg, Emma Terris (Back Row (L to R) Coach T.J. Garin, Julie Geurs, Ally Agerland, Anna Vakulskas, Laura Kirsch, Molly Garin, Anna Taylor, Morgan Hausback, Coach Amy Dean
With grit to and determination, the team earned two comefrom-behind 4-3 victories over #5 Virginia and #6 Osakis in the first two state matches. Competing at Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center in the MSHSL State Class A final, the team lost to Blake, but proudly brought home a second place trophy to add to last year's consolation championship and the previous year's second place awards. Head coach T.J. Garin told local reporter Eric Kraushar, "To be one of four teams, that's including Class AA, out of 176 teams in Minnesota playing at 4 p.m. in the final match, it was a tremendous feat."
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Agerland and Lynch would return to Reed Sweatt to play in Thursday's MSHSL Class A State Individuals Tennis Tournament. Lynch lost her first match to the tournament's #2 seed and finisher Arlina Shen. Agerland would play four matches in two days to end the tournament in fourth place, one above her seed. And it's likely, she'll be back again.
TEAM PHOTO by Minnesota Prep Photo for the MSHSL
Fire Girls Tennis headed into October's Section 2A tournament as the number #3 seed and it quickly became clear that heavy section tournament experience would favor the Fire. When the tournament concluded, Fire Girls Tennis was the section team champion and headed to the State tournament for the fourth year in a row. Later in the week, Fire freshman Ally Agerland and senior Sophie Lynch would finish the section individual tournament in first and second place respectively, qualifying for the individual State tournament.
Volunteer Profiles WE OWE A DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO THE MANY PARENTS, BOTH PAST AND CURRENT, WHO HAVE SUSTAINED OUR MISSION THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF THEIR TIME AND TALENT. HIGHLIGHTED BELOW ARE A SMALL HANDFUL WHO REPRESENT THE MANY WAYS VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTE TO OUR SUCCESS WHILE THEIR CHILDREN ARE AT HOLY FAMILY AND, SOMETIMES, LONG AFTER THEY'VE GRADUATED.
Spouse: Deb Hockett Children: Kiel ’05, Coley ’06, and Mitch ‘11 When did you get involved with HFCHS? The second year the school was open, fall of 2001, my oldest son Kiel entered as a freshman. I joined the Finance Committee in 2002 when my daughter Coley enrolled. I have served continuously for 16 years on the Finance Committee (six years on the board), working with others to help navigate a sustainable financial path for Holy Family. What motivates you to stay involved? My kids had a great experience at HF. All three approached school/academics differently, and all three matured and excelled in their own way. I have stayed involved for 17 years to give back and to ensure that other families/other kids have a platform to excel. In your opinion, what is the most important work that this organization undertakes? Holy Family prepares kids to lead productive lives through values, discipline, friendship, activities, faith, and strong academics, in a nurturing environment filled with high expectations and a familial atmosphere. What would you say to others considering volunteering? Serve and give back: Serve quietly, serve actively, provide leadership, however and whenever you can. The kids who attend HF will benefit from your commitment and involvement.
Tony and Nichol Kirsch
TONY AND NICHOL KIRSCH PHOTO by Maren Delaney Photography
Children: Lydia '14, Allyson '17, and Jake '21 What is your motivation for volunteering at Holy Family? As a family, we feel strongly about keeping the opportunity available for other children to receive a quality Catholic education. We believe the leaders developed in Catholic school are the future for the church and our community. We are committed to using our time, talent, and treasure to support Catholic education. From where does your passion for giving back stem? Our children have benefited from the efforts and dedication of those who have supported Catholic education in the past. It is our time to be caretakers of the gift of a Catholic education. If your children were to learn anything from watching or joining you in volunteering, what would you hope that to be? There is joy in volunteering. It should be done with a happy heart. It is a privilege to be part of group working to reach a common goal for the betterment of others.
Spouse: Mike Williams Children: Robert ’14 and Kristin ’18 In what ways have you volunteered at HFCHS? I began volunteering when my son started as a freshman in 2010. I help with the FIRE Store, Schedule Pick Up Day, concessions, Grandparents Day, office mailings, open houses, Spirit of Fire, meals for teachers, and the Ready Tee Fire Golf Classic. What motivates you to stay involved? Our school relies on the students and parents, and we should do our part! I find it very rewarding. This fall, I met so many new parents of freshman and transfer students. I love their enthusiasm! I hope I can help them feel welcome and connected which, in turn, strengthens us as a community. Do you have a message to share? Holy Family has students and families coming from many areas in the west metro, so let’s come together. You will feel connected! Whether you have one hour or many, give back in whatever capacity you can. P a s s a g e s | Fall/Winter 2017 11
Ella Dahlin '14 Middle School: St. Joseph Catholic School
Holy Family Involvement: Women's Lacrosse, Nordic Ski, Cross Country, Volleyball, Campus Ministry, The Phoenix, service trips to Haiti College: Loyola University Chicago Degree: Human Services
EMILY WITH HER FELLOW SLU MAGIS TRAVELERS.
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Alumni Spotlight: Ella Dahlin '14 USING HER GIFTS AND SENSE OF JUSTICE TO BRING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO OTHERS
Summer was spent coaching Waconia’s first girls lacrosse program, floating on the lake, and spending time with high school friends— a well-earned hiatus following completion of a four-year bachelor degree from Loyola University in Chicago in just three years. All too quickly fall arrived, kids headed back to soccer fields and volleyball courts, friends returned to college, and the lake grew quiet. In August the job search began in earnest, and by September, Ella Dahlin '14 packed her belongings in her 2005 Toyota Prius and pointed it west toward Orange, California, and her newly acquired position at the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove. We recently caught up with Dahlin to find out her thoughts on the influence Holy Family had on her path from Minnesota to California.
LEFT: Photo provided by BGCGG and Ella Dahlin
Tell us about your position with the Boys and Girls Club of Garden Grove. BGCGG works with Garden Grove Public School District to provide free after-school programs that focus on academic success, provide positive role models, and create opportunities to build each child's confidence and sense of worth. As an elementary site supervisor, I am responsible for the implementation of an after-school program for 100 students. How did Holy Family have an impact on what you are doing today? My experiences at Holy Family taught me that my strengths and interests should be used to better the world around me. I remember a poster that hung at Holy
Family that read, "Preach the Gospel, and, if necessary, use words." To me preaching the Gospel means acting out the Gospel by helping the forgotten, fighting discrimination, and standing with the ostracized. What college/education program did you choose and why? After taking sociology and psychology during my senior year of high school, I decided to pursue a degree in human services, an interdisciplinary major, with a combination of courses in psychology, sociology, social work, political science, and criminal justice. I blame Holy Family for my desire to learn as much as I can about so many different topics. Between the clubs, athletics, classes, and conversations with teachers and peers, I was never expected to be one dimensional or simply have one interest. I love that about Holy Family, but it also made it impossible for me to study only one subject! What was the adjustment to college like? I went to Loyola University in Chicago. Initially, I missed the close connections I had with my HF teachers, classmates, and community. I had to be intentional about making connections with my professors and fellow students. The easiest part for me was the academic adjustment. In fact, it was not until I read some of my peers' papers during my first college writing course that I realized how fortunate I was to graduate from Holy Family. This academic preparation gave me
the freedom and the time to explore Chicago, meet new people, and engage with my new school. And, ultimately, to graduate in three years, instead of four. Can you think of a skill you learned at Holy Family that contributes to your current success? Along with critical thinking skills, I learned professionalism. I was expected to email my teachers in a specific way. I was expected to present myself in a way that not only showed respect, but garnered respect from others. I was taught to speak and work in a way that is appropriate for the working world. It helped me stand out as a student and as a job applicant. What drives you now that you are no longer in the academic world? For as long as I can remember, I have hated unfairness. I am one of five children, and I had to learn that sometimes my parents might attend my brother's football game instead of my volleyball game. However, I still struggle when I see that every child doesn't have access to the same opportunities to excel, grow in confidence, feel valued, or succeed as I did. It feels unjust to me and this, along with my love of children, propels me to do what I do. Although slightly more jaded than I was as a 17 year-old, I still believe in the potential of every person. And that drives me to find the time and energy to be a part of the solution.
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Alumni Updates 2004
MARISSA GRAVEN married Dan Picmann on October 22, 2016. The couple met in NYC and now reside in Santa Monica, CA. Marissa works for RQ Agency in Los Angeles. The wedding party included her brothers and HF alumni, Paul Graven '07 and Matt Graven '10.
JOEL GRACZYCK is currently clerking on a one-year assignment in Green Bay, WI, for Chief Judge William C. Griesbach of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
NATHAN ROONEY and his wife Kayla welcomed their new daughter, Heidi Gianna Roselyn Rooney (pictured below) into their family in April 2017. The Rooneys live in Apple Valley, MN.
2009 AMY FORBES began air flight training in September 2017. She is stationed at Vance AFB in Enid, Oklahoma. The 54week program includes intensive training ground operations, flying aerobatics and team maneuvers in the T-6A, and the final phase will be a transition to the T1 jet. From there, she will go to Little Rock AFB for job specific training in the C-130. KATIE KALB married Given Kalipinde on August 5, 2017. The couple lives in Omaha, where Katie is in her third year of pharmacy school. The wedding party included HF alumni Tommy Kalb '11, Matthew Kalb '14, Michael Kalb '12, Molly Kalb '18, AnnMarie Kalb '16, and Zach McCormick '16.
2012 ANNA EWEN graduated from Montana State University in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She teaches 4th grade in St. Regis, Montana. ASHLEY HANSON AND BOBBY MASON were married on September 2, 2017. The wedding party included Michael Mason '14, Joe Traxler '12, Brady Riesgraf '11, Brandon Wilson '12, Zach Hanson '09, Bennett Hanson '14, Haley Podergois '12, and Alex Mason '13. The couple resides in Waconia, MN.
CORTNIE SCHIERMAN graduated in May 2017 from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a minor in nutrition. She is currently serving in Uganda, Africa, with the Peace Corps. 2013
2006 MICHELLE (PICKLE) BROWN and her husband Jeff welcomed a baby girl, Emma Cecilia, on August 8, 2017. 2007 AND 2008 SARA VAKULSKAS AND SAM NEVA were married on September 2, 2017. The wedding party included HF alumni Joe Neva '11, Emily Vakulskas '14, Anna Vakulskas '19, and Peter Vakulskas '11.
2011 SARAH MUEHLBAUER graduated in May 2017 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Master of Music in Piano Performance & PostBaccalaureate Certificate in Music Theory. She is preparing for Doctoral of Music Arts auditions and teaches piano lessons at two local music studios and as adjunct music faculty at Bennett College.
BETHANY BORNHORST graduated in May 2017 from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism with an empahsis in strategic communications and minors in psychology and business. She works at Weintraub Advertising in Clayton, Missouri. ANDREW ELTON graduated in May 2017 from the University of WisconsinMadison with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology. He intends to start medical school in the Fall of 2018. LIZ JANSEN graduated in May 2017 from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She currently works in digital advertising at the Star Tribune in downtown Minneapolis. Please email alumni college and career updates as well as name and address changes to email@example.com.
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2016-2017 Annual Report A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO PASSAGES MAGAZINE
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Enriched by Generosity
That “gnawing feeling,” I believe, was the Holy Spirit working fruitfully through this man. Giving feels good. Through it, donors can make something happen that is greater than themselves. Giving enriches our lives and makes it fuller. How is that? We donate our time, we part with our treasure, and yet rather than deplete our wealth, we become richer, more fulfilled? As declared by the Apostle Paul, through works of charity “You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity” (2 Cor. 9:11).
A long-time supporter of Holy Family expressed recently in regard to sharing her time and treasure, “It is a privilege to be part of group working to reach a common goal for the betterment of others. Two things I tell my children all the time: First, ‘Be kind.’ And second, ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.’ I hope [my children] see me trying to live these values.” Throughout this Annual Report edition of Passages, you hear Holy Family community members describe their reasons for sharing their time, talents and financial gifts. Each is unique, but a common theme of community building often emerges. Now in my third year at Holy Family, I want to express my gratitude to this community for allowing me to help fulfill your goals for this incredible school and our students. It is a truly rewarding ministry and I, too, receive so much more than I give.
KENNA DOOLEY | Vice President for Advancement
Annual Report Cover Photo: Blake (left end) and Tyler Muschewske with their grandparents, Lee and Barbara Boerbon, on Grandparents Day 2017. 16 A n n u a l R e p o r t | 2016-2017
ABOVE: Photo by Remember Me Photography
I have met many remarkable people through my position at Holy Family. One of my favorite individuals, when he first introduced himself to me (over the phone), said, “Kenna, I have this gnawing feeling inside, but I’m not sure where I should go with it. I’ve been very fortunate in life and I feel like I should be giving back.” The unfiltered intention and honesty behind his words caught me by surprise. Here was a man who felt compelled in his gut to share his blessings.
Statement of Financial Position
FISCAL YEAR 2016-17
FISCAL YEAR 2016-17
REVENUE TUITION AND FEES ANNUAL GIVING CO-CURRICULAR REVENUE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN OTHER
$5,828,442 1,125,330 359,990 44,206 417,902
CAMPAIGN RECEIPTS OTHER CO-CURRICULARS
FISCAL YEAR 2015-16
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
OTHER ASSETS TOTAL ASSETS
CURRENT LIABILITIES LONG-TERM LIABILITIES TOTAL LIABILITIES
$1,921,317 18,293,606 $20,214,923
$1,879,603 19,355,572 $21,235,175
NET ASSETS ($561,722) TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS $19,653,201
TUITION AND FEES
EXPENSES PERSONNEL FINANCIAL AID SCHOOL OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE CO-CURRICULAR DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE BOND INTEREST DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION
$3,560,016 1,011,232 876,401 918,886 191,001 495,894 821,654 752,813
$476,999 $325,338 $103,364 $78,420 $46,491 $94,718
42% 29% 9% 7% 4% 8%
HOLY FAMILY ANNUAL FUND
DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING
READY TEE FIRE GOLF CLASSIC
DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION
BUILDING & MAINTENANCE
HOLY FAMILY ANNUAL FUND SPIRIT OF FIRE ACTIVITIES DONATIONS SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE READY TEE FIRE GOLF CLASSIC AUXILIARY FUNDING
OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATIVE
While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in this publication, we apologize for any errors. Please notify us of our mistake and we will happily print a correction. Thank you.
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The Holy Family Annual Fund Donations to Holy Familyâ€™s annual fund are critical to the ongoing success of the school, as they underwrite our operating budget. Gifts may be designated to tuition assistance, faith, the arts, extra-curricular activities, academics or greatest need. In 2016-17, a record number of alumni participated in giving to the annual fund. $25,000+ Anonymous Anonymous Norm and Ann Hoffman $10,000-$24,999 Tom and Barb Burke Jeanne Dahlin John and Jean Geisler Bill and Lana Miller Chris and Marty Moakley O'Brien Development and Holding Company, LLC $5000-$9999 Anonymous Anonymous General Mills Foundation Scott and Marie Guillemette Steve and Nancy Hanousek Darlene Hauser Robert and Beth Heithoff Tony and Nichol Kirsch Barb Matthews National Christian Foundation Lorraine Pohlen John and Nancy Rasmussen Paul and Kathy Rothstein Shamrock Foundation Todd and Julie Stohlmeyer UnitedHealth Group Matching Gift Program John and Margie Wiehoff Foundation Mike and Laura Williams Wells Fargo Foundation John and Lynn Zupan $2500-$4999 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Matthew and Ana Carter Michael and Patricia Conroy Bill and Carol Hoffmann Mark and Sam Lano Benjamin and Carol Minger Jeffrey Nowak and Jennifer Butenhoff Mike and Jenny Richelsen SeQuel Response Marc and Wendy Terris Vinyl Art $1000-$2499 Scott and Kari Anseth Richard and Martha Baker Battenkill Foundation Don and Donna Bornhorst Capital Group Companies Global Cargill Charles and Mary Catherine Carlson Tara and Brent Collins Tim and Kristi Curoe Peter and Leeann Deavan
Steve and Lois Dellwo John and Joanna Dols Mike and Sharon Dwyer Fr Doug Ebert Gregg and Diane Elliott John and Vicki Elsenpeter Richard and Madalyn Epple David and Mary Fenske Mark and Teresa Fleischhacker Angelo and Cara Galioto Rich and Shelley Gannon Tim and Carol Graupman Mike and Rhonda Grube Darren and Deanne Herz John and Jane Hess Erin and Daniel Hesse George and Joan Jandl Patrick and Ann Kirsch Tony and Robin Krier Dave and Deb Kubisiak Ron and Janice Mason William and Sharon Maus Matt and Sue McIntosh Timothy and Carol McShane Medtronic Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust Inc Thomas and Tia Murphy Scott and Nicole Muschewske Thomas Nelson and Kate Pyzdrowski Judy and Larry Pohlen Steve and Kelli Pricco Dave St. Peter The Standard Jim and Judy Stoffel Tyler and Elizabeth Treat James Wire MD Joseph and Michelle Witchger $500-$999 Alliance Data Eva Anseth Phillip and Cheryl Besser Jon and Barb Brekke Dennis and Kathie Brown David and Jaclyn Cizek D.E. Thun and M.L. Hershberger Charitable Fund Bruce and Chris Dahlke Delta Airlines John and Patricia Devins Eaton Corporation Peggy Eral Doug and Gloria Faust John and Jennifer Feltl Fr Kevin Finnegan David and Jean Forbes Virgil and Carol Gestach Noel and Wendie Graczyk Earl and Susan Hannesson Steve and Deb Hockett Kristin Johnson
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Anthony and Bridget Kane Wilbert and Darlene Kelzer Mark and Debbie Kennedy Peter and Ana King Richard and Elizabeth Leighton Lions Tap Luke Charitable Trust Fr Erik Lundgren Rich and Jolene Lunsford John and Kathe Matthews Thomas and Michelle Mills Mike and Julie Oberle OneDigital Insurance Larry and Judy Pfaff Steve and Mary Prosser Shanna Schiffler Bradd and Jill Schneider Owen and Mary Steiner TCF National Bank Minnesota Thomson Reuters Fr Bob White Rod and Cathy Wideman Dale and Karyn Willenbring David Wood '06 $250-$499 Thomas and Candace Almquist Mark and Rachel Anderson Karen Atkinson Mike and Gina Buchholz Bill and Janet Bunker Matthew Dahlke '04 Lydia Kirsch Heather Klosterman '09 Ken and Susan MacKay Frank and Kathy Miley Joe and Gayle Morin Reginald and Jane Muhl Oracle Laurie Paquette Meg and Mark Redshaw Jeff and Karen Sandefur Zach Savage and Molly Baker Savage '03 Piper Jaffray & Co Employee Giving Program Wayne and Pat Schaffran Joachim and Leanne Schugel Thomas and Barbara Singsank Ron and Molly Slominski Michael and Pam Sperr Paul and Kate Stauffacher Paul and Myrna Thuli The Toro Foundation Mark and Kathryn Vogel $100-$249 Robert and Rita Allen John and Janice Almquist Richard and Jane Arrett Anna Baker '08 Daniel Baumann and Andrea Tauer Robert and Susan Behler
Rob and Marie Bell Gene and Nadine Beulke Vernon Bjornberg Anonymous J. Stuart and Miriam Boldry Doug and Lynnae Bosch John and Stephanie Boyle Scott and Molly Breimhorst Matthew and Jessica Bresnan Duane and Velma Bueltel John Burke '10 Michael Burke '04 Jim Burrows and Stephanie Wolf Tom and Marty Cashman Roger and Dorothy Childers Sarah Clauss Steven and Susan Cohoon Paul and Marilyn Collins Stephen and Kellie Crane Therman and MaryAnn Creager John Crudele Productions Bob and Jenny Dahl Michael Day and Diana Dufur-Day James and Julie Devins Terri and Doug Doboszenski Mike and Lori Dolan Adam and Kenna Dooley Ernie and Marge Dosedel Dougherty Mortgage LLC Jacob and Kimberly Dueck Josh Dwyer and Jen Halverson Michael and Diana Eggiman Matt and Alyssa Eiden '04 Jim and Nan Emmer Helen Ernst Oscar Esparza and Diana Villanueva Charlie and Elaine Fedders Michael and Christine Fiedler Richard and Tammy Fink Dick Fink Donnell and Sheila Geib Joel Graczyk '08 Jim and Judy Haigh Maxine Halbach Mike and Laurie Hanson Jerry and Joan Harper Brent and Jan Harris Don Hauth Beverly Head Anonymous Ralph and Mary Himrod Thomas and Pam Holme Ken and Jean Hoof Patrick and Kellyn Houlton '07 Charlie and Ann James Georgia Janewicz Garth and Deb Johnson Colleen Johnson Bob and Jeanne Karschnia Cy and Madonna Kerber Karen and Adam Kidrowski
Kevin and Kristi Klawitter Ivan Krizic '11 Douglas and Lesly Larson Helen Link Tony and Kelly LoPresti Dave and Kate Loughran Fred and Jean Marschall Joan Martin Patrick '03 and Lizzy Maus Denny and Marnie McGlynn Kevin and Debra Meidl Ryan Menden '10 Peter and Judy Menke Dale and Beverly Miller Raphael and Mary Miller David and Suzanne Mills-Rittmann Carl and Nancy Moe George and Nancy Nichols Fr Fernando Ortega Pat and Mary Ellen Ottman Jerry and Audrey Paul Bob and Vicky Pfalzgraf Michael and Suzanne Piersak John and Laura Podergois Jon and Holly Pottebaum Susan Printup Donald and Jean Regan Chuck and Cindy Rodman Mario Russo Eddie and Marion Ryshavy Russ and Pam Saylor John and Kris Schliesman Tom and Mary Lou Schlundt Loras and Rosemary Sieve Anonymous Joseph and Christine Stark Gregg and Kate Stedronsky Paul and Jane Stone Mike and Judy Strom Rick and Janney Stucki Howard and Elizabeth Teeter Joe '06 and Sarah Thomas Matt and Jody Thuli Nick and Lindsey Tibesar Greg and Sue Tobias Valerio and Mylene Villanueva Richard and Mary Walker John and Alice Weckman Nick Wenner and Caeli Wenner '05 Joseph Westerhaus '05 William Grant & Sons Nina Wilson Wayne and Karen Zeien Ed and Betty Ziegler Up to $99 American Express Company Molly Bell '10 Bob and Marla Bennett John and Wanda Breimhorst Annelise Brown '05 and Robert Gonzalez
Joe and Lindsay Burger Carmelita Bush Cameron Cain '08 Jerry and Cindy Cain Steve and Jeanine Casey Anonymous Doug and Kathleen Datta William and Mary Davy Mrs Elaine Deeney Andrew DeNucci '11 Jerry and Mary Dooley Greg Ess Anonymous John and Ann Garvey Joan Gilligan Robbie Green Brendan Halleron '10 Dave and Linda Hamrick Ashley Hanson '12 Tammy Hennes Bill Herzog Paul and Nancy Hickey Marilyn Hilgers
Kiel Hockett '05 Kelly Holme '08 Lou Ann and Jerry Jespersen Grant and Kathryn Johnson Tom Kalb Gary Kannel Jim and Carol Kohrman Wallace and Mary Lahl Brad and Carrie Lembke Nick and Melissa Livermore Fr. Stan Mader Charles and Darlene Mahowald Bobby Mason '12 Jennifer Mattson '04 Peter Mayer '10 Richard and Darlene McGowan Jim and Dar Meuwissen Kevin and Jody Morehouse Dan and Teresa Murphy Margaret Nady Richard and LuAnn Nead Marie Nordaune Bryan and Jodi Olson
James Papa '13 Ian and Carrie Parzyck Brad and Sophie Perrin-Smith Fr James Peterson '04 James E. and Monia Pitra Leah Podergois '10 Haley Podergois '12 Karly Pratt '09 Michael and Karen Puklich Mike and Yvonne Ramsland Roger and Dory Reddan Daniel Renfro '10 Eric Requet '16 Pat and Andrew Rodgers Paul and Jennifer Russo Josh and Jennifer Rutz Miguel Salinas and Jenna Forner Salinas '04 Troy and Pat Scattarella Erin Schliesman '10 William and Elaine Scholl Jim and Mary Lou Simon Anne and Justin Sloan Peter and Lisa Staudohar
Grant Steiner '09 Tom and Barbara Teresi Richard and Roberta Thedinga Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation Jim Tisel and Carol Mecklenburg Peter Tomkie and Kristina Holme Tomkie '07 Robert and Julia VanDenBroeke Lisa Weathers '09 Andy and Katelynn Weingart '07 John Westerhaus '10 Robert Williams '14
Restricted Gifts The following gifts were given in support of a specific program or activity at Holy Family Catholic High School: $80,000+ Minger Construction, Inc. $10,000-$49,999 J. Timothy and Kathy Burns Matthew & Danette Smith Family Fund of Vanguard Charitable Noel and Angelina Rahn $5,000-$9,999 Pat Egan Ron and Theresa Johnson Jim and Mary Beth Roane $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous Chipotle Emerson Angelo and Cara Galioto Steve and Kelli Pricco Rukavina Family Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation $1000-$2499 Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis Thomas and Annette Barrett Mike and Jane Felmlee Bradley Hauser and Kathleen Schillo-Hauser Midway USA Foundation Bill and Lana Miller Dave and Jill Olson Kerry and Kristen Skelton UnitedHealth Group Matching Gift Program $500-$999 John and Donna Amoe William Barnett
Roderick and Catherine Burriss John and Virginia Byers The Canine Club and Spa, Inc Michael and Patricia Conroy Cuzzy's / Victoria House Davanni's Doodle Doo Design Kevin and Carol Franck David and Jennifer Fritz Kristin Johnson David Kittelson Jeff and Jennifer Kohrman Joel and Kari Kowski Michael and Kim Pellicci Pheasants Forever Carver County Chapter Edward and Margaret Requet Mike and Jenny Richelsen $250-$499 Aloha Enterprises, LLC Cabin Fever Sporting Goods Michael Day and Diana Dufur-Day First Financial Merchant Services Mike and Stephanie Greene Peter and Gerilyn Hausback JCT Real Estate Group LLC John and Kathe Matthews James and Megan McManus David and Mary Mesler Richard Ragatz Jr Paul Tabor Thurk Bros Inc $100-$249 Anne Beacher Steve Beddor and Gail Dorn
Kevin and Erin Berg Chanhassen Dental Tim and Kathleen Curran Peter and Leeann Deavan John and Jami Doyle Christopher and Camilla Enck Richard and Madalyn Epple Dan and Linda Esenther David and Mary Fenske Kirk and Kelly Geadelmann Tim and Carol Graupman Brad and Sharon Heath Robert and Beth Heithoff Paul and Nancy Hickey Rod and Lisa Jensen Chris and Dione Kallstrom Tim and Anne Lawler Lifetouch National School Studios Bob and Michelle Lindahl Jeffrey and Jane Lisko Nick and Melissa Livermore Tony and Kelly LoPresti Michael and Kim McCormick Scott and Nicole Muschewske Clay and Chris Parker Progress Valley Electric David and Susan Richter Robb and Tina Richter Zach Savage and Molly Baker Savage '03 Dan and Christine Schepers Joseph and Christine Stark Owen and Mary Steiner Scott and Ellen Thompson David and Lisa Wurm John and Lynn Zupan
Up to $99 Amazon Smile Don and Donna Bornhorst Doug and Lynnae Bosch Mike and Gina Buchholz James and Kristi Bueltel David and Jaclyn Cizek Scott and Marie Guillemette Earl and Susan Hannesson Paul and Stephanie Hartman Kevin and Kitty Liebeg Teresa Lynch William and Susan Lyons Denny and Marnie McGlynn Terry and Kathy Mueller Joseph and Brenda Neve Ken and Catherine Pausche Jon and Holly Pottebaum Puppy Pepwear Chuck and Cathie Riegel Breck and Laura Spinner Peter and Lisa Staudohar Mary Thomas-Ulstad and Keith Ulstad Matt and Jody Thuli Amanda Turner Steven and Kelly Vakulskas WheatStone Restaurants (Houlihan's) Douglass and Rebecca Woolf Rusty and Angela Zay Gifts In-Kind Anonymous Kathy Olmsted ProDesign Custom Cabinetry LLC
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Spirit of Fire The November 12, 2016 gala was a tremendous success, with net proceeds of $325,338 raised at the 17th annual event. The eveningâ€™s Fund-a-Need raised over $120,000 for Fire Pride initiatives. This year's effort was led by two parents, Nicole Muschewske and Margaret Requet, who willingly said "yes" to co-chairing the event. Their enthusiasm and dedication, combined with that of almost 200 additional volunteers, led to the continuation of a long history of succes in community building and essential fundraising. TITLE EVENT SPONSOR Strom Engineering SILVER SPONSORS Charter Bank Restwell Mattress Factory Tim and Kathleen Curran Family Friends of Holy Family FRIENDS SPONSORS Armstrong, Torseth, Skold, Rydeen, Inc EPIC Event Rental Live Well Chiropractic Spa & Acupuncture Center PK Property Services Victoria Veterinary Care Western Bank Yetzerâ€™s Home Furnishings & Floor Coverings CASH DONORS Aron and Mary Anderson Kay Arnold Michael Puklich and Janelle Becker-Puklich Robert and Susan Behler Kevin and Erin Berg John and Nancy Bierbaum Brad and Sharon Heath Barb Boerbon Steve and Sue Bradley Geraldine Busch Mike and Felicia Cizek Brent and Tara Collins Patty Conroy Jeanne Dahlin Dianne Deering-Anton John and Dalene Dolan John and Rita Dwyer Tom and Sharon Elander Jo and Paul Farrell Jennifer Fritz Froehling Anderson LTD Tom and Anne Furlong Joan Gilligan Tim and Carol Graupman Scott and Marie Guillemette Jim and Tina Healy Rob and Beth Heithoff Erin Hesse Steve and Deb Hockett Bill and Carol Hoffmann Stanley and Sylvia Kittelson Chad and Mary Joan Koebnick Tony and Robin Krier Mark Lano Lion's Tap Luke Charitable Trust
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Fr. Erik Lundgren Jolene and Rich Lunsford Maureen Mara Tony and Jill Michel Raphael and Mary Miller Joe and Gayle Morin Reginald and Jane Muhl Scott and Nicole Muschewske Dan and Rhonda Notermann Dave and Jill Olson Rich and Melissa Pelzel John and Nancy Rasmussen Ed and Margaret Requet Mike and Jennifer Richelsen Russell and Pamela Saylor Roger and Gloria Schell School of The Wise Roger and Nancy Schwieters James and Mary Lou Simon Michael and Judy Strom Marc and Wendy Terris Joe Thomas '06 Tom and Becky Tinucci Eugene and Barb Tinucci Scott and Michelle Torborg Robert and Julia VanDenBroeke Waconia VFW Post 5462 Ron and Judy Waltz Al and Mary Weingart Wells Fargo Matching Gift Program Rusty and Angela Zay FACULTY SPONSORS Scott and Kari Anseth Kevin and Erin Berg Bryan and Patty Bornhoft Kathleen and Dennis Brown Peter and Leeann David and Jennifer Fritz Rob and Beth Heithoff Bill and Carol Hoffmann Chris and Joanne Hollen Rich and Jolene Lunsford Derrick and Sandra Moe Dave and Jill Olson Steve and Kelli Pricco Ed and Margaret Requet Mike and Jennifer Richelsen Paul and Kathy Rothstein Lisa Ryan Kerry and Kristen Skelton Owen and Mary Steiner Marc and Wendy Terris Scott and Ellen Thompson Tyler and Elizabeth Treat
LIVE AUCTION DONORS AirMaxx Trampoline Park and Fun Center Coalition Chanhassen Vision Clinic Michael Day and Diana Dufur-Day Great Clips Jim and Tina Healy, Mackenzie '10, Colin '13, and Megan '18 Healy Hilton Minneapolis Steve and Deb Hockett J. Carver Distillery Ron and Theresa Johnson Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Minnesota Twins Scott and Nicole Muschewske Scott and Jody O'Brien Palmer House Steve and Kelli Pricco Radisson Red Robb and Tina Richter Sovereign Estates St. Paul Chamber Orchestra St. Paul Saints Victoria Rose Floral SILENT AUCTION DONORS Arboretum Tire & Auto A & J Transportation Amazing Lash Studio Amy Sabatier Designs Bob and Terri Kemmerer AVI Systems Backyard Bistros Bill and Cathy Barnett Bauer's Minnetonka Minnoco & U-Haul Robert and Krista Behler Berry Coffee Big Athletics Bluemercury Edina Boutique 78 Brave New Workshop Breadsmith Unofficial Fire Run Club Broken and Beautiful Brown's Tire & Auto Annelise Brown '05 Dennis and Kathleen Brown By the Woods Landscaping Cabin Fever Cafe Latte Jerry and Cindy Cain Canterbury Park Restwell Mattress Factory Chanhassen Dinner Theatres City of Chanhassen City of Chaska Town Course Clearwater Irrigation
Cole Haan College of St. Benedict & St. John's University Cooper's Foods Corban Manor Inn Country Club Lanes Country Inn & Suites Crave Peter and Kristin Creager Tim and Kristi Curoe Dale Studios Jeff and Beth Dalsin Deer Run Golf Club Deli Double Catering Dolce Vita Wine Shop Donald's Uniform Store Chris and Cammy Enck Excalibur School of Driving Excelsior Vintage Paul and Jo Farrell Floyd's Karen and Terry Fogarty Foss Swim School Friends of Holy Family David and Jennifer Fritz David and Jennifer Fritz Mark and Susan Frommelt Angelo and Cara Galioto John and Jean Geisler General Store of Minnetonka Graceful Reflections Photography Grand View Lodge The Hair District Unofficial Fire Run Club Rob and Beth Heithoff Paul and Nancy Hickey Hilton Orlando Steve and Deb Hockett Holy Family Robotics/Engineering Holy Family Trap Team Holy Family Volleyball Team HOM Iron River Construction Joe and Nancy Jansen Chelsea Jasin Jax Cafe Joel's Original Barbers Joey Nova's Rahr Malting Co. Casey Jones and Brenda Buckley Jones Stephen and Laurie Kerkvliet Patrick and Ann Kirsch KNW Group Kowalski's Market Tony and Robin Krier Craig and Bobbi Lamp
Brad and Carrie Lembke Chanhassen Dental Lenzen Chevrolet-Buick Life Time Fitness Darrell and Julie Lindemann Squeegee Magic Live Well Chiropractic Spa & Acupuncture Center Isabella LoPresti Anthony and Kelly LoPresti Marc and Brigid Lund Lunds & Byerlys Mackenthun's Fine Foods Tom Mahota Mike and Tina Mahota Maison/My European Treasures Maureen Mara John and Kathe Matthews Maynards J. McLaughlin Jon and Beth Melander Melly Meridian David and Mary Mesler Tony and Jill Michel Mindful Power Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Twins Minnesota Zoo Jon and Kathi Mocol Chaska Community Center Dan and Katy Mulheran Scott and Nicole Muschewske Muska Lighting Center The Mustard Seed Landscaping & Garden Center Lions Tap Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center Scott and Jody O'Brien Unofficial Fire Run Club Old Log Theatre Olives Fresh Pizza Bar Bryan and Jodi Olson Ovation Orthodontics Paddle Tap Parlour Girls Pine Products, Inc. John and Laura Podergois Steve and Kelli Pricco Promotion Select, Inc. John and Martha Radick Noel and Angelina Rahn, Sr Mark and Meg Redshaw Remember Me Photography Ed and Margaret Requet Requet Chiropractic Wellness Center Mike and Jennifer Richelsen Robb and Tina Richter Theresa Riley Kent and Joan Roth
Sam's Club Gabi Schiffler St. Paul Hotel Joachim and Leann Schugel Kelly Schumer '10 Kyle Schumer '14 Peter Schumer '12 Tom and Liz Schwieters Shakopee Pizza Ranch ring.com Matt Parr and Jenny Simon Peter and Erin Slocum Spalon Montage Owen and Mary Steiner Todd and Julie Stohlmeyer Strand Dental Care Marc and Wendy Terris Tonkadale Greenhouse Tyler and Elizabeth Treat Tuttles Bowling UFC Farm Supply University of St. Thomas Vic's Bar and Grill Victoria House The Village Company Valerio and Mylene Villanueva Waconia Veterinary Clinic Waconia VFW Post 5462 Wedding Day Diamonds John and Anne Wicka Invisible Fence Brand Hazeltine National Golf Club Youngstedt Companies John and Lynn Zupan GREAT GATHERING PARTY HOSTS Kevin and Erin Berg Don and Donna Bornhorst Matt and Ana Carter Dave and Jaclyn Cizek Steve and Sherrie Consoer Tim and Kristi Curoe Michael and Diana Day Adam and Kenna Dooley Dave and Mary Fenske Dave and Jennifer Fritz Tom and Anne Furlong Mike and Stephanie Greene Peter and Gerilyn Hausback Rob and Beth Heithoff Scott and Greer Hussey Phil Jenkins and Jill Bresnahan Bob and Terri Kemmerer Tom and Sarah Kreykes John and Michelle Kunze Mark and Karen Menzuber Greg and Molly Olson Bryan and Jodi Olson Jim and Mary Overby Rich and Melissa Pelzel Brad Perrin-Smith
Ed and Margaret Requet Javier Rosenberg and Cecilia Favetto Matt and Danette Smith Marc and Wendy Terris Mary Thomas Ulstad Jason and Lynn Waterman FUND-A-NEED $20,000 Anonymous $10,000 Anonymous John and Martha Radick $5,000 Anthony and Nichol Kirsch Tom and Tia Murphy Scott and Jody O'Brien $2,500 Matt and Ana Carter Jo and Paul Farrell Bill and Lana Miller Ed and Margaret Requet Mike and Jennifer Richelsen Todd and Julie Stohlmeyer Mike and Colleen Warmka Rusty and Angela Zay $1,000 Anonymous Erin and Kevin Berg Pete and Leeann Deavan Tom and Anne Furlong Rob and Beth Heithoff Bill and Carol Hoffmann Scott and Greer Hussey Patrick and Ann Kirsch Fr. Erik Lundgren Scott and Nicole Muschewske Ed and Frances Phillips Mic Puklich and Jo Becker-Puklich Paul and Kathy Rothstein Keric and Catherine Seck Kerry and Kristen Skelton Marc and Wendy Terris Tyler and Elizabeth Treat John and Anne Wicka $500 Michael Day and Diana Dufur-Day Mark and Kathy Endres Angelo and Cara Galioto Scott and Marie Guillemette Shanna Schiffler Brad and Carrie Lembke Maureen Mara John and Kathe Matthews Dennis and Laura Mohling Javier Rosenberg and Cecilia Favetto
Owen and Mary Steiner Peter and Kristin Taunton Jason and GinaTaylor Jim and Marcy Wicka Fr. Erik Lundgren $250 Scott and Kari Anseth Robert and Krista Behler Don and Donna Bornhorst Steve and Sue Bradley Scott and Molly Breimhorst Dennis and Kathleen Brown Mike and Julie Christiansen Rick and Madalyn Epple Fr. Kevin Finnegan Mark and Susan Frommelt Christopher and Teresa Gess Neil and Natalie Kennedy Bob Meschewske and Leaetta Hough Joel and Lucy Smith $100 Brent and Tricia Bauer Rob and Marie Bell John and Joanna Dols Josh Dwyer and Jen Halverson Tom and Sharon Erlander Casey Jones and Brenda Buckley Jones Kevin and Kitty Liebeg Nick and Melissa Livermore Amy and Michael Neitzel Greg and Mollie Olsen John and Laura Podergois Mark and Meg Redshaw Susan Salonen Tom and Becky Tinucci Caitlin and Drew Tvrdik Jonathan and Kalleen Yanta UP TO $99 Ian and Carrie Parzyck Justin and Anne Sloan Ken and Catherine Pausche William and Terry Schabel Carol Mecklenburg and Jim Tisel Dennis and Kathie Brown Donna Forner Thomas and Pam Holme Marilyn Patricia Kapaun Shirley Mueller Amy Novogratz Joanna Redman-Gaffney Melinda and Tom Rogers Kay Wozniczk
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Memorial and Tribute Gifts These gifts enable donors to honor, acknowledge, or offer condolences while making a financial contribution to Holy Family. Individuals recognized in this way are included in daily prayers, Masses, and through the good works of the Holy Family community. Dennis and Kathie Brown
Jeanette M. Mancini
Thomas and Pam Holme
Marilyn Patricia Kapaun
Marilyn Patricia Kapaun
Melinda and Tom Rogers
IN MEMORY OF (IN BOLD PRINT) Bea Beddor Jim and Nan Emmer Regina Champa Dennis Ditsch
James Fier Bernard Hebda Andy Johnson 06' Patricia Kirsch Dennis and Kathie Brown Andy Johnson '06
Larry and Mary Barrett
Peter Mendoza Tony Petermeier Michael Pfiffner Gerri Young Thomas and Pam Holme Tom Donaldson Tom Mueller Ken and Bunny Meier
Grant and Kathryn Johnson Garth and Deb Johnson Dottie Limoges Tim Reilly
Dean and LeAnn Hildebrandt
O’Neil Dental Center - Jeff O’Neil
Catholic Services Appeal Foundation of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Area
Melinda and Tom Rogers
Charles and Ellora Alliss Education Foundation
$100-249 Garth and Deb Johnson Vicki Watson Up to $99
Richard Anton and Dianne Deering-Anton
David Lano Foundation Fund of the Catholic Community Foundation
Jon and Barb Brekke Daniel and Sandra Esters
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Pfefferle & Kane, LLP
James and Julie McNearney
Holy Family awarded $1,011,232 in tuition assistance to thirty-seven percent of our students. The following donors designated their gifts for this purpose:
The 20th annual Ready Tee Fire Golf Classic was held on July 19, 2016 at Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria. With a full field of golfers and our sponsors, we raised $31,235 for Holy Family.
Doug and Lynnae Bosch
John and Martha Radick
Ready Tee Fire Golf Classic
Paul and Susan Fix David and Bronwyn Megginson
Strom Engineering Corporation
Restwell Mattress Factory
Seedlings Gifts and Books - Ron and Janice Mason
Rahr Malting KleinBank PK Property Services FRIENDS SPONSOR BiG Athletics Charter Bank Merrill Lynch – Pohlen Terris Group COURSE SPONSORS AIS - Advanced Imaging Solutions Kathie and Dennis Brown Dougherty & Company, LLC Froehling Anderson, CPAs Graupman Family Hutman, Inc. Leighton Hetland, PLLP
Taher, Inc. Food Service Von Hanson’s Meat Market Waconia Ford Water Heaters Only - Kevin and Lori King Al and Mary Weingart CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS Cabin Fever - Jeff Byrne Deer Run Golf Club Edina Country Club Hi-5 Liquor and Subway Island View Golf Club J. Carver Distillery Lion’s Tap O’Brien’s Public House
2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHRISTOPHER MOAKLEY | Board Chair TOM FURLONG | Vice Chair JOHN BIERBAUM | Board Treasurer BOB KEMMERER | Member at Large ROBIN KRIER | Board Secretary DIANNE DEERING ANTON DON BORNHORST TARA COLLINS ANGELO GALIOTO TOM GARRY SCOTT GUILLEMETTE STEVE HOCKETT TONY KIRSCH CHAD KOEBNICK DR. SCOTT KIER SCOTT Oâ€™BRIEN MICHAEL PUKLICH BRENDA REDDAN PAUL ROTHSTEIN MARC TERRIS JOSEPH THOMAS '06 FR. ROLF TOLLEFSON TYLER TREAT
BOARD EMERITUS JOHN RADICK, CHAIR BARB BURKE STEVE BURKE TOM BURKE THEO CHALGREN TONY DENUCCI FR. DOUG EBERT BOB FAFINSKI MARY FAFINSKI ANNE FURLONG JOHN GEISLER DIANA GOEBEL MARK LANO BRIAN LAVELLE ANNE LAWLER BILL MILLER JOE MORIN BERT NOTERMANN JENNY RICHELSEN ROB ROY DEB SECREST BILL SLATTERY MARY STEINER JANE STONE BILL TRAXLER FR. BOB WHITE
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION MICHAEL BRENNAN | President KATHLEEN BROWN | Principal JOHN DOLS | Assistant Principal and Campus Minister NICK TIBESAR| Activities Director
SUPPORT STAFF LINDSAY BURGER | Advancement Office TERRI FARR | School Office
ADVANCEMENT KENNA DOOLEY | Vice President for Advancement SCOTT BREIMHORST | Executive Director of Admissions MATT THULI | Director of Individual Giving and Alumni Relations ROB BELL | Admissions and Financial Aid Officer LAURA PODERGOIS | Marketing and Communications Manager PAULA CHARCHENKO | Events and Marketing Coordinator
STUDENT SUPPORT MELISSA LIVERMORE | Dean for Academic Support LAURA HORTON | Counselor JOSHUA RUTZ | Counselor KRISTA MCCOY | Counselor MEG REDSHAW | Learning Support TRACY BOERBOOM | Information Resources
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ERIN HESSE | Director of Finance SHEILA DONNELLY | Accountant
FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE PAUL ABBAS KEVIN MOREHOUSE
2017-2018 TEACHING STAFF ENGLISH ZACHARY BROWN CARLEE KOCON ERIC OLSON CASE UNVERZAGT FINE ARTS LAURA BOILLAT ANNELISE BROWN '05 SHELAGH GAMBLE BRAD PERRIN-SMITH MATHEMATICS KAREN ATKINSON DAVID HOPKINS GARY KANNEL MICHAEL LEVERENTZ MELISSA LIVERMORE
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND WELLNESS KELLY BARNHOLDT PAUL RUSSO SCIENCE JOSHUA DWYER IAN PARZYCK JIM TISEL JIM WALKER SOCIAL STUDIES SARAH HALVORSON PATRICK MAUS '03 HOLLY POTTEBAUM
TECHNOLOGY GARY KANNEL NICK LIVERMORE BRAD PERRIN-SMITH (Technology Coordinator) THEOLOGY DOUGLAS BOSCH LYNNAE BOSCH NATHAN SCHLEPP ANDREW WITCHGER WORLD LANGUAGES JACOB DUECK KAREN KIDROWSKI ALEXANDER MYTNIK JORGE OCONITRILLO
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Holy Family Catholic High School's official publication, Passages, is published three times during the school year. This edition includes th...
Published on Dec 14, 2017
Holy Family Catholic High School's official publication, Passages, is published three times during the school year. This edition includes th...