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Sacred Heart Nativity Schools

Annual Report & Newsletter “Breaking the cycle of poverty through education”

FA L L 2 0 0 9 I SSUE Sacred Heart Nativity Schools 310 Edwards Avenue San José, CA 95110 Phone: 408.993.1293 Fax: 408.993.0675 Peter Pabst, S.J. President Kevin Eagleson Principal Jeff Cunjak Vice Principal, Sacred Heart Nativity Bridgit McGarry Vice Principal, Our Lady of Grace Lisa Blickenstaff Director of Development (

Upcoming Events... Save the date!

Fiesta 2010 Saturday, March 6, 2010 Bellarmine College Preparatory If you are interested in hosting a gift gathering party, making a donation to our live or silent auction, or would like to be a sponsor or underwriter of Fiesta ’10 please contact Lisa Blickenstaff at 408.993.1293 ext. 107 or email

3rd Annual Golf Tournament Monday, September 27, 2010

Dear Friends, How can it be that we are into our 9th year here at Sacred Heart Nativity Schools? Some friends were visiting after being here in 2002 and couldn’t get over how we have grown. Being exposed to the school on a day-to-day basis, I sometimes don’t notice the growth. This was a very different place when we had only 20 students and 20 families. Now, we are proudly serving 133 students and 109 alums. We had a successful summer camp again this year. Kids thrive in the outdoor activities and don’t seem to mind the three hours of academic work we ask of them every day. Swimming is one of the favored activities, especially on those hot Placer County summer days. The boys and girls had another positive experience at the Bellarmine Summer School program. I am grateful for this partnership. Our students continue to grow in many ways. We have data from our fall IOWA test scores that show our 8th graders have grown in Core subjects on average 23 percentile points in the two years they have been SHNS or OLG students. We have students learning to play the Irish Tin Whistle and the guitar. On the circle dodge ball court we are seeing some stellar strength from the 6th graders. I still have my work cut out for me as one of my 7th grade boys, as we were listing off some of Jesus’ miracles, told me that Jesus turned three stone jars filled with water into milk, which he then fed to his dog. That must be from one of those hidden Summer camp pyramid fun. gospels! Fortunately, when I asked the boys what our mission here at school is, they were able to shout out, “We are men for others!” Soon it will be time for our Thanksgiving Family Mass and Thanksgiving Banquet, one of the many wonderful traditions we’ve created over the years. It’s a great day for our families who get to experience the more traditional Thanksgiving Feast. It was a great event when it was for 20 families - and on many levels, a greater event now that it is for almost seven times more families! Please God, I hope it doesn’t rain that day! Another tradition is our year-end appeal asking for financial support for the schools. The campaign goes during December and you will be receiving my letter in the mail soon! We hope you will partner with us in our endeavors of breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Thank you and God bless you for your prayerful support of this wonderful endeavor. I’m proud to be part of the entire enterprise. Peter Pabst, S.J. Founding President

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools - Donors 2008–2009

We would like to thank the many generous donors who help SHNS continue to provide quality, value-based education to innercity children. Thank you for your donations to Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Grace Nativity Schools. Every effort has been made to include all of our contributors. We apologize for any errors or omissions. (Please contact Lisa Blickenstaff with any corrections or 993-1293 ext.107)

In-Kind Donors

Bellarmine College Preparatory Café Primavera, Joanna & David Biondi Capitol Buick Pontiac GMC, Linda & Ken Okenquist Digital Typography & Design, Lynne Lukenbill & Jim Wolcott Martha’s Kitchen M.E. Fox & Company, Inc. Moreno & Associates, Inc. NativityMiguel Network of Schools Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara University Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Whitehall Lane Winery


$10,000 - $14,999

Anonymous Maribeth Benham Charles N. Mathewson Foundation Carmen & Charles McHugh Barbara Jeanne Menard Margaret & Louis Normandin Mary Ann & Joe Ramirez Silicon Valley Education Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

Air Systems Foundation, Inc. Susan & William Almon Blach Family Foundation Denise & George Heeg Jesuit Community at Santa Clara University Marchese Family Foundation Mary Jo & Larry Nejasmich George Pabst Brigid Sullivan & Keith Pierce Cindy & Randy Pond Dianne & Eugene Ravizza Santa Clara University 10 AM Mass Mary & Mark Stevens The Pond Family Foundation

Paula & Ernest Yamane Rita & Ray Zimmerman

$1,000 - $2,499

Laurie & Chuck Abate Laverne M. Aguirre Mary & Stephen Almassy Anonymous Archbishop Mitty High School Scuttle & Phil Bannan Elisa & Stephen Baroni Michele & Daniel Barsanti Bay Area Assoc. Industry Promotion Fund Geraldine & William Beasley Cheri & Matt Bell Patricia Billiet Joanna & David Biondi Katie & Michael Boennighausen Kathryn & Joseph Bonfiglio David R. Boyd Willy & Fred Brown Mary Ellen & Arnold Bruni Catherine & Thomas Brunton Katie & Chris Burke Mary Sue & Greg Caillat Susan & Phil Calderon Colleen & Jon Campisi Janet & Dick Caputo Dolores & John Carr Mary Jo & Donald Carroll Carter Family Foundation Casa San Inigo Jesuit Community Mary & Andrew Chan Margaret Charles Teresa & Brian Debar Devcon Construction Incorporated Arturo Santo Domingo Jean Drahmann Eleanor & George Duncan Robin & Gerry Ferrari Molly & Rick Fezell Marianna & Victor Giacalone Marcia & Ernest Giachetti Sue & Gary Giannini Virginia & Robert Glockner Tina & Clayton Goodman Jean & Thomas Gorndt Stafford Grady Ginger & Joseph Guerra Jane & Michael Guerra Patricia & Robert Heffernan Sandy & Jim Heffernan Margaret & Scott Henderson Marlene & Robert Hunter, III Terry & Ben Hurley Katey & Winston Jaeb Jesuit Commuity at Loyola Marymount University Darlyn Johnson Nan & John Komo Martha Kozlowski Mary Ellen & Nick Livak Loyola House Jesuit Community

Lynne & John Magnotto Stephanie Marchant Markkula Foundation Marian & Bernie Marren Kim Worsencroft & Dennis McEvoy James Mieuli Monica & Luke Morey Jan Neukam Meg & John Noonan Rita Nostrand Judy & Bill O’Brien William O’Brien Maryann & Terry O’Hara Vicki & Greg O’Hara Elaine & Tom O’Toole Pacific-Western Foundation Barbara & Joe Paulson Sheila & Thomas Quinn Karen & Ken Ravizza Genevieve & Richard Rolla Norma Ronco Diann & John Ryan Sacred Heart Preparatory Parents Salinas Valley Corporation Patricia & Thomas Schneck Joanne D. Schott SDS Nexgen Partners Martha & William Sheridan Claudia & Thomas Skelton St. Christopher Ladies Guild St. Denis Parish St. Simon Church Barbara & Craig Ulrici Susan & Richard Wakefield Roberta Ward Mary & Samuel Winklebleck Nancy & William Zillman

thank you

Mary Sue & John Albanese Anonymous, for the Steve Ronco Scholarship Fund California Province of the Society of Jesus City of San José Healthy Neighborhoods Venture Funds Colombo Charitable Trust Odell Fund The Geschke Foundation, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation The Sage Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation

$20,000 - $49,999

Mari & Manuel Alba All Stars Helping Kids Mary Ellen & Michael Fox, Sr. JP Foundation Joanne Harrington & Larry Lokey Kathleen O’Rourke & Jack Sheridan Carol & Robert Peters Shireen & Michael Sheridan Sobrato Family Foundation The Leo Shortino Family Foundation The V.O. Smith Family Foundation Valenzuela Family Foundation Heidi & David Welch

$15,000 - $19,999

Thomas J. Biagini Bebe & B.J. Cassin Claire Graham Smith Trust Jennifer & Philip DiNapoli Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Patti Ann & Kenneth Katai Joanne & Michael Moul Presentation High School Lantern League Karen & Michael Schneickert

$2,500 - $4,999

Chris Albanese Anonymous Ted Biagini Blach Construction Company Bridge Bank Cassin Educational Initiative Foundation Christ Child Society Marlene & James D’Amico M.E. Fox and Company, Inc. Donna & Tino Gallo Barbara & Paul Gentzkow Carrie & Phil Grasser Mary & Richard Haughey Heritage Bank of Commerce Ginny & Jack Kavanaugh Kondi Kleinman Ivana & Clyde Lebaron Cynthia & Mick Lopez Ellen & Bob Maguire Joan & Bill McSweeney Muller Family Foundation Kathy & Tom Myers Joseph B. Pabst Rosemary & Adolf Quilici Kathleen & Gary Rogers Carol & Murphy Sabatino, Jr. Jennifer & Murphy Sabatino, III Carolan & Dick Scanlan Shirlee Di Napoli Schiro Amy & Matthew Semansky Patricia & Michael Smith The Guardsmen Campership Elizabeth & Albert Torres Victoria Enterprises Gregory Walker

$500 - $999

Kathy & Ed Almazol David & Carolyn Anderson Jeffrey T. Berg Mary Jo & Alan Bernard Boyd Properties Angelina Brawley Jessica & Joel Butler Rosalie Cacitti Mirta & Randy Cali Linda & Dion Campisi Robin & Jake Caputo Jean Pope Carlsmith Denise Carmody Cecilia Barrie & Bill Chambers Ella & Bill Crawford Patricia Cruden Dee Danna Maria & Franz Decker Amy & Charles Depner Celeste & Thomas Depner Jeanette & John Di Bene Kathleen & Philip Dirickson Roberta Dolan Christiane & Steven Douglas Judy & Henry Duque

Ann & Steve Dylina Suzanne & Terry Ell Kathi & Michael Endris Sergio Escamilla Patricia & Neil Fanoe Kathy & Nick Fedeli Marian & Dave Ferrari Filice Accountancy Corporation Jennifer & Peter Friedenbach Angie & Dominic Giacalone Teresa & Richard Giorgetti Carol & Alex Groswird Guerra Realty Company Arlene & Mike Hamacher Patricia & John Hammett Karen & Raymond Hayes Linda & John Herschbach Alison & Patrick Hoey Christian J. Hoffmann Rev. Kevin Joyce Gaye Landau-Leonard & Fred Leonard Cynthia & Mick Lopez Sarah & Don Lucas Jennifer & Greg MacDonell Michelle M. Marchant Joanne & Larry May Teddy McDermott & Bob Todd Darcie & Tom McNeil Angela & Joseph Melczer Pageen & Thomas Mohr Amy M. Montagne Cindy & Brian Mulcahy Paul Neilan Melanie & Matt Nejasmich Mary O’Rourke Sharon & George Pabst Sue & Casey Paulson Lucy & Stephen Peters Yvonne & Ronald Pine Tia & Dodd Portman Bernadette & Richard Powers Barbara & Ron Reis Genevieve & Richard Rolla Elizabeth & Edward Ruder Lois & Mel Russi Mary & Donald Ryan Saint Francis High School Alicia & L. Rogelio Sanchez Nancy & David Sandretto Santa Clara Drug Christine Santelli & Matthew Fruin Edmund Sarraille Norman Saucedo Jan & Paul Sirkin Diane & Nick Speno Ann & Lawrence Spieth Steinberg Architects Joan & Jim Stoelker Lucille & Joseph Tersigni Maria & Arnold vonMassenhausen Mary Jean & Arthur Wagner Lani & Roger Werne Betsy & Daniel White

Linda & Nick Antonopoulos Arizona Jesuit Community Sonja Arriola Jean Marie Baronas Michelle & Michael Barsanti Louise Barsotti Maureen & Louis Basile Henry J. Bataille Debra Bayham Marg Bennett Anne Biagini Beverly & Keith Billeter Amy Bissel Ann Blach Lisa & Robert Blickenstaff Robert Bloemer Norma & Tom Bommarito Heidi & Michael Bonneau Carolyn & Tom Bordenave Sharon & Thomas Bouska Michelle & Mark Box Mark Boyd Nina Boyd Kristen & John Brackett Ronald J. Brazil Barbara Brennan Brophy College Preparatory Sally & Tim Brosnan Crystell & Philip Brosterhous Arlene Brown Robert Brownstein Toni Brunton Patricia & Bernard Brust Cece & Carl Bucher Mary & Jerwin Buendia Clara & Ismael Bueno Katrien & Robert Burlinson Marion Steeg & Salvador Bustamante Adam Caillat Karen Caillat Will Caillat Catherine Cairone Gina Cairone Kathleen & Joseph Cairone Doris & Robert Callaghan Clare & Donald Callejon Jeanne & Robert Campbell Hilda & Macial Canales Elaine & David Canha Canyon Records (Robert Doyle) Dan Caputo Don Caputo Katherine Caputo Lisa & Paul Caputo Monika & Francis Caradonna Helen & Robert Carey Jean & Arthur Carmichael Mary & Ron Carrie Michelle & Joseph Carroll Alice Carter Catherine P. Casey Peggy & James Casey Elizabeth Castaneda Xochitl & Sergio Castillo Susan Chandler Benjamin Chew Diana Cisneros College Board Catherine & Don Coluzzi Diane & James Conklin

Owen Conley Lee Connor Suzanne & Bob Couch Heather & Brian Crane Patricia & John Cranston Nan & Norman Crawford Damberger’s Insurance Agency Bridgit Walsh & Michael S. Daniels Annabelle Danielvarda Ann & Alden Danner Kathleen & C. Terry Davidson Stephanie & Robert Day Catherine T. De Martini Carolyn & John Delong Cathy & Joseph DeMaria DeMarillac Middle School Desantis Family Foundation Gema & Guillermo Diaz Bryan Dimare Carol & Daniel Dobberpuhl Chris & Bill Dok Edward & Marsha Donati Katherine & Keith Dorsa Josephine Dorval Tim Dougherty Sandra & David Douthit Sharon & William Drake Bishop Pierre Du Maine Kate & Steve Duchesne Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dufer R. T. Dunkin Joaquin Duran Laura & Francisco Duran Audrey & Jerome D’urso Diane & Kevin Eagleson Mary Eden Lorna & Mike Elliott Gloria & Walter Eppler Alexandra & John Ertola Danuta & James Eustice Kelly Brennan & Douglas Feick Diane & Christopher Fellenz Joan & Stephen Ferrari Mary Ferraro Gary Filizetti Melissa & Steven Findley James J. Fitzgerald Dina & William Flora Ruby & Dave Foote Patricia Foster Nancy & Mark Franich Christine Santelli & Matthew Fruin Elizabeth & Keith Fruzzetti Charles Fryer Deborah & John Fumia Linda Furtado Alicia Gallegos Mary Galligan Adolfo A. Garcia Sonia Garcia M.E. Gardner Valerie Gentry Sara & Anthony Geraci Mariana & Vic Giacalone Lousie & Jerrold Gibino Melissa Gilbert Marilyn & Ronald Gile Celeste & Steve Giusti Audrey & E. Jackson Going MaryJane & Ralph Gomez Patricia Gotelli

Jill & Bill Gould Heidi & Rick Granado Robert J. Grassilli Sheila & Brian Gregory Catherine & William Grimm Margaret Grucky Nancy & John Grucky Michael E. Guerra Tracy & Tom Guerra Kimberly & Anthony Hamann Norma Jean & Carroll Hamm Mary & John Hanlon Sharon & Oliver Harper Toni Harper Gigi & Jonathan Harvey Virginia & Jonathan Harvey Patricia Hausmann Elizabeth Hayes Patricia & Kenneth Hayes Pam & Roy Hays Beatrice & Walter Heintz Eugene Helfrich Kimberly & Richard Hell Donna & Starr Henderson Sherry Barrett & Tim Henkel Karen & Peter Henning Allison & Tim Henward Heritage Education, Inc. Maria & Alberto Hernandez Joan & William Heye Marie & Warren Hill Latanya & John Hilton Cornelia Himmelsbach Julie & Michael Hughes Mildred Intravia Jeannette Ishibashi Mary & Hugh Isola Italian Catholic Federation David Ivanov Kathleen & Everett Jacobs Ana Jaime Sue & Mark Jamieson Nancy & Mike Janda Sarah Janigian Alexandro J. Jara Kelley & Erik Jensen Julie Jeroshinko Jesuit Community of San Diego Jesuit House Jane Jezorski Ann & Ramon Jimenez Laura & Francisco Jimenez Lori Jimenez Terri & Pete Jollymour Betsy & Sam Kais Jyoti Kashyap Barbara Bailey Kelley Claire & Brian Kelly Ed Kelly Kristen & John Kelly Patricia & Kevin Kennedy Sharon & John Kennett Joanne & Chris King Leanne & Robert Kirby Valerie & George Knapp Mary & Francis Koch Rob Komas Robert Krause Anthony Geraci & Larry La Barbera Anne Meko & Donald J. LaHaye Bart Lally


Up to $499

Lynn Abarca Catherine & Louie Agelson Judy & Tom Alessandri Marie Hare & Stephen Anderson Anonymous

Mary A. Lanier Tobie & Marc LaRocca Nancy & Francis Laurencio Helen Lawler & Theodore Rossi Donna & Scott Leahy Carolyn & David Lebaron Pamela D. Lee Nena & Andrew Lehane Marta Lewis Denis W. Leyva Elba & Darren Linscott Arlene & Robert Lindblom Dorothy L. Lindsey Margot & John Lippert Carolyn A. Livengood Jacqueline & Homer Lohr Elizabeth & Michael Lourdeaux Diane & Larry Lovaglia Rosemary & Donald Lowry Sheila & James Lunny Mary S. Mac Lachlan Catherine & Daniel Marchant Lisa & Christopher Marchese Elizabeth Bermudez & Todd Marinchak Jennifer & Mike Marinchak Marilyn & William Marken Paula & Chris Marshall Jill & Rick Martig Barbara Mason Christopher Masters Stacia & Bill Masterson Chris & Bryan McCanna Maggie McClenahan Rosie & Gerard McCormick Mariann & William McGee Lynn & Lawrence McGovern Layla McHale Nona & Marty McHale Shannon & Ben McIlvain Evelyn McMills Tereza & Peter McNamee Therese & Donald McNeil A.M. McPartland Margaret Meagher Michelle & Ed Meehan Michael Meherin Kevin Melia Francisco Mendoza Virginia & Raul Mendoza Gisa Mertz Jean Mesi Susan & Robert Mezzetti Elsa Michel Joanne & David Micheletti Msgr. Joseph Milani Vincent Milcsevich Michael Miller Mary Missakian Rev. Michael Mitchell Warren M. Mitchell Therese Mnichowicz Christina & Ken Mobeck Diane & Ken Mobeck Amie Hammond & Robert Moberg Dorothy Lesyna & Fred Mollerus Dennis Monohan Virginia G. Moody Fernando Morales Rev. Robert B. Moran Marianne Morrisey

Kevin Matthew Moul Michael Murphy Moul Barbara & Daniel Mount Jane & David Mraz Sharon & Joe Mraz Kimberly & Michael Mulcahy Jesus Murguia James E. Murphy Mary Ellen Murphy Janet L. Murray Edward Murtha Michelle Myers Tim Nedom Chapparro & Dan Nejasmich Judith & Steven Nejasmich Dorrene & Nels Nelsen Barbara & Michael Nelson Eden & Paul Nesse James Nielsen Virginia & Timothy Norman Lisa Guerra & Ray Obenza Elsie & James O’Brien Michael O’Dell Mark O’Leary Virginia & Fred Olenak Pierluigi Oliverio Tanya & Dennis O’Malley Sonia & James Orman Marion S. Osborne Nancy & John Ottoboni Helen & Eddie Owen Kathleen & Greg Pabst Mary B. Pabst and Kerin Jackson Nancy & John Padrez Marilyn & Jim Palmer Theresa Paradiso Catherine Parent Elizabeth A. Parent Karen Parise Sue & Dom Passanisi Lee Pellicciotti Donna & Richard Pfaff Linda & Joe Pfahnl Susan & Stephen Phelps Laverne & Gerald Pieracci Santa & Jorge Pinedo Lenora & Steven Pinkston Thomas Powers, S.J. Jill & Jan Prahm Kimberly & Patrick Premo Theresa & Charlie Price Carol & Pierre Prodis Carol & Jim Provenzano Kathleen Purdy-Bondi Daniel B. Quinn David W. Quinn Marilyn & George Quitter Christina & Victor Radeff Janet Rafferty Anne O’Neill Ralston Kari Ramirez Mary Rapp Kris & Rick Ravizza Kay & Emil Real Charleen & Richard Renati Mary & Gregory Rhine Jean & James Riparbelli Pia & Paride Riparbelli Patti & Peter Robison Julie & Mark Robson Sandra & James Rock

Lourdes & Ed Rodriguez Tim Rogers Gwynne Rolla Christina & Don Romeka Louis Rose Kathleen & Bob Ryan Wayne F. Sabatelli Diane & John Salamida Paulette & Joe Salamida Francisco Salguero Donna Sanchez Tina Sankoff Vivienne Saunders Kristin & Michael Savini Alvina Sawyer Diane & Jim Scalise Peggy & Andy Schatzman Aileen & George Schiel Muriel & Fred Schlichting Kathleen & Patrick Schneider Heather & Derrick Scholl Janet & Richard Scholl Lillian & Robert Schulte Jayne Schwartz Rachel & Walter Schwendig Debra & W. Scott Ilona & Williams Scott Pamela Brotherton Sedano Louise Selman Carlos A. Sevilla, S.J. Yiching Liang & Michael Sewinski Gary T. Shara Kathleen & Robert Shaw Lois & Thomas Shellworth Helen & Tom Sheridan Roberta & Dave Sheridan Jolyn & Jim Shikany Leslie & Stephen Sifferman Sandra & Don Sifferman Cynthia & Richard Sigman Roxanne & Dwight Sissell John E. Skeath C. Michael Smith Joanne Smolich Brett Solomon Gloria & Tony Souza Sara Stremple & Jeffery Spackman Jane & Terry Spannagel John Spieth Maureen & J.L. Standifer Holly & Russel Stanley Pamela & Chad Stearns Heather & Robert Steinbock Marcia & James Stone MaryLou Strong Myrna Stuckey Julia & Christopher Sulek William J. Sullivan Maureen & Cyrus Tabari Margaret & John Taddeucci Mafalda Tan & Jeffery Straathof Beatrix & Francis Tannian Eileen & Frank Tarantino Janet Tate Irene & Philip Taylor Grace Tevis Arlene & Jim Thane The Arthur A. Margaret Survivors Tr. Heidi & John Thomas Mimi & Pete Thomas Jen Thrift


Lynore L. Tillim Patricia & Gordon Tillson Rita & Victor Torres Bellalba Trione Jan & Carmel Triska Peter J. Valenti Kelly Prahm & Mathew Vanis Josephine & James Vaudagna J. Malcom Visbal L.A. Vitale Rita & Warren Vogel Trevor Vonegut Nicholas Wagner Dolores Wallace Susan & Scott Wallace Caroline & Seamus Walsh Erin & Matthew Walsh Kate & Pat Walsh Terry & Pat Walsh Carol & Tormey Ward Mary & Terence Ward Barbara & Thomas Warda Vivian & Walter Weber Debra & Daniel Weed Ronald Weight Darcey Arena & Michael Weir Travis Wentling Jeneva & Harald Westendorf Catherine & Robert Westover Nina & Ron Whitcanack Jill & Ron White Marcelle M. White Dan Whitehead Michelle & Jim Willson James Wilson Mary Wolf Catherine & Tobais Wolff Catherine & Brian Yoshii Michele & Michael Young Heather & Kevin Zadel William C. Zahner Louise & Frank Zarka Mary & Warren Zodrow Donna & Jeffery Zontos

Saturday School trek across the Golden Gate Bridge

In honor of

Louise Barsotti, in honor of Rita Nostrand Bay Area Assoc. Industry Promotion Fund, in honor of Larry Nejasmich Crystell & Philip Brosterhous, in honor of Maureen & Bob Hunter Don Caputo, in honor of Joanna & David Biondi Lee Conner, in honor of Danuta & Jim Eustice Melissa & Steven Findley, in honor of Bebe & B.J. Cassin Lillian & Robert Schulte, in honor of Annie Scully

Saturday School Field Trip Explorations

In memory of

Anne Biagini, in memory of Emo Biagini Patricia Billiet, in memory of Duane Billiet Ann Blach, in memory of Verne Doyle and Patrick Ornellas Robert Bloemer, in memory of Chet Rettig Angelina Brawley, in memory of Byron A. Brawley Toni Brunton, in memory of Chet Rettig Dan Caputo, in memory of Henry Schiro Damberger’’s Insurance Agency, in memory of Nancy D. White Tim Dougherty, in memory of Rose Claire Ravizza Kathy & Nick Fedeli, in memory of Ignetuis L. Tomasello Kathy & Nick Fedeli, in memory of William Taeger Kathy & Nick Fedeli, in memory of Jessica Fedeli Charles Fryer, in memory of Chet Rettig Valerie Gentry, in memory of Chet Rettig Patricia Gotelli, in memory of Henry Schiro Ginger & Joseph Guerra, in memory of Annie Bearse Guerra Realty Company, in memory of Helen Tanda, Nick Papapietro, Leonard Marinello Guerra Realty Company, in memory of James Balestrieri Karen & Peter Henning, in memory of Fr. Mark Toohey, SJ Marlene & Robert Hunter, in memory of Ann O’Henns brother Lori Jimenez, in memory of Chet Rettig Darlyn Johnson, in memory of Dr. Allen H. Johnson John Komo, in memory of Nan Komo Jacqueline & Homer Lohr, in memory of Henry Schiro SJ Marchant, in memory of Jean Cribari and George Tanaka SJ Marchant, in memory of Zola Buford Vincent Milcsevich, in memory of Chet Rettig Therese Mnichowicz, in memory of Don Mnichowicz Edward Murtha, in memory of my sister Mary B. Pabst and Kerin Jackson, in memory of Danny McGrath Theresa Paradiso, in memory of Henry Schiro Donna & Richard Pfaff, in memory of Elaine DelCarlo Kathleen Purdy-Bondi, in memory of Chuck Purdy Genevieve & Richard Rolla, in memory of Nancy Biagini Gwynne Rolla, in memory of Henry Schiro Genevieve & Richard Rolla, in memory of Henry Schiro Norma Ronco, in memory of Stephen Ronco Sacred Heart Preparatory Parents, in memory of Jack Fleming Scholarship Santa Clara Drug, in memory of Peter Mallamace, George Armanini, Lester Catanese Rachael & Walter Schwendig, in memory of Mary Pabst Pamela Brotherton Sedano, in memory of Nancy Biagini and Steve Ronco Yiching Liang & Michael Sewinski, in memory of Steve Ronco Marcia and James Stone, in memory of Chet Rettig Susan & Richard Wakefield, in memory of Kathy Garrett Ronald Weight, in memory of Chet Rettig

Our Lady of Grace students at Carmel Beach

Cesar, 8th grade, investigating an unusual clump of seaweed along 17 Mile Drive in Carmel

Our Lady of Grace students at Guadalupe Park

Students participate in Leap’s 26th Annual Sandcastle Contest at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools

’0 8 - ’ 0 9 S c h o o l Year For the fiscal year July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

Current Operations Income Annual Campaign



Annual Fundraisers California Province CA School Nutritional Subsidy

324,090 130,000 45,138



Restricted Funds


Summer Camp Contributions


Tuition & Fees

Restricted Funds - 1% $25,000

Annual Campaign - 48% $1,086,426

In-Kind - 22% $500,000



$2,254,938 Tuition - 3% $57,760

In-Kind Breakdown Food (Martha’s Kitchen) Contributed Services Rent (Sacred Heart Parish) Summer School (Bellarmine College Prep) Teacher Training (Santa Clara University) Volunteer Housing/Utilities Vehicle Repair (Capitol Buick GMC) Total

188,549 65,741 100,000 56,500 48,410 37,800 3,000 $500,000

CA School Nutritional Subsidy - 2% $45,138

Annual Fundraisers - 14% $324,090


Board Restricted Fund Gifts Interest & Dividends on Investment Realized Gain Unrealized Gain TOTAL

25,000 122,173 (300,625) (1,429,396) ($1,582,849)

California Province - 6% $130,000 Summer Camp - 4% $86,524

Salaries & Benefits - 50% $1,135,881 Graduate Support - 3%


Expenses Fundraising Salaries & Benefits

44,418 1,135,881

Operating Expenses




Graduate Support Summer Camp Total

77,993 139,896 $2,287,994

BOARD RESTRICTED FUND Unrealized Gain - ??%

Operating Expenses - 17% $389,805

Fundraising - 2% $44,418 In-Kind - 22%


Summer Camp - 6% $139,896


Student Sponsorship dollars make a difference in the lives of children… Letter excerpts from our students to their sponsors “It is my pleasure to be writing to you again. I have had such a wonderful time these past two years. Thanks to you I have been given these awesome memories. You have given me the opportunity to do things I probably never would have had the chance to do anywhere else. Summer camp, for example, was a blast. I had a chance to meet new counselors and new teachers there…” Daniela, 8th grade “I started the year well and I am planning on doing very well for the rest of the year because I want to go to Bellarmine. Then eventually go to Santa Clara University and get accepted to the police academy. Last week we went to a beautiful place called Yosemite where we scaled Glacier Point and Half Dome. We all had so much fun, even the hard hiking each day. We learned about brotherhood and teamwork and created a memory that will last a lifetime…” Oscar, 8th grade

Our Lady of Grace students at Summer Camp

“I am really happy to have gotten accepted to Our Lady of Grace. The teachers are really cool. The class I like most is literature because we get to read detailed books. For example, right now we are reading The Circuit, by Francisco Jimenez. The Circuit is very detailed and it is funny. I also got to go to summer camp. It was awesome, and I really enjoyed it a lot! I got to ride horses, swim, and go on an amazing hike! I had a lot of fun at summer camp and, so far, I am having a great time at school…” Michelle, 6th Grade

Eighth grade students hiking at Yosemite

“I loved Saturday School at Vasona Park; it was really fun and amazing. I loved the lake and the white, fluffy birds. I also enjoyed the small train and the sports that we played over there. They were really fun and amazing because the teachers and moms made the sports fun. Last Saturday we also went to San Francisco. I had fun at the Golden Gate Bridge. We also visited the fort under the bridge. The fort is actually older than the Golden Gate Bridge. I could see Alcatraz from where I was standing. We all walked to the middle of the bridge and took a picture. San Francisco is great!...” Sandra, 6th Grade

“Some goals for the future are to have the best grades that I have ever had. Ms. Bennett said that everyone thinks eighth grade is the hardest in junior high, but it is really seventh grade because it is where you have to grow and learn to be an example. I really want to follow that saying. When I graduate from eighth grade, I want to go to Bellarmine College Preparatory. If I get into Bellarmine College Preparatory and graduate, I will rocket up to Stanford University and study to be a zoologist for big and small cats. I will then write poetry and voyage through a world of books. Those are my basic goals so I can live a good life. I enjoy what I have and spend time with my family. Thank you again for all your support…” Hector, 7th grade

Sacred Heart Nativity students enjoy an art class at Bellarmine College Preparatory

Saturday School at Fort Point located “You have no idea how thankful I am for underneath the Gold Gate Bridge your generosity because you not only sponsored me for one year, or two years, but for three years! I am so grateful. I really appreciate all you have done for me. One of my many dreams is to go to Archbishop Mitty High School. I would then like to attend Santa Clara University and major in computer graphic design. I am also looking forward to meeting new people on all of my adventures! Thank you again and again for all your support!…” Diego, 8th grade

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools would also like to thank the VERY generous donors who make this program possible. If you are interested in sponsoring a student, please contact Lisa Blickenstaff at 408.993.1293 ext. 107 or email

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2nd Annual Sacred Heart Nativity School Golf Tournament Our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament was held on September 28th, 2009 at San Jose Country Club. Golfers enjoyed a day filled with golf, good friends, delicious food and plenty of fun. Our students greeted golfers with a handshake, eye contact and a welcoming smile from ear to ear. At the check-in table golfers generously purchased numerous raffle and mulligan tickets. The tournament was a scramble, with 80 golfers competing for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and First, Second and Third place. Our thanks goes to M.E. Fox and Company and Joseph George Fine Wines for providing prizes for the tournament.

had an exceptional day. We’d like to extend a very special thank you to Marlene & Jim D’Amico, Ginger & Joe Guerra, and Jane & Mike Guerra for their generous sponsorship of this event. Without them this tournament would not have been possible. Our thanks also go to all of our golfers, hole sponsors, golfer sponsors and our event volunteers Helen Owen, Diane Speno, Jane Guerra, and Janet & Dick Caputo for making this such a successful day. We are happy to report that the golf tournament raised over $30,000, which sponsors a girl from Our Lady of Grace and a boy from Sacred Heart Nativity School.

After playing eighteen holes of golf, 1st place Tournament Foursome: Murphy Sabatino, John our golfers returned to the dining Bennett, Mike Breen and James Kaye room for cocktails and a buffet dinner. Jim D’Amico has already committed to Chair the next tournament! During dinner Peter Pabst, S.J. announced the tournament So, be sure to Save the Date for our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament winners and event volunteers drew the raffle tickets. As the on Monday, September 27, 2010. evening concluded, it was apparent that each and every golfer

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