MAYFIELD SENIOR SCHOOL of the Holy Child Jesus
Statement of Philosophy
Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. The school is committed to academic excellence within the context of Christian values. Mayfieldâ€™s philosophy is rooted in the belief that knowledge is best gained in an atmosphere of disciplined thought, personal concern and religious awareness. Mayfield fosters each studentâ€™s intellectual, spiritual, artistic, emotional, and physical gifts, thereby enabling each to make a meaningful contribution to society. Mayfield also challenges each student to reach beyond herself and render service to others.
ON THE COVER
Snapshots of some of the joyful faces at Mayfield
Kimberly Gomez Melissa Kobe Iris Schneider CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
Celebrating our unique selves
The Mayfield student body is a beautiful representation of the racial and cultural richness of our broader community; girls who are on their individual paths to discovery, who are growing and evolving in intellect, opinions and perspectives. We love the diverse abundance of Mayfield, where 55% of students identity as Latina, Asian, African American or multiracial. Yet our diversity encompasses more than race and ethnicity, as we embrace differences that include socio-economic status, abilities, family structure and religion. This issue of Postscripts draws on Holy Child Goal Five: “To create a learning environment based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.” Our theme, Celebrating Our Unique Selves, explores Mayfield’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, our academic depth that educates the whole child, the myriad of interests and achievements of our students, and the process of creating a joyful learning environment of love, respect and acceptance.
Table of Contents
ANNUAL REPORT ON PHILANTHROPY
Angela Howell ’76 Director of Development
Director of Annual Giving & Alumnae Relations
Director of Communications
Development Data Manager
Caroline Halili ’86
Message from the Head of School
Message from the Board of Trustees Chair
Celebrating Our Unique Selves
“Excellence demands diversity.”
“The Mayfield girls got this.”
“Be yourself...” — Cornelia Connelly
How Teenage Girls Pray
Educational Technology Cohort
Blurring subject boundaries deepens learning
Interests play out in “Actions Not Words” service
A year in prayer at Mayfield
Ed-tech training: teaching the teachers
Arts in the Community
A Memorable Year in Cubs Athletics
Mayfield artists put themselves “out there”
Steve Bergen’s “Top 3” moments
Congratulations to the Class of 2019
Annual Report on Philanthropy 2017-18
Homecoming & Reunions
South Central LAMP
Merriment, mimosas and memories
New partnership with Holy Child Ministry
Alums bring expertise and advice
Meage fom the Head of School
“EXCELLENCE demands DIVERSITY.” One of my very favorite Cornelia Connelly quotes is both simple and profound. Our beloved founder encouraged each member of her Holy Child community, both adults and children, to “Be yourself, only make that self all that God wants it to be.” I love this sentiment so much because in many ways it encapsulates all that we try to do at Mayfield Senior School. We want our students to be able to bring their whole unique and authentic selves to school each day and to feel cherished and loved for who they are. Cornelia didn’t want her students to conform to any rigid way of being. She wanted them to find their talents and their voices and for each one to grow into the beautiful person that only they could be. In recent years we have made a conscious effort to bring girls with all kinds of differences into our Mayfield community. These differences enrich everything we do. They allow for enlightening classroom discussions because our students come with different viewpoints and life experiences. They allow for more sophisticated problem solving because our girls bring different strengths and skills to group projects. There is a wonderful exchange of perspectives and understanding on campus through activities and clubs. Our teachers intuitively recognize how important diversity is to our learning environment, and new data actually supports this observation. In his recent book, The Diversity Bonus, Scott Page is able to quantify the advantages enjoyed by teams whose members bring diverse skills and modes of thinking to their work. “Excellence demands diversity,” Page says. He finds strong benefits in both cognitive diversity and identity diversity. Page writes that in an expanding economy that favors complex multi-dimensional challenges, the most successful teams are ones that harness the diverse talents and perspectives of their members. At Mayfield, we want our students to have the opportunity to practice this now. We want them to learn how to appreciate the advantages of learning and working with those who might look or think differently. We also know that it takes intentional energy and care to make sure that every single member of our community feels welcomed, included, and valued— this is the only way to unlock each individual’s unique and God-given gifts. Our cherished Holy Child Goal Five guides us as we honor and educate each Mayfield girl and strive to “create a learning climate based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.”
ADMINISTRATION 2018-19 Head of School Kate Morin Assistant Head for Academics Toi Webster Treister ’82 Director of Athletics Steven Bergen Director of Communications Stephanie Chavez Director of Development Angela Howell ’76 Director of Facilities Connie Peters Director of Admissions Merilisa Ramirez Director of Finance Cynthia Riegsecker
With Love and Gratitude,
New Trustees Chelisa Vagim
Chelisa’s collaborative leadership helps build Mayfield success
Chelisa has literally been the life of the party at Mayfield Senior School, serving as chair of our annual Benefit for three successful years beginning in 2016. Chelisa’s indefatigable energy, creativity, and ability to work collaboratively have brought joy, fun and, most importantly, critical fundraising dollars to help support Mayfield excellence. After a career in real estate, Chelisa decided to devote herself to raising her two daughters, Maddie and Georgia ’18. She became involved in their education, serving in numerous volunteer leadership roles at High Point Academy, La Salle, Maranatha High School and Mayfield Senior School. Chelisa’s commitment to volunteerism extends to the Pasadena Symphony Association, where she has served on the board for eight years and has been instrumental in spearheading their annual galas. She and her daughters belonged to the
Pasadena Chapter of the National Charity League, where she has held several board positions and developed her passion for philanthropic work. She is currently working as a member of the Hillsides gala committee. At Mayfield we have benefited from Chelisa’s extensive fundraising and event planning experience while she served as a member of the Board’s Advancement Committee and the Communications and Admissions Committee. Her elder daughter, Maddie, is attending the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her younger daughter, Georgia ’18, is studying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Chelisa attended Fresno State University. When not helping to plan Mayfield’s next party, she turns to other high-energy pursuits, including trips to her cabin at Huntington Lake, sailing, skiing, hiking, gardening, and other outdoor activities. She and her husband, Jim, live in Pasadena where above all, Chelisa enjoys spending time with her family.
James R. Lo Coco
Jim’s service is marked by his enthusiasm and keen professional insights
Jim Lo Coco’s longtime and enthusiastic service to Mayfield deserves a spirit award! Mayfield is doubly blessed with Jim’s deep professional expertise in the securities, finance and sales industries, along with his strong commitment to our Holy Child education. Jim and his wife Flavia’s three daughters—Jordan ’13, Lauren ’17, and Carolyn ’18—are “Mayfield lifers,” our endearing name for girls who attended both Mayfield Junior School and Mayfield Senior School. As the principal partner and portfolio manager at Pasadena Securities, Inc., Jim focuses on wealth management services to professionals, corporations and high net worth families. He is also the managing director of the firm’s subsidiary insurance agency. His experience includes work with Citigroup Global Markets and Morgan Stanley. Early in his career, Jim was an executive with Heidelberg USA, Inc., a German precision
mechanical engineering company. Jim’s service to Mayfield exemplifies our “Actions Not Words” motto. He first volunteered as class captain for our Annual Giving campaign in 2009. He went on to chair highly successful campaigns in 2017 and 2018. Jim has also served on the Board’s Advancement Committee and the Communications and Admissions Committee. He is a gifted speaker and his heartfelt words are always a highlight at Mayfield events. His faith-based service extends beyond Mayfield. Jim is a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, serves on the Board of Catholic Charities, Los Angeles, and is the president of the Advisory Board of Catholic Charities, San Gabriel Valley. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Southern California. His daughter Jordan graduated from Georgia Tech in 2018. Lauren attends Yale University and Carolyn is studying at Purdue University.
“My daughters’ Holy Child education at Mayfield has given them a true sense of empowerment that comes from being well-educated, independent thinkers, conscious of the fact that they have a voice, accompanied by the confidence to stand at the table and be heard.”— JIM LO COCO 6
Meage fom the Board of Trustees Chair
Joe Eisele presents his daughter, Alex, with her diploma in June 2014.
“Mayfield has given my wife Diana and me an intelligent, passionate young woman who is willing to lead.” — JOE EISELE
My daughter Alex is a member of the Mayfield Class of 2014, which had five students accepted to the University of Notre Dame. When she came home for a break during her final semester she talked a lot about the importance of her “Foresight in Business and Society” class project, designed to give students working in groups real-world research and analytical skills on issues that have farreaching impact. By coincidence, two of her Mayfield friends were in the group—and a big chunk of their grade rested on the success of the project. Alex told me “we all went into the room and looked around and we had this look in our eyes.” I asked her “What look?” She replied, “Don’t worry team, the Mayfield girls got this.” I relish that story out of pride, but also in reverence for what Mayfield has given my wife Diana and me—an intelligent, passionate young woman who is willing to lead. It’s because of this great gift that we both actively support Mayfield. I have always believed that you give back to those who have given to you. I am very pleased to say that the Mayfield brand is as strong as ever. Our Head of School Kate Morin truly loves every student and fosters a culture of warmth and caring. The administration and faculty create a learning environment of excellence where students can be comfortable being their best selves, consistent with the mission set forth by our Venerable founder, Cornelia Connelly. The financial condition of the school is also strong, and we are set to embark on a capital campaign to fund the renovation of Strub Hall—the heart and soul of our school. This project will position Strub as a premier learning environment for many generations to come. I encourage the entire Mayfield community to support this very important effort when we roll out our plans in the coming year. As I conclude my term as Board of Trustees Chair, I am honored, humbled and thankful for the opportunity to serve with trustees, administrators and faculty who exhibit passion, care and dedication to our beloved school. I am also grateful to the entire Mayfield community who so vigorously embraces our school. You have my heartfelt thanks! I would also like to extend a special thank you to my invaluable friend, Kate. We are blessed to have a leader who is devoted to our Holy Child philosophy, working every minute to “meet the wants of the age,” encouraging each student to discover her unique gifts. May God bless you, always. And remember, during these challenging and chaotic times, the future is secure because “the Mayfield girls got this.”
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2018-19 Chair Joe Eisele Vice Chair & Treasurer Robert Neithart Secretary Jessica Korzenecki Representative for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus Sr. Sheila McNiff ’56, SHCJ Michael Alvarez Geoffrey Bland Julie Condon Elizabeth Ernster ’95 Anneke Osterkamp Greco ’99 John Hotchkis Mark Ladd William Lewis James Lo Coco May Low Michael Maddigan Kelly Nelson Nakasone ’93 Rev. Wayne R. Negrete, SJ Ana Raptis Shadi Sanbar John Snider Chelisa Vagim
Ex Officio Member of the Board of Trustees Kate Morin Head of School
Members of the Diversity Council with Sarah Briuer Boland, Mayfield’s new Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Mayfield initiatives support diversity, equity and inclusion as integral to our Holy Child education
We want to hear about issues we don’t understand from people who are different from us—because that’s what listening is about. We want to be able to respectfully disagree with each other and not digress into hostile debate; to express opinions and not be judged. We want to learn how to have uncomfortable conversations—and be open to learning from the discussion.
These are the voices of Mayfield students seeking to honor, understand and celebrate the unique gifts of all the individuals who make up our vibrant school community. In the words of Niamh Diver ’19, “‘We need to listen to learn, not listen to respond.” As part of our mission to “meet the wants of the age,” encouraged by founder Cornelia Connelly, Mayfield is working to establish frameworks supporting diversity,
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unique selves! equity and inclusion that are integral to the education of our students. Inspired by our Holy Child philosophy, diversity education at Mayfield is rooted in our goals of justice and respect that call us to create “a learning climate based on trust and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person.” Head of School Kate Morin has laid the groundwork—in the classroom, with our clubs, and through dialogue—to guide our community to understand that full acceptance of diversity and inclusion is a major principle in our social justice teachings. Diversity education takes on how we communicate face-to-face, online and through our actions. “I want to make Mayfield not just a place of inclusion and acceptance, but a school where we celebrate all the gifts that our students bring to us,” Mrs. Morin said. “We are a diverse and dynamic community and we need to intentionally ensure that we are creating a safe environment where everyone feels cherished and has the confidence to become the best versions of their true selves.”
Creating a campus environment of respect This commitment to a respectful campus environment extends deeper than a single lecture, assembly, or workshop. Mayfield launched several key initiatives during the 2018-19 school year that will be further developed in the future: • Mrs. Morin named Sarah Briuer Boland as our first-ever Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator to ensure that mindful dialogue and ongoing education is
embedded in Mayfield’s everyday practices. (Meet Sarah on page 11 »)
• An 11-lesson sophomore curriculum centered on diversity and inclusion, taught by Ms. Briuer Boland, was introduced as part of our highlytouted Formation of Self health and wellness program. • Mayfield students are encouraged to create and participate in a wide range of clubs and affinity groups that reflect their diverse interests, passions and cultures. Students launched 44 clubs this year, a record number. (See our clubs in action on page 18 ») • Mayfield’s Diversity Council, working under the guidance of Ms. Briuer Boland and Mrs. Morin, is seeking to strengthen its position as a leadership organization that fosters awareness of and respect for all voices on campus. At a thought-provoking assembly this year council leaders guided a reflection on the many ways students understand themselves and the communities to which they belong. • Three faculty members—Dr. Nalei Guzman, Kenneth Fisher and Ms. Briuer Boland—accompanied Mrs. Morin and a delegation of six students to a transformative leadership development conference in Tennessee. The event brought together more than 6,400 educators and students under the theme of “Equitable Schools and Inclusive Communities: Harmony, Discord and the Notes in Between.” Plans are underway to select six student participants to attend the Student
“ Be yourself
only make that self all that God wants it to be.” — CORNELIA CONNELLY
MAY FIELD STUDENTS WHo IDENTIF Y AS PEOPLE oF CoLOR
Feeder Schools across the region
Sofia Avila ’20 speaks at the diversity assembly about the ways Mayfield fosters respect and belonging.
Diversity Leadership Conference in Seattle next school year. (Read more about the SDLC on page 13 ») Mayfield’s demographic statistics offer an important opportunity for awareness and support of diversity education. For the 2019-20 school year 59% of incoming freshmen identify as Latina, Asian or multiracial. In contrast to the 31% total enrollment of students of color in the nation’s 1,229 independent schools, 55% of all Mayfield girls identify as students of color. Our students come from 65 feeder schools. More than one third receive financial aid. Although we are 72% Catholic, we are blessed by the faith traditions of students who are Muslim, Jewish, Episcopal, Hindu, Armenian Orthodox and Lutheran, among other religions. “We want all at Mayfield to be equally comfortable sharing their gifts, their perspectives and just being themselves,” Ms. Briuer Boland said. “Students do
not have to leave pieces of themselves at home. This is what educating the whole child is all about.”
Developing key classroom curriculum A key part of Ms. Briuer Boland’s role involved presenting 11 lessons to sophomores to raise students’ awareness and give them tools to talk about diversity issues in a safe space without judgment. Students opened the year by identifying their core values. Each class created a canvas expressing both their individual values and the shared values of the class. By the end of the session, students were surrounded by words including joy, love, community, respect, tolerance, openmindedness. “Even though we valued different things, we could see what connected us,” she said. “We all agreed that we value one another.” She introduced classroom guidelines for communication that stressed the
importance of listening without passing judgment. Specifically, students were encouraged to assume the best intention of the other person; to question their own motives; and to refrain from personal attacks. (See classroom communications guidelines on page 12 ») They practiced mindfulness, including meditation and breathing techniques, to help stay calm when feelings intensify. “We can build our stamina for tolerating discomfort when we do not agree with each other,” Ms. Briuer Boland said. “Navigating disagreements is a necessary skill our world needs.” They learned about the concept of dehumanization to better understand the historical roots of oppression and that our Catholic social justice teachings call on us to respect the dignity of every human being. Another class took up the topic of implicit bias—the unconscious and universal experience of judging others. “Every single person carries implicit biases. This doesn’t make us bad or wrong or bigoted,” Ms. Briuer Boland tells students. “Once we are aware that every human brain makes unconscious judgments about others, we can then work to challenge those subconscious attitudes.” As part of this class students were introduced to Harvard University’s Project Implicit, which offers free online tools to assess unconscious biases. Ms. Briuer Boland also gave students practice in countering social media hate. Hatred is often expressed in dehumanizing ways, by referring to people as animals or by denying others’ inherent worth and dignity.
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“How many of you have encountered online hate?” Ms. Briuer Boland asked the girls. Every hand in the room shot up. She explained that one way to counter the hate is to respectfully respond online with truth, accuracy and statements of affirmation and support for the person under attack. The students then wrote responses to hateful messages provoked by news stories: “We all need to stand together for humanity any way we can…” “Love will always prevail over hate, always keep your mind open.” “Your story is valid.”
Diversity Council encourages campus discussion on eight “identifiers” Diversity is not just about different races. It also incorporates seven other “identifiers” that contribute to the whole of a person: socio-economic status, age, religion, ability, family structure, sexuality and gender. During a thought-provoking assembly, members of the Diversity Council, some of whom attended the national conference, shared their understanding of how they personally identify and then asked their classmates to reflect on the multiple facets of their own identities. Niamh told her classmates that she identifies most with her gender. “As a woman I know that there are things that I have to do to be as safe as and as respected as my male counterparts,” she said. “But that being said I know I will always have a community of women who stand behind me and uplift me. Through these other women I have learned to be continued »
meet Sarah Briuer Boland
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator That’s a long title. What does it mean? It is long! I like to include all four words because diversity on its own is insufficient. As Diversity Practitioner Verna Myers says, “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” To that I would add that equity is having an equal vote on the party planning committee. And justice is when we all work to ensure there are no barriers to everyone getting to the party.
Why do you
I’m so grateful to be part of an organization whose mission aligns with my personal calling. When I understood that part of Mayfield’s mission is to “celebrate the uniqueness and dignity of each person, and of creation,” I knew I was home. Additionally, the diversity of the students, faculty and staff is fertile ground for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a “beloved community” that guides my activism.
Why this work? I had the good fortune to grow up amidst lots of differences. As one of a handful of white kids in a predominantly African American neighborhood, for instance, I was aware of my racial identity from a very young age.
Having diversely-identifying friends, teachers and colleagues I love and respect makes working for equity a no-brainer.
Weekend routine Up at 6, COFFEE, meditate or write. Saturday: Check the Craigslist estate sale listings. Sunday: Do the New York Times crossword puzzle. Plus community organizing leadership training once a month.
Parallel universe career I’m starting an alpaca farm. They are the coolest! I taught an alpaca enrichment class at my daughter’s preschool and when I visited Peru in 2016, I did everything alpaca-related I could. I actually created my own Great Alpaca Tour of Peru. I’m a little obsessed.
Next favorite animal(s)? Chester, our shepherd mix rescue dog and Michael Bublé the Betta fish.
Sarah began her work at Mayfield three years ago as an English teacher. She was an American literature major at UC Santa Cruz and pursued a career in magazine publishing following graduation. After earning her master’s degree in writing from USC, she became a lecturer for the university’s Writing Program, where she taught undergraduates the fundamentals of academic and professional writing. “Writing is important because it develops our ability to know our own thoughts, but also to think about how someone else might see the world differently than we do,” she says. Sarah also serves as a community activist working for racial equity alongside grassroots groups in the area.
“I want to make Mayfield not just
a place of inclusion and acceptance, but a school where we celebrate all the gifts that our students bring to us.” — KATE MORIN, HEAD OF SCHOOL
proud to be a girl, even if it means I have to work harder to achieve my goals.” Steffi Zavaleta ’20 said she identifies by her race and ethnicity. “Being of Mexican heritage has shaped me into the woman I am today. It taught me what important values come with it, such as family and religion,” she said. “My core identifier is like an atom that bonds with other atoms like my gender, and creates who I am.” In preparation for the assembly the council surveyed students about their experiences involving core identifiers. About two-thirds of the student body commented on questions and topics including: • When asked if they had been bullied at some point in their lives, 192 students replied yes. Nearly 40% said they were bullied because of their race or ethnicity, followed by their gender at 37% and ability at 31%. • The vast majority of students, 81%, said they feel comfortable talking to friends about their sexual orientation. • When it comes to family structure, 28% said theirs is more complicated than their peers. • When asked whether their socioeconomic status determines “who I
hang out with,” 62% of students said they disagree or strongly disagree that it matters, with 19% neutral on the issue, and 19% in agreement or strong agreement. Members of the Diversity Council initiated the survey so that the entire student body understood that diversity does not apply only to people of color— diversity means all of us, all our opinions and the different ways we see ourselves. “It’s important for us to know it’s OK to lean into discomfort in conversations,” said Alyssa Romo ’19. “But we have to provide a safe place to share opinions and encourage everyone to say what they need to say in respectful terms. We have got to learn from different perspectives.” Mrs. Morin brought context to the survey results, saying she is proud that Mayfield students are learning to understand their differences, even though it can sometimes be difficult or feel scary. “Especially during these times, we need to understand that we don’t have to agree with people in order to respect them,” she said. “By respecting someone you disagree with and shining back love, you not only grow, but you have the opportunity to help that person to grow.” To a round of applause, Mrs. Morin added, “You are the models that adults should be looking at right now.”
HOW TO STAY COOL WHEN THE DISCUSSION GETS HEATED Here are some communication guidelines Mayfield students follow in class:
Actively listen with respect. Use your energy to listen to what is said before thinking about how to respond or rushing to judgment. Notice and name your own responses. Speak from your own experience using “I” statements. “I don’t agree with what you said. In my experience...” Acknowledge your feelings If someone says something that hurts or offends you, do not attack the person. Acknowledge that the comment—not the person—hurt your feelings and explain why. Challenge with care Find ways to respectfully challenge others and be open to challenges of your own views. Think about how to question ideas without personal attacks. Clarify. If you don’t understand something, ask a question. Think with your head AND your heart. One voice, all ears. Do not interrupt when others are speaking. Lean into discomfort. We are all in process. Challenge yourself to contribute even if it is not perfectly formulated. Assume the best intention of the other person; question your own motives Adapted from AWARE-LA’s Communication Guidelines for a Brave Space, facinghistory.org, and the Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School’s Beloved Conversations.
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Mayfield students meet up with Lora McManus ’14 (third from right) at the 2018 SDLC in Nashville.
How a conference about diversity changed the life trajectory of
Lora Mc Manus ’14 Illuminating. Energizing. Inspiring. These are among the words alum Lora McManus ’14 uses to describe her nearly 10-year affiliation with the Student Diversity Leadership Conference run by the National Association of Independent Schools. She first attended the conference as a Mayfield freshman and now serves as a faculty member. Lora, a fourth-grade teaching fellow at Crane Country Day School in Santa Barbara, talked about her experience.
Tell us what PoCC/SDLC is all about? PoCC stands for People of Color Conference and it runs concurrently with the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). The conference is a multiracial, multicultural gathering of high school leaders and focuses on self-reflection, forming allies, and building community. Students develop cross-cultural communication skills, design social justice strategies and learn networking principles.
What does the conference mean to you? As a Mayfield freshman, connecting with other students who had similar passions, challenges, and interests was an incredibly affirming experience. Also, finally having the language to describe my experiences was illuminating and empowering. PoCC and SDLC have always felt like home, an extended community that continues to sustain, energize, and inspire me. Lora attended Pitzer College and is currently pursuing her master’s in education administration at Cal State Channel Islands.
What do you find are the most powerful messages from the conference? SDLC, at its core, is a conference about love— intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional, and ideological. Students experience, often for the first time, what it feels like to be truly embraced and accepted for who they are. We try to impart, on every student, that they are seen, heard, valued, and powerful; that their voices and experiences matter.
How do fourth graders respond to discussions about equity and inclusion? I use pieces of the SDLC curriculum in my classroom, occasionally adapting the language slightly, or displaying it through pictures instead of words. I have been surprised and delighted by the ease with which they understand and interact with these abstract concepts. Their ability to distinguish between equality and equity/fairness makes me hopeful for the future.
I identify as...
Mayfield’s sophomore curriculum includes 11 lessons on issues of diversity and inclusion. One class explored eight identifiers. Socioeconomic Status My family doesn’t need to work to survive, middle class, working class Age Teenager, young adult, middle-aged, senior Religion Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Spiritual, Agnostic Race Native American, Asian, Latinx, Black, White, Middle Eastern, Mixed Race
Can you give us an example of how you teach these kinds of issues to students at such a young age?
Ability Emotional, physical, cognitive or learning differences
We delved into a variety of topics—redlining, food deserts, imposter syndrome, settler colonialism, and social movements. Even the youngest can relate to feeling unfairly treated, frustrated, or hurt. Also, it is important to celebrate the accomplishments, history, and resilience of marginalized communities.
Family Structure Two parent, single parent, divorced parent, incarcerated parent, deceased parent, blended family, adopted, foster household
What is your wish for Mayfield students?
Sexuality Sexual orientation or preference
I hope they continue to trust and love themselves; to choose to walk through the gates of Bellefontaine with purpose, passion, and grace; and to work to foster truly inclusive peer groups, classrooms, and systems where the gifts of all can come alive to their fullest.
Gender How you act, dress and see yourself; how others see you Adapted from the National Association of Independent Schools and other sources.
offers diverse pathways to discovery
“...There is an authentic purpose to what the students are learning because they are connecting it to a real-world context.” — TOI WEBSTER TREISTER ’82, ASST. HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS
Paloma Torres ’20 teamed up with a friend on a project about the culture and philosophy of the Seminole Native American tribe—and earned an “A” in two courses, English and U.S. History. Exploring the same topic in two classes, she said, led to deeper research, discussions and understanding. In education pedagogy, Paloma experienced the benefits of interdisciplinary learning. “We learned multiple perspectives,” Paloma said. “We weren’t just memorizing events, but were really understanding what happened to Native Americans while learning how to properly research.” Mayfield’s top-notch faculty members are increasingly crossing subject boundaries through interdisciplinary learning, a priority for Asst. Head of School for Academics Toi Webster Treister ’82. In disciplines including math, social studies, English and theology, students are no longer learning course curricula in isolation. Instead, they are taught to make connections between ideas and concepts across different academic subjects for a comprehensive learning experience. A math project involves students with strong writing, research and graphic design skills. Social studies students are taught by our journalism teacher when examining the Bill of Rights. An American literature class reaches into U.S. History. Our librarians are teaching research and citation skills. “This method creates learning experiences that demonstrate the relationship between different disciplines and hopefully heightens the relevance of each subject to the student,” Mrs. Treister said. “It’s also an opportunity to actively show students how different subject areas influence their lives.” Interdisciplinary projects motivate students because they pursue topics that are especially interesting to them, she said. “Learning becomes meaningful and stays with the student longer,” Mrs. Treister said. “Since the content is often rooted in real-life experiences, there is an authentic purpose to what the students are learning because they are connecting it to a real-world context.”
Students don’t just memorize, they understand The First Amendment meets the Fourth Estate in government class In one senior government class, multiple choice tests on the Bill of Rights were passé. Instead, our journalism teacher stepped up to the lectern and suddenly the First Amendment became very real. These students didn’t spend the semester with their noses in a textbook. Three faculty experts—Kimberly Gomez, journalism teacher and Conservatory for the Arts Director, Tina Zapata, Social Studies Department Chair and Dean of Faculty, and Julie Daniels, Assistant Librarian—teamed up to support and guide them through the process of conceiving, researching and producing a news documentary. Ms. Gomez introduced the basics of broadcast journalism and asked students to choose a First Amendment right that ignited their curiosity. She explained the importance of fact-based reporting. Students consulted experts, sorted through a diversity of opinions, and backed up their points with research and court cases. Within weeks the girls brought their talents to life as news anchors, graphic artists, video editors and interviewers. Some drew on recent First Amendment cases, including free speech controversies on college campuses and a Supreme Court ruling that protected the freedom of religious expression.
One group chose the Right to Petition and used the project to illustrate the role that ordinary Americans have in shaping our country’s policies. Their documentary featured video montages of citizens addressing Congress on immigration and climate change. “The Right to Petition is important because it demonstrates everyone is empowered,” said Catie Sanchez ’19 as she leaned against a library shelf. “We have a voice in our system and it represents that we’re a democracy and that everyone has the right to say something and voice their opinion to the government to make changes.” Mrs. Zapata hoped the assignment would be “more relevant and exciting than just listening to me talk.” Students affirmed her goal.
“In contrast to one-dimensional assignments, this project presented an opportunity to really explore the specifics of the First Amendment in a creative format,” said Elisa Gonzales ’19. “By unifying visual cues through the video, which naturally enhanced my ability to recall the information, I got the opportunity to craft my project the way I wanted.” Alexxa Riley ’19, who is co-editor in chief of the Mayfield Crier student newspaper and intends to pursue a career in journalism, said she benefited from the group work. “The interaction with my group was helpful,” she said. “As I grow older and get a job, I know that I will be able to collaborate with my coworkers and put my best foot forward.”
Maeve Davitt ’19 reports on the freedom of the press for her documentary project.
Mayfield students are....
Developing critical thinking skills by looking across disciplines and considering other viewpoints.
Learning to compare and contrast concepts across different subject areas.
Becoming more efficient and creative as they consolidate learning by synthesizing ideas from several perspectives.
Developing research skills applicable to future learning.
AP Language class fills a void in required readings with an assist from U.S. history When English Department Chair Leandra Ferguson reviewed the readings for her Advanced Placement English Language class, she saw a big hole—and reached out to U.S. History teachers to help fill the void. In Unit 2, “Building a Nation,” past years’ readings included pieces from settlers and early Americans, but none from Native Americans. “If we are exploring what it means to be American, we want to make sure that we are learning from different perspectives,” Ms. Ferguson said. “We are really trying to diversify authors so we can look at common threads in our values.” The English and Social Studies departments decided to create a dual unit. In English class students read a transcription of the oral Iroquois Constitution, which governed six Native American nations. They analyzed the use of metaphors in the document and how the Iroquois used both explicit and implicit language to express their philosophy. Simultaneously, in U.S. History, the same students studied how the document and its democratic ideals influenced the U.S. Constitution, and how early settlers treated Native Americans. Their assignment called on them to research and explore the culture, philosophy
and governing structure of a Native American nation. “In my history class we took a very objective stance when learning about the tribes,” said Paloma Torres ’20, who reported on the Seminole tribe. She said the joint project showed her “multiple perspectives” about early America. “My history class explained what happened, but my English class explained why.” Brenda Wilmore ’20 said she became so engaged with her research on the Gabrielino-Tongva tribe that she travelled to Cal State San Bernardino to attend a Native American Pow Wow celebration to enrich her research. “It was very interesting and cool to experience a cultural event such as that, and I was able to learn more about multiple tribes, which was awesome,” she said. She was thrilled to speak with a tribe elder who told her that Tongvan women “stood up” to protest the Spanish enslavement of their people. The interdisciplinary lesson deepened her learning. “AP Lang helped me understand how to determine if a source is useful,” she said. “History helped me know what information to gather.”
“My history class explained what happened,
but my English class explained why.” — PALOMA TORRES ’20
students experience what “applied mathematics” really means:
‘OMG, it’s so beautiful.’ A team of five Mayfield seniors was geared up to begin preparations for an intense nationwide math competition designed to demonstrate the power of applied mathematics. But when the group of advanced calculus and statistics students, graphic designers and researchers opened the practice problem, their hearts sank. “We were all intimidated,” said team captain Sarah Lydon ’19. “The first time we attempted to solve a problem, none of us knew how to approach it; we couldn’t make any equations,” she said. “We had to start learning about a different approach to math.” Learn they did. They studied and analyzed past years’ problems. They watched videos on math modeling, navigated new software platforms, brainstormed and brushed up on research paper writing techniques. They sought help from teachers who showed them how to break problems down into manageable pieces. They practiced—and then practiced more. Finally, during a marathon 14-hour competition on a rainy Saturday in January, this fearless and deeply curious team demonstrated what interdisciplinary learning looks like in action. The MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge called on them to create mathematical models and develop measurement metrics that address a realworld problem—the growing popularity of vaping among young people, and the attendant risk of nicotine addiction. This was the problem they opened: “Build a mathematical model that predicts the spread of nicotine use due to vaping over the next 10 years. Analyze how the growth of this new form of nicotine use compares to that of cigarettes.” The girls worked all day and by 9 p.m.
had produced a 20-page mathematical model and research paper that predicted what the 10-year future of vaping would look like for high school seniors. In addition, they predicted the likelihood that an individual will use various substances, including alcohol, marijuana and opioids. At its technical root the task was a mega-math problem. But their research also required them to draw on the breadth of their Mayfield education. “Our girls did so well because they are so well-versed in bringing all their skills to problem solving,” said Melissa Tighe, Math Department Chair and Director of Innovation. “They bring math skills to the table. They grasped the magnitude of the problem because of their social studies skills. They can present a 20-page paper in one day because of their writing and research skills. “Not only that, but their theology and social justice learning has made them empathic problem solvers,” she said. Our team’s paper catapulted Mayfield to the top strata of 1,174 teams nationwide, earning a place among only 178 teams named semifinalists. Of California’s 105 teams, Mayfield was one of only 13 to advance. Reflecting on the experience, Sarah said “it showed how capable we are and doing so well just affirms that we are more powerful than we know!” Their “aha” moment came mid-day as they strung a three-foot-long equation on the whiteboard. “Oh my God, it’s working, it’s so beautiful,” said Niamh Diver ’19, punching numbers into her calculator as Elisa Gonzales ’19 wrote on the board. Elisa thought this mathematical model helped power their paper to the competition’s top tier because it came
“incredibly close to actual governmentregulated statistics and data—a 1% error margin—wow!” Gabby Magat ’19, a graphic designer, and Karina Carranza ’19, who wrote using LaTex software, a tool used by scholars to incorporate complex math expressions in their papers, contributed mightily to the team. Team members credited their strong Mayfield STEM classes for their success, along with their collaborative efforts, critical thinking skills, and respect for the opinions and thought processes of others. “I think the biggest lesson is that just because something is daunting and seems unmanageable, doesn’t mean it is impossible,” Niamh said.
“Our girls did so well because they are so well-versed in bringing all their skills to problem solving.” — MELISSA TIGHE, MATH DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION
A club for
Clubs deliver beyondthe-classroom lessons in leadership and service.
In September, leaders representing a record 44 student clubs made spirited membership pitches at the annual Club Fair. It’s all about student leadership, service and exploring new interests—and along the way fun, food and camaraderie! Dean of Students Abigail Shaw said the longtime tradition of high school clubs is “alive and thriving at Mayfield” and reflects the diverse interests of our students. To start a Mayfield club a student needs to find a faculty advisor and make a commitment to integrate service in their activities. “We want them to think beyond themselves and to think about how their club can help others,” Mrs. Shaw said. “We want students to have many ways to get involved and many ways to celebrate who they are. There is a place for everyone.”
< Harlow Glenn ’20 (left) and Isabel Valenzuela ’20 (right) started the Blankies Galore Club to make blankets for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Huntington Hospital. They raised money to buy supplies for 15 blankets and donated 15 more.
“Leadership is hard. It it hard to inspire people to care about an issue. Those who do care, those who do show interest and put in effort, are invaluable to the process.” — ISABEL VALENZUELA ’20
Sophia Alvarez ’19 said members of the Page Turners Book Club explored many genres of literature at their lunchtime meetings, but always ate the same thing—pizza rolls. They also collected 150 books for A Place Called Home in South Central L.A. and raised $340 for local children’s literacy organizations.
“We are all unique individuals and being a book nerd is totally cool! — SOPHIA ALVAREZ ’19 The MSS Service Club continues Mayfield’s long-standing support of the Good Shepherd Shelter, which helps women and children affected by domestic violence. Their Christmas and Easter celebrations for the families went off without a hitch. But when equipment woes foiled Movie Night, club leader McKenna Smith ’19 learned firsthand what it means to think on her feet. “We ended up playing outside with the kids at the shelter,” she said.
“Domestic violence is a serious issue and providing positive interactions for the children at the shelter really makes an impact.” — MCKENNA SMITH ’19 18
> “We celebrate all Asian countries and their unique cultures,” said Asian American Club head Lauren Kezele ’19 (right). About 60 students joined and as many as 20 students attended club meetings. Their proudest moment? “We raised $600 dollars through Tpumps tea sales, donating the proceeds to the One Sky organization, which helps orphanages in China.” Fun fact: “Not everyone in the club is Asian!”
< “Everyone stresses, it is a natural human thing to do!” said Destressify Club co-founder Jolie Beegle ’21. “What is cool about our club is that our atmosphere helps students reduce their stress, as they are surrounded by an energetic and positive community.” The club, co-led by Emma Anderson ’21, raised $200 with their handmade, personalized Valentine’s Day candy jars, money donated to The Painted Brain, a charity that addresses mental health issues through arts.
Hayley Eaves ’20 (right), co-chair of the super-popular Body Positive > Club, explained: “Our club contributes to promoting love, beauty, and respect for everyone’s body no matter what size, shape or gender you are.” The group, co-chaired by Lucy Howell ’20 (left), sent handmade bracelets to an eating disorder recovery center and donated the proceeds of sweatshirt sales and other fundraisers to organizations including Project Heal, a nonprofit for eating disorder treatment.
“I think it is important that the Mayfield community continues to cherish one another with profound respect.” — HAYLEY EAVES ’20
< Boba Club sold homemade boba tea to support various social justice causes. Their first fundraiser attracted over 80 students and raised $140. Fun fact: “Boba can be made from scratch with just tapioca flour, water, and honey,” said club head Grace Vipapan ’21 (right). “Put it in a drink or soupy dessert for a nice treat!” Amateur historians Brook Acosta ’19 and Avery Valentino ’19 headed up the Mayfield History Club, giving factoid-packed tours to current and prospective families, benefactors and visitors. Members of the growing club—seven newbies this year—enthusiastically described the architectural significance of our beloved Strub Hall and the rich history of Mayfield as they connected with the wider Mayfield community and fellow Pasadena historians.
“So much history has gone into making our school what it is today!” — AVERY VALENTINO ’19
Read more about the Body Positive Club’s work on page 20 » Led by Agueda Berlot ’20 and Erica Vasquez ’21, the small but mighty Helping Our Troops Club created gift baskets and donated to organizations that support veterans and those serving overseas. This year, their core team of “about five SUPER-dedicated members” raised more than $130 for the U.S.O.
“Doing something so small as buying a cookie for $1 can go a long way.” — ERICA VASQUEZ ’21 Brooke Brody ’19 launched the Lend A Paw Club to teach people ways to help animals. With 26 members in its first year, the club raised enough money to make 50 fleece blankets and beds for dogs and cats at local animal shelters.
“Fundraising is difficult—every purchase helps!” — BROOKE BRODY ’19
< What do these girls have in common? Island-style strumming and long-distance running! Members of the Cubs Cross Country team started their own Ukulele Club and spend some of the downtime between races making music.
Cub Clubs by the Numbers
A snapshot of the record-breaking number of student clubs launched in September 2018 Animal Clubs (3) Career-Related Clubs (5) Culture Clubs (5) Empowerment Clubs (4) Everything-Under-the-Sun Clubs (8) Political Clubs (4) Service Clubs (10) 2019 POSTSCRIPTS Wellness Clubs (5)
Body Positive Club helps students Half of Mayfield students said they go on diets because “I hate the way I look or want to lose weight.” Nearly three quarters of girls said that at some point in their lives they would have felt happier if they looked different. When asked if they could change one thing about their appearance, 72% said “the shape of my body.” These responses to a school-wide survey reflect the prevalence of body image issues among many teenage girls. The survey was initiated by Mayfield’s largest club, Body Positive, which helps students develop skills to live peacefully and healthily in their own bodies. At a powerful assembly, club leaders and their advisor released the results of the survey taken by 230 of our 330 students, and spoke to the importance of redefining beauty.
“The purpose of the survey is not to show that we lack confidence or are insecure,” said co-chair Lucy Howell ’20. “It’s to show that we all share the same issues; no one is alone. We are opening a dialogue because we want to improve ourselves and accept the uniqueness of our bodies.” With more than 100 members, the popularity of the new club demonstrates that Mayfield students have the courage to address societal pressures about womens’ body image, Lucy and co-chair Haley Eaves ’20 explained. “I think it has resonated with a lot of girls because you can’t escape the pressure of social media influence,” Haley said. “Girls are raised to look pretty, perfect, neat, put together and sophisticated. And if we are not all those things, it’s easy to feel
insecure and it begins to take a toll on your mental health.” One survey question asked if social media has impacted their self esteem. The majority of respondents, 78%, said yes. Lucy explained that high school girls are conditioned to feel good about themselves when their appearance is praised by others, “versus having confidence and a feeling of self-worth.” School Counselor Cristina Perez, who has worked extensively with club members, opened the assembly with a with a quote: “Your body is an instrument, not an ornament.” The words are from Lindsay Kite, Ph.D., a leader in the growing “body positive” movement, which embraces the philosophy that all bodies are created equal.
love and respect
for the shape and size of all bodies
Body Positive Club co-founders Lucy Howell ’20 and Haley Eaves ’20 advocate acceptance and appreciation for every body 20
redefine the meaning of beauty Ms. Perez told students that body positivity is about “deciding what feels good and healthy for you personally, and letting other people do so for themselves.” It’s not about being selfabsorbed or judging others. She asked students to embrace the amazing feats and phases of their female bodies, and how that body will change during the chapters of their lives. Ms. Perez and several students also discussed eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, explaining that such conditions are not lifestyle choices, but are caused by complex biological, psychological and social factors. In a strong response to media and marketing images of women’s bodies in the fashion industry, Zoe Cerillo ’19 took hold of the microphone during the assembly and decried popular brands that “try to fit women into a standard of being perfect. It’s honestly unattainable. “Society has made women out to be thin, tall, blonde and blue-eyed—and there is nothing wrong with that—but
not everyone looks like that,” she said. While Zoe applauds the inclusion of plus-size models in many media images, she lamented that women “in the middle”—women of all sizes, including those whose thighs touch, women who are short, women who have body fat— should all be portrayed in the media. Haley and Lucy poured hours into planning the assembly and other club activities throughout the year that focused on wellness, mindfulness and fun. During one meeting students gathered with paints and markers and drew the colors of their “aura,” with soft rock music playing in the background. A nutritionist, munching on a turkey sandwich on wheat, met with the club during a brown bag lunch and fielded the girls’ dietary questions: Is eating ice cream bad? What if I’m hungry all the time? What if I eat when I’m bored? What’s the best diet? “Healthy eating is about balance and having a healthy mental relationship
with food,” the nutritionist told them. “We are so hyper-focused on weight and constantly berating our bodies that we lose focus on how our bodies are functioning. Shift to self care, not the diet mentality.” Haley and Lucy said they intend to continue the club next year. By simply getting girls to talk in positive ways about their bodies, “we’re spreading something bigger,” Haley said. Also, students are encouraged to speak out about issues, especially body shaming. “Some of my guy friends make comments all the time, like ‘she’s not pretty’ or whatever,” Haley said. “Now instead of letting comments like that just go by, we call them on it. You just can’t say that about another person.” The club’s message can best be summed up with another quote from Dr. Kite, selected by Ms. Perez: “There is no beauty finish line you have to cross before you deserve to feel good about yourself. You are worthy of love exactly the way you are.”
“There is no beauty finish line you have to cross before you deserve to feel good about yourself. You are worthy of love exactly the way you are.” — LINDSAY KITE, PH.D.
School Counselor and club advisor Cristina Perez addresses students at the first-ever Body Positive assembly
Students draw their “aura” at a Body Positive Club meeting
Looking for a dopamine
The KIT Club offers students a healthy dose
It’s 3:30 on a Friday afternoon. Campus is quickly clearing out. It’s been an exhausting week—classes, tests, sports, theatre rehearsals. Yet a group of students is gathered in Hayden Student Commons for one last meeting of the week. This hour-long investment they call “the golden hour” will reap a satisfying payoff over the weekend, students said. KIT stands for “Keeping It Together,” and club advisors help students organize their weekends and week ahead by teaching time management tools to balance busy lives. Under the guidance of Melissa Tighe, Math Department Chair and Director of Innovation, and Ann Bussard, Learning Specialist, what the girls describe in their journals and share on a spreadsheet every week are contributing to academic success, decreasing stress and producing a dopamine rush
that comes from achieving item after item on their to-do lists. “For me, coming to the meeting actually prevents me from being more exhausted later,” said Melanie Ahn ’21. “This one hour will mean that I won’t be disorganized and spend more time than I need to on things.” Students honestly assess how they are spending their valuable time. “I think students want to figure out ways to get work done and deal with reallife stuff,” Mrs. Bussard said. “Waking up on Saturday morning with a weekend plan that has been written out, rather than kept in one’s head, promotes action and lowers stress.” We are fortunate at Mayfield that Mrs. Tighe is to time management what Marie Kondo is to tidying up. She counsels the girls to look at each hour and every task and ask themselves: Is it urgent or is it not important? Prioritize to reach achievable goals. Mrs. Tighe is a strong proponent of the “Pomodoro Technique,” a time management system for getting work done. Students set a timer and break their tasks into 25-minute chunks, separated by fiveminute breaks. The intervals are called pomodoros or “poms” for short.
The idea is that the timer adds a sense of urgency—25 minutes of work is manageable and the five-minute reward signals success in the brain, triggering a refreshing dose of dopamine that spurs another round of work. During one club meeting, Mrs. Tighe shared a spreadsheet with members and they entered their work lists, translated into goals for all to see: “Finish one good draft and a solid start on a second.” “Hole-punch chemistry notes and put in a binder.” “Schedule two poms for essay.” “Schedule one pom for researching new scholarships.” When each girl completes a goal she enters “SUCCESS” on the grid and, like a support group in action, they award each other a round of applause. “Ours is a kind of accountability group,” Mrs. Bussard explains. “The thought of having to tell the group we did or didn’t reach a goal we planned the week before can prompt us to get it done—or not, and that’s okay, too.” Some girls say the process has not only made them more efficient, but has helped them to better enjoy their busy lives. “Just being here really motivates me and gets me excited to do my homework,” said Agnese Sanavio ’20. “To be able to check off all those little things that I did and stay on task, it’s really helped.”
Students spend quiet time working on their bullet journals during a KIT Club meeting. 22
Student procrastinators take control of their calendars and experience the relief of pressure-free Sunday nights She also said she evaluated how much time she was spending on social media and made the decision to curtail such screen time to only 15 minutes a day. “I realized I wasn’t really finding any happiness or anything valuable out of it,” Agnese said. “Honestly, it was such a waste of time. For me, 15 minutes is just enough to see everything that all my friends have posted, but not enough time to fall into this rabbit hole and get lost. I feel so much better and more productive.” To round off their hour-long meeting (because they stay on schedule), the girls creatively calendar and write their to-do lists like artists of time management. Melanie wants her notes to look good and the aesthetics of her bullet journal bring her joy. For others, the time investment on Friday means that Sunday night is no longer a dreaded evening of high-pressure catch-up.
“I’m here because of Sunday nights. I would procrastinate on my homework because I didn’t schedule it out and didn’t prioritize what I needed to do earlier,” said Karissa Ho ’21. “To be able to take some time now and set goals for the weekend is really important to me.” This schedule-wise group did not skip out on their last meeting of the year on the last day of school. Their task for the hour? Come up with a goal for the summer. Applause will be awarded in September.
The Pomodoro Technique This time management method uses a mechanical timer to break work down into 25-minute intervals, or pomodoros.* 1. Decide on the task to be done. 2. Set the pomodoro timer for 25 minutes. 3. Work on the task. 4. Stop when the timer rings and put a
checkmark on a piece of paper. 5. If you have fewer than four checkmarks,
take a short break (3–5 minutes), then go to step 2. 6. After four pomodoros, take a longer
What does CuBuJo mean?
The fine art of bullet journaling (or #BuJo) takes organization to the next level. KIT Club member Melanie Ahn ’21, the founder of Mayfield’s CuBuJo Club (Cub Bullet Journal Club), shares one of her inspirational monthly planning layouts.
break (15–30 minutes), reset your checkmark count to zero, then go back to step 1. *The technique is named after the tomatoshaped kitchen timer that founder Francesco Cirillo (pomodoro is Italian for ‘tomato’) first used in the late 1980s.
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Filipina-American student group wins prestigious global citizenship grant
Members of Mayfield’s Filipina Affinity Group are the proud winners of a grant that enables them to connect with students in the Philippines.
Like teenagers tend to do when they video chat, the girls laughed a lot, showed off some hip-hop dance moves and talked about their favorite foods. On one screen, members of Mayfield’s Filipina Affinity Group were gathered in their Strub Hall classroom. On another, students assembled in the auditorium of their own school, the Maria Droste Training Center in Banawa Hills, Cebu City in the Philippines, a residential center for the children of former sex workers and victims of human trafficking. The relationship was made possible after the Mayfield Filipina Affinity Group won a prestigious grant, awarded by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS). Their standout project, Filipinas In Leadership And Mutuality (FIL-AM), gave them the resources to reach out to students in the Philippines and begin an enriching cultural and educational exchange. Mayfield students drew on our school’s curriculum to prepare and export a series of teen-centric health and wellness classes to the Filipina students. In return, students at Maria Droste provided
Tagalog lessons to our students, who want to learn more about the native language of their parents. “We really began to make connections and build friendships,” said Kristina Vu ’21. “We all share a common ethnic background and it was all so special because these are girls our age and we both brought different gifts and skills to share with each other.” Mayfield’s selection as winner of the Moulton Student Global Citizen Grant is a credit to our students’ creativity, determination, curiosity and sense of empathy. Megan Murphy, NCGS Executive Director, lauded Mayfield students’ vision to “raise issues of diversity and build relationships through listening and shared experiences.” The award was announced last fall. After weeks of planning and jittery anticipation, our girls made their first personal contact in January with the Filipina students. Mayfield students carefully scripted the first meeting via Skype at 5 p.m., Pacific Time, 9 a.m. the next day in the Philippines. There would be introductions and plans for future sessions. The Mayfield girls also prepared questions to help them connect. One insightful query was, “What aspect of Filipino culture do you find that Filipino Americans are proud of that native Filipinos may regard as insignificant?” They had used the $1,000 Moulton grant for equipment and educational software platforms that allowed them to share video lessons and discussions. When the camera turned on and our students saw a room full of girls and faces just like theirs, both sides broke out in cheers. The younger Filipina girls showed off their hip-hop routine. The high school and college-age girls performed a cherished traditional dance to the Santo Niño de Cebú, the Holy Child, a revered image of the Child Jesus in the Philippines. The exchange quickly turned into a virtual trans-Pacific party. “What kind of food do you like?” one of our students asked. “Lechon!” a Filipina student shouted and both schools erupted in cheers over their shared love for this Filipino pork roast favorite. “What do you think of the new Miss Universe?” All gave a thumbs-up cheer for Catriona Gray, the reigning Miss Philippines
Laughs and fun lay the foundation for cultural exchanges who had just brought home the international title. Audio difficulties cut short the back-and-forth, but more serious talks unfolded later in the school year. Drawing on Mayfield’s highly regarded Formation of Self curriculum, our students prepared five video lessons and assignments on Flipgrid, an education platform for video creation and discussion. Some of the topics included the importance of teen confidence, the meaning of growth mindset, the difference between stress and anxiety, how to identify toxic relationships, and time management tips. “These are issues they might not be exposed to and our knowledge might help them through rough patches in their lives,” Kristina explained. By spring our students had settled into a comfort zone with their counterparts and were eager to try out their newly learned Tagalog vocabulary. They had been taught basic terms to greet people and introduce themselves. Cheers broke out when the Mayfield girls used the Flipgrid video discussion platform to put their basic skills to the test. “Is my accent good? Can you tell that I’m American?” asked Julia Domingo ’21 after she tried to introduce herself in a new language. Rebecca Lara ’21 said the experience gave her a stronger sense of connection to her family roots. Her parents, aunts and uncles are all Filipino immigrants. “I really only learned English,” she said in a video chat, thanking the Filipino students. “But I have a familiarity with Tagalog. Now I am beginning to recognize more and more words. I can’t yet hold a conversation, but I’m so excited for more lessons.” Director of Campus Ministry Teri Gonzales, who also serves as the advisor for the Filipina Affinity Group, said the students’ work earned an additional honor—an invitation to present their project at the NCGS national conference this summer at Westridge School in Pasadena. It was Mrs. Gonzales who first spotted the announcement soliciting grant applications. She was aware of the Maria Droste school from her past ministry experiences in the Philippines, and helped Mayfield students make connections with the Sisters who
Students reach across the Pacific to chat with students in the Philippines via video conference.
run the school, which serves children, teenagers and college-age girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking rings or who are children of former sex workers. “The girls who came from unfortunate circumstances find so much affirmation from their Mayfield partners,” Mrs. Gonzales said. “The fact that our students made the initiative to start a conversation with them, I believe, affirmed, inspired and gave them confidence about their own abilities. “The impact of this connection cannot be underestimated… somehow a bridge was built,” she said. For her, the experience called to mind a quote from Thomas Merton, an American Trappist monk, writer and theologian: “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another.” Julia, who spearheaded the grant application, expects the project to grow beyond the original group. Mrs. Gonzales and co-advisor Kimberly Gomez, Conservatory for the Arts Director, hope to continue working with the students. “I feel that because we are all Filipinas we can relate to each other already,” Julia said. “And because we are all teenagers, we face the same struggles. We are going to evolve and continue this and include more people. This is just the start-up for us!”
“The impact of this connection cannot be underestimated… somehow a bridge was built.” — TERI GONZALES, DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY AND FILIPINA AFFINITY GROUP ADVISOR
How do teenage
Every day, every meeting, every gathering at Mayfield begins the same way—with a prayer. We ask our Lord to “hear our prayer” and we ask our founder, Venerable Cornelia Connelly, to pray for us. This seamless integration of prayer into our daily routine, as well as monthly Mass, define us as a Catholic, Holy Child school developing young women of faith.
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Each year, we ask for His wisdom to guide the new school year. “Jesus calls us to be peace-building people. People of justice. People of compassion,” said Fr. Jim Bevacqua. “We pray that our students are inspired by the Holy Spirit in their love of learning.”
“We are called to be people of forgiveness. People of wisdom. People free of rancor. — FR. JIM BEVACQUA
< Solemnity of All Saints Mass
To honor a cherished Latin American tradition, the Latinas at Mayfield club assembled a Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, altar honoring deceased loved ones with marigolds, photos and decorations. Fr. Alan Phillip offered teen beatitudes: Blessed are those who study hard and develop their talents, for they shall be sent out to feed my sheep. Blessed are those who tell the truth and don’t gossip, for they shall be trusted. Blessed are those who don’t bully and instead build up, for they will have lots of friends.
< Ash Wednesday Mass
Christmas Prayer Service
“Lent is not so much about what you give up, but what you take on. Say a kind word. Forgive someone who has offended you. Build a bridge. Draw someone into your circle of friends.” — MSGR. CLEM CONNOLLY
“As Cornelia Connelly said, ‘You must not hide the gifts God has given, but use them in His service.’ Let us recognize the gifts in our life, acknowledge our blessings and people who have helped us develop spiritually...Let us remember that we are a gift to those around us.” — Sara Lydon ’19
< Ring Night Mass Vanessa Gaona ’20 spoke from the heart: “Tonight we celebrate the Class of 2020 as strong and passionate women, united as one in love…Let these rings remind us of the gifts and love we have been blessed with here at Mayfield." In poignant moments, students’ alumnae family members presented the rings to their student.
< Mother Daughter Mass
We celebrated the love, trust and strength of the mother-daughter bond during our annual Mass and brunch. Ann Kennedy ’87, mother of Samantha ’20, spoke for all Mayfield moms: "I have watched my daughter become a more incredible version of herself."
Mission Effectiveness Prayer Service To celebrate Mayfield’s year-long examination of how we fulfill the goals of our Holy Child mission, students chose the theme of “Hands in Mission” to symbolize how our hands work for the Lord—hands that hold and support one another, hands that serve those in need.
< Senior Farewell Mass “May our Holy Child education guide us to us to be the change in our world today, one step at a time,” said Halle Villabolos ’20. Fr. Marlon Mateo encouraged seniors to embrace the bonds of friendships they have built at Mayfield.
“Christ valued his friendships. So you, too, pray for your friends, pray with your friends.” — FR. MARLON MATEO < Baccalaureate Mass We sent forth the Class of 2019 at our beautiful Baccalaureate Mass, praying that they embrace the extraordinary power of “exousía,” the Greek word for power. “It’s the power that we are called to exercise in the name of Jesus and in the greatest tradition of Mayfield,” said Msgr. Clem Connolly. “It’s the power to inspire, the power to be grateful, kind, caring.” Alums presented Holy Child medallions to the graduates: “Remember to look at your medallion tomorrow and the Holy Child who is opening His arms wide to you.” 2019 POSTSCRIPTS
Math teacher Kenny Fisher uses new classroom technology to help students find out what methods work best for them.
Sr. Pegeen Connolly, SCRH, guides students using a new software application in history class.
Mayfield teachers fire up
their computers and become Ed-tech cohort moves beyond the latest i-gadgets Creating studentcentered classrooms Teachers model lifelong learning and resilience
Students are the classroom stars as teachers apply the power of educational technology.
Tech cohort teachers show their students that despite struggle and sometimes failure, learning is a constant and often collaborative process.
“I am able to be the coach on the sidelines instead of the center of the picture.”
“My students witnessed me stretching myself through technology integration. I hope it encourages them to step outside of their comfort zones and learn something different.” — KRISTA ELLIS, ENGLISH
— ANNIE PONTRELLI, MATH
“When students share how they solved a problem with the class on the iPad, we call it ‘the power of the iPad.’ I always get a kick when I ask for a volunteer and someone says, ‘I want the power of the iPad!’” — ALLI AKAGI, CHEMISTRY
Engaged students are better learners Students become content creators, not just information consumers. They demonstrate their understanding by creating videos, multimedia books, blogs and infographics—skills that will set them up for success in work and life.
“Students are asked to reflect and consider what gaps the textbook has and this encourages them to challenge the material they encounter.” — APRIL GARCEZ, THEOLOGY
Mayfield faculty members have their own 21st-century learning challenge. How do they effectively integrate educational technology in a classroom of digital natives? Yes, these Gen Z teenagers, who have never known life without a smartphone or wi-fi, need their teachers’ guidance when analyzing the novel Wide Sargasso Sea in honors English or figuring out how to graph a polynomial function in precalculus. But give these girls a new app or a new software platform and they take off, sometimes faster than their teachers. Recognizing the critical need for professional development among faculty members in the fast-moving field of educational technology, Head of School Kate Morin instituted a “tech cohort” in 2017 and brought on ed-tech expert Elaine Wrenn as the teacher for our teachers. In its second year, nine faculty members—including veterans with 20-plus years’ experience and newly-minted teachers—have joined the cohort, meeting once a week with Ms. Wrenn, who helps them pluck ideal classroom tools from the abundance of educational software options. “In order to succeed, students need to take control of their learning, understand how to be ethical digital citizens, gather information from a variety of resources and build knowledge by
“The Mayfield faculty are truly lifelong learners. No matter where they are in their career, they are always looking for ways that they can improve to benefit the girls.” — ELAINE WRENN, INSTRUCTIONAL INNOVATION COACH exploring and designing solutions to real-world problems,” Ms. Wrenn explained. “Technology makes this all possible.” Biology teacher Theresa Peters said she had been searching for new ways to engage her students “where they live and breathe— technology.” Ms. Peters, who has inspired countless students to pursue science careers, said she found an “amazing mentor” in Elaine Wrenn. Tech cohort members talk about their “transformational” experience, discovering new paths to take in their teaching. When they make a mistake, their students quickly assume the instructor’s role, gently correcting their teachers, offering reassurance and guiding them to higher levels of proficiency. Faculty members said they loved the flipped roles. Clearly our students have excellent models when it comes to teaching.
students of technology
to engage students
ed-tech training: teaching the teachers
from the archives:
a tech gem from Postscripts 1984
This was the inaugural year of the Mayfield Computer Club. Students proclaimed that they could “send each other secret messages and are ready to move into the space age.” Former Bell Telephone Labs engineer and computer club advisor Jim Jenal taught Mayfield’s first computer science courses in 1982. His passion project was to connect students beyond the gates of 500 Bellefontaine through Usenet, a precursor to the Internet. Here’s his prescient ed-tech prediction from Postscripts 1984:
Elaine Wrenn (right), a former teacher, is the Director of Educational Leadership and Strategy at Knowing Technologies, Mayfield’s IT services provider. Mayfield teachers have a one-word name for her—amazing!
“I love being able to inspire teachers… and help them see that they do not have to be technology experts in order to utilize it effectively in the classroom.” — ELAINE WRENN 2019 POSTSCRIPTS
Freshman artists express their
‘visions of equality’
—and their insightful work earns a place in a museum exhibition
Teacher Cassandra Gonzales (far right) with students at the Autry Museum
Visual arts teacher Cassandra Gonzales was about to begin a unit examining the artist’s role in social justice and equality issues when she received an announcement from the Autry Museum in Griffith Park. Museum officials were seeking student submissions for a new show titled Visions of Equality. Students were asked to consider several questions. “What has equality meant in the Western past? What does it mean today? And what are the ways that we might create equality for all the peoples of the West?” Ms. Gonzales knew her upcoming lesson was a good fit for the Autry exhibition—and she hatched a secret plan. She taught her unit as planned, focusing on how the printmaking medium has long
been a tool for communicating messages. Students researched a topic they were passionate about and created a wood carving that could be used over and over, like a giant stamp. “Printmaking and posters are historic mediums for conveying messages related to social justice issues and protest movements,” Ms. Gonzales said. “Rather than a single canvas, the artist has the ability to spread the message to the masses.” When their assignments were complete, Ms. Gonzales revealed the twist. Without any pressure, she had seamlessly prepared the freshman artists to submit their work to the Autry for possible selection in the exhibit. She wanted them to care about their work first rather than feel stressed about creating a competitive entry. Students chose a variety of weighty issues: animal cruelty; an end to discrimination based on race, gender, or sexual orientation; an expression of support for the Black Lives Matter movement; better awareness of mental health issues; immigrant rights. Six freshmen submitted their work and all of them received the good news that they were awarded a spot in the Visions of Equality exhibit that ran in April and May. “This was very personal to me and it was a bit scary because I didn’t want to be judged because of my art,” said Lola Falese ’22, whose work depicted tears
Freshman students create their own wood-carved printmaking blocks.
falling from different shades of brown designed to represent a face. “Mine was about my skin color and how I know people are suffering because there is still not equality in the world… but it’s important to make a statement in solidarity with others.” Amelia Vasquez ’22 said she advocated for compassion for immigrants by depicting a wall with barbed wire in her carving. “I kind of went out on a limb for this, not knowing what other people would think,” Amelia said. “But the fact I tried and I liked my work is what mattered.” Both the class project and museum exhibit opportunity sent a strong message to students. “I feel as artists we can express opinions in very powerful ways,” Amelia said. “When you see something in a museum it can be so impactful. It can change your perspective.” Congratulations to Autry exhibit artists Lola Falese ’22, Kate Thompson ’22, Drew Valentino ’22, Amelia Velasquez ’22, Piper West ’22 and Kaylee Youn ’22.
Student printmaking work on display at the Autry’s Visions of Equality exhibit
Mayfield artists put themselves ‘out there’ to strong reviews
The spring musical Into the Woods was a sold-out cross-conservatory collaboration.
With support from their teachers, Mayfield artists have taken bold steps to put their art, music, writing and performances “out there” before critics, adjudicators and the public, both locally and nationally. For fledgling artists, pressing the submit button, standing before an audience to perform or displaying a painting can provoke feelings of vulnerability. Yet our girls felt compelled to share their gifts—and the results were worthy of a standing ovation. “For student artists and writers, being accepted and recognized by a larger community as well as professional artists is very affirming,” said Kimberly Gomez, Conservatory for the Arts Director and creative writing instructor. “It helps their development so much to be recognized outside the gates of Mayfield.” Cornelia Connelly envisioned schools where art is an essential component of learning. Our Mayfield artists are fulfilling her goal.
The Mayfield Women’s Ensemble,
with many new members and first-time choir singers, travelled to Chicago for a national festival and competition, earning “A” level scores and commendations for their performance. The invitational event brought together top choirs throughout the country. Nine creative writers and photographers were honored for their essays, poetry and visual arts work in the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Members of the Instrumental Conservatory earned praise and a gold level plaque at the Forum Music Festival in San Diego attended by ensembles throughout the state. Our all-conservatory musical, Into the Woods, sold out its two weekend shows and delighted audiences. Members of the theatre, dance, vocal, photography, creative writing, instrumental and technical theatre conservatories showed us how collaborations translate to excellence!
Creative Writer Grace Fontes ’21 won
third place in the Cabrini Literary Guild essay contest, which honors critical thinking, scholarship and spirituality among Catholic high school students. Grace’s essay on the impact of climate change was inspired by her World History class. Photographer Alexia Saigh ’20 won first place in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Congresswoman Judy Chu. Alexia’s photograph, Marred, shows a tattoo imprinted on her elderly great-aunt’s arm by the Jordanian government, marking her as a Christian in a predominantly Muslim country. Alexia’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
The CIF volleyball playoffs were a roller coaster ride. The Cubs won their first Prep League championship in four years before ending their season in a thrilling 15-13 first-round playoff loss to Villa Park. “Our girls represent us and our ‘Actions Not Words’ motto even in the most difficult defeats,” said Athletic Director Steve Bergen. “I am so proud of them and their accomplishments.” Four of our eight senior team members will continue their volleyball careers in college this fall (pictured left to right): Ellie Watkins ’19 at Georgetown University, Charlotte Pizante ’19 at Emerson College, Maeve Davitt ’19 at Santa Clara University and Catie Sanchez ’19 at Bates College in Maine.
Memorable Moments in Cubs Sports Prep League Champions Varsity Golf (5th consecutive title)
Varsity Track & Field (5th consecutive title)
Varsity Volleyball (first title since 2014)
Our memorable year for Mayfield Athletics began with a record number of students participating on our teams as they explored and developed their passion for sports. We won five league championships—three Varsity and two JV—and qualified nine teams for the CIF playoffs. Attendance nearly doubled at our seasonal sports celebrations, which now feature Booster Club-sponsored dinners for families. At these banquets, I honored each sport with my “Top 10” moments of the season, in the model of David Letterman’s famous lists. In that spirit, I wanted to share my “Top 3” moments of the 2018-19 year. We will be hard-pressed to come up with better moments in 2019-20, but I look forward to the challenge.
Steve Bergen Athletic Director
The Aqua Cubs finished their water polo season in a three-way tie and were forced to play in a mini-tournament with Prep League rivals Westridge and La Salle for the final playoff spot. After La Salle eliminated the Tigers, the Cubs and Lancers squared off at Poly in a winner-take-all game. Led by all-league selections Maddie Lewis ’19 and Kate Thompson ’22, the Cubs dominated the Lancers from the outset and scored the most goals of their entire season. It was a thrilling win for the Cubs to qualify for the CIF playoffs for the seventh year in a row!
Audrey Suarez ’21 had a score to settle at the CIF Cross Country State Championships on Thanksgiving weekend. Audrey had been runner-up in the same Division 4 race a year earlier as a freshman. But in 2018, she would not be denied. She surged to the lead in the first mile, but late in the race she took a wrong turn that cost her about 15 seconds. She was forced to scramble back to the frontrunners before taking the lead again to win the three-mile race in 17:45. It marked the first state title of any kind in Mayfield’s athletic history and qualified Audrey for the National Championships in San Diego. Audrey went on to add CIF sectional and masters titles to her resume in the track season and finished eighth in the nation in the mile. But, seeing her win a state title for Mayfield is something I will never forget.
< High five! The Track & Field Team took its fifth consecutive Prep League title this year. Cub kudos to Jolie Beegle ’21, who was named Prep League Field Athlete of the Year after her league-winning leaps in the long jump, triple jump and pole vault. Congratulations also to Track & Field team member Sophia Alvarez ’19, who will continue her shot put career at Lewis & Clark College
“This season was historic for Mayfield softball. This team came together in a way that created a family who fought to the end to be the best for themselves and each other.” — COACH KATIE CLANCY ’11
It is not often that a team failing to win a game would make the top sports moment of the year, but the softball team’s run to the CIF Semifinals and their battle to the final strike against Westridge is my top sports moment of the year. In fact, it is my favorite sports memory in my three years at Mayfield. The atmosphere was electric at Brookside Park—there was a BBQ , music, about 400 nervous fans, and a game so epic it required a commemorative t-shirt. The Cubs fell early and went in to the bottom of the final inning trailing 6-0. But the team, coached by Katie Clancy ’11 and Barry Evans, showed their fighting spirit by scoring four runs and loading the bases before finally falling just short. The Mayfield spirit had never been more alive for me, in our student-athletes, our parents, teachers, and student body who all came out in support. I knew that day how special Mayfield is—and that’s why it was my #1 Cubs moment of 2018-19.
Congratulations, Class of 2019! Lauren Michelle Bakey
Michaela Kenny Gallo
Madeleine Catherine Biscaichipy
Chloe Lucia Gangi
Marie Estelle Bland §
Sarin Castiel GiaVerdi
Mayfield Academic Award for English Mayfield Poetry Award
Emma Rose Marie Gilliland
Santa Clara University
United States Military Academy, West Point Stanford University
Brooke Leigh Brody
University of California, Berkeley Karina Renée Carranza
University of California, Los Angeles Mayfield Academic Award for Mathematics Mayfield Academic Award for Visual Arts National Hispanic Scholar Elizabeth Jeanette Cass
University of San Francisco
Elisa Maria Gonzalez *§
Mayfield Academic Award for Spanish National Hispanic Scholar Haley Carter Hartfield
Loyola Marymount University, Transfer Pathways Program University of California, Davis
Abigail Regina Holtz
University of California, Santa Cruz
Zoë Celeste Cerrillo
Loyola University Chicago
Andrea Nicole Huerta *§
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
University of San Diego
Archdiocesan Christian Service Award Caroline Alise Ivankovich
Jaelyn Rose Chavez
Southern Methodist University
Mayfield Academic Award for Film & Media
Dominique Mary Jakowec
San Diego State University
Erin Alayne Csombor §
Amber Rose Allen
Mayfield Academic Award for Latin Mayfield Academic Award for Technical Theatre
Mayfield Academic Award for Instrumental Music National Hispanic Scholar
Sophia Frances Hamm Alvarez *§
Maeve Eilise Davitt *§
Mayfield Award of Merit for Fine Arts Olivia Louise Acosta §
Lewis & Clark College
Mayfield Academic Award for Creative Writing Laura Elizabeth Arcia
Avery Alyssa Arroyo
University of Vermont Dominique Luccea Arroyo Anika Nicole Ash
San Francisco State University Hallie Elizabeth Atzen
University of Michigan Jenna Therese Bakey
University of Portland
University of Southern California
Julia Elena Kasputis
University of Texas, Austin
Santa Clara University
Chloe Catherine Kessel
Madison Alexis DeCastro
Mayfield Academic Award for Athletics
University of Southern California
Texas Christian University
Mayfield Academic Award for Photography Niamh Rose Diver *§
Mayfield Award of Merit for Liberal Arts Katrina Nicole Dolendo
Jaylin Marie Domingo
Loyola University Chicago Amelia Rose Enzminger
University of Connecticut
The Mayfield Award
Colleen Mairead Henderson Pendergast *§
Zara Isabella Castillo
Brook Angelina Acosta
California State University, Fullerton Sadie Anna Marie Gilliland
Lily Ava Brogdon-Mitchell §
University of Colorado, Boulder
Pasadena City College
Mayfield Academic Award for Theatre
Emma Lee Abdalla
Loyola Marymount University
Commencement speaker Betsy Sinclair ’98
Lauren Anne Kezele *§
Stephanie Anne Seitz
George Washington University Lauren Giana Andrea Shain
Cornelia Connelly Award winner Julia Watson ’19 with Head of School Kate Morin
Loyola Marymount University, Transfer Pathways Program Mayfield Academic Award for Theatre Ashley Grace Slocum §
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo McKenna Celeste Smith Elspeth Faye Kiechler
Santa Clara University Ashlinn Victoria Kingston
University of Colorado, Boulder Perle Elisabeth Knauss
University of Southern California
Heather Nicole Palomino
California State University, San Marcos
National Merit Commended Scholar
Lauren Ann Panajotovic
San Francisco State University Colleen Mairead Henderson Pendergast *§
University of California, Davis
Isabella Camille Leifer §
Karenna Loren Perez §
Loyola Marymount University
University of Oregon
Madeline Ann Lewis *§
Charlotte Celeste Hunter Pizante
Katie Low *§
Katerina Loren Plascencia
University of Southern California
Sara Marie Lydon *
Sydney Marie Reisch §
The Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Pike Award Mayfield Award of Merit for Mathematics and Science Mayfield Academic Award for Latin Mayfield Academic Award for Theology National Merit Commended Scholar Gabrielle Magat *
University of California, Los Angeles Mayfield Academic Award for French Mayfield Academic Award for Science Sofia Carolina Martinez
University of Portland
Julianne Osborn Tighe *§ Knights of Columbus Pro Deo Et Patria Award Mayfield Award of Merit for Mathematics and Science Mayfield Academic Award for Mandarin Mayfield Academic Award for Vocal Music Sasha Mirentxu Torres *§
University of Southern California Elsie Yolanda Trujillo Valdés
University of San Francisco Katherine Grace Tupy
University of Oregon
Texas Christian University
Avery Faith Valentino §
Alexxandra Mary Riley §
Mayfield Academic Award for Dance
Santa Clara University
University of Portland Elysée Marie Vielma §
Isabella Rose Rodriguez
University of San Diego
Alyssa Nichole Romo
Isabella Natalia Vinci *§
University of Portland University of Arizona Paloma Renée Ryan
Johns Hopkins University Perri Elena Saenz
National Hispanic Scholar
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Eleanor Facey Watkins §
Julia May Watson *§
University of Washington
Catherine Anne Sanchez *§
Cornelia Connelly Award Academic Athlete Award
Sara Ana Maria McBride *§
Isabella Loren Sanchez
Emma Nicolasa Weidman
Evelyn Soon Mason
Mayfield Academic Award for French
Georgetown University Lauren Mendoza *§
Ohio State University Colette Annie Momartin *§
George Washington University Sophie Charlotte Mullin
Mayfield Academic Award for Social Science Holly Danielle Osborn
Loyola University Chicago
Mayfield Academic Award for Vocal Music Isabella Del Carmen Paine *§
University of California, San Diego
* California Scholarship Federation Sealbearer § National Honor Society Member
Loyola Marymount University Amanda Catherine Schaller *
National Merit Commended Scholar
Wake Forest University
California State University, Fullerton Valeria Guadalupe Zepeda
San Jose State University
ANNUAL REPORT ON PHILANTHROPY 2017-18
Report on Philanthropy 2017-18
Mayfield Senior School is grateful to the many individuals, foundations and corporations for their Annual Giving, Capital Projects and Scholarship contributions during the July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 fiscal year. We recognize the generous donors listed below and thank them for making Catholic education for young women their philanthropic priority. We are grateful to the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus for their financial contribution as well as their support and continued sponsorship of Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus.
Founders Circle $20,000+ Anonymous (2) The Ahmanson Foundation Cacique Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Antonio de Cardenas Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert de Cardenas Mr. & Mrs. George Raptis Mr. & Mrs. Brent Callinicos Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation Condon Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Condon Mr. Robert Gallo & Ms. Lisa Stevens Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Kaufman Mr. & Mrs. Yeng Keong Low Mr. & Mrs. Emmett P. Lynch Mrs. Kathleen Clougherty Regan ’64 The Suzanne Nora Johnson & David G. Johnson Foundation Edmund & Mary Shea Family Foundation Mrs. Mary Shea Mr. & Mrs. Jerry F. Dietrick (Ellen Shea ’89) Mr. & Mrs. Britton J. McConnell (Mary Shea ’81) Mr. Kimbang Vu & Mrs. Ferari Domingo-Vu Women in Recovery, Inc
Head of School’s Circle $10,000+ Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Bane Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Beegle Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Bland (Andrea Zaninovich ’84) Mr. & Mrs. William Carroll Mr. & Mrs. Qun S. Chen Mrs. Laura Coats † & Mr. Thomas Schulz Mr. & Mrs. Sean Dixon Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Eisele Francis H. Clougherty Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Clougherty Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Clougherty Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Clougherty
Mr. & Mrs. David Ho Ms. Barbara Hopp ’55 † Mr. & Mrs. John F. Hotchkis Jean Perkins Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. Johnson George H. Mayr Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Neithart Mrs. Joyce O’Hagan Nores ’49 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Reilly Mr. Shadi Sanbar & Dr. Jennifer Sanbar Mr. & Mrs. James P. Sarni Mr. & Mrs. John Snider Mr. & Mrs. James Vagim Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Watkins Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Mr. & Mrs. Arthur White (Constance Howell ’71)
Mr. & Mrs. James Mason Mr. & Mrs. Scott McBride (Luz Nunez ’90) Ms. RoseMary Lynch Mitchell ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Morin Mr. & Mrs. Sascha Mornell Mrs. Eugenia Riordan Mulé Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Parry Mr. & Mrs. Eric Reed (Rebecca Pottmeyer ’89) Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Roohan Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Shively Mr. & Mrs. David Smith Mr. & Mrs. Peter Smith Mr. & Mrs. Tim Smith Society of the Holy Child Jesus Mr. & Mrs. Warren Spieker (Carol Sweeney ’62) Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sun Mr. Cristopher Sunada & Dr. Aleni Sunada Takeda Pharmeceuticals
Connelly Circle $5,000+ Jubilee Circle $2,500+ Dr. R. Michael Alvarez & Dr. Sarah Hamm-Alvarez American Endowment Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Jack Bayramyan Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Clougherty Mr. & Mrs. Dennis G. De Pietro Mr. Robert De Pietro Mr. & Mrs. Brack W. Duker Mrs. Martha Chute Fitzpatrick ’60 Mr. Wazir Peller & Mrs. Chrisi Smith Fleming ’68 Frank De Pietro & Sons Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gagnier Mr. Joseph Gorman Jr. Mr. James Hartfield Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Knoll (Alison Shea ’87) Ms. Anne Kortlander ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Norman Labrador Mr. & Mrs. Strohe Lacroix Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Richard Marthe
Mr. & Mrs. John Akins Dr. John Arcia & Dr. Lean Kruse-Arcia Mr. & Mrs. Chris Augustine Bank of America Foundation Dr. & Mrs. John Berlot Mr. William Brody & Mrs. Judy Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Byers Mr. & Mrs. Alfredo Cacho-Sousa Mrs. Janice Kincaid Clifford Ms. Nicole Cosand Ms. Ann Croyder Mr. & Mrs. Ryan D. Dietz Don & Sally Clark Foundation Mr. David & Dr. Karen Enzminger Mr. & Mrs. Berne H. Evans IV Mr. Enrique Garcia & Mrs. Antonieta Sosa Mr. & Mrs. Eric Gray Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Greco (Anneke Osterkamp ’99)
Mr. & Mrs. Jasen Grohs Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Gronroos Mr. & Mrs. George Hotaling (Bernadette Hartfield ’83) Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas F. Howell Mr. & Mrs. Bart L. Kessel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Korzenecki Mr. & Mrs. John Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Ken Lewis Ms. Leslie Linde Louise Laraway Teal Foundation Ms. Christine Madden ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Maddigan Dr. & Mrs. Alejandro Magat Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. McCullough Mr. & Mrs. Matthew McGloin Mr. & Ms. Edward Mendoza Mr. & Mrs. Patrick L. Nally Mr. & Mrs. Kenton Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Nowak Pacific-Western Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Tony Paine Mr. & Mrs. Derek Pippert Mr. & Mrs. Paul Pontrelli Ms. Merilisa Ramirez & Mr. Aaron Calderon Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Riley Mr. Luis Rodriguez & Ms. Yolanda Sanchez Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ryan Mr. & Mrs. John J. Schiller Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sclafani Seiter Family Foundation Mr. Kevin Slattery & Ms. Carol Pickle Mr. & Mrs. David Stolpe (Maria Collins ’83) The Walt Disney Company Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William Thomson Toyota Dealer Match Program Mr. Jorge Trujillo & Mrs. Elsie Valdes-Trujillo Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Bob Winston
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Mayfield Circle $1,000+ Mr. & Mrs. Andy Ackerman (Elizabeth Goethals ’74) Dr. & Mrs. Frank Acosta Mr. John Ahn & Dr. Gloria Ahn Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Alders Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Allen (Cheryl Daly ’87) Mr. & Mrs. Jim Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Butler III Mr. & Mrs. Richard Andrews (Barbara Doherty ’68) Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Annick (Nancy McAniff ’81) Mr. Ernest Arboles & Mrs. Stephanie Chavez Mr. Joshua Ashing-Arias & Dr. Kimlin Ashing Mr. & Mrs. Elie Attar Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Atzen Mr. & Mrs. Bradley E. Barnes Mrs. Joan Hopp Bennett ’52 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Beverburg Mr. & Mrs. Pierre Biscaichipy Mrs. Annette Carhartt Brandin ’66 Mr. Jim Brewer & Mrs. Dee Dee Moffat Brewer Mrs. Judy De Rosa Brooks Dr. & Mrs. Morris Brown (Denise Halet ’56) Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Scott Burton Mr. & Mrs. James R. Byer Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cahill Mr. & Ms. Gregory Garcia (Rebecca Cervantes ’94) Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Chan Christ Child Society of Pasadena Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Clougherty Mr. & Mrs. Christian Cocker (Adriann Grieco ’93) Mr. & Mrs. John Coffey Mr. & Ms. Joshua Coffey (Mary Kaufman ’02) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Collins Monsignor Clement Connolly Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Cordano Mr. Paul Gazzerro & Ms. Rita Csejtey ’86 Ms. Gael Davitt Mr. & Mrs. Rob Deshotel Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dooling (Kathleen Kelley ’63) Mr. & Mrs. Craig Ellis Ms. Elizabeth Ernster ’95 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Fontes Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gangi Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Gill Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Gilliland Mr. & Mrs. John Glenn Mr. & Mrs. Zachary Guevara Mrs. David C. Haber Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Harley Mr. David Hassler Mr. & Mrs. William Held (Sally Johansing ’60) Mr. Ronald Helmuth & Ms. Kelly Malone Mrs. Richard M. Hennessy Mrs. Joseph Hester (Mary Van Lahr ’58) Dr. Howard Higholt Mr. & Mrs. Louis Holtz Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Holz (Marilee Stevens ’68) Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hotaling Ms. Angela M. Howell ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Hurley Mr. & Mrs. Frank Jameson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jones (Virginia Schlueter ’64) Mr. & Mrs. Richard Keelty
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Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Kezele Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kingston, Jr. Mrs. Jacquelyn Brown Kivley ’47 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ladd Mr. & Mrs. Lyle D. LaMothe Dr. & Mrs. Timothy Leifer Mr. & Mrs. William Lewis Mr. & Mrs. James R. Lo Coco Mr. & Mrs. Donald Loewel Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mansour Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Mar Mr. & Mrs. Steven Marcussen Mr. & Mrs. William Marsh Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Martin (Molly Fitzpatrick ’76) Drs. Leo & Romola Mascarenhas Mr. & Mrs. Haitham Matar Sr. Sheila McNiff ’56, SHCJ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Moffat Mr. & Mrs. Peter Moore (Teresa Bannan ’73) Mr. & Mrs. Mason Morfit (Anna Ortiz ’93) Hon. Margaret Morrow ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Tony Moschella Mr. & Mrs. James A. Muenzer Mr. & Mrs. Grant Muir (Jeanne Pratte ’83) Mrs. Kelly Nelson Nakasone ’93 Ms. Patricia New Mr. & Mrs. Dean Ninteman (Carol Treadwell-Magoffin ’55) Mr. & Mrs. Terry Noriega Northrop Grumman Foundation Mr. Joe Nwankwo & Ms. Doreen Emenike Ms. Marilyn Oliva ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Osborn Mr. John Owen & Mrs. Leslie Owen Mr. Feng Pan Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Pascale Pie’N Burger Mr. & Mrs. David Portus (Heather Farquhar ’99) Mr. Todd Pratt Mr. & Mrs. Dante Puccinelli Mr. & Mrs. David Quigg Dr. Darline Robles Mr. & Mrs. Steven Sanchez Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Vince Schaller Ms. Kimberly Schugart Mr. & Mrs. John Seiter Mr. Stephen Sinclair & Dr. Marianne Sinclair Ms. Peggy Smith ’72 Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Smith III Mr. & Mrs. Henry Suarez Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Sweeney Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thorel Mr. & Mrs. Keith Thorell Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Tighe Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Tiner Mr. & Mrs. Harley Urbach Mr. & Mrs. Eric Valentine (Debbie Langan ’64) Mr. & Mrs. Guillermo Villarreal (Margaret Mary Neil ’66) Mr. & Mrs. Patrick R. Wall Mrs. Corey Watson Mr. & Mrs. Herdi Wijaya Mr. & Mrs. John Williams (Margaret Agamenoni ’73) Ms. Kathryn Wilson ’02 Mrs. Jill Wondries Mr. & Mrs. Horace P. Wood III Mr. & Mrs. Dean Woodman (Jane Baumer ’66) Mr. David Young & Dr. Deborah Young
Brown & White Circle $500+ Drs. Bruce & Lara Abbott Dr. Omar Ahmed & Mrs. Nadia Sarah Hussain Air-Tro, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Alfaro (Susan Brady ’53) Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Arroyo Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ash Mr. Felix Avila & Ms. Elizabeth Camacho Mr. & Mrs. Ronald P. Badie Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Baggott Mr. & Mrs. Joel Baker (Sheila Gormican ’82) Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Berg (Sarah Wood ’81) Mr. & Mrs. Michael Berger Boeing Company Bolton & Company Ms. Mary Kaminski Bomar ’04 Mr. & Mrs. John Brugman (Patricia Wilson ’74) Mr. & Mrs. Angel Cadena Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Calderon Mr. & Mrs. Jason Clawson Mr. & Mrs. Chris Cole (Mary Stathatos ’02) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Courtney Mr. & Mrs. Doug Deems Dr. & Mrs. Gary Degroot Mr. & Mrs. Paul Diver Mr. & Mrs. Mark Dymek Ms. Melissa Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Ahmed Elrabat Mr. Jeff Favretto & Dr. Katja Favretto Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Ferguson Ms. Isabelle Gallardo ’16 Mr. Vincent Gallardo & Mrs. Stephanie May Mr. & Mrs. Frank Gangi Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gangi Mr. & Mrs. Sam Garrison (Kelly Adams ’95) Mr. & Mrs. Melesio Gaxiola Mr. & Ms. Michael Giardello Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Greenup Ii Mr. & Mrs. Ben Griffin (Grace Kibler ’88) Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gunn Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Huerta Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Jardino Mr. & Mrs. Virg Kasputis (Daina Petronis ’80) Ms. Emma Kaufman ’07 Dr. & Mrs. Delos H. Kelly Drs. Allen & Mary Khachatourian Mr. & Mrs. Zeeshan Khan Mr. Russell Kindermann & Dr. Sandra Sweetser Kindermann ’65 Ms. Theresia Kleeman Mr. & Mrs. Pedro R. Lara Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Layton Mr. Lawrence Kirk & Ms. Laurie Lipper ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Carlo Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Charles Marcelline Mr. Keith Mason & Ms. Rheonda Redman Mr. & Mrs. John McCord Mr. & Mrs. George T. McDonnell Ms. Mary McDonnell ’83 Ms. Carol McMullin Mr. & Mrs. Kinn Melby Mr. & Mrs. John Michelena Mr. & Mrs. Charles Miller Mr. Mark Mitchell & Mrs. Cecily Brogdon Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Murphy (Emily Osterkamp ’06) Mr. Daniel Murray & Mrs. Jessica Bonilla Murray Mr. & Mrs. Charles Nail Mrs. Joseph T. Nally (Teresa Bannan ’50) Ms. Kathleen O’Kane ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Frank Olivar
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Owens Mr. Eric Panajotovic Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Parisi (Patricia Michelena ’84) Ms. Jennifer Park ’04 Mr. & Mrs. John G. Pasqualetto, Jr. Mr. Jose Paz Mr. & Mrs. Alex Pilmer Mr. & Mrs. David A. Plumley Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Pontrelli Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Powell Mr. Sean Regan Dr. & Mrs. Robert Reisch Mr. & Mrs. Joel Riegsecker Mr. & Mrs. Luis Rivera Ryan & Associates Attorneys at Law Mr. & Mrs. Gregory R. Ryan Mr. Mark Saigh & Ms. Mara Suchy Mr. Felipe Salazar & Mrs. Elsa Luna-Salazar Mr. & Mrs. Kevork Sarkisian Mrs. Adriana Gross Seastrom ’97 Mr. & Mrs. George Seitz (Carolyn Gibbs ’80) Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Sigler Ms. Sharick Smyser Ms. Sara Snider ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Spensiero Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Sugiyama The Shea Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Tomas Torres Mr. & Mrs. Vivaldo Torrez Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Trombatore Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tupy U.S. Bank Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Fernando Urteaga Mr. Joseph Valenzuela & Ms Kathryn Mumper Dr. Kosol Vipapan & Mrs. Nukunthorn Darakananda Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wackerly Mr. & Mrs. John C. Weithas Mr. & Mrs. Peter Wilkniss Ms. Christina Yamasaki ’03 Dr. & Mrs. Chester L. Yokoyama Mr. & Mrs. Robert Zettlemoyer Mr. & Mrs. William Zimmerman
Friends to $499 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Abbott Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Abdalla Ms. Harper Ackerman ’06 Ms. Kelan Ackerman ’03 Mr. Raul Acosta & Mrs. Corine Walworth Mr. Robert Acosta Mr. Steven Acosta Ms. Allison Adishian ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Ahn Ms. Dominique Ramirez Ahumada ’00 Ms. Kathleen Aicher ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Ajamian (Adriana Blanco ’86) Dr. Alli Akagi Ms. Katherine Alders ’13 Mr. Leslie Allan Mr. & Mrs. Dino Aloisio Mr. Andrew Alvarez Mr. & Mrs. Luis Alvarez Ms. Julianna Amado ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Amado Ms. Bernadette Ament ’06 Ms. Adriana Anderson ’10 Ms. Charlotte Anderson ’12
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Anderson (Elizabeth Murphy ’83) Mr. & Mrs. Robert Anderson (Judith Zant ’61) Mrs. Roseann Anderson Ms. Haley Andrews ’08 Mr. & Mrs. John Anglin (Barbara Nanninga ’66) Mr. & Mrs. Enrique Anorve Mr. Jeff Olson & Dr. Raquel Apodaca ’87 Ms. Camille Arboles ’16 Mr. Carlos & Dr. Magdalena Arenas Mrs. Lydia Arguelles Ms. Alexandra Arnett ’12 Mrs. Tali Arnold Ms. Vanessa Arredondo ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Ron Aschieris Mr. & Mrs. Michael Astalis Ms. Sophia Augustine ’17 Ms. Nicole Reyes Avila ’04 Mr. Danny Bachman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Badagliacco (Angelique Nicholson ’90) Ms. Alexandra Badie ’14 Ms. Lorna Baggott ’07 Ms. Mary Baggott ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Jack Baker (Ayne Gage ’66) Ms. Vanessa Baker ’01 Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Bakey Ms. Malissa Balderama ’09 Ms. Nicole Balderrama ’02 Ms. Barbara Balen ’77 Ms. Lynore Gause Banchoff ’57 Ms. Sarah Bane ’06 Ms. Annabelle Bardenheier ’15 Ms. Joann Barle Mr. Michael LaBonge & Mrs. Brooke Barnes LaBonge ’08 Ms. Adriana Bautista ’08 Ms. Kimberly Bautista ’03 Ms. Sabrina Beason ’03 Mrs. Sondra Rogers Behrens ’59 Ms. Marissa Osterkamp Bell ’03 Ms. Oumayma Ben-Youssef ’17 Dr. Ramzi & Dr. Ilhame Ben-Youssef Ms. Carina Benzinger ’12 Mr. & Mrs. Carl-Eric Benzinger Mr. Steven Bergen Ms. Elise Bigley ’04 Ms. Katherine Bitonti ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Fred Blau (Nancy Penoyer ’58) Mr. Daniel Dupill & Ms. Christine Bocek Mr. William J. Borges Ms. Courtney Boucher ’05 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bowdoin Ms. Lindsay Bowen ’17 Mrs. Katherine Bowman ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Bowman Ms. Lauren Boyle ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Boyle Ms. Kristen Adishian Bozzo ’02 Mr. & Mrs. William Brahos (Brigid Fitzpatrick ’82) Ms. Sophia Brahos ’14 Sarah Briuer Boland Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brown (Barbara Beven ’66) Mr. Ellie Brown
Mr. Neal Brown & Mrs. Paula Kessler Mrs. John K. Bryce (Karen Faul ’66) Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Brydle Mrs. Danika Dykstra Bucka ’02 Ms. Sally Bucklin ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Burkard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Burke Ms. Katherine Burns ’96 Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bussard Mr. Dan Campbell & Ms. Bridgid Sloyan Mr. & Mrs. Julio Canani Ms. Teressa Cannata ’03 Ms. Shandy Carlson Ms. Abeni Carr ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Carra (Libby Robertson ’62) Mr. & Mrs. Tomas Carranza Mr. & Mrs. Ken Carrasco (Mariann Brown ’74) Ms. Glen Mary Carroll ’06 Ms. Leah Carter ’08 Ms. Devin Carver ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Matt Case (Jennifer Flynn ’97) Mr. & Mrs. Jose Casillas Mr. Victor Cass Mr. Ron Castelo Mr. Jason Castillo & Mrs. Diana Landi Ms. Diana-Michelle Castro ’14 Mr. Fred Cerrillo & Dr. Celeste Chong-Cerrillo Dr. Vanessa Cervantes ’02 Ms. Liliana Chan Hou ’07 Ms. Lorie Chan ’03 Dr. Honora Howell Chapman ’80 & Mr. William Skuban Mr. & Mrs. Rene Chargois (Gail Darkin ’79) Ms. Colleen Charles ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Chavez Mrs. Tink Cheney Ms. Evelyn Cheung ’03 Ms. Marianne Chew ’98 Ms. Nora Chiara Ms. Sandra Cho ’86 Ms. Jeanette Chong ’06 Ms. Hwalin Chou Mrs. Vincent Chow Jamie & Jenny Christensen (Jennifer Wong ’92) Ms. Courtney Chung ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Campbell (Hilary Chute ’75) Citizens Business Bank Mr. & Mrs. Victor Ciulla (Dianne Diannitto ’83) Ms. Gabriella Ciulla ’15 CKW School Uniforms Mrs. Janet Clancy Ms. Katherine Clancy ’11 Ms. Kathryn Clifford ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Clougherty (Kirsten Larsen ’93) Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Coles (Colette LeBon ’03) Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Colliau Mr. & Mrs. Brendan Connolly Sr. Pegeen Connolly, SCRH Ms. Christina Muscet Constantino ’93 Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Conway (LeAnn Green ’66)
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Copado Mr. & Mrs. Lew Coppersmith (Julianne Fogliani ’84) Ms. Mary Alice Cords ’61 Mr. & Mrs. Armando A. Corral Ms. Maria Corsini-Reden Ms. Kathleen Costello Ms. Carolyn Cota ’06 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cota Ms. Chelsea Cowell ’02 Ms. Mackenzie Hurlston Cox ’04 Mr. & Mrs. William Crary Mr. & Mrs. Mel Cruz Mr. & Mrs. Steven H. Csombor Ms. Claudia Cuenca Mr. Marvin Cuenca & Ms. Rosanne Romero Mr. & Mrs. William Cunningham (Julie Bitonti ’89) Mrs. Sandra Curtis Cynthia Brooks Distinctive Catering Mr. & Mrs. Albert Daher Mrs. Julie Daniels Ms. Tana David ’04 Ms. Therese Davitt Mr. & Mrs. Roderick De La Cruz
Ms. Faith Doney ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Doney Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Dow Dr. Kenneth Drellishak Mr. Arin Dunn & Mrs. Karen De Guzman-Dunn Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dunn (Kelly Joyce ’81) Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Dupas Mr. & Mrs. Gilberto D’Urso (Mary Karig ’57) Mr. John Duvall Mrs. David Dykstra Ms. Ryanne Dymek ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Easton (Alyce Hamilton ’88) Ms. Hayley Easton ’17 Ms. Alexandra Eisele ’14 Ms. Nadene Eissa ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Shaker Eissa Ms. Krista Ellis Ms. Laura Emmons ’14 Ms. Soledad Endara ’80 Ms. Boni Whitt Engen Ms. Claire Engstrom ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Brett Engstrom (Kimberly Osollo ’88) Ms. Lilani Estacio ’00
Mrs. Tylene De Vine Ms. Michelle Hansen DeBoever ’07 Mr. Frank Masi & Ms. Julie DeCastro Masi Mr. & Mrs. Frank Decker Mr. & Mrs. Porfirio Delgado Mr. Gerard DeZern & Ms. Laurie Yockey Mr. & Mrs. Jose Diaz Mr. Paul Diaz Ms. Lauren Diehl ’17 Dr. & Mrs. Richard C. Diehl Mr. Michael Dimen Dr. Erin De Pietro Dokter ’94 Mr. Graham Button & Ms. Kerry A. Dolan ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Dodie Dolendo Ms. Isabella Dolendo ’14 Ms. Maria Dolendo Mr. & Mrs. Fidencio Domingo
Ms. Freya Estreller ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Catalino G. Evangelista Ms. Michelle Evangelista ’03 Mr. Christopher Smeall & Ann Fabian ’67 Mrs. Nicole Dungao Fahey ’02 Mrs. Kimberly Linares Feeney ’06 Mrs. Leandra Ferguson Ms. Micaela Ferguson ’13 Ms. Anna Figel ’03 Mr. & Mrs. John Finley (Donna Rosenthal ’79) Mr. Kenneth Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Fitzpatrick Ms. Mary Fitzpatrick ’72 & Mr. David Van Pelt Mr. & Mrs. Steve Fleisher (Kathleen Demeter ’66) Ms. Maya Fletes-Martinez ’15
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Ms. Kathleen Floyd ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Miller Fong Ms. Tu Phuong Nguyen Fong ’98 Ms. Madison Forrest ’16 Mr. David Fortner Ms. Sophia Fortner ’16 Mrs. Stacey Fortner Mr. Arthur Franco & Ms. Sarah Vielma Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Franco Mr. Robert Frank & Mrs. Jeanne Adams Ms. Teresa Fuller Ms. Avery Fuller-Monk ’16 Mr. & Mrs. James Fung Mr. & Mrs. Francisco Fustér de la Riva (Victoria Howell ’69) Ms. Ashley Gabriel ’14 Mr. Robert Gabriel Ms. Allison Burns Gadberry ’06 Mr. & Mrs. Martin Galindo Ms. Patricia Mok Galloway ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Armando Gaona Ms. April Garcez Mr. & Mrs. Eduardo A. Garcia Ms. Elizabeth Garcia Ms. Helena Garcia ’12 Mr. Juan Garcia & Mrs. Ana Labrin-Garcia Mr. & Mrs. Drew Garcia (Monica Chi ’92) Ms. Samantha Garcia-Eggen Ms. Laura Gardner ’06 Drs. Paul & Bonnie Gately Ms. Natassia Gaznick ’02 Ms. Judy Genovese ’66
Ms. Elayna Goepel ’16 Mr. James Goepel & Mrs. Gilien Silsby Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Goldthwait (Carolina De La Torre ’90) Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Gomez Ms. Christian Gomez ’09 Mr. & Mrs. Keith Gomez Ms. Kimberly Gomez Mrs. Alexis Gonzales Mrs. Teri Gonzales Ms. Monica Gonzales-Diaz Dr. Andres Gonzalez & Dr. Gloria Gonzalez Ms. Dorothy Gonzalez Mrs. Emily Baratta Goodell ’99 Ms. Mary Ellen Gormican ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Luis Gorocica Ms. Katherine Gorris ’94 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Gould (Cornelia Reynolds ’66) Ms. Caroline Salter Govind ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Graham (Chris Giles ’66) Mr. Anthony Grande & Ms. Miki Springsteen Mr. & Mrs. Louis A. Greco Mr. Daniel Greenleaf Ms. Melissa Greenwood ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Grieco Ms. Catherine Rose Grimes ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Grimes (Marie Gibbs ’76) Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Grimm Mrs. Toni Bannan Gross ’61 Ms. Alexandra Grossi ’02
Ms. Sophia Gentile ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Tom Gentile Mr. & Mrs. George Genzmer (Candida Crowe ’66) Ms. Michelle Gergen Mrs. Jennifer Hinckley Gersch ’97 Ms. Arlene Gia Verdi Ms. Nancy Gibbs Ms. Carmen Giedt ’67† Mr. & Mrs. Graeme Gilfillan (Elizabeth Lewis ’73) Ms. Teresa Gilmore ’09 Ms. Shelby Glass ’03
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Grossman (Margaret Gregg ’60) Ms. Laura Gutierrez ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Jorge M. Guzman Ms. Lauren Guzman ’12 Ms. Nalei Guzman Ms. Stephanie Guzman ’15 Ms. Christin Hablewitz Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Psomas (Lisa Haigh ’01) Mr. Harris Hall & Dr. Stephanie Hall Ms. Laura Hamilton ’02 Ms. Anouska Hamlin ’06
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Ms. Natasha Hamlin ’10 Mrs. Marlowe Boyes Hanlon ’50 Ms. Jayme Harrold Mr. Sean McDermott & Dr. Anne Hartfield ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Brian Haskin Mr. & Mrs. John Hatton (Mary Workman ’85) Ms. Mary Rose Hawkins ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Steven Hawkins Mr. Timothy Hawkinson & Ms. Patricia Wickman ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Tony Haynes (Carey Ingle ’76) Ms. Dana Hees Ms. Lilly Helmuth-Malone ’15 Mrs. Lili Hermeline Mr. & Mrs. Joe Hernandez Ms. Klarissa Herrera ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Oscar I. Herrera Dr. Sylvana Hidalgo ’05 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Hilland Ms. Christina Hilo ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce C. Hinckley Ms. Taleen Hindoyan ’94 Mr. & Mrs. William Hines Ms. Tina Hoang Mr. & Mrs. Paul Holguin Ms. Sarah Holguin ’16 Ms. Trisha Holguin ’03 Ms. Gabrielle Hollingsworth ’05 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Holly (Marylou Lacuesta ’94) Ms. Eliza Hooper ’03 Ms. Jennifer Horner ’03 Ms. Perry Hotchkis ’16 Mr. John Houlihan Mr. & Mrs. Dick Humphries (Fonia Marshall ’66) Mr. Jerry Hurtubise & Ms. Catherine Huston ’73 Ms. Irina Ianculescu ’96 Ms. Antonietta Iannaccone ’10 Ms. Peggy Mills Ireland ’82 Mr. & Mrs. David K. Irie Ms. Kimberly West Isaac ’90 Ms. Cynthia Ison Mr. Jason Israel Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Ivankovich Mr. & Ms. Daniel Jackson (Charlene Barone ’86) Dr. Michael Jakowec & Dr. Giselle Petzinger Mr. & Mrs. Chris James (Jessica Harley ’95) Ms. Cristina Johansing ’64 Ms. Molly Johnston ’66 Mr. & Mrs. David Jones Ms. Lauren Joseph ’13 Ms. Madeline Joseph ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Joseph (Tracy Van Dyke ’80) Ms. Avra Juliani ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Karl Ms. Nina Kasputis ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Adam Katz Mr. Sean Kennally Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kennedy Mr. Richard Kent Mr. Thomas Kibler Mr. & Mrs. Josef Kiechler
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kimble (Laura Flores ’80) Mr. & Mrs. Francis Kinderman (Maritess Lacuesta ’93) Ms. Julia Klein ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Harlan Klipp Mr. & Mrs. Stefan Knauss Mr. Jonathan Knowles & Dr. Ann Morrow Knowles ’82 Ms. Jacqueline Calderon Knox ’03 Ms. Lindsay Koerner ’10 Mr. Kevin Koga & Ms. Myrna Ling Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Kovach (Ellen McNiff ’66) Ms. Laurie Kovalenko Ms. Michelle Kuczma Ms. Lindsay Ladd ’14 Ms. Heidi Laidemitt Ms. Katherine Lapsys ’05 Ms. Anne Emerson Leak ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lebo (Melissa Holmes ’66) Mrs. Amanda Castillo Lechuga ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Lee Drs. John & Peggy Legault (Margaret Eyler ’74) Ms. Denise Leitner Ms. Myrka Lembo ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Steve Lesse Ms. Pema Levy ’05 Ms. Kaetlyn Liddy ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Victor Limongelli Mr. & Mrs. Shun Ling Mr. & Mrs. David Lira (Jacqueline Girardi ’84) Mr. & Mrs. Frederick J. Locke Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Lodovico Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Loftus Ms. Judith Lopez Ms. Valerie Eckles Lorenz ’60 Mr. Jim Loughrie Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lydon Ms. Michelle Macasero ’94 Ms. Vanessa Machock ’16 Ms. Kaitlyn Maddigan ’17 Ms. Veronica Madrigal Ms. Nisha Malhotra ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Rajan Malhotra (Seema Shahani ’85) Ms. Elizabeth Malloy ’16 Mrs. Joan Malloy Ms. Vanessa Manjarrez ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Manuel Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Mar Mr. & Mrs. Murray Marsh Mr. & Mrs. Albert Martinez Mr. Jesús Martinez & Mrs. Ruby Bugarin ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Victor Martinez (Claudia Fletes ’87) Ms. Jessica Martone ’02 Ms. Sophia Masenga ’16 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Masenga Ms. Jane McAniff ’83 Ms. Katherine McClain ’06 Mrs. Kathleen Barry McCollum ’76 Mrs. Malcolm McConnell Ms. Maureen McConnell ’15 Ms. Joanna Wyatt McCormick ’04
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McCullough Ms. Kelly McDonnell ’04 Ms. Kathryn McGee ’09 Ms. Kristen McGee ’13 Mr. Michael McGee & Ms. Olga Castellanos Ms. Sally Jeanne McKenna ’67 Ms. Laura McMahon Mr. & Mrs. Brian McMahon (Lin Karl ’66) Mr. & Mrs. James McManus Ms. Lora McManus ’14 Ms. Julia McMullan ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. McMullan Ms. Jennifer Mele ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mendez Mrs. Rene Mendoza Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Mennis Mrs. Rebecca Chute Metrano ’66 Mrs. Barbara Harder Michaels Mr. & Mrs. Nestor Michelena Mr. & Mrs. Bradford Miller (Kathleen Clary ’69) Ms. Kristine Pheasant Miller ’66 Ms. Andrea Mills Mrs. Clayton Mills Ms. Caryll Mingst Mr. Juan Mireles & Ms. Amalia Rivera Mr. & Mrs. Robert Miskey Mr. & Mrs. George Mitchell (Claire Christiansen ’73) Ms. Tara Mitchell ’03 Ms. Caroline Moe ’15 Mr. John A. Moe Mr. & Mrs. James Cook (Marxianna Moe ’71) Mr. & Mrs. Jose M. Molina Mr. & Mrs. Edmond Momartin Ms. Emily Monroe ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Monroe (Mary Michelena ’82) Mr. & Mrs. Jorge Montanez Ms. Pilar Montanez ’17 Mrs. Donald Monteleone Ms. Jeania Ree Moore ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Howard Moore (Kelly McCord ’79) Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore (Michell Coughlin ’64) Ms. Sarah Moore ’15 Ms. Amanda Morales ’12 Ms. Gabriela Morales ’17 Ms. Megan Moret ’02 Ms. Gabrielle Moreth ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Perry Moreth Morgan Stanley Annual Appeal Program Mr. & Mrs. William A. Morgan Ms. Carolyn Morris ’12 Ms. Diane Ferry Moss-Nellum ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Mullaly Ms. Margie Mullen ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mullin Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Munger (Molly Slininger ’59) Mr. & Mrs. Sean Murphy (Ann Gormican ’70) Ms. Judy Murray Mrs. Lillian Ponce Myrato ’91 Ms. Elizabeth Nail ’18 Ms. Julia Nail ’18
Ms. Allison Dehoney Najoan ’04 Ms. Catherine Nally ’08 Ms. Andrea Narvaez ’05 Mr. & Mrs. Pablo S. Narvaez Ms. Paula Narvaez ’09 Rev. Wayne Negrete S.J. Dr. Jill Nemiro Mr. & Mrs. Jeffry V. Niedermeyer Dr. Karen Stahlheber Nikolakakis ’03 Mr. Anthony Nino & Ms. Suzanne Marks Mrs. Griselda Nunez ’94 Ms. Ashley O’Bryant ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ochniak Ms. Cristal Ogletree ’03 Ms. Debra Origel ’05 Ms. Marisa Origel ’03 Ms. Sarah Ortiz ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Osborn Mrs. Serena Otero-Alvarez ’94 Mr. & Mrs. Brian Palmer Mr. Bernardo Palomino & Ms. Yvette Juarez Ms. Anna Park ’03 Mr. Edward Park Mr. & Mrs. Steven Parode (Nancy Hertel ’80) Pasadena Community Foundation Ms. Kaitlyn Claire Pascual ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Van Richard Pascual Ms. Arpna Patel ’03 Ms. Anna Patterson ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Patterson (Irene Izquierdo ’83) Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patton (Jennifer Gorman ’89) Ms. Victoria Paz ’16 Mrs. Joe Peacock (Tamer Delap ’66) Ms. Emily Pearson ’17 Mr. & Mrs. John D. Peck (Caroline Murphy ’58) Mr. & Ms. Brad Pegram (Erica Possemato ’96) Ms. Maribel Pelayo ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Dale Pelch PepsiCo Foundation Ms. Dale Ann Perales Ms. Jessica Perea ’02 Ms. Cristina Perez Mr. & Ms. Edgar A. Perez Mr. & Mrs. Michael Perez Mr.Thomas Perrier & Mrs. Barbara Emmons Perrier Ms. Indira Persad ’03 Ms. Theresa Peters Ms. Colleen Lynch Pettegrew ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Dave Phillis (Cathy Christiansen ’66) Ms. Ann Pibel Dr. & Mrs. Marcel Pidoux Ms. Samantha Pieper Ms. Alexandria Pilmer ’14 Ms. Anne Pings ’81 Ms. Mary Pings ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Victor Pinon Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pizante Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Pizzinat (Ann Colborn ’84) Mr. & Mrs. Gustavo Plascencia Ms. Marisa Plescia ’07
Ms. Dominique Porter ’02 Ms. Kimberly Porter Dr. Marie Poulsen Mr. & Mrs. John Powell Ms. Rachel Pringle ’04 Ms. Brittney Dennis Pruitt ’03 Mr. & Mrs. John H. Pryor Ms. Ava Pulvers ’17 Mr. & Ms. Tracy Pulvers Mrs. Jessica Quinn Mrs. Kathleen Dooling Raffetto ’00 Mrs. LeRoy T. Rahn Ms. Ana Ramos-Sanavio Ms. Sofia Raptis ’17 Ms. Allison Rector ’97 Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Reeser (Brittany Barnes ’05) Mr. & Mrs. Fred Register Mr. & Mrs. Louis Rentz Ms. Phedellee Reyes ’02 Ms. Phoebedel Reyes ’10 Mrs. Sara Jane Martin Reynolds ’66 Ms. Brooke Richards ’02 Ms. Cynthia Riggs ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Risinger Ms. Brenda Rivas Ms. Caitlin Halsey Roberts ’04 Mr. Sam Robinson Ms. Ava Robles ’17 Ms. Rose Robles Mr. & Mrs. Steven A. Robles Ms. Monique Rocha Mr. & Mrs. James Rodeghero (Sara Chute ’79) Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Rodriguez Mr. & Mrs. Efrain Romo Ms. Sheila Roohan ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel P. Rosen Mr. Seth Rosenson & Ms. Elisabeth Frank Rosenson ’94 Mr. Rodolfo Ruiz & Dr. Connie Casillas Mr. & Mrs. John Ryan Mr. David Saenz & Mrs. Tanya Jurado Mrs. Angelica Sanchez Dr. Denna Sanchez Ms. Elizabeth Sanchez ’11 Ms. Julie Sanchez ’11 Ms. Marissa Santana ’13 Mr. Devin Sarno & Mrs. Kelly Norris Sarno Ms. Mariá Sarry ’81 & Mr. Armando Manjarrez Ms. Gerianne Sarte ’90 & Mr. Steve Kim Mr. & Mrs. Hal Saunders (Christine Haigh ’64) Ms. Lesley Scheller ’66 Ms. Katherine Schiller ’15 Sr. Helen Schwarz, SHCJ Ms. Emily Serhan ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Serhan Ms. Molly Serhan ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Serrano Ms. Farah Sevareid ’17 Ms. Bertha Sevilla Mr. & Mrs. Ara Shabanian (Tina Karamanoukian ’81) Mr. & Mrs. Danny Shain Ms. Kavita Sharma ’89 Mrs. Abigail Shaw Mrs. Harold Sheridan (Mary Stoebe ’66)
Mrs. Michael H. Shlaudeman (Marion Buckingham ’53) Ms. Mary Sima ’06 Mr. Brian Rogers & Dr. Deborah Sinclair ’98 Dr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Sinclair Sisters of Charity of Rolling Hills Mr. & Mrs. James Slocum Ms. MaryCatherine Smith ’17 Mr. Craig Smyser Ms. Samantha Sohl ’15 Mr. & Mrs. William Soong Ms. Carol Sorenson Ms. Yasmin Firouzi Sotomayor ’02 Southern California Edison Company Ms. Lauren Spensiero ’18 Ms. Megan Spensiero Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Stahlheber Ms. Christine Stancill ’80 Mr. Steven M. Stark Mr. & Ms. Elliot Steingart (Liv Amend ’04) Ms. Jade Stewart ’09 Mr. & Mrs. John Strain (Francine Masotti ’57) Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Strgacich (Rossana Lapsys ’74) Mr. & Mrs. Tosh Sugiyama Ms. Patricia Sutherlen ’62 Mr. Kumar Swaminathan & Dr. Prema Kothandaraman Ms. Maureen Sweeney ’05 Ms. Karen Swenson ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Taglioretti Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Tamny Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Tan Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Taylor (Gabrielle Porter ’90) Mr. & Mrs. Edward Ternan (Mary Nally ’79) Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Thomas (Donell Aure ’83) Mr. & Mrs. Paul Thomas Ms. Katherine Tighe ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Angel Toriz Mr. & Mrs. Maximiliano Torres Ms. Ruth Torres Mr. & Mrs. Dana Torrey (Patricia Riordan ’78) Mr. & Mrs. Dana Treister (Toi Webster ’82) Mr. & Mrs. Mark Carroll (Colleen Clougherty ’99) Mr. & Mrs. Matt Trotta (Heather Hinckley ’99) Ms. Julie True Ms. Alexandra Tulleners ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Antonius Tulleners Ms. Jill Tydeman ’03 Mr. Paul Tzanetopoulos & Mrs. Linda Waddell Mr. & Mrs. Damon Valentino Ms. Megan Vallone ’10 Mr. & Mrs. Greg Van Dyke Dr. & Mrs. John J. Van Dyke Ms. Mary Van Dyke ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Mike Van Hoof (Jennifer Reames ’93) Varian Medical Systems Mr. & Mrs. Ramiro Vasquez Mr. Phillip Velasco Mr. & Mrs. Jose G. Venegas Ms. Amy Vergel De Dios ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Leon Victor
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» continued from page 41 Mr. Paul Villalobos Mr. & Mrs. Joe Villar Ms. Megan Villar ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Vinci Ms. Kristen Virdone ’03 Ms. Nicole Virdone ’05 Ms. Whitney Willis Visger ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Vivier (Guadalupe Delano ’81) Ms. Anna Vossler ’07 Mr. & Mrs. William Wade Ms. Julia Wagner ’07
Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Wagner (Susan Carver ’66) Ms. Tiffany Walker ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Wallace Ms. Madeleine Waller ’13 Ms. Sabrina Waller ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Jim Warren Mr. Sean Waugh Mr. & Mrs. Gene Weckerly Mr. & Mrs. Richard Weidman Ms. Emma Weithas ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Welch
(Amanda Leroy ’99) Mr. & Mrs. Albert H. West Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mike White (Amy Pulliam ’96) Mrs. Rosemary Saal Whitney ’53 Ms. Elizabeth Whitt ’92 Ms. Carie Wickers Ms. Patricia Wickhem ’58 Ms. Darcy Burns Williams ’66 Ms. Alexandra Winschel ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Eric K. Winschel Mr. & Ms. David Wolfe (Thora Walshe ’61) Ms. Michaela Wood ’16
Gifts Restricted for Other Purposes
Gifts In Kind
Mrs. Cheryl Anderson-Butler Mr. Erik Bakey Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Beverburg Mr. and Mrs. Brent Callinicos Mr. and Mrs. John A. Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hilland Ms. Joan Hopp Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas F. Howell Ms. Christine Madden ’76 Mr. Damon Valentino Ms. Eleanor Yavarone
Interactive Classroom Initiative Dr. R. Michael Alvarez & Dr. Sarah Hamm-Alvarez Mr. & Mrs. Jim Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Atzen Mr. & Mrs. Chris Augustine Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Beegle Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Bland (Andrea Zaninovich ’84) Dr. & Mrs. Jack Blumenthal Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Scott Burton Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bussard Mr. & Mrs. James R. Byer Mr. & Mrs. Alfredo Cacho-Sousa Mr. & Mrs. Brent Callinicos Mr. & Mrs. John Coffey Mr. & Mrs. Ryan D. Dietz Mr. & Mrs. Paul Diver Mr. Arin Dunn & Mrs. Karen De Guzman-Dunn Ms. Melissa Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Eisele Mr. David & Dr. Karen Enzminger Mr. & Mrs. Berne H. Evans IV Mrs. Martha Chute Fitzpatrick ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Fontes Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Gill Ms. Monica Gonzales-Diaz Mr. & Mrs. Eric Gray Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gunn Mr. & Mrs. John Hatton (Mary Workman ’85) Mrs. Richard M. Hennessy Mr. & Mrs. John F. Hotchkis
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Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas F. Howell Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jones (Virginia Schlueter ’64) Mr. Richard Kent Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kingston, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Korzenecki Mr. & Mrs. Norman Labrador Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ladd Mr. & Mrs. John Lewis Mr. & Mrs. William Lewis Mr. & Mrs. James R. Lo Coco Mr. & Mrs. Yeng Keong Low Mr. & Mrs. Steven Marcussen Mr. & Mrs. Richard Marthe Mr. & Mrs. Scott McBride (Luz Nunez ’90) Mr. & Mrs. Howard Moore (Kelly McCord ’79) Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Morin Rev. Wayne Negrete S.J. Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Neithart Mr. & Mrs. Kenton Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Reilly Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Pascale Mr. & Mrs. Derek Pippert Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Powell Mr. & Mrs. Dante Puccinelli Ms. Merilisa Ramirez & Mr. Aaron Calderon Mr. & Mrs. George Raptis Mr. & Mrs. Eric Reed (Rebecca Pottmeyer ’89) Mrs. Kathleen Clougherty Regan ’64 Mr. Sean Regan Mr. & Mrs. Joel Riegsecker Ms. Elizabeth Sanchez ’11 Mr. & Mrs. James P. Sarni Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sclafani Ms. Kavita Sharma ’89 Edmund & Mary Shea Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Sigler Mr. Stephen Sinclair & Dr. Marianne Sinclair Mr. & Mrs. David Smith Mr. & Mrs. Peter Smith Mr. & Mrs. Tim Smith Mr. & Mrs. John Snider Ms. Sara Snider ’11 Mr. & Mrs. David Stolpe
Mr. Cristopher Sunada & Dr. Aleni Sunada Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Tighe Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Tiner Mr. Jorge Trujillo & Mrs. Elsie Valdes-Trujillo Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tupy Mr. & Mrs. Joe Villar Mr. Kimbang Vu & Mrs. Ferari Domingo-Vu Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Watkins
NAIS Diversity Conference Ms. Katherine Clancy ’11 Mr. & Ms. Joshua Coffey (Mary Kaufman ’02) Mr. Gerard DeZern & Ms. Laurie Yockey Mr. & Mrs. Paul Diver Dr. Kenneth Drellishak Mrs. Leandra Ferguson Mr. Enrique Garcia & Mrs. Antonieta Sosa Mrs. Teri Gonzales Ms. Catherine Rose Grimes ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Grimes (Marie Gibbs ’76) Ms. Jayme Harrold Dr. Michael Jakowec & Dr. Giselle Petzinger Ms. Anne Kortlander ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Britton McConnell (Mary Shea ’81) Mr. & Mrs. James McManus Ms. Lora McManus ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Sean Murphy (Ann Gormican ’70) Mrs. Kathleen Clougherty Regan ’64 Ms. Caitlin Halsey Roberts ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Efrain Romo Mr. & Mrs. Hal Saunders (Christine Haigh ’64) Ms. Molly Serhan ’13 Mr. & Mrs. Tomas Torres Mr. Kimbang Vu & Mrs. Ferari Domingo-Vu
Professional Development Mr. & Mrs. Michael Berger Ms. Diana-Michelle Castro ’14 Mr. William Skuban & Dr. Honora Howell Chapman ’80 Mrs. Janet Clancy Ms. Boni Whitt Engen Mr. David & Dr. Karen Enzminger
Mr. & Mrs. Tarin Yankovich Ms. Danielle Yao ’15 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis L. Yao Ms. Alana Yokoyama ’09 Ms. Kayla Yokoyama ’07 Mr. & Mrs. Herman Young Mr. Ali Zadeh & Mrs. Shahrzad Ayati Ms. Tina Zapata Ms. Ana Zbona Ms. Juliana Zovak ’12 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Zovak
Mrs. Martha Chute Fitzpatrick ’60 Ms. Elayna Goepel ’16 Ms. Kimberly Gomez Mr. & Mrs. Steven Hawkins Ms. Elizabeth Whitt ’92 Mr. & Mrs. David Ho Mr. Thomas Kibler Mr. & Mrs. Josef Kiechler Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Layton Mr. & Mrs. William Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lydon Mayfield Parents Board Mr. & Mrs. Britton McConnell (Mary Shea ’81) Mrs. Barbara Harder Michaels Mr. & Mrs. Nestor Michelena Mr. & Mrs. Edmond Momartin Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Murphy (Emily Osterkamp ’06) Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Pascale Mr. & Mrs. Van Richard Pascual Mr. & Mrs Christopher Pontrelli Mr. Mark Saigh & Ms. Mara Suchy Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sclafani Mrs. Adriana Gross Seastrom ’97 Mr. & Mrs. George Seitz (Carolyn Gibbs ’80) Mr. Brian Rogers & Dr. Deborah Sinclair ’98 Mr. & Mrs. Tim Smith Ms. Lauren Spensiero ’18 Ms. Megan Spensiero Ms. Patricia Sutherlen ’62 Mr. & Mrs. Damon Valentino Mr. Kimbang Vu & Mrs. Ferari Domingo-Vu Ms. Julia Wagner ’07
Other Designated Mr. Michael Alvarez & Mrs. Sarah Hamm-Alvarez Mr. & Mrs. Robert Baggott Mr. & Mrs. Peter D. Kaufman
Science/Technology/Robotics Mr. & Mrs. Stephen F. Beverburg Mr. & Mrs. James Byer
Awards, Scholarships & Endowments The following foundations and individuals supported Mayfield Senior School through gifts to our current year and endowment scholarship programs. Over $1 million is awarded annually to deserving students, making the dream of a Mayfield education a reality. We thank the following donors for supporting the scholarship needs of our young women. To establish a named scholarship, please contact Angela Howell ’76, Director of Development, at (626) 204-1006 or email email@example.com.
Current Year Scholarship
Molly Gorman Arts Award Endowment
Valerie Norton Nora ’55 Scholarship
The Ahmanson Foundation
Mr. Joseph Gorman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patton (Jennifer Gorman ’89)
American Endowment Foundation The Suzanne Nora Johnson & David G. Johnson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Sascha Mornell
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick L. Nally Pacific-Western Foundation
Anonymous (2) Christ Child Society Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dooling (Kathleen Kelley ’63) Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Knoll (Alison Shea ’87) Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Mr. & Mrs. Merrill Butler III
Sr. Helen Mary Weisbrod, SHCJ Scholarship
Betsy Bannan Gilmore ’76 Scholarship
De Pietro Family Scholarship Endowment
Phillips Family Scholarship
Society of the Holy Child Jesus
Ms. Christine Madden ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Martin (Molly Fitzpatrick ’76) Mr. & Mrs. Peter Moore (Teresa Bannan ’73)
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis G. De Pietro Mr. Robert De Pietro Frank De Pietro and Sons
Rose Hills Scholarship
Carrie Estelle Doheny Scholarship
Sharon Thralls Scholarship
Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony P. Clougherty
Bannan Family Scholarship Endowment
Carroll Family Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. William Carroll
Coats Family Scholarship Mrs. Laura Coats† & Mr. Thomas Schulz
Paula & Jack Connolly Award Endowment Mr. & Mrs. Brendan Connolly Mr. & Mrs. David Jones Mr. & Mrs. Bill Mingst Ms. Laura McMahon Ms. Judy Murray Mr. & Mrs. Brian Palmer Jean Perkins Foundation Ms. Kimberly Porter Mr. & Mrs. John Pryor Mr. & Mrs. Herman Young
Pheasant Family Scholarship
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Phillips
The Rose Hills Foundation
Sr. Mary Wilfrid Yore, SHCJ Scholarship Mr. & Mrs. Paul Grossman (Margaret Gregg ’60) Ms. Dana Hees
George H. Mayr Scholarship George H. Mayr Foundation
David C. Haber Scholarship Endowment Mrs. David C. Haber Mr. & Mrs. Gregory R. Ryan
Hotchkis Family Endowment Mr. & Mrs. John F. Hotchkis
Maureen Mary Shea ’86 Scholarship Endowment Mr. & Mrs. Britton McConnell (Mary Shea ’81) Edmund & Mary Shea Family Foundation Mrs. Edmund Shea The Shea Foundation
Suzanne Nora Johnson with 2018-19 Valerie Norton Nora ’55 Scholarship recipient Julia Watson ’19
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Jeanette Acosta ’04 †
Memorial Scholarship Fund
for Latina Students
Mayfield alumna Jeanette M. Acosta ’04† dedicated her life to making the world a more just and inclusive place—she fought for educational equity, civil rights, women’s and children’s rights, and immigrant rights. This social justice warrior personified “Actions Not Words” throughout her too-short life. In recognition of her service and example, Jeanette was awarded the 2018 Cornelian Award posthumously.
Jeanette felt that education was critical for lifting the lives of others. When she met Head of School Kate Morin, she mentioned her dream of starting a scholarship fund for Latina students. Jeanette died in 2017 from cervical cancer and the new Jeanette M. Acosta ’04† Memorial Scholarship Fund for Latina Students was launched at Homecoming in April 2018. This scholarship was awarded for the first time to a deserving student for the 2018-19 school year, and we continue to raise money to grow this special fund for Latina scholars. To make a gift, please visit www.mayfieldsenior.org/acosta-scholarship.
Dr. & Mrs. Frank Acosta Mr. Robert Acosta Ms. Allison Adishian ’04 Ms. Dominique Ramirez Ahumada ’00 Ms. Melanie Altamirano ’16 Mr. Ernest Arboles & Mrs. Stephanie Chavez Mrs. Tali Arnold Ms. Nicole Reyes Avila ’04 Ms. Elise Bigley ’04 Ms. Mary Kaminski Bomar ’04 Ms. Courtney Boucher ’05 Mr. Jesús Martinez & Mrs. Ruby Bugarin ’89 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Burke Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bussard Ms. Teressa Cannata ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Carra (Libby Robertson ’62) Mr. & Ms. Gregory Garcia (Rebecca Cervantes ’94) Dr. Vanessa Cervantes ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Rene Chargois (Gail Darkin ’79) Ms. Colleen Charles ’04 Ms. Kathryn Clifford ’02 Mr. & Mrs. Chris Cole (Mary Stathatos ’02) Ms. Nicole Cosand Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Cota
(Laura Flores ’80) Ms. Lindsay Koerner ’10 Ms. Heidi Laidemitt Ms. Pema Levy ’05 Mr. and Mrs. William Myers Mr. & Mrs. Britton McConnell (Mary Shea ’81) Ms. Joanna Wyatt McCormick ’04 Ms. Kelly McDonnell ’04 Ms. Mary McDonnell ’83 Mr. Mark Mitchell & Mrs. Cecily Brogdon Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Moffat Mr. & Mrs. Jose M. Molina Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore (Michell Coughlin ’64) Ms. Andrea Narvaez ’05 Ms. Ashley O’Bryant ’04 Ms. Debra Origel ’05 Ms. Sarah Ortiz ’03 Mr. Edward Park Ms. Jennifer Park ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Perez Ms. Indira Persad ’03 Ms. Theresa Peters Mr. & Mrs. Alex Pilmer Ms. Alexandria Pilmer ’14 Ms. Rachel Pringle ’04 Ms. Allison Rector ’97
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Ms. Mackenzie Hurlston Cox ’04 Ms. Michelle Hansen DeBoever ’07 Mr. & Mrs. Porfirio Delgado Mr. Graham Button & Ms. Kerry A. Dolan ’83 Mrs. Stephen Dow Ms. Soledad Endara ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Brett Engstrom (Kimberly Osollo ’88) Ms. Michelle Evangelista ’03 Mr. Christopher Smeall & Ann Fabian ’67 Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Franco Ms. Patricia Mok Galloway ’04 Ms. Laura Gardner ’06 Dr. Andres Gonzalez & Dr. Gloria Gonzalez Mrs. Emily Baratta Goodell ’99 Ms. Laura Gutierrez ’03 Mr. & Mrs. Jorge M. Guzman Mrs. Lili Hermeline Dr. Sylvana Hidalgo ’05 Mr. & Mrs. William Hines Mr. Paul Holguin Ms. Eliza Hooper ’03 Ms. Jennifer Horner ’03 Ms. Angela M. Howell ’76 Mr. Jason Israel Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Karl Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kimble
Ms. Brenda Rivas Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Robl Mrs. Angelica Sanchez Ms. Julie Sanchez ’11 Dr. & Mrs. J. Stephen Sinclair Ms. Christine Stancill ’80 Mr. & Ms. Elliot Steingart (Liv Amend ’04) Mr. Cristopher Sunada & Dr. Aleni Sunada Ms. Maureen Sweeney ’05 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Taglioretti Ms. Ruth Torres Mr. & Mrs. Vivaldo Torrez Ms. Jill Tydeman ’03 Ms. Kristen Virdone ’03 Ms. Nicole Virdone ’05 Ms. Whitney Willis Visger ’04 Ms. Anna Vossler ’07 Mr. & Mrs. Jim Warren Mr. Sean Waugh Ms. Carie Wickers Mr. & Mrs. Dean Woodman (Jane Baumer ’66) Ms. Christina Yamasaki ’03 Ms. Alana Yokoyama ’09 Dr. & Mrs. Chester L. Yokoyama Ms. Kayla Yokoyama ’07 Ms. Ana Zbona Ms. Juliana Zovak ’12
Cornelia Connelly Loyalty Society
The Cornelia Connelly Loyalty Society honors alumnae, parents and friends who have consistently given to Mayfield Senior School—from our Milestone members, who are just beginning their lifelong commitment to giving, to our Lifetime supporters, who have given to Mayfield for 20 or more years. The Cornelia Connelly Loyalty Society is being introduced in several Holy Child Schools across the country. Many of our sister schools are also honoring members of their community for their generosity and commitment to Holy Child education.
MEMBERSHIP LEVELS For consecutive years of giving Milestone
Founding Lifetime Members We are so grateful for the love and loyalty of these donors, whose “Lifetime” commitment to Mayfield helps us continue to realize Cornelia Connelly’s vision. 39 Years Teresa Bannan Nally ’50 Kathleen Clougherty Regan ’64 Pat & Betsy Collins Rosemary Saal Whitney ’53 Virginia Schlueter Jones ’64 & Thomas Jones 38 Years Toni Bannan Gross ’61 & Steven Gross Angela Howell ’76 Sally Jeanne McKenna ’67 37 Years Victoria Howell Fuster de la Riva ’69 & Francisco Fuster de la Riva 36 Years Jane Baumer Woodman ’66 & Dean Woodman Jane Low Parshall ’62 & David Parshall 35 Years Win & Mary Loftus Eugenia Mulé Patricia Wickhem ’58 34 Years Mary Shea McConnell ’81 & Britton McConnell 33 Years Annette Carhartt Brandin ’66 Claire Dillon Gibbs ’52 & Robert Gibbs Martha Fitzpatrick ’60 Margaret Mary Neil Villarreal ’66 & Guillermo Villarreal Joyce O’Hagan Nores ’49
Carol Sweeney Spieker ’62 & Warren Spieker 32 Years Gwendolyn & Guilford Babcock Tom & Julie Condon Dick & Maude Ferry Marge Haber Irene Izquierdo Patterson ’83 & Thomas Patterson Patricia Wilson Brugman ’74 & John Brugman
27 Years Brack & Betty Duker Sheila Gormican Baker ’82 & Joel Baker Jim & Caroline McManus Patricia Sutherlen ’62 26 Years Roseann Nardon Parry ’84 & Scott Parry Mary Stoebe Sheridan ’66 Mary Workman Hatton ’85 & John Hatton
Mary Ellen Gormican ’66 Kathleen Kelley Dooling ’63 & Michael Dooling Barbara Nanninga Anglin ’66 & John Anglin Sondra Rogers Behrens ’59 Rob & Joanne Smith
Margaret Agamenoni Williams ’73 & John Williams Jacquelyn Brown Kivley ’47 & Robert Kivley Hilary Chute ’75 Carolina De La Torre Goldthwait ’90 & Daniel Goldthwait Tom & Melissa Tighe Hilary Walshe Donahue ’56
30 Years Dennis & Susan De Pietro Seana McAniff ’83 29 Years Jean Childs Palmer ’83 & Peter Palmer Barbara Doherty Andrews ’68 & Richard Andrews Constance Howell White ’71 & Arthur White Ellen McNiff Kovach ’66 & Anthony Kovach Mary Nally Ternan ’79 & Edward Ternan Thom Schulz 28 Years Joe Gorman
24 Years Barbara Beven Brown ’66 & Stephen Brown Ann Babcock Ann Colborn Pizzinat ’84 & Christopher Pizzinat Millard Murphy Karen Schumacher Poindexter ’69 & James Poindexter 23 Years
Michele Peutet ’81 Alison Shea Knoll ’87 & Ryan Knoll Elizabeth Murphy Anderson ’83 & Paul Anderson Bill & Helen Wade 22 Years Sandy & Dan Bane Rebecca Chute Metrano ’66 Anne Hartfield ’77 & Sean McDermott Marianne Marino Rorden ’86 Kevin Slattery & Carol Pickle Sandra Sweetser Kindermann ’65 & Russell Kindermann Sarah Wood Berg ’81 & Kenneth Berg 21 Years Jan Clifford Joel & Linda Hahn Georgann Richter Lovejoy ’57 & Patrick Lovejoy Jennifer Wong Christensen ’92 & Benjamin Christensen Andrea Zaninovich Bland ’84 & Geoffrey Bland 20 Years Jack & Susan Blumenthal Claire Christiansen Mitchell ’73 & George Mitchell Brigid Fitzpatrick Brahos ’82 & William Brahos Christine Madden ’76 Alice Miller Henry-Taylor ’55 Nancy Penoyer Blau ’58 & Fred Blau
Marlowe Boyes Hanlon ’50 Jon & Endora LaMothe Molly Fitzpatrick Martin ’76 & Gregory Martin
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Connelly Chapel Lighting
"I am the Light of the World." — John 8:12 In the summer of 2018, beautiful light pendants were installed in the Connelly Chapel. These gifts were made in remembrance of the following special benefactors: Countess Bernardine Murphy Donohue † and Sir Daniel Donohue † | Dan Murphy Foundation Donald Nores † | Mrs. Joyce O’Hagan Nores ’49 Raymond and Elizabeth Rodeno †† | Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Calderon Sr. Mary Joel Scully, SHCJ † | Mr. Francis Scully, Jr., Women in Recovery, Inc The Special Intentions of the de Cardenas Family | Cacique Foundation
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Summary of Support 2017-18 2017-18 Total Income | $11,013,500
Summary of Donor Support UNDESIGNATED GIFTS
Other Income 2% Contributions 12%
SCHOLARSHIP Current Year Scholarship
Holy Child Scholarships
Tuition & Fees 86%
PERMANENT ENDOWMENT Award Endowments
GIFTS FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES
2017-18 Total Expenses | $10,913,500
Tuition Assistance 14%
Benefit Interactive Classroom
CAPITAL PURPOSES Gymnasium Air Conditioning
Physical Plant/Capital Improvements 10%
76% Faculty, Administration, Staff and Instructional
Faith in Our Future Campaign
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In Celebration of
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Our Benefactors < Annual Donor Party
On Sunday, June 10, 2018, Mayfield benefactors gathered at the home of Ana and George Raptis for our annual Donor Mass and Reception. We felt the presence of God as Trustee Fr. Wayne Negrete, SJ celebrated a special outdoor liturgy in the glorious garden setting. Head of School Kate Morin shared the successes of the year and reflected on how Holy Child education is enriched by the generosity of our donors, who make the love and learning possible. This annual celebration recognizes donors who have contributed $2,500 or more to the school.
Head’s Circle Dinner >
On Sunday, September 23, 2018, Kate and Skip Morin welcomed Head’s Circle donors ($10,000+) to their home for a festive dinner. This casual event is an annual favorite for our leadership donors, who enjoy reconnecting (and Kate’s homemade cupcakes!) as they learn more about Mayfield’s current and future vision. Most importantly, it’s Kate’s way of expressing her sincere gratitude to these supporters for making our school a philanthropic priority. 2017-18 ANNUAL REPORT ON PHILANTHROPY
Mr. Raul Acosta & Mrs. Corine Walworth Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Alders Altadena Town & Country Club Altadena Tennis Shop Mr. & Mrs. Paul Anderson (Elizabeth Murphy ’83) Mr. Ernest Arboles & Mrs. Stephanie Chavez Mr. John Arcia & Mrs. Leann Kruse-Arcia Mrs. Aason Alms Mr. Andrew Alvarez Mr. & Mrs. Chris Augustine Mrs. Mireya Ayer Mr. & Mrs. Danny Bachman Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Baggott Mr. Geoffrey Baum & Ms. Lisa Gallaway Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Beegle Cynthia Bennett & Associates Mr. & Mrs. Michael Berger Dr. & Mrs. John Berlot Mr. & Mrs. Pierre Biscaichipy Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey Bland (Andrea Zaninovich ’84) Dr. & Mrs. Jack Blumenthal Dr. & Mrs. Jason Boutros Mr. & Mrs. William Brahos (Brigid Fitzpatrick ’82) Mrs. Annette Carhartt Brandin ’66 Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brooks Cynthia Brooks Distinctive Catering (Cynthia Porter ’79) Ms. Patricia Wilson Brugman ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Burke Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Scott Burton Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bussard Ms. Gloria Cabernoch Mr. & Mrs. Alfredo Cacho-Sousa
Mr. & Mrs. Angel Cadena Mr. & Mrs. Brent Callinicos Mr. Dan Campbell & Mrs. Brigid Sloyan Ms. Catherine (Tink) Cheney Ms. Nora Chiara Mr. & Mrs. Victor Ciulla (Dianne Diannitto ’83) CKW School Uniforms Mrs. Janet Clancy Mr. & Mrs. Jason Clawson Mr. & Mrs. Anthony P. Clougherty Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Clougherty Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Clougherty Ms. Kathleen Clougherty ’94 Vincent Clougherty Mr. & Mrs. John Coffey Mr. & Mrs. Patrick F. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Condon Crown City Tires Ms. Nicole Cosand Mr. & Mrs. Richard Cota Mrs. Sandra Curtis Darrell Done/Coldwell Banker Ms. Therese Davitt Mr. & Mrs. Antonio de Cardenas Mr. & Mrs. Gordon de Lang Ms. Michelle L. Delarosa Ms. Tylene De Vine Mr. & Mrs. Mark Dilbeck East West Bank Ms. Melissa Eaves Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Eisele Ms. Krista Ellis Mr. & Mrs. Brett Engstrom (Kimberly Osollo ’88) Ms. Claire Engstrom ’17 Mr. David & Dr. Karen Enzminger Mr. Jeff Favretto & Dr. Katja Favretto
Mrs. Martha Chute Fitzpatrick ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Fontes Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gangi Ms. April Garcez Ms. Michelle Gergen Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Gill Mr. & Mrs. John Glenn Ms. Amy Green Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Hanna Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hannah Mr. Timothy Hawkinson & Ms. Patricia Wickman ’77 Mr. & Mrs. David Hayden Mr. Peter Hernandez Mr. & Mrs. David Ho Mr. & Mrs. Winter Horton Mr. & Mrs. John F. Hotchkis Ms. Angela M. Howell ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Howell Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas F. Howell Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Hurley Jemi Photography Ms. Cristina Johansing ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Tony Johansing (Cathy Mulvey ’64) Mr. & Mrs. Paul Johnson Jostens Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jones (Virginia Schlueter ’64) Mr. & Mrs. Frank A. Karl Mr. & Mrs. Virg Kasputis (Daina Petronis ’80) Mr. & Mrs. Richard Keelty Mr. & Mrs. Bart L. Kessel Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Kezele Mr. & Mrs. Josef Kiechler Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kingston, Jr. Mr. Kevin Koga & Ms. Myrna Ling
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Korzenecki Mr. & Mrs. Norman Labrador Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ladd Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Layton Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Lee Dr. Dennis Leung & Dr. Jiyen Shin Leung Mr. & Mrs. John Lewis Mr. & Mrs. William Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lieb (Megan Clougherty ’99) Mr. & Mrs. James R. Lo Coco Mr. & Mrs. Donald Loewel Mrs. Anna Longstaff Mr. & Mrs. Carlo Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Yeng Keong Low Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lucas Mr. & Mrs. Michael Maddigan Mr. & Mrs. David Maling (Monique Hernandez ’90) Mr. & Mrs. Justin Malloy Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Mar Mr. & Mrs. William Marsh Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Martin (Tara Clougherty ’95) Mayfield Junior School Mr. & Mrs. Scott McBride (Luz Nunez ’90) Mr. & Mrs. Britton McConnell (Mary Shea ’81) Mr. Kurt Mechaley & Mrs. Diane Kooken Mechaley Mijares Mexican Restaurant Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Moffat Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Morin Mr. & Mrs. William Myers Rev. Wayne Negrete S.J. Mr. & Mrs. Kenton Nelson Jennifer Noriega
Rocks Our Annual
Benefit! Norman’s Nursery Mr. Mark O’Keefe & Mrs. Sharick Smyser Orangetheory Fitness, Pasadena Mr. & Mrs. Michael Osborn Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Reilly Pasadena Police Department Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Pascale Mr. & Mrs. Van Richard Pascual Mr. & Mrs. John G. Pasqualetto, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Luis Patino Payden & Rygel Investment Management Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Peistrup Ms. Theresa Peters Ms. Lynn Peterson Ms. Connie Peters Ms. Ann Pibel Pie ’N Burger Mr. & Mrs. Derek Pippert Ms. Anne Pontrelli Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Pontrelli Porta Via Italian Foods Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Powell Mr. & Mrs. Dante Puccinelli Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Randall Mr. & Mrs. George Raptis Mr. & Mrs. Eric Reed (Rebecca Pottmeyer ’89) Mr. Casey Regan Mrs. Kathleen Clougherty Regan ’64 Mr. Sean Regan Dr. & Mrs. Robert Reisch Mr. & Mrs. Randy Renick Mr. & Mrs. Joel Riegsecker Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Robl Mr. Frank Robles & Dr. Darline Robles Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Roohan Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ryan
Ms. Alexia Saigh ’20 Mr. Mark Saigh & Mrs. Mara Suchy Mr. Shadi Sanbar & Dr. Jennifer Sanbar Mr. & Mrs. Steven Sanchez Ms. Golddy Saldana ’15 Mr. & Mrs. James Sarni Mr. & Mrs. Donald Savant Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sclafani Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Seley Mr. & Mrs. Michael Serhan The Shea Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Shively Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Sigler Mr. Jeff Smith Mr. & Mrs. Tim Smith Ms. Sharick Smyser Mr. & Mrs. John Snider Ms. Sara Snider ’11 Ms. Meghan Snyder Society of the Holy Child Jesus Mr. & Mrs. David Stolpe Dr. Warren C. Stout M.D. Mr. Paul Tzanetopoulos Mr. & Mrs. Kieran Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Bill Thomson Mr. & Mrs. William Thomson Mr. & Mrs. Keith Thorell Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Tighe Mr. & Mrs. Maximiliano Torres Mr. & Mrs. Dana Treister (Toi Webster ’82) Mr. Mark Carroll & Mrs. Colleen Clougherty Tripp ’99 Mr. & Mrs. Joe Tupy Ms. Raegen Valdez ’14 Ms. Debbie Valentine ’64 Mr. & Mrs. Damon Valentino Mr. & Mrs. Richard Vargas
Rockin’ ’80s hits were the soundtrack for this platinum success. A chart-topping 330 Mayfield superfans arrived at the Annandale Country Club this spring decked out in permed hair, leg warmers, strategically ripped jeans, and rock band t-shirts to support our Mayfield Rocks! Benefit. And support they did—to the tune of $212,000! Whether their MTV memories favored Run DMC or AC/DC, everyone partied in sync to the beat of our shared love for Mayfield. “I’m so deeply grateful for our community’s support of this incredible school and the fun time we shared,” said Head of School Kate Morin. “The Holy Child education we give our girls is transformational and so much of what we are able to offer stems from your gifts.” We were especially thrilled to honor our beloved “Tede,” Kathleen Clougherty Regan ’64, who has journeyed with Mayfield for nearly 60 years and whose generosity has supported every major campus initiative. (Read more about Tede on page 52 ») Benefit co-chairs Amy Kessel (Chloe ’19 and Carly ’14) and Michelle Brooks (Madison ’20), said working with their benefit committee was “an incredible experience that made for a memorable and timeless bond” among all involved. Mr. Phillip Velasco Mr. & Mrs. Peter Viehl Mr. & Mrs. James Vagim Ms. Megan Villar ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Vinci Mr. Kimbang Vu & Mrs. Ferari Domingo-Vu Mr. & Mrs. Cass Wackerly Ms. Heidi Watson Mr. & Mrs. John Weithas Mr. & Mrs. Peter Wilkniss Sr. France White, SHCJ Ms. Carie Wickers
Mr. James Williams & Ms. Wendy Funkhouser Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Williamson Mrs. Judy Gardner Willis ’64 Ms. Wendy Wisbon Mr. & Mrs. Adam Yatsko Ms. Eleanor Yavarone Dr. Mark Young & Dr. Sarah Bonner Mr. & Mrs. Peter Zovak
2019 Benefit Honoree
Kathleen Clougherty Regan ’64 Celebrating a true Mayfield rock star When Kathleen Clougherty Regan ’64 visited campus recently, a brief interaction with a student gave her reason to celebrate. “I’m just walking up and this lovely student takes a moment, smiles and says ‘hi,’ ” she said. “She didn’t even know me...We made a connection!” That joyful welcome captures what Kathleen loves most about her alma mater. “The friendliness, the love—I see it in our Mayfield girls today,” she said. “And it makes me feel that I’m still at home; Mayfield is still my second home.” The first thing to know about Kathleen is that everyone calls her “Tede” (pronounced TEE-dee), a childhood nickname coined by a young cousin who could not pronounce Kathleen. Second, Tede’s father, Francis, who established Farmer John meats with his brother in 1931, initiated a lifelong Clougherty family bond to Mayfield that began with his friendship with Mother Wilfrid back in the 1950s and Tede’s acceptance to the school in 1960. “By the grace of God, Mother accepted me to Mayfield,” Tede said. “I wasn’t the best student, you know. But I look back on my high school days at Mayfield and it was the best time. I have nothing but fond memories.” We honored Tede for her lifelong connection to Mayfield and her loving resolve to carry on her family’s commitment to supporting our Catholic, Holy Child
education and philosophy. Tede has journeyed with Mayfield for nearly 60 years, holding dear the virtues of faith, community, respect, dignity and service, which were modeled by her parents and reinforced at Mayfield. Not a building has been erected or renovated, not a fundraising campaign or major initiative has unfolded without the support of Tede and the Clougherty family. “Mayfield is in my heart,” she said. “I know my family gave so much to me, but Mayfield really influenced me. ‘Actions Not Words’ has stayed with me all these years,” she said. Her father “really hit it off with Mother Wilfrid,” she said. He was among the founding members of our Board of Trustees, establishing Mayfield as the premier all-girls, Catholic high school in the region. Like Mayfield students of today, Tede has high praise for her excellent teachers, who put her learning first. She recalled struggling in algebra, yet loving school plays, memorizing her lines with confidence. “When Mother Agnes heard me say all those lines she told me ‘Tede, if you can do that, you can memorize a formula,’ ” she recalled. “She was a fantastic teacher, so encouraging.” Among her favorite memories is the butterfly-themed prom she helped organize. “It wasn’t just a junior-senior prom like today—everyone went and it
was on campus...Butterflies everywhere!” Her commitment to service was ingrained as a Mayfield student, when she and other girls would travel to what is now Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, shuttling patients around in wheelchairs. “We learned that giving back is just what you do,” she said. Continuing her father’s service and leadership role at Mayfield, Tede served on our Board of Trustees from 20012007, sharing her wise counsel as an active alumna. During her tenure on the Board, Mayfield completed a master plan that led to the creation of new classrooms in the south wing of Strub Hall, as well as the new Sr. Barbara Mullen Library and Student Commons. Her belief in founder Cornelia Connelly’s educational mission “to meet the wants of the age” led to her generous 1996 donation to fund the Clougherty Computer Center, among the first stateof-the-art computer labs in a Catholic high school. This brings us to another Tede trait we adore. She is our biggest social media fan. Yes! Tede embraces technology and is among the first to like, love, applaud and comment on Mayfield Facebook posts. She texts, shares and sends photos, maintaining connections and the lifelong relationships she forged at Mayfield. “It’s just so fun to reconnect with the girls,” she said of her former classmates.
“When we start talking, it’s like we have never been away.” Tede also served for more than four decades on our Alumnae Council and in 1997 was named our Cornelian Award winner, the highest honor Mayfield gives to an alumna who exemplifies Holy Child values. Every year Tede supports a Holy Child Scholar and cherishes the relationship they build. She also stands strong as woman of faith who has confronted difficult life challenges with love, strength and prayer. Two days before her Mayfield graduation, Tede’s mother, Mary, died of cancer and she will “never forget the love I felt at Mayfield...Oh my God, the nuns were fantastic.” Tede remembers her graduation day so clearly. Immediately after the ceremony, Tede, her family and the Sisters gathered to pray the Rosary in the Chapel—a peaceful devotion to the Blessed Mother she still carries today. “My mom and daddy had prayed for me to graduate from Mayfield,” Tede said. “This is what my mother wanted.” After attending Marymount College, she met her husband, Bill, through a mutual friend. They were married in
1972 and had two boys, Sean and Casey. Bill joined the family business and Tede took on the vocation of motherhood, home life and volunteer service. Events in 1986 changed the course of her life. Her beloved father and older sister Loretta both died from lung cancer, just months apart. Six months later Bill and the boys were enjoying an all-terrain vehicle outing when Bill’s vehicle flipped. He broke his neck, an injury that left him a quadriplegic. “Daddy and Lolly had passed away and then this happened to Billy,” she said. “I don’t know how I got through it. Faith. Faith.” Tede cared for her husband while raising her sons. With her loving care and the family’s support, Bill continued to work at Farmer John. When it became a physical struggle for Tede to support his needs, she brought in professional help. He died in 2013. “It’s what makes you strong, you know? My religion has gotten me through some hard times, very hard times,” she said. “He was the same man I married except that he couldn’t walk or do other things. I was always in love with my best friend.”
When she reached a rough point, she would pray to our Blessed Mother. “I would just say please help me.” The Clougherty family remains strong and loving, as does Tede’s incredible circle of alumnae sisters—because at Mayfield, you have a lifelong family of friends.
“Mayfield is in my heart. I know my family gave so much to me, but Mayfield really influenced me. ‘Actions Not Words’ has stayed with me all these years.” — KATHLEEN CLOUGHERTY REGAN ’64
Alumnae Homecoming Brunch 2019 CORNELIAN AWARD
Mary Wickman ’69, Ph.D., RN Mary Wickman ’69, a leader in nursing and education for almost 40 years, has given a lifetime of service to her country, her community and her church. Mary was nominated by her sisters, Kathleen Wickman Setina ’67 and Patty Wickman ’77, who described her as “a woman of conviction, compassion, faith and integrity.” Mary earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount St. Mary’s College and Master of Science in Nursing from UCLA and worked in obstetrics while raising her family. Early in her career, she was on active duty for three years in the U.S. Navy, then served in the reserves for 18 years before being recalled for Desert Storm in 1991. Mary earned her Ph.D. in Nursing from UCLA in 2004 at the age of 53. The mother of four would regularly wake up at 3:00 a.m. to work on her doctorate, which investigated risk behavior in adolescents, while working and raising her youngest daughter. Mary has been the director of Vanguard University’s nursing program since 2011. Highly sought after for her experience in developing and securing accreditation for graduate nursing degrees, she previously worked and taught at Chapman University, Santa Ana College, Mount St. Mary’s College, and California State University, Fullerton. She also served as the President of the Association of California Nurse Leaders in 2017. Mary’s Homecoming reflection on Cornelia Connelly’s story urged us to live a life of faith even in adversity, and to do so with joy and passion—qualities her sisters say that she epitomizes. Mary continues to generously share her faith with others in a weekly Bible study class and as a church healthcare minister, both at Sunday services as well on mission trips to Rwanda. To meet Mary is to learn exactly what Cornelia Connelly meant by “a bright and joyful spirit.”
We’re still beaming from the love and sisterhood and allaround good vibes that surrounded us at this year’s Alumnae Homecoming Brunch! On a sunny Saturday in early April, 200 incredible Mayfield women reconnected to share memories, mimosas and merriment. For the first time, we had alums from every single reunion class, from five to 70 years! After Mass celebrated by Msgr. Clem Connolly, we honored Mary Wickman ’69 with our 2019 Cornelian Award for Alumna of the Year for her life of “Actions Not Words” as a nurse and educator.
Mary Wickman ’69 (center) with her sisters, Patty Wickman ’77 (left) and Kathy Wickman Setina ’67 (right), and other family members
Save the Date saturday,
April 4, 2020 Homecoming Brunch
2014 2019 POSTSCRIPTS
Alums devote support and service to
South Central LAMP, a Holy Child ministry Mayfield women of faith reach out to empower women in need “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” — Cesar Chavez
These words are the opening message on the website for South Central LAMP and speak to the mission of this nonprofit organization founded more than 20 years ago by eight communities of Catholic Sisters, including the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. The group’s campus on East 48th Street in Los Angeles bustles with programs that empower and build the self-esteem of economically poor women. LAMP, which stands for Los Angeles Ministry Project, offers parenting classes, English lessons, preschool and childcare programs.
South Central LAMP emerged in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots after a group of Sisters canvassed devastated neighborhoods asking families how they could help with the rebuilding process. The Sisters heard a strong desire from mothers to enhance their parenting and other skills to help make a better life for their families.
Educating women boosts their self-esteem Located in a leased school complex owned by Victory Baptist Church, one core LAMP program enrolls neighborhood mothers in a three-year family literacy program. LAMP provides infant and child care so the mothers can attend class. Doramaria, a recent graduate, explained the group’s impact on her life. “South Central LAMP taught me to be an empowered woman, a better mother and a better wife and especially to be a better person for everyone around me,” she said, adding that LAMP teachers took care of her daughter as if she were one of their own. “Now I am proud of myself because I learned to be a woman with goals and dreams,” Doramaria said. “I am leaving here knowing that now I am not afraid to face new challenges.”
Alums donate and serve from the heart
Maritess Lacuesta Kinderman ’93 and Alex Eisele ’14 at the Easter Service Day at South Central LAMP
A new service partnership is launched This year our Alumnae Council decided to devote their service work to LAMP, a partnership that strengthens Mayfield’s ties to an impactful Holy Child ministry. The move also enables our alums to share the gift of action-based love with women and children who live on the margins of society in Los Angeles. “This is a very, very appropriate partnership,” said Mary Fitzpatrick ’72, who serves on the LAMP board as a representative for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. “It allows Mayfield women...to travel with the women of LAMP.” 56
In their first year of work with LAMP, Mayfield alums provided much needed resources to the women and their children. They held two book drives, distributing scores of children’s books to the preschool and donating additional textbooks to the women. When a particularly cold and rainy winter season hit the region, the Mayfield community rallied their forces and donated 75 gently used and new coats to women who had none. In the spring, alums were joined by current students in organizing an Easter celebration for the women and their families, complete with crafts, egg dyeing, Easter baskets, an egg hunt and a fun reptile show for the children. “This wonderful partnership with Mayfield means so, so much for us,” said Ninette Ayala, LAMP development director. “When our families see people from outside their community helping them, they know they have value. They know that they are worthy of extras and they feel the welcome of others.” Maritess Lacuesta Kinderman ’93, co-chair of the Alumnae Council service commission, described their work with LAMP as a “natural fit” with Mayfield and envisions a growing relationship between the two. For Ms. Fitzpatrick, working with LAMP is an extension of her Mayfield education. “The Sisters taught us that being Catholic means caring for those who don’t have a voice,” she said. “We learned about empathy and compassion.” In supporting the women and families of LAMP, Mayfield has found a true call to “Actions Not Words” service.
Career Day 2019:
Mayfield alums, incredible in so many ways, offer
powerful advice More than 30 accomplished, smart, driven, empathic, creative and strategicthinking Mayfield alumnae gathered on campus for Career Day 2019—and, yes, the superlatives are true! During a school-wide event, our alums imparted honest and invaluable career advice to their younger Mayfield sisters. These professionals work as lawyers, entrepreneurs, scientists, psychologists, marketers, engineers, entertainers, doctors, healthcare services leaders and more. At one point during the introductions, moderator Mary Michelena Monroe ’82 took a breath and said, “I’m reading these bios and these women are so incredible and have excelled in so many ways.” Alums offered key tips. Network, they said—especially with us. Mayfield alums want to help young women succeed, particularly Mayfield students. “It isn’t about getting a job or getting into college,” said Ms. Monroe. “It’s about making friends and developing relationships that can help you in the future.” Follow your passions and soak up advice from those you trust. “Listen to the guidance of those around you, which is very, very valuable...Listen to your teachers,” said Giana Korth ’06, Sr. Director of Client Strategy at Meltwater, which develops and markets media monitoring and business intelligence software.
Emily Monroe ’14, Mary Michelena Monroe ’82, Hannah Courtney ’08 and Julia Klein ’10 talk with students about legal careers.
Katie Clancy ’11, Lauren Morales ’11, Alex Ciranna ’11, Katie Lapsys ’05, Peggy Eyler Legault ’74 and Tina Karamanoukian Shabanian ’81 speak to students about medical and healthcare career opportunities.
“It’s a combination of what you are passionate about and what you are really good at.” She recalled a senior year conversation with her AP Calculus teacher, Melissa Tighe, Math Department Chair and Director of Innovation. “She told me I was very good at math and there’s a huge opportunity for women to get into business,” said Ms. Korth, whose entrepreneurial spirit led her to cofound Tampon Tribe, an online company that delivers organic tampons and pads. “I headed off to Georgetown and went to their business school.” Explore, alums said. You never know where it will lead you. “Healthcare has always been my passion,” said Tina Karamanoukian Shabanian ’81, Regional Health Plan Officer for Southern California at Health Net of California. “I started off pre-med, biology. But in college I started to see other avenues and explored the various opportunities in healthcare.”
Be aggressive, yet kind. Don’t burn bridges. There is no substitute for hard work. Go above and beyond. Your reputation is your greatest asset. And never underestimate the power of a handwritten thank you note. Many alums said they can mark the moment that sparked transformation at Mayfield. “I have a particular memory of Cornelia Connelly Day,” said Vicki Chiang ’96, explaining that she served at a domestic violence shelter for women and children called House of Ruth. “I remember being in a playroom for children. That was my very first tug. I thought social service is a place I want to be.” Dr. Chiang is a psychologist and clinical director at the Institute for Girls’ Development, specializing in childhood and adolescence. The institute shares a goal she first experienced at Mayfield. We “empower girls for life,” she said.
“Listen to the guidance of those around you, which is very, very valuable ...Listen to your teachers.” — GIANA KORTH ’06
Class Notes G H Alice Miller Henry-Taylor ’52 still enjoys an
active life. “I’ve been volunteering at Stepping Stone drug and alcohol rehab for 35 years. They are naming their new sober living “Alice’s Place”—what a tribute! My oldest granddaughter works at Pinterest in NYC. My middle granddaughter is graduating from the University of Arizona in Tucson and will start working at GoDaddy in August. My youngest granddaughter is at Cal Poly and has an internship this summer at MicroVu in Napa. They are all wonderful young women. My kids are doing well, too. I’m active in several women’s groups, walk six days a week, hike weekly and do a gym routine every other day! The rock painting craze captured my attention. Photography is still a highlight as well. All is good! I’m blessed and hope my classmates are thriving as well!” Mimi Auldridge Van De Houten ’54 met with classmate Ruth Evans Clark ’54 1 for lunch in Virginia this past January. Susan “Todd” 1
Annette Carhartt Brandin ’66 and Candida Crowe Genzmer ’66 3 accepted the
Holy Child Scholarship trophies at Homecoming & Reunions in April. The Class of 1966 once again won both awards for the highest amount raised and the highest class participation! No
and her husband, Bill, recently spent four days with Mayfield classmate Becky Peters O’Malley ’57 and her husband, Mike, at their lovely home in Berkeley, California. Todd also works with our sister Holy Child School, the Cornelia Connelly Center (CCC), in Manhattan and co-directs the Young Reviewer Program at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature. She recently hosted 12 “Young Reviewers” at the CCC for the Bank Street College annual children’s book awards ceremony. Sondra Rogers Behrens ’59 2 with her granddaughter, Sophia (11), after church service this Easter. Warner Jackson ’57
other class has ever achieved a threepeat of both top giving honors! We offer heartfelt congratulations and gratitude for your generosity, and for raising the bar year after year for all Mayfield alumnae. Mary Stoebe Sheridan ’66 “My year started with preparations for the closing of the monastery where I had volunteered for more than seven years. That was hard on everyone, and called for a lot of adjustment, but I have to say that I have missed the Sisters. Their customs had become so much a part of my life, but I know I will develop new ones in the years to come. I did a lot of traveling this year, most of it with dear friends. Two weeks at the monastery in Clyde, Missouri (the motherhouse of the monastery here in Tucson), so it was a time for catching up with friends. I continued my oral history project there. Then to Florida with another friend, where we sat and looked at the ocean for a week. It was good to be near an ocean again, even though it was the Atlantic. I particularly enjoyed watching the pelicans. Then, in October, I traveled to San Antonio, Texas with another friend. We had a great time, and particularly enjoyed the Riverwalk—what a wonderful addition to the city that is. Of course, we had pictures taken in front of the Alamo—they won’t let you out of the city if you don’t do that! I’m still in Tucson, and plan to be here for a while. I’ve joined a nice group of “single seniors” who like to go to dinner and 6
plays. I had missed community theater, and thought there wasn’t any in Tucson, only to find that I am surrounded by it. We’ve seen some excellent plays— what fun. I continue with the Oblates (Benedictine Associates). I’ve also been going for personal training twice a week, in addition to the warm water exercise at Reed Park. My trainer says I’m getting stronger, recently calling me ‘Mighty Mary.’ I’m not so sure about that.” Lin Karl McMahon ’66 4 , husband Brian, and sister Kristina Karl DeLorme ’64 gathered with their families in Sonoma, California at the Kenwood Inn and Spa to celebrate the marriage of their daughter Kate McMahon to Jeffrey Garcia, both of San Francisco. Kate was attended by her sister, Emily Retterer Albanese ’92, who flew in from Manhattan with her husband Jason Albanese. Emily has two sons, Charlie (12) and Henry (9), and is a Beginners Specialist at the Buckley School in Manhattan. Also at the celebration was their son, Chapman Retterer, who has a daughter, Molly (15) and son, Max (13). Chapman is a beverage sales manager living in Sonoma. Their son, Jason Retterer, an attorney from Salinas, and his wife, Trinh, were there also. They are the parents of Sydney (12) and Morgan (11). Andrew McMahon, a touring and recording artist from San Clemente, was there with his wife, Kelly, and their daughter, Cecilia (5), who was the flower girl. Andrew is a 13-year leukemia survivor. He was diagnosed at age 23 while on tour with his band, Jack’s Mannequin, in New York City. A stem cell transplant from his sister Kate saved his life. Andrew has devoted himself to raising awareness of adolescent and
young adult cancer patients, survivors and their caretakers. He has raised several million dollars through The Dear Jack Foundation, donating touring proceeds and holding annual fundraising concerts across the country. If you have a young friend or family member suffering with this disease you may find additional information on Andrew’s website, dearjackfoundation.org. Sally McFadden Gordon ’67 is still waiting for people to come and visit her in the Napa Valley. She no longer has her restaurant but she may still cook for you! Sally went back to UC Davis in January 2018 and completed a program in Professional Life Coaching for Life and Work. She sees it as a new career at age 70 and is very happy. Victoria Howell Fuster de la Riva ’69, along with her sisters, Connie Howell White ’71, Angela Howell ’76 and Honora Howell Chapman ’80, presented their niece, Lucy Howell ’20, 5 with her class ring on Ring Night in April. Erin Moore ’69 6 “For the past 11 years I have taken USC Anthropology students abroad to look at the great variety of healing approaches that exist in the world. The class is called The Global Performance in Healing. For the first seven years my students and I went to visit the ‘spiritual healer’ John of God in Brazil—as ethnographers, not patients. This summer will be my fifth year walking on the Camino de Santiago. This is our second year walking the Portuguese route from Porto (after a quick trip to Fatima). We walk a total of 225 miles. Before our trip we gain strength through hiking the local San Gabriel Mountains. The photo shows us at Henninger Flats with our full Camino backpacks.” Kathleen Clary Miller ’69 7 and her husband, Brad, with three of their
six grandchildren, who visited from Pennsylvania. Pictured from left to right: Olivia, Natalie, and Jack. The Class of 1969 8 celebrated their 60th Class Reunion at Alumnae Homecoming Brunch in April.
“My daughter Louisa married Joseph Mark on January 19, 2019 in Pasadena.” Christianne Engs Dimitri ’75 and her husband, Richard, have co-founded the John Dimitri Research Foundation for Congenital Heart Disease to honor their son John "Jack" Dimitri (1997-2017). “Helping other children is at the center of the charitable initiatives of our not-for-profit organization that promotes awareness and funds research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects, specifically hypoplastic-left-heart syndrome (HLHS), complicated by protein-losing enteropathy (PLE).” Mary Nally Ternan ’79 10 and her husband, Ed, recently launched Silverwise, a company that helps families navigate the aging process with dignity. Learn more at www.silverwiseaging.com. Margaret Agamenoni Williams ’73 9
has been named interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State University. She and her husband, Bill, also led a for-credit study abroad trip to Mallorca with a focus on the culture of the island from antiquity to the present day. A group of 16 College of Arts and Humanities undergrads participated, and each student presented a site report that they had researched and written before departing for Spain. Lisa Fleischman ’81 12 and her family have moved to Miami after many years living in New York City, where she first moved to go to law school. Lisa, her husband Shane Molloy and their three sons Declan, Ronan and Larcan moved to Miami last year along with the private equity fund she works for. They all miss their friends in NYC, but are enjoying Miami. They enjoy kayaking, swimming and house hunting. Trisha Thurman Denney ’81 “I have moved to Sedona, Arizona to run Dream Maker Sedona, LLC vacation rentals. We have a three-bedroom inn in the Village of Oak Creek and four two-bedroom units in the uptown Sedona area, which are walking Honora Howell Chapman ’80 11
distance from trails, stores and restaurants. We also have two holiday rentals in the city of Scottsdale, one with five bedrooms and the other with six. Contact me anytime if anyone wants to visit Arizona! You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ DreammakerBB. My granddaughter is now three and we are having a blast with her. We’re planning a trip to Oceanside in the RV in June with her. Our oldest daughter manages the inn and lives in the fourplex with her husband, which is why I am having a blast with the granddaughter as I see her every day! Our middle daughter, Taylor, is getting married in October so plans are in full swing. Our oldest son and youngest daughter are in college and doing great. We also have six Godchildren through Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA, who we see at least once in year in Mexico, and one in El Salvador. We’ll be heading to the Dominican Republic in late October/early November to visit the NPH home there for the first time. We are beyond blessed and truly thankful to God for everything we are, have and do.” Rowena Prepena Moreno ’81 13 skied Mammoth this past winter. Donell Aure Thomas ’83 14 “Aloha, I moved to Maui and teach PE and health. This is my view. I
don’t miss California very much!” Ann Rahn Benson ’88 15 “The Benson family moved from Brawley, California to Indian Wells three years ago. Steve still commutes to run the family farm. I am starting a teaching career again. Three of our children, Maggie (14), Whitney (12) and Fletcher (8), attend Sacred Heart School and Adele (16) attends Xavier Preparatory High School. We absolutely love the activity and lifestyle in the desert, with the exception of the hot summers. We love to escape the heat and visit family and friends on the coast as much as possible. It’s also fun to run into Pasadena/Mayfield people visiting the desert, so please look me up!”
“I’m in a big career change right now. Having experienced multiple tragic losses in the past few years, I decided it was time to deal more consciously with death and dying. I teamed up with my good friend Ziri who owns FRIENDS Funeral Home (www. friendsaf.com). We work closely with family members in a very personalized way offering burials, cremations, and alternative end-of-life celebrations as well Stacy Morrissey ’90
as shipping the loved remains domestically and abroad. I find this work greatly rewarding and have a deeper appreciation for all the stages of life.” Mary Shimazaki ’91 “I have completed my doctorate in educational psychology from USC this spring and my daughter, Jacqueline, will be attending Mayfield in the fall!” Patricia Perez ’94 has owned Pho Show restaurant in Culver City since 2008 and just celebrated its 11-year anniversary this June. “My other stores, 310 Coffee Company in Mar Vista, California and Genever Bar in Historic Filipinotown both just celebrated one-year anniversaries! I’ve partnered with Mayfield alum Janelle Corpuz Heathcoat ’96 to build a brick-andmortar wellness business named Jupiter Soundscape in West Covina, California.” Marissa Roth ’97 16 “I’ve been living in San Diego since attending UCSD, starting in 1997. I have been married to my college sweetheart for the past 15 years. We have two kids (11 & 6) and I have a full-time job as an administrator for the anesthesia department at Kaiser Permanente.” Betsy Sinclair ’98 17 Mayfield’s 2019 graduation speaker recently published A Connected America: Politics in the Era
of Social Media. It’s an immersive look at politics in the age of social media and viral content. The Class of 1999 18 met at Mijares on the eve of their 20th class reunion to celebrate!
married Servite alum Christopher Smith at Brisa Mar Palapa in Sayulita, Mexico, an event venue run by Damien Porter, whose sisters Gabrielle Porter Taylor ’90, Simone Porter Johnston ’96, and Dominique Porter ’02 are all Mayfield alums! Katie’s Mayfield sisters Megan Leitzinger ’99, Katie Bitonti ’00 19
Julie Moore Badros ’99, Katie Ziemann Martel ’99, Adriene Plescia Lynch ’99 and Nicole Franco ’00 pictured, all attended. Christina Hilo ’03 20
“I live in Brooklyn, New York and recently started working as a registered nurse at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. I’ve been in a loving partnership with Rosie Frascella for the past five years and we have our daughter Niki Malaya (3). I’m active in the Filipino community advocating for human rights in the Philippines with the Malaya Movement and GABRIELA New York, a Filipina women’s group.” Anna Park ’03 21 “My spouse, David Witzling, and I welcomed
our second child, Eleanor Park-Witzling on March 25, 2019. Her older brother, Theo (2), already adores her.” Collyn Kalunian Condon ’04 22 “I met my husband, Michael Condon, when we were both at USC. He went to Loyola High School, grew up in Palos Verdes, and now works downtown in commercial real estate. We were married on July 28, 2018 at Our Savior Parish on USC’s campus and stepped into marriage greeted by the celebratory sounds of the USC Trojan marching band! The reception afterwards was at the historic former Cathedral of St. Vibiana in downtown L.A. Other Mayfield Senior School alums in attendance were Andrea Swain Laks ’03, Natalie Nahigian Turner ’94 and Allyson Tevrizian Verbinski ’88. We went on a safari to Kenya for our honeymoon!” Mayfield “Big Sister” Mary Stathatos Cole ’02 with her “Little Sister,” Lindsey Evan Holliday ’04, 23 at a recent birthday for Mayfield Junior School alum James Stathatos. Their moms have been besties since first grade at MJS! Sylvana Hidalgo ’05 24 “My husband Dave and I would like to share the news that we welcomed our first child on December 3, 2018 in Santa Monica. Anabel Lucia Wheelock has captured our hearts and we
are so blessed by her arrival. Luckily she has a few fellow Mayfield baby friends for play dates already!” Jordan Eboreime Williams ’05 25 and her husband, Stephen, welcomed a son, Julian, on March 22. Becky Dryden Sprinzen ’06 26 traveled to Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand to achieve her 200-Hour Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Teaching Certificate, a passion first ignited during theatre conservatory and health and wellness classes at Mayfield! Sara Krasner ’06 27 “I was married on October 4, 2018 to Charles “Max” Smythe. We’ve been together for eight years and were married in a small ceremony up at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Two of my Mayfield classmates, Mary Sima ’06 and Allison Burns Gadberry ’06, attended and Glen Carroll ’06 was there through FaceTime! We’ve been living in San Francisco since 2013, but are moving back to Southern California for one year this coming August to complete my pre-doctoral internship (the final year of my program!) at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. Looking forward to being back home and seeing family and friends!” Liz Ortiz Cabot ’07 28 and her husband Paul welcomed a baby girl, Frances Louise, on May 16, 2019, weighing in at 8 lbs. 4 oz and 21 inches long. Jessica Mennis Viets ’08 29 “2018 was a whirlwind of life changes for me. I married my college sweetheart, Neal, in a beautiful September ceremony in Pasadena. Anne Marie Gaggioli ’08 and Allison Ficht ’08 were both in the bridal party. We honeymooned in Thailand and currently live in New York. I also changed jobs, and am now working as the Manager of Social Impact for Kate Spade New York, specifically focused on the On Purpose initiative. On Purpose is KSNY’s social enterprise initiative committed to employing and empowering communities and their change agents: women. The instore sales of our On Purpose collection empower women by providing sustainable work and educational resources, while our On Purpose philanthropic fund invests in local community programs where these women live. Our first On Purpose supplier, Abahizi Rwanda, based in the community of Masoro, Rwanda,
is owned and run by 250 women from the local community. I have been lucky enough to travel to Abahizi, and have been touched by the graciousness of the people, gratitude of spirit, and beauty of the country.”
Catherine Rose Grimes ’11, 30
who holds a Master of Social Work degree, is a Verified Visto Volunteer for the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative & the Order of Malta Prison Ministry in the Los Angeles County Probation Department. She manages programs on financial literacy, mentorship, and spirituality in English & Spanish for inmates aged 11-18 at L.A. County juvenile halls. She is also a Consultant, Director of Strategic Alliances and Innovation for the Human Trafficking Legal Network’s Youth Mentoring Initiative. In this role, she assists in the Love4Life (social and emotional learning) program and career-building workshops for at-risk, foster, homeless, and trafficked youth. They also collaborate with L.A. County schools, community-based organizations, juvenile detention centers, former foster youth, law enforcement, veterans, judges, and attorneys. Catherine Rose is also an inaugural member for the Cubs4Others Homelessness Roundtable Discussions & Action Projects that discusses current issues, builds multi-disciplinary collaborations, and implements prevention and intervention programs. She is pictured on one of her trips for a friend’s bachelorette party in Costa Rica, where they hiked the jungle with bats, parrots, and monkeys, swam in hot springs, sailed and snorkeled. Julie Sanchez ’11 31 “On March 27, 2019, my love Dr. Matthew Brehove (Loyola High School ’06) proposed to me at the Huntington Library. Matthew is in his post-doc at City of Hope. We are planning to get married November 23, 2019 at San Gabriel Mission and are ecstatically happy.” Cynthia Campos Costanzo ’12 32 is currently studying in Japan. “My school is owned by a company that also owns several vocational schools across the country, including culinary schools. We
get to take free sample classes at several vocational schools if we are interested. So far, I’ve done a few baking classes. I love baking, but alas, my dorm only has stovetops and a toaster oven!” Karina Alvarez ’13 33 reunited with her former Cubs cross country teammate Katherine Tighe ’16, who visited Karina in Germany during her study abroad semester in Metz, France. Karina is studying at the University of Bayreuth in Germany obtaining her Master of Science in Global Change Ecology at the Bayreuth Eremitage. Karina is leaning strongly towards research and environmental protection in Mediterranean-type ecosystems like Southern California. Christina Lara ’14 34 “In December of 2018 I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering! I moved back home after graduation and am currently in the process of interviewing with biomedical engineering companies here in Southern California.” Maureen McConnell ’15 graduated from Boston College in May. This summer, she is teaching at Mission Dolores Academy in San Francisco and will return to Boston College in the fall to pursue her master’s in education. Michaela Puccinelli ’15 35 graduated from Villanova University with a degree in business administration
with an emphasis on accounting. She has returned to Los Angeles to work at PwC. Allison O’Neil ’16 “I am so excited to announce that I have committed early to serve with ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) after receiving my bachelor’s from Notre Dame in 2020! I will be teaching in a Catholic school (subject, grade level, and location still unknown at this point!) for two academic years, and will be taking summer classes at Notre Dame to eventually receive my master’s in education. This has been a dream of mine ever since freshman year when I first heard about the program. Within the last year, my work at the Notre Dame Writing Center and as a fellow at the God and the Good Life program have made my love of teaching that much more clear to me. I am so grateful for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to see what the next three years have in store!” Gabriela Morales ’17 36 is working as a communications and marketing intern this summer at the Autry Museum of the American West. Gabriela was awarded the 10-week internship through the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, which encourages greater diversity in professions related to museums and visual arts throughout Los Angeles. 31
women give more than $1 million Laura Coats†
Laura Coats was the English teacher her students never forgot. In the classroom she gave girls the building blocks to important life skills—the ability to write and be a critical thinker. Outside the class, she was a dynamo gymnastics coach. Her commitment to “Actions Not Words” service and her fondness for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus also extended to her support of the Cornelia Connelly Law Center. After leaving the classroom, Laura’s 40-year relationship with Mayfield included service on the Board of Trustees from 1992-1998. In 1990, Laura and her husband, Thom Schulz, instituted the Coats Family Scholarship in memory of her late husband, former trustee Roy Coats (Virginia Coats Ashworth ’74 and Nancy Coats Roth ’78). This scholarship supports the daughters or relatives of alumnae, passing the Mayfield family connection on to future generations. In life, Laura uplifted all those she touched and the education of future Mayfield students will likewise be uplifted by her generosity. Laura’s bequest is the largest planned gift and endowment gift in the history of the school and ensures a full scholarship will be awarded in perpetuity.
Endowment giving: Caring for the future
Our Mayfield Senior School endowment fund allows us to offer financial aid to deserving students, care for our facilities and help offset rising tuition costs, extending the reach of our Holy Child education. With smart financial management from our Board of Trustees—and the recent Bellefontaine Society bequests of Laura Coats, Helen Elmquist Cutler ’56 and Diane O’Hagan Kolvas ’45—our endowment has grown from $5.8 million in 2015 to $10 million as of June 30, 2019.
Tax-deductible endowment gifts can be made as a one-time gift of cash or stock, through a pledge over several years, through an ongoing annual commitment, or through planned gifts and bequests. For more information about establishing your own endowment at Mayfield, please contact Angela Howell ’76, Director of Development, at (626) 204-1006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Coats and Thom Schulz on a visit to Mayfield in 2015
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“Generosity, generosity, generosity must be the beginning and ending of our life.”
in generous bequests We tell our students today that Mayfield is an education for life. Their inspiring teachers, their transformative learning and their bonds of friendship will be enduring touchstones. Three women, Laura Coats, a former teacher and Board of Trustees member, and alumnae Helen Elmquist Cutler ’56 and Diane O’Hagan Kolvas ’45, embodied our Holy Child virtues. We are grateful for their major Bellefontaine Society bequests to our endowment, which will help sustain Mayfield excellence and our special Holy Child education for generations.
Helen Elmquist Cutler ’56†
— CORNELIA CONNELLY
Helen Elmquist Cutler ’56 with her “flower girl” attendant at graduation
We like to say that Mayfield is a place where “gifts come alive.” Helen Elmquist Cutler ’56 was clearly an early model of this adage. She served as Crossroads yearbook photography editor. A skilled piano player, she earned the music award at graduation and won a certificate of honor at talent competition at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Helen embodied the spirit of a lifelong learner, earning her bachelor’s degree in music and history from USC in 1960. She went on to receive a law degree from UCLA in 1981 and was an expert in personal injury and worker’s compensation law. She and her husband, Allan, also an attorney, co-authored a book, The Jew as Ally of the Muslim: Medieval Roots of Anti-Semitism, which was nominated for the National Jewish Book Award. A member of the Bellefontaine Society from its inception, Helen always wanted to make a lasting gift to her alma mater. Her generosity enables a new generation of girls to discover their own unique gifts at Mayfield.
Diane O’Hagan Kolvas ’45† Diane O’Hagan Kolvas’s lifelong love of learning and books was rooted in her Mayfield education. Diane is among the early generations of girls to earn a Mayfield high school diploma and her June 1945 graduation came just months before the end of World War II. With a heart bent on service to her country, Diane moved to Japan and worked as a secretary for the military during the Korean War. She married Angelo Kolvas, settling in West Covina, and had a long career with Xerox in Pasadena. She sustained her love for reading—nurtured so intently during her Mayfield years—and built an expansive personal library. Diane’s generous gift to Mayfield reflects her gratitude for a school that, back in the 1940s, gave young women the knowledge and confidence to pursue their passions and careers.
My Legacy, My Gift
Diane O’Hagan Kolvas ’45 (right) with her sister and fellow alum, Joyce O’Hagan Nores ’49
Laura, Diane and Helen joined the Bellefontaine Society when they included Mayfield Senior School in their estate plans—a decision that will touch the lives of future generations of Mayfield families. You can bequeath a percentage or residue of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or make gifts of life insurance, retirement funds, and other deferred gifts. To learn more about the advantages of making charitable bequests to Mayfield, please contact Angela Howell ’76, Director of Development, at (626) 204-1006 or email email@example.com. OUR LEGAL TITLE IS:
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In Memoriam Prince Akins, grandfather of Audrey Akins ’20 and Natalie Akins ’18
Elisa Ibarra, grandmother of Megan Villar ’17
Johanna Allen, grandmother of Amber Allen ’19
Ruben A. Jacinto, father of Monica Jacinto ’83
Bruce Anderson, father-in-law of Elizabeth Murphy Anderson ’83
Josephine Jimenez, grandmother of Isabella Rodriguez ’19
and grandfather of Charlotte Anderson ’15
and Molly Johnston ’66
Peter Berger, brother of Sr. Inez Berger ’48, SHCJ, father of
Bruce Johnson, grandfather of Brooke Brody ’19
Molly Johnson ’79 and Angelique Berger ’88 and grandfather of Brigitte Berger ’21 and Margaux Berger ’23
Malcolm Kemp, husband of Paula Connolly Kemp ’61
James Boyle, grandfather of Lauren Boyle ’15 June Brown, grandmother of Jordy Brown ’20 William Buckingham, brother of Ann Shea ’81 Ida Bustos, mother of Rose Diaz ’90 and grandmother of Marina Marmolejo ’13 and Lily Marmolejo ’15
Washington Butler, grandfather of Jade Stewart ’09
Laura Johannsen Krimmel ’03 Joan Lamberti, mother of Cathy Considine ’71 and Lynda Stubblefield ’74 and grandmother of Nicole Stubblefield ’11
John Lewis, brother of trustee Bill Lewis and uncle of Maureen Lewis ’18
Ken Lewis, grandfather of Madeline Lewis ’19 and Alexandra Lewis ’20
Virginia Calderon, grandmother of Jacqueline Knox ’03
Sara O’Donnell Lewitzke, grandmother of Hanna Lee ’22 and Caitlin Lee ’18
Sarah Symes ’08
Cleofe Lopez, great-grandmother of Isabella Paine ’19
Craig Cavins, husband of Barbara Casler ’69
Murray Marsh, father of of Heidi Marsh ’89 and Catherine
Paul Chiara, father of Esme Chiara ’21
Hayden Marsh ’86 and grandfather of Molly Marsh ’20 and Maggie Marsh ’23
Rosario Copado, grandmother of Vienna Copado ’20 and Nina Copado ’22
Frank Decker, husband of former staff member Cheryl Decker Rob DesHotel, father of Ella DesHotel ’20 Sam Diannitto, Jr., father of Dianne Ciulla ’83 and grandfather of Gabriella Ciulla ’15
Martha Dowd, great-grandmother of Rory Burke’20 Margo Geiger ’65 Carmen Giedt ’67 Dorothy Halpin, mother of Kristina Martinez de la Torre ’82 Mary Catherine Follen Hawley, mother-in-law of Jane Collins Hawley ’86
Richard Hotaling, father-in-law of Bernadette Hartfield Hotaling ’83 and grandfather of Maureen McCarthy ’09, Emily Balfour ’12 and Madeleine Hotaling ’18
Tony Kim, father of Karin Kim ’86
Kay Leppert Cabrera ’59
James Carmack, father of Cathleen Jones ’69 and grandfather of
Elaine Johnston, mother of Elene Johnston ’64
Jack Baum, husband of Lillian Baum ’50
Betty McKenney, mother of Sara Gillissie ’95 Sr. Pauline McShain, SHCJ Jose Mendoza, father of Lauren ’19, Amanda ’16 and Erica ’12 Selma Adinoff Mennis, grandmother of Jessica Mennis ’08 Beverly Mills, mother of Peggy Mills Ireland ’82 and grandmother of Shelby Mills Zaiger ’09 and Maggie Ireland ’16
Joann Monohan, mother of Julia Monohan ’10 Donald Monteleone, father of Annette Monteleone ’80, Michele Monteleone ’84 and grandfather of Hayley Slaught ’15
Michael Montgomery, father of Megan Williams ’86 William Elliott Myers, grandfather of Caroline Myers ’22 Donald Nelson, father-in-law of Barbara Balen ’77 Estela Ortiz, grandmother of Hannah Olivar ’21 and Amanda Olivar ’18
I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me, even though that person dies, will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. — JOHN 11:25
Marjorie Pings, mother of Anne Pings ’81 and Mary Pings ’84 Harriet Rector, mother of Allison Rector ’97 Carmen Reyes, grandmother of Julia Domingo ’21, Jaylin Domingo ’19 and Malayna Domingo ’18
Eustolia Margarita Reyes, mother of staff member Angelica Sanchez Victor Reyna, grandfather of Lizzie Cass ’19 Corinne Rising ’89, aunt of Annalise Rising ’23 and Arianne Rising ’23
Kathleen O’Brien Risk ’63, mother of Eliza Albert ’91 and Kathleen Hartnett ’92, sister of Adelaine Mattox ’59†, Sheila Kolanoski ’56† and Denise Lee ’65†
David Sanchez, father of Isabella Sanchez ’19 and Mayali Sanchez ’23
Francisca Sanchez, great-grandmother of Natalia Rodriguez ’21 Kathleen Haidy Seaman ’60, sister of Molly Schmitt ’63 Barbara Shaller, grandmother of Lindsay Hayden ’97 and Lauren Shaller ’07
Kathy Sinkovich, Latin teacher from 1990-2002 Mary Smith, sister of staff member Cathy Cota, aunt of Rachel Cota Hochstetler ’04 and Carolyn Cota ’06
Peggy Still, mother of Lacy Still ’70 Sharon Strople Stauffer ’50, mother of Renee Mauvezin Hansen ’74 and Claire Mauvezin Carlyle ’75 and grandmother of Lindsey Hansen ’04 and Michelle Hansen DeBoever ’07
Gregoria Karides Suchy, grandmother of Alexia Saigh ’20 and Arianna Saigh ’18
Sr. Loretta Tiernan, SHCJ George Marvin Treister, father-in-law of Toi Webster Treister ’82 Leoni Tutunjian, great-grandmother of Gabriella Pontrelli ’20 Eric Valentine, husband of Debbie Langan Valentine ’64 John Wagner, father of Barbara McAndrews ’80, Peggy Stratford ’82 and Dori O’Donnell ’89
Alice Wilson, mother of Patricia Brugman ’74 and grandmother of Katherine Brugman ’08
Sam Winston, brother of Melissa Alfieri ’83 and uncle of Alexis Alfieri ’10
Stained glass window of the Resurrection in Mayfield’s Connelly Chapel
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A Mayfield Senior School graduate is a woman of... faith, who is grounded in God’s love reverence, who celebrates the uniqueness
and dignity of each person, and of creation
justice, who participates compassionately and responsibly in her local and global communities
intellect, who shares her gifts to create solutions integrity, who leads with confidence balance, who cultivates spiritual, intellectual, emotional, artistic and physical well-being
joy, who embraces life in its entirety