Strengthening the mind, body and spirit ANNUAL REPORT 2021-2022
O GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL • O GORMAN JUNIOR HIGH CHRIST THE KING ELEMENTARY • HOLY SPIRIT ELEMENTARY • ST. KATHARINE DREXEL ELEMENTARY ST. LAMBERT ELEMENTARY • ST. MARY ELEMENTARY • ST. MICHAEL ELEMENTARY †
Our Mission ...to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence. What a great year to be part of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools community! There is much to be thankful for and I am honored to have been able to serve as board chair this past year. There were many great accomplishments including state championships, five National Merit Finalists, 58 seniors graduating with a 4.0 or higher grade point average and O’Gorman High School being selected as a National Blue Ribbon School Award for the fourth time was truly a highlight. One of the main focuses for the school board and administration has been to build upon the great Catholic identity we have within all eight of our schools. Thanks to Bishop DeGrood and the initiative implemented by the Diocese to make us all “Lifelong Missionary Disciples through God’s Love,” Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools was given a great gift this past year by having the Pro Ecclesia Sancta religious community be part of our schools. Their presence in our schools, ministering to students and faculty, organizing retreats and many other works done during the year has been an incredible blessing. We are so grateful for their witness as we continue to help our students and staff develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We have been blessed to have Bishop DeGrood and our parish priests actively involved in Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. The spiritual and religious support they provide to our students and staff has been invaluable this year as we all continue to strive to keep Christ at the center of all we do. Finally, we are appreciative of the families of all eight of our Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. We are grateful for the many sacrifices you make to allow your children to receive the best Catholic education in this region. Thank you and God bless,
Matt Mueller Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Board Chair
From the Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls Dear Friends, Parents and Supporters of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools, When thinking about education, images of students strengthening their minds come to the forefront. It is not a difficult leap to further contemplate images of students strengthening the body, as so many students participate in school activities that foster physical development or agility. These are both true aspects of education, but for Catholics, they alone are not enough. The benefit we have as a Catholic school system, which sets us apart, is that we focus not only on the growing minds and physical health of our students, but also their growth in virtue and holiness. God has called us all to be saints. Above all else, this is our aim as a Catholic school system: to form great saints. Mind, body and soul, all three of these facets of the person are integrated. The balance of the three is uniquely harmonized at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Faith formation must be a part of every class, every day, in every building. The activities offered encourage our students to use their bodies to excel with the gifts God has given them. The academic curriculum fosters a sense of wonder and a desire to dig deeper into the academic world. And, we pray, the Spirit of God permeates it all, urging us all to the heights of holiness! As you read through this year’s annual report, you will see how the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools System caters to the whole person, our students’ body, mind and soul. May God bless each of you for the contributions you have made in support of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. In the love of the Lord,
Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls
From the President of Bishop O†Gorman Catholic Schools
Dear Parents, Alumni and Friends,
It is with sincere gratitude that we share with you Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools’ Annual Report for 2021-2022. Your generous support of our students is truly inspiring. Thank you for choosing to partner with administrators, educators, staff members, alumni, parents and friends in the vital mission of Catholic education. By sharing your gifts of time, talent and treasure with our students, you have made a direct, lasting and positive impact upon their lives. As the ultimate beneficiaries of your generosity, our students and staff are truly grateful for your kindness and support. We provide our students with the best environment in which to grow in mind, body and spirit. As a result of our dedicated faculty and staff, our students experience a secure, warm and welcoming community, retreat programs, spiritual formation, award-winning theater programs, championship-level athletics, as well as clubs and organizations that truly distinguish our amazing students and schools. We work tirelessly to offer every student, regardless of background, an invitation into a relationship with Christ, while at the same time giving opportunities, accompaniment and accountability to students who are seeking more in their faith journey. Our mission “…to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence” is alive in our schools through the actions of our students and staff. We were blessed with the arrival of the Pro Ecclesia Sancta (PES) community within our schools this past school year. The sisters and brothers of PES have supported and strengthened our mission. As missionary disciples of God’s love, our students continually receive an invitation to a deeper relationship with Christ so that they can continue growing as disciples. Coming alongside a Catholic way of life and Gospel values is academic excellence. In the fall of 2021, O’Gorman High School was recognized for the fourth time as a National Blue Ribbon School. A tremendous accomplishment which reinforces the well-rounded Catholic education our students receive.
You have made all of this possible. Our challenge today is to continue the tradition of ensuring excellence for years to come. We strive to preserve and expand our mission, Catholic identity, academic excellence and co-curricular programs, while providing an educational program that is accessible to all, regardless of their family financial status. Finally, I want to thank you for your investment in the 2,600 students of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. You are in my prayers of thanksgiving every day for all that you have done and continue to do for our Knights Family!
May God continue to bless you and your family,
Kyle L. Groos
Operating Key Figures Tuition/Fees Tuition Assistance Parish Subsidies Development Staff Salary Initiative Investment Income Other
67% -2% ** 21% 4% 3% 3% 4%
2021-2022 Distribution of Revenues & Expenses *
Salaries & Benefits Facility Maintenance Instructional Extracurricular Office & Administration Technology
88% 3% 2% 3% 3% 1%
* Represents preliminary information. For more detailed financial information, contact the Business Office at 605-335-6557. ** Tuition Assistance, which consists of the Multi-Child Discount, St. Francis Grants and Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Grants, are a reduction to revenue as opposed to an additional expense to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
From the Director of Development
“How did you hear about us?” This is a question so many retailers and businesses ask. In the business world, word of mouth is the absolute best source of advertising. When my family and I moved to Sioux Falls in 2020, we relied on other people’s recommendations for so many things: where to get our oil changed, best restaurants, family doctors and dentists, who should cut our hair, and so much more. Sending our children to Catholic school was never a question, it was a sure thing. We moved from a smaller community and knew the transition to a large public school would be difficult for our girls. Bishop O’Gorman Schools’ reputation was already known to us. In the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools’ Annual Report for 2021-2022, you will read about families and individuals who share the impact the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools has had on them. Their stories tell how the education and community of faith has drawn them closer to each other and become a valuable resource in their life I am grateful for the opportunity to work with all of the families, businesses and donors who recognize the value that is the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. I am looking forward to growing personally, professionally, and spiritually because of the generous impact you have on Catholic education in Sioux Falls.
Total Development Revenue - $940,000* 2020-21 Development Revenue for Operations: $644,000 $151,000
Bob Burns Dakota Bowl
Gift Card Program
Tuition Assistance Unrestricted Gifts & Donations
Connections Business Directory Opening Knighter RahRah
2020-21 Development Revenue for Programs & Tuition Assistance: $296,000
$35,000 $17,000 $15,000
Extravaganza Capital Improvements
OGHS One Goal
OGJH One Time Fund Time
Go Give OG Athletic Boosters 10x12 Alumni Giving Program Performing Arts Boosters
*In addition, $600,000 was added to the Development Budget for the Annual SSI (Staff Salary Initiative). • $500,000 was raised through Development fundraising efforts. • $100,000 was contributed through investment distributions from The Living Stones endowment from the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation.
Bishop O†Gorman Catholic Schools Board of Directors 2021–2022 Cathedral of St. Joseph Fr. James Morgan Chris Lent
Holy Spirit Parish Fr. Chuck Cimpl Phil Gundvaldson
St. Katharine Drexel Parish Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick Patrick Kappel
St. Mary Parish Fr. Paul Rutten Mike Heineman
St. Therese Parish Fr. Kevin O’Dell Michelle Pellman
Christ the King Parish Fr. Jordan Samson Matt Mueller
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Fr. John Helmueller
St. Lambert Parish Fr. Shaun Haggerty Dan Johnson
St. Michael Parish Fr. Tom Hartman Laura Mitchell
OGHS Representative Jennifer Edwards
Diocesan Representative Bishop Donald E. DeGrood Fr. Andrew Young Foundation Representative Brandi Kowalczyk
Bishop O†Gorman Catholic Schools 2021–2022 Committees CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
Lucas Fiegen.....................Consultant/St. Mary Kyle Groos........................President Mike Jaspers.....................Consultant/St. Katharine Drexel Matt Millage.....................Consultant/St. Michael Mike O’Connor.................Consultant/Holy Spirit Jim Soukup.......................Consultant/St. Michael Bob Winkels.....................Consultant/Christ the King Alex Anderson..................Assistant Principal/OGHS Wade Charron..................Principal/OGJH Joe Hurley........................Director of IT Steve Kueter.....................Activities Director Anne Lanoue....................Accountant Joan Mahoney..................Principal/OGHS Angie Markstrom.............Executive Assistant Lisa Rysavy.......................Director of Finance
Christie Ernst....................St. Mary Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick............Board/St. Katharine Drexel Kyle Groos........................President Chris Lent.........................Board/Cathedral of St. Joseph Dan Johnson.....................Board/ St. Lambert Laura Mitchell..................Board/St. Michael Fr. James Morgan.............Board/Cathedral of St. Joseph Jessie Schmidt..................Foundation Regan Smith.....................Foundation Julie Terrell.......................St. Michael Nicole Bruning..................Executive Director Foundation Angie Markstrom.............Executive Assistant Liz Myscofski....................Director of Development 6
MISSION & PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
Kyle Groos.......................President Fr. John Helmueller.........Board/Our Lady of Guadalupe Pat Kappel.......................Board/St. Katharine Drexel Matt Mueller...................Board/Christ the King Michelle Pellman............Board/St. Therese Fr. Paul Rutten.................Board/ St. Mary Fr. Jordan Samson...........Board/Christ the King Fr. Andrew Thuringer......OGHS Chaplain Angie Markstrom............Executive Assistant Brenda Mitzel..................Director of Instruction & Programs
Matt Adamson................St. Lambert Jennifer Edwards.............Board/Christ the King Mike Finnegan.................St. Mary Kyle Groos.......................President Fr. Shaun Haggerty..........Board/St. Lambert Jim Josten........................Cathedral of St. Joseph Brandi Kowalczyk............Board/Foundation Julie Lautt........................St. Michael Mike Nerland..................St. Therese Jon Schulte......................St. Michael Jeremy Sorenson.............St. Katharine Drexel Kevin Wagner..................Holy Spirit Angie Kappen..................Accountant Angie Marksktrom..........Executive Assistant Lisa Rysavy......................Director of Finance
Matt Althoff..................... Board/Diocesan Representative Chanda Bender................ Holy Spirit Joni Blauwet..................... St. Katharine Drexel Fr. Chuck Cimpl................. Board/Holy Spirit Kyle Groos........................ President Mike Heineman................ Board/St. Mary Angie Markstrom............. Executive Assistant Fr. Kevin O’Dell................. Board/St. Therese Mark Shlanta U................ Board/Holy Spirit Al Spencer........................ At-Large
Scott Johnson...................Diocese of Sioux Falls Jim Josten.........................Foundation Julie Lautt.........................Foundation Matt Mueller....................Board/Christ the King Jon Schulte.......................Finance Committee Nicole Bruning..................Executive Director of Foundation Angie Kappen...................Accountant Anne Lanoue....................Accountant Angie Markstom..............Executive Assistant Lisa Rysavy.......................Director of Finance
SPECIAL EVENT CHAIRS
Lucas Fiegen.....................Bob Burns Dakota Bowl Chair Chris Filsinger..................Bob Burns Dakota Bowl Co-Chair Tracy Sorenson.................Extravaganza Chair Alyssa McLellan................Extravaganza Chair Jaime Miller......................You’ve Been Knighted Chair Emily Robinson.................You’ve Been Knighted Co-Chair Emily Petoske...................You’ve Been Knighted Co-Chair Dr. Mary Schmitz..............Athletic Boosters President Julie Prairie.......................Athletic Boosters Vice-President
Bishop O†Gorman Catholic Schools 2021−2022 Staff We thank the teachers and staff members of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools for their dedication this past year. Employees receive service awards every five years of employment. Those receiving years of service awards for 2021-2022 are noted below. CENTRAL OFFICE
Jacki Bosseler Karin Brashler Nicole Bruning Sue Carlson Rigo Garcia (5) Emily Glatt Chloe Goldade Kyle Groos Angie Halter (5) Erin Hericks Ashley Herman Jennifer Hopf Kent Huemoeller Sharon Hurley Joe Hurley Angela Kappen (10) Anne Lanoue (10) Stephanie Loecker Angie Markstrom Jon Markstrom Brenda Mitzel Liz Myscofski Amanda Ochoa Lisa Rysavy Jenni Struck Summer Wagner Dawn Wheeler
O’GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL Robert Amundson Alex Anderson Natasha Berg (5) Skye Bork (5) Jane Bradfield Kelly Brose (20) Kyle Burdick Nancy Carpenter Nolan Cleary (5) Crysta Daly Nicholas Engbers Teresa Fester Patrick Frankman Jeff Gordon (45) Cory Hart Kelsey Hefner Jordan Heisler Sophia Hermanson Neil Hoogendoorn (5)
Patricia Irvine (10) Kelly Jones Deborah Jorgensen Benjamin Keppen Katie Kerkvliet Benjamin Koch (10) Kent Kolsrud Steve Krier Steve Kueter Rochelle Lauret Chad LeBrun Corbin Lehn Ken Lindemann Leo Lorang Rick Lynch Angela Lynch (OGJH) Joan Mahoney Mykola Marushkevych Victoria Mawen Sheila McQuade Julie Murphy (5) Carly Myers Scott Nelson Heather Nohrenberg Beth Odenbach Teresa Pederson Shannon Poppinga Jayson Poppinga Kelly Reagan (5) Jeffrey Rhone Crystal Richter Rebekah Ridder Alex Robey (CTK) Morgan Robey (5) Anika Rodig (OGJH) (5) Rose Rueb Jodi Rysavy Mikaela Schnetter (5) Charlie Solomon Jennifer Soukup Brian Stai Robert Stevens Aaron Strand Lynn Thomason Fr. Andy Thuringer Tara VandenBos Andrew Vavra Jacki Wang (5)
O’GORMAN JR. HIGH Susan Anderson Ryan Beier Chad Blatchford Ruth Bordewyk (15) Suzanne Carlson Wade Charron Dawn Coggins Zachary Cole Randy Edwards Joseph Engeman Kristina Erickson (SMI) Jody Hatzell Sara Jarding Katie Keppen Jenna King Melanie Kirsch Fr. Tony Klein Zachary Krueger Julie Manning Lora Milne Amy Muller Heather Nelson Mike Neufeld Carol Nichols John Nohr Alison Ohayon Rachael Payne Jeanne Peltier Jessica Perkins (OGHS) Tom Price Sue Sommervold Elise Spies Tony Vance Julie Winter Michelle Wolf (5)
CHRIST THE KING
Megan Bassett Kelly Berg Mary Boe Tara Boechler McKayla Carda Katie Dow (STL) Carol Eriksen JoAnna Gaikowski Daniel Hughes Amy Isaacson (SMA) (25) Maggie Johnson Julie Kolbeck (25)
Annika Mueller Kim Nelson (5) Tali Paulson (SMA) (5) Jenny Quissell (SMA) Michelle Ratzloff (5) Nicole Renshaw Sarah Watts Louise Welbig (OGJH) David Widman Jessica Williams (5)
Sara Abdi Tessa Arechiga Mary Berg Colleen Davis Kim Deeter McKenzie Docken Akiar Dut Susan Ekern Karla Erickson (15) Edwin Fink Lisa Helling (HSP) Danielle Johnson Renae Lacasse (10) Tammy Lauer Sonia Lewis (5) Zachary Long Rogene Lorang Carolyn Munsch Connor Nagel (HSP) Alyssa Opland Kathy Pulford Hannah Schmit (HSP & SMA) Aluda Sisto Megan Staebell (5)
Mary Ann Andress Catherine Bohms Amy Caba (20) Jill Chapman Jason Connelly Sheila Diercks Grace Eisenberg Michelle Estes Lauren Fischer Julia Fischer Brynn Gage Mary T. Grogan
Hallee Hall (5) Megan Helget Anita Hoffmann Kevin Humke David Juric Sr. Barbara Kowalkowski Krista Kreidt Kaci Kruger Paige Labahn Sharla Larson (OGJH) Morena Lemus Fuentes Rebecca Martin Donna Matzen (5) Jennifer Mieras Izebelle North Rachel Osterberg Jordan Osterberg Debra Picasso Jackie Prostrollo Fern Rice Derek Robey Amara Rodis Leann Schlotterback (5) Michelle Shields Rosemary Smit (5) Shelly Starr Kira Stiles Katie Travis (15) Matthew Viereck Rachael Vinzant Nicole Wardrip
Paige Anderson (STL) Kristina Antonen Sierra Barkus Kris Boersma Katie Breckenridge Alexis Briggs Mary Lou Claussen Mary Collins (10) Joetta Farhat Megan Fiegen Mary Fiegen Lauren Fink (10) Laura Fiorello Gretchen Gubbrud Megan Harskamp Rebecca Hollaren Shelly Hunt
Josie Johnson (STL) Elizabeth Juarez Kathryn Kendall Ross Kruse Amanda Lanners Diane Laycock (25) Zoe Ludewig Laura Lunder Thomas Madigan (5) Regan Manning Lisa Mehlhaff Susan Moe Bailee Naasz Dori Nash (25) Brooke Oberbroekling Hannah O’Hern Katie Postma Tony Rasmussen Denise Richard Nancy Seaman Kelly Seitz (35) Dan Sip (STL) (15) Margo Smith (25) Jamie Smith Fran Tofte (15) Alexandra Waldner
Madeline Aesoph Jennifer Arbogast Lana Bauer White (CTK) Briana Becker Amanda Castelluzzo Zackary Christensen Judy Dahl Linda DeJong (5) Janey Diedrich Rachael Edwards Bona Ellis Jennifer Findell Sarah Gaster Stephanie Genschorck Taylor Gowlovech Lillee Heisinger Margaret Jarding Carli Kuehn (SKD) Lisa Huemoeller Mary Lundy Teri Nagel
Keith Olsen Carly Osterloo (5) Jody Pittman Susan Richards (CTK & SKD) (15) Lloyd Ringrose Abigail Schallenkamp Anna Sejnoha (SKD) Lisa Shea Janiece Sheridan Charles Stai Amy Wells Shelly Ziebell Teresa Zimmer
ST. KATHARINE DREXEL
Holly Anderson Grace Beaner (SMI) Jerri Birger (SMI) James Cannon Stacy Charron Vickie David (5) Jordyn Duran-Garcia Jill Earll Sandy Fitzgibbons Renae Green Kelsey Hand (SMI) Jenica Haraldson Angie Harvill (5) Britni Johnson Deb Labahn Patricia Lien Erin Mack Robbie Miller (CTK & SMI) Kevin Ordalen Sonja Rauen Cori Reisch Christen Riedel Jennifer Sandman Kayla Schmidt Brooke Smith Jody Stork Katie Taylor
s t n e d u t S g Connectin l a n o s r e P r i with the y e n r u o J h t Fai “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13. This year the students of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools were encouraged to find joy and security in their faith while also developing their skills as future Catholic leaders. Thanks to help from the Pro Ecclesia Sancta Sisters, as well as a younger generation of priests, our faculty have been able to grow these retreat options that inspire our students to grow. “Rejoice in the Lord Always” was the theme for the fifth grade retreat that gathered all Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools fifth grade students for a day retreat at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Sr. Eileen—a member of the Pro Ecclesia Sancta—helped organize and facilitate the retreat. She said that while they had a lot of fifth graders, the help from the junior high and the high school allowed the students to engage more and see the spiritual leadership of their peers. Sr. Eileen praised the children’s behavior, “The fifth graders are so good. They’re so easy. When you say jump, they jump, when you say pray, they pray.” A goal of Sr. Eileen was to help the fifth graders find security in their faith. “If they can experience that security in God, they bring that everywhere they go, even though they’re going to be in a secular place or a more challenging place, but they know that there is security and strength and a joy that comes from God.” 8
Fr. Klein, chaplain for O’Gorman Junior High, helped with the first seventhgrade lock-in. “We thought it was a great success.” With the help of eighthgrade students, the event was attended by more than 60 students. Retreats help the faculty and staff get to know the students on a more personal level. “For them to have fun in the presence of their religion teachers, sisters, a priest and the religious brothers gives them a view of the joy that comes from finding your vocation. So, if nothing else, I look at that as a success.”
Junior high students often get over looked. It can be an awkward age and many are unsure as they start to explore where they belong in the world. Mr. Krueger believes that these retreats can help the students move through this difficult stage. Through these retreats, small group meetings, and time with adults who have chosen a different path in life, can show them that God is on their side. God doesn’t need them to fit a carefully constructed mold in order to be loved. Mr. Krueger said, “Their little crises that they go through, are huge to them and they just need some time of silence where they can be themselves. I think when it comes to education, it’s not just getting A’s and learning stuff. World view, who they are as people, character, I think this has added that to everyone.” Molly Johnson, an eighth grader at O’Gorman Junior High agreed, “I like getting away from the stress of school and spending time sharing my faith with my friends. I always feel stronger when I can spend some time growing in my faith.”
Seventh grader, Hadley Wagner, agreed with Fr. Klein that there was joy in the lock-in. She said, “I really loved the candlelight service! It was really beautiful. I had a lot of fun playing glow-in-the-dark hide and seek with my friends. It was pretty cool to have the sisters, brothers and Fr. Klein join in.”
ed the v o l y l l a e r I “ rvice! e s t h g i l e l d can y It was reall beautiful.” - Hadley Wagner, OGJH
The feeling that faith is joyful was also present at the eighth grade retreat this year. Mr. Zach Krueger, theology campus minster at O’Gorman High School helped facilitate the retreat said, “The theme was trying to show them that Church is not just a bunch of rules. Things like joy is the goal, that God wants us to be happy.” They spent the day in adoration, learning new ways to pray, attending confession and break into small groups. There were so many students who wanted to go to confession that there were more student confessions than there were priests to handle the demand.
Mr. Brian Stai, the campus ministry coordinator for O’Gorman High School, feels that with new opportunities in front of them, students are delving deeper into their faith while also growing their leadership skills. Last fall, the high school students had the option of attending an overnight retreat at Broom Tree Retreat Center. More than 100 students and a couple dozen chaperones converged at the retreat center to take a step away from the hectic and sometimes overwhelming world of academics. Mr. Stai feels that these occasional steps away from academic life can be beneficial for students in the long run. - Dominic Johnson, OGHS
“The word retreat is to step back… it’s nice to step out to a familiar or unfamiliar place that’s just not tied to the emotion of the everyday grind. We all need that, to get into a new headspace.” said Mr. Stai. Dominic Johnson, an eleventh grader at O’Gorman High Schools says, “The retreats happen at the perfect time of the school year, early in the year… and at the end. They come just at a time when stressors are high and we need some peace. They allow us to re-center our focus on faith and our relationship with God. I feel so much happier after retreats. I have more energy and can tackle everyday life so much better when my relationship with God is strong.”
During the retreat, older students were given the opportunity to speak to the younger students in large group settings. Two of the young women who participated spoke about faith and friendship. In the months that have followed the retreat, around 13 groups of students have continued their small group meetings every other week during their lunches. Mr. Stai guides older students on how to lead before allowing the students to take on the responsibility of leading their group.
“Who helps with the fifth graders? The eighth graders. Who helps with the seventh graders? The high schoolers. Something we want to always be intentional about is always having Catholic leaders,” said Sr. Eileen. She felt they took that role very seriously and had a new appreciation for their teachers saying, “Teachers are like saints!”
With the help of strong teachers, staff, priests, sisters and brothers, the students learn to take a step away from the chaos of everyday life to develop leadership skills they can carry with them as they get older, and to grow a deeper relationship with God. All of these benefits help further the mission of Catholic education.
The continued development of the students’ faith lives is an integral part of the Catholic education that students receive when attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Fr. Klein said, “As a Catholic school, in our own mission we attest to that. We are doing more than just forming a brain, being a school, we are forming a mind… a whole person, and that’s an important aspect of this. We are forming a whole person.”
Fr. Klein put it best talking about the importance of the retreats and helping connect the students with their personal faith journey. “It’s not just a school with a crucifix on the wall; it’s a school where the crucifix on the wall means something.”
On seeing the leadership of the students, Mr. Stai said, “I think that’s one of the things that I’m most proud of is seeing our students take that level of leadership. It really holds them to, ‘are they personally living the faith in their life?’ People see that and the underclassmen aren’t going to respect you if this is something you only do during the school day but outside of school you’re a totally different person. It’s a different level of accountability.” All of these retreats provide opportunities for the students to grow as faith leaders.
Gift Club Levels DISTINGUISHED BENEFACTORS Gifts of $50,000 AND GREATER
EXECUTIVE DIAMOND CLUB Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999
Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999
Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999
Gifts of $3,000 - $4,999
Gifts of $1,500 - $2,999
Gifts of $500 - $1,499
Gifts of $100 - $499
“The culture at O’Gorman plays a big role. The coaches, teachers and student are all so supportive and have become like family. They set up a foundation of success.”
Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. Please accept our apologies for omission or error. If you discover an error, please contact us at 605-336-6354 so we may correct any oversights.
- Alea Hardie ’22
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Gift Club Levels The names listed on the following pages represent gifts to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools and the Foundation during our 2022 fiscal year from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. • T otal annual gift contributions of $3,000 or more entitle the donor to an invitation to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Donor Recognition event, held in conjunction with the O’Gorman spring musical, as well as a “gift pack” including a family athletic booster pass and family performing arts booster pass. • Total annual gift contributions of $1,500-$2,999 entitle the donor to an invitation to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Donor Recognition event held in conjunction with the O’Gorman spring musical. In addition, the donor receives two tickets to two Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools special events of his/her choice. Options include the OGHS fall play, the children’s play or the O’Gorman homecoming football game. • Total annual gift contributions of $500-$1,499 entitle the donor to two tickets to one Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools special event of his/her choice. Options include the OGHS fall play, the children’s play or the O’Gorman homecoming football game.
DISTINGUISHED BENEFACTORS Gifts of $50,000 AND GREATER Anonymous (1) Avera Ed and Heidi Bloom Msgr. James Doyle – Estate U Rosemary E Kadinger Vander Schaaf Trust U Fr. Mike Kelly Veronika Lakstigala – Estate U Rose Ann Ryan – Estate U Sanford Health Jim and Angie Soukup
EXECUTIVE DIAMOND CLUB Gifts of $25,000 - $49,999 Miles and Lisa Beacom Paul and Mary Ellen Connelly Alfred and Linda Hartmann Thomas and Diane Iacarella Jeff and Julie Lautt Judy Radermacher William and Valerie Schroeder
George and Joan Sercl Scott and Stacey Terveen - Terveen Properties Vanguard Charitable Evan and Kristin Hermanson Fr. Andrew Young
Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous (1) Jeff and Traci Boyle Rita Briscoe Maurice Bruggeman Jerry and Cheryl Buchkoski Coca-Cola Bottling Company CorTrust Bank Adam and Diane Cox Marc and Teresa Dvoracek Earl Earley Eide Bailly, LLP Tom and Linda Elliott Todd and Christie Ernst Fazoli’s/Hagan Barron Intermediaries, LLC gpac, LLC GreatLIFE Cares Foundation Ester Gubbrud and Charles Ross Bob and Tina Hillman - Hillman Plumbing & Heating Maguire Iron, Inc Troy and Jaime Miller Matthew and Paula Pardy Jamie and Nicole Paasch - Guarantee Roofing & Sheet Metal
Todd and Patty Pharis - Pizza Ranch Jud and Denise Pins Brian and Jennifer Pistulka PREMIER Bankcard, Inc/ First PREMIER Bank Thomas and Patti U Ralph Dennis and Donna Rensch Eric and Jaclyn Schuler William Shaw Ben and Tricia Solomon Jeremy and Tracy Sorenson Alan Jr. and Judy Spencer Splitrock Landscaping & Nursery, Inc Brady and Kelly Stocklin Richard and Kathleen Sweetman Tom and Rochelle Sweetman Travis and Michelle Thie Matt and Beth Thornton - Thornton Flooring Dwight and Laurie Vondra Mary Ann Van Wassenhove Jane Wick Andrew and Erin Wiswall
Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 Jeff and Lisa Abbott Roberto Anel and Editha Liu Anonymous (1) Dave and Kara Arend Jon and Maggie Basche Matthew and Chanda Bender Ken Berger and Molly McCarthy Billion Automotive Companies Clint and Erin Brunner Leo and Sandy Carson
Cherry Creek Grill/TC’s Referee Sports Bar & Grill Shawn and Julie Cleary Cole Papers, Inc Jason and Pamela Cox Karyn Cox Michael Craig Dennis and Mary Culey Stan and Elaine Deelstra Steven Dennison and Rose Riley
Brian and Amy Dix Michael and Teresa Eide Evans Portrait Gallery Fiegen Construction The First National Bank Marcus and Jocelyn Frohm Thomas Garry Gary and Cynthia Gaspar Aaron and Nicole George Michael and Gracia Gillespie Terry and Pamela Gordon Brian and Katherine Grode Kyle and Maggie Groteluschen Keith and Toni Halverson Ron and Ann Heiman Casey and Sarah Hillman Kirk and Jill Hinrich Boyd and Dody Hopkins Jack and Gina Hopkins Jason and Susan Hurd Jim and Ron’s Towing Justin and Chrissy Johnson Troy and Nicole Johnson Jay and Lisa Jorgenson Samantha Kappenman Tim and Jeanne Kappenman Rory and Amber Kelly – CellOnly Wayne Klug Anita Klune Kevin and Mary Kroeze Timothy and Megan Meagher Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc
Steven and Brenda Mitzel Thomas and Cynthia Monnin Mount Marty University Bruce and Shari Nerison Jeffrey and Heather Oakland Vinod Parameswaran and Sabina Kupershmidt Lori Reischl Nick and Marlys Rizzi Robin Royal Portraits Corey and Thalia Rothrock Mike and Mary Runge Arvin and Anna Clarissa Santos Keith and Ann Schaefbauer Matthew and Nichole Schafer Jon and Nancy Schulte SDN Communications Sioux Falls Ford Lincoln/ Luxury Auto Mall Jesse and Ellen Smith Bryant and Tammie Soberg Tomasz and Cynthia Stys Gerald and Mary Pat Sweetman Patrick and Jana Sweetman T-Brothers Logistics Tom and Kathryn VanUden Brian and Patricia Vognild Tom Sr. and Kathy Walsh Roger and Michele Weber John and Bridget Wenande Wingstop Robert and Deb Winkels Todd and Sheila Zimprich
Gift Club Levels
Gifts of $3,000 - $4,999 American Express Funds Anonymous (1) Bill and Peg Baker John and Elizabeth Beaudoin Chris and Deena Becker James Becker John A Becker John and Katy Billion Matthew Blosl and Cassie Hajek Bruce and Cathy Bohms Michael and Carri Bornitz Don and Atty Boyd Corey and Karen Brown Peter and Jennifer Castelli Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern SD Adam and Molly Christianson Fr. Chuck Cimpl Leonard and Joanne Dankey Robert Denny Donald and Patricia Dorn Bob and Kara Dougherty Aaron and Jennifer Dykstra David and Jennifer Edwards Jon and Jenny Ellenbecker Benjamin Elliott Richard Elmen and Elvia Espinoza-Ayala Sean and Jennifer Farah Thomas and Ann Garry David and Teri Geiver Kyle and Theresa Groos Norma Gross Ryan and Sara Harris John and Ann Henkhaus Tony and Erin Hericks Quintin and Mary Honerman
Mary Margaret Jarding Jarding Construction Andy and Lea Johnson Matthew and Annette Johnson Audrey Jones Gene Jr. and Cynthia Jones Scott and Lisa Jones James and Lynn Josten Journey Orthodontics Donald and Carol Kelpin Rodney Koch Tony and Kerri Konshak Fr. David Krogman Doug and Julie Lindner Tom and Sarah Madison Brian and Joanne Maude Mary L McGowan – EstateU Michael and Jean McHale Paul and Michelle Micka William and Kelli Moffitt John and Dawn Mohr Ed and Deanna Nolz Aaron and Jill Norman Patrick and Lindsey O’Brien Michael and Julie O’Connor Presentation Sisters Real Presence Radio Mary Retka John and Lisa Richardson Thomas and Kristin Ripperda David and Anlee Rola Patrick Ronan and Sarah Flynn Jon and Kim Ryckman William and Andrea Sanford Scheels All Sports Terry and Trish Schulte
Schulte Subaru Travis and Joleen Schuring Mark U and Peggy Shlanta Peter and Alicia Siegling Jeffery and Lori Skinner Regan Smith Jeff and Reneece Strand TD Ameritrade
Jackie Titus Tom and Claudia Vucurevich David and Barbara Wetzel Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith, PC Joe and Kristen Zueger Ross and Christy Zwagerman
“I love school because I feel special every time I walk in the door way; like Jesus is walking with me!” - St. Michael Elementary student
Gifts of $1,500 - $2,999 Aaron and Dua Anderson Anonymous (1) Anonymous - In Memory of Danielle Price Brent and Kristina Antonen Greg and Cindy Assman Autoland, Inc Brett Baloun and Jennifer White Thaddeus and Nicole Barnes Brent and Emily Bartels Charles and Mary Beatch Bill and Tracee Beck Clare Becker Corey and Joni Blauwet Thomas and Kerry Boetel Boyce Law Firm, LLP Joseph Bozied and Ashley Dekraai Kevin and Rebecca Branick Linda Bruce Alex Butterfield CH Robinson Joseph and Suzanne Carlson Sharon Carlson John and Mary Carroll Century Business Products Paul and Keely Chadha Cimarron Label James and Sue Clark Combined Pool and Spa William and Asella Crum Verlyn Curley John and Jennifer Currier Dakotaland Homes Nathan and Mary Dally Chris and Karen Dickes Tom and Kareen Dougherty Daniel and Jessica Doyle Kevin and Karen Doyle Drake Orthodontics David and Julie Elson Empire Garage Pros 16
James Jr. and Barbara Eppel Cory and Erin Faber Mike and Anne Ferrell Rodney and Julie Fieldsend Michael and Kari Fitzgerald Jared and Chantelle Friedman Wallace and Pamela Fritz Furniture Mart USA Garage Living Nick and Sara Garry Louis and Gina George Audrey Gillen Emily Sue Glatt Gary and Kathy Goetzinger Ryan and Lesley Good Great Western Bank Kim and Suzanne Gross Gunderson’s Jewelry Dustin and Anne Haber Ryan and Alicia Hansen Eric and Katie Hanson JaMicah and Jamie Harris Fr. Tom Hartman Joe and Debbie Hayes Peter and Marilyn Hegg Greg and Phyllis Heineman Tamela Helsper Dennis and Debra Hodges Bob and Jackie Holm Holy Spirit Parish David and Tonia Honner Todd and Maria Hopkins Kelly and Ashley Hosek David and Marilyn Hoversten Mark Huls HVAC Elements Hy-Vee Jim and Megan Jarding Matt and Jennifer Jarding GeorgeU and Clare Johnson
Philip and Karen Johnson Jason and Stephanie Jones Troy and Mary Jones Nathan and Rebecca Jongeling Fr. Paul Josten Thomas and Rachael Junck Will and Amanda Kappenman Bishop Donald Kettler Joe and Amanda Kippley Knights of Columbus – St. Michael Parish John Knudtson and Sadie Dardis-Knudtson John and Kayleen Koch Jonathan and Brooke Konz Joe and Darlene Kostal Lon and Sandy Kouri Dave and Brandi Kowalczyk Eric and Stacy Krouse Kathleen Kunkel Steve and Deb Labahn Gregory and Kaye LaFollette Brad and Emily Laible Brian Landry David and Connie Landry Curtis Jr. and Lorraine Lauret Curtis III and Rochelle Lauret John and Natalie Lavender David and Shirley Lueth Tarek and Heidi Mahrous Regan and Julie Manning Joe and Cathy Marsh Ken and Kathy Martinec Randy and Diana McCloskey Tom and Susan McDowell Becky McGillivary Patrick and Kathy McGreevy Shane and Angela McKay Jeffry and Robin Meyer Larry and Dottie Meyer Fr. James Morgan Matthew and Rachel Mueller Northwestern Mutual Mike and Janice O’Connor Charles and Emily O’Hara Gloria Paulin
Jayson and Nicole Poppinga Kevin and Kim Rechnagel Benjamin and Jennifer Reed Andrew and Mary Ridder Derrick and Emily Robinson Linda Roemen Kyle and Karen Ruhland Justin and Molly Satter Jeff and Linda Schartz Jon and Jessie Schmidt Mary Schmitz Jeffrey and Kathleen Schneekloth Joe and Andrea Seurer Keith Jr. and Becky Severson Tim and Jamie Sheridan Nick and Anna Skibba John Smedsrud John Smith Scott and Constance Smith Matt and Sarah Sorrell St. Michael Catholic Cemetery Patrick and Kelly Steffen Brad and Kelsey Stevens Sticks and Steel Paul Strand and Paula Derr Strand Chris and Kristen Thorkelson Daniel and Mary Thum Daryl and Anita Thuringer Honorable Stuart and Pamela Tiede Tommy Jack’s Pub and The ALIBI Bill and Teresa Townsend Thomas and Barbara Travis Seth and Mary Trudeau Matthew and Sarah Tschetter Bob and LaVonne Vanderpol Jeff and Nancy Vavra John and Sarah Wagener Stephen Weiss Tom and Terry Welk Kay Widdis Nolan and Megan Wiese
Gift Club Levels
Gifts of $500 - $1,499 AAA Collections, Inc Aaron George Properties Micah and Jaclyn Aberson Jason and Jamie Ackman Robert Agnew Tim and Denise Allex AlphaGraphics Amazon Smile Foundation Bill and Catryna Ambroz Ambush, LLC Catharine Anderson Cory and Melissa Anderson Tim and Tiffany Anderson Anonymous (8) Joel and Robin Arends Mitchell and Erin Arends Robert and Julie Arnold Arthur J Gallagher Foundation
Joshua and Katie Astrup Tim and Kim Audus Augustana University Booster Club Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota Avera McKennan Fitness Center Traci Baar Derek Baartman and Angela Whaler Ryan and Alison Bailey Baker Audiology & Hearing Aids Jonathon and Lisa Bannwarth Michael and Mary Kay Bannwarth The Barnes DeMore Group James Jr. and Tina Barnett Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home Wayne and Jennifer Baumberger Jordan and Lisa Baye Jonah Beacom Jeremy and Andrea Beireis
Chad and Beth Belitz Benedictine Sisters Alan and Suzanne Benjamin Kevin and Susan Benson Richard and Betty Benson Fennella Bergeson David Billion Erika Billion Luke and Carrie Biondi Larry and Sally Bouma Greg and Denise Branaugh Dianne Breen John and Joni Brennan Mark and Alicia Brown Joe and RoAnna Brummel John and Nicole Bruning Lorraine Bullis James and Bethlee Burke Jon Burri Justin and Joylynn Buus Bill and Lynne Byrne Byrne Companies Canfield Business Interior, Inc Dan and Stephanie Canfield Richard and Kathleen Cappel Card My Yard-Sioux Falls Carl and Michelle Carlson Matt and Lisa Carlson Kevin and Margaret Carmody Carpet One Floor & Home CarrierNet Group Financial, Inc Kristopher and Lisa Castelluzzo Cathedral of Saint Joseph Central Bank Daniel and Jennifer Ching Matthew and Marie Christensen Chuck Cinco Casey and Nichole Cody Mark and Jeanie Conzemius CornerStone Bank
Brooks Cory Joseph and Rita Cotton The Country Club of Sioux Falls Randy and Ann Cowan Charles Cox Creative Surfaces, Inc Austin and Sarah Crist Lisa Crist Kevin and Ashley Crouch Culligan Water Culver’s Kevin and Daneen Curley D&G Concrete Construction, Inc Dacotah Bank Dakota Alignment & Frame Service Dakota Dental Dakota Vision Center DakotaScapes, LLC Michael and Julie Dalsin James and Rita Daniels Daniel and Rita Davis Kory and Jocelyn Davis Mark Dawson Jolene DeBeer Jerry and Darlene Delker Julie Delperdang Russ DeNeui Corey and Paula Denevan Design Solutions & Integration Richard and Janey DeVaney Mike DeWitte The Diamond Room Dimensions Salon & Spa Dan and Vickie Donohoe Mary Sue Donohue Tim Donohue and Christin Koel Trent and Kristen Dowling Brad and Karen Dumdie Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse Nick Earley 17
Silver Club cont. Kurt Eeg and Michelle Jeansonne Ehrhart Griffin & Associates Electric Construction Company Electric Supply Company Trenton and Ashley Elliott En Place Catering D Erickson Dale and Jeanita Erickson Scott and Kelly Erickson David and Julie Ermer Jake Esser Dale U and Patsy Fahrendorf Fahrendorf Family Chiropractic + Wellness Family Eye Care Center, PC Mike and Ashley Fellows Roberto and Heidi Ferro Bryan and Teri Feyen Christopher and Amanda Filsinger First Bank & Trust Mortgage First Rate Excavate, Inc Don and Janet Fischer Maureen Flynn Shawn and Stephanie Foy Jon and Emily Friedman Warren Friessen Analise Fritz Chad and Michele Fritz Matt and Kate Fritz Nate and Andrea Fuhrer Ann Fullenkamp Jerry and Laurie Garry David and Judy Gaspar Gary U and Theresa Gaspar Michele Gengler George Custom Homes, Inc Paul and Amy Geraets Paula Geraets Lee Gertsen and Kim Suga Reynaldo and Jennifer Gonzales Grant and Anne Gormley Mike and Masako Gould Paul and Karen Gourley 18
Ben and Molly Graham Mark and Pat Graham Damian and Becky Greble Kathy Gregory Anders and Jacquie Grinde Chad and Heidi Groen Jeffrey and Anne Gross Joel and Bonnie Grow Kenneth and Carol Guenther Phillip and Kristen Gundvaldson Darold and Jerri Haberman Dennis and Susan Hagebock Craig and Lisa Hagen Ryan Haiar and Andrea McCann Doug and Anne Hajek Sean and Christine Halligan Bryan Hammer Jeremiah and Wendy Handeland Michael Hanlon Lynn and Terry Hanson Jerry and Carol Hanten Andrea Harmelink Terry and Debra Harris Ian and Jennifer Haubert Justin and Heidi Heckenlaible Jon Heimerman Mike and Susan Heineman Luke and Jackie Henriksen Kristin Hermsen Joe and Angela Hight Carolyn Hobson Steve and Linda Holmes Troy and Sara Holt Steve and Sunny Holtz Ronald and Veronica Houston Wayne and Mary Huber Ryan and Michelle Hulme Jeff Jr. and Mandy Hurley Will and Joan Hurley Infrastructure Design Group, Inc Patrick and Dana Jackson JD’s House of Trophies
JMJ Caseworks, LLC Brendan and Jana Johnson Chad and Wendy Johnson Joseph and Julie Jordahl Julie Prairie Photography Otto U and Bobbie Kaiser Kalon Medical Spa Kappenman Dental Clinic Patrick and Elizabeth Kassing Matthew and Ashley Kayser Dan and Arlene Kirby Mel and Carol Klein Steven and Brigetta Klein Kent and Patty Kleinsasser Ben and Kristen Klinkhammer Henry and Christine Knapp Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus - Christ the King Knights of Columbus - SD State Council Knights of Columbus Insurance Barbara Kolb Todd and Susan Kolb Donald Jr. and Shelly Kosiak Bryan and Dana Kouri Javier Kovacs and Andrea Monagas Matt and Anne Koziara John and Alyson Kramer Jeremy and Erin Kroski James Kuhle Andrew and Lisa Kunz Tait and Dena Lacey William and Denise Ladwig Todd Lamberty Robert and Elizabeth Lapp Robert and Tamara Lauer Ryan and Lisa Lemon Christopher and Jackie Lent Lewis Drug Stores Aurelio Leyva and Arceli Dominques Lloyd Property Management #4, LLC Allan and Valerie Lonneman Look’s Marketplace
Gene and Joan Loos Jack Lovett Mary Beth Ludwig Nick Lumby Sebastian and Roxana Lupu Donald and Ana Mackintosh Nathan and Rebecca Madigan Donald John and Cathy Maguire Mahlander’s Appliance and Lighting Lucas and Angela Mailander Gordon and Mary Mairose Rob and Kelly Marshall Mathnasium of Sioux Falls Scott and Pam Mattecheck Fr. Tyler Mattson Matthew and Meghan May William and Cynthia McGinnis Brandon and Alyssa McLellan Jasmine McMaster McNally’s Irish Pub Lance and Nora McQueen David and Crystal Meek Aaron and Jennifer Mentele Zach and Kaitlin Merwin Stephen and Leila Messier MetaBank National Association John and Lisa Meyer Midco Foundation Midco/Midco Sports Network Dominic and Debra Miller Robert and Louise Miller Jay and Laura Mitchell Riyad and Rima Mohama Tom and Deb Montoya MTG Transportation Corp Nathan and Sarah Mueller Keith and DesiRae Muirhead Tim U and Lorie Mulhair Robert and Joan Mullen Jarrod Muller Chad and Bridget Myers Andrew and Elizabeth Myscofski
Gift Club Levels Trevor Naasz Chris and Amy Nelson Ryan and Abby Nelson Curt and Carol Nesbitt Eric and Shannon Nielsen Matthew and Michelle Nipe John and Patty Nohr Jerry and Karen Noonan Ryan Nowak and Kate Bartell Nowak O’Gorman High School Fund Jim and Carol Oakland Alan and Amanda Ochoa Maldonado Karl and Kelley Oehlke Harvey and Angie Oliver Jeff and Maggie Oliver John and Linda Oliver Ophthalmology LTD Kevin and Patricia Ordalen Jarrod and Elizabeth Otta Dianne Owens Panther Graphics, LLC Eugene and Ruth U Parker Parkway Orthodontics/Children’s Dental Ron and Elizabeth Parsons John and Renae Pekas Thomas and Linda Penisten Kevin and Emily Petoske Pfeifer Implement Company Dwane Pins Bruce and Sherry Plaetz Marian Plagge Gavin and Nicole Plesec Jon and Emily Pociask POET Jerry and Jackie Pommer Trent and Christina Poscharsky Principal Financial Dieter Proehl RaiStone Wealth Partners Nick and Joey Rallis Dana and Stacy Rausch RBC Wealth Management
Ryon and Linda Reckling Justin and Jennifer Ann Redmond Jason and Jill Reents Brendan and Tiffany Reilly Tony and Elizabeth Reiss Relax on Your Time Sauna & Massage Preston and Nicole Renshaw John and Becky Ridl Daniel and Karen Ripperda River Ridge Oral Surgery John and Renae Robbins James Roberts James and Connie Ross Denise Rotert Roto-Rooter James and Jodi Rysavy Rob and Michelle Rysavy Anthony and Cornelia Sallar Corey and Britt Samson Sanaa’s Gourmet Mediterranean Sanford Wellness Center Robert and Lori Santella Sayre Associates William Schaefbauer and Evie Sautner Derrick and Toni Schafer Andrew Schartz Casey and Cindy Scheidt Nathan and Alexandra Schema Jonathan and Angela Schemmel Chris and Molly Schenkel Christopher and Kara Scherbring Scherling Photography Danny Schiltz David and Lacey Schlagel Nolan and Brooke Schmidt Charlie and Sara Schoenfelder Jerry and Suzanne Schrier Philip and Kayla Schulte Richard and Kathy Schulte Todd and Terri Schuver Justin and Nissa Schweitzer Security National Bank of South Dakota
Paul and Karen Sergent Michael and Lisa Shea Gail Shlanta-Peasley Vance and Sara Siemonsma Cody and Annie Siewert Silverstar Car Wash Simple Floors Jeff Sims Sioux Empire Automotive, Inc Sioux Falls Figure Skating Club Stephen and Staci Skaleski Joe and Mindy Skibinski Sky Zone Steven and Lisa Small Jeremy and Sara Smith Jon and Karen Smith Thomas and Carol Smith Mark and Jodi Sohn Barry and Carol Solomon Pete and Mary Kathryn Sonstegard Carl and Marietta Soukup South Dakota Advertising Federation South Western Dental Southeast Technical College St. Lambert Parish St. Mary Parish St. Michael Parish Carol Staebell Nathan and Audra Stencil Jeffrey and Sarah Stenson Mark and Jenni Struck Subway Jon and Kate Sundvold Robert and Julie Terrell The First National Bank in Sioux Falls Troy and Mary Jane Thie Erik Thoen Mike and Dawn Thomas Michael and Christine Thompson Thompson Law, PLLC Mike and Rochelle Tiahrt Tinner’s Public House/Wileys
Monte and Christine Tjelmeland Daniel and Mary Tynan Joe and Sharon Ulin University of Sioux Falls University of South Dakota US Bank Foundation Vance Thompson Vision George and Stephanie Vandel Mark and Lisa Viehweg Mark and Sarah Vortherms Jon and Deb Waddell Warwick Workouts Jon and Allison Weber Mark and Carolee Weber Shane and Nicole Weber Joseph and Michelle Weisensee David and Kathleen Weissenberger Weller Brothers George Anne Weller Wermerson Orthodontics Prof, LLC Loren and Rebecca Wheeler Mary White Ryan and Brooke White Steven and Patti White Bryan and Kimberly Wilcox Thomas Wilka Willow Creek Dental Tim and Sara Wishard Matthew and Deborah Witte Shawn and Tammi Wittry Workplace Technology Center WR Hospitality, LLC Vitaliy and Chris Zdorovtsov Thomas and Lynne Zimmer Zoup! Eatery
Gifts of $100 - $499 3 Degrees Infrared Sauna Studio A-OX Welding A&B Business Solutions Kami Aalberg Guy Aasen Laura Aasen Nick and Caitlin Abbas John and Tonya Adamiak David and Svetlana Adams Brad and Kim Adamson Malorie Adamson Matt and Stacy Adamson Brent and Janelle Aday Taddesse Addis and Roza Feke Jayme Adrian and Jessica Clarey Amanda Ajdari Alex and Liz Albrecht David and Linda Alexander Joseph and Elizabeth Alick Robert and Julie Allen Rick and Mary Althoff Jeffry and Sherri Alvey Amazing Lash Studio AMT Amy Miller Training Daniel and Emily Amundson Tyler and Kelly Andersen Bruce and Catherine Anderson Chad and Amy Anderson Craig and Barbara Anderson Ryan and Holly Anderson Anonymous (7) Msgr. James Andraschko Kevin and Wendy Anstine AR Workshop George and Julie Archibald Amalia Arroyo Jason and Tracey Askew 20
Athleta Empire Mall Atoley Salon & Spa Thomas and Mary Ann Auld Avera McKennan Avera Medical Group Urogynecology Avera Sports Institute Acceleration Training Barb Avery-Sterud Haile Badume and Menen Zekarias Jay and Ann Bain Dean and Carol Baker Richard and Rhonda Baker Todd and Angela Bakke Jamie and Gina Baldwin Balleraena Dance Studio Ron and Diane Bannwarth Alan and Jill Barch Don and Kate Barnes Dennis and Elizabeth Barnett Don and Marilyn Barnett Douglas and Jodie Barnett James and Laura Barnett - Barnett Vision Clinic Max Jr. and April Barnett Max Sr. and Nancy Barnett Msgr. Steve Barnett Richard and Amy Barnett Charles and Amy Barr Ron and Kim Bartels Sherry Bartels David Barthel Cyprian and Pam Barthle Tyler and Katie Bartling Doug and Becky Basche Ken Bashore Brandon and Becky Bauman Bridgett Baumiller
Julianne Baustian Elsie Baye Daniel Beacom and Ann Roemen Craig and Kelly Beason Virginia Bechtold Gerold and Patricia Beck Kristine Becker Patricia Behrends Frank Bendewald Harry and Mary Bengry Russell and Mary Bengtson Aaron and Lacey Benson Travis and Kelly Benson Nathan and Christina Benz Joel and Maria Berens Merianna Berens Stephanie Berry Robert and Amy Berthelsen Jason and Jill Beuckens Paul and Jessica Bezdicek Rick and Lois Bierschbach Bin 201 Joshua and Renae Bixler Jenna Blake Joel and Dar Blanchard Joseph Bock Matthew and Paige Bock Keeley Boever Kyle and Judith Bohms Steven and Sheila Bolger Walter Bones Dustin Bonn Karen Boone Zack Boone Chad and Beth Bornhoft Boss’ Pizza and Chicken Boulder Creek Custom Homes, LLC
Bounce Around Inflatables Frank and Melissa Bowar Shelia Bowar Michael and Lynn Bowers Douglas and Pamela Boyden John and Barbara Boyle Karen Brake Patrick Brandhagen Kyle and Karin Brashler Mary Ellen Brashler Suzie Brashler Fr. James Bream Robert Breit and Melanie Carpenter Bill and Rebecca Brennan Rebecca Brennan William and Jean Brennan Bob and Nichole Brenner Brian and Emilee Brenner Joe and Missy Brewster Richard and Bridget Briggs Bill and Cathleen Britton Jeffrey and Maureen Brooks Steve Brooks Gerald Brown James F Brown Tim Brown Toby and Joelle Brown Mark and Joli Bruggeman Jim and Michelle Bruns Travis and Jenny Brunson Michael and Mary Brzica Patrick and Brandy Bunkers Gary and Kristen Bunt Burger Time Donald U and Mary Burggraff Chris and Germaine Burgwald Timothy Burke
Gift Club Levels Nicholas and Kathleen Buschette Dana and Amanda Buttemeier Nate and Emilie Byrd Tim and Carol Byrd Aaron and Kristin Canfield Larry and Mary Canfield Jamie Carley and Pat Azzara Karen Carlson Lona Carlson Tom Carlson Joe and Kathryn Carmody Carpet Land Casey’s General Stores Heydi Castillo Celtic Steps School of Irish Dance Roxanne Chadwell Bishan Chakravarty and Shalome Dsouza Wade and Stacy Charron Chef Lance’s on Phillips Chick-fil-A Child’s Play Toys Christ the King Parish Benjamin and Rebecca Christen Trent Christiansen Virgil and Cheryl Cihak Cindy Walsh – Estate U City of Sioux Falls Park & Recreation Dan and Terra Clarey Tillie Clark Troy and Mary Lou Claussen Cleaning By Judy, Inc Samuel and Lisa Clemens Todd and Shari Clemens Paul and Kathryn Clinton Brad and Julie Coleman Component Manufacturing/ Reaves Building Alex and Mandra Connelly Sam and Shelley Connelly Tia Connor
Ron Connors Construction Products & Consultants, Inc Cornerstone Construction Company, Inc Pat and Shawn Costello Costello Property Management Dale and Joan Cota Constance Cotten Tara Cox James and Marie Craig Creator’s Kids Sandro Cruz Pichardo and Diana Cruz Crystal Phoenix Andrew and Amanda Curley Mark Curley Betty Curren Customs Direct, LLC Edward and Bridget Czarnecki Travis and Megan Dahle Dakota Alliance Soccer Club Dakota Chiropractic & Wellness Center Dakota Dermatology, Ltd Dakota Geothermal, Inc Dakota Riggers & Tool Supply, Inc Dakota Spirit Matt and Julie Dally Greg and Shaun Daniel Lucas and Kayla Dannenbring Dardis Financial Strategies, LLC Roberta Dargen Dennis Daum Dave’s Flooring America Colleen Davis Marlene Davis and Marlys Collings Tom and Leisa Davis Jeff Debates Greg and Jessica DeGrange Bishop Donald DeGrood Zachary and Cheryl Delvaux
Andrew and Tricia DeMore David and Denice Dengler Joseph DeRosier and Emily Blegen Martin and Amy DesLauriers Erin DeVaney Mark and Mary Devish Allen and Beth Devitt DeWitt Designs Kathleen Dhaemers Tom Dhaemers Dave and Marcene Dickes Cory and Janey Diedrich David and Sheila Diercks Tony and Kori Dinges Directional Energy, LLC Alex and Rebecca Dobbs Eric and McKenzie Docken Joe Dockter Marianne Donelan Carol Doss John and Cindy Dougherty Cory Drake
Courtland and Jennifer Drake Robert and Amber Drake Driscoll Construction, Inc David and Marlee Driver DTV Pros Duke Aerial Equipment, Inc Drew and Carrie Duncan The Duncan Law Firm, LLP Kenneth and Sandra Dunlap Ken and Kelly Dunn Daniel and Diane Dwire Brad and Jill Earll East Ridge Dental Inez Eastman Dustin and Kelli Ebbesen Jeff and Hattie Edman Kevin and Rita Eggert Austin and Shari Eich Judy Eichacker
Blue Club cont. Steve and Cathy Eichacker Troy and Kimberly Eichmann Dane and Ashton Ekdom Jesse and Megan Ekeren James and Kathleen Ellenbecker Mark Ellenbecker Matt and Elise Ellenz Andrew and Nicki Ellerbroek ELO CPAs and Advisors Empire Bowl Jonathan and Holly Eng Dennis and Marcia Engel Erik and Kelly Engelmeyer Dave and Kathy Englert Rick and Marcia Entwistle Bob and Denise Erickson Brian and Sheri Erickson Michael Erickson Patrick and Lindsay Erickson Carol Eriksen
Skyler Eriksen Escapades Escape Room Josh Esser Ruth Estrada Tyler Evans Bill Even Rick and Abbie Everist Eye-Site Michael and Elizabeth Fagerness Adam Fahrendorf Donn and Patricia Fahrendorf Sharon Fahrendorf Bonita Faller Falls Landing Bar & Grill Family Memorials by Gibson Frank and Jennifer Farke John and Cheryl Faundeen Jim and Pat Feuerbach Eric and Brittany Fiegen Jeff Fiegen John and Betty Fiegen Rusty and Brenda Fiegen Mike and Lauri Finnegan First Dakota National Bank First Dakota Title
Gary Fischer Robert and Julia Fischer Jim and Susan Fitzgibbons Michael and Sandy Fitzgibbons Kathleen Fitzler Jennifer Flanagan Mark and Amanda Flanery Scott and Jaleen Flitz Simon Floss The Flower Mill Terrance and Michele Fonder Michael Ford Chris Frank James and Justine Frank Patrick and Errin Frankman Fred the Fixer, Inc Deb Frederick Kelly and Julie Frederick Luke and Talia Frederick Lance and Jennifer Fredrickson Fred Frigo Frisbee Plumbing and Heating Daniel Jr. and Katie Fritz Richard and Barbara Funke G & D Viking Glass Jacomo Gagasi and Anjelina Badlime Jeff and Vicki Gale Patrick and Susanne Gale Justin and Nikki Galloway Joe and Chelsea Gannon Theresa Luke Gannon Luis and Greta Garcia Darrel and Sharon Garry Darrin and Holly Garry David and Debbie Garton Gary’s Gun Shop James and Josie Gaspar Kenneth and Lavonne Gaspar Zach and Cassandra Gauer Stan and Jodi Gebhart Nancy Gellerman
Albert Jr. and Bonita Genetti Simos and Patricia Georgandis George Boom Funeral Home Chris and April George Geotek Engineering & Testing Services, Inc Tom and Renee Geppert Donette Gering Victoria Gero Mark and Mary Gerwer Dan and Nicole Gibson Paul and Rachel Giese Mike and Sharon Gillette Joseph and Christina Godshall Godshall Accounting Solutions Jonathan and Ashton Goeden Lanaya Goeden Todd and Sherilyn Goldammer Golf Addiction Sharon Gonnerman Br. David Gonzales Br. Kevin Gonzales Adam and Kelly Gorra Gourley Real Estate/Pioneer Property Management The Graham Companies Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort Robert and Cara Gray Great Bear Ski Valley Great Outdoor Store Great Shots Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Michael and Melanie Greco Thomas and Jennifer Greco Scott and Alyssa Green Marian Gresslin Aaron Grewe and Barbara Raus Danielle Gronseth Shawn Gross Archbishop Thomas Gullickson
Gift Club Levels Larry and Suzanne Gunia Richard and Nancy Gustaf Haber Truck and Trailer Sales, LLC Ritch and Kim Haffeman Brian and Heidi Hagan Tim and Tiffny Hagan Darmey and Tami Hage Matthew and Mandy Hagebock Tamru Hailu and Tigist Tefera Courtland and Julianna Hall Kristin Hamman Chris Hammer and Gretchen Gubbard Gayle Hander Jay and Trish Hanisch Skeeter Hansen Bonnie Hanson Curtis and Barbara Harris Dave and Jill Harris Craig and Megan Harskamp Jim Hart Scott and Angela Harvill Elena Haub David Hauck Judy Hauck The Hauge Group Sam Haugen Kelly and Lori Havard Susan Hawkins Thomas Hawkins Larry and Anne Hayden HDR Engineering, Inc Scott and Monica Healy Joe and Noelle Heiberger Jarod and Cassondra Heinz Kevin Heiss Clark and Linda Heitkamp Jeff and Allison Heitmann Jeff and Judy Helgeson Moe Hellou James and Trena Helsper Tim and Nicole Hempel
Greg Hendricks Hennies Home Inspection Mike and Christine Herold Bradley and Brenda Hershman Steve and Donna Hey Patrick and Jenna Heyen John and Valerie Hickner Bob and Tina Hillman Robb and Molly Hillman Elliot and Erin Hitt Brent and Lori Hodgkiss Roger Hofer John and Kaye Hoffert Joseph and Amy Hogue Holiday Inn Sioux Falls City Centre, LLC Allen Holm and Joan Fargen-Holm Travis Holt Amber Holtberg Jim and Annette Honerman Wade Hooker and Mary Nightingale Michael and Margaret Hooton Maria Hopkins – Hegg Realtors Jason and Dawn Horst Houndstooth House Josh and Amber Howe Howe Heating and Plumbing, Inc James and Sarah Hueners Michelle Hulme Kenneth and Beverly Hults Larry and Sherry Hurd Jeff and Renee Hurley I-29 RV Supercenter Ignite Infrared Fitness Studio James and Julie Ignowski Debra Ingalls Lana Ingalls Stephen and Joan Ingram Invisible Fence of Sioux Falls Amy Isaacson IT Financial Katie Iwanski
John and Karla Jackson Shauna Jacobson Gary and Suzy Jaeger Vani Jain Fady Jamous and Rosana Fadel John Janssen Thomas and Michelle Jarding Sylvia Jaspers Jensen Masonry, Inc JJ’s Wine and Spirits & JJ’s Axes & Ales Ann Johnson Ben and Laura Johnson Daniel and Jeannie Johnson David and Jeannie Johnson Jeannie Johnson – Pampered Chef Jeannie Johnson – Yellow Bug Photography Katie Johnson Lawrence and Carol Johnson Molly Johnson Paul and Roberta Johnson Robin Johnson Jesse and Amy Davis Johnston Brad and Christine Jones Stephanie Jones Steve and Paula Jones Tom and Deb Jones Tyler and Erin Jones Vince and Kelly Jones Riley and Debbie Jorgensen Jeff and Doreen Jorgenson Brian and Beth Josten Carolyn Kading Stephanie Kanaly Tim and Jamie Kant Patrick and Sarah Kappel Robert and Romaine Kappel Philip and Diana Kappen Mikayla Kappenman Karl’s TV & Appliance, Inc Matt and Carrie Kattman Peggy Kearney
Rob and Nicole Keisacker Shayne Kennedy Daniel and Rose U Kennelly Benjamin and Katie Keppen Ryan and Katie Kerkvliet Matt and Sarah Kerr Cory and Angela Kestel Kevin Chase, LLC Elizabeth Kiley Mike and Judy Kirby Shawn and Tiffani Kirkpatrick Tom and Mary Kirkpatrick Fr. Anthony Klein Josh and Pam Klein Kevin and Nora Kleinsasser Lawrence and Mackenzie Klipfel Gary and Marilyn Klobassa Jeff and Helen Kluck Charles and Judy Kneip Kyle and Laura Kneip Matt Kneip Knights of Columbus - O’Gorman Junior High Ken and Rhonda Koch Richard and Cindy Koch Timothy and Amy Koch Koch Hazard Architects Timothy Koehn Kristen Koehn Shomion Keith Koenig and Sharee Goldhammer Kristy Koenig Joe and Lisa Kolb Darin and Julie Kolbeck James and Myra Kolbeck Patrick and Laura Kolker Barbara Konechne Richard and Jenny Konechne Tobias and Danielle Konechne Tim and Gloria Koob Lloyd and Carolyn Koopman Nick and Chelsey Kortan 23
Blue Club cont. Amanda Kotten Larry and Kathy Kotten Nick and Kate Kotzea Kouri Insurance Agency, Inc Tom and Kimberly Kovash Joseph Kracke Justin and Rachel Krajca Jerry and Denise Kramer Joe and Dorie Kramer Travis and Diane Krein Benjamin and Katie Kreklow Ellen Krell Matt and Megan Krivarchka Suzan Kruce Brad Kruisselbrink Cecilia Krystosek Samuel and Katie Krystosek Travis and Abby Kuchta Rachel Kuhn Kumon Math and Reading Center Tim and Stephanie Kunkel Ryan and Cindee Kusser KXRB/KKLS/KIKN Radio Mark and Dianne Lamb Ken and Kimberly Lambrecht Jacqueline Lampert Matthew and Jennifer Landry Mike Lange Chad and Anne Lanoue Larry Hoover’s ATA Martial Arts Jon and Joyce Larscheid Dustin and Katie Larson Gary and Terri Larson Larson Truck Sales, Inc Lawrence & Schiller, Inc Chad and Katie LeBrun John and Jenni Lebrun Colleen Lecy Legacy Wealth Group Jeffrey LeMair Rob and Becky Leonard 24
LG Everist, Inc Mark and Aleta Lindell Ken and Kerry Lindemann Lt. Col. Nanette Litecky Teresa Livermont Dennis and Vivian Loecker Jeremy and Beth Loecker Loft Advisors Charles and Hilary Longo Grace Lonning Leo and Rogene Lorang Thomas and Penny Lorang Alyssa Lorenz John and Paula Lubeck Matt and Sara Lussman Roberta Luttmann Mary Lutz Jane Dougherty Machado MacKenzie River Pizza John and Joan Mahoney Eric and Michelle Majeres Mama’s Ladas Charles Manahan Ed Manning Earl and Patricia Markley Henry and Ruth Marks Lisa Mathis Paul and Angela Mausbach May & Johnson, PC Patrick McCart Deborah McCauley Mark and Sandy McClung Tom and Kristin McCoy Terrance McCray and Jessica Vogel Patrick and Bonnie McCue Matthew McDougall Jean McDowell Pierce III and Barbara McDowell McDowell Financial Group McGinnis & Company, LLP Sean McGrann and Rosanna Beraldi
Mary McGreevy Sheila McGreevy Chad and Peggy McGuire Heath and Andrea McIntyre Nehemiah McKenzie Steve and Nancy McLaughlin Jonathan and Sara McMahon Erin and Jill McManus Christy McMillin Mary McQuillen Cyndee McVay Rob and Jacqui Meadors Meadowland Financial Group Troy and Tara Mebius Joel and Kelly Metz Jason Metzger and Timea Metzger-Nelson Cody and Stacey Meyer Paul and Margaret Meyer Ryan and Linda Meyer Joe and Michelle Meyers Robert and Sandra Meylor Tammy Michel Midwest Gold-Silver Karen Mikuska Kevin and Shannon Miles Dorothy Clark Miles Anthony and Dana Miller Brent and Michelle Miller Robert Miller Robert and Michele Miller David and Rosemary Millette Nichole Miner MJ Dalsin Roofing & Sheet Metal Nick and Liz Moeller Richard Molseed Montgomery Furniture, Inc Mary Montoya Gary and Brenda Moore Keith and Kristie Moore Jack and Marie Moran Kristine Moran
Thomas and Leslie Morrow Motiv Fitness Mark and Sharon Mulder Curt and Kim Muller Jarrod and Kathryn Muller Matt and Amy Muller Kevin J Murphy Patrick and Judy Murphy Murphy Business of Sioux Falls, LLC Nick and Jessica Murray Emma Murtha Kevin and Becky Murtha The Mustard Seed Chuck and Joan Mutchler Tyler and Jessica Muth Paul and Heidi Nantke National Catholic Society of Foresters James and Eileen Nawroth Neighborhood Dental Rickey and Lisa Nelsen James Nelson Rachel Nelson Junker Mike and Sarah Neufeld Patricia Neumann Newtrition 4 U Nichols & Rabuck, PC Mary Nichols Sandev Paul and Jill Niedringhaus Chris and Melissa Nielsen Christopher and Heather Nohrenberg Angela Nolz Ryan and Beth Noonan Adam and Valerie Norman Mike and Melinda North Nothing Bundt Cakes Jim Nyberg Bob and Kris O’Connell Duane O’Connell Tim and Andrea O’Connor Patrick O’Gorman Peter O’Gorman
Gift Club Levels O’Gorman Class of 1966 Mike and Rochelle Oakland Oakridge Nursery & Landscaping, Inc Kelly and Kathy Oberbroekling Trent and Beth Odenbach Kenneth and Mary Oehlke Charles and Hilary Olinger Linda Oliver Jason and Stephanie Ollerich Arlene Olson Brad and Lori Olson Michael and Jill Olson Terry and Diane Oppold Mark and Evelyn Orcutt Ben and Stephanie Ordal Betty Ordal Orion Financial Corporation Eric and Kristy Ortega Doug and Nancy Ortmann Elizabeth Osborn
Barry and Lynnette Overby Frank and Doloris Owens Rich and Tammy Paces Michael and Amy Pankratz Austin and Becky Parks Robert Parlet Xavier and Suzanne Pastrano Jorge Patino and Sandra Peynado Bryson and Whitney Patterson Pearle Vision & InSight Eyecare Professionals Gary and Marcile Pederson Mike and Jill Pellicotte Larry and Laurie Peltier William and Karla Pepper Jessica Peters David and Bev Petersen Thomas and Heidi Pettit Brian and Kara Pfannenstein Jerry and Kathryn Phillips
Jamey and Cherrlyn Pickering Ryan and Kia Pidde Justin and Andrea Pins Dan and Cheryl Pitzl Daniel and Amanda Plaetz Monica Pluim Plum’s Cooking Company Melissa Pokorney Levi and Beth Pole Lynn and Kathy Poppinga Doris Powell Michael Powell and Nicole Namken Doug and Julie Prairie Prairie Dental Center Judy Preisinger The Premier Playhouse Pride Neon Signs Mark Promes Alex and Jaclyn Prostrollo Gregory and Jean Puls Kathy Putz Qdoba Restaurants Timothy and Lynnette Qualm Taylor Quiring Chad and Jenny Quissell R Wine Bar - Riccardo and Marybeth Tarabelsi
Kyle and Patricia Raasch Kay Raba Rainn Salon and Spa Raise Rite Concrete Lifting, Inc Tom Ralph Frank and Barbara Rance James Ranek John and Jeanne Ranek Cody and Mckenzy Raterman Linda Rath Myron and Anita Rau Jackie Raus Thomas and Kristin Reaves Linda Redder The Refinery Salon Studios The Regency Hotel Management Brad and Katherine Rehfeldt Brian Reilly and Katharine Van Demark Kristina Reindl Luke Reindl Jerry and Christy Reisch Jesse and Cori Reisch Karen Reiter Releve Studios Michael and Suzanne Reuter Waltrine Richardson Eugene and Sherry Richter
“[Catholic school] has made my faith life more important to me and brought me some amazing people.” - Clare Elsinger ’22
Blue Club cont. Jordan and Lindy Rippe RL Drywall Dustin and Abbie Robinson Phyllis Robinson Michael and Laura Roche Thaddeus and Meghan Roche Brett and Traci Roemen Steven and Lisa Roers Thomas and Carol Rogers Ronan and Linda Roghair Luis Rojas-Espaillat and Rosalia Jover James and Darcy Rokusek Randy and Mary Beth Ronsiek Michael and Jennifer Roose Lavonne Rose 26
Daniel and Charlene Roth Jamison and Cathy Rounds Runge Enterprises, Inc Mary Rustad Mike and Kathy Rutten David and Tammy Ryan Dennis and Ruthann Ryan Joseph and Amy Ryan Tim and Katheryn Ryan Charles and Patricia Ryherd Cheryl Rynerson Bob and Brenda Rysavy Rysavy Appraisal Service Hon. Susan Sabers Safe Splash Swim School
Ryan and Melanie Sage Mark and Sue Salter Michael Sanders Sanford Power Leo and Lilibeth Sarmiento Tom and Nancy Savage Ricky and Laura Sawvell Duane and Adelia Schaeffer Steven Schaeffer Scheels IcePlex Thomas and Mary Ann Scheier Tom and Angie Schema Brad and Deb Schiefelbein Jenna Schiefelbein Eric and Robin Schlimgen Teresa Schmidt Chad and Stephanie Schmitz Joseph and Marcia Schmitz Tony and Becky Schmitz Jane Schnell Tony and Tami Schnetter Kevin and April Schnieder Mikel Scholten Dustin and Kellie Scholz Tim and Erin Schons School Bus, Inc Scott and Barb Schuknecht Brian and Ellen Schulte Jessica Schulte Jen Schultz Dan and Sarah Schumacher Jason Green and Puja Schumacher David Schuster Kenneth and Colleen Schuster Brandon and Emily Schwartz Patrick and Jodi Schwebach Daniel Schwenck Aaron Scott Jill Scott
Glen and Jackie Loecker Scotting Jeff and Libby Scoular SD Band Masters Association, Inc Bryan and Stacy Seaborn Bill and Susan Sealey Security National Bank Service First Mechanical, LLC Corey and Katherine Sestak Aaron and Kimber Severson Christopher Severson Elvira Severson Michael and Kerri Severson Shelon Artistry Rahn Siemonsma Silencer Central Lonnie and Nancy Simon Eric and Neala Sinclair Max Sinclair Sioux Equipment Company Sioux Falls Airshow, Inc Sioux Falls Laundry Sioux Falls Merchant Patrol Sioux Falls Skyforce Sioux Falls Stampede Sioux Falls Two-Way Radio Sip-n-Cycle Eric and Elizabeth Sivertsen John and Brandy Sivesind Skate City Tammy Skillman Loren and Suzanne Skinner Richard and Tracy Skuza Skydive Adventures Brandy Smith Cole and Amanda Smith Noah and Emily Smith Tracy and Tricia Smith Scott and Kim Soldatke Meghan Sonstegard
Gift Club Levels Cameron and Nicole Sorensen Matt Sorensen and Amanda Schaefers Jeff and Kelli Sorenson Jim and Shirley Sorenson South Dakota Trust Company, LLC Yolonda Soyer Mark Spader Special Olympics South Dakota Pat and Sue Spillane St. Lambert SFO Eric and Megan Staebell Don and Sandra Stark Patrick and Emily Starr Mark and Jeanette Steece Mike Steece Wayne and Cynthia Steinhauer Kevin and Ashley Stelzer Randall Stewart Dale and Teresa Stoll Neil and Ellen Stoll Aaron and Lauren Strand Shane and Hali Stredde Joan Strei Ryan and Heidi Streit Steven Strouth Janet Studdert Cal and Ann Stukel Sanford Cardiovascular Institute Elise Sudbeck Michael and Elizabeth Sullivan Sean and Julie Sundermann Sunglass Hut at Macy’s Jared Sutton Michelle Sweeney Jamie Swenson Alana Tamisiea Jeremy and Nicole Tamisiea LeRoy and Mary Tarbox Katherine Tarrell
Darrell and Darlene Teerink Pema Temang and Bandana Chuwan Rita Temple Sam and Mary Theobald Zach and Rachel Thies Eric and Emily Thomas Blake and Kayla Thompson Thomas and Peggy Thompson Vance and Jana Thompson Chad and Heather Thoreson Eric and Nicole Thornberry Stacy Thorstenson Dennis Thurman Tiger Corporation Tiger Rock Martial Arts Tim Allex Realty Group Michael Tobin and Katherine Campbell Lucas and Kelly Tolley Thomas and Jourdan Torok Shawn and Kathryne Travis Tri-State Garage Door Company Grant and Ann Tschetter Lynal and Ann Tschetter TSP, Inc Carol Tupper Tyler Turbak Mary Tuscher UpTempo Music Lessons Urology Specialists Brett and Laura Van Bochove Michael and Kari Van Den Hemel Graham and Courtney Van Horn Dan and Gretta Van Schepen Grant and Sarah Van Voorst Chris and Bobbi Jo Van Wassenhove Ryan and Tara VandenBos Lori VanderWoude Vanguard Flying Squadron Nick and Marie VanLoh
Fernando and Karla Vazquez Vern Eide Karen Vig Angeline Vikesland Melissa Vitale Leroy Vogel Volin’s Racquet & Soccer Keith and Sharon Voss Jake and Pamela Vossen Rob and Julie Waage Kevin and Summer Wagner John E Walker Bryan and Shauna Wallenberg Marcille Wallner Tom Jr. and Jen Walsh Jeremy and Sarah Wambach Chris and Brittany Wangsness Ryan and Kari Wanke Vikas and Yvonne Warkar David and Anita Jean Watson Eric and Shelley Watson Christopher and Jean Weber Joe and Betsy Weber Whitney Weber Don and Coryill Weeg Blair Wegener Dan and Brooke Wegener Mark and Nancy Wegleitner Ronald and Judy Weidler Thomas and Kristi Weisbecker The Wellness Collective Jeff and Sheri Wenande Ronald and Peggy Wencl Fr. Michael Wensing Thomas and Cathy Whalen Gregory and Dawn Wheeler Ross and Liz Wheeler Richard and Lisa White Darren White and Lana Bauer-White
Andrea Whitney Dennis U and Valerie Whitney Becca and Aaron Wiersma Wild Water West Steve and Julie Wilka James and Elizabeth Willers Jordan Williams Williquors Blake and Katie Wilson Kaylynn Wilson Wilson Management, LLC Austin and Jenna Winberg Theresa Wingen Doug and Julie Winter Gary Winterton Jordan Wolf Terry and Michelle Wolf Liz Woodsend Bart and Stacie Wuebben Andrew and Mary Wuestewald Josh and Angela Zaug Richard and Arianne Zieske Alma Zweber Mary Zweber Zachary and Lindsey Zwieg
Fr. Charles (Chuck) Cimpl grew up in Tabor, a small town near Yankton, SD. His grandfather immigrated from the former Czechoslovakia when he was 17 years old with a dream and a sausage recipe. He started selling sausages in small locations, eventually consolidating those into Cimpl Meats in Yankton, SD. The plant employed approximately 130 people and Fr. Cimpl worked in the plant during the summer while he was in college. His uncle Laddie Cimpl, who is also his Godfather, was president of the packing plant and wondered if Chuck would one day be interested in being part of the Cimpl Packing Plant family. As it turned out, Chuck had other interests. Fr. Cimpl attended a small Catholic grade school in Tabor that went from first to eighth grade and was taught by the Benedictine Sisters from Yankton. “At that time, I really wanted to be in politics or a senator,” said Fr. Cimpl. In 1965, Fr. Cimpl attended the World’s Fair in New York with his family. He met a number of children from various states and around the world. He appreciated his Catholic education in grade school and he and his parents were hoping he could attend a Catholic high school. Upon return, Fr. Cimpl’s family considered O’Gorman High School and, unfortunately, learned they were not accepting additional enrollments. He soon learned he could join the minor seminary, located in the current O’Gorman Junior High building. There were a number of eight graders from around the Diocese attending an informational session on the seminary. Fr. Cimpl was soon discouraged when Fr. Al Krzyzopolski and Msgr. Andraschko asked, “How many of you like tv, radio or girls?” in an attempt to dissuade those who truly didn’t want to attend seminary. Fr. Cimpl returned to Tabor that same night to explore other options. Fr. Cimpl’s family had a cousin attending Notre Dame High School in Mitchell, which was run by the Presentation Sisters. He was interested in attending school there, but no dorms were available. A priest friend of the family put a housing ad in the bulletin for Fr. Cimpl. A parishioner offered her basement apartment to Fr. Cimpl and he moved in. 28
“There was no school lunch or cafeteria. The building was bad, but the sisters all had master’s degrees and they were great teachers,” recalls Fr. Cimpl. “When I was a junior at Notre Dame, the school ran out of money and they were going to close. A bunch of kids went to the school board to see how much money they needed to keep it open. The school board told them they needed $40,000.” One of the students in Fr. Cimpl’s class had a dad that owned a car dealership. He donated a pickup for them to auction off. In one night, the students canvased all of Mitchell, sold raffle tickets at $1 per ticket and came up with $42,000. The school board kept the school open for one more year, but informed the students that was the best they could do. The school closed after Fr. Cimpl graduated that year. Upon graduation, Fr. Cimpl planned to attend college at Creighton University to purse a law degree. However, Fr. Bream approached him and asked if he’d ever thought abought being a priest. Fr. Cimpl had said no at the time, but it stuck in his head. As Fr. Cimpl continued to ponder the idea he rejected only four years earlier, Fr. Bream drove him to Sioux Falls to meet with Bishop Hoch who encouraged him to try the seminary before he went off to Creighton. Fr. Cimpl decided to enroll at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, MN, in the fall of 1970. In 1977, Fr. Cimpl was assigned to St. Mary’s in Dell Rapids as a transitional deacon where he worked as a substitute for a religion teacher who was on maternity leave. Fr. Cimpl had no teaching experience, but decided to help out and loved it. After he was ordained in 1978, Bishop Hoch assigned him to O’Gorman High School as a full-time teacher. Fr. Cimpl taught six classes a day for 11 years. For seven years, he lived in the business offices at the high school prior to the renovation . He was then moved to the current band room of the junior high where he lived for an additional two years. While at O’Gorman, Fr. Cimpl had many roles. He was a teacher, assistant to the principal, development staff member, chaplain for nine years and a member of the school board—even serving as president in 1984. “I also ran the cheerleading program for a year and that was a complete disaster! Every time there was a job that no one else wanted to do, I usually took it on,” he laughed. He has fond memories of Sunday nights at the school. Fr. Cimpl recalled, “The kids would need books to get their homework done, so I would open the school for them and have kids and families hanging out until 10:00 pm.” Fr. Cimpl went from O’Gorman to SDSU where he was the Newman Director from 1989 until 1994. After that, he was pastor for St. Therese, St. Michael and most recently Holy Spirit. When asked if he had a favorite, he said, “I definitely could have stayed at O’Gorman, but I knew that wasn’t possible. SDSU was probably the easiest because it had its own funding and it was fun to be around the college students. I remember thinking, ‘I bet this job isn’t going to last because it was almost too good to be true.’” He remembers Bob Burns, coach and founder of the Dakota Bowl, saying, “We can’t think of ourselves as being little, we need to think of ourselves as being the best!” Bob would inspire the faculty and get them motivated by telling them we don’t have to have the best stadium, buses or equipment. We just have to be better than everyone else and that stuck with Fr. Cimpl loved singing Fr. Cimpl and the rest of the faculty. and playing his guitar “PB” for many of our students. Fr. Cimpl recently reitired after 44 years in the priesthood. He is enjoying his new downtown loft, which overlooks Falls Park. He would love to help those in need To watch a special video and maybe come back to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. He will be message from Fr. Cimpl as well as going on a pilgrimage next summer to France, Spain and Portugal. He is him singing a few of those favorite tunes he played for the kids, just scan looking forward to traveling and would love to see Australia and China! the QR code with your smart device. Fr. Cimpl has been a beloved priest for many years and we wish him blessings on his retirement. 29
The Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Development Office and the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation work together to provide tuition assistance for faith-based education, compensation to our dedicated staff and resources to enhance our facilities and technology. Both organizations are working together to build a community of faith and learning for students today and in the future by promoting Gospel values and academic excellence. The Development Office is responsible for raising money annually to help support the day-to-day operations of our school system. This includes raising funds for tuition assistance, staff salaries and benefits along with capital improvements. It is also very important that the Development Office create events that can build our community. The Foundation is responsible for raising money for the future by focusing on establishing long-term investments with annual distributions used to ensure a Catholic education will be available for current students in coming years as well as for future generations. The Foundation annually seeks new members and sustainer gifts in addition to the annual Sporting Clays Shoot, which helps support the yearly operations of the Foundation office. Below are the areas in which each corporation supports the overall school system.
DEVELOPMENT FUNDING SOURCES
• Annual Giving - Bishop O’Gorman Appeal - Staff Salary Initiative Donations • Fundraising Events & Campaigns - Dakota Bowl - Knights 5K - Extravaganza - Golf Classic - Connections Business Directory - Opening Knighter Playbill - Go Give OG Day - Alumni 10 X 12 Giving Program - Alumni Composite Restoration Campaign • Gift Card Program • The Knight Locker
Each year these dollars support the following areas:
• Tuition Assistance • Teacher/Staff Salaries • Operational Expenses
FOUNDATION FUNDING SOURCES
• One Time Gifts & Donations - Tuesday for Teachers Donations • Major Gifts • Planned Giving - Cash - Insurance - Real Estate/Personal Property - Stocks/Securities - Retirement Plans • Ultimate Giving - Wills/Estates - Trusts - Life Insurance
Long term investment in endowment accounts. Annual distributions from long-term Investments are provided to the school system directed to:
• Teacher/Staff Salaries • Tuition Assistance • Capital Projects • Student Scholarships • Special Programs
A message from the Bishop O†Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation
Every school system needs a champion. YOU—our dedicated benefactors to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation—are champions for our teachers, staff, students and families by allowing us to ensure the future of our Catholic schools. Your generosity has helped us support more families than ever before, allowed us to continue to grow salaries and benefits for our dedicated staff and assisted us in maintaining first-class facilities and technology for our community. As we continue to work together for the benefit of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools for future generations, I’d like to invite you to visit our new planned giving website: www.BishopOGLegacy.org. Planned gifts provide you the opportunity to create a lasting legacy for Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Plus, they help you support your values, achieve financial and charitable goals and offer the opportunity to take advantage of certain federal tax benefits. Some planned gifts may also give you income throughout your lifetime. Please reach out to the Foundation office if you would like to visit more about protecting your loved ones and creating your legacy. As we look forward to Fiscal Year 2023, the Foundation’s focus continues to be bridging the pay gap between our teachers and staff and their public school counterparts. We are thankful for your continued generosity and prayers as we work to fulfill our mission of financially supporting our Christ-centered Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools!
Nicole R. Bruning, Executive Director
The Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation has continued to grow this past year thanks to you, our amazing advocates for Catholic education. I am awed and inspired by the level of generosity that we see from our Bishop O’Gorman community. You, our donors and our champions, are what make what we do possible. Your continued support bolsters our ability to provide a world class Catholic education to as many students as possible in exceptional facilities with the best technology. Your generosity ensures that we continue to grow our salaries and benefits for the amazing faculty and staff who help our children reach their God given potential. I know that the generosity and support the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools and the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation benefits from goes beyond financial resources and we appreciate each gift of time and talent as well. Our schools flourish because we have such an amazing support system coming from our families and friends. I thank you all for your generosity, and God bless you.
Alan Spencer Jr., Board Chair Help us further our mission by becoming a member of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation! Contact our office at 605-575-3343 or email@example.com to learn how you can support future generations of Knights. 31
Foundation 2021–2022 Investment Funds Total Account Value: $25,437,467*
*As of May 31, 2022
The O’Gorman Foundation Fund was established from the many gifts received through various fund drives to benefit O’Gorman High School prior to the formation of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools system in 1991. These dollars are to be invested and only a limited percentage of the fund is to be disbursed for use at O’Gorman High School. Balance: $1,096,902 The Teachers’ Endowment Fund was established through a capital campaign drive in 1991, allocating the first $500,000 from the drive toward an endowment to benefit Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers’ salaries. Only a limited percentage from this fund is disbursed. Balance: $543,201 The Pooled Funds are defined as those funds established by donors which provide permanent support of the mission of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools, whether in the form of teacher compensation, tuition assistance, scholarships, programs, capital improvements or other support. Unless otherwise stipulated by the donor, only a limited percentage from these funds is disbursed. Balance: $17,253,205 The Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota represents current balances of endowments established in the CCFESD for the benefit of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Balance: $6,544,159
INVESTMENT POLICY Investment decisions are made using the following investment guidelines: • The long term investment objective is to provide reliable and sustainable income for the current needs of stakeholders and perpetuate the resources of the Foundation for future generations of beneficiaries. Therefore, the minimum investment return needs to be sufficient to offset spending and expenses. • Social and moral guidelines will be followed to avoid investing in companies whose activities either generate a profit or promote social change that conflict with teachings of the Catholic Church. As a result of excluding investment in firms that directly carry out immoral activities, it is the explicit intention to encourage those corporations that seek to protect the sanctity of human life and promote the common good. • The target asset allocations for the investment portfolio are set forth in the table. • To maintain the proper allocation, it is the policy of the Foundation to periodically rebalance the portfolio in the event any asset class allocation differs by more than 20% of the stated target.
INVESTMENT POLICY TARGET ASSET ALLOCATIONS EQUITIES US Large/Mid-Cap Stocks US Small-Cap Stocks International/Emerging Market Stocks TOTAL EQUITIES FIXED INCOME REAL ASSETS/OTHER
37% 6% 27% 70% 22% 8% 100%
FOUNDATION INVESTED FUNDS
• A Spending Rate not to exceed 4% of the investment portfolio’s market value each year is appropriate to meet the needs of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. The rate is reviewed periodically in light of evolving trends within the economy. • No more than 10% of an active manager’s portfolio can be invested in any one security. This does not apply to U.S. Government or agency issues. 2017-2018 2018-2019 32
All figures are based as of May 31 of their respective years.
Members of the Bishop O†Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation Scott and Patti Abdallah Aaron and Dua Anderson Roberto Anel and Editha Liu Mark and Amy Arndt Bill and Peg Baker Thaddeus and Nicole Barnes Miles and Lisa Beacom Bill and Tracee Beck Ken Berger and Molly McCarthy John and Katy Billion Brian and Janet Bird Joel and Dar Blanchard Michael and Carri Bornitz Jeff and Traci Boyle Greg and Denise Branaugh Kevin and Becky Branick John and Nicole Bruning Jim and Kim Burma Fran and Mary Lou Campbell Larry and Mary Canfield Ed and Judy Cannon Carl and Michelle Carlson Thomas and Tina Carson Fr. Chuck Cimpl Paul and Shirley Cink Tom and Mary Cink Jim and Sue Clark Richard and Kari Clark Paul and Mary Ellen Connelly Bob and Paula Correa Dan and Janet Costello Randy and Ann Cowan Adam and Diane Cox Jason and Pamela Cox Lisa Crist Kevin and Ashley Crouch Nate and Mary Dally Tim and Lee Dardis Bishop Donald E DeGrood Dick and Janet Devaney Dan and Laurie Donohue Bob and Kara Dougherty Tom and Kareen Dougherty Dan and Jessica Doyle Kevin and Karen Doyle Todd and Christie Ernst Jeff and Hattie Edman David and Julie Ermer Mike and Anne Ferrell Jeff and Jackie Fiegen Rusty and Brenda Fiegen
Don and Janet Fischer Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick Dave and Mary Fleck Maureen Flynn Mike and Sue Flynn Warren Friessen Dan and Katie Fritz Marcus and Jocelyn Frohm Patrick and Susanne Gale Kevin and Melissa Garry Rich and Mary Garry Gary U and Theresa Gaspar Jack and Jayne Gaspari Steve and Kelly Gellerman Mike and Gracia Gillespie Ryan and Lesley Good Kyle and Theresa Groos Norma Gross Craig and Lisa Hagen Fr. Shawn Haggerty Doug and Anne Hajek Bryan Hammer Donald and Julie Hanson Fr. Thomas Hartman Alfred and Linda Hartmann Shane and Nancy Hartung Greg and Phyllis Heineman Fr. Tom Heck Fr. John Helmueller Evan and Kristi Hermanson Boyd and Dody Hopkins Jack and Gina Hopkins Kelly and Ashley Hosek Tom and Melissa Howes Jean Huegel Brian and Sheila Hurley Will and Joan Hurley James P and JoNell Jarding Jim and Megan Jarding George U and Clare Johnson Greg and Meg Johnson Phil and Karen Johnson Audrey Jones Gene Jr. and Cynthia Jones Scott and Lisa Jones Jeff and Doreen Jorgenson James and Lynn Josten Eric and Jane Juhl Samantha Kappenman Tim and Jeanne Kappenman Mike and Michelle Katen
Matt and Ashley Kayser Rob and Nicole Keisacker Kevin and Peggy Kirby Steve and Susie Kirby Richard and Cindy Koch Rick and Kathy Kooima Donald Jr. and Shelly Kosiak Lon and Sandy Kouri Dave and Brandi Kowalczyk Noel and Mary Lais Curtis III and Rochelle Lauret Jeff and Julie Lautt Pat and Kaye Lawler Tom and Penny Lorang Micah and Lindsay Mauney Patrick and Kathy McGreevy Michael and Jean McHale Steve and Nancy McLaughlin Larry and Dottie Meyer Tom and Marilyn Meyer Paul and Michelle Micka Troy and Jaime Miller Richard Molseed Thomas and Cynthia Monnin Fr. James Morgan Dan and Jean Murphy Kevin Murphy Tom and Karla Murphy Randy and Debbie Nehring Mike and Janice O’Connor Fr. Kevin O’Dell Jarrod and Elizabeth Otta Steve and Teresa Palmitier Curtis Peery Marian and Andrea Petrasko Todd and Patty Pharis Jud and Denise Pins Lynn and Teri Pudenz Janelle Rabenberg Frank and Barb Rance David and Liz Reimer Preston and Nicole Renshaw Tom and Kristin Ripperda Emmet and Mary Gayle Rogers Mike and Mary Runge Fr. Paul Rutten Jon and Kim Ryckman Fr. Jordan Samson Keith and Ann Schaefbauer William Schaefbauer and Evie Sautner Jeff and Linda Schartz
Jon and Jessie Schmidt Brad and Teresa Schoenfelder William and Valerie Schroeder Eric and Jaclyn Schuler Jon and Nancy Schulte Terry and Trish Schulte Todd and Terri Schuver Bob and Connie Scott George and Joan Sercl Keith Jr. and Becky Severson Peter and Alicia Siegling Rich and Tracy Skuza John Smedsrud Regan Smith Ben and Tricia Solomon Matt and Sarah Sorrell Rod and Becky Sorrell Carl and Marietta Soukup Jim and Angie Soukup Al and Judy Spencer Ron and Virginia Staebell Brady and Kelly Stocklin Mark and Jenni Struck Patrick and Jana Sweetman Tom and Rochelle Sweetman Travis and Michelle Thie Mike and Chris Thompson Chris and Kristen Thorkelson Tony and Sandra Tiefenthaler Jerry and Courtney Tielke Matt and Beth Thornton Bill and Teresa Townsend Brian and Patricia Vognild Tom Sr. and Kathy Walsh Roger and Michele Weber Tom and Terry Welk John and Bridget Wenande Jane Wick Michael and Monica Wilde Thomas Wilka Bob and Debbie Winkels Marlene Winker Matthew and Deborah Witte Joe and Kristen Zueger Board of Trustees Executive Committee Investment Committee Institutional Advancement Committee 33
Bishop O†Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation – Sustainer Members This list includes people who made a $1,000 (or more) Sustainer gift to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. We thank them for their direct support of the Foundation’s Mission & Vision. Bill and Peg Baker Miles and Lisa Beacom Bill and Tracee Beck John and Katy Billion Mike and Carri Bornitz Greg and Denise Branaugh Kevin and Rebecca Branick John and Nicole Bruning Fr. Chuck Cimpl Jim and Sue Clark Randy and Ann Cowan
Adam and Diane Cox Lisa Crist Kevin and Ashley Crouch Nathan and Mary Dally Richard and Janet DeVaney Bob and Kara Dougherty Tom and Kareen Dougherty Kevin and Karen Doyle Nick Earley David and Julie Ermer Todd and Christie Ernst Warren Friessen Marcus and Jocelyn Frohm
Gary U and Theresa Gaspar Alfred and Linda Hartmann Boyd and Dody Hopkins Jack and Gina Hopkins Kelly and Ashley Hosek Will and Joan Hurley Jim and Megan Jarding George U and Clare Johnson Matthew and Annette Johnson Phil and Karen Johnson James and Lynn Josten Tim and Jeanne Kappenman Samantha Kappenman Joe and Amanda Kippley Donald and Shelly Kosiak Lon and Sandy Kouri Dave and Brandi Kowalczyk Jeff and Julie Lautt Tom and Susan McDowell Michael and Jean McHale Thomas and Cynthia Monnin Fr. James Morgan Mike and Janice O’Connor Jarrod and Elizabeth Otta Judy Radermacher Preston and Nicole Renshaw Thomas and Kristin Ripperda
Mike and Mary Runge Jon and Kim Ryckman Keith and Ann Schaefbauer Jeff and Linda Schartz Jon and Jessie Schmidt William and Valerie Schroeder Jon and Nancy Schulte Terry and Trish Schulte Todd and Terri Schuver Keith Jr. and Becky Severson Gail Shlanta-Peasley Peter and Alicia Siegling Jeffery and Lori Skinner Regan Smith Ben and Trish Solomon Carl and Marietta Soukup Jim and Angie Soukup Alan Jr. and Judy Spencer Patrick and Jana Sweetman Tom and Rochelle Sweetman Michael and Christine Thompson Thornton Flooring Daryl and Anita Thuringer Bill and Teresa Townsend Brian and Patricia Vognild Tom and Terry Welk Thomas and Lynne Zimmer
Estate and Deferred Gifts – Foundation Legacy Society The Legacy Society recognizes the following friends who have notified the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation and/or the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota that they have included the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools in their estate plans, as well as planned gifts that Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools have received and/or have been notified to receive in this fiscal year. We honor them for their vision, commitment and inspiration to others. Anonymous (6) Scott and Patricia Abdallah Catharine Anderson Rev. Edward Anderson Mary Auterman U Miles and Lisa Beacom James R Becker Connie Benson U Greg and Denise Branaugh Kevin and Rebecca Branick Paul Byorth Bill and Lynne Byrne Robert Cady Terry and Barbara Caster Fr. Chuck Cimpl Bob and Paula Correa Dan and Janet Costello Mary Sue Donohue Msgr. James Michael Doyle U Susan Drew Mark Eastman David and Julie Elson Dave and Mary Fleck Mike and Sue Flynn Patrick and Susanne Gale Kevin and Melissa Garry Rich and Mary Garry Gary U and Theresa Gaspar
Kenneth and Lavonne Gaspar Marian Gresslin Ralph and Sylvia Grode John U and Norma Gross Craig and Lisa Hagen Fr. Thomas Heck Greg and Phyllis Heineman Dorothy A Herbert U Fr. Jerome Holtzman Boyd and Dody Hopkins Jack and Gina Hopkins Tom and Melissa Howes Greg and Meg Johnson Gene Sr. U and Audrey Jones Gene Jr. and Cynthia Jones Jeff and Doreen Jorgenson Rosemary E Kadinger Vander Schaaf U Kevin and Peggy Kirby Rick and Kathy Kooima Veronika Lakstigala U Jeff and Julie Lautt Dave and Shirley Lueth Tom and Penny Lorang Gordon and Mary Mairose Thomas and Susan McDowell Mary L McGowan U Tom and Marilyn Meyer Richard Molseed
James and Eileen Nawroth Randy and Debbie Nehring Charles and Jody O’Brien Mike and Janice O’Connor Dianne Owens Steve and Teresa Palmitier Todd and Patty Pharis Teresa Pinkert Jerry and Dana Priebe Judy Radermacher Fr. Victor Ramaeker U Frank and Barb Rance Marlene Rance Thad and Liz Rogers Julie Ronning Rose Ann Ryan U Richard W Sabers U Jim and Maureen Sage Jon and Nancy Schulte George and Joan Sercl Keith Jr. and Becky Severson Rich and Tracy Skuza John Smedsrud Regan Smith Scott and Constance Smith Rod and Becky Sorrell Carl and Marietta Soukup Jim and Angie Soukup
Alan Jr. and Judy Spencer Vernon and Alice Staebell Mark and Jenni Struck Raed Sulaiman and Christiane Maroun Travis and Michelle Thie Ted Thoms Gerald and Courtney Tielke Bill and Teresa Townsend Tom Sr. and Kathy Walsh Roger and Michele Weber Donna Weinacht Robert and Deb Winkels James and Marlene Winker U
We remember and pray for those we have lost this year. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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Endowed Funds – Foundation Legacy Society The Legacy Society includes the following endowment funds which provide permanent support of the mission of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools, whether in the form of teacher and staff compensation, tuition assistance, scholarships, programs, capital improvements or other support. **Denotes new fund or fund that has met the minimum amount required to collect distributions during the past fiscal year.
FUNDS FOR TEACHER COMPENSATION AND TUITION ASSISTANCE
These funds contribute to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Teachers and Staff Endowment to support salaries and to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Fund.
Ruth and Joe Weisbecker and Son, Mike Weisbecker, Family Endowment Fund for Teachers’ Salaries and Tuition for Students in Need Established in 2008 with gifts from their children, family and friends. This fund will support equally Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers’ salaries and tuition assistance for students in need who participate in cocurricular activities at O’Gorman.
FUNDS FOR TEACHER COMPENSATION
Bishop Robert J. Carlson Endowment Fund Established in 2005 by the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation and many contributors from the Diocese of Sioux Falls to honor Bishop Carlson and his 10+ years of service to this diocese.
Unless otherwise specified, these funds contribute to the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Teachers and Staff Endowment Fund to support salaries.
Cultural Diversity Fund Established in 2018 by Roberto Anel and Editha Liu to support two critical areas: teachers’ salaries and tuition assistance.
Aaron and Dua Anderson Family Fund Established in 2021 to provide support for the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
John Gross Memorial Fund Established in 2008 in John’s memory by his family and friends. It is because of the dedication of the teachers in Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools that this fund will benefit them as well as provide assistance to students pursuing academic achievements at O’Gorman High School and those in need of tuition assistance at Christ the King Elementary. Rev. Mike Kelly Legacy Endowment Fund** Established in 2022 by Reverend Mike Kelly in honor of his commitment to Catholic education and his rich history at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. This fund supports both teacher and staff salaries and tuition assistance to students with financial need.
AVERA Teachers’ Salaries Fund Established in 2010 through the partnership of Avera and Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools, this endowment provides support for teachers’ salaries. Berger-McCarthy Excellence in Education Endowment Established in 2014 to provide support for the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Donna Marie Feyder-Brown Endowment Established in 2015 by Thomas Brown in memory of his wife, Donna Marie Feyder-Brown. This fund is to provide support for the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Howard R. and Berteale Brown Family Endowment Established in 2005 by Howard in memory of his wife, Berteale Brown.
Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Teachers’ Endowment Fund Established in 2008 by anonymous donors who wish to recognize the outstanding teachers in our schools. Building On Excellence Teachers’ Endowment Established by Sanford Health in 2008 through the Building On Excellence Campaign to make a difference for the teachers of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Carl and Michelle Carlson Family Endowment Fund for Teachers Established in 2020 to provide support for the teachers’ salaries of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Connelly Family Fund Established in 2011 to provide support for staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Dan and Janet Costello Family Fund Established in 2007 in support of the O’Gorman High School Building On Excellence Campaign by Dan and Janet Costello. This fund will provide financial assistance for the staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Cox Family Endowment Fund** Established in 2021 by the Cox Family (Karyn, Jason and Pamela, Adam and Diane) to honor Catholic education and to provide support for the teacher and staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. DeRuytter Teachers’ Salary Fund Established in 2017 to provide support for the teachers and staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Jo and Don Dougherty Family Endowment Established in 2019 by the Dougherty family in memory of Jo and Don, this endowment provides support for the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Family of Kevin and Karen Doyle Endowment** Established in 2021 by the children of Kevin and Karen Doyle in honor of their parents’ decision to enroll their children in and their encouragement to have their grandchildren attend Catholic schools. This fund provides support for the staff and teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Monsignor James Michael Doyle Endowment Fund Established in 2016 to provide support for the teachers and staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Sr. Kathryn Easley OSB Teachers’ Endowment Established in 2016 in honor of Sr. Kathryn’s service to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools and her 50th Jubilee celebration. During her years in education, she had a passion for the efforts to pay just salaries for our dedicated Catholic School lay teachers. She was honored to be an advocate for the Teachers and Staff Salary Initiative with this fund. Fostering Their Future – Teachers’ Salary Endowment Fund Established in 2003 by the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation Membership through the Fostering Their Future campaign to make a difference for the teachers of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Huegel Family Fund Established in 2019 by Jean Huegel in memory of her husband, Tom, to support the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Fr. Al Krzyzopolski Education Endowment Established in 2016 to provide support for the teachers and staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Jay Lavender Jr. Memorial Fund Established in 2016 to provide support for the teachers and staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. The Living Stones Endowment Established in 2016 for the Teachers and Staff Salary Initiative to strive for competitive salaries at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Ted and Margeret Lorang Memorial Fund Established in 2001 by the family and friends of Ted and Margeret Lorang in their memory.
Dave and Teri Geiver Endowment Established in 2014 by Dave and Teri Geiver to provide support for the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Dr. Tom Lorang Teachers’ Endowment Established in 2014 by family, friends and Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools board members as a way to honor Dr. Lorang’s dedication to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools, formerly known as Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. Throughout his 36 years of service, he was the first lay Principal of O’Gorman High School and the first Superintendent of the Sioux Falls Catholic School system.
Gracia and Mike Gillespie Endowment Established in 2014 by Gracia and Mike Gillespie to provide support for the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
The Most Beautiful People Are School Teachers Endowment Fund Established in 2019 by anonymous donors who want to support Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers.
Bryan and Shelly Hammer Family Endowment Established in 2016 by Bryan and Shelly (Flanagan) Hammer. Since Shelly was a former educator and they are the parents of a teacher at Holy Spirit Elementary, they have chosen to make a commitment for future generations of teachers by starting this endowment fund to support competitive salaries for the staff of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Out of the Shadows Endowment Fund Established in 2021 by Travis and Michelle Thie and Jon and Jessie Schmidt to support teachers’ salaries. The focus shall be on mental health and counseling services and/or other services as deemed necessary by Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools’ administration.
Judy Hauck Endowment Established in 2019 to provide support for the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Jud and Denise Pins Family Endowment Fund** Established in 2021 by Jud and Denise Pins in honor of hard-working educators to provide support for the teacher and staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Margaret Reardon Fund for Teachers’ Salaries Established in 2007 by Margaret Reardon in support of the O’Gorman High School Building On Excellence Campaign. William and Wilma Reimer Teachers’ Fund Established in 1995 by Dave and Liz Reimer in memory of Dave’s parents. Ozzie and Jane Schock Memorial Fund Established in 2004 by the family of Ozzie and Jane Schock in their memory. William and Valerie Schroeder Family Fund This fund was established in 2012 by William and Valerie Schroeder to provide additional support to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers and staff. Schuver Family Fund This fund was established in 2018 in memory of Coach Jack Schuver and his son, John Thomas Jr. to provide additional support to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers and staff. 37
Dennis and Marilyn Sudbeck Family Fund Established in 2016 by the children of Dennis and Marilyn Sudbeck as a tribute to their parents and to support the staff and teachers at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Vondra Family Endowment Fund** Established in 2022 by Dwight and Laurie Vondra to honor our valued educators and to provide support for the teacher and staff salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Patrick and Jana Sweetman Family Fund This fund was established in 2017 to provide support for the teachers’ salaries of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Roger and Michele Weber Family Fund Established in 2016, this fund is meant to recognize the excellent education delivered within Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools and provide additional support for the outstanding teachers and staff.
Jack and Pat Townsend Fund for Teachers’ Salaries Established in 2007 by the family and friends of Jack and Pat Townsend in memory of Jack. Unzelman Fund for Teachers’ Salaries Established in 2008 by Myrl and Lois Unzelman through the Building On Excellence Campaign to provide additional support to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers.
Hal and Jane Wick Family Fund Established in 2018 in memory of Hal, this fund is to provide support for the teachers and staff within Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
FUNDS FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE
Unless otherwise specified, these funds provide annual tuition assistance to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools students with financial need.
Anonymous Funds Established by anonymous donors for tuition assistance. Patrick Baker Endowment Fund Established in 2013 by Barbara Kolb in memory of her brother, Patrick Baker. This fund provides tuition assistance to students attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Winkels Family Endowment This fund was established in 2012 by Robert and Deb Winkels to provide additional support to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers and staff.
Beacom Family Fund Established in 2011 by Miles and Lisa Beacom. This fund provides tuition assistance to students with financial need from St. Lambert Parish. The students can attend St. Lambert Elementary, O’Gorman Jr. High or O’Gorman High School.
John and Emilie Yu Family Fund Established in 2008 by the Yu family to support the outstanding teachers of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Bud and Rose Bechtold Memorial Fund Established in 2000 by the family and friends of Rose Bechtold. This fund provides annual tuition assistance to St. Joseph Cathedral Parish students in need.
Zueger Family Fund Established in 2016, this fund is meant to recognize the excellent education delivered within Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools and provide additional support for the outstanding teachers and staff.
Vince and Betty Bruggeman Memorial Endowment Established in 2006 by Vince Bruggeman in memory of his wife, Betty. Bob Burns Founders Club Established in 1993 by the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl Committee. Cathedral 8th Grade Assistance Fund Established in 1992 by anonymous donors. This fund provides annual tuition assistance to students in need from Cathedral Parish. This fund awards assistance to incoming freshman students at O’Gorman High School. Chris Christopulos Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2002 by friends and family of Chris Christopulos. This fund provides tuition assistance to O’Gorman students who have overcome some type of obstacle and/or have financial need.
Class of 1966 Memorial Endowment Fund** Established in 2021 by the Class of 1966 as a way to honor and remember their classmates, both those who are still with us and those who have passed away, as well as our hard-working teachers and staff. This fund provides tuition assistance to students who are children of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools employees with financial need.
Louise C. Edblom Endowment Fund Established in 2006 by the Louise C. Edblom estate. This fund provides annual tuition assistance to St. Joseph Cathedral Parish students in need.
Class of 1999 Memorial Fund Established in 2020 by the O’Gorman High School Class of 1999 as an enduring tribute to classmates who have passed away.
James E. Fergen Tuition Assistance Endowment Established in 2014 in memory of James E. Fergen. This fund is used to provide tuition assistance to students with financial need attending O’Gorman High School.
Tom Connor Memorial Fund Established in 1998 by the family of Tom Connor in his memory. Michael and Ila Cunningham Family Fund Established in 2015 to provide tuition assistance to students at O’Gorman Junior High or O’Gorman High School. Curren Family Scholarship Established in 1990 by Jerry Curren. John Dennis Assistance Fund Established in 1997 by John Dennis. Lawrence C. and Maxine L. Dhaemers Fund for O’Gorman High School Tuition Assistance Established by Lawrence and Maxine Carroll Dhaemers in 2007 because of their strong belief in Catholic education and their love for Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Kevin M. Donahoe Memorial Fund Established in 1975 by Dr. John Donahoe in his son’s memory. Dorothy Doohen Memorial Fund Established in 1994 by friends of Dorothy in her memory. Kirby Dougherty Memorial Fund Established in 1993 by classmates and friends of Kirby Dougherty in his memory. Michael Duffy Memorial Fund Established in 1992 by Jim and Doris Duffy in memory of Michael.
John and Georgie Ellenbecker Memorial Fund Established in 1993 by Dr. Russ and Jean Orr in memory of the Ellenbeckers.
Gertrude A. FitzGibbon Memorial Fund Established in 2008 through an estate gift from Gertrude FitzGibbon. Maureen Flynn Endowment Established in 2007 by the children of Maureen Flynn as a Christmas gift to honor their mother. Fr. Foley Fund Established in 1992 by Hal and Jane Wick in honor of Fr. Andrew Foley. This fund provides tuition assistance to students from outside of Sioux Falls who attend O’Gorman High School. Fostering Their Future - Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund Established in 2003 by the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation Membership through the Fostering Their Future campaign to provide tuition assistance to families in need. Edmund and Adeline Garry Memorial Fund Established in 1999 by the family of Ed Garry in his memory. Wally and Cleo Grogan Tuition Assistance Fund Established in 2005 by their children and spouses in memory of Wally and Cleo. Dody Gustaf Endowment Established in 2010 by family and friends in memory of Dody Gustaf. This fund honors Dody’s history of helping Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools families with tuition by providing annual tuition assistance to the children of staff members.
Wayne and Gertie Hagen Family Memorial Fund Established in 2021 by family and friends in memory of Wayne and Gertie Hagen. This fund provides tuition assistance to students attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools who have financial need. Alfred and Linda Hartmann Family Fund Endowment Established in 2014 by Alfred and Linda Hartmann to provide tuition assistance to O’Gorman High School students with financial need. Hartung Family Fund Established in 2014 by Shane and Nancy Hartung. This fund provides assistance to students attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools who incur additional tutoring fees through the Achievement Academy/ Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools services. James P. Higgins Sr. Memorial Fund Established in 2009 by Tomasz and Cynthia Stys, son-inlaw and daughter of James P. Higgins Sr. This fund was established in memory of James and provides tuition assistance to students in need. High School English Fund Established in 1989 by Steve Kirby. This fund provides tuition assistance to students in need who show potential in writing and English at O’Gorman High School. Father Jerome Holtzman OGHS Foreign Language Fund Established in 2006 by Father Jerry Holtzman. This fund provides annual tuition assistance to O’Gorman High School foreign language students in need. William J. and Grace Hurley Family Endowment Established in 2006 by their children and spouses honoring Bill and Grace. This fund provides tuition assistance to students with financial need from St. Lambert Parish. Cliff and Helen Jansa Memorial Fund Established in 1999 by the children of Cliff and Helen Jansa in their honor. Ashley A. Johnson Fund Established in memory of Ashley in 2017 by her mother, this fund provides tuition assistance to students who attend O’Gorman High School. 39
Endowed Funds Donald E. and Dorothy L. Johnson Endowment Fund Established in 2006 because of Don and Dorothy’s strong belief in Catholic education and Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
George and Frances Luke Memorial Fund Established in 1997 by Chuck Luke in memory of his parents. This fund provides annual tuition assistance to students based on need and academic requirements.
Margie E. Johnson Memorial Fund Established in 2014 by the children of Margie Johnson after an initial gift was made in her memory by her brother, Howard R. Brown. This fund shall be used to provide tuition assistance to students with financial need attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Francis Lynch Endowment Fund Established in 2009 by family and friends of Francis Lynch in his memory.
Gene and Audrey Jones Family Endowment Established in 2004 by the family of Gene Jones Sr. in his memory. Bernard and Adele Josten Memorial Endowment Established initially in 2008 with additional funding through an estate gift from Bernard and Adele. This endowment provides tuition assistance to students attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools with preference for those who are St. Joseph Cathedral Parishioners. Henry Klein Scholarship Fund Established in 1991 by Jenni Klein in memory of her husband. David and Brandi Kowalczyk Family Fund Established in 2010 by David and Brandi Kowalczyk. This fund provides tuition assistance to students enrolled in Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Laurie Leiferman Assistance Fund Established in 1996 by Bob and Joanne Leiferman in memory of their daughter. This fund provides tuition assistance to students in need who demonstrate potential in chorus at O’Gorman High School. John and Barbara Lockwood Endowment Established in 2014 as a way to honor Barbara for her years of service as principal, the St. Lambert School Family Organization (SFO) has established the John and Barbara Lockwood Endowment to assist families with tuition needs at St. Lambert Elementary. 40
Ryan S. Matson Memorial Fund Established in 1992 by friends and family of Ryan Matson. This fund provides tuition assistance to students in need who are involved in athletics. Msgr. McEneaney Memorial Fund Established in 2006 through an estate gift from Msgr. John McEneaney. This fund provides tuition assistance for single parent Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools families. Tom and Nancy Meinen Family Fund Established in 2012 by the children of Tom and Nancy Meinen to provide tuition assistance to students attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Millette Family Fund in Honor of Lou and Birdie Established in 2000 by Birdie Millette in memory of her husband, Lou Millette. This fund provides tuition assistance to students of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Rose Clare Josten Norman OGJH Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund Established in 2005 by Sr. Julianne Josten, OP, in memory of her sister, Rose. This fund provides tuition assistance to O’Gorman Junior High students in need. O’Gorman High School Memorial Fund Established in 1999 by an anonymous alumni donor. This fund serves as a vehicle for alumni giving in honor or in memory of loved ones. O’Gorman High School Tuition Assistance Fund Established in 2014 through the estate gifts of Dr. John Sall and Paul Vogt to provide tuition assistance to students from O’Gorman High School.
Nicholas and Marlys Rizzi Endowment Fund** Established in 2022 by Nicholas and Marlys Rizzi in honor of their beloved grandchildren: Madison, Henry and Sophia Lapp. This fund provides tuition assistance to students with financial need at St. Mary Elementary. Irene Rotert Family Endowment Fund Established in 2007 by the children of Irene Rotert as a Christmas gift to their mother. This fund provides tuition assistance to single parent Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools families. Patrick and Rose Ann Ryan Endowment Fund Established in 1998 by Rose Ann Ryan along with other family and friends in Pat Ryan’s memory. Colleen Sabers Memorial Fund Established in 1998 by the friends and family of Colleen Sabers in her memory. Msgr. Francis Sampson Assistance Fund Established in 1996 by Monsignor’s close friends in his honor. This fund continues the legacy of Msgr. Sampson’s support to young people over the years. David Schmitz Memorial Fund Established in 1976 by Mr. and Mrs. Don Schmitz in David’s memory. Gertrude Schneider Fund Established in 1998 by the family of Gertrude Schneider in her honor. Delores Schwan Endowment Fund Established by Delores Schwan to provide tuition assistance to students with financial need at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Sr. Jeanette Silvis Science Fund Established in 1997 by friends and family of former O’Gorman High School teacher, Sr. Jeanette Silvis. This fund provides tuition assistance to students in need who show potential in the area of science.
Jim “Smitty” Smith Band Fund** Officially established in 2021 by Gerri Smith in memory of Jim “Smitty” Smith with memorial gifts as well as gifts collected in 2009 in honor of his retirement from O’Gorman High School. This fund provides financial assistance to O’Gorman High School band students with financial need. Spencer Family Endowment Fund** Established in 2022 by Alan Jr. and Judy Spencer in honor of their Catholic faith and their family’s rich history at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. This fund provides tuition assistance to K-12th grade students with financial need. St. Joseph Cathedral Tuition Assistance in Memory of Mali Anne Farmer Established in 2018 to provide tuition assistance for St. Joseph Cathedral parishioners attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. David Stone Family Fund Established in 2010 in memory of David Stone by Rae Ellen Stone and her daughter’s family, Dr. Joseph and Davina Fanciullo. This fund shall be used to provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. R. S. and Evelyn Sweetman Memorial Fund Established in 1992 by friends and family of R S and Evelyn Sweetman. Rollin P. Wagner Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund Established in 2020 through an estate gift from Rollin P. Wagner. This fund will provide tuition assistance to students attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Bud Walsh Memorial Fund Established in 1997 by the friends and family of “Bud” Walsh in his memory. Joseph Wenande Memorial Endowment Established in 2015 to provide tuition assistance to students attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools with financial need or special needs. Elizabeth Wilds Memorial Fund Established in 1996 by friends and family of Elizabeth Wilds in her memory.
George and Florence Willis Family Endowment Established in 2015 by the family of George and Florence Willis in memory of George. This fund will provide tuition assistance to students who attend Christ the King Elementary.
FUNDS FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS/PROGRAMS/ OTHER Winifred M. Anderson Capital Improvement Fund Established in 2007 through an estate gift from Winifred M. Anderson. This fund provides financial support for capital needs on the O’Gorman campus. Michael Barnett Memorial Endowment Established in 2018 to provide a scholarship each year in memory of Michael Barnett to the O’Gorman High School student who is awarded the Outstanding Speech Team Member. Mary Becker Memorial Fund Established in 1996 by James Becker, family and friends in memory of Mary Becker. This fund provides financial assistance to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools faculty, staff and administration for reasons of financial hardship or to help defray the expenses incurred in furthering skills and education. Tom Breske Memorial Fund Established in 2013 by the Dennis and Marie Breske family in memory of their son, Thomas. This fund provides financial support for the debate program at O’Gorman High School. Julie Bruggeman Memorial Fund Established in 2008 by Julie’s husband, Mark, through personal and memorial gifts. This fund provides a gift to O’Gorman High School that is used where most needed for that year, as determined by a selection committee. Warren and Suzanne Dixon Family Endowment for OGJH Teachers Established in 2018 and amended in 2020 to provide monetary assistance to purchase special equipment and/ or classroom supplies in order to better serve students with special learning needs at O’Gorman Junior High School.
The Sr. Margretta Doyle OSB and Monsignor James Michael Doyle Endowment Fund Established in 2008 through gifts given in honor of the Golden Jubilees of their religious vocations. This fund provides financial assistance for O’Gorman High School faculty spiritual training as well as academic training in the humanities. Gordy and Inez Eastman Family Fund Established in 2008 with gifts from family and friends in memory of Gordy. This fund helps provide financial assistance to the O’Gorman High School kitchen for special needs. The kitchen is near and dear to Inez’ heart as she worked there for more than 30 years. Fostering Their Future - Capital Improvement Endowment Fund Established in 2003 by the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation Membership through the Fostering Their Future campaign to provide financial support for capital needs on the O’Gorman campus. 41
Endowed Funds Ernest and Eugenia Ignowski Science Endowment Fund Established in 2005 by Jim Ignowski and Mary Ignowski Williamson in memory of their parents. These funds provide annual assistance to support technological advancements in the science field. Tina (Cannon) Johnson Memorial Fund Established in 2018 in memory of Tina to provide support for the drama and oral interpretation programs at O’Gorman High School. Maricarrol A. Kueter Memorial Endowment Established in 2019 through an estate gift from Maricarrol A. Kueter and by her family in her memory. This fund provides tuition assistance to members of the O’Gorman High School football program with financial need. Ralph and Jane Koch Music Endowment Established in 2015 by Jane Koch in memory of Ralph to provide support for the band program at O’Gorman High School.
Herman E. Meyer Capital Improvement Fund Established in 1989 through an estate gift from Herman E. Meyer. This fund provides financial support for capital needs on the O’Gorman campus. Marian and Andrea Petrasko Fund for Math & Science Established in 2007 by Marian and Andrea Petrasko. This fund provides financial support for the math and science programs within Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Psalms 149, 150 Endowment Fund Established in 2013 by Bob and Connie Scott to provide support to the band, orchestra and chorus programs at O’Gorman High School. The Sallie Mae/FNB Partnership Fund Established in 2007 by the First National Bank in Sioux Falls to honor Kevin and Linda Moehn. This fund provides tuition assistance, teacher salaries and benefits and library needs at Christ the King Elementary and Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools in general.
K-12 SCHOLARSHIPS 1 Timothy 6:17-19 Scholarship Fund Established in 2013 by Gary and Theresa Gaspar. This fund shall be used to provide tuition assistance to students with financial need from Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish that will attend any of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Scott and Patti Abdallah Scholarship Fund Established in 2010 by Scott and Patti Abdallah. The distribution from the endowment fund will be used to provide tuition assistance to a high school student with financial need that is involved in both athletic and fine arts activities at O’Gorman High School.
Megan Marie Anderson Students For Life Scholarship Fund Established in 2009 by Keith and Ann Schaefbauer, this was named in memory of Megan Marie Anderson, infant daughter of Isaac and Susan Anderson. This fund provides tuition assistance to two junior high students who are active members of the Students for Life group. AVERA Education Fund Established in 2010 through the partnership of Avera and Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools, this endowment provides tuition assistance to students in need who are interested in the fields of science and math. Don and Kate Barnes Scholarship Endowment Established in 2014 by the family of Don and Kate Barnes. This fund provides tuition assistance to an O’Gorman High School junior or senior in athletics who maintains a 3.0 GPA and has financial need. Bart and Joanne Beacom Fund Established as a Christmas gift in 2007 by the family of Bart and Joanne Beacom to honor their parents. This fund provides tuition assistance to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools students from St. Lambert Parish. Be a Light for Christ Rance Family Scholarship Established in 2014 by Frank and Barb Rance, this endowment provides tuition assistance to an O’Gorman Junior High student(s) who demonstrates a desire to learn, has a good work ethic and promotes Gospel values. Dorothy Bruggeman Scholarship Fund Established in 2017 by Maurice Bruggeman in memory of his wife, Dorothy. This fund provides tuition assistance to K-12 students who attend Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Chuck and Edie Cannon Scholarship Fund Established in 2013 by the family of Chuck and Edie Cannon in their memory. This fund provides a scholarship that recognizes O’Gorman High School students with financial need.
Deacon John M. Cole Scholarship Established in 2003 by Deacon John Cole. This endowment provides tuition assistance to students from Holy Spirit Parish who attend Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools and have financial need. Phil and Connie Donohue Family Memorial The Phil and Connie Donohue family started an endowment fund for the advancement of Catholic education in the Sioux Falls area to honor their parents and in memory of their sisters, Susan and Mary. A scholarship will be established for female students in need and demonstrating academic potential at O’Gorman High School. Gary and Cynthia Gaspar Family Endowment Fund Established in 2009 by the Gaspar family. This fund provides tuition assistance to an O’Gorman High School student who is active in Boy Scouts. Ryan and Lesley Good Scholarship Established in 2019 by Ryan and Lesley Good. This fund provides tuition assistance to students from Holy Spirit Parish that are attending Holy Spirit Elementary, O’Gorman Junior High or O’Gorman High School and have financial need. Jim Greenfield Memorial Fund Established in 2007 by Lisa Greenfield and her children in memory of Jim, her husband and their father. This fund provides tuition assistance to an O’Gorman High School student who is actively involved in the O’Gorman community. It is awarded to a student who earns a 3.0 to 3.5 GPA, who shows desire and potential to achieve success, and involved in cross country, track, baseball, football and/or band. Rod “Grizz” Garrison Memorial Scholarship** Established in 2021 by the Walsh Families and GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club to provide an annual scholarship(s) to an incoming 9th-12th grade member(s) of the O’Gorman High School girls and/or boys’ golf team. The recipient(s) does not need to be the most talented or successful member of the girls and/or boys’ golf team; rather, the recipient(s) should be an all-around good teammate showing respect, hard work, integrity and sportsmanship.
Hanlon Family Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2002 by the family of Jim and Beverly Hanlon in their memory. This fund provides an annual scholarship to an incoming 7th grade O’Gorman Junior High student who demonstrates Christian values and comes from a family with three or more siblings enrolled in Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Mary M. Homan Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2020 by the estate of Mary M. Homan. This fund provides tuition assistance to students attending O’Gorman High School and have financial need. Irene Huebl Scholarship Established in 2013 by the estate of Irene Huebl. This fund provides tuition assistance to students attending St. Mary Elementary. James P. and JoNell Jarding Family Endowment Fund Established in 2008 by the children of James and JoNell in honor of their parents. This fund provides tuition assistance to O’Gorman High School student(s) who is involved in school and/or the community and has financial need. Jim and Margaret Jarding Family Scholarship Established in 2014 by Margaret Jarding in memory of Jim and in thanks for the love and support of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools community during his battle with cancer. Providing a scholarship for students to attend St. Michael Elementary, where faith is a part of the students’ everyday lives, is the Jardings’ way of helping to grow the faith community. Shawn Kunkel Family Scholarship Established in 2018 in memory of Shawn to provide scholarships to students with financial need attending O’Gorman High School that are involved in activities and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and who displays a strong sense of character. Jennifer Lynn Leigh Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2013 in memory of Jennifer Leigh, a teacher at O’Gorman High School. Since Jen’s mission was to make science fun so that every student could understand and appreciate the world of science, this fund shall be used to provide tuition assistance to an O’Gorman High School student who shows promise in science with financial need.
Rose Lohr Scholarship Established in 2012, this scholarship recognizes students at O’Gorman High School with financial need who make strong efforts academically and who help themselves by performing work study or having outside employment to support their education. Ian Mastel Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2007 by the family of Ian Mastel in his memory. This fund provides tuition assistance to O’Gorman Junior High students involved in instrumental or choral music at the school or in the community. Earl A. McCabe Jr. Memorial Scholarship Established in 2016 by Christopher and Erin Stanton as a way to honor Erin’s late uncle who found education and a strong Catholic community to be essential factors in the success of his life. The scholarship will provide tuition assistance to students with financial need in Kindergarten through sixth grade from St. Mary’s Parish who attend St. Mary Elementary. Steve Metli Scholarship Fund Established through an estate gift by Steve Metli, this fund provides a scholarship to students from minority families with financial need who attend O’Gorman Junior High School. Patricia and DW (“Dee”) Meyer Endowment Established in 2014 in memory of Patricia and DW Meyer because of their strong faith and commitment to providing a strong Catholic education for their children. This fund provides a scholarship to students with financial need who attend Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Molseed Family Endowment Established in 2013 by Richard Molseed when he continued to give the same amount as the monthly tuition payment after his last daughter graduated from O’Gorman High School. This fund will provide a scholarship for students with financial need who attend Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Endowed Funds Jeremiah D. and Mary Jean Murphy Fund Established as a memorial fund in 2011 by Emmet and Mary Gayle Rogers in memory of Jeremiah. The Murphy family added to the initial gift to establish a scholarship for students at O’Gorman High School that are involved in activities. O’Gorman Junior High Tuition Assistance Fund Established in 1997 by Joe and Amy Cass. This fund provides a scholarship that recognizes an O’Gorman Junior High student with financial need. JP (Jason Aaron) Peters Scholarship Fund Established in 2013 in memory of JP as a way to recognize all of the prayers, help and gifts (both spiritual and financial) his family received. This fund shall be used to provide a scholarship to an O’Gorman Junior High School student with financial need. Truman James Pins Scholarship Established in 2017 by the family of Truman Pins in his memory, this fund provides tuition assistance to a kindergarten through 12th grade student attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools who has special needs. Danielle E. Price Scholarship Established in 2000 by the parents of Danni Price in her memory, this fund provides tuition assistance to an O’Gorman Junior High student who excels in the areas of Christian lifestyle, academics, participation and respect for others. Nusier Salem Athletic Fund Established in 1992 by Joe and Sue Salem in memory of Joe’s father, Nusier, this fund provides annual tuition assistance to students involved in athletics and in need of financial support.
Sam I Am Bright Future Scholarship Fund Established in 1998 by Jeff Johnson and Amy Ode and their children. This fund provides annual tuition assistance to O’Gorman Junior High students who demonstrate strong leadership and citizenship skills. Steven Schulte Memorial Band Scholarship Fund Established in 2003 by the family of Steven Schulte in his memory. This fund provides tuition assistance to a freshman, sophomore or junior student who is involved in band and has financial need. Vera and Francis Stanton Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 2007 by Mary Stanton Bunkers and Peggy Stanton, daughters of Vera and Francis. This fund provides tuition assistance to St. Joseph Cathedral Parish students in need who attend O’Gorman High School. Dean and Mary Kay Thie Scholarship Fund Established in 2001 by the Thie children in memory of their parents, Dean and Mary Kay. This fund provides scholarships to PK-12 Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools students that have three or more siblings attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools and have financial need. Joshua and Jessie Tschetter 8th Grade Scholarship Established in 2010 by the Tschetter Family. This fund provides tuition assistance to 8th grade students at O’Gorman Junior High who demonstrate dedication to their studies, are a Christian witness to other students and whose family sees the value of a Catholic, Christcentered education. Joseph Viereck Memorial Scholarship Established in 2008 by Jim Viereck and Suzanne Schrier in their son’s memory. This fund provides tuition assistance to an O’Gorman High School junior(s) who exemplifies Joseph’s characteristics of humanitarianism and kindness.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Leonard & Joanne Dankey Endowment for Seminary Education Established in 2003 by Leonard and Joanne Dankey. This fund provides tuition assistance for a young man studying for the priesthood. Jo and Don Dougherty Scholarship Established in 2002 by Jo and Don Dougherty, this fund provides a four year scholarship to an O’Gorman graduate who will attend a Catholic college or university. Msgr. James Michael Doyle Endowment Fund Established in 2007 by the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation in honor of Msgr. Doyle. This fund provides scholarships for graduating seniors from O’Gorman High School that will attend the University of South Dakota. Heckenlaible Memorial Scholarship Established through the Henry J. Heckenlaible Memorial Trust, this fund provides college scholarships to Catholic male students graduating from high schools in Sioux Falls. Bailey Aleksandr Lauret Memorial Scholarship Established in 2021 by Curtis III and Rochelle Lauret in their son’s memory. This fund provides a college scholarship to an O’Gorman graduate who will attend a Catholic college or university and who is involved in Catholic ministry at their parish and/or school. Helen E. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in 1992 by anonymous donors in memory of Helen E. Miller. This fund provides a college scholarship to a graduating senior.
WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO THESE BISHOP O’GORMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORS:
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Endowment Funds through the
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA (CCFESD) FOR THE BENEFIT OF BISHOP O†GORMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Rick and Mary Althoff Family Endowment Established in 2022 for the benefit of O’Gorman High School.
Rev. Chuck Cimpl Legacy Endowment Established in 2015 for tuition assistance for students attending St. Michael Elementary.
Mike and Mary Kay Bannwarth Family Legacy Endowment Established in 2015 to support Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Rose M. Counter Endowments (2) Established in 2006 by Deacon Ralph Counter in memory of his wife, Rose, to be used for tuition assistance at St. Lambert Elementary and O’Gorman High School.
Bruce and Catherine Bohms Family Endowment Established in 2004 to provide scholarships to students attending St. Mary Elementary. Lori Bullis Legacy Endowment Established in 2015 for the support of St. Katharine Drexel Elementary. Burggraff Family Endowment in Memory of Margaret Burggraff and Eugenia Burggraff Established in 1997 for St. Joseph Cathedral Parish students. Larry and Mary Canfield Family Legacy Endowment Established in 2015 for the support of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools for teacher compensation. (C.M.) Mart and Martha Carroll Family Endowment Established in 2001 by Maxine Dhaemers, Charles Carroll, Rev. Howard Carroll, Rev. Roger Carroll and Veronica Kappenman in memory of their parents.
Curley Family Endowment in Memory of Mary J. Curley Established in 2001 by her husband, Verlyn, and children: Kevin, Karen, Mark, Michelle and Jill. To be used for tuition assistance for St. Joseph Cathedral Parish students.
Fred M. and Eleanore Gareb Memorial Endowment Established in 2000 by Mary Margaret Gareb McGinn, in memory of her parents, to provide tuition assistance for St. Joseph Cathedral Parish students. Robert J. Gartland Fund Established in 1988, this fund provides support to supplement the bussing expenses for Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Leo and Fayola Gaspar Endowment Established in 2006 for the benefit of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Yvonne Doss Endowment Established in 2019 for the benefit of Christ the King Elementary.
Loretta Hickey Harris Scholarship Endowment Established in 2009 for tuition assistance at St. Michael Elementary.
Richard and Dorothy Dougherty Endowment Established in 2004 for the benefit of O’Gorman High School.
Wilbur and Marjorie Heimerman Endowments (3) Funds established in 1997 to support St. Mary Elementary, the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation, and the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Most Rev. Paul V. Dudley Endowment Established in 2000 for the support of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. Warren and Hilda Friessen Endowment Established in 2011 to provide tuition assistance for students attending Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Tom and Melissa Howes Family Legacy Endowment (2) Established in 2016 to support St. Mary Elementary and O’Gorman Junior High School. Tom and Jean Huegel Family Legacy Endowment Established in 2015 for tuition assistance at O’Gorman High School. 45
Endowment Funds (CCFESD) Frank and Irene Josten Family Legacy Endowments (2)
James and Eileen Nawroth Endowment
Delores Schwan Endowment
Charlotte Kirschman Endowment
oT dd and Patrice Petersen Family Legacy Endowment
Michael Anthony Sieverding Advised Endowment
Rich and Cindy oK rman Family Legacy Endowment
eK vin and Mary rK oeze Endowment
eV rnon and Lorraine Pierce Family Legacy Endowment
The Pins Family Fund Endowment
St. Mary Elementary Endowment
St. Joseph Cathedral Class of 1950
Raymond Lindner Memorial Endowment
Jack and Virginia Lovett Family Endowment Jerry and Dana Priebe Endowment
Joseph and Lois Mattecheck Endowment
Msgr. John McEneaney Endowment
Larry H. Ritz Endowment
St. Joseph Cathedral Class of 1951
St. Joseph Cathedral Class of 1953
Saints Anne and Joachim Family Legacy Endowment St. Joseph Cathedral uT ition Assistance Endowment Fund
Jeremiah and Mary Jean Murphy Endowment
Ed and Nellie Naughton Endowment
George Schaefer and Cathryn Schaefer Endowments (2)
Larry and Dianne Schmidt Family Endowment
St. Lambert Parish Scholarship, In Honor of eR v. James Mason and eR v. Paul King
St. Lambert Elementary Endowment Established in 2012 for the support of St. Lambert Elementary.
Bill and eT resa oT wnsend Family Legacy Endowment Established in 2015 for the support of St. Mary Elementary.
St. Mary Parish “Bless This Child” School Endowment Established in 2004 by anonymous donors to provide scholarships to students attending St. Mary Elementary.
Cindy aW lsh Legacy Endowment Established in 2015 to support Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael Endowments (2) Established in 2015 for the support of O’Gorman High School and St. Lambert Elementary.
oT m and aK thy aW lsh Family Legacy Endowment Established in 2018 for the benefit of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools teachers’ retirement.
Steve and Julie Statz Family Legacy Endowment Established in 2016 for the support of O’Gorman High School.
Donors have made an additional $6.03 million in future promises to the Catholic Community o F undation for the benefit of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools through bequests, will provisions, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts and life insurance. JoetyLichsd.rg,af@605-98372jl m ,o:t523SDCFENveulhixAas7104 .
through the SIOUX FALLS AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (SFACF) TO BENEFIT OF BISHOP O†GORMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS B. Scott Reardon Endowment Established in 2007 to support O’Gorman High School. Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Teachers and Staff Salary Endowment Established in 2017 to support the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools staff salary initiative.
Dody and Boyd Hopkins Family Foundation Established in 2006 to support Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. O’Gorman High School Fund Established in 1996 to support O’Gorman High School.
“Attending a Catholic school added more depth and engagement to my education. It showed me time and time again that there is something more to life; that learning and incorporating God is not just a strange school requirement, but a necessary connection. I also found that attending a Catholic school pushed my academics and revealed my own intrinsic motivation to learn.” - Julia Salter ’22
Cumulative Giving Levels
The various cumulative giving levels reflect gifts given to both the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Corporation (Development Office) and the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation since 1987. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. If there are discrepancies, please accept our apology and bring any errors to our attention so we may correct our records. U Denotes deceased
BISHOP LEVEL Bishop Donald Kettler Bishop Donald Kettler’s roots in Sioux Falls run deep in the Catholic community. He grew up as part of the old “North Ender Boys” living between 1st and 2nd Street on North Walts. He says, at that time, going to Cathedral for school was just what you did. Bishop Kettler attended St. Joseph Cathedral until the eighth grade when he entered a prep school for those discerning the priesthood. His Catholic education continued through college and into ordination. Catholic education has been important to Bishop Kettler because of how impactful it has been on his own personal spirituality, specifically his own relationship with God. The value he placed on Catholic education led to a deeper conversation regarding unity and cooperation during his time as rector of the Cathedral of St. Joseph. At the time there were two Catholic junior high schools, St. Mary Junior High and the Cathedral Junior High. He broached the topic of why there was not a single Catholic junior high school for the whole city. He stated, “Why compete with each other? You want to work together, you can share faculty, curriculum, consistent tuition. Working together, cooperating and not competing is so important and then you learn from each other too.” Bishop Kettler worked with the committee to merge Cathedral Junior High with St. Mary Junior High and eventually, in 1991, establishing a unified Sioux Falls Catholic School System. After serving as rector of the Cathedral, he was pastor of St. Lambert Parish and then Christ the King Parish. In June of 2002, Bishop Kettler was appointed to be bishop of Fairbanks, Alaska, by Pope John Paul II and in 2013 he was appointed bishop of Saint Cloud by Pope Francis. In Saint Cloud, Bishop Kettler has continued his passion for instilling unity in Catholic schools. One of the benefits of merging Catholic schools within the same diocese is sharing the financial responsibility across the schools and parishes. Bishop Kettler says Catholic education has changed over the years; we no longer see as many sisters, brothers and religious clergy as faculty. Now we see a large number of lay people in the schools. One of the biggest challenges of this change is ensuring that the teachers have the salaries and benefits they need and deserve. “It’s a lot more expensive nowadays,” he added. When Bishop Kettler was in school, tuition was nearly free, there were only book fees. Bishop Kettler still believes there’s a real benefit to Catholic education. “Being able to live by and practice principles that we believe in, practice what our faith teaches us, we learn to do that better. We can bring in some really good strong principles that we can live by, get to the sacraments regularly as part of our school day. We have so much more to offer.” Bishop Kettler continued, “We’re not just here to get kids ready for a college education, but to grow the faith in our young people so they are disciples. I mean that’s what it’s all about.”
Members of the BISHOP LEVEL are honored for their cumulative gifts since 1987 of $1,000,000 or more. Avera Miles and Lisa Beacom Herman E. Meyer – Estate U 48
Orthopedic Institute PREMIER Bankcard, Inc/First PREMIER Bank Sanford Health
George and Joan Sercl Carl and Marietta Soukup Tom Sr. and Kathleen Walsh
Cumulative Giving Levels RELIGIOUS LEADER LEVEL Fr. Paul Rutten Fr. Paul Rutten is no stranger to living a Catholic life. As the sixth of nine children, Fr. Paul grew up on the north end of Sioux Falls where he attended Cathedral from preschool through eight grade before graduating from O’Gorman High School in 1992. He jokes, “I was surrounded by Catholics, I grew up with them. I don’t think I had a non-Catholic friend until I got to high school. There was no one in my world that wasn’t Catholic.” After high school, Fr. Paul went to SDSU to obtain an engineering degree. During his senior year at SDSU, he decided that engineering may not be the path for him. He transferred to University of St. Thomas to finish his engineering degree and begin his seminarian studies. When asked what changed his mind he simply said, “I had done everything I had wanted to do at that point and there was still something missing. So, I gave God a chance at the possibility of the priesthood.” After completing his education and ordination, Fr. Paul served at St Mary’s in Aberdeen (2002-2004), Pius XII Newman Center in Brookings (2004-2009), Vocations Director (2009-2013) for the Diocese, Immaculate Conception in Watertown (2013-2019) and is currently at St. Mary Parish in Sioux Falls (since 2019). Fr. Paul says there have been good things about every assignment. He admits though that his time as Vocations Director was probably the hardest because he really had no parish. One aspect of the priesthood that Fr. Rutten cherishes is the ability to connect with families. “People don’t fully understand the gift of a priest being a part of your family.” During his priesthood, Fr. Paul has helped numerous families through both the highs and lows of life. “A great blessing is walking with people during an incredible tragedy, to try and help them the best I can. You just never forget them.” He loves becoming an asset to all families, not just his own. Fr. Paul felt his calling early in his life and can remember it influencing his time as a student in the Catholic school system. “I never understood why you wouldn’t just go to daily mass over study hall.” He appreciated the opportunity that O’G offered to students. Even with feeling the call at a young age, he still had initial reservations. He remembered thinking that he would be different if he became a priest and he didn’t want to be different. Fr. Paul said, “I don’t like to be in front of people and talk. That is a problem if you want to be a priest.” He remembers thinking that maybe this isn’t going to work for him. He laughed, “How can you be a priest if you don’t like to speak in front of people?” He spent a lot of time in seminary working on that. To this day, he would rather be in the middle of a crowd and not say a word. Fr. Paul will be ordained 20 years this summer. “The life of a priest is a great life, because it’s the life that God has called you to.” Fr. Paul says, “God has a good sense of humor, “he brought me back to Sioux Falls, but I’m at St. Mary which was Cathedral’s rival when I was in Junior High.” St. Mary and Cathedral are no longer rivals and Fr. Paul is enjoying the path his life has taken since becoming a priest. “I think there is something about trusting that you are where God wants you to be.”
Members of the RELIGIOUS LEADER LEVEL are honored for their cumulative gifts since 1987 of $750,000 - $999,999. Paul and Mary Ellen Connelly Tom and Melissa Howes Gene Jr. and Cynthia Jones
Kevin and Peggy Kirby Pete and Madeline Pederson U
Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, LLP Jim and Angie Soukup St. Mary Parish 49
Cumulative Giving Levels LEGACY LEVEL Paul and Mary Ellen Connelly Paul and Mary Ellen Connelly have been involved in the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools for almost fifty years. Because of Paul’s experience attending Catholic schools in Minnesota from grade school through university, there was no hesitation that his children would attend Catholic schools. Mary Ellen, raised a Lutheran in Mount Vernon, South Dakota, attended public schools for the majority of her education. “Transitioning into the Catholic school community was a comfortable experience,” she said. “My children’s friends and their parents became my friends.” A chance encounter with a retired O’Gorman teacher and coach inspired the Connelly’s passion for staff salaries. “Our children have encountered world-class teachers in our schools, and I felt they need to be treated as such,” Paul said. The Connelly’s continuously demonstrate their support of Catholic education and teacher salaries. Besides their support of the Tuesday for Teachers fundraiser, they have set up two endowments, The Connelly Family Fund in 2011 through the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic School Foundation and the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools Teacher and Staff Salary Endowment in 2017 through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. “I think there’s a lot of intangibles I’ve received from my education and I’m happy to give to others to ensure a quality education,” Paul said. Paul believes that the most important part of creating a quality education for students is ensuring they have the best teachers. Teachers change students’ lives. They help them find their way in the world and encourage and challenge them to further their education and careers after high school. To Paul, the impact teachers have on their students cannot be overstated and it is this strongly held belief that has led him to be a champion for the betterment of our teacher salaries. “Teachers play such an important role, they need to be fairly compensated.” Paul emphasizes. Mary Ellen agreed that charitable giving to support teachers’ salaries in Catholic schools is important to both of them, adding, “Attending Catholic schools has become a tradition; like for Paul, it is what he was raised to do. And now many of our grandchildren attend Catholic schools too.” During their children’s time in the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic School System, Mary Ellen volunteered as room mother and continued volunteering while they attended high school. Their grandchildren have, and continue to attend, the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. She is proud of the exceptional science and music opportunities her grandchildren have had, mentioning four amazing music programs this spring in both elementary and high school. Paul and Mary Ellen Connelly continue to support the world-class teachers who help further the mission of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools for their grandchildren and all the families who desire a Catholic education for their children.
Members of the LEGACY LEVEL are honored for their cumulative gifts since 1987 of $500,000 - $749,999. Billion Automotive Companies Daniel and Janet Costello
Jo and Don Dougherty U Msgr. James Doyle – Estate U Greg and Phyllis Heineman
Dr. Peter and Veronika Lakstigala U TM and Mary Jane Reardon U Alan Jr. and Judy Spencer
Cumulative Giving Levels PRINCIPAL LEADER LEVEL Brenda Mitzel Brenda was born into a Catholic family in Aberdeen, SD, where she attended and graduated from Roncalli High School. She went on to Northern State University for her teaching degree and master’s degree in Elementary Administration then earned her Specialist in K-12 Administration Degree from University of South Dakota. She returned to Roncalli Catholic Schools and spent 25 years of her professional career there as a teacher and principal. Brenda and her husband have four children; Derek and Tyson graduated from Roncalli High School in 2011 and 2014, respectively, while Eden graduated from O’Gorman High School in 2016. Brenda’s youngest child, Adam, will be a senior at O’Gorman in the fall. Brenda and her family moved to Sioux Falls in 2015. Upon meeting former Sioux Falls Catholic Schools superintendent Dr. Tom Lorang through her Diocesan administrative meetings, she was inspired to apply for the Director of Instruction & Programs position at Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. “I was so honored to be selected to come and serve in that capacity in the [then] Sioux Falls Catholic Schools system,” described Brenda. She has spent the last seven years with Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools as Director of Instruction & Programs where she feels she has the ability to help discover tools that will help the staff and students delve deeper into their faith. “My desire to teach in Catholic schools from the very start was because I desire to help children grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. I couldn’t see myself working in anything other than Catholic education. I so believe in what we do, in our mission of helping children love Christ,” she explained. “I wanted to move into administration because I saw I could have an impact on more people, more children and also the adults that are working with them.” Brenda spends a large part of her days finding new curriculum programs that find a balance between academic proficiency and nurturing students’ faith development. She strives to provide principals and staff with the tools and professional development they need to be successful. Education is constantly changing and Brenda’s efforts help keep the students moving forward. That includes rolling out a new education virtue program in the fall which will help students, preschool through twelfth grade, focus and understand the cardinal values as well as expanding the Catechesis of the Good Shepard program. “We are trying to teach the virtues as well as curriculum,” she noted, “I don’t think there is any price tag that we could put on our children’s salvation or ours. I feel we are growing [in faith] right along with them.”
Members of the PRINCIPAL LEADER LEVEL are honored for their cumulative gifts since 1987 of $250,000 - $499,999. Anonymous (1) Bill and Peg Baker Todd and Linda Broin Coca-Cola Bottling Company Eide Bailly, LLP Fiegen Construction Ronald M Fiegen – Trust U
Tom GF Walsh Family – GreatLIFE Foundation Alfred and Linda Hartmann Gene Sr. U and Audrey Jones Scott and Lisa Jones Jeff and Doreen Jorgenson Tim and Jeanne Kappenman Maguire Iron, Inc
Birdie Millette U William and Valerie Schroeder Richard and Kathleen Sweetman Wells Fargo/ Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program Robert and Deb Winkels
Cumulative Giving Levels EDUCATOR LEVEL Jeff Gordon There are few people who can claim they stayed with the same job they took straight out of college. Mr. Jeff Gordon is one of those few. At only 21 years old, he accepted the position of history teacher and wrestling coach at O’Gorman High School. The year was 1977 and Mr. Gordon was young enough that the hiring team asked if it was possible for him to grow a mustache. “I grew a mustache until I was twenty-five or so, but I never really liked it. I only grew it to demonstrate that I could!” he said. Fortyfive years later, sans mustache, Mr. Gordon is retiring and moving on to the next stage in life. Mr. Gordon has passion for Catholic education. He, himself, was only able to attend Catholic school from second grade until the end of his freshman year of high school as St. Mary/Notre Dame school system in Mitchell closed before his sophomore year. Missing out on the last few years of Catholic school gave him a real sense of gratitude for what he had earlier in his education. “I have a great appreciation because my experience was taken away from me and I don’t think I appreciated it until it was gone,” said Mr. Gordon. When it came time to send his own children to school in Sioux Falls, the Catholic school system was an easy choice. As he points to the senior class prayer and cross in the classroom, he remarks that faith is something we live every day in our schools and the ability to do so is something to be cherished. As a teacher, he always strived to maintain Gospel values in his classroom. One of his goals in teaching was for his students to always be aware they were in a Catholic school. “You just need to come and be in O’G and be around the building and you see it in so many ways,” he explains. Early on in his career, Mr. Gordon says there were what some people referred to as “lifers,” people who would start at O’Gorman and stayed on for many years. He said the reason he chose to stay for so long was that he had a good feeling about the school from the beginning and that good feeling stayed. Mr. Gordon felt there was no real reason to leave saying, “I think sometimes the best decisions that you make are the things you decide not to do.” In forty-five years, Mr. Gordon taught through the Civil Rights movements, the end of the Cold War, Desert Storm, the new millennium, 9/11, the Iraq War, and Covid-19 and a plethora of other historical events. Through it all, he led his students with dignity and grace that has left a lasting impression with the hundreds of students who were fortunate enough to sit in his classroom. After all these years, Mr. Gordon is finally graduating from O’Gorman High School and moving on to the next stage of his life; he will be sorely missed but we wish him all the very best in this next adventure.
Members of the EDUCATOR LEVEL are honored for their cumulative gifts since 1987 of $100,000 - $249,999. Anonymous (3) Jeff and Linda Baka Stan and Kirsten Biondi Ed and Heidi Bloom Greg and Denise Branaugh Joe and Amy Cass
Catholic Community Foundation of Eastern SD Bob and Paula Correa CorTrust Bank Rose Costello U Tom Costello
Michael and Julie Dalsin Leonard and Joanne Dankey Kevin and Karen Doyle Don and Janet Fischer Friessen Construction Daniel Jr. and Katie Fritz
Cumulative Giving Levels Bob and Marge Good Ester Gubbrud and Charles Ross Bryan and Shelly U Hammer Boyd and Dody Hopkins Jack and Gina Hopkins Irene Huebl – Estate U Tom U and Jean Huegel Dominic and Diane Hurley Will and Joan Hurley HVAC Elements O’Connor Company G&R Controls Balancing Professional Thomas and Diane Iacarella Interstate Office Products, Inc Jay and Caryn Kappenman Patrick and Kaye Lawler Doug and Julie Lindner Raymond F Lindner – Trust U Rose Lohr U Dawn Marts Michael and Jean McHale
Midland National Life Insurance Company Jeremiah and Mary Jean Murphy U Randy and Debbie Nehring Mike and Janice O’Connor Marian and Andrea Petrasko Craig Pistulka Todd and Patty Pharis - Pizza Ranch Presentation Sisters JB and MK Pritzker Judy Radermacher Dave and Liz Reimer Patrick and Rose Ann Ryan U John Sall – Trust U Keith and Ann Schaefbauer Schoeneman Brothers Company Eric and Jaclyn Schuler Jon and Nancy Schulte Terry and Trish Schulte Delores Schwan U Showplace Wood Products, Inc Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
Ben and Tricia Solomon Tomasz and Cynthia Stys T-Brothers Logistics The First National Bank in Sioux Falls Matt and Beth Thornton - Thornton Flooring Bill and Teresa Townsend Bernard U and Mary Ann Van Wassenhove Rosemary E Kadinger Vander Schaaf Trust U Kevin and Patricia Vaska Rollin P Wagner U Tom and Terry Welk John and Bridget Wenande Hal U and Jane Wick Fr. Andrew Young
“Our kids get individual attention. The teachers connect with their students. Even with a student who might rather go unnoticed in a classroom, the teachers make a point to connect. There is a true connection, and the teachers and staff at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools truly care about their students and all aspects of their education.” - Michelle Brunz, parent of Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools students
Cumulative Giving Levels ALUMNI LEVEL Regan Smith As an alumnus of O’Gorman High School and now a parent of a soon to be seventh grade student, Regan Smith sees many benefits to a Catholic education. “Catholic schools are an extension and re-enforcement of our home and church life with focus on academic results, faith formation and building of strong character,” said Smith. The schools prepare students to be successful in what Smith says can be a “competitive, ever-changing and morally-challenging world.” Smith works as the Emergency Manager for the City of Sioux Falls. In the last five years alone, he has handled tornados, the pandemic and, most recently, a derecho. After the 2019 tornado, Smith worked closely with Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools on clean up, emergency planning and building security. During Covid-19, he met regularly with school nurses and administrators to ensure proper precautions were taken. Even with a busy schedule, Smith has found time over the years to stay involved and volunteer. Steve Metli, a mentor of Smith’s, encouraged him to help with the Bob Burns Dakota Bowl fundraiser, an event that he enjoys because of the community feeling of O’Gorman High School football games. In Smith’s opinion, “It’s the one thing that is very unique to O’G. It brings the whole community together and that’s something special and different for us. You get to see old family and friends; people who are like minded. We’re all here to support O’Gorman.” Many of his extended family have graduated from O’Gorman High School as well. “Much of our success, our happiness, our faith can be traced back to those foundations built right here at O’Gorman,” he stated. We have solid schools in the Sioux Falls area, but what Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools offers is different. “Catholic education differentiates itself through discipline, smaller class sizes, service and an ability to practice our faith. I believe the real advantage we have is the faith, the teachers, families, parishes and students working together in a safe and caring environment, supporting each other and encouraging achievement and spiritual growth. I’m forever grateful for the gift of a Catholic education. It has instilled a passion and responsibility to serve the community, the church and my fellow man.”
Members of the ALUMNI LEVEL are honored for their cumulative gifts since 1987 of $50,000 - $99,999. Anonymous (1) Peter and Berit Andreone Elizabeth Barto-Smith John A Becker Ken Berger and Molly McCarthy Dave Billion Erika Billion John and Katy Billion 54
Joel and Dar Blanchard Maurice Bruggeman Vince and Betty Bruggeman U Clint and Erin Brunner Michael and Mary Brzica Burger King Joseph and Christine Burla Larry and Mary Canfield
Ed and Judy Cannon Carl and Michelle Carlson Terrence and Barbara U Caster Century Business Products Christ the King Parish Fr. Chuck Cimpl Paul and Shirley Cink Tom and Mary Cink
Citi Richard and Kari Clark CNA Surety Randy and Ann Cowan Creative Surfaces, Inc Verlyn Curley Edward and Bridget Czarnecki Stan and Elaine Deelstra
Cumulative Giving Levels Bob and Jane Denny U Deruytter – Estate U Phil and Connie Donohue U Bob and Kara Dougherty Tom and Kareen Dougherty Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse Aaron and Jennifer Dykstra Earl Earley Tom and Linda Elliott David and Julie Ermer Susan Evans James Fergen – Trust U Rodney and Julie Fieldsend Maureen Flynn Mike and Sue Flynn Thomas and Nancy Free Warren and Hilda U Friessen Susette Fujan Richard and Mary Garry Gary U and Theresa Gaspar Jack and Jayne Gaspari Michael and Gracia Gillespie Harold and Kristine Goeden gpac, LLC Richard and Joanne Grasser U John Gross U Norma Gross Richard and Nancy Gustaf Craig and Lisa Hagen Doug and Anne Hajek Steve and Karen Haney Paul and Loretta Harris – Trust U Heckenlaible Memorial Trust Fund John and Ann Henkhaus Tony and Erin Hericks Bob and Tina Hillman
Hillman Heating & Plumbing Mary Homan – Estate U David and Tonia Honner Jason and Susan Hurd Brian and Sheila Hurley Don and Dorothy Johnson U James and Lynn Josten Bernard and Adele Josten – Trust U Otto and Mary Jo Kaiser U Kraig and Joni Keck Rob and Nicole Keisacker Fr. Mike Kelly Rory and Amber Kelly - CellOnly Donald and Carol Kelpin Dan and Arlene Kirby Steve and Susie Kirby Charlotte Kirschman – Estate U Jenni Klein Henry and Christine Knapp Knights of Columbus - SD State Council Richard and Cindy Koch Donald Jr. and Shelly Kosiak Dave and Brandi Kowalczyk Fr. David Krogman Noel and Mary Lais David and Connie Landry Fred and Vi Larson U Jeff and Julie Lautt Craig and Pat Lloyd Gene and Joan Loos Thomas and Penny Lorang Lynde Construction Jane Dougherty Machado Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC/ Howalt McDowell
Mark and Sandy McClung Patrick and Kathy McGreevy Michael and Katie McInerney Tom and Nancy Meinen Tom and Marilyn Meyer Richard Molseed Thomas and Cynthia Monnin Daniel and Jean Murphy Tom and Karla Murphy N Dean Nasser III Memorial Scholarship Fund John and Patty Nohr Kevin and Cindy Olson Jame and Nicole Paasch - Guarantee Roofing & Sheet Metal Steven and Teresa Palmitier Vinod Parameswaran and Sabina Kupershmidt Bruce Prouse U and Diane Bottolfson Marlene Rance TJ and Gayle Reardon Dennis and Donna Rensch Glenn and Colene Ridder Larry and Beryl Ritz U Emmet and Mary Gayle Rogers Thad and Elizabeth Rogers David and Anlee Rola Corey and Thalia Rothrock Mike and Mary Runge Runge Enterprises, Inc Robert and Lori Santella William Schaefbauer and Evie Sautner Mina Schaefer U Scheels All Sports
SDN Communications John Sherman Mark U and Peggy Shlanta David and Sue Simons Sioux Falls Construction Sioux Falls Ford Lincoln/Luxury Auto Mall Barry and Carol Solomon State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Patrick Steffl Brady and Kelly Stocklin Jeff and Reneece Strand Raed Sulaiman and Christiane Maroun Gerald and Mary Pat Sweetman Patrick and Jana Sweetman Donald and Maureen U Szymik Travis and Michelle Thie Hon. Stuart and Pamela Tiede Richard and Michelle VanDemark Brian and Patricia Vognild Paul Vogt – Estate U Dwight and Laurie Vondra Tom and Claudia Vucurevich Roger and Michele Weber Evan and Kristin Hermanson Western Bank George U and Florence Willis James and Marlene Winker U Matthew and Deborah Witte Todd and Sheila Zimprich
Cumulative Giving Levels PATRON LEVEL Todd and Patty Pharis Life has taken Todd and Patty Pharis all over the country. When moving back to Sioux Falls in 1994 from California to start their venture with Pizza Ranch, Patty had one stipulation: their children would to go to O’Gorman High School, a place Patty had her first teaching job right out of college. When Todd asked why, she responded, “I don’t know, there’s something special about that place.” It didn’t take long for Todd to experience the sense of community and faith formation that compelled the Pharises to support the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic School system. Over the years they have been generous with both time and resources. Todd appreciates a Catholic education, where his children learned to cultivate a desire to serve others. “What I loved about our boys going here is that we are very big on community service with Pizza Ranch and O’Gorman is so good with community involvement,” said Todd. One of the many committees that Patty served on was for fundraising for the Building on Excellence Campaign which included the remodel of O’Gorman High School. The level of generosity that can be found in the community amazed her. She remembers being nervous about asking for donations, but once she had the list of names to reach out to, she found the fundraising to be surprisingly easy. The sense of community was confirmed through her volunteering and asking for support. It was easy to see, they were not the only family with an affinity to O’Gorman. “The education is amazing, the teachers, the quality of teachers that they get here, they really care for their students,” Patty explained. For the Pharises that sense of belonging did not end when their children all graduated. “The thirty-five years of friendship we have with the staff is just amazing. We still have special relationships with the parents of students who went to school here with our kids. It’s not like you knew them and then move on. You still remain in contact,” continued Todd. The Pharises add that their connection to our schools isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Their son married a fellow O’Gorman graduate, and Todd and Patty are now grandparents. They are looking forward to the next generation of Pharises at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
Members of the PATRON LEVEL are honored for their cumulative gifts since 1987 of $25,000 - $49,999. Scott and Patricia Abdallah Anonymous (5) Anonymous - In Memory of Danielle Price Jeffry and Sherri Alvey Aaron and Dua Anderson Roberto Anel and Editha Liu Beverly Armfield Wilson and Rose-Marie Asfora Greg and Cindy Assman Richard Sr. and Barbara Auld – Estate U Avera McKennan Fitness Center Jack and Elizabeth Babb Michael and Mary Kay Bannwarth Brent and Phanthip Bargmann Don and Kate Barnes 56
Thaddeus and Nicole Barnes George Louis and Maggie Barnett U Charles and Mary Beatch Clare Becker James Becker Val Beckman – Trust U Jeanne Bendewald Jay and Susan Bentz Steve and Catherine Billion Brian and Janet Bird Robert and Diane Biver Donald Sr. and Alice Blumhoff Boen & Associates, Inc Bruce and Cathy Bohms Donald and Lisa Bonenberger
Jeff and Traci Boyle Rita Briscoe Bill and Cathleen Britton Howard R Brown U Donald and Sylvia Brule Jerry and Cheryl Buchkoski Jerry and Mary Bunkers Butler Machinery Company Bill and Lynne Byrne Fran and Mary Lou Campbell Carl V. Carlson Company - Cemcast Brad and Sue Carley Charles E Carroll U Leo and Sandy Carson Matthew and Kristina Casey
Catholic United Financial Jason and Amy Chase Cherry Creek Grill/TC’s Referee Sports Bar & Grill Adam and Molly Christianson James and Sue Clark Shawn and Julie Cleary Mary Lou Conway – Estate U Mark and Jeanie Conzemius Adam and Diane Cox Ross U and Lisa Crist Kevin and Ashley Crouch Culligan Water Michael Cunningham Dakotaland Homes
Cumulative Giving Levels Nathan and Mary Dally Marvin and Theresa U Dammann Greg and Shaun Daniel Steven Dennison and Rose Riley Dennis and Carol Dingman Steve and Jackie Domm Mark and Anne Donahoe Dan and Laurie Donohue Mary Sue Donohue Tim Donohue and Christin Koel David and Kelly Dougherty Mary L Dougherty McMullen Drake Orthodontics Woody and Margaret Drey – Estate U Mark and Susan Duffek Marc and Teresa Dvoracek Paul U and Barbara East David and Jennifer Edwards David and Julie Elson James Jr. and Barbara Eppel Todd and Christie Ernst Evans Portrait Gallery Phil Everist U Joseph and Davina Fanciullo Fazoli’s/Hagan Barron Intermediaries, LLC Mike and Anne Ferrell Rusty and Brenda Fiegen Gertrude FitzGibbon – Trust U Patrick and Janet Flynn Gene and Judy U Francis Kelly and Julie Frederick Jared and Chantelle Friedman Jon and Emily Friedman Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc Bill and Mary Kay Garry Kevin and Melissa Garry Thomas and Ann Garry David and Teri Geiver Scott and Mary Jo Gibson Dennis Glatt Emily Sue Glatt Terry and Pamela Gordon Marian Gresslin Kim and Suzanne Gross Keith and Toni Halverson Donald and Julie Hanson Patricia Hardie Ryan and Sara Harris James Heiman Ron and Ann Heiman
James and Deb Heine John and Molly Heisler Casey and Sarah Hillman Dennis and Debra Hodges Fr. Jerome Holtzman Holy Spirit Parish Hopkins Financial Corporation David and Marilyn Hoversten Lee and Shirley Hroza Hy-Vee James and Julie Ignowski James P and JoNell Jarding Robert and Brenda Jarding John Morrell & Company George U and Clare Johnson Greg and Meg Johnson Jeff and Nancy Johnson Justin and Chrissy Johnson Philip and Karen Johnson Troy and Nicole Johnson Jesse Johnston and Amy Davis Johnston Kathy Johnston Troy and Mary Jones Jay and Lisa Jorgenson Fr. Paul Josten Sandi Kant Tim and Jamie Kant James and Rosemary Kappenman U Mike and Michelle Katen Bishop Donald Kettler John Knudtson and Sadie Dardis-Knudtson Tony and Kerri Konshak Rick and Kathy Kooima Lon and Sandy Kouri Kevin and Mary Kroeze Fr. Al Krzyzopolski U Maricarrol Kueter – Trust U Shawn U and Kathleen Kunkel John and Natalie Lavender Robert U and JoAnne Leiferman Lewis Drug Stores LG Everist, Inc Jack and Virginia U Lovett Charles and Mary Luke Edward and Carolyn Mailloux John Mallek and Pam Ephgrave Ken and Kathy Martinec Tom and Susan McDowell Msgr. John McEneaney U McHale Institute
Richard M McKenna – Estate U Curt and Sheri Messler Steve Metli U Paul and Michelle Micka Midco/Midco Sports Network Troy and Jaime Miller Steven and Brenda Mitzel Kevin and Linda Moehn Mount Marty University Ted and Karen Muenster Gary and Beth Neidich David Nelson NFCG, LLC/Sunshine Foods Doug and Amy Ode Brad and Lori Olson Matthew and Paula Pardy Curtis Peery John and Renae Pekas Michael and Karen Pekas Kimberly Perry-Donohue John and Denita Pesicka William and Susan Peters Mary Ann Peterson – Trust U Brian and Jennifer Pistulka Tom and Sally Polak Molly Poole Jerry and Dana Priebe Janelle Rabenberg Thomas and Patti U Ralph Frank and Barbara Rance Richard and Suzanne Rauschenbach Raven Industries, Inc Margaret Reardon U Michael Reardon Scott Reardon III Lori Reischl Republic National Distributing Company Results Radio David and Carol Reznicek Robert and Marie U Rickel Thomas and Kristin Ripperda Kevin and Patricia Ronan Kyle and Karen Ruhland Richard U and Ellie Sabers Joe and Sue Salem Arvin and Anna Clarissa Santos Cathryn Schaefer U Dean and Donna Schaefers Jeff and Linda Schartz Jon and Jessie Schmidt
Al Schoeneman Greg and Marlene Schroeder Todd and Terri Schuver Douglas and Elizabeth Sea Keith Jr. and Becky Severson Sheldon F Reese Foundation Tim and Jamie Sheridan Anthony and Myriam Sierra Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation Sioux Falls Skyforce Jeffery and Lori Skinner Jon and Karen Smith Regan Smith Scott and Constance Smith Bryant and Tammie Soberg Jeremy and Tracy Sorenson Rodney and Becky Sorrell Splitrock Landscaping & Nursery, Inc David Starks and Katherine Wang Steve and Julie Statz Kelly Stearns Mark Stearns Paul Strand and Paula Derr Strand Guy U and Carolyn Tam Target Tony and Jane Tatone Scott and Stacey Terveen Gary and Grace Thimsen Michael and Christine Thompson Ted Thoms Matthew and Sarah Tschetter TSP, Inc Diana Miller US WEST Foundation US Bank Jerry and Carol Ward Donna Weinacht Thomas and Kristi Weisbecker Wells Fargo Education Financial Services Michael and Monica Wilde Thomas Wilka Mary Jo Williamson Paul and Beth Windschitl Andrew and Erin Wiswall Del Wurtz U Terry and Stephanie Yeager Thomas and Lynne Zimmer Joe and Kristen Zueger 57
Cumulative Giving Levels STUDENT LEVEL Audrey Meyer ‘23 Audrey Meyer began her Catholic school journey in preschool at Holy Spirit Elementary. This fall she will be a senior at O’Gorman High School. “Both my parents are Catholic but never had the opportunity to attend Catholic school and thought it would be a super cool opportunity for my brother and me. They also appreciated the small, community feel they received after visiting the schools,” said Meyer. Audrey is involved in a variety of activities at O’Gorman High School and she competes in a different sport each season. These sports include the competitive hip hop dance team in the fall, gymnastics in the winter and track and field in the spring. Audrey helped lead the gymnastics team to a state championship title this year by breaking a school record with a score of 9.9 on her floor routine. When asked about her success in gymnastics, she humbly said, “It was a team effort and I’m so thankful for them and how we challenged each other.” Audrey also won the 300 meter hurdles at state track meet this spring, setting another school record and helping the girls track and field team win state titles in back-to-back years. Campus ministry is a new addition to Audrey’s activities lineup. Over the last two years, she has been part of the Campus Ministry events team and says it helped her develop a deeper relationship with Christ. “I grew up Catholic but felt like I was just going through the motions. I attended a Campus Ministry event my sophomore year and thought it was cool to be around other kids that aren’t only Catholic, but want to pursue their faith and grow closer to God. I had never seen this before and I wanted to be a part of that!” she added. Audrey is so grateful for the opportunities to grow in her faith and academics at Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. She attributes the community and the dedication of her teachers for helping her become so successful. “The community and bonds we share with each other and our teachers at O’Gorman is so special. The teachers really care about each and every one of us. You don’t get brushed under the rug at O’Gorman. When a teacher sees you struggling, they will go out of their way to help you get back on track,” said Meyer. She also believes that the ability to share her faith in the classroom everyday has helped shape her as a person. “I would not be the person I am today without faith being part of my daily life,” she noted. “I love O’Gorman and wouldn’t want to be anywhere but here to finish out my high school career.”
Members of the STUDENT LEVEL are honored for their cumulative gifts since 1987 of $10,000 - $24,999. David Aalberg Dennis Aaneson - A&B Business Solutions Jeff and Lisa Abbott Brad and Kim Adamson Jayme Adrian and Jessica Clarey Alan and Patricia Akerson Donald and Mamie Albers U AlphaGraphics American Express Funds Craig and Barbara Anderson Lois Anderson U 58
Msgr. James Andraschko Steve and Madeline Angerhofer Anonymous (6) Dave and Kara Arend Mitchell and Erin Arends Mark and Amy Arndt Arthur J. Gallagher & Company Angela Aschoff U Augustana University Booster Club Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota Backyard Broadcasting
Bagel Boy Brett Baloun and Jennifer White David and Susan Bankers Ron and Diane Bannwarth The Barnes DeMore Group Don J and Marilyn Barnett James and Laura Barnett – Barnett Vision Clinic Jeff and Jamie Barnett Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home Jon and Maggie Basche
Daniel Beacom and Ann Roemen Beal Distributing, Inc Bill and Tracee Beck Matthew and Chanda Bender Harry and Mary Bengry Gail and Connie U Benson David and Karen Beranek Timothy and Mary Berger Cathy Bielen Evelyn Billion U Corey and Joni Blauwet
Cumulative Giving Levels Scott and Raquel Blount Thomas and Kerry Boetel Karen Boone Michael and Carri Bornitz Tony and Louraine Bour Ralph U and Shelia Bowar Boyce Law Firm, LLP Don and Atty Boyd Brandt, Solomon, & Anderson, LLP Kevin and Rebecca Branick James and Linda Breckenridge Dianne Breen William and Jean Brennan Bob and Nichole Brenner - Big Rig BBQ Dennis and Marie Breske Brooks Construction Corey and Karen Brown Thomas Brown U Mark and Joli Bruggeman Steve Brzica U Patrick and Marcia Burke Jim Jr. and Kim Burma Alex Butterfield Robert and Diane U Buysse David and Nancy Byron Canfield Business Interior, Inc James and Donna Cannon CAPITAL Card Services, Inc Archbishop Robert Carlson Sharon Carlson John and Mary Carroll Thomas and Tina Carson Richard and Beverly Casey CH Robinson Cimarron Label James U and Phyllis Clark Steven and Catherine Clark Curtis and Julie Clemen Paul and Kathryn Clinton Bob and Juliann Cloyd Deacon John M Cole U Combined Pool and Spa Steven and Jennifer Condron Brooks Cory - Cory Financial Consultants Dolores Mae Costello Pat and Shawn Costello Costello Property Management
The Country Club of Sioux Falls Jason and Pamela Cox Karyn Cox Terrence and Shirley Creek William and Asella Crum Dennis and Mary Culey Jerry U and Betty Curren Dacotah Bank Dakota Beverage Dakota Dental Dakota Kitchen & Bath, Inc Dakota News Now Dakota Vision Center James and Rita Daniels Tim and Lee Anne Dardis Dave’s Flooring America Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP Kory and Jocelyn Davis Tom and Leisa Davis Doug and Gail Deibert Allen and Mary Delaney Jerry and Darlene Delker Andrew and Tricia DeMore James and Patricia Dennison Bruce and Susan DeSchepper Carol DeSchepper Richard and Janet DeVaney Jim and Karen DeWitte Lawrence and Maxine Dhaemers – Estate U The Diamond Room Cory and Janey Diedrich Brian and Amy Dix Herbert and Sharon Doll Jack and Joan Donahoe U Timothy and Amy Donelan Donald and Patricia Dorn Dougherty Financial Group, LLC Tim Dougherty and Karen Schreier William and Louise Dougherty U Jeffrey and Anita Drummond Jim and Doris Duffy U William and Beverly Earley Jeff and Hattie Edman Edward Jones Mary Ellen Eggers U Michael and Teresa Eide
Electric Construction Company Electric Supply Company Jon and Jenny Ellenbecker David and Caron Ellerbusch Mark and Leslie Elliott Milt and Helen Ellis Richard Elmen and Elvia Espinoza-Ayala Empire Bowl Richard U and Beverly English Rick and Marcia Entwistle Dale and Jeanita Erickson Greg and Teresa Erickson John and Lori Erie Deanna Evans Even Law Firm The Everist Company Cory and Erin Faber Donn and Patricia Fahrendorf Larry and Evelyn Louise Faini U Family Eye Care Center, PC Family Memorials by Gibson Famous Dave’s John and Cheryl Faundeen Dudley and Laura Feige JerryU and Betty Feldhaus Fidelity Charitable Jeff and Jackie Fiegen Mark and Jeanice Finnegan First Dakota Title First Data Resources The First National Bank First National Bank South Dakota Geraldine Fitzgerald Jim Sr. and Bonnie Fitzgibbons U Dave and Mary Fleck Joe and Elaine Floyd David and Sharon U Flynn Flynn Outdoor Advertising Daniel and Lynn Foley Mary Frace – Estate U David and Joan Frankman Lawrence and Carolyn Frankman Jerome W and Mary Freeman Don and Becky Freitag Chad and Michele Fritz Wallace and Pamela Fritz Marcus and Jocelyn Frohm
David and Carol Galbavy Don and Chris Garry U Nick and Sara Garry Thomas Garry Leo and Fayola Gaspar U Gary and Cynthia Gaspar Kenneth and Lavonne Gaspar Keith and Anna Gauer Jeff and Shay Gebauer Steve and Kelly Gellerman Geotek Engineering & Testing Services, Inc Getty Abstract-Midwest Title Company Jorge and Fabyola Gilbert Joseph U and Audrey Gillen Gary and Kathy Goetzinger Ryan and Lesley Good The Graham Companies GreatLIFE Cares Foundation Jim U and Lisa Greenfield Katherine Greve Brian and Katherine Grode Kyle and Theresa Groos Jeffrey and Anne Gross Kyle and Maggie Groteluschen Archbishop Thomas Gullickson Denton and Gay Haber U Doug and Brenda Haber Robert and Tracy Haeder Timothy and Carla Haiar Ryan Haiar and Andrea McCann Ed U and Nancy Hall Gary and Norma Halstead Hander Plumbing & Heating, Inc Tom and Lisa Hanlon Hanson Pipe and Precast Doyle and Donna Hardie Linda Harding U Bruce Hartman Shelle Hartman Shane and Nancy Hartung Hauff Mid-America Sports Houston U and Judy Haugo Cindy Hayes U Joe and Debbie Hayes Peter and Marilyn Hegg Gary Heiberger 59
Cumulative Giving Levels Student Level cont.
Wilbur and Marjorie Heimerman U Mike and Susan Heineman Jeff and Judy Helgeson Rex and Jude Henderson Beverly Hendrickson HenkinSchultz, Inc Jerry and Verna Henriksen Jeff and Barb Hermanson Joe and Deb Hickman Joe and Angela Hight Richard and Pam Hilber Kirk and Jill Hinrich Bill U and Carolyn Hobson Troy and Sara Holt Home Federal Bank Todd and Maria Hopkins Horner Barrow Orthodontics, PC Household Card Service
Ronald and Veronica Houston Joe and Sharon Hurley William and Grace Hurley U Jeff and Lisa Irvine Mark and Fran Jansa Jim and Megan Jarding Jim U and Mary Margaret Jarding Jarding Construction Stephen U and Nancy Jerentowski Tom and JulieU Job Brad and Rebecca Johnson David and Andree Johnson Matthew and Annette Johnson Ron and Lisa Johnson Timothy U and Ann Johnson Jason and Stephanie Jones Steve and Paula Jones Martin and Mary Jorgensen Sr. Julianne Josten U Journey Orthodontics K & J Trucking
Ellison and Lauren Kalda Daniel and Jeanne Kangley Kappenman Dental Clinic Samantha Kappenman Will and Amanda Kappenman Larry and Jackie Kasten Tony and Katie Kayser Charles and Rae Kearns U Warren and Peggy Kemp U Raphael Kemper U C Pauline Kennedy Kirby Financial Jerome and Jean Klein Mel and Carol Klein Steven and Brigetta Klein Anita Klune Charles and Judy Kneip Knights of Columbus - St. Michael Parish Ralph U and Jane Koch Bill U and Barbara Kolb Perry and Becky Kolb Darin and Julie Kolbeck Richard and Jenny Konechne David U and Patricia Kopp Russell and Sherena Kost Bryan and Dana Kouri Kouri Insurance Agency, Inc Matt and Anne Koziara Kreisers, Inc Krier & Blain Heating & Air Company Eric and Stacy Krouse Bill and Joyce Kubat James Kuhle Susan Kulesa Steve and Deb Labahn William and Denise Ladwig Gregory and Kaye LaFollette Brad and Emily Laible Gary and Renae Lamberty Ronald and Sharlene Lamberty Brian Landry Matthew and Jennifer Landry Robert and Tamara Lauer Curtis III and Rochelle Lauret Joe and Mary Leedom
Jason Leigh Lithia of Sioux Falls Paul and Machelle Livermore Lloyd Property Management #4, LLC LodgeNet Entertainment Cora Loken U Allan and Valerie Lonneman Tom and Lori Loonan Kelly U and Jill Loudenslager Robert and Julie Lubke David and Shirley Lueth Steve and Roxanne Lynch Dan and Susan MacRandall Tom and Sarah Madison Donald John and Cathy Maguire John and Joan Mahoney Tarek and Heidi Mahrous PJ and Kathleen U Maloney Thomas U and Joyce Manahan Regan and Julie Manning Margaret O Reardon – Trust U Scott and Pam Mattecheck McDonald’s John and Jeanne McDowell U McDowell Rogers Realtors Becky McGillivary Dorothy McGinnis U James and Chris McGrann Kevin McGreevy Shane and Angela McKay Steve and Nancy McLaughlin Duane and Darlene McMahon McNally’s Irish Pub Phyllis McQuillen U Scott and Lisa Mehlhaff Tom and Judy Meisinger Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc Metro Construction, Inc DW and Patricia Meyer U Jeffry and Robin Meyer Larry and Dottie Meyer Midwestern Mechanical, Inc Anthony and Dana Miller Minnehaha Country Club Minnwest Bank
Cumulative Giving Levels Riyad and Rima Mohama John and Dawn Mohr Mary Montoya Ronald and Joanne Moquist Patrick and Laurie Moran Fr. James Morgan Dennis and Jan Motz Kevin Murphy Murphy, Goldammer & Prendergast, LLP Music Service of South Dakota, Inc Chuck and Joan Mutchler Ione Naber Neal and Lisa Nachtigall NAI/Commercial Real Estate Dean Jr. and Carole Nasser Chris and Amy Nelson J Tom and Diane Nelson Todd and Dawn Nelson Michael and Janelle Nerland Curt and Carol Nesbitt Adam Nichols Jerry and Karen Noonan Aaron and Jill Norman Dan and Judy Norman Mike and Melinda North Novak Sanitary Service Wayne U and Connie Novotny Charles and Jody O’Brien Duane O’Connell Kenneth and Diane O’Connell Charles and Emily O’Hara Mark and Suzanne O’Leary Jeffrey and Heather Oakland Scott and Kimberly Ohnoutka Jeff and Maggie Oliver John and Linda Oliver Ophthalmology, Ltd Orion Enterprises Doug and Nancy Ortmann Jarrod and Elizabeth Otta FrankU and Dianne Owens Chris and Barbara Paa Eugene and Ruth U Parker Gary U and Alice Parks Parkway Orthodontics/Children’s Dental Terry and Michelle Pellman
Merrill and Theresa Peltier Thomas and Linda Penisten Rodney and Mary Pierce Jud and Denise Pins Herman U and Marian Plagge POET Robert and Ladda Poirier Richard W Poley Trent and Christina Poscharsky Michael Powers Tom and Pat Price Vincent and Laurie Price Pride Neon Signs Lynn and Teri Pudenz Pete and Irene U Pulizzi Dan and Shelly Rausch Hazel Reed The Regency Hotel Management Brendan and Tiffany Reilly Brian Reilly and Katherine Van Demark Preston and Nicole Renshaw Mary Retka Michael and Suzanne Reuter Reva Rezac John and Lisa Richardson Riddle’s Jewelry John and Becky Ridl James and Linda Rieff Joseph Michael Robbie U James and ConnieU Roberts Todd and Jolene Roecker Steven and Lisa Roers J Pat U and Margot Rogers Pat and Teri Rogers Neil and BreAnne Rohe Luis Rojas-Espaillat and Rosalia Jover Rex and Margie Rolfing Patrick Ronan and Sarah Flynn Roto-Rooter Gregg and Marsha Ruff Martin and Brenda Ruppert Jon and Kim Ryckman Hon. Susan Sabers Jim and Maureen Sage Sallie Mae Msgr. Francis Sampson U
Sanaa’s Gourmet Mediterranean Jeff and Dana Sandene EW and Kathleen Sanderson U Sands Drywall, Inc Sara Lee Baking Group Sayre Associates Larry and Bonnie Schafer Ron U and Mary Jo Schallenkamp Scherling Photography Lucille Schiltz U Robert and Jan Schmall Troy and Canee Schmidt Ozzie and Jane Schock U Cindy Schoppert-Pickett Schoppert’s Piano Gallery Alan and Mary Ann Schroeder John and Debra Schulte Rand and Mignonne Schwebach Robert and Connie Scott SD Corn Utilization Council Mark and Pamela Sechser Josephine Seiler U Joe and Andrea Seurer Keith Sr. U and Elvira Severson William Shaw Gail Shlanta-Peasley Gary and Deb Sieverding Sioux Empire Realtors for Kids Sioux Equipment Company, Inc Steven and Lisa Small Jesse and Ellen Smith SoDak Distributing Company Troy Soldatke Pete and Mary Kathryn Sonstegard Matt and Sarah Sorrell South Western Dental Andrew and Sandy Soye William and Connie Spielmann U St. Mary Altar Society St. Michael Catholic Cemetery St. Michael Parish St. Michael SFO St. Vincent DePaul Society - Cathedral Christopher and Erin Stanton Margaret “Peggy” Stanton StarMark, Inc
Stencil Group David U and Deborah Stene Todd and Terri Schuver - Sticks and Steel Chuck and Pam Stone TR and Natalie Sturm Jon and Kate Sundvold RS and Evelyn Sweetman U Tom and Rochelle Sweetman Terin Corp Bette Theobald Thomas and Peggy Thompson Daryl and Anita Thuringer Gerald and Courtney Tielke Tim Allex Realty Group Jackie Titus Robert and Betty Torkildson U Jack U and Pat Townsend Traditions, Ltd Thomas and Barbara Travis Lynal and Ann Tschetter William Tunell U Nick and Marie VanLoh Vern Eide Motorcars Mark and Lisa Viehweg Jerry and Nancy Vogel Verlynne and Suzanne Volin U Rollin Wagner U James and Donna Walden Walmart Steve and Brenda Washenberger Keith and Wanda Waterbury Debbie Watson Ronald and Judy Weidler David and Kathleen Weissenberger Jerry and Ginnie Wempe Shawn and Margaret Werdel Western Commercial Printing Kay Widdis Chuck and Cathy U Wiese Wingstop Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith PC Xcel Energy John Yu and Emilie Ng Dennis and Judy Ziebart John W Zimmer – Estate U 61
Gifts in Memory of... Throughout the year, the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools is the recipient of a number of memorial gifts. Some are made to established funds; others are gifts made because of the recent loss of a loved one. We have listed on these pages the names of contributors in the past fiscal year. This does not reflect cash memorial gifts made to the families which are not attributed to a specific donor. Gen Ament Michael and Elizabeth Sullivan Patti Beck Anderson Michael and Gracia Gillespie Winifred Anderson Anonymous Dale and Teresa Stoll Lois Anderson Dale and Teresa Stoll Pat Baker Barbara Kolb Lou and Maggie Barnett Michael and Margaret Hooton Joan Bassing Julie Houchins Gerold Beck Christopher and Jackie Lent Herb and Vi Beck Michael and Gracia Gillespie Mary Becker James Becker John Becker Travis and Jenny Brunson
Thomas Breske Miles and Lisa Beacom Nathan and Mary Dally Dorothy Bruggeman Maurice Bruggeman
Julie Frigo Fred Frigo
Bernard and Geneva Hauck Judy Hauck
Rod "Grizz" Garrison Brett and Jane Bradfield Patsy Fahrendorf Jennifer Flanagan David and Judy Gaspar Larry and Suzanne Gunia David and Patricia Hanten Steve and Gloriann Kueter John and Joan Mahoney Jeff and Maggie Oliver GreatLIFE Cares Foundation - The Walsh Families
Sheila Healy Don and Kate Barnes
Vince and Betty Bruggeman Daniel Schwenck
Kirby Dougherty Anonymous Russell and Mary Bengtson Peggy Kearney Mel and Carol Klein Gregory and Kaye LaFollette Nick Lumby William and Cynthia McGinnis
Michael Bruhn Larry and Mary Canfield
Msgr. James Doyle Kevin and Kim Rechnagel
Marilyn Bruning John and Nicole Bruning
Michael Duffy William and Cynthia McGinnis
Edmund and Adeline Garry Darrel and Sharon Garry Jerry and Laurie Garry
Dave Bunkers Don and Kate Barnes
Agnes Ann Dyer Karen M Reiter
Patricia Garry Jeff and Hattie Edman
Donald Burggraff Mary Burggraff Ann M Johnson
John "Jack" Ellenbecker Grant and Anne Gormley
Gary Gaspar John Knudtson and Sadie Dardis-Knudtson Don and Kate Barnes John and Katy Billion Michael and Sandy Fitzgibbons
Julie Bruggeman Mark and Joli Bruggeman Barry and Carol Solomon
John Burnette O'Gorman Class of 1966 Chuck and Edie Cannon Doug and Anne Hajek
Darlene Bosee Don and Kate Barnes
Deacon John Cole John and Mary Carroll
Robert "Bob" Brekke Richard and Amy Barnett James Becker Dale and Joan Cota Ralph and Donna Flanagan Bryan Hammer John Jr. and Cheryl Keena Lon and Sandy Kouri Tom Ralph
Jerry Curren Betty Curren
Jo and Don Dougherty Miles and Lisa Beacom John and Katy Billion Jane Dougherty Machado
William Doetzel Miles and Lisa Beacom Phil and Connie Donohue Tim Donohue and Christin Koel Steven and Patti White
Dale Fahrendorf James and Myra Kolbeck Evelyn "Louise" Faini Don and Kate Barnes Jerry Feldhaus Anonymous Sue Ellen Fischer Don and Janet Fischer Sharon Flynn Tom and Terry Welk Fr. Andrew Foley Jane Wick Anne Frankman Steven and Nancy Bechtold Michael and Gracia Gillespie
Jay Gilliland Michael and Garcia Gillespie Jim Greenfield Eugene and Ruth Parker Nathan and Mary Dally John Gross James Becker Norma Gross Jeffrey and Anne Gross Dan Hacking James and Sue Clark James and Beverly Hanlon Miles and Lisa Beacom Michael Hanlon
Lorraine Hirsch Marian Redlin Sioux Falls Airshow, Inc. William and Grace Hurley Miles and Lisa Beacom Jeff and Renee Hurley Kevin and Mary Kroeze James Jarding Steven and Brigetta Klein Barry and Carol Solomon George O. Johnson Linda Baker Don J and Marilyn Barnett Richard and Amy Barnett James Becker Robert and Diane Biver Joel and Dar Blanchard Frank and Melissa Bowar Timothy Burke Joe and Kathryn Carmody Leonard and Joanne Dankey Jonathan and Lori Eckrich Ira and Sheree Frericks Dennis and Pamela Hanneman Alfred and Linda Hartmann Arnie Hauge Mark and Jennifer Johnson Terry and Diane Johnson Lawrence and Carol Johnson David and Marilyn Kerssen Kae Lene and Merle Klinkenborg Jane Koch Barbara Kolb Lon and Sandy Kouri Helen Lang Ray Lerer May & Johnson, PC Patrick and Kathy McGreevy
Steve and Nancy McLaughlin Mike and Janice O’Connor Don and Ann Platt Karen M Reiter Rex and Margie Rolfing CT Schafer Elizabeth Schmitz Susan Sessions Janet and Studdert Laurel and Jeff Vandenberg Angeline Vikesland Michael and E Marilyn Woodden Tina (Cannon) Johnson Paula Geraets Steven and Brigetta Klein Donald Jones Curt and Carol Nesbitt Sydney Jones Miles and Lisa Beacom Don and Janet Fischer Steven and Brigetta Klein Gene Jones Sr. Miles and Lisa Beacom Audrey Jones Scott and Lisa Jones Gene Jr. and Cynthia Jones Maguire Iron, Inc Deanna Kekeler Don and Kate Barnes Peggy Kemp Michael and Elizabeth Sullivan Rose Kennelly Daniel Kennelly Fr. Al Krzyzopolski Miles and Lisa Beacom Grant and Anne Gormley Shawn Kunkel Miles and Lisa Beacom Steven and Brigetta Klein Kathleen Kunkel Viola Larson Kathy Gregory
Bailey Lauret Curtis III and Rochelle Lauret Curtis Jr. and Lorraine Lauret Jay Lavender John and Natalie Lavender Marilyn “Mickey” Lipetzky Richard and Rhonda Baker Sarah Wetrich George and Frances Luke Anonymous Theresa Gannon Debbie MacKinnon Ronald and Kathleen Christensen Gertrude Mangan Leonard and Joanne Dankey Ian Mastel Miles and Lisa Beacom Don and Janet Fischer Paula Geraets Steven and Brigetta Klein Fr. James Morgan Barry and Carol Solomon Ryan Matson Duane O'Connell Carol Rae Maunders Don and Kate Barnes Frank Maxwell Miles and Lisa Beacom Nathan and Mary Dally Timothy Mulhair Don and Kate Barnes Regan and Julie Manning Monica Olson Robert Breit and Melanie Carpenter Frank Owens Dianne Owens Sonia Palen Dave and Debbie Brinkman Timothy and Carla Campbell
JP Peters Amy Isaacson Truman James Pins Traci Baar Justin and Andrea Pins Danielle Price Anonymous John and Katy Billion Tillie Clark Dorothy Clark Miles Barry and Carol Solomon Bruce Prouse Frank and Barbara Rance Carol Pulford Tia Connor Daniel and Jeanne Kangley Kristy Koenig David Pirrung David and Tammy Ryan Elaine Thompson Mary Susan Ralph Grant and Anne Gormley
Richard Sabers James Becker Jeff and Cathi Clapper Pat and Paulette Klein
Cecila "Whiffer" Randall Dean and Carol Baker Dan and Arlene Kirby Larry and Kathy Nickelson Kenneth and Colleen Schuster Robert and Colleen Wibright
Nusier Salem Duane O'Connell Kay Widdis
Connie Roberts Miles and Lisa Beacom James Roberts
Richard Sauer Lynal and Ann Tschetter
Robb Rolfing Barry and Carol Solomon Irene Rotert Denise Rotert Patrick and Rose Ann Ryan Dennis and Ruthann Ryan
Christopher Samaan Don and Kate Barnes
Rita E Sauer Lynal and Ann Tschetter Neil Schmid O'Gorman Class of 1966 Jerry Schneider Larry and Mary Canfield
Daniel Schuknecht Don and Janet Fischer Steven Schulte Jon and Nancy Schulte Michael and Maureen Kayser Marilyn Sudbeck Miles and Lisa Beacom Mark Shlanta Michael and Sandy Fitzgibbons Thomas and Kristin Ripperda Jon and Jessie Schmidt Michael Sieverding Don and Janet Fischer Steven and Brigetta Klein Barry and Carol Solomon Sr. Jeanette Silvis Robert and Louise Miller Christy McMillin 63
James "Jim" Soyer Mary Sue Donohue and David Kohn Grant and Anne Gormley Donald and Leslie Kranz Yolonda Soyer Jeffrey and Shelley Stingley Judy Steel Pat and Paulette Klein Rick Strand Wayne and Tami Moore Michael and Peggy Nichols Jeff and Reneece Strand RS and Evelyn Sweetman Richard and Kathleen Sweetman Jack Townsend Miles and Lisa Beacom Bill and Teresa Townsend Carvell Trudeau John and Valerie Hickner Jim 'Smitty' Smith Bill and Peg Baker Bill and Cathleen Britton Margaret Castro Tom and Mary Cink Robert and Barbara Clinton Mary Cogswell Erin DeVaney Mark and Darlene Dunn Aaron and Jennifer Dykstra Renita Elverud Ruth Erickson Patsy Fahrendorf Dudley and Laura Feige Teresa Fester Simos and Patricia Georgandis Kim and Suzanne Gross Kyle and Maggie Groteluschen Alfred and Linda Hartmann Scott and Monica Healy Barb Hegg
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Joseph Viereck John and Katy Billion Don and Janet Fischer Amy Isaacson Jerry and Suzanne Schrier Linda Vigna Joseph Kracke Helene Hallczuk Mark Hallczuk Marlene Davis and Marlys Collings Elizabeth Osborn Rollin P Wagner Kevin and Kim Rechnagel Cindy Walsh Tim Donohue and Christin Koel Dale and Joan Cota Dale and Teresa Stoll Tom and Leisa Davis Michael and Gracia Gillespie Greg and Phyllis Heineman
Joe and Ruth Weisbecker Mary Retka Mike Weisbecker Mary Retka Joseph Wenande John and Bridget Wenande Dennis Whitney Veralea Buchanan Mark and Darlene Dunn Larry and Suzanne Gunia James and Dorothy Lambert Thomas and Pamela McAdaragh Larry Puthoff Travis and Joleen Schuring TR and Natalie Sturm Brian and Kristen Top Nikole Trader Valerie Whitney Bruce and Connie Ferrie Michael and Sandy Fitzgibbons Holy Spirit Parish Hal Wick Mike and Anne Ferrell Jane Wick Wayde Wieczorek Don and Kate Barnes Todd Williams Don and Kate Barnes Charles "Chuck" Wood Linda Bruce Karen M Reiter Larry Zimmer James and Sue Clark
Gifts in Honor of... Mary Ann Andress Roberto and Heidi Ferro Ron and Elizabeth Parsons Tessa Arechiga Steve and Julie Wilka Don and Kate Barnes Thaddeus and Nicole Barnes Bart and Joanne Beacom Steven and Brigetta Klein Daniel Beacom and Ann Roemen Jonah Beacom Miles and Lisa Beacom Lori Reischl James and Connie Ross
Crysta Daly Jon and Deb Waddell
Ben Koch Jordan and Lisa Baye Jon and Kim Ryckman
McKenzie Docken Troy and Mary Jones Nick Engbers Jordan and Lisa Baye John and Ann Henkhaus Teresa Fester Jordan and Lisa Baye Jon and Deb Waddell Aiden Geiver David and Teri Geiver
Don Boyd Don and Coryill Weeg
Jeff Gordon Jon and Deb Waddell John and Ann Henkhaus
Katie Breckenridge Mike and Sharon Gillette
Anita Hoffman Thomas and Kristi Weisbecker
Wade Charron Anonymous
Patricia Irvine Don and Janet Fischer
Fr. Chuck Cimpl Mark and Jeanie Conzemius Nolan Cleary Shawn and Julie Cleary Robert and Shelly Starr Jeff and Nancy Vavra Jon and Deb Waddell
James and JoNell Jarding Jeff and Julie Lautt Benjamin Keppen Tom and Deb Jones Melanie Kirsch Vikas and Yvonne Warkar
Rebecca Martin Ron and Elizabeth Parsons
Anika Rodig Jon and Kim Ryckman
Julie Murphy John and Ann Henkhaus
Kayla Schmidt Mark and Alicia Brown
Greg LaFollette Mary Montoya
Kim Nelson Taddesse Addis and Roza Feke Fantahun Goji and Tikikil Yimam
Kelly Seitz Sean and Christine Halligan
Madison, Henry & Sophia Lapp Nick and Marlys Rizzi
Heather Nohrenberg Michael and Kari Van Den Hemel
Chad LeBrun Jeffrey and Kathleen Schneekloth
Beth Odenbach Michael and Kari Van Den Hemel
Ken Lindemann Don and Janet Fischer Jeffrey and Kathleen Schneekloth
Jessica Perkins Jon and Deb Waddell
Julie Kolbeck Mike and Anne Ferrell
Barbara Lockwood Don and Janet Fischer Steven and Brigetta Klein St. Lambert SFO Leo and Rogene Lorang Don and Janet Fischer Charles and Mary Ann Luke Theresa Gannon Joan Mahoney Dan and Sarah Schumacher
Jayson Poppinga Jeffrey and Kathleen Schneekloth Tom Price Michael McConnell and Janet Sterk-McConnell Barbara Rance Don and Janet Fischer
Jan Smith Alice Parks Charles Solomon John and Ann Henkhaus Mrs. Sturm Dan and Sarah Schumacher Sarah Watts Charles and Hilary Olinger Bunkers-Fagerness Wedding Guests Michael and Elizabeth Fagerness St. Mary Elementary Jeff and Libby Scoular
Kelly Reagan Robert and Shelly Starr Jon and Deb Waddell
Matching Gift Companies
Our thanks to the following companies for matching the gifts of their employees who donated to Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools.
American Express Fund Arthur J Gallagher Foundation Avera C H Robinson The First National Bank in Sioux Falls Frontstream
The GE Foundation Johnson & Johnson Los Alamos National Laboratory The Medtronic Foundation Midcontinent Foundation Sammons Financial Group, Inc
Starbucks State Farm Companies Foundation United Way US Bank Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program Your Cause, LLC 65
A PARTNERSHIP OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING
Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools partners with Avera Health Systems to improve the health and physical fitness of our students and staff. Through this partnership, the students have gained a full-time trainer in Colin Fromelt. Colin majored in sports science and kinesiology before interning with Avera in 2015. In the spring of 2018, Colin came to O’Gorman High School with a desire to improve our athletes’ and students’ physical fitness. The partnership began working with the football program but has since expanded. Colin works with a majority of the sports teams at the high school, as well as working with students looking to learn more about their health and physical well-being. Working year-round with in-season sports teams, his summer program offers several camps as young as seventh grade. “The earlier the better as long as you introduce them to movements and patterns and technique the right way.” said Colin. Aaron Strand, cross country and track and field coach, believes that having Colin at the school working with the students is a great benefit for everyone. “Colin puts in a ton of time helping our athletes. I have really seen an improvement in form, strength and technique. Colin is a big bonus to our athletic programs.” Strand commented. Athletes at O’Gorman work with both their coaches and Colin to maximize their athletic ability while minimizing injury. “In weight training, it’s very slow in terms of movement and when you’re out on a court or field or wherever, it’s not slow. You have to be explosive and be able to accelerate, decelerate, change direction and make sure your joints are ready to go,” Colin explained. He believes the lifting and agility training - paired with the practice students have with their coaches - helps make the students better and safer athletes. 66
The partnership between Avera and O’Gorman has remained strong over the years and Colin feels that the partnership makes sense. “The same underlying beliefs which, I believe is important in a partnership, not just with religion but with professionalism. I think that’s been really cool to see a hospital system and a high school working together professionally.” Colin feels that the mission statements of Avera aligns with Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools mission. He sees the staff, who work out alongside the students in the weight room, having the same vision and excitement that he does for the kids. Colin continues to challenge himself and sets goals both in the weight room and personally. Coach Strand said, “Colin has been a big part of the success of our distance runners. They have become stronger and more confident due to Colin’s work.” Both the lady Knights cross country team and track and field team won back-toback state titles. Colin strives to keep a welcoming and judgement-free environment at the gym. He says he sees a lot of students come in to the weight room who would not normally. Once they get started, they branch out and start to talk to other people. Non-athletes are also encouraged to learn more about how to train properly in order to avoid injury. The only requirement is that they follow a specific program Colin puts together to ensure their safety. Having more students working in the gym is one of Colin’s goals. Sophomore Will Heineman placed second at state and national power lifting competitions this past season and agreed that Colin established an inviting atmosphere at the gym. “I would tell someone that it isn’t a scary thing to get involved in. The lifting community and environment is super supportive. Everyone cheers each other on to be the best they can be.” Colin said that his favorite moments in the gym are when kids hit their personal goals. It may not be anything monumental on the field but a small personal victory in the gym is a sight to see.
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