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Table of Contents Boards


SMCA by the Numbers


School Highlights 2012-2013


Fine Arts


Faith Life




Faculty/Staff Accomplishments




Alumni of the Year


College Acceptances


Financial Report


Annual Appeal


Crusader Classic


Ways You Can Give


Grand Day


St. Michael’s Annual Gala


Honor Roll of Donors


St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is eternally grateful for the leadership, wisdom and support of the Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors. BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2012-2013


Dr. Guy Diedrich, Chair

Mrs. Kay Mooney, Chair

Mr. Steve Felice, Vice-Chair

Mr. Thomas Bernhardt

Mrs. Lisa Sikora, Secretary

Dr. Don Carlton

Mrs. Josie Barrett

Mrs. Carolyn DeRoeck ‘93

Dr. Leslie Blanke

Dr. Guy Diedrich, Trustee Liaison

Mr. Spencer Carlton

Mr. Mark Finley

Mr. Christopher Dolce ’88

Mr. William Franz

Mr. Donald Figer

Sister Gertrude Levy, D.C.

Mr. Manny Flores

Dr. William Paver

Ms. Lita Gonzalez

Mr. Stephen J. Rohleder

Dr. Jose Agustin Martinez Mr. James Paver ’97 Very Rev. Bud Roland Mrs. Katy Wells Scruggs Mr. David Smith Mr. Jay Watson

EX OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS Mrs. Kay Mooney, Foundation Board Chair Dr. Ned Vanders, Superintendent of Catholic Schools Diocese of Austin Dr. Michael R. Volonnino, Interim Principal St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Annual Report

Inspired for Life




5 scholar-artists

from the SMCA Class of 2013





STUDY THEIR CRAFTS: Carnegie Mellon, SMU, Goucher, UNT, and Marymount University in NYC

from the SMCA Class of 2013 PLAY THEIR SPORT IN COLLEGE including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Marist, University of Colorado at Boulder & Bowling Green State University

SMCA athletic

teams have won


99 graduates

by SMCA Class of 2013


earned in scholarships

29 years

14 scholar-athletes

27 state


SMCA is celebrating of excellence

In the last 12 years

received by SMCA’s

Founded in 1984,


88% of SMCA students PLAY ATHLETICS


OF COMBINED COMMUNITY SERVICE 10,000+HOURS were contributed over the last 4 years from Class of 2013 2

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2013 ACT COMPOSITE SCORES SMCA Students 26.7 Texas 20.9

National 20.9 0







2013 SAT SCORES SMCA Middle 50% Cr. Reading (540–650)


SMCA Middle 50% Math (520–670) SMCA Middle 50% Writing (510–610)


SMCA Mean Texas Mean National Mean 400 Cr. Reading

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SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS 2012–2013 NHS MEMBERS St. Michael’s Catholic Academy community gathered to honor new members inducted into its Altus Chapter of the National Honor Society. “So much of what NHS students do in dedication to our school and community goes unheralded,” explained Interim Principal, Michael Volonnino. “Beyond the hours of study time to earn their grades, they exemplify the ideals of leadership, character, and service. We are so proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continuing contributions.” Raul E. Allegre

Sarah Feeney

Gabrielle McCarthy

Brody Roush

Isabel Alvarez

Elizabeth Fischer

Brendan McGuigan

Jacqueline Rousseau

Tristan Ashton

Mary Furey

Mallory McMahon

John Ruggio

Victor Beck

Veronica Gibson

Emily Millar

Christopher Saitas

Margaret Blackwell

Laura Gomez

Rhoda Minderhoud

Shelby Sarradet

Bridget Boushka

Lilly Grady

Braeden Moody

Drake Scallon

Olivia Buerkle

Danielle Green

Nicholas Moser

Carl Schiro

Kimberly T. Builta

Thomas Gromatzky

Crystal Mountain

Patrick Shea

Kate Bush

Frances Hodapp

Hanna Munin

Sabrina Silva

Annie Carnegie

Katherine Klein

Benjamin Musil

Alexandra Smith

Nathaniel Cartwright

Margaret Koch

Alyssa Ojeda

Meagan Snodell

Alexa Davis

Tanner Kohfield

Paul Ojeda

Christian Trudeau

Chandler Diedrich

Miriam Long

Jared Opperman

John Tybor

Carson Dowling

Daniel Luque

Courtney Penland

Dominique Whipper

Kathleen Doyle

Tomas Maia

Justin Pensock

Reeder Wells

Walker Drewitt

Jillian Malone

Gabriella Petterson

Zach Wiewel

Amanda Dugas

Jose Raul Martinez

Natasha Radhakrishnan

Ross Eide

Joseph Martinez

Dominique Ramirez


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FINE ARTS St. Michael’s Catholic Academy’s Fine Arts Department

the state TFA tournament. In the TAPPS State Academic

continues to provide students with exciting opportunities

& Speech contest SMCA Drama boasted state finalists

to build their appreciation and experience in visual

in three events including a state championship for one

and performing arts. To create a successful learning

student in Solo Acting. Our Varsity Drama entry in the

environment, each visual and performing arts class and

TAPPS One-Act Play contest placed 2nd at the district

extracurricular engages students with a variety of unique

level and 4th at state. One senior, Danielle Green, was

production-oriented experiences. Year after year, the

named best actress at the state contest. The Drama II/

Fine Arts Department at SMCA offers many unique areas

III class performed a theater for youth play, Goldilocks

of study and unique opportunities to learn in Dance,

on Trial, for elementary school students from our

Music, Theatre, and Visual Art. The 2012-2013 school year

partner schools and also presented their annual spring

was no exception, as our students had many challenging

production, the comedy The Devil in Sherman Marsh.

and successful opportunities to demonstrate their work.

Research shows that learning music helps students

In our dance classes, students learn by doing kinesthetic

understand other subjects by reinforcing skills that

awareness as they connect with the body’s abilities

students use in other areas. Our Music students were

to coordinate motion and its awareness of where it is

successful is several areas. Our exciting Drumline

in time and space. Outside of the classroom, students

performed at all home football games, one playoff game,

performed for the Christmas and Spring Dance Recitals.

and had a thrilling rendition of “Little Drummer Boy”

Drama is a unique combination of all of the arts, and our drama students were very busy and productive. The school year began with our Fall Play, The Craving. The play, a biting satire of the film industry, featured sixteen students who participated both on stage and behind the scenes. The spring semester all-school production was the musical, Little Shop of Horrors, which included eighteen students who chose a specialty of on stage or behind the scenes work. The Varsity Drama team was especially productive during the year as they participated in ten Texas Forensic Association (TFA) qualifying tournaments, as well as having qualified for

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during the all-school Mass during Advent. The symphonic ensemble performed at the NHS Induction ceremony, Winter Recital, Spring Recital, Awards Assembly and Graduation.

Music students also participated in the

TAPPS Solo & Ensemble competition and received an “Excellent” rating for their Medium Ensemble performances. Several students received a “Superior” rating for their solo, and one student advanced to the state level and received a “Superior” rating and a gold medal. The year concluded with a concert that featured the Music I class, which was the highest attended spring music concert in school history.


FAITH LIFE The 2012-2013 academic year was measured with a great deal of leadership development amongst our students. In the spring, twelve students from the class of 2013 were selected to serve on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), a group of senior students dedicated to serving the faith life of the SMCA community. These students dedicated themselves to the task of creating a student driven faith life by taking part in a three day retreat at Eagle’s Wings retreat center in Burnet, TX. Having this excursion take place in July allowed the team an opportunity to bond and grow through prayer, service, and liturgy before the school year even began. The SLT Retreat was the first of many experiences that would take place outside of the classroom and off the athletic field. This core group met weekly before school to plan, develop, and eventually lead the day-retreats that each class participated in during Catholic Schools Week in January. All four of these retreats took place at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center where students were engaged in prayer and team building exercises and activities such as scavenger hunts. In addition to these outings, all twelve SLT members participated in one of the three Kairos retreats; a three day retreat designed to activate seniors’ relationship with God and peers. Senior Leadership Team members were also student leaders in the liturgical life of the school. One priority was taking charge of the masses in Christ Chapel for each grade level. This included recruiting other students to be guest lectors, gift bearers, and greeters, while also creating the prayers of the faithful. Outside of the church, the team also coordinated student volunteers for charitable outings to Querencia at Barton Creek, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and Catholic Charities of Central Texas. The leadership that these twelve students developed and displayed during their senior year permeated the entire SMCA community. Their guidance, poise, and drive created a strong sense of peer ministry throughout the campus and played a pivotal role in successful retreats, masses, and service outings.


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ATHLETICS • The Varsity Football team was named District and Regional Champions after finishing the regular season at 12-1. The team advanced to the State Semi-Finals, clinching the best outcome in the Playoffs of any football team in St. Michael’s history. • The Varsity Volleyball team advanced to the area playoffs after a strong regular season. Six girls were named to the All-District team, two of whom were also All-State players. Other accolades included a Fab 50 national recruit on the team and two girls had the privilege of playing in the Junior Olympics. • The Men’s Cross Country team finished off a stellar season placing 6th at TAPPS State Meet. • The Women’s Cross Country team mirrored the dedication of their counterpart by earning 5th at TAPPS State Meet. • The Women’s Basketball team made it to the area playoffs under the leadership of their four All-District players. • The Men’s Basketball team finished their season after advancing to the regional round at TAPPS State Tournament. Over the course of the year the team defeated four state ranked teams and had seven All-District members, two of whom were All-State. • The Women’s Swim team had a combined effort that was strong enough to earn 6th at State. • The Men’s Swim team earned 3rd at State after several terrific individual performances. • The Baseball team ended 6-4 in District, and played in the area round of the playoffs. Two members are now playing baseball in the college ranks. Four players from the team were named AllDistrict and three were All-State. • The Men’s Lacrosse team finished off their regular season by being named District Champions. • The Women’s Lacrosse team was named District Champions and finished the season as State Semi-Finalists. The team included four All State players, three All District, and three Academic AllAmerican. • The Track team sent five men to compete in TAPPS State Tournament and finished in 2nd place. St. Michael’s runners took gold in four events and set state meet records in each of those events. • The Golf team earned 6th place at TAPPS State Tournament and two students tied for Individual 3rd place. • The Cheerleading team earned superior ribbons, the Technical Excellence Award, and the Herkie Team Award. They also received a bid to NCA High School Nationals and three All American nominations. • Thirteen student athletes from SMCA’s 2013 graduating class signed to play sports at the collegiate level.

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FACULTY/STAFF ACCOMPLISHMENTS 5-YEAR SERVICE AWARD Reem Kattura Charlotte May Benjamin Ortiz Darrell Pantalone Aaron Stancik





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ALUMNI The annual homecoming weekend, held on October 19, 2012, was the first major event of the year for the Alumni Association. Past, present and future Crusaders gathered at Crusader Stadium for the Homecoming football game. During halftime, the Alumni of the Year Award was presented. Afterwards, a large crowd gathered at Opal Divine’s to celebrate a victory and relive their Crusader memories. The SMCA alumni flag football game was a fun and well-attended event during Homecoming weekend. Past football players came to relive their glory days and enjoy the beautiful weather, BBQ, alumni goodies, and kids’ activities. The Maroon team beat the Black team by a small margin! The Holiday Happy Hour was enjoyable for many past Crusaders. More than fifty SMCA alums and their spouses attended the Alumni Holiday Happy Hour on December 27, 2012. Good cheer, crusader spirit and laughter filled the air as past Crusaders caught up with classmates and friends. During the winter, SMCA alumni swim team members came back for a visit over breakfast tacos and hot chocolate. Megan Rother Fults ‘03, former swim coach and alum, organized this fun event for current and past Crusader swim team members. Former Olympian and new SMCA swim team coach, Hans Dersch, led the group in a brisk winter warm up. Before graduating, the Class of 2013 enjoyed lunch and each other’s company at the Alumni Induction Ceremony! Lunch was served while classmates enjoyed watching the senior video, receiving Mrs. Knepp’s College Awards, and spending time with their classmates before graduation.

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ALUMNI OF THE YEAR St. Michael’s 10th Annual Alumni of Year Award was given at the Homecoming game on October 19, 2012 to Mrs. Tasha Renee Meadows Golson’92. This special award is presented each year to an SMCA graduate who is “Living the Mission” through demonstrated leadership, service and decision-making that is consistent with Catholic values. Tasha transferred to St. Michael’s Catholic Academy during her sophomore year.

Upon graduating

from St. Michael’s Academy in 1992, she attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering. After college, Tasha attended the Department of Defense Air Force Officer Training School. While on active duty she earned a Masters of Business Administration and served as a Civil Engineer officer in a multitude of positions, including Squadron Commander. During her career, Tasha received the award for “Woman of the Year 2003,” at McGuire Air Force Base and has been recognized several times as an outstanding “Company Grade Officer of the Year.” Tasha’s deployments include tours in Einsiedlehof, Germany and Al Udeid, Qatar in the Middle East. Tasha is a Veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In 2007, Tasha transitioned into Civil Service and presently is a Contracting Officer Representative for the 81st Infrastructure Support Division at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Tasha currently resides in Ocean Springs, Mississippi with her husband Malcolm, and her three step children. Tasha is an active member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Biloxi, Mississippi, a member of both the church choir and the Associates of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Tasha was accompanied by her parents, Daniel and Joann Meadows, both veterans of military service. Congratulations to Tasha on her outstanding achievements, community service and leadership. She embodies the mission of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy and is an inspiration to all of us.


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Goucher College*

Saint Joseph's University

The University of Alabama

Harding University*

Saint Louis University

American University

Harvard College*

Sam Houston State University*

Appalachian State University

High Point University

San Diego State University*

The Art Institute of Austin

Hollins University

University of San Diego

The University of Arizona

College of the Holy Cross

Santa Clara University

University of Arkansas

University of Houston

Savannah College of Art and Design

Auburn University

Howard Payne University

Schreiner University*

Austin College

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Southern California

Austin Community College*

John Carroll University

Southern Methodist University*

Baylor University*

Kansas State University

Southern New Hampshire University

Belmont University

University of Kentucky

Southwestern University*

Berklee College of Music*

Lafayette College

St. Edward's University*

Birmingham-Southern College

Lehigh University

St. John's College

Blinn College

Louisiana State University

Stanford University*

Boston Conservatory

Loyola Marymount University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Bowdoin College*

Loyola University Chicago*

Stevens Institute of Technology

Bowling Green State University*

Mannes College of Music

Stonehill College

University of British Columbia

Marist College*

Sweet Briar College

University of California at Berkeley*

Marquette University

The University of Tampa

University of California at Davis

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor*

Tarleton State University

University of California at Irvine

Marymount Manhattan College*

Texas A&M University*

Univ. California at San Diego

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Texas A&M, Commerce

Univ. of California at Santa Barbara*

Miami University, Oxford

Texas A&M, Corpus Christi*

California State University, Long Beach

University of Miami

Texas A&M, Galveston

Carleton College

Michigan State University*

Texas A&M, Kingsville

Carnegie Mellon University*

University of Michigan*

Texas Christian University*

College of Charleston*

Millsaps College

Texas Lutheran University

Clarendon College*

University of Mississippi*

Texas State University*

Clemson University

University of North Carolina Greensboro*

Texas Tech University*

Coastal Carolina University

University of North Texas*

The University of Texas, Austin*

University of Colorado at Boulder*

Northern Colorado Community College*

The University of Texas, Dallas

Concordia University at Austin*

Norwich University*

The University of Texas, San Antonio*

Cornell University

University of Notre Dame*

Trinity University*

University of Dallas

Oklahoma City University

Tulane University*

University of Dayton

Oklahoma State University*

University of the Incarnate Word

University of Denver

University of Oklahoma*

Vanderbilt University

DePaul University*

University of Oregon

University of Vermont

Eastman School of Music, Rochester

Pace University, New York City

Villanova University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical AZ

Point Park University

University of Virginia

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical FL*

Princeton University*

Wagner College

Emerson College

Purchase College State NY

Washington University in St. Louis*

Fairfield University

Purdue University

University of Washington

Florida International University

Regis University

West Texas A&M University

Florida State University

Rhodes College

Wheaton College MA*

Furman University

Rice University*

Xavier University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey*

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* Indicates that one or more members of the Class of 2013 matriculated.




Annual Giving

Annual Appeal


TOTAL $6,794,677

TOTAL = $643,572




$165K $150,000 Restricted



Thrift Shoppe $80K Crusader Classic



Dining Hall $10K


n n n n n n

Tuition and Fees Fundraising and Annual Giving Booster Club Investment Income Other Grant Income


Endowment Income (Scholarships Only)

$5,777,613 $643,572 $107,707 $106,993 $77,159 $75,000 $6,633

Expenditures TOTAL = $6,665,976

n n n n n n n n n n n n


Salaries and Benefits Financial Aid Utilities/Maintenance Capital Purchases Administration Debt Service Instruction/Professional Development Advancement Athletics Technology Transportation Student Activities

$4,026,392 $720,791 $341,781 $332,881 $273,989 $273,474 $248,933 $162,239 $134,290 $57,835 $49,736 $43,635

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ANNUAL APPEAL In 2012-2013, St. Michael’s Catholic Academy was blessed with an overwhelming show of support from our greater community for the Annual Appeal campaign. This past year, an extraordinary $261,549 was raised, directly impacting our daily student’s experience. The St. Michael’s faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and Foundation Board showed their support for SMCA with 100% participation to the Annual Appeal. Feeding off this energy, our wonderful parents set the tone for future families with an incredible 89% giving rate. Thank you to all who were able to give a gift for both present and future St. Michael’s students. Donations to the Annual Appeal go a long way toward helping St. Michael’s achieve its mission of combining academic






co-curricular learning opportunities. These gifts support our dedicated faculty and staff by creating opportunities and providing resources for our educators to grow as members of the St. Michael’s community. Co-curricular learning, an important aspect of all St. Michael’s high school student’s experience, is also enriched through these generous gifts. We are truly appreciative of all those who have volunteered their time and experience, especially Campaign Co-Chairs, Mitzi & Chris Easley and Anna & Jim Gjerset, as well as the Annual Appeal Class Captains. Thank you again to our generous donors for ensuring this success!

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CRUSADER CLASSIC & BBQ THROWDOWN The Crusader Classic is a long-standing tradition at St. Michael’s where we invite our community to join us for a little friendly competition on the nines in support of our school. The funds we raise on this day support financial aid, scholarships, and our faculty and staff. The 2012 Crusader Classic was held at Falconhead Golf Club on Monday, October 1, 2012. Participants and sponsors enjoyed a beautiful day of golf in the company of good friends. The night before the Tournament, the 2nd Annual BBQ Throwdown competition was held at the home of Ben Bentzin. Parents and supporters enjoyed delicious BBQ sponsored by Schmidt Family BBQ and blues music by the Peterson Brothers Band. We appreciate all of the hard work by our parent chefs in making the Throwdown possible. Thanks to our wonderful Co-Chairs, Bill McMeans and Jay Watson, and the tireless efforts of our fabulous committee members, we were able to raise $38,700. Also, a special thanks to Tim Gigliotti for chairing the BBQ Throwdown and making it so much fun! Thank you all for your support!


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WAYS YOU CAN GIVE TO ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC ACADEMY BEQUESTS Consider a perpetual gift to St. Michael’s. By including St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in your will, you can be a part of the education of future generations. You can bequeath a percentage of your estate, a fixed dollar amount, or specified personal property to St. Michael’s Catholic Academy.

CASH & PLEDGES Cash gifts are immediately available for use by St. Michael’s. Cash gifts may be unrestricted or restricted to special projects. Pledges enable donors to show support immediately and pay when convenient.

DEFERRED GIFTS Our tax advisor can discuss various trusts and other forms of deferred contributions that can benefit St. Michael’s Catholic Academy and provide life income for you or your loved one.

LIFE INSURANCE A gift of life insurance is a wonderful way to make a significant gift to St. Michael’s Catholic Academy. An existing policy may be donated or a new policy purchased. St. Michael’s should be named as the beneficiary and premiums are tax deductible.

MATCHING GIFTS More than 1,000 employers will match gifts to St. Michael’s Catholic Academy. Obtain matching gifts forms from the personnel office of your employer. St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Annual Report



others use estate and tax planning techniques to plan

Art, antiques, jewelry, and rare books are examples of

for charitable giving in ways that maximize the gift and/

gifts of personal property that are deductible for income

or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate. Whether

tax purposes at their fair market value.

a donor uses appreciated securities/stock, real estate, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance,


a retirement plan, trusts, or an annuity, the benefits of a

Gifts of real estate usually allow the avoidance of the capital

planned gift can make this type of charitable giving very

gains tax and provide a charitable deduction. Lifetime

attractive to both the donor and the nonprofit. By contrast,

occupancy of a donated residence may be retained.

gifts to the annual fund are generally made from a donor’s discretionary income, and while they may be budgeted

SECURITIES Appreciated stocks or bonds can be donated to St. Michael’s and may be deducted for income tax purposes at full, fair market value on the date of transfer with no significant capital gains liability.

for, they are not considered planned giving. One donor who understood the value of maximizing a planned gift was Monsignor Richard McCabe. Monsignor McCabe worked with the founding members of the school to create St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, and was widely


considered a beloved friend of the school. At the time

You can make contributions to any 501(c) 3 not-for-profit

of his passing, Monsignor designated St. Michael’s as the

organization of your choice through United Way. Just

beneficiary of a $100,000 life insurance policy. By only

ask your United Way representative how to designate

paying a small amount for the policy, he was able to make

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy as the recipient of your

a significant gift in the form of an endowed scholarship

United Way contribution.

to help minority students with a financial need attend St.

PLANNED GIVING: Planned giving may be defined as a method of supporting a nonprofit that enables donors to make gifts larger than

Michael’s. Monsignor McCabe’s planned gift will ensure his legacy at the school will live on in perpetuity as an endowed scholarship for generations of students.

they could make from their regular income. While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor,

ENDOWMENTS The St. Michael’s Catholic Academy endowment consists of funds given to the school that are invested in perpetuity. Endowed funds can be unrestricted, providing a resource that can be used to meet current school priorities and exciting new opportunities as they arise, or can be designated for specific purposes, including scholarships for students. We are grateful for all of the generous donors who have so strongly believed in the future of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy. If you would like to support St. Michael’s Catholic Academy by establishing an endowment or making a gift to one of our established funds, please contact Peggy Hanley, Director of Development, at (512) 328-2323 or 16

Leroy and Lola Bednar Endowment

Msgr. Richard E. McCabe Endowment

Beverly Nash Bell Endowment

Brendan P. Mooney Endowed Scholarship

Patrick Brown Endowment

Al Ramos Endowment

“Deacon” Crain Endowment Dehan Endowment Klepac Endowment

Seton Healthcare Family Endowment SMCA Thrift Shoppe Endowment

Father Vincent Lopez Endowment

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GRANDPARENTS’ DAY Each year, we are pleased to host a special day in which we welcome our grandparents and grand friends to join in the daily life of our campus. Grand Day was celebrated on November 1, 2012. The day included a campus tour, an all-school Mass for All Saints’ Day, and a delicious lunch in Café Loredo. We had the best turnout yet, and are excited that the students were able to have so many loved ones visit them here at school! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this a memorable event!

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UNA NOCHE EN ESPAÑA GALA CO-CHAIRS Debbie Beck Karen Rudy Colorful Flamenco dancers and musicians entertained guests at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy annual gala, Una Noche En Espana, at the Barton Creek Resort on Saturday evening. The beautiful event also included a cocktail reception and silent auction, an energetic live auction, and dancing with Austin’s favorites The Nightowls.

“This is

our largest fundraiser of the year,” explained Director of Development Peggy Hanley, “and it’s a great time for our families, friends, faculty, and alumni to join together in celebration and fellowship while supporting St. Michael’s students.” Mike Volonnino, Interim Principal, spoke to the crowd about exciting technology changes taking place on campus and introduced a moving video created by students from the multi-media class. “Graduates of St. Michael’s go to some of the most prestigious colleges in the country and many will return to Austin to lead the next generation,” Volonnino remarked. “Our over-reaching goal is for St. Michael’s to replicate the university environment, in form and function. Our curriculum drives college-level ideals: collaboration, independent inquiry, and student engagement. This legacy of excellence at St. Michael’s is made possible through the generosity of donors and the support of our community.”


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Linda Knebel

Trish Boushka

Susan Kohagen

Kimberly Bove

Peg Mickelson

Marc Bove

Amy Miller

Jeanne Caulo

Kathy Paz

Kim Coffey

Eric Paz

Rosalie Dowling

Annette Ramey

Liz Duron

Patty Reeh

Becky Frost

Mara Reilly

Laura Gibson

Pat Smith

Art Graf

Glenda Watters

Almudena Gutierrez

SPONSORS & UNDERWRITERS BARCELONA SPONSOR Giselle & Steve Rohleder VALENCIA SPONSOR Leslie & David Blanke/Diann & Jay Watson Stepping Stone Schools

GRANADA SPONSOR The Anderson Family Debbie & Frank Beck/ Karen & Randall Rudy Ben Bentzin & Karen Strnad/ Lynn & Gabe Tellechea Kathryn & Patrick Drew Mitzi & Chris Easley

SEVILLE SPONSOR Austin Cosmetic Dentistry Dr. John C. Schiro

Maureen & Bill Franz/Judy & Sonny Loredo

The Carlton Family

Michael & Heidi Muth

Cobra Legal Solutions, LLC The Gjerset Family

Cindy Matula & Fernando Sotelo

Erin & Kevin Pryzbocki

Renee & Earl Kilbride

DeeAnn & David Smith Heidi & Michael Muth IN-KIND SPONSORS AUCTION PADDLE UNDERWRITER Trish & Jim Boushka

Auction Source Maudie’s Milagro Tito’s Handmade Vodka

PHOTOBOOTH UNDERWRITER David & DeeAnn Smith St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Annual Report


HONOR ROLL OF DONORS The Honor Roll of Donors is made up of parents, faculty, staff, grandparents, alumni and friends whose annual gifts amount to $250 or more. Thank you to all these donors, we hope their leadership and generosity will inspire others for years to come.

VISIONARY $50,000 - $99,999

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mountain

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Drew

Scanlan Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. J. Britt Rodgers

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Haggerty

St. Michael’s Academy Thrift

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Rohleder

II Corinthians 9-7 Foundation


Mr. Jules Scruggs and Ms. Katy Wells

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kane

PATRON $25,000 - $49,999

Mr. and Mrs. Jay S. Watson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loughran

Mr. and Mrs. James Gjerset

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Wills

Dr. and Mrs. Jose A. Martinez

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Mooney

Mr. and Mrs. John Zapp

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Mooney

CRUSADER $10,000 - $24,999

CHAMPION $5,000 - $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Muth

Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beck

Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Olmstead


Mr. and Mrs. James Boeckman

Dr. and Mrs. William Paver

Mr. David and Dr. Leslie Blanke

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Boushka

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Phillips

Communities Foundation of Texas

Mr. and Mrs. David Bregger

Mr. and Ms. Kevin Przybocki

Diocese of Austin

Dr. and Mrs. Donald M. Carlton

Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Quinn

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Felice

Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Coffey

Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Corby

Sachem, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. William McMeans

Ms. Jeri DeAngelis

Dr. and Mrs. John Schiro Mr. and Mrs. David Sikora Stepping Stone Schools Strake Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Talbert The Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Foundation Dr. and Mrs. David W. Tybor


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LEADER $1,000 - $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Bale C. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Arun Andhavarapu Anonymous Mr. Don Bennett Mr. Ben Bentzin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Bernhardt Mr. and Mrs. Todd Biederman Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Bishop Mr. and Mrs. Donald Figer

Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Kilgo, Jr.

Mr. Ronald F. Fischer

Ms. Theresa L. King

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Flores

Mr. and Mrs. David J. Koch

Mr. and Mrs. John Flynn

Mr. and Mrs. Joel J. Kocher

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Franklin

Ms. Carolyn Y. Larochelle

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Franz

Dr. and Mrs. Shaun A. Maloney

Deanna K. Gallagher

GE Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher McCaul

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cole

Mr. and Mrs. James Gilmore

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. McGuigan

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Davis

Mr. Arthur Graf, III

Mr. and Mrs. T. Alan Mickelson

Mr. Hector Delgado and Mrs. Agnes

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Grief

Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Mitchell

Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Guarino

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Molina

Mr. and Mrs. James Haley

Moody Engineering Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hubenak

Dr. and Mrs. Eric Moody

Mr. Joseph B. Inge and Ms. Vivian A.

Mr. Robert Moser and Mrs. Sylvia



Jimick Products, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Reagan Nash

Joe B. Foster Family Foundation

Network for Good

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Nowlin

Dr. and Mrs. Earl Kilbride

Mr. Tim O’Hearn

Mr. and Ms. Gary Bowes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Butzin Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Carlton Mr. and Mrs. Ian Carnegie Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Caulo Mr. Thomas N. Cerovski and Mrs.

Seebass Mrs. Kathryn E. Denefe Mr. and Mrs. Brian DeRoeck Mr. Hans Dersch and Dr. Juliette Madrigal-Dersch Dr. and Mrs. Guy Diedrich Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Dowling Mr. and Mrs. Patton Drewett Mr. and Mrs. Chris Easley Mr. and Mrs. Charles Escutia

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PACESETTER $500 - $999 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ames Dr. and Ms. Michael Arguello Aspire by API Austin CEO Foundation Drs. John and Lori Babineau Ms. Debbie Balaguer Mr. Scott Balaguer Mr. and Mrs. Harris H. Bass Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ojeda Paver Family Foundation Mr. James Paver Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Pensock, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward Peters Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Peters Mr. Tony Pham Mr. and Mrs. David Potter Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Pylypec Very Rev. Bud Roland Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rousseau Mr. and Mrs. Randall D. Rudy Mr. Kevin Ryan Mr. and Mrs. William Schultz Schwab Charitable Fund Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Serra Mr. and Mrs. Mike Shutt Mr. and Mrs. David Smith Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Smith, III 22

Mr. Fernando Sotelo and Ms. Cindy Matula

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bednorz

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Soules

Ms. Joan S. Bentzin

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Spagnola

Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Bernacki

SSEB Enterprises, LP

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boggiano

St. Catherine of Siena

Mr. and Mrs. Christian Bourgeacq

St. Ignatius, Martyr, School

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Bove

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Stevenson

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Boykin

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Suffoletta

Ms. Ann Braziel

The Ben Bentzin Family Fund

Dr. and Mrs. George Cantu

The Haggerty Family Foundation The John C. and Carolyn Noonan Parmer Private Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Fred Trudeau Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Watters Wells Fargo Business Banking Westlake Securities Mr. and Mrs. Brad Wiewel Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Woods

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Beck

Mr. and Mrs. Toby Capello Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Capelo Mr. Rudy Colmenero Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cook Mr. and Mrs. Mark Craig Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dautel Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Luis De La Garza Mr. and Mrs. Brendan P. Doyle

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Mr. Tyler J. Duffy

Mr. and Mrs. E. Clark Lutz

Mr. and Mrs. Rock T. Thweatt

Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Eichler

Mr. Arturo Martin-De-Nicolas

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Vander Ploeg

Mr. Michael Eide and Ms. Sarah

Mr. and Mrs. Martin W. McGarry

Mr. Kerry Watson and Mrs. Pamela A.

Walton Mr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Essl Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Fenton Mr. and Mrs. Sabas C. Flores Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Frost Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garcia Grainger Matching Charitable Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. Robin Green Mr. Carl Gromatzky and Ms. Lydia

Ms. Tiffany Merkel Mr. and Mrs. Barry Meyer Mitchell and Colmenero LLP National Instruments Mr. and Mrs. Sayed Nicolas Mr. and Mrs. Eric Paz

Lenart Ms. Barbara Weiss Mr. Randall Weiss and Mrs. Amy Miller Dr. Donald T. Wells Westbank Dry Cleaning Ms. Eileen Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Brent Reeh Roberts Termite & Pest Control, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Schneider, Jr.


Mr. and Mrs. Wayne D. Schrader

Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Gutierrez

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Skymba

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hahn

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Snodell

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hammel

Mr. and Mrs. Don Stevens

Ms. Peggy Hanley

Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Swartz

Mr. and Mrs. Colin Hodges

Target - Take Charge of Education

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Honeycutt

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Tellechea

PARTNER $250 - $499 Mr. and Mrs. Raul Allegre Austin Learning Center Mr. and Mrs. Jack P. Barber Mr. Joe Bernier Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Browne Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Bush Mr. and Mrs. Edward Butler Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Callegari

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Jacobson John C. Babineau, D.M.D. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Knebel Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kohfield Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Laube Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Leasure Mr. James Lemos and Mrs. Sarah Luna Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Long Mr. Sonny and Dr. Judy Loredo St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Annual Report


Dr. and Mrs. Philip Cannata

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Melcer

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Coats

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Heinlein

Mrs. JoAnne Milette

College Nannies & Tutors

Mr. and Mrs. Majd Hinedi

Ms. Erin Miller

Data Masters

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Hodapp

Mr. Brian Moreland and Mrs. Kathryn

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeVries

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jehl

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Dolce

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kiser

Dominican Community of Austin, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kuchenrither

Mr. and Mrs. Luis M. Duron

Leif Johnson Ford, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Ragan Edgerly

Mr. Leslie Lilly and Dr. Soncia Reagins-

Mr. and Mrs. Josh Epstein Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Frantz Freeze Softball Mr. and Mrs. Jack Garrett Mr. Rolando Garza and Mrs. Cecilia

Geiger Mr. and Mrs. John Opperman Oracle Matching Gifts Program Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parks


Mr. and Mrs. Wade Pellerin

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mahon

Mr. and Mrs. Erik Pitts

Mr. Steve Malachowski

Pure Austin Fitness

Mr. and Mrs. Humberto Maldonado

Dr. Thomas Roland and Ms. Janey Marks

Dr. Charlotte C. May


Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McDonald, III

Mr. David Gilmer and Ms. Pamela

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McElhenny



Mr. Robert and Dr. Shari Paver

McElhenny Woodworks, LP

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ruggio Safeway, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Saitas

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Mr. and Mrs. John R. Schneider

Austin Classical Guitar Society

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Boushka

Mr. and Mrs. Brian M. Senn

Austin Cosmetic Dentistry

Bradford Renaissance Portraits Corp.

Austin Country Club

Britelites Studio

Austin Custom Winery

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Bush


Austin Learning Center

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Butler

Mr. D. Scott Woolley

Austin Skeletal Trauma Specialists

Capra & Cavelli

Mr. and Ms. Greg Wysocki

Austin Skin Dermatology

Cat Mattingly Photography

Austin Steam Train Association

C’est Chic! Gift Boutique


Back Home Furniture

Cinemark Hill Country Galleria

3 Threads

Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Mr. and Mrs. Steven T. Coffey

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beck

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cole

All Star Burger


Collectic Home

Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett Anderson

Ben Archer Insurance

College Nannies & Tutors

Arbor Car Wash & Lube Center

BK Nails & Spa

Craig O’s Pizza & Pastaria

ART on 5th Gallery

Blanton Museum of Art

Dr. and Mrs. Guy Diedrich

Aspire by API

Blazer Tag Adventure Center

Discount Tire

Auction Source

Body Business Health Club & Spa

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Dowling

Austin Aztex Soccer

Capt. Stephen Boriskie

Mr. and Mrs. Max Duncan

Mr. and Mrs. Lance Sharp Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Shea Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Smith St. John Neumann Catholic Church Ms. Elizabeth Stavinoha Mr. and Mrs. Alan P. Stoner Mr. and Mrs. Brad Urry Dr. Ned Vanders Mr. and Ms. Arthur Vasquez Mr. and Mrs. George D. Welleck Wells Fargo Bank Mr. Rick Whiteley and Mrs. Robin

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Mr. and Mrs. Chris Easley

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kohfield

Perri Berri

Embellish Nails & Boutique

Kuk Sool Won of Oak Hill Martial Arts

Peterson Brothers Bank

Fastframe & the Westlake Gallery

Kurant Events

Piatti Restaurant

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Felice

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

Precision Camera

Fonda San Miguel

Mr. and Mrs. Layne Levine

Provencal Home & Garden

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Franklin

Ms. Michelle Loeper

Pure Austin Fitness

Game Plan Entertainment

Logo Charms, LLC

Rae Cosmetics

Ms. Suzanne Gandy

Luke’s Locker

Revolution Prep


Lupe Tortilla

Robin Jackson Photography

Grey Rock Tennis Club

Magnolia Cafe

Round Rock Express Baseball Club

Gro Boutique

Mangieri’s Pizza Cafe

Mr. and Mrs. Randall D. Rudy


Maudie’s Tex-Mex

Sail & Ski Center

Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Gutierrez

Mr. and Mrs. William McMeans

Sanctuary Gift Boutique

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hahn

McSpadden’s Tire & Automotive

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Schneider, Jr.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Mickelson

Mr. Stewart Scruggs

Mokara Hotel & Spa

Shady Grove

More Than A Teacher

Silver Papery

Natural Gardener

SMCA Athletic Department

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Mr. and Mrs. David Smith

Oak Hill Eye Care

Schmidt Family BBQ

Oh Yeah!

Soledad Transportation

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Mr. Fernando Sotelo and Ms. Cindy

Spa Hibiscus Imports Hopdoddy Burger Bar Horseshoe Bay Resort Hudson’s on the Bend Jake’s Del Mar James Avery Craftsman Jason’s Deli Jeff Loftin Photography Jiffy Lube/Heartland Automotive, Inc. Kendra Scott Design Kimball Bonamici Design Kittleman Photography 26

Open Arms P. Terry’s Burger Stand Paella Mix PAIYH Dance Studios Parkcrest Cleaners Parmida Home Store

Matula Starbuck’s Steve Armstrong Photography Sugar Hill Spa SUP ATX Mr. Andy Swortfiguer St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Annual Report

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Talbert

The Paramount & State Theatres

Mr. Roderick Welsh

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Tellechea

The Seafood Lover Inc.

Westbank Dry Cleaning

Texas Hills Vineyard

The Secret Garden

Westbank Flower Market

Texas Honey Ham

The Spa at Torrey Pines

Ms. Maureen A. Whelan

Texas Performing Arts

The Wiewel Law Firm

Whole Foods

Texas Surf Camps

Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Yogurt Planet

The County Line, Inc.

Torrey Pines Golf Course

Young & Fabulous

The Finish Line

Tri-All Fitness

Z Tejas

The Grove Wine Bar/Kitchen


The Hills Dental Spa

Vom Fass

The Home Depot

Water 2 Wine

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Waterloo Records

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MISSION St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is a college-preparatory school founded by laity within the Diocese of Austin to serve a diverse student body. Combining academic excellence with faith formation and co-curricular learning opportunities, St. Michael’s prepares the whole student for leadership, service and decision-making consistent with Catholic values.

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy 3000 Barton Creek Blvd. Austin, Texas 78735 512-328-2323


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