Juniors and seniors will have an exciting new opportunity in the 2020-21 school year thanks to BC’s strong partnership with Saint Francis University. BC alumni can play a role in helping students to take advantage of this new program. This may be especially interesting to BC grads who also graduated from SFU.
In the 2020-21 school year, Saint Francis University will offer online courses to juniors and seniors at Bishop Carroll. The cost for these courses will be significantly lower than taking the same courses on campus, helping families and giving students the advantage of earning college credits while they are in high school. This is a tremendous benefit of BC’s strong relationship with SFU!
Despite the lower cost, this opportunity may still be out of reach for some families. Alumni can help by contributing funds that will be dedicated to aiding students who otherwise would not be able to participate. This is a perfect way for alumni to give back, especially if you are a graduate of both BC and SFU!
A donation of $600 will sponsor one course for one student. Donations of any amount are appreciated to help offset the cost for one or multiple students.
Bishop Carroll is blessed to have a world-class university in its backyard. Faculty and administrators work hard to make sure students can access and benefit from the many opportunities that SFU makes available. Alumni and friends of Bishop Carroll can be part of this relationship, too!
“To err is human, to forgive divine.” Thank goodness, because I am writing to seek forgiveness from some of our loyal and valued alumni and friends.
After mailing our last Bishop Carroll News, which included the 2019-20 Honor Roll of Donors, my phone lit up. Regrettably, I made a mistake when I pulled the annual donor report from our database system, causing a sizable list of donors to be excluded.
I am so grateful for the calls I received and, most of all, for the grace all of these donors showed to me when I realized then explained the error I had made. Part of what makes my work at Bishop Carroll so meaningful is the opportunity to connect with our loyal alumni and friends—I felt terrible that I had unintentionally left so many of them off our donor list. I’m pleased to now list all of you below this article. Your names will also appear in the next issue of the Bishop Carroll News later this spring.
As a relative newcomer to Bishop Carroll’s team, I am still learning. Please accept my sincere apology and know that you can reach me anytime with questions, corrections or concerns.
Loyal Support Club Richard Chimelewski and Jennifer Shrift 1971 Judine Hertzog 1967 Robert Dillon 1963 Kathy (Eckenrode) Getz 1976 TheresaLieb Thelma (Schrift)Long 1965 Patrick Shaughnessey 1967 Dave Stossel 1974 Jeffrey Westrick 1976 Barbara (Wirfel) Henzel 1983 Stephen Kazmer 1966 Edward Kirsch 1968 William Suwinski 1970 Francis Holtz 1975 Joseph Seliga
Aquinas Club Catherine Bender 2015 Paul Bills 1970 Nicholas Damin 1998 Paul Dillon and Susan Kirsch 1971 Joseph Golden 1995 James Leahey 1982 Elizabeth (Shaughnessey) Lee 1969 Sharon (Traino) Magley 1968 Consiglia Martynuska 1970 Rose Ann McMullen 1966 Bonnie (Campbell) Neal 1968 Loretta Parrish 1967 William Rhoades and Marie Strittmatter 1972 Paul Shank 1978 Dennis Thompson 1965 Barry Zaffuto 1972 Robert Zakrzwski 1980 Louise Kline 1969 Kevin Blais 2017
Blue and White Club Andrew and Patricia (Westrick) Bezek 1967 Geraldine Ciesielka 1973 James Cronauer 1963 James Eckenrode 1977 Lon and Shirley (Dumm) Good 1964 Barbara (Glova) Gray 1964 Annette Hines 1979 Andrea Holtz 1977 Theresa Kerfonta 1964 Michael Klapak 1970 James Kline 1964 Heidi (Hodge) Kopchik 1981 Pamela (Hahn) Ley 1986 Melissa (Markovich) Miller 1969 Cynthia Moll 1968 Kenneth and Linda (Itle) Morchesky 1964 Connor Semelsberger 2013 Harold Smith 1963 John Sweeney 1973 Michele (Rutka)Weakland 1968 Mary (Wasil) Weaver 1968 Rosemary (Glova) Zenone 1964 Scott Delauter 1989 John Bem 1965 Charles Eck 1969 Janice (Gregory) Gobert 1972 Edith and Mark Hertzog Joseph and Regina (Shrift) Itle 1965 John Krug 1970 Michael Miller 1984 Eugene Myers 1967 John and Theresa (Stopka) Scanlan 1969
Husky Club Ralph and Elaine (Gavlak) Zajac 1965 Patrick and Kevin (Parrish) McMullen 1965 Judith Voytko 1975 Michael Vargo 1964
Sr. Frances Mary Murray Club Stanley Carson 1971 Rene Damin 1970 Richard Golden 1968 Marie McCombie 1970
Rev. Msgr. Faber J. Malloy Club Kathleen Capon Donald and Karen DeGol 1965 Kenneth Harchick 1963 Robert Kolar 1963 Joseph Krug 1969 Ralph and Mary Beth (Ludwig) Lieb 1965 Joseph and Suzanne (Long) Pearson 1968 Richard Prostejovsky Bernard Smith 1964 Philip Woo Donald and Lorie (Eget) Ratchford 1986 Vernon Litzinger 1963
Bishop Carroll’s greatest asset is its strong and loyal family of alumni and friends. You are one of thousands of graduates who experienced the life-changing benefits of Catholic education firsthand. You are making a difference in the world, like all your fellow alumni, in your own way. Imagine what we can accomplish together.
You’ve heard about Bishop Carroll’s Our Tradition, Our Future campaign and how critical it is to the sustainability of our facilities and generations of students to come. This project is also an opportunity for every class and every graduate to leave a legacy in honor of their BC experience.
While thinking about a capital campaign gift may seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. For example, if you can give just $10, $15 or $25 a month, you can make a major impact on this project.
In any project like this 100% participation is rare. So what’s possible? Ten percent? Twenty? Consider this:
If just 15% of alumni from every graduating class contributed $10/month over five years, that collective support—more than $600,000—would lift our campaign total to more than $1.2 million, surpassing our phase 1 goal.
Soon you’ll be hearing from a class representative to learn more about the project. Please consider whether you can be part of Our Tradition, Our Future, at $10/month or at a level that is manageable and meaningful to you.