The administration and students of St. Charles are supported by the volunteer service and guidance of several groups, including:
-The St. Charles Advisory Board
-The St. Charles Alumni Association and Governing Board
-Click here to learn about The St. Charles Mothers Club
Read more about these groups and their members below
The St. Charles Advisory Board serves the school and its principal in an advisory role
Saint Charles Preparatory School Advisory Board Membership – Summer 2016
Thomas J. Mackessy ’77, Chairman
Rev. Charles F. Klinger ’61 ; Paul S. LeCorgne ;
Craig S. Lee ’77 ; Alex P. Loehrer ’94 ;
Rev. Michael J. Lumpe ’78 ; Rachel Lustig;
John T. Mackessy ’78 ; Steven A. Miller ’77;
Martin L. Savko, Jr. ’07; Thomas P. Schindler ’92 ;
Marian K. Schuda, M.D. ; Derek P. Sharp ’82
Michael P. Stickney ; Daniel P. Sullivan ’83 ;
Zachary M. Swisher ’95; Patrick Vaccaro, M.D.
Kathleen Wodarcyk, M.D.
Rev. William L. Arnold ’70 ; Albert J. Bell ’78 ;
Hugh J. Dorrian ’53 ; Msgr. William A. Dunn ’57 ;
*James P. Finn ’65 ; Charles W. Gehring Sr. ’74 ;
*Paul G. Heller ’82; *Robert W. Horner III ’79 ;
Thomas L. Horvath ’65 ; Matthew A. Howard ’58 ;
Joseph M. Isbell ’83 ; *Timothy M. Kelley ’76 ;
Thomas M. O’Leary ’64 ; David L. Pemberton, Jr. ’79 ;
Daniel L. Rankin III ’53 ; Michael J. Rankin, M.D. ’77 ;
John J. Ritz ’47 ; T. Jay Ryan III ’76 ;
Thomas N. Ryan, D.D.S. ’58 ; Msgr. David V. Sorohan ’59 (College) ;
Press C. Southworth III ’65 ; Richard R. Stedman ’54 ;
Henry J. Sherowski ; Michael M. Sullivan ’58
*George G. Vargo ’58.
* Former Board Chairmen
-Louis J. Fabro ’83, Director of Alumni Affairs & Communications – Board Secretary
-James R. Lower, Principal
-Michael H. Duffy, Director of Development
-Michael F. Welsch, Development Officer
The St. Charles Alumni Association offers graduates a great opportunity to share some of their time and talents with the Cardinal community and the school. The Association organizes and sponsors events such as the annual Spaghetti Dinner, Alumni Golf Outing and Homecoming.
If you would like to learn more about the St. Charles Alumni Association, attend a meeting or become a member of the group’s Governing Board, or to volunteer your time and energy at one of the group’s community events, please contact Louis J. Fabro ’83, Director of Alumni Affairs & Communications, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 614-252-9288 ext. 21.
Get reacquainted with St. Charles and the great things its students and alumni are accomplishing!
The Alumni Association Meeting Schedule:
All alumni are invited to attend St. Charles Alumni Association meetings! They are held in August, January and May in the Advisory Board Emeritus Conference Room in our Student Services & Fine Arts Center starting at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming meeting dates for 2016-21017: August 2016; January 2017 and May 2017
This is a great opportunity for you to share some of your time and talents with the St. Charles community. The Alumni Association also sponsors events like the St. Charles Spaghetti Dinner, Father/Son Mass and Breakfast , Alumni Golf Outing and Homecoming. Get reacquainted with St. Charles and the great things its students and alumni are accomplishing!
The 2016-2017 St. Charles Alumni Association Governing Board
President …Sean A. Whalen ’99
Vice President…Liam Gruz ’01
Board Members (*indicates past President)
*Gerard M. Barrow, Sr. ’72 ; Homer V. Beard ’46
Philip C. Caito ’72 ; Damion M. Clifford ’95
Brent T. Foley ’98 ; John F. Gibbons, Jr. ’81
Kyle T. Gleich ’05 ; James M. Greenhalge ’88
Michael J. Jarosi ’85 ; Hon. Sean V. McCarthy ’87
*Andrew V. Piccolantonio ’97 ; *Michael S. Probst ’89
William H. Prophater, Jr. ’86 ; Christian J. Rether ’92
Joe Ridgeway ’57 ; Robert L. Selhorst ’74
*Deacon Marion E. Smithberger ’72
Jason M. Younger ’89 ; Zachary A. Pavol ’00
Corey D. Belcher ’95, Ryan W. Donovan ’06, Philip Hall ’47; John F. Kramer ’74,
Christopher S. “Shea” Marmion ’95, Christopher M. Moore ’05, David T. O’Reilly ’88 and Kevin M. Ryan ’95,*Robert S. Ryan ’89 and Loren C. Stone ’87 and Matthew Weger ’89
Louis J. Fabro ’83, Director of Alumni Affairs & Communications
Jim Lower, Principal
Michael H. Duffy, Director of Development
Michael Welsch, Development Officer
All alumni of St. Charles Preparatory School are deemed members of the “Association” which provides service to St. Charles by helping the school in four essential areas:
A. Ambassadorial service: Members of the Association promote the school to friends, neighbors, and their colleagues. This includes opportunities to speak to parents and young men about the wonderful opportunities available at St. Charles.
B. Social Activities: The Association fosters goodwill among all alumni of St. Charles Preparatory School by volunteering at school functions and organizing alumni social events, with special emphasis on encouraging alumni to become re-acquainted with their alma mater. Such activities would include the St. Charles Spaghetti Dinner, the Father/Son Mass and Breakfast, and the annual Alumni Open golf outing.
C. Financial support: The Association supports the mission of Bishop James Hartley, that any boy wishing to attend St. Charles should be admitted regardless of his family’s ability to pay. The Association and all its members are encouraged to support the school financially during each Annual and Capital Campaigns; to help build endowments; donate a gift from your company to our annual Silent Auction or other charity event.
D. Support the school administration: To provide guidance from an alumni perspective on relevant school issues; to help maintain the alumni database and leadership rosters by creating instruments to collect updated alumni information; to contribute to school publications, like the Cardinal magazine, by contributing articles and information to update alumni and friends of Association events and activities.
–The St. Charles Mothers Club: Long-time contributors to St. Charles Success
Student and alumni mothers have contributed in many ways to the success of St. Charles since the school’s establishment in 1923. The first women’s organization at St. Charles was the Stagecrafters Mothers’ Club, which was known originally as the “Stagecrafters Associates.” It was organized in 1945 in support of the school’s theatrical productions by Monsignor Joseph A. Cousins, four years after the Campus Theater was completed.
Today, the Mothers Club remains involved in many important activities at St. Charles. One of those is the school’s annual Cardinal Christmas Silent Auction and Dinner. Several others include: two “faculty appreciation” luncheons, the annual Open House each November, putting on a ‘”Craft Night” and the Mother & Son Dinner Dance.
Visit their page at https://www.stcharlesprep.org/parents/mothers-club/