Supporting Organizations

Supporting Organizations

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
-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 – Winter 2015

Paul G. Heller ’82, Chairman

Thomas J. Mackessy ’77,  Vice Chairman

Albert J. Bell ’78 ;   Thomas L. Horvath ’65 ;

Joseph M. Isbell ’83 ; Rev. Charles F. Klinger ’61 ;

Paul S. LeCorgne ; Craig S. Lee ’77 ;

Alex P. Loehrer ’94 ; Rev. Michael J. Lumpe ’78 ;

John T. Mackessy ’78 ; Steven A. Miller ’77;

David L. Pemberton, Jr. ’79 ; Michael J. Rankin, M.D. ’77 ;

Thomas P. Schindler ’92 ; Marian K. Schuda, M.D. ;

Michael P. Stickney ; Daniel P. Sullivan ’83 ;

Patrick Vaccaro, M.D. and Kathleen Wodarcyk, M.D.


Emeritus Members

Rev. William L. Arnold ’70 ; Hugh J. Dorrian ’53 ;

Msgr. William A. Dunn ’57 ; *Louis V. Fabro ’49 ;

*James P. Finn ’65 ; Charles W. Gehring Sr. ’74 ;

*Robert W. Horner III ’79 ; Matthew A. Howard ’58 ;

*Timothy M. Kelley ’76 ; Mrs. Patricia D. Kletzly ;

Thomas M. O’Leary ’64 ; Daniel L. Rankin III ’53 ;

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 and *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 or call him at 614-252-9288 ext. 21.

Get reacquainted with St. Charles and the great things its students and alumni are accomplishing!

St. Charles Alumni Association Governing Board Membership – Spring 2014

Sean A. Whalen ’99, President

Liam Gruzs ’01, Vice President

Brent Foley’88, Secretary

Gerard M. Barrow, Sr. ’72 ; Homer V. Beard ’46 ;

Philip C. Caito ’72 ; Damion M. Clifford ’95 ;

John F. “Jack” Gibbons, Jr. ’81 ;  James M. Greenhalge ’88

Michael J. Jarosi ’85 ; Sean McCarthy ’87

Zachary A. Pavol ’00 ; Andrew V. Piccolantonio ’97 ;

Michael S. Probst ’89; William H. Prophater, Jr. ’86 ;

Christian J. Rether ’92 ;

Joseph A. Ridgeway, Jr. ’57 ; Robert S. Ryan ’89 ;

Robert L. Selhorst ’74 ; Deacon Marion E. Smithberger ’72 ;

Jason M. Younger ’89 & Matthew Weger ’89.

Auxiliary members:
Corey Belcher ’95 ; Philip Hall ’47;  Jack Kramer ’72; Dr. Joseph M. Mess ’02;  Christopher Moore ’05 and David O’Reilly ’88



-Louis J. Fabro ’83, Director of Alumni Affairs & Communications

-James R. Lower, Principal
-Michael H. Duffy, Director of Development
-Michael F. Welsch, Development Officer



Upcoming Alumni and Community Events

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  2014-21015:  August 14, 2014; January 22, 2015 and May 28, 2015

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!


Event dates for the upcoming 2014-2015 School Year

SC-Aquinas Golf Challenge; Riviera G.C., 9:00 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014
Combined All-Class Reunion ’14; Classes of ’59,’64, ’69 Fri., Sat, Sun., Aug. 29-31, 2015
74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, 09; Home FB vs. Dublin Coffman HS


St. Charles Alumni Golf Outing; Riviera C.C.; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2014

Homecoming FB Game; SC vs. Cincinnati LaSalle; 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014

Feast Day Mass & Borromean Medals; 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Borromean Lecture: Noon Friday, November 14, 2014
Fr. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., president of Loyola University Chicago

Thanksgiving. Mass & Dist. Alumnus Awards: 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2014


Silent Auction & Cardinal Christmas: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014


Spaghetti Dinner: Noon – 7 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2015

Father/Son Mass & Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015


Cardinal Society Members Reception; May 2015 , DTBD

Graduation Friday, May 29, 2015


Platinum Reunion (1927-1963): 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 17,2015


St. Charles vs. Aquinas Golf Challenge; Friday, July 21, 2015 – The Highlands Golf Course

2015 Combined All-Class Reunion – 2015 Labor day Weekend – September 4-5 for the Classes of ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, ’05, & ’10.

Paired with the…St. Charles Alumni Golf Outing;  1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2015 – Location TBD



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.

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