Celebration 2022

Thank you for joining us on April 28!

Thank you for partnering with us in our mission and the many ways in which you support Mother McAuley. As stewards of your donations, we are committed to maintaining an institution not only known for academic excellence, but also one that operates efficiently and that responds to the financial challenges facing many of our families. It truly is extraordinary to see how committed you are to making the Lifetime Advantage of a Mother McAuley education accessible for all families who desire it!

Let's paint the town red!


2022 Honorees

Chris (Gallagher ‘72) and Mark Sever and the Gallagher Family

Catherine McAuley Leadership Award

Mary Acker Klingenberger ‘75, Retiring President

A Toast of Gratitude for Faithful Service

Sister Cathleen Cahill, RSM

Life Trustee


Peggy Evans Rourke '76

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement Committee

Peggy Evans Rourke '76, Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Kate Shannon Boyle '82
Sister Cathleen Cahill, RSM
Anne Czarnecki '98
Kate Scully Krebsbach '05
Ellen Roche Napleton '68
Ellie Brett Ryan '82
Maura Clarke Saas '87
Nancy Schwaller '83

Board of Trustees

Carol Martinelli Bartucci ’81, Chair
Mary Acker Klingenberger ‘75, President
Tim Doody  
Betty Kosky Harn '82
Beth Hart
Patrick Hurless
Emelie Ilarde '87, MD
Sr. Kathleen McClelland, RSM
Laurel Azzarello McGrath '72
Robert Millerick
Ellen Napleton Roche ‘68
Jil Simpson Ross '82
Dan Rowan, MD
Ellie Brett Ryan ‘82
Vania Montero Wit '86
Cheryle Wittert

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Bigane Paving / Anne Bigane Wilson '76
Cotter Consulting, Inc. / Anne Edwards Cotter ‘73
A Friend of McAuley
A Friend of McAuley
A Friend of McAuley
A Friend of McAuley
First Midwest Bank
The Lombard Company
Mary Ann Benjamin Marks ‘64
PCS International
Wight & Company

Kate Shannon Boyle ‘82/@properties
Country House
A Friend of McAuley
Francis J. Houlihan and Family
Season Comfort

Beverly Bank / Wintrust Community Bank
Tim and Lisa (Rooney ‘81) Doody
A Friend of McAuley
Herff Jones / Jim Cranley
William Quinn & Sons Landscaping
Rytech, LLC
Service Unlimited / Paul Rossetti
Carol Groesbeck Sullivan '68
Mariyana Spyropoulos '82

Past Honorees

Catherine McAuley Leadership Award

Sr. Brian Costello, RSM
Sr. Colette Jolie, RSM
Martin Ozinga
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Rose and Matt Lamb
Sr. Catherine Gallager, RSM
Richard and Dorothy Prendergast
Mrs. Jo McGrath Kean
Sr. Rosemary Connelly, RSM
Michael and George Lombard
Sr. Corinne Raven, RSM
Sr. Catherine Mary Norris, DC ‘65
Bishop Raymond E. Goedert, DD
Richard and Christine Guzior
Colleen Lamb Ferrara ‘77
Francis Houlihan
Alderman Ginger Rugai, 19th Ward, Chicago
Raymond and Mary Ellen Schwaller
Joan P. Claussen
Francis Gallagher
Ave Hayes Green
William and Helen Brett
George and Virginia Eck
Honorable Gloria Grace Coco ‘68
Sr. Rose Wiorek, RSM
Stephen and Winifred Gardner Ligda ‘59
Napleton Family
Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S.
The Bigane Family
Mary Kean Coffey ‘63
Fran Robinson '74
Sallie Wiechern King '68 and Ken King
Father Jack Wall
Kelly O'Connor Heneghan '95
John Coleman, Esq.
Mike and Anne Cullen
Richard and Maryjeanne Burke
Matt and Cara (Dunne '94) O'Shea

Distinguished Alumnae Award

Sheila Butler King '64
Sister Honora McNicholas, RSM '50
Mary Carey '63
Mary Kay Barron '82
Sister Sue Sanders, RSM '69
Mary Anne Hennessy Capron '75
Sister Jean McGrath, CSJ '62
Margaret O'Connell Nykaza '72
Anne Edwards Cotter '73
Alex Meneses Simpson '83
Barbara Moore Pasquinelli '57
Laura Shallow '75
Marion McFarland '55
Boyle Family 
Jennifer Costello Fortner '94

Agatha O'Brien Catholic Service Award

Father Marty O'Donovan
Sister Sheila Lyne, RSM

Life Trustees

Francis Houlihan
Robert Kuenster
Sister Teresa Maltby, RSM, D.Mn.
Sister Betty Smith, RSM
Carol Groesbeck Sullivan '68 
Sister Susan Sanders '69 RSM, PhD
Carole Intrieri Wilson '68
Sister Marion “Dolly” Cypser ‘63, RSM
Steve Ligda
Raymond Lazzara
Sister Ruth Mutchler, RSM
Sister Mary Catherine McDonagh, RSM
Susan Scully Schultz '73
Sister Patricia A. Murphy, RSM
John Scanlan