Celebration 2019

Thank you to all who joined us for another fabulous Celebration on Friday, February 1, 2019. The evening was a grand success in raising funds to support student tuition assistance. 61% of our students receive aid. This would not be possible without the help of our donors, who are an important partner in our students' success. THANK YOU!

Please enjoy this video where a few of our families share in their own words what donor support and assistance means to them.




Richard and Maryjeanne Burke - Catherine McAuley Leadership Awardees 2019

Richard (Dick) and Maryjeanne Burke have channeled their deep commitment to their faith into serving various charitable, civic, and educational institutions throughout Chicago. Both Dick and Maryjeanne have served on the Catholic Charities Board of Advisors, and the Burke Family Fund provides key financial support to Catholic Charities programs. Dick is a trustee of the Shedd Aquarium and a past vice chair and board member of University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He also is on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School and a past president of the Irish Fellowship and Cultural Educational Foundation. As a trustee of the Daniel P. Haerther Charitable Trust, Dick has been instrumental in overseeing scholarship awards that have benefitted past and current McAuley students. Today, 12 McAuley students have the distinction of being Haerther Scholars.

Sister Mary Catherine McDonagh, RSM - Life Trustee 2019

Sister Mary had a passion for education and “teaching children to dream big.” A former educator, she taught in Catholic schools in both Wisconsin and Illinois. She is an alumna of Mercy High School in Chicago and attended Saint Xavier College before joining the Mercy order after her sophomore year. She is the former ministry director for the Sisters of Mercy and for the past 28 years, has worked at Misericordia. Sr. Mary served on the Board of Mother McAuley from 1985 to 1987.

Susan Scully Schultz ‘73 - Life Trustee 2019

Susan serves as Executive Director, Counsel to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CME Group. She is the second of six children, with two sisters, Kimberly and Moira, who also are proud McAuley alumnae. Susan is involved in her parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glenview, and serves on the Misericordia Women’s Golf Outing Committee. Susan served as a member of the Mother McAuley Board of Trustees from 1990 to 1995.

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
The Lombard Family
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

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