Celebration 2020

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Mother McAuley Honors

Matt & Cara (Dunne ‘94) O’Shea - Catherine McAuley Leadership Awardees 2020

Matthew and Cara O’Shea have channeled their deep commitment to their faith into serving various charitable, civic and educational institutions through Chicago.

Matt and Cara have been loyal supporters of several non-profit organizations including Special Olympics, the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and WINGS, which helps provide pathways to independence for adults and children who are escaping from domestic violence and abuse.

Matt is serving his third term as Alderman of Chicago’s 19th Ward.  Cara is a Mother McAuley Alum and administrator at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS).  Aside from their work supporting local charities, Cara and Matt have worked together to bring important opportunities and recreational programs for area young people throughout the Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood communities.

Matt and Cara are the proud parents of Brigid, a senior at Mother McAuley, Patrick (13) and Eileen (13).

Sister Patricia A. Murphy, RSM - Life Trustee 2020

In her more than 60 years as a Sister of Mercy, Sister Patricia A. Murphy, RSM has served in the ministries of education, administration and health care. Sister Pat taught in various Catholic elementary schools in Chicago before becoming principal of Queen of Martyrs. After earning her nursing degree in 1984, she worked at Misericordia Home South and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. She then returned as principal of Queen of Martyrs until her retirement in 1994. Since then, Sister Pat has volunteered as a nurse diabetes educator with the Chicago Department of Public Health, Mercy Family Health Center and the Mercy Hospital Diabetes Treatment Center, where she led classes on diabetes self-management skills. Sister Pat served on the Board of Trustees for Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School from 2012 to 2018.

John Scanlan - Life Trustee 2020

John M. Scanlan, CPA, is a partner in the firm of Sikich, an accounting, tax and audit services firm. John has over 40 years of experience working with high net worth individuals, businesses, and trusts to achieve financial success. His clients lean on his specialized expertise in accounting, tax, and consulting services, as well as his experience delivering succession planning and business entity selection advice and knowledge. Previously, John was co-owner of Scanlan & Leo, a public accounting firm. John served as a member of the Mother McAuley Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2008. His wife Jeanne ’73, sister Peggy ’73 and two daughters, Laura ’01 and Jenna ’04 are McAuley alumnae.

2020 Benefit Committee 

Mark and Kate (Shannon '82) Boyle
Michael and Monica Carey
Bart and Mary Ellen (Carroll '84) Clifford
Hon. Gloria G. Coco '68, ret. and Thomas M. Nolan
Susana Guzman-Dominguez '95
Thomas and Carey (Temple '86) Harrington
Patrick and Megan (Curran '89) Hurless
Jerry and Mary (Acker '75) Klingenberger
Patrick and Sara (Phillips '96) McGann
Ryan and Eileen (Boyce '03) O'Reilly
Severo and Suzanne Pedroza
Mike and Peggy (Evans '76) Rourke
Marty and Sue (Scully '73) Schultz

Board of Trustees

Christie Gallagher Sever '73, Chair
Mary Acker Klingenberger '75, President
Scott Allen
Carol Martinelli Bartucci '81
Sister Nancy Cahill, RSM
Susana Guzman-Dominguez '95
Timothy Doody
Emelie Ilarde '87, MD
Sister Jean McGrath '62, CSJ
Laurel Azzarello McGrath '72
Robert Millerick
Ellen Napleton Roche '68
Jil Simpson Ross '82
Daniel Rowan, MD
Ellie Brett Ryan '82
Cheryle Wittert

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
Richard and Maryjeanne Burke

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

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

Thank you to our sponsors!

Barraco’s Pizza

Country House

Francis J. Houlihan and Family

Sheila King Marketing+Public Relations / Sheila Butler King ‘64

Accurate Printing / Pete Breakey

Janice McGuire Biel ‘78

Jennifer Callahan ‘98

Dan and Mary Anne (Hennessy ‘75) Capron & Family

Curley Funeral Home

A Friend of McAuley

Herff Jones / James Cranley

Mesirow Financial

Sister Patricia A. Murphy, RSM

Season Comfort

Service Unlimited / Paul Rossetti

Mariyana Spyropoulos ‘82

Steuber Florist / Scot Steuber

Waddell & Reed-Corsalis Group / Jason Dobrzynski and Maralynn Kearney