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2014 Alemany Awards Celebration

DSPT - Alemany Awards
Next Year's celebration will take place on Saturday, May 9, 201

5:30 pm Vigil Mass, 6:30 pm Reception and Dinner, Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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In memory of Joseph Sadoc Alemany, OP, we will honor four exemplary collaborators in Catholic education in the Bay Area:  

Br. Dominic Berardelli, FSC
Br. Dominic Berardelli, FSC, Special Assistant to the President, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga

Br. Dominic worked in the US and abroad in elementary, secondary and higher education. He was a teacher and principal in the Philippines for 10 years. He taught at La Salle High School in Pasadena, and was superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Orange. Having served as co-director of mission Rome he returned to De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon, and in 1995 came to Saint Mary's College as special assistant to the president.

 Fr. Edmond Larouche, FSC
Br. Edmond Larouche, FSC, President of St. Mary's College High School, Berkeley

Since 1997, Br. Edmond has served as President of Saint Mary’s College High School in Albany, California where he has fostered a wonderful cultural and racial diversity in the student body with a heart for disadvantaged families. He taught at Cathedral High School, Los Angeles, Justin Siena High School in Napa, and served as Auxiliary Provincial of the District of San Francisco from 1988 to 1995.

 Sr. Chris Maggi
Sr. Christina Maggi, DC, Board Chair, de Marillac Academy, San Francisco

Sr. Christina served as teacher and principal in San Francisco, Carson City, Nevada, and Los Angeles. In 2000 she served as Provincial Secretary and, since 2007 on the Provincial Council. She is presently the Counselor for Education Ministry for the Daughters of Charity, member of the Board of Regents at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, and Chair of the Board of Trustees for de Marillac Academy.

 Mr. John Scudder, Jr.
Mr. John Scudder Jr., President of Sacred Heart Cathedral
Preparatory, San Francisco

Mr. Scudder, President of Sacred Heart Cathedral High School Preparatory, graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1973, earned his BA from Saint Mary’s College in 1977 and returned to Sacred Heart to serve as teacher, dean, principal and president. He has overseen a remarkable period of growth for the school. Since 2000, he has invested over $45 million in capital improvements.


What is the connection between Archbishop Alemany and LaSallian educators?
One of Archbishop Alemany’s first priorities, having arrived in California, was to see to the education of young people, especially young men for the priesthood. Accordingly, he sought to attract teaching orders to the new archdiocese in San Francisco. In 1857 he first approached the Lasallian Brothers of the Christian Schools.
The Archbishop’s choice of the Lasallian Brothers was an obvious one, given the sympathy that Alemany, a Dominican, would entertain for the mission of Fr. John Baptist de Lasalle (de Lasalle was not beatified until 1888 and was canonized by Leo XIII in 1900; Archbishop Alemany knew him only as “Father”). Read the whole article by Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP


Customized Alemany Awards sponsorship packages available. Email Michael Chinnavaso or call 510.883.7159.
Net proceeds benefit the education of lay and religious students at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology.