The Board of Regents for the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools hosted the 3rd annual “President’s Event”. It was a live virtual event for parents, alumni, benefactors, friends of St. Vincent’s and the Northbay community — the recorded event with a run-time of one hour and 15 minutes can be viewed above.
Pastor & President, Father William P. Donahue (SVES ’72 and SVHS ’76), high school Principal Patrick W. Daly and elementary school Acting Principal DeAnn Sarlatte (SVES ’82 and SVHS ’86) shared their ambitious outlook for the future of our schools.
With the challenges confronting all schools, this leadership team has a clear vision for our future. Your host for the evening was alumna Marguerite Mary Leoni (SVES ’63 and SVHS ’67). You can watch the entire event above to hear from our students, parents, staff, alumni and three distinguished speakers.
BishopThomas Daly, incoming Chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who will be speaking about “The Value of a Catholic Education”.
Robert Rooks, Chief Executive Officer of the Reform Alliance co-founded by rapper Meek Mill, Michael Rubin, Robert Kraft, and Jay Z supports legislative campaigns to tackle criminal justice reform to reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system. Speaking from the heart about his most important roles as husband and father, he will share his sentiments about “St. Vincent’s | Why we chose a small school environment and a values-based education”.
Raymond J. Volker,Headmaster of Warren-Walker School, a leader in education for almost 90 years in San Diego, California. Reflecting on his time at St. Vincent De Paul Elementary (Class of ’64) and his 40 years as an educator, he will be sharing his thoughts about “Critical Foundations and the Value of Lifelong Relationships”.
In our first three years, we have raised more than $300,000 which have helped us to:
Secure funding for the new Linda Gonzales Art’s Building at the high school;
Complete the Senior Lounge and weight room at the high school;
Deliver the Junior Achievement program for the Junior High;
Fund other vital programs and investments across our k-12 curriculum, and;
Provide tuition assistance to many students on both campuses.
We enjoyed connecting with our current families, generous benefactors and providing an opportunity for alumni to stay engaged (or re-engage) with your schools. There was no cost to attend the event — all were welcome! This program is intended for and open to the entire community. If you are interested in elementary and secondary education, the re-opening of schools in California, are considering applying or simply interested in hearing from these distinguished speakers, please watch the recorded event.