Saint Ignatius College Prep
September 2023 eNewsletter
Please Join the Saint Ignatius College Prep Community at Our Masses
Friday, September 1 at 8:10AM - Mass of the Holy Spirit
The Mass of the Holy Spirit -- a tradition that dates to the early years of the Society of Jesus -- was inaugurated with the first Jesuit school in Sicily in 1548. As we begin a new academic year together, we call upon the Spirit's blessings to guide our prayer, study and action this year.
First Friday Coffee Hour
This is where you may find fellowship, coffee and some delicious goodies after Mass. We hope you will join us in the Tully Room located in the Burke Gearing office center of Church of the Holy Family. We look forward to seeing you there!
Alumni Play for Suicide Prevention
Please VOTE HERE to help quarter finalists Mary Sheridan '85, Karen Calderon '85 and their band, Chiron's Dream, to open at the 10th Annual “We Can Survive” Benefit Concert, in support of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Chiron’s Dream hopes to debut their life-affirming song, “For Jonno, Call 988” and drive awareness for the National Suicide Crisis Hotline - 988. Voting for this round ends on the 7th. The "We Can Survive" concert is held at the Prudential Center Arena in NYC, October 14. Help Chiron’s Dream win and the $10K prize money will go to Jonnie’s Angels, a Chicago-based non-profit that provides critical resources to the homeless in Chicago.
Marasso '04 and Grieco '08 Win Record Verdict
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announces partners Bruno Marasso '04 and Michael Grieco '08 secured a record-high McHenry County, Illinois plaintiffs’ verdict in favor of their clients against Commonwealth Edison in the amount of $9.05 million. Click here to read the full press release.
Alumni Reunite on Campus
The Kistner family recently visited Saint Ignatius to celebrate a 100th birthday! Jack S. Angileri ’42 can be seen here with his daughter, Joan Kistner and son-in-law, Bill Kistner '68 and family. The photo was taken in classroom 253 which the Angileri/Kistner family dedicated to the late Anthony A. Angileri ’66 some years ago.
Hirt '23 Awarded Stamps Scholarship
Lily Hirt '23 was recently awarded the highly competitive Stamps Family Scholarship. This merit-based scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance, exemplary leadership qualities, and exceptional community service. Hirt '23 will attend the University of Notre Dame and plans to study Civil & Environmental Engineering with a minor in Philosophy. Click here for more.
Connelly '79 Fundraiser
Pete Connelly '79, of Villa Park, IL, suffered a serious accident in early July and sustained many life-threatening injuries. His family is raising funds to help support his recovery. Click here for more.
Thank You, Dr. Jesse Meyer
The Saint Ignatius College Prep family had the good fortune to work with Dr. Jesse Meyer who was Chief Development Officer for the past year. With spirit, enthusiasm and heart, Dr. Meyer carried our Mission forward, raising crucial funds for tuition assistance benefitting our students and families. He also oversaw benefactors' financial support for myriad campus projects. We are grateful for the work Dr. Meyer did to make the Pack stronger. We wish him well in his next endeavor!
Coleman '99 Joins Board of Directors of CP Foundation
Matthew J. Coleman '99, partner at Parente & Norem, recently joined the Board of Directors for the Center for Independence Through Conductive Education. Founded in 1998, the Center provides intensive motor therapy for adults and children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) to maximize their independence. Coleman '99 invites the Ignatius community to come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Center on Friday, September 22. For more information on how you can support, please email Matthew at mc@pninjurylaw.​com. Thank you for helping children on their journey to independence!
George Rosner '67 Dedication
The Izzak Walton Center & Reserve dedicated the George Rosner Teen Center in October, 2022 to recognize his dedication and contribution to the Hanover Township youth. George '67 is a retired Teacher and HOF championship Coach from Streamwood High School. George is touched and humbled by this well-deserved honor.
Crump '82 Helps Produce Taste Awards
Andre Crump ' 82 helped put on the 14th annual Taste Awards in Beverly Hills. Often called “The Oscars of Food, Fashion and Lifestyle Media,” they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Health, Travel, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, in Online and Streaming Video, on Radio and in Podcasts, and Photography. www.TheTasteAwards.com. He also produced the World Dog Surfing Championships program for ESPN. Click here for more.
Rugai '23 Featured in Fra Noi Magazine
Vinny Rugai '23 was recently profiled in Fra Noi about his successful football career at Saint Ignatius and Fordham University where he will play this fall. Click here for more.
Al-Hallaj '24 Advising Chicago's Mayor on Education
Norah Al-Hallaj '24 served as the vice chair of the education working group for the 2022-23 term. She will spend another year advising the mayor in her second term. Education has always been a big part of her life and Norah wanted to be able to address that and look for solutions and work towards allowing people to have the same resources that she had. Click here for more.
Boland '02 Joins New Firm
Jim Boland '02 recently joined Holon Law Partners, a full-service cloud-based law firm, as a founder/partner. This fall, he will also continue his role as an adjunct professor at South Suburban College.
Ignatius Acquires New Building
The former Lakeside Bank building at the corner of Roosevelt and Blue Island Avenue (Rice Park) will serve our student-athletes. Plans for the newly-acquired location will likely include restroom facilities, athletic equipment storage, strength and conditioning space and a potential home for sports medicine.
Business Society Happy Hour 9.1.23
Join the Business Society Friday, September 1 at the Fornelli '51 Lounge/'67 Skydeck 5:30 ~ 7:00 pm. Network with fellow Saint Ignatius Societies and friends at the Saint Ignatius Business Society Happy Hour! Then watch the Boys Varsity football team play Fenwick that night at 7:30 pm.

Parent Organization Backyard BBQ 9.8.23
Enjoy a Smokin' Good Time on Friday, September 8 at
5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm in Tully Hall at the Annual Parent Org. Backyard BBQ. Includes BBQ Buffet, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and Fun. Then Cheer on the Wolfpack as they take on Brother Rice!
San Ignacio Welcome Picnic 9.10.23
You are invited to the 8th Annual San Ignacio Society Family Fiesta to welcome new and returning students and their families. The fiesta is hosted by the San Ignacio Society and will take place on Sunday, September 10th at a new time from Noon to 3:00pm in Tully Hall.
Women's Society Open House - 9.13.23
The Women's Society will be hosting an Open House in the Brunswick Room on Wednesday, September 13, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. All women in the Saint Ignatius College Prep community are invited to join this annual event! You can learn about the Women’s Society and sign up for volunteer committees that help at out events throughout the year. It’s a great opportunity for new Wolfpack moms to make friends. Alumni and former Wolfpack mothers and grandmothers can also reconnect with old friends and classmates.
37th Annual Golf Classic for Tuition Assistance - 09.28.23
The Golf Classic is SOLD OUT! However, there are
Wolfpack Raffle tickets still available! The 2023 Grand Prize features a Stay & Play Package at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa, WI. You can also win a round of golf at 12 other exclusive clubs. All ticket sales directly support the Tuition Assistance Program at Saint Ignatius.
Dwyerthon - 9.9.23
Dwyerthon will benefit Chicago Jesuit Academy and is presented by West Town Brew Crew. Doors open at 6:00 for this “track & fun” event. The races include a mile, 4x400 beer mile relay, and field games like a nerf aero throw and egg toss. The Neighborhood Running Club, West Town Brew Crew, will also be on hand. This event hopes to unite our Jesuit Family with the Local Running Community. Free to enter. Infield-style party atmosphere combined with music and socializing at Fornelli '51 Lounge. A pay-what-you-wish donation goes 100% to directly benefit Chicago Jesuit Academy. Sponsors: Gourmet Gorilla, Chicago Brewseum, Burke Beverage, Jeff Zimmermann, Training with Tori, AlphaGraphics, Eric Simpson, StoneWard, SolChicago, Chaarg Run Club and others. Please follow on IG @dwyerthon and @westtownbrewcrew for details, or email Pat Dwyer '91 at patrickdwyer3@g​mail.com.
Tolton Society Summer Soirée 08.04.23
The Tolton Society Summer Soiree took place on Friday, August 4th where the pioneering women of color from the classes of ’80, ’81, ’82 and ’83 were honored.

Over 250 guests were on hand to celebrate our honorees. Christine Riley ’93, current Tolton Society President, led an engaging Q and A with some of our honorees who candidly spoke about their experiences while attending Saint Ignatius and beyond.

President, John Chandler, presented each of the alumnae with The Tolton Society award that exemplifies courage, generosity and leadership.

A full list of our honorees can be found at the link below along with a complete photo gallery.
Alumni Soccer Game - 8.10.23
Jim Luzzi '65, founder of the Ignatius soccer program, along with long-time coach, John Chandler, welcomed over 60 soccer alumni back to campus. They enjoyed a competitive soccer game and cook out on Fornelli '51 Field behind campus. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate.
Class of 1963 - 60th Reunion - 10.07.23
Register now to join your classmates on Saturday, October 7. There will also be an opportunity to attend the football game on Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm as the Wolfpack take on Marian Catholic on Fornelli Field.
Fall Reunions - 10.14.23
Register now and join your classmates for an evening back on campus Saturday, October 14th. Classes of 1973 (50th), 1978 (45th), 1983 (40th), 1988 (35th) and 1998 (25th).
4pm: School Tours
5pm: Reunion Mass & Awards
6pm: Reception & Reunion Celebration
Matt Brady '07 and his wife, Leigh Anne, welcomed their first child, Emersyn Elizabeth Brady, into the world on August 24th.

Ryan Phelan '10 recently got engaged to Alexandra Nitti. They will be getting married at the church of the Holy Family in November 2024.
Justin Hauad '08 and Mollie Knapp '09 were married on July 15, 2023.
Edward Duthaler, father of Kathryn Duthaler '98 and Margaret Duthaler '98
Judith "Judi" Goblet, mother of Deborah Goblet Espinosa '85 (Roger Espinosa '84) and Joseph Goblet '90
James S. "Jim" Montana Jr., father of William G. Montana '05
Stephen Skolozynski Jr., grandfather of Sarah J. Skolozynski '24 and Amy C. Skolozunski '24
Jeanne D. Petruzzelli, wife of Vito G. Petruzzelli '51; mother of Dr. Guy J. Petruzzelli '77; aunt of Guy M. Petruzzelli '91, Laura Fairclough '93. Dominic Petruzzelli '95; cousin of Angela Flanagan '89
Kathleen Needham '85, mother of Emily M. Howard '10, Grace Howard '12, Joseph P. Howard '16, Megan P. Howard '18; sister of Megan Needham Roach '86; aunt of Helen M. Roach '15.
James J. O'Connor '54, grandfather of John O'Connor '12, Brendan J. Cole '21, Charlotte O. Cole '23, Caroline E. Cole '26, Regan B. Cole '26.
John Michael Falasz Jr. '49
Robert L. Zoeller '56
Vytautas "Vyto" Kazimeiras Simaitis '66
Roger J. Lamont '63
Raymond D'Amico '64, brother of Andrew L. D'Amico '73 and Donald J. D'Amico '68.
Clap-In for the Class of 2027!
After Mass at Church of the Holy Family, parents and guardians of our freshmen lined the sidewalk, joining our Arrupe Mentors, to clap-in the Class of 2027 for their first day of high school. Welcome to Saint Ignatius College Prep! You’re part of the Pack!
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Director of Fundraising and Database Coordinator
Employment Opportunity at
Chicago Jesuit Academy
CJA is looking to hire a Middle School Math Teacher & Elementary Teacher.
Employment Opportunity at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep
They are looking for an Asst. Dir. Development. Click here for more.
If you know of any alumni news or if you would like to nominate someone who is a "woman or man for others" for our Alumni Spotlight, "Beyond the Wolves Den", please contact us.
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