Carondelet Alumnae News l February 2022
2022 Alumnae Award Nominations are OPEN
Each year, the Carondelet Alumnae Association proudly presents three awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduates, faculty, and staff: Alumna of the Year, Young Alumna of the Year, and Inspirational Mentor of the Year.

Help us recognize the exceptional achievements of those in our Carondelet Community, and submit a nomination.
Alumnae Stories

How one alumna lives out her call to shine through the encouragement of those who came before her.

Sisters, teammates, and best friends. How two sisters are making an impact for DEI in their careers.

A passionate and innovative agricultural business major, Paige learned ‘the ropes’ as a wrangler on a dude ranch in Montana.
Ann (Bacigalupi) Schiffenhaus ’86 P19
Carondelet's Director of Alumnae Engagement, Ann (Bacigalupi) Schiffenhaus (Class of '86) joined Carondelet in 2019 supporting and promoting our alumnae and creating connections to the Carondelet community through activities, events, and social media. Ann's warmth, creativity, and dedication along with her innovative and streamlined programs enhanced the total alumnae experience. Ann successfully reached out to engage and strengthen our 10,000+ Cougar alumnae community during the unprecedented COVID pandemic. Thinking outside the box while diligently building mutually beneficial relationships through exciting virtual platforms, Ann made a meaningful impact on so many of us.

She has interviewed dozens of Carondelet women to share their diverse stories while creating engaging content that our alumnae community looks forward to reading monthly. She established the very first Carondelet Virtual Book Club, Faith Study Group, Fathers Club, Grandparents Club, and the ever popular Alumnae Parent Quarterly eNewsletter. She enhanced membership in the Alumnae LinkedIn Group, connecting alumnae with internships, career opportunities, and each other. She has reinvigorated the alumnae board and has strengthened the alumnae relationship with the De La Salle Alumni Association.

Her genuine ease in interacting with people of all generations and her natural ability to thoughtfully engage our alumnae has earned her the admiration and respect of alumnae, colleagues, donors, and volunteers. Her legacy is substantial, and the foundation she built working with the Carondelet community is invaluable. I look forward to seeing the impact of Ann’s work reflected in the generation of Carondelet alumnae to come. 

We are sad to see Ann go, but we wish her much happiness as she begins a new chapter in her life with her big, wonderful family on the East Coast. Her work has set a new standard here at Carondelet, and we are a better place because of Ann Schiffenhaus. 

Please join me in thanking Ann for her many contributions here at Carondelet and for her positive impact on our lives. Good luck Ann! 

Tammy (Anderson) Freeman '86 and the Alumnae Board
Alumnae on Campus
Jenny Eggers Attenasios '97 5K Memorial Run/Walk
Dear Carondelet,

I honestly don't have the right words to express how grateful my family and I are for the support of Jenny's Legacy 5K. Being together at Carondelet was truly a joy-filled way to honor my sister! It means so much to know that she continues to be remembered and the support from so many people truly shows how love lives on.

My heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone,
Michele Eggers Lago '97
125 people came to Carondelet for the inaugural Jenny's Legacy 5K, and more than 100 friends and family joined virtually from all over the country—alumnae ran in DC, Michigan, North Carolina, Southern California, and Oregon!

This run put on in memory of Jenny Eggers '97 raised over $20k—that's double the original goal, for LiveOnNY and Asphalt Green. LiveOnNY is the organization that facilitated Jenny's organ donation and Asphalt Green brings sports and fitness to underserved youth in New York City.

Carondelet student-athletes were there to volunteer and a special virtual guest, Jeff Ganz, Jenny's liver recipient participated in Texas.

Alumnae Spotlight
Earlier this month, Kristina Levesque ‘06 and Lesley Schooler ‘96 presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in New Orleans. The presentation, “Creating a personalized, collaborative approach to teaching math,” highlighted the innovative curriculum on the Carondelet campus, which allows students to move through math at their own pace while pursuing advanced skills. It’s a program that Kristina and Lesley co-created at Carondelet four years ago.

The theme for this conference was “Refocus, Rejoice, and Reunite.” With math teachers from across the country, these Carondelet alumnae-slash-teachers were so excited to be back among mathematic minds and lifelong learners.
Cougars on Campus
Dance Team Champions

The dance team, lead by alumnae coaches Jessica Smith Mix '99 and Jamie Frick '08, won 1st place in JAZZ, 3rd in POM, and highest Overall Team score.

Basketball got its seventh straight win, clinching the EBAL champion title against San Ramon Valley high school. Next up in the team's post season is NCS. Come cheer on the Cougars! Tickets available online before games.

Our annual RISE week is all about Respect, Inclusion, Solidarity, and Empowerment. Last week, students heard from a panel on how to protect and support one another. Then, we did the "Break the Chain" dance on Friday.
Cultural Festival

In celebration of our DEI initiative and the many cultures represented on campus, students shared their pride and love of their heritage with the student body. It was an amazing afternoon of support, awareness, and fun across the campus.
Upcoming Events
Calling all alumnae to please mark your calendars for Carondelet Giving Day on March 16, when we celebrate our strength in collective action – TOGETHER.
Save the Date
Carondelet TOGETHER
Here is what you can do to show your support:

GIVE a gift that will have 2x the impact thanks to a generous group of donors. Each gift will be matched $1 for $1. Our goal for Giving Day is $100,000.

GET incentives for your participation, recognition on campus, and entered to win multiple drawings for your support.

GO to our campaign page to learn how to become an alumnae advocate, share links in social media, and encourage others to participate. Invite others by making a personal plea and track your graduating class progress throughout the day.
Saturday, February 26

It's not too late, place an order for the Drive Thru Carondelet Crab Feed by February 18 and take home succulent crab, famous tri-tip, hot and ready to serve penne with marinara sauce, Caesar salad, and a dinner roll.

Don't miss out on this delicious fundraiser!

Friday, March 25
6-9 PM

Spend the first Friday night of spring with us at this new, fun-filled event for our 21+ Carondelet community. Enjoy an evening of beer, wine, champagne, a food truck dinner, games, and more!

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb 22 at 10:00 AM.

Alumnae Preview Day
March 30 at 4 PM

Grab your company pals and come watch the show in the DLS Theatre! Carondelet and De La Salle students have been working hard this semester to put on a show to remember.

Contact Michelle Koski '98 for ticket and show information.
2022 Reunion Update
Saturday, August 6th

It's finally time for all of us to celebrate! Graduates from all years will come together in one huge Grand Alumni Reunion on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

The event kicks off at 5:00 PM with cocktails and school tours, followed by a 6:30 PM catered dinner, two drink tickets, dessert, and a few more surprises. At 8:00 PM the band, Tainted Love, will perform in the DLS Quad for all to enjoy! 

The Grand Reunion is open to all CHS & DLS graduates, no matter what year you graduated. Class dinner locations will be based on attendance and dispersed across both campuses. 

We are excited to bring Cougars and Spartans from every decade together. Spread the word, gather your classmates, and come HOME for a fun evening. 

Registration opens March 1, 2022
Camp Carondelet & Girls' Sports Clinics
Register your children, nieces/nephews, and grandchildren
Spaces still available
Start planning the summer for your children, nieces/nephews, and grandchildren with our on-campus programming. Register today for Camp Carondelet, our enriching coed full-day camp for incoming 3rd-8th graders. Featured activities this summer will include Cooking, Podcasting, Great World of Science, and more! Register for just $450 per session. 

For incoming 2nd-9th grade girls that are interested in sports, our summer sports clinics provide an exciting space for your daughters, nieces, and granddaughters to develop their skills, learn from our coaches, and meet new friends while having fun in the sun. Registration fees range from $195 - $450. 
Interested in working at summer camp? - Apply to become a 2022 specialty teacher!
We are currently hiring specialty teachers to lead select morning activities at camp. 
  • Passion for inspiring incoming 3rd-8th graders through creative learning
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of any activity area you choose to lead - However, there is no need to be an "expert"
  • MUST feel comfortable commanding a room and leading a group of students with ease and experience creating in-depth lesson plans for activities
  • Morning availability Monday-Friday for the week(s) you are interested in working. Specialty teachers are typically asked to be on-campus from 8:30 AM - 12 PM each day (includes setup and clean-up time)
  • Approximately 15/hr commitment per week and pay is competitive with other local camps 
All sessions will take place in person. Specialty Teachers must reside in the Bay Area or plan to reside locally during the week(s) they work at Camp Carondelet. 
To learn more and add your name to the specialty teacher interest pool, please complete this form by 5 PM on Friday, March 11.
Connections. Community. Confidence.
Join the CHS Alumnae LinkedIn Group, a private group of 1,228+ women connected to share career plans, advice, internships, job opportunities, and find fellow alumnae to make connections. Spread the word to other alumnae!