Sister Bernadette Vetter Legacy Society

The Sister Bernadette Vetter Legacy Society honors those who have chosen to make a positive impact on Magnificat's future through thoughtfully planned bequests or other estate gifts.

A graduate of Lourdes Academy, Sister Bernadette entered the Humility of Mary congregation in 1937 and took her vows in 1939. Known as Sister Mary of Lourdes to Magnificat's earliest graduates, Sister Bernadette Vetter was Magnificat's founding principal from 1955-1961, and she later taught theology at Magnificat from 1973-1986. Many of Sister Bernadette's students during these years used her award-winning My Journey, My Prayer book in class. 

Passionate about lifelong learning and teaching, Sister Bernadette was deeply faithful and deeply devoted to Magnificat's mission to educate young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary's Magnificat. Along with the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, she was equally committed to providing a Magnificat education to every young woman who wishes to attend. We are grateful to Magnificat High School's forward-thinking community members who, in this same spirit, have included Magnificat High School in their estate plans.
Sr. Bernadette Vetter Society Members

Anonymous (8)
Irene Allamen†
Nora Barrett†
Darold Basista

Kelly Larson Broderick '04 and John Broderick
Mary Pat Ferron Canes '63
Elaine Andrews Carroll '66 and Wilmer Carroll
Debbie Cherry '73†
Moira Clark '77 and Rich Clark†
Loretta† and Robert† Cleary
Carol and Daniel Collins III
Diane and Thomas Coury
Betty Dabrowski†
Brittan Burke DiSanto '79 and Fred DiSanto
Dr. Anne Marie Versagi Drew '68
Therese Fanta '88 and Sheila Monroe
Abagail Fox '12
Dede Hickey Geib '76 and Daniel Geib
Margaret† and Frank† Geib
Jeanne Haflinger '69
Francine Leisz Hayden '62 and Thomas Hayden
Katherine Bitterman Hazan '86
Christine Fridrich Higgins '74 and Ralph Higgins
Thelma E. Holland Trust

Anne and Brian Hurtuk
Margaret† and William† Kaiser
Maureen McNally Kelley '83 and John Kelley
Karen McGlynn Killeen '64 and Michael Killeen
Colleen† and John Lance
Janet Duffy Leitch '68 and Jeffrey Leitch
Antoinette Mesaros Marquard '71 and Kenneth Marquard
Estate of Mary Masney
Adele† and Willard† Maurer
Kevin McDonald†
Holly and Thomas McGowan
Lynne McIntyre '60
Berta and Martin† Mehall
Ruth Merkle†
Amy Stakich Nageotte '82 and Dan Nageotte
Kathleen Naughton '61

Nancy Powell†
Lynne Bohn Rambasek '63 and Dr. James Rambasek
Rosemary† and William Saas
Maureen Rooney '74 and Jane Barnes
Maureen Karnatz Smith '81 and Stephen Smith
Maureen and W. Robert† Spettel
Monica Roman Thomas '66L 

Rose Volk†
Dianne Jacko Worsley '80 and Christopher Worsley

If you would like more information about options to include Magnificat High School in your estate plans, or if Magnificat is already included in your estate, and you are not listed above as a member of the Sister Bernadette Vetter Legacy Society, please visit this link to tell us about it or contact Maggie Mroz Lamb '84, Director of Development, at or 440.331.1572 x 268. 

Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, educates young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.