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Events for Alumnae and Friends

Sunset Yoga for Alumnae and Friends
Monday, September 21, 2020
6:15-7:15 p.m.
Karnatz Family Field at Magnificat

Join Jackie Walsh '08, owner of Hope Yoga, for fresh air yoga on Karnatz Family Field behind Magnificat High School! The class will be appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners. Adults only. Friends are welcome! The cost to attend is $15. Any proceeds will benefit the Angels in Blue Fund.

Please remember to bring your yoga mat and a bottle of water. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be providing apres yoga refreshments. Masks will be required when entering and leaving the class, and social distancing will be compulsory. Questions? Contact Maggie Lamb at mlamb@maghs.org.

Photo credit: Rene Rauschenberger on Pixabay.

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Reunion Dates
We look forward to TWO exciting weekends for alumnae! Class years ending in 0s, 1s, 5s and 6s will all celebrate milestone Reunions in 2021. Please refer to the dates below and save the date to reconnect with your classmates. If you would like to be involved in planning your Reunion, please email Maggie Lamb at mlamb@maghs.org.

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Class Years Ending in 0s and 5s

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Class Years Ending in 1s and 6s and the Class of 1970

Presidential Awards Dinner
Friday, September 24
Music Box Supper Club

Save the date to celebrate the Magnificat community and honor next recipients of the Magnificat Award, the Alumnae Award of Excellence, the Sr. Carol Anne Smith, HM Award, and the True Blue Volunteer of the Year Award. The Inaugural Presidential Awards Dinner was held in September 2019. The 2020 dinner was cancelled due to the pandemic, but we hope you will join us in 2021!

Nominate an alumna for
the Alumnae Award of Excellence.

Volunteer Opportunities for Alumnae
We are blessed to have an active and successful body of alumnae who support Magnificat. If you are a grateful alumna and want to pay it forward, there are ways to help.

Class Agent Program
Our new Class Agent program will help us take alumnae giving to the next level! If you are interested in helping us shine a light on all of the great things happening at Magnificat that keep us on the cutting edge of 21st century education, please contact Maggie Mroz Lamb ’84 at mlamb@maghs.org or 440.331.1572, ext. 268. We need your help to make a Magnificat education possible for all young women who desire it.

Magnificat Alumnae Board
The Alumnae Board, a community of women dedicated to Magnificat’s Mission, works to foster the spirit of service, friendship, and caring among the graduates of the school; promote the appreciation of a faith-based education; support the school financially; and uphold the tradition and ideals of the school by assisting the students and faculty of Magnificat High School. The Board always welcomes new members who are willing to share their time and creativity to engage alumnae and friends of all ages. Please contact Maggie Lamb at mlamb@maghs.org or 440.331.1572, ext. 268 for more information. We especially need women who from graduation years that are not represented in the current roster of Alumnae Board members.

Navigating Healthcare
To be rescheduled

Helping yourself or a loved one through a medical crisis can be stressful and confusing. Dr. Georgeanne Vartorella '68 and Carol Santalucia '74 will be here to help alumnae and friends learn to effectively navigate healthcare. Dr. Vartorella is Founder and CEO of Patient Advocacy MD, and she has many years of experience as a primary care physician and healthcare advocate. Ms. Santalucia is the Director of Service Excellence and Culture at Cleveland Clinic and is the Founder of The Carmella Rose Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people navigate the healthcare system. There will be no charge for this event. 

Support for Moms of Children with Special Needs
To be Rescheduled

Join us for this informal support group to find encouragement, ideas, and resources! There is no cost to participate. Group meetings for March and April have been cancelled, but we hope to meet in May. Stay tuned. All are welcome--alumnae moms, Magnificat moms, and friends! Questions? Email Mary Fox Fischer '01 at maryefischer710@gmail.com.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner
To be rescheduled.

Save the date for the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner where we celebrate Magnificat's finest alumnae athletes and coaches who demonstrate the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct, and moral character. 

Nominate an athlete or coach for
the Magnificat Athletic Hall of Fame.

Alumnae News

Learn at Lunch Series Explored Nursing and Experiential Marketing in January  

Magnificat welcomed several nursing students early in January to kick off the semester’s Learn at Lunch Series. Many thanks to our guest presenters (L-R, front row) Lauren Najda ’17 (Duquesne), Graciela Medina-Castillo ’17 from (Cleveland State University), Julia French ’17 (Xavier), and Molly Bauer ’17 (Xavier) who spoke with students about preparing for college, successfully managing college classes, and getting the most out of clinical nursing experience. Later in the month, Kelly Markus ’90 returned to Magnificat from the east coast to share her love of and experience in experiential marketing with students. Kelly is the founder of Hunters Point, and she opened students’ eyes to the world of marketing through immersive, live events.

We are grateful to all of our guest presenters for bringing real-world experience, advice, and connections to our students through the Learn at Lunch series. In February, students will have the opportunity to meet alumnae insurance professionals.

1986 Alumna named to Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 Under 40 List 

Congratulations to 1986 alumna Bridget Barrett who will be honored in December by Crain's Cleveland Business as one of Cleveland's top c-level executives for her marketing prowess for Great Lakes Brewing Company and her commitment to CLE and professional integrity! Brigid serves as the Director of Customer Experience at Great Lakes Brewing Company, and she serves on the Magnificat Board of Directors Marketing Committee.

The Night-in-Blue Alumnae Ticket Challenge Results

Thank you for supporting Night-in-Blue! Alumnae purchased more than $30,000 in raffle tickets. Congratulations to the Class of 1964 for winning the Alumnae Night-in-Blue Ticket Challenge for the 5th year in a row! Thanks, too, for checking out the new Alumnae Booth during Night-in-Blue weekend.

Final NIB Standings
1st place: the Class of 1964 (16% participation)
2nd place:  the Class of 2018 (12% participation)
3rd place: the Class of 1995 (11% participation)

Olivia Jaras Enlightened Alumnae and Parents

We are grateful to Olivia Jaras who spent the day with students and wrapped up her trip with an engaging presentation on creating effective career profiles and negotiations on November 13 to close to 70 alumnae and parents. Ms. Jaras is an internationally-known author and expert on resume creation, salary negotiation, and personal branding. Learn more about Ms. Jaras and the help she offers at salarycoaching.com, or check out her Linkedin profile.

Magnificat Celebrated its First Presidential Awards Dinner

Magnificat celebrated its first ever Presidential Awards at the Music Box Supper Club in the Flats on Friday, September 27.  Kathleen Berry '73 was honored with the Alumnae Award of Excellence; Maureen Karnatz Smith '81 and Stephen Smith with the Magnificat Award; Sr. Helen Jean Novy, HM was awarded the Sr. Carol Anne Smith, HM Faculty & Staff Award; and Magnificat dad Chris Heinzmann was awarded the True Blue Volunteer of the Year Award. Each of these special members of the Magnificat family has gone above and beyond in many ways to further the Mission of Magnificat, and we are truly blessed by their efforts and commitment!