Alumnae News l February 2024

Where are they now?

Ada Okoye '13

Ada '13 discovered her passion for leadership at Carondelet. “I think about all the people in my life who saw something in me and pushed me in the right direction, and it would be a waste of space if I didn’t do that for someone else,” said Ada. “Believe in her, invest in her, nurture her. It’s all about action. What am I going to do to help?”

Read more about her journey here.

Ali Bamberger '19

This alumna made history in her last year at St. Mary's College as one-half of the first father-daughter duo in NCAA history to score 1,000 points at the same school. Congratulations Ali! "I wouldn’t be where I am today without you," She said about her dad in a post on Instagram. "Proud to be your daughter."

Update your information to be featured!

We love hearing from alumnae, and we want to share your accomplishments! Reach out to Caroline Cabral '15 directly, reply to this email, or fill out this form updating your info so that we can get in touch, feature you in the e-news or Carondeletter, and more!

Giving Day is Coming March 13

Show her you Believe in Her Wednesday, March 13!

Join us for a day of empowerment, support, and positive change as we celebrate Giving Day.

Together, our alumnae can make a difference in the lives of young women and empower them to achieve their dreams. Stay tuned for more details and get ready to make an impact. 

🏆 Below is a summary of our Giving Day gift incentives to help reach our goal of $125,000 in 24 hours!

Gifts of $50+ Carondelet cable organizer

Gifts of $100+ Carondelet heart-shaped luggage tag

Gifts of $250+ Entered to win a luggage duffle and recognition on a banner in the inner court

Gifts of $500+ Entered to win a case of premium wine

Gifts of $1,000+ Entered to win an Apple Airpod 2023 Max

Make your gift early to be entered to win an Apple Airpod Max AND receive a set of luggage tags.

Become an Early Bird Giver

We need our alumnae to spread the word on Giving Day! It’s easy, fun, and rewarding.

The first step to becoming an Advocate is to sign up for a GiveCampus user account and click 'Sign Up' in the top right of the page. Once you're signed up for and logged into your GiveCampus user account, you can become an Advocate for Carondelet Giving Day by sharing the campaign link.

The built-in sharing buttons—located beneath the campaign video and on the Advocates tab—generate your unique campaign link. When you use these buttons to share the campaign link while logged into your GiveCampus user account, the number of clicks, gifts, and dollars generated by your outreach will be tracked next to your name on the Advocates tab.

Share on Facebook and Twitter to let everyone know about the campaign, and share over text and email to make direct, can't-ignore, peer-to-peer asks. Share early and share often and receive bonus prizes!

❤️‍🔥 Your Generosity can change the world. Save the date, and let’s Believe in Her together.

Alumnae Board

View the Meeting Minutes from January 24

Upcoming Board Meeting March 13


  • Prayer
  • Role Call
  • Updates
  • Working Session: Giving Day Phone-A-Thon

“Being a member and now president of the alumnae board has been such an amazing opportunity for me to give back to our Carondelet community. I am forever grateful for the sisterhood and Catholic education that I received at Carondelet that helped shape me into the person I am today. I would encourage all alumnae to be involved in whatever capacity they can because this is a school that we can and should believe in.”

~ Tammy (Anderson) Freeman '86

Love is in the Air

Check out these Winton Drive Valentines and Palentines

Love is in the air, and we wanted to feature some of our favorite love stories that started, here, at Carondelet!

Reunion Sweet Hearts

No one thinks that attending a high school reunion is going to change their life, but for Ashley (Chavez) Czyz ’08, that’s exactly what happened. Ashley and Michael might not have met during their time together at Carondelet and De La Salle, but their five-year reunion was the catalyst for their, now, life together. Read more.

A Company Couple

Kaylee '14 and Jerome started dating in 2012—he was a De La Salle senior and she was a Carondelet junior. Both were involved in Company and ended up spending time together after school. They were married ten years after they met, surrounded by a wedding party comprised of mostly Carondelet and De La Salle Alumni.

Galentines Day

Tomorrow might be Valentine's Day, but today is Galentines Day! On campus, students celebrated one another, platonic love, and the bonds of sisterhood with friendship bracelets and treats. Don't forget to celebrate the amazing women in your life today! Give a Cougar a call.


Carondelet-De La Salle Reunion on August 3

You won’t want to miss this Alumni Celebration! Save the date for August 3, 2024, when we’ll be back and bigger than ever. We're celebrating grad years ending in 4 and 9, but any 21+ alumni from any year are welcome to come dance the night away with us! 

Registration is open now!

Prices increase April 1. Ticket includes dinner, free flowing drinks, a performance by Tainted Love, and a night you won't forget!

Flagship-Year Reunions

Carondelet and De La Salle have changed the reunion format to follow a more collegiate model. If you or someone in your class wants to have just your grad year come together, we are happy to support you by pushing out information or providing contact information. Please reach out to Alumnae Manager, Caroline Cabral ’15 to learn more. 

Our campuses are always open for you to explore. Please reach out to Caroline Cabral ’15 for more information on how to visit or get involved. 

Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt - March 24, 2024

Something is "Hop-ening" at the Carondelet Athletics Complex this spring! Join us on March 24 to watch as Carrie the Cougar and the Easter Bunny team up for an Easter Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza.

In our second year, we are ready to bring you a spring celebration that's better than ever. Registration is open now!

Alumnae Theater Night - April 26

We're celebrating 50 years of De La Salle & Carondelet Company, and this spring, Anything Goes! Join us April 25 for an informal reception and then watch as Company Presents: Anything Goes on the DLS campus. Please RSVP here.

Senior Breakfast - May 2

Help us welcome the class of 2024 into our alumnae ranks! Volunteer to help work the annual Senior Breakfast. Volunteer interest form coming soon, or reach out to Caroline Cabral '15 for more information.

Cougar Classic - May 6

Save the date for the Cougar Classic! Tickets go on sale in March.

Want to join us for a day on the green? Volunteer to help at the Alumnae Hole where we'll be mixing up Cougaritas! Shift sign up form coming soon, or reach out to Caroline Cabral '15 for more information.

Happening Now

Soccer made it to post-season! Cheer us on in the EBAL playoffs—the schedule is available online.

Basketball made it to post-season! Cheer us on in the EBAL playoffs—the schedule is available online.

Mark your calendars! Keep up with the Cougs and come check out a game.

Winton Arts Festival Kicks Off March 1

Celebrating the creativity of student filmmakers at Carondelet, De La Salle, and middle schools in the area. Join us as the annual Film Festival starts March 1.

Carondelet History

It might have been the 49ers vs the Chiefs last weekend, but every Carondelet alumna knows that the biggest (flag) football game of the year happens during Homecoming week when seniors face off against the juniors.

Sunday marked Superbowl 58, but admittedly our tradition is a little younger. Some say PowerPuff started for us in the late 80's. There were a few years where this big game didn't happen but by the early 2000s it was back for good. What we do know for sure is that, since its inception, the senior class has remained undefeated!

Thank You Sponsors

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Heart Sponsors

Countrywood Shopping Center

Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich '79 and Thomas Dittrich

Faith Sponsors

A Sweet Affair Bakery

Lehmer’s Buick GMC Concord

Christine Sabatte Logan ’73 and Rich Logan P’12

Courage Sponsors

Balestrieri Family Farm

Anabelle and Rudy Galera P’20, ‘24, ‘26

Julie Gonzalez ’99

Aimee Pourroy-Martin and James Martin P’26

Excellence Sponsors

Michelle and Rob Craw P’25

Nicole Vasta Field '98 and Tony Field P'27

UBEO Business Services

CSJ Sponsors

BACA Wines

Tracy and Brad Bowles P’22 ‘26, Bowles & Verna LLP


SC Builders

Stephanie Seeno-Miles ’80, P’14

Wasser Wealth Management

Spirit Sponsors

Bay Alarm

Stephanie Canessa State Farm Agency

Chimirri’s Salon

Greenlight Simulation-Driver Training for Teens

Karen and Zachary Gustafson P'26

Lenox Homes

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