Be Our Hero Day 2023
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Malissa Balderama '09, Alum Engagement & Annual Fund Manager
Supporters across the USA
Adriana Blanco Ajamian
Donation shout out to Mr. McManus (Geology) and Ms. Amer (Cultural Geography and American History). It was in their classrooms when I truly started to love learning.
In honor of Dr. BThank you to Dr. B for all you've done to support girls education at Mayfield!
I love you Mrs Morin.
Alison Jones Gamble
Ann Pagano kennedy
Mayfield gave me lifelong friends, an ongoing love for learning, and a desire to serve my community. Forever grateful.
Anne Collins Hoffman
In honor of Sister Jacqueline JellySister Jacqueline (Mother Mary Cecile) was a constant steady influence in my life from 5th grade through high school. She did so much to prepare me for living “actions not words” My everlasting thanks to her
Anneke Osterkamp Greco
I love teaching at Mayfield because all my students inspire me on a daily basis!
Ariana Figueras La Borico
To all the Mayfield teachers who have inspired me more than they will ever know, especially Ms. Baratta, Sra. Sanchez, Sister Barbara, Dr. B, Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Kennedy, & Ms. Yavarone. Thank you!
Audrey Williams Pearson
I truly have so many fond memories of my time at Mayfield! Sending love to all!
In honor of Angela Howell ‘76
Charlotte Yvonne Reid
In honor of Maureen SheaBelieve in Actions, Not Words wholeheartedly! And loved the impact my favorite teachers Mr. McManus and Ms. Wakefield had in my life!
In honor of Mr. DimenThank you for teaching me, showing humility, and sparking my interest in data science!
Christina Clair Calacci
In honor of Mother Cecile. Her smile. her spirit, her love: she sincerely nurtured and cared for each of us.
In honor of Mother CecileMother Cecile who in 5th grade walked us to the Pasadena Library to take out books. Cemented my being a life long reader and in a few book clubs for 46years.
In honor of Jim Jenal
Cindy lam Wu
Too many heroes to mention all.
Thank you to the academic advisors and all those that stay after school to provide additional support to students.
In honor of Sr. Wilfred
Debbie and Bruce Hinckley
Deborah Schnell Blair
In honor of Mother Mary Cecile
Thanks to two of my favorite teachers Mr. McManus (Geology) and Ms. Howell (Psychology)…let’s go Class of 86!!
Dianne Diannitto Ciulla
Dominique Ramirez Ahumada
Thank you Mrs Tighe, Mr Olson, Ms Peters, Ms Bologna and all the amazing educators at MSS.
Dottie and Joe Cloougherty
Elisa Szollosy Olsen
In honor of Ave Bortz and Ann GillickAve and Ann were so inspirational, dedicated and devoted to us all. They enriched my time at Mayfield and made it special.
Elizabeth Slocum Murphy
Class of 1987!
In memory of Jackie Jelly ( Sr. Cecile)She was an amazing woman and teacher! She was ahead of her time and understood children's ability to learn required various methods of teaching. Her classes were always energizing , innovative , relative to what was going on in the world, and as students we looked forward to being in her classroom!
Emily Baratta Goodell
In honor of My colleaguesToday I honor the heroes that I work alongside every day. I’m privileged to be among colleagues who embody the virtues of a Holy Child educator.
Emily Osterkamp Murphy
Erica & Brad Pegram
In honor of all MSS faculty who inspire creativity and growth in students, bringing learning to life and helping Mayfield students to find their gifts and become leaders. Our community is so blessed by your expertise, your care and your creativity.
In honor of Ms. Morin and the teachers/staff of Mayfield
Gigi Bannan Harvey
My granddaughter had such a wonderful experience. Many thanks to everyone who works so hard at Mayfield
In honor of The entire MSS FacultyThank you for your kindness and all that you do!
Greg and Kim Murphy
In honor of Alex BeanumThe baby girl is graduating!!!
In honor of I donate this in honor of Stephanie Llano. She was always supportive and I still see her from time to time. All of the faculty bring specific memories of support from our time at Mayfield. God bless everyone!All of my memories of MSS are amazing! It was the most fun time of my life. We were doing a lot of growing up during our 4 years at MSS with the help and guidance of all the teachers and staff. Thank you!
Heather Angelica McLoughlin
Honora Howell Chapman
In honor of Sr. Mary Wilfrid Yore
Ivan and Kim Parry
In honor of jOHN FLYNN'S BIRTHDAY
All of the wonderful Mayfield faculty and staff, both past and present. Thank you for embodying the Holy Child charism and inspiring students throughout the years. Your guidance and love have transformed lives (as evidenced by the testimonials below). I am a better person because of the education I received at Mayfield.
James & Flavia Lo Coco
In honor of all the "Hero Teachers" who taught our three daughters and guided them on their paths to become woman engineers (Jordan '13 / Dr. Blumenthal, Lauren '17 / Dr. Hartfield, Carolyn '18 / Ms. Gergen). With gratitude, The Lo Coco Family
Jane Collins Hawley
Janel Romero Boose
Jennifer & Mark Gunn
Jennifer Wong Christensen
In honor of Marie Franco
Jim & Kim Muenzer
In honor of Laura Farrell
In honor of Dr. Jack BlumenthalLittle did Dr. Blumenthal know, when we took Laura Sinclair under his wing, that he was launching the career of a successful research physicist. He first introduced her to Dr. Johnson in Material Sciences at Caltech, which led to a summer internship. During Laura’s senior year at Mayfield, Dr. Blumenthal offered her an independent study in Thermodynamics using his college textbook from UCLA. (It was a class with an enrollment of one!) After majoring in Physics at Caltech, Laura began a Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado under the direction of Nobel Prize laureate Eric Cornell. As a result of her subsequent work at NIST, she won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2019. The award recognized Laura for “creating a suite of some of the world’s best optical tools to bring precision measurement out of well-controlled laboratory environments and into the field for such applications as long-distance time transfer and detection of airborne contaminants in turbulent environments.” Her entire family thanks you, Dr. Blumenthal.
Julie Poxon Penney
In honor of In memory of my sister Cecelia Poxon, Class of 1973
In honor of Erika Randall
Julie Sánchez Brehove
In memory of Eleanor YavaroneThis year I would like to dedicate this Be Our Hero Day donation in honor of our beloved Sacred Scripture professor Eleanor Yavarone who went to meet our Lord this year. There are few people I can think of who embody the role of “Good and Faithful Servant” as profoundly as “Miss Yavarone.” Eleanor saw a need for her students to firm up our knowledge of the Scriptures. She gave us an appreciation of the historical origins of the Old Testaments and the Gospels with enthusiasm, wit, and humor—who could ever forget that infectious laugh ringing through Strub! Eleanor taught my class on a broken heart, having lost her dear mother that year. And yet she still Managed to arrive to class elegantly dressed, with a big, delicately lipsticked smile and a lovingly planned lesson. I am positive that the Lord met her at the pearly gates and escorted her to her eternal rest personally.
Jurie Du Fang
Karen Schwarz Muehlberger
In honor of Gina Pizzo
Angela Howell is a Mayfield hero. For decades,Angela has performed her administrative development duties while living the heroic virtues of faith, hope, and charity.
Kathleen Clougherty Regan
In honor of Mother Saint AgnesMother Saint Agnes always believed in me.
In honor of All my Mayfield teachers and staff that supported me in my time at Mayfield. Thank you for making me the educator I am today.
Kelly Nelson Nakasone
In honor of Kate MorinThank you to all the heroes that make Mayfield a special place for our girls!! ❤️
Kenny and Emoon Mar
In honor of Saint--Sister Barbara
Laura Mackey Nattans
Too many heroes to count! I think it was Plutarch who wrote, "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." Thank you to the many Mayfield educators who have kept these fires of curiosity and discovery burning for so long.
There are too many teachers to thank! I can never properly convey to other people the type of education we got at Mayfield. In addition to our great education, we had amazing teachers who worked hard to make this a special place. They supported us when we struggled, engaged us in learning, and created great memories with fun lessons. Thank you teachers, Mayfield wouldn't be the same without you!
Thank you to all our wonderful faculty and staff! Love and appreciate you all!
Lisa Marie Arnopp
In honor of Kate Morin and Lisa HernandezAs we celebrate eight years of remarkable leadership under Kate Morin, I would also like to recognize all that Kate and Lisa Hernandez do to build a warm and beautiful community at Mayfield. The Mother-Daughter mass was a shining example of their dedication to Mayfield!
In memory of Sister Barbra and in honor of my colleagues...The best!
In honor of my amazing teachers at MayfieldIn honor of the Mayfield 500, I honor 5 of my extraordinary teachers who shaped my desire to pursue a devotion to education. Thank you Peters, Ms. Baratta (Mrs. Goodell), Mrs. Warren, Ms. Bologna and our angel, Mrs. Kennedy!
Marcela Escobar Escobar-Alava
Fave teachers: Mr Jenal & Mr Olsen!!
Margaret Collins McAusland
In honor of Sr. Jackie Jelley, SHCJSr. Jackie was an incredible support for me, particularly at the Senior school, but her support continued up until her illness overtook her.
Marian McCord Van Alyea
Marianne Marino Rorden
In honor of Stephanie JenalMs. Jenal was an inspirational teacher at Mayfield and made deep connections with her students.
Marissa & Mark Andrea
In honor of Kate MorinShe greeted us with a smile, and kept the ship sailing through a global pandemic and a major school facility upgrade and remodel — she is our Head of School, our hero, Kate Morin. Wishing Kate a glorious retirement! The Andrea family, Eliana Andrea - class of 2025.
Mark & Angie Ladd
I wanted to give back to MSS as a token of how much I valued and still value the school!
In honor of Anne DoudThank you to all my teachers at Mayfield. You made a difference in my life. And thank you to my big sister, Stacy Doud Hamilton.
In honor of Melissa Tighe and Dr. Chris Wilhelm
Mary Shea McConnell
Maureen Malley Smith
Forever grateful to have attended Mayfield
In honor of Maureen Shea
Melia Sechler Crousore
Michele Scalzo Conn
Michelle Hansen DeBoever
For my heroes: Ms. Tighe, Dr. B, Ms. Vaaz, and all the other amazing Mayfield faculty!
In honor of all my Mayfield colleagues: you inspire me with the myriad ways the Holy Child spirit comes alive though you at Mayfield!
In honor of Ana JensonMy beautiful daughter Michelle Gibson
In honor of the wonderful women in the class of 2026
Patti Bannan Pascale
Let’s go class of ‘86!!
With best wishes to Kate Morin, and with thanks to "hero teachers" Gina Pizzo, Mary Bologna, Catherine Morris, Mother Muriel Ratigan, Mary Huckaby, Sr. Michela Sparks, Mary Watkins, Anya Fisher, Sr. Elizabeth Barber, and others
In honor of The amazing teachers we had from 1983-87! Thank you for all of your love and support!!Let's go Class of '87!!
Ryan & Jennifer Squire
In honor of Kate MorinWe love you, Kate! Thank you for all you have done for Mayfield and our girls!
In memory of Nancy Hall and Patty Valerian
Sally Jeanne McKenna
In honor of Kate MorinWe love you Kate. Shadi and Jennifer Sanbar
Love class of 87!!
In honor of Mrs MorinShe has been an incredible inspiration to all who know her. Wishing her God’s continued blessings as she begins this new chapter in her life. She will be greatly missed on campus.
In honor of Mrs. MorinThank you, Mrs. Morin, for making my experience at Mayfield Senior so wonderful! You were an amazing Head of School and a great role model!
The Condon Family
The Montanez Family
In memory of Mrs Lisa Manning Pratt
In honor of Mr. Fisher. He motivates and encourages and teaches my daughter and other girls to reach for the stars. Thank you, sir. God bless you.Go Cubs!!!
Tu Phuong Nguyen Fong
Virginia Schlueter Jones
This donation is given in memory of Mother Mary Cecile who was the teacher who influenced my life in many ways. As a young student at Mayfield Junior School she started me on the way to be a lover of books and reading. She was always interested in what you were doing or interested in. You knew she cared about you.
Grace Kibler griffin
In honor of Anne Kibler
In honor of Dr. Bluementhal from the Bane family
Thank you to Mr. Alvarez and Ms. Gomez for giving our girls space to explore their voices and creating a second family for them at Mayfield!
In honor of Melissa Tighe
In honor of Angela Howell
In honor of all the faculty & staff of MSS
In honor of Mrs. Chou
In honor of Mrs. BraginSo many other teachers I want to honor….Ms. Wakefield, Gina Pizzo, Ms. Jenal, Mrs. Bortz, Ms. Rose.