After years of blessings and careful stewardship, the time has come for us to reach ever higher and expand our physical space - our school building. To that end, we undertook a clear-eyed assessment, gathering information from experts, and found there are enhancements we must make to prepare our students and our community for the challenges of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the 21st century.

And so, we are launching Ever Higher - The Campaign for Sacred Heart Academy and reaching out to our alumnae, parents, grandparents, and friends. We ask you to join this effort to ensure that this remarkable school and her Excelsior Women, continue to reach ever higher.

Sacred Heart Academy is a true community, a home away from home. Phase I of Ever Higher is all about enhancing this sense of community by building a new wing that will be an educational, social, and cultural hub.

This new wing is so much more than bricks and mortar. From the striking new entrance with top-notch security, it will serve as the true heart of our school. The new wing, or student center as we refer to it as, will feature new offices for the president, principal, admissions and alumnae, including an alumnae board room which will house precious reminders of our heritage. In addition, a much needed student commons where students can gather and where the kismet of students bumping into each other will encourage spontaneous collaboration and generate ideas, projects and activities. This new school center will truly be the hub of the school.

The relocated offices will have a domino effect, freeing up rooms throughout the school for use by faculty to tutor students and conference with parents, and for student clubs to meet. Such flexible space is currently at a premium.

The benefits of this new wing will be greater than its individual parts. The school center will improve security with a single, properly monitored entry point. It will support admissions, providing a welcoming experience for prospective families. And, as the school’s heart, it will enrich our culture and sense of community by improving accessibility for those who are disabled.


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Campaign Cabinet

Deborah Camner
Alora Caraglio Coppola ’08
Sallie Vece DeMarsilis ’82
David Garamella
Karen S. Harris
Elaine Mastagni Lamboley ’60
Francis Lamboley, Esq.
Nancy LaPointe
Stephen LaPointe
Sr. Sheila O'Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D., ’71

Campaign Committee

Tara Cocchiarella Barreira ’02
John F. Buckley, Jr., Esq.
Tricia Buckley

Mary Kathleen Carofano ’97
Elizabeth Christophy, Ph.D.
Ed Church
Tracy Salemme Church ’79

Jamie Coady ’94
Maura Wilson Coppola ’70
Anne Cropp, PharmD

John Cropp, Ph.D.
Kellie Ciaburro Guth ’88

Kevin Guth
Kristin Morico ’80
Brian Murphy
Maureen Sullivan Murphy ’75

Joyce Pellegrino ’66
Thomas Pursell, Esq.
Linda Sciascia

Roger Sciascia
Earl W. Tucker III
Mary Lavallee Tucker ’84

Joan Venditto ’59
Kathleen Vissers
Robert Vissers




Debbie Camner
Director of Mission Advancement
203-287-8181, x318

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