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2020-2021 Alumni Events

 

TURN ON THE LIGHTS

Dear SI Alumni,

Yesterday, several hundred SI alumni, parents and friends gathered on Zoom for the Power Hour, a fundraising event to raise money for SI Lights at J.B. Murphy Field. It was a who’s-who of SI’s vast and deep community. Former 49ers Head Coach and NFL Game Day host Steve Mariucci was the keynote speaker along with legendary SI Football Coach Gil Haskell.
 
The goal was to raise $1 million to get the lights installed in early 2021, and the event was punctuated by generosity, laughs and financial support that will soon make lights a reality. It was an event that demonstrates how SI is moving forward despite the twists and turns of this terrible pandemic. Moving Wildcat Forward.
 
Wildcat Forward because we have faced and are overcoming so many challenges this year and now have much to celebrate. SI students began returning to campus for in-person classes last week! Our teachers, administrators, and staff have been working around the clock to comply with health department regulations and we eagerly welcomed our students back to the halls of 37th Avenue. Hallelujah. 

Wildcat Forward because we have received approval from the City of San Francisco to install permanent lights on J.B. Murphy Field after years of planning and neighborhood engagement. Evening illumination will extend the sports day, allowing our teams to practice and play games safely without leaving campus. Continuing to invest in physical education makes this vital part of the SI experience more widely available to all of our students. 

Wildcat Forward because, for this academic year, SI has announced that it is awarding financial aid to 24% of our students, and we couldn’t be more proud. Our scholarship endowment fund will provide $3.9 million of the projected $6 million needed for financial aid this year. Your contribution to our annual fund makes our school stronger and impacts every student, every day. 

That is why we also say, Together We Give. It is only through the shared effort and financial commitment of our community that St. Ignatius continues to move forward. Together We Give so that more families can experience the incomparable benefits of a Jesuit education and grow the leaders of tomorrow. Together We Give to offset the burden on our operating funds due to Covid-19 classroom upgrades, scheduled academic innovation, and financial aid. Together We Give to send a message that the spirit that’s sustained the St. Ignatius community for 165 years continues to strengthen no matter what the world throws at us. 

Join us and help us go Wildcat Forward
 
To support our Wildcat Forward campaign please visit: siprep.org/lights

Stay safe and GO CATS!

Tom Hsieh '83
Director of Alumni Relations

The SI Alumni Department is actively working on digital products to share with alumni and friends as a way to stay in touch, lift spirits, and engage at a time when we cannot otherwise do so. Now we are launching Wildcat Alumni Network, a collection of stories from our deep library of SI history.

Help us Light it Up

We are excited to announce that after years of planning, we will be installing permanent lights on J.B. Murphy Field. Earlier this summer the SF Planning Commission voted 6-1 in favor of our application and on October 20th the SF Board of Supervisors accepted their vote.

This development takes tremendous pressure off our Athletic Department to find off-campus fields, which have been less and less available over the past 10 years, and especially benefits our six soccer programs during the winter months when sunlight is limited.

Our goal is to have the lights installed during the second semester, an ambitious goal to say the least; but with the sports schedule crunch next semester, lights will make games and practices possible. We hope that you will help us light the future for our students!

JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL FUNDRAISER FOR LIGHTS ON MURPHY FIELD!

DATE: November 18, 2020
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Zoom webinar
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Mariucci, NFL GameDay Sportscaster and Former Head Coach for the San Francisco 49ers

RSVP: https://forms.gle/JqUGEkF4d98S5FhJ9

Donors who give $500 or more will be memorialized on a plaque at J.B. Murphy Field!

MAKE A GIFT:
https://www.givecampus.com/schools/StIgnatiusCollegePreparatory/si-s-power-hour-j-b-murphy-field-lights-fundraiser#updates

READ MORE:
https://www.siprep.org/giving/support/power-hour

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Curt Mallegni '67 Honored with Christ the King Award

The SI Alumni Board recently met and selected this year's recipient of the Christ the King Award.

The Christ the King Award honors SI alumni "who have distinguished themselves in their professions, who have shown a commitment to the SI community and who best exemplify the ideal of service to God and fellow man."

Curt Mallegni of the Class of 1967 was such a man and is a well-deserving recipient. Curt passed away on January 28, 2020, after a short illness. He was 70 years old. He is only the fifth recipient to receive the award posthumously since the award originated in 1960. His wife Kathy will receive the award in his honor.

Here is a story about Curt Mallegni's wonderful life and great contributions to SI in Genesis by Paul Totah.

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