Celebrate SAGE

Celebrate SAGE

Minneapolis–Saint Paul



To Our Colleagues and Friends in Minneapolis–Saint Paul:

We welcome you to celebrate with your fellow Healey partner schools through SAGE 2017. Whether or not you’re able to join us in Philadelphia on October 26, you are cordially invited to share in the learning opportunities and accolades.

Your School’s Eligibility for SAGE 2017 Awards

As a Healey partner elementary school having completed year one in the Advancement Methodology, you are eligible for the following School Advancement Grants for Excellence:

  • Highest percentage growth in enrollment K-8, $5,000
  • Specialty awards in categories revealed the night of the event
  • The Founder’s Award, $15,000 

Lisa Anderson, Healey Director of Schools, stands for a warm welcome from the audience at SAGE 2016. During the past year, Lisa has coached Minneapolis–Saint Paul schools in best practices for enrollment management and advancement. New Boards of Specified Jurisdiction are now in place at the schools.

Three Lucky Winners Selected to Join Us in Philadelphia

In early September, three winners from among our Minneapolis–Saint Paul partner schools were chosen impartially to join us in Philadelphia on October 26 as all-expenses-paid guests. Names were drawn by a University of St. Thomas senior who didn’t know any of the entrants.

The winners: 

Advancement Director: Tierney Peters, St. Alphonsus Catholic School (Brooklyn Center)

Pastor: Father Dennis Dempsey, St. Dominic School (Northfield). Unfortunately, Fr. Denny is not able to attend so has asked Principal Vicki Kalina Marvin to attend in his place.

Principal: Patrick O’Keefe, Blessed Trinity Catholic School (Richfield) 

Travel and overnight accommodations will be included. Nicole DiCroce, the Foundation’s Executive Assistant / Office Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ, will be in touch regarding logistics. 

All other colleagues and friends of the Foundation may register online.

Special Welcome Planned  

Attendees from Minneapolis–Saint Paul will be invited to join us at an afternoon tea, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet informally and enjoy conversation with several Healey alumni school hosts. Healey Directors of Schools will also attend. More details are on the way!

SAGE award winners in attendance will join us on stage to receive their awards. For a winning school from Minnesota without representatives present: Gail Dorn, President, Catholic Schools Center of Excellence, will receive the award on your behalf and deliver it in person. Gail will be our keynote speaker for the Celebration of Achievement.

The Visionary Board: Leading Your Catholic School Due North

We’ll be thrilled if you can attend our first Symposium, featuring 1½ hours of power talks and Q&A, immediately prior to the Celebration. If you’re unable to attend, no worries. Your Healey Director of Schools will provide an overview following the event, complete with video vignettes and a helpful takeaway tool.