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Alumni Mothers' Club

Board Members

Fifi Lugo

Lisa Brnjac
Vice President/

Vicki Milburn

Diane Bernard

Theresa Johnson
Mothers’ Club President

Jill McNieve
Past Mothers’ Club President

Annette Croghan
AMC Past President

Father Laurence Kriegshauser, O.S.B.

Mary Rhodes
Advancement Office Liaison

Committee Chairs:

Peg Petralia
Chic Boutique

Patty Heitz
Susan Kleinheider
Fall Mass & Dinner

Jill McNieve
Mardi Gras Party

Dr. Kathleen Dixon
First Friday Rosary

Sheila Michalski
Gift Gathering Party

Julia Masetti

Barb Donnelly
Peggy Lane

Lenten Series

Celine Kacmarek
Mary Lindmark
Margarita Party

Kelly Messmer
Monks' Thanksgiving Dinner

Leslie Foran
Prayer Line

Denise Cole
Kristina Hanley

Saint Nicholas Party

Patty Heitz
Susan Kleinheider
Switzer Christmas Decorating

Dear Priory Alumni Mothers,

Hello to all! I am so excited to be the President of the Alumni Mothers’ Club this year and to have the opportunity to welcome you to the AMC! Priory is such a special place, and we are all so fortunate to have had the Priory experience. I am looking forward to meeting all of you this year.

We have a number of wonderful events scheduled for the upcoming year, and I hope you will attend as many as your schedule allows. It promises to be an especially exciting year as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Xanadu on February 2, 2019 with our Golden Masquerade Ball. Please join us for this golden celebration.

There have been several recent additions to the Advancement Office at Priory, and I wanted to give you their contact information and a brief description of their responsibilities:

  • Janice Bailey, Director of Institutional Advancement - Major Gifts & Capital Campaign,; 314-434-3690, ext. 323.
  • Mary Rhodes, Assistant Director of Advancement - Xanadu, Mothers Club, Fathers Club, AMC,  Reserving Switzer House,; 314-434-3690, ext. 361.
  • Ann Bender, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Alumni Events, Gym Passes, Update Alumni Information,; 314-434-3690, ext. 326.
  • Jen Nowak, Assistant Director of Individual Giving/Priory Fund,; 314-434-3690, ext. 310.
  • Theresa Rogers, Operations Coordinator, Database Manager, Address Changes,; 314-434-3690, ext. 325

I want to extend an invitation to each and every one of you to join us this year. Please feel free to bring friends to our AMC events. Everyone is ALWAYS welcome!

It is going to be a fantastic year! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Laus Tibi Domine,

Fifi Lugo
Alumni Mothers' Club President

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