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Bonjour!

 

Join the Immaculate family

at

The Pride Gala

benefiting the students of Immaculate Conception High School

 

"Springtime in Paris"

 

Silent Auction bidding

Sunday, May 8, 2022 to Friday, May 13, 2022

 

The Main Event

Friday, May 13, 2022

7:00 pm

Mayfair Farms

West Orange

 

-Cocktail Attire-


Questions??

Nora Bishop

973-744-7445, Ext. 26

Gala@ICHSpride.org 

-Honoring-

Hon. Jose' Linares '71

Adriana Mazza '69, ICHS Board Chair

and

The 50th anniversary classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972


-Featuring-

Live Auction - Silent Auction

-Paddle Raise-

Distinguished Young Alumni Wall of Wine

Restaurant Row - 50/50 Raffle

 

-Details-

Mayfair Farms

481 Eagle Rock Avenue

West Orange

 

7:00 pm Cocktails and Preview

8:00 pm Dinner and Program

10:30 Dancing ????

 

 

 

Join Us in Honoring...

 

 

 

Hon. Jose' Linares '71

-THE "IMPACT" AWARD-

 

...bestowed annually at The Pride Gala, acknowledging "One who truly supports the mission of Immaculate Conception High School, gives selflessly of his/her time and talents, demonstrates the quality of compassion, and recognizes that every student deserves to realize his/her dreams of high school, college, and a successful future."

 

 

The Honorable Jose Linares chairs McCarter and English's Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. He served as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, having been nominated to the bench by the President and confirmed by the Senate in 2002. Prior to joining the United States District Court, he served as a superior court judge in Essex County, New Jersey. Before joining the bench, Judge Linares headed his own law firm where he litigated products and medical cases.

An acknowledged thought leader, Judge Linares lectures nationally on litigation and patent cases. He has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall School of Law and led the New Jersey District Court's 2017 Sentencing Symposium and the 2018 New Jersey District Court National Opioid Symposium. Judge Linares is a fellow of the American Bar Association and has been honored with several prestigious recognitions, including the New Jersey State Bar Distinguished Judicial Service Award, the James J. McLaughlin Professionalism Award presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Gerald B. O'Connor Award. He is also the recipient of several lifetime achievement awards.

Breaking ground as the first Hispanic to serve as Chief of the United States District Court of New Jersey and the first Cuban-born District Court Chief in the United States, Judge Linares champions diversity and inclusion and has helped change the face of the federal court. He is an active member of the firm and serves on McCarter's Diversity Committee and as a member of the firm's Social Justice Project Team. Judge Linares is also involved in numerous civic and nonprofit activities and regularly volunteers his time to various causes supporting young adults through both educational efforts and local youth sports programs.

 

Hon. Jose Linares, continued...

 

Judge Linares is a member of Cento Amici, a community organization dedicated to providing need-based scholarship assistance to qualified students in New Jersey. Its mission is to enhance the educational opportunities for those who need it most, and who are most underserved by existing need-based programs.  Cento Amici has financially supported students from Immaculate Conception High School for the past four years, with a total of $35,000 in scholarship contributions.

 

 

 

Jose...

You have not only made a difference in the lives of our Young Lions, but you have also made an extraordinary mark in the field of law. Thank you for living a life of service to others, for advocating the importance of diversity and inclusion, and for greatly honoring your Cuban heritage. You have employed kindness and integrity in each of your endeavors and have truly made an "impact" on the world. 

This evening we proudly salute you!

Join Us in Honoring...

 

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Adriana Mazza '69

-THE "HEART OF A LION" AWARD-


...presented annually at The Pride Gala to a member of the Immaculate family who "exemplifies the values set forth by the founding Sisters of Charity, and who has achieved a lifetime of distinguished service and unmitigated spirit...one who truly possesses the "Heart of a Lion."

 

Adriana Mazza (Bonavolonta) was born in Newark, NJ to Ralph and Mary Bonavolonta. Ralph emigrated to the United States from Italy, arriving in New York the day the stock mark crashed in 1929.  Her mother Mary was born and raised in Newark, NJ. They met in 1938, married in 1940, and celebrated 70 years of married life together. They had three children and Adriana was the youngest. Her parents were devout Catholics, firm believers in Catholic education, and for most of their lives were active parishioners in their church. Even though it was financially difficult for them, they managed to send all three of their children through Catholic schools. Their two daughters attended Immaculate Conception and their son went to St. Benedict's Prep.

Adriana's family resided in Newark until 1958 when her parents bought a long-dreamed of home in Montclair,  close to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Thus, they initially joined that parish.  When they realized OLMC did not have a school, they joined Immaculate Conception Parish and supported both for many years. They were active in both parishes, believing it was their responsibility to give back to their community in any way they could. They instilled those same values in their children and grandchildren.

Adriana attended both Immaculate Conception Grammar and High Schools, graduating in 1969.  She then attended Seton Hall University, majoring in History and Political Science, and graduated in 1973.  After beginning her career, she went on to receive a Paralegal Certification from New York University and an MBA in Human Resource Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, attending both institutions in the evening, while working full time.  Adriana worked for several companies during her career, holding positions from Benefits & Compensation Analyst up through VP Human Resources.  She recently retired from Ricoh USA, Inc.

Adriana resides in Fairfield, NJ with her husband Mark. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Danielle and her husband Douglas, and a son, Christopher, and have recently become grandparents. She is an active member of St. Thomas More Parish, serving as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister.  She joined the Board of Trustees of Immaculate Conception High School in 2013, and recently became its Chairperson.  She is committed to continuing the good work started by past Chairpersons, to strengthening ICHS as we prepare for our Centennial anniversary in 2025, and to ensuring that ICHS remains a viable institution for the next 100 years. 

Adriana Mazza, continued...

 

Adriana,

We are delighted to bestow the "Heart of a Lion" award on you in gratitude for your many years of service to your alma mater. You provided leadership during  the "Save Immaculate" campaign and showed great dedication to the future of IC by your many years as a trustee .  We look forward to your stewardship as Board Chair, as you lead Immaculate to its 100th birthday!

Immaculate is proud to present...

 

Pat Tully

Pat Tully, auctioneer

Click here to meet the incomparable Pat Tully and see him in action!

 

-Silent Auction-

Bidding begins Sunday, May 8, 2022 and ends on Friday, May 13, 2022 (time TBA)

REGISTER above.  BID by phone.

You will receive a TEXT if another guest outbids you. Then it's YOUR TURN!

 

Winning bidders may receive their items at the Pride Gala, if in attendance.

Successful bidders "at home" must pick up their items May 16 - 20, 9am - 5pm, or by appointment.

-Silent Auction Categories-

 

"Pour Dames"

(for the ladies...)

 

"Pour Hommes"

(for the gentlemen...)

 

"Pour la Maison"

(accoutrements for your home)

 

"Des Sports"

(sports collective)

 

"La Petit Fille et La Petit Garcon"

(for the younger set...)

 

"La Soiree"

(fill your social calendar)

 

"Les Indulgences"

(indulge yourself)

 

"Je ne Sais Quoi"

(Parisian tidbits)

-Immaculate Conception High School Salutes our Generous Pride Gala Sponsors-

 

-$20,000-

"Eiffel Tower" Sponsor

 

 

 

-$15,000-

"Arc de Triomphe" Sponsor

 Anonymous

 

 

-$10,000-

"Notre Dame de Paris" Sponsor

The Triggs Family

-$5,000-

"Palace of Versailles" Sponsor

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

Anonymous

Patricia and Kevin Cummings

Healey Family Foundation

InvestorsBank

Pierson Family Foundation

Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

Rodriguez Strategies

Stetz Belgiovine Manwarren and Wallis, congratulating Jose and Adriana


-$4,900-

"Le Marais" Sponsor

Mara Codey, Trustee, and Wilfrido DelSalto

 

 

-$2,500-

"Champs-Elysees" Sponsor

Arthur Martin, Esq., Trustee

Jill and William C. '57 Slattery

Jeanne Smith, Trustee

 

-$2,000-

"Moulin Rouge" Sponsor

Michele Laracy-Bowen '61

 

$1,800

"Cote d'Azur" Sponsor

William C. Slattery '57

-$1,500-

"Mont Saint-Michel" Sponsor

The Triggs Family

  

-$1,000-

"The Louvre" Sponsor

Nanina's in the Park - The Park Savoy - Park Chateau Estate and Gardens

Sharon and Bobby Bainbridge

Keith Banks

Timothy Bishop, Iconic Equities 

Claudio Diaz

Phyllis Fasone, Trustee

ipz - international players/zito partners

Art Linares '78

Jose Linares '71/McCarter & English

Eileen Cummins Lott and James L. Lott, Esq. '80, Trustee

Adriana '69, Trustee, and Mark Mazza

Travis O'Brien

Edward O'Dowd, Sr. '61

O'Toole Scrivo, LLC

Jean Merrill Pascuiti '66, Trustee,  in honor of James M. Pascuiti '64

Maryjane Reilly '70

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

-$600-

"Le Chateau" Sponsor

Todd Guillaume '12, Trustee

 

-$500-

"Coco Chanel" Sponsor

The Yanecek Family - in celebration of Adriana Mazza - we love you Aunt A!!

Alanza Burke '03

Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody, & Agnello

Caldwell University

Patricia Colbert

Country Club Services

Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms

Goya Foods

Grapes Electric Inc./John Grapes

The Grube Family

The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey

Joseph Kiernan '82

Kaslander Lumber Co., Inc

Kathy and Michael '73, Trustee, Malkinski

McCormack Plumbing and Heating, LLC

MCM Mechanical Corp.

Merendino Contracting

Montclair Tree and Landscape Experts

NJM Insurance Group

Sanamex Cleaning & Maintenance Services

Marie and Bill Sellitti

Shotmeyer Brothers, Charles Shotmeyer

Maisha Sturdivant '91

Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute

Union Stone Cleaning and Restoration, Inc.

 

-$300-

"Provence" Sponsor

Kathleen Hickey Madden '70

Judy Thanhauser '77

 

 

-$250-

"Patisserie" Sponsor

Mary Lou Alter '69

Lisa Boccassini

Brian J. Brennan '71

Governor Richard Codey

Mary Ann and Chuck DiGiaimo

Elissa Santoro, M.D.

Msgr. Timothy J. Shugrue

Congratulations and well-deserved, Jose!  From, Sal and Donna Cocco

 

-$200-

"Renoir" Sponsor

Nancy Angell

AP Murphy Group

Linda and Jules Bonavolanta

Caggiano Memorial

JOSTENS

James '49 and Margaret O'Brien

Philip and Kathleen Oddo

Pomptonian Food Service

Frank Van Morrelgem

 

 

-$150-

"Cafe' de Flore" Sponsor

New Jersey City University extends our warmest congratulations to the Hon. Jose L. Linares '75

on this well-deserved recognition.

Belair Services, Jason Allora

Boys to Leaders Foundation

Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of Newark

Cannone & Company

Regina Galietti

Nicholas A. Grieco, Esq. and Elnardo Webster, Esq

Jean Kirk '62

MAP International Import & Export

Denise Mirabile '70

New Jersey City University Foundation

O'Boyle Funeral Home

Pleasantdale Nurseries

Judy Schmidt '69

Walter Bauman Jewelers 

-$125-

"L'ecole" Sponsor - Treat a Teacher to the Gala!

Joseph J. Bell, Esq.

Ellington Brown '62

Paul Fitzsimmons '82

Susan Forber '65

Nick Grosch TWO TEACHERS

Guymar Construction Co.

Mary Haack '58

Paulyn Holandez '95

Adriana Mazza '69 - TWO teachers

Frank McCarthy '59

Tom Nelson '79 - TWO teachers

Judy Thanhauser '77

 

-$100-

"Veuve Clicquot" Sponsor

American Royal Hardware

Wellington Brown '61

Budget Print 

Robert Cooney

Carol DeCelie

Tom and Alice Demski

Robert Deso '61

Madeline and Gerard Gallagher, in honor of Jim Pascuiti

Future Generation Inc.

Paul and Karen Hugus, in memory of Jim Pascuiti

Msgr. Michael Kelly

Knights of Columbus

Kyocera Document Solutions

Kathleen Larsson '71

Gemma Lyons

Mayfair Farms

Robert McCullough '58

Bud '68 and Chris '70 McNichol

S.K. Monahan

Joan Munnelly '70

Yvette M. Palmer '67

Jack Robinson

One Source Solutions

Teresa Stevens '64

Gerard Vitiello

Thomas Walsh, Esq. '85

-$50-

"Macaron" Sponsor

Ellen J. Brady

Barbara Curran-Guarino '71

Patty Farley '76

Montclair Golden River

Mary Scott '66

 

-$25-

"La Boulangerie" Sponsor

Sharon Stephens Sutton

 

 

"Claude Monet" Sponsor

-Live Auction Photographs-

Anna Pence '76

-Immaculate Conception High School-

Gratefully acknowledges the generosity and spirit of our Young Alumni for their contributions to...

 

"The Distinguished Young Alumni Wall of Wine"

Kenyatta Austin '06, $25

Kathleen Badillo '94, $100

Jeanine Begley, Notre Dame University Friend of IC, $25

Stacy Bryant '92, $25

Kimberly Carrillo '06, $100

Danielle Gaston '06, $100

Katherine Harripersaud '05, $250

Rashaad Harris '07, $40

Mary Perrotti, Notre Dame University Friend of IC, $100

Candace Pickering '06, $500

 

 

-Many thanks to our other Immaculate family members who have donated to the Wall of Wine-

Mary Dubois

Mary Jane Manfra '71

Jeanne Smith

Thank you to our neighbors, who who generously partner with us in support of our Young Lions!

 

3 Sons Thai Kitchen - Roseland

Airwick Products 

Ani Ramen House - Montclair

Applebee's

Avenue Bistro - Verona

Bagel Box - West Orange

Bareburger - Montclair

Bartlett's Greenhouses and Florist - Clifton

Bluemercury - Montclair

Caldwell Nursery - West Caldwell

Chipotle Mexican Grill

COSTCO - East Hanover

Crunch Fitness - Verona

Dolly Moo - Montclair

Ed's Antiques - Montclair

Fairchilds Marketplace - Roseland

Faubourg - Montclair

Fleet Feet - Montclair

Forte' Pizzeria and Ristorante - Caldwell

Frank Anthony's Gourmet Italian - Verona

Fume' Cigar Lounge and Shop - Montclair

Guerriero Gelato & Cakes - Caldwell and Montclair

Golf Galaxy - East Hanover

 

Our Neighbors, continued...

The Highlawn - West Orange

Jack's Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar- Montclair

Jack's Store - Montclair

Jersey Mike's - West Caldwell

Jim Johnston's Steakhouse and Pub - Roseland

Laboratorio Kitchen - Montclair

La Cucina Piccola - Roseland

La Famiglia Ristorante - Caldwell 

La Pizza - Roseland

Lithos - Livingston

Marra's Deli and Restaurant - Roseland

Montclair Golden River - Montclair

Montclair House Grill - Montclair

Napoli Trattoria & Pizzeria - Montclair

Park Avenue Art Studio - Caldwell

Playa Bowls - Montclair

Regal Bank - Roseland

Rezza - Roseland

Samba - Montclair

Spuntino - Clifton

Starbucks - Montclair

Thatcher McGee's - Fairfield

Total Wines - West Orange

A Note of Thanks...

 

...to the ICHS Board of Trustees

...for your undying commitment to the future of IC. 

The Immaculate community is blessed by your generosity, faith, and vision and the Pride Gala is proof of your dedication.

 

 

...to our Development Team

Patrick, Mary Ann, Alexa, Elaine, and Linda

...for the endless hours that each of you put in to assure that the Gala, and IC in general, will be here to celebrate our 100th birthday...and beyond!

It is an absolute pleasure to work with you EVERY DAY!

 

 

...to the Faculty and Staff of ICHS

...for your extraordinary dedication to the school we love!  Your efforts to educate and mentor our Young Lions are remarkable.  May they always look back on their years here and know that they were loved.

And...thank you for your DELICIOUS recipes and your time in orchestrating the evening's success!

A Message of Thanks, continued...

 

...to Russ and Gery Gil

...so glad to be back in person to see you doing what you do best...lending your love, friendship, and enthusiasm in all that you do!

(in this case...THE WALL OF WINE!)

 

 

...to our VOLUNTEERS,

Jackie Dorman, Debbie Durning, Mary Plaia, Mary Jane Manfra, Anna Pence, Russ and Gery Gil, Donna LaVitola, Pat Rademaker, JoAnne DiAgostino, and Judy Thanhauser

...who are ALWAYS at the ready to "do what it takes"

Your time, creativity, and inspiration lend beauty and success to the Gala.

 

 

...to Mike Ramundo

...who is ALWAYS doing things behind the scenes to keep "all things" IC in good order!

 

 

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...and to YOU, our Immaculate family

 Without YOUR extraordinary support and love, the Pride Gala, and Immaculate Conception High School, simply would not still be that "little gem on Cottage Place."  I am sure that the Sisters of Charity from 1925 look down on you with a smile, knowing that their vision endures, while we are proudly looking forward to celebrating that incredible milestone of a

100th birthday!  Yes, God is good.

 

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It's GALA season-

Reminisce...

Recognize the value in our Young Lions...

Raise your paddles high and frequently because YOU ARE CHANGING LIVES.

-Merci'-

 
Wishing you and your family continued health.

Blessings,

Nora Sweeney Bishop '76

Director of Alumni Relations and Events