Jesuit Sacramento Welcomes New Board Members
A letter from Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J., President

President's Letter

Dear Parents, Alumni, Alumni Parents, Benefactors, and Friends of Jesuit High School:

Tomorrow, July 31, is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order (Society of Jesus) and architect of the 500-year-old system of Jesuit education. On the eve of this important day, I am pleased to announce that Jesuit High School is blessed to have five new members join our Board of Trustees: Kelly Brothers ’82, Chris Campbell ’89, Kawanaa Carter, Gail de Back, and John Lemmon ’72. Over the years, partnership and collaboration have become central to the successful governance and leadership of Jesuit Schools around the world, something we celebrate today as we honor the original commitment of St. Ignatius and his faith-filled vision and philosophy of education grounded in following the example of Jesus Christ.

Now part of our 22-member board, these dedicated individuals bring to our Board an abundance of talent, years of expertise, and a firm commitment to our mission of providing a quality, Catholic, Jesuit education to young men from diverse backgrounds in the greater Sacramento region today, during these days of the pandemic, and into the future. 

We are also delighted to announce the new Chair of our Board of Trustees, Ms. Julie Nauman. Julie is an alumni parent (Alex ’11) who has served on our Board for many years. She was most recently Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect. Julie succeeds Mr. Todd Stone ’75, who completed his two years of service as Chair. Todd will remain on our Board for one more year to complete his term. 

All Jesuit schools are committed to the education and formation of the whole person—mind, body, soul, and spirit. The partnership and collaboration of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and benefactors enable Jesuit Sacramento to meet its goals and fulfill its ambitious mission of providing a one-of-a-kind life-building experience in helping our students and graduates make a positive difference in the world.

The motto of the Jesuits, from St. Ignatius, is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (AMDG), a Latin phrase meaning For the Greater Glory of God. May this motto continue to guide all of us to live with a spirit of gratitude, generosity, and commitment to the common good of all women and men in the world. Be assured that all members of the three Jesuit ministries in the Sacramento Region— Jesuit High School, Cristo Rey High School, St. Ignatius Loyola Parish and School— will be remembered in the Mass and prayers of the Sacramento Jesuit Community tomorrow. I invite you to join us for the 8:00 a.m. morning Mass from St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish on our social media channels. 

St. Ignatius Loyola, pray for us!

Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J.