Connelly Contact Winter 2022


Student accepting award

Goal Seven: Future

Goal Seven: Future “You must not hide the gifts God has given, but use them in His service.” -Cornelia Connelly By Maureen Grant ’87, P’17, P’18Trustee Goal Seven of the…

Group of 10 students

Goal Six: Personal Growth

Goal Six: Personal Growth “Be yourself but make that self just what Our Lord wants it to be.” -Cornelia Connelly By Julie ConnellyAssociate Director of Development & Special Assistant to…

Group of students volunteering with Special Olympics

Goal Five: Dignity

Goal Five: Dignity “Trust the children and never let your confidence in them be easily shaken. Confidence begets confidence.” -Cornelia Connelly By Catherine Albornoz ’98Head of Mission & Campus Minister…

Students in front of US Capitol

Goal Four: Justice

Goal Four: Justice “Give me, O Lord, a love full of action.” -Cornelia Connelly By Maureen AppelHeadmistress, 1994-2014 During the 60th anniversary year of Connelly School of the Holy Child,…

Two students doing a science project wearing goggles

Goal Three: Curriculum

Goal Three: Curriculum “Remember that it is not sufficient to have begun well; you must also persevere with courage and finish with resolution.” -Cornelia Connelly By Mary HopkinsAssistant Head of…

Four students with dog

Goal Two: Community

Goal Two: Community “I’m a cosmopolitan, the whole world is my country and heaven is my home.” -Cornelia Connelly By Dale CummingsMS Campus Minister, 1996-2012 Holy Child schools live, learn,…

Students in line for communion

Goal One: Faith

Goal One: Faith “…as you step on through the muddy streets, love God with your feet; and when your hands toil; and when you teach the children, love God with…

60 Years of Actions Not Words

60 Years of Actions, Not Words By Sister Connie CraigSociety of the Holy Child Jesus The Sisters of the Holy Child first arrived in the northwest DC area in 1954.…

Andrea Brunhart Donalty Class of 1989

Alumnae Spotlight: Andrea Brunhart Donalty ’89

Alumnae Spotlight:  Andrea Brunhart Donalty, Class of 1989  A high school apprenticeship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) sparked Capt. Andrea Donalty’s interest in a career in…

Ogechi at mass

Ogechi Akalegbere 2021 Winner of CCHD’s Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award

Ogechi Akalegbere was honored as the 2021 Winner of CCHD’s Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award on November 16th during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.…


Dani Perraut DeWitt
Head of Development
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Suzi Norris Montes de Oca '74
Director of Development & Alumnae Relations
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Kelly York Kelley '97
Director of Constituent Engagement
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Paula Fragomeni
Development Operations Manager

Becky Mulholland
Annual Fund Manager
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Cheryl Pascal
Events and Parent Engagement Manager
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Emily Walsh Elphick '99
Development Associate
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