February 2021                
    TRUE MAROONS
Capital City Fruit has been recognized with the 2020 Business of the Year Award by the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce. The family-run business is led by DCHS alumnus and Foundation Board member Christian Comito '87, president and CEO of the company; alumnus Brendan Comito '85, chief operating officer; and Kieran Comito, vice president for purchasing. While dealing with the effects of the pandemic, the company has remained committed to its donation program which benefits local non-profits such as the DMARC Food Pantry, Catholic Worker House, and Food Bank of Iowa. Read more online
Robert Pascuzzi '82 is a writer and co-producer of "The Ravine," a Hollywood-feature film to be released on April 2, 2021. Inspired by true events, the film is based on his best-selling novel. Learn more and watch the trailer online.
The Des Moines Business Record has announced the 22nd annual list of Forty Under 40 honorees. Among those recognized are the following DCHS alumni: Kenia Calderon Ceron '13 (VP/Bilingual Business Development Director - GreenState Credit Union); Jen Cross '07 (VP of Donor Relations - Great Outdoors Foundation); Colleen MacRae '03 (Attorney/Shareholder - Nyemaster Goode PC); and Kendra Marshall '04 (Director, Business Strategy - Sammons Financial Group). The honorees will be profiled in the March 20 edition of the Business Record and recognized at an event on April 7. Congratulations to these outstanding alumni!  
Alumnus Kevin Judge '05 was recently featured by the Des Moines Symphony as part of their DMSO at Home series, a project aimed at connecting with the community online through videos, livestreamed concerts, and more. Judge is a professional musician with the Des Moines Symphony and a professor and academic advisor in the music department at Iowa State University.  
Pete Faber '95, owner of Barn Town Brewing, was recently featured in the Des Moines Register for the unique dining experience they are offering to help patrons maintain social distance amidst the pandemic. The restaurant and brewery is located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Follow them on Facebook or visit their website to learn more. 
Congratulations to Gina (Theisen) Bohler '79, RN, on her retirement. After thirty-three years of travel as an executive sales rep and forty-four years of patient care, she has relocated to Lake of the Ozarks. Her three children and two grandchildren are scattered throughout the Midwest. She looks forward to enjoying time on the lake and welcoming visits from family. 
WE ARE MAROONS 
We invite alumni, parents and friends of DCHS to support the We Are Maroons Annual Appeal which impacts every aspect of the DCHS experience, including faith and academic programming, student activities, athletics and the arts. Your support also ensures that EACH & EVERY student at DCHS receives a tuition reduction or financial assistance. To make a gift, please visit our website or mail a check to DCHS, 1400 Buffalo Rd.,WDM, IA 50265. 
EVENTS
APRIL 17: Bash Online 
Please join us for the Bash Online, a virtual celebration to benefit DCHS students! New for 2021: $10,000 all cash prizes in raffle ticket drawings, Golden Ticket drawing, a College Sweatshirt Boutique and more! To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit our website. Sponsorships are available! Please email Carolyn or call  515.222.1095. 

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REUNIONS
Golden Jubilee
Postponed until summer of 2021. Details to follow.  

Class of 1960 (Dowling/SJA)
Postponed until 2021. Details to follow.
Class of 1970
June 11-12, 2021
RSVP to Grace McCleary Meyer at grace.meyer@sbcglobal.net. Find details online.  
Class of 1975
June 11-13, 2021 (tentative date)
Please email reunion updates to Kathy Kirby Power at kkirbypower@dowlingcatholic.org
ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES
We would love to hear news and updates about you and your classmates! Please submit news online or email Kathy Kirby Power, Advancement Operations and Alumni Manager, at kkirbypower@dowlingcatholic.org.
To update your contact information, please click here .  
IN MEMORIAM
We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of alumni who have passed away.
Evelyn (Fortino) Bisanti '47 SJA
Gertrude "Trudy" (Kuntz) Hause '47 SJA
Anne Marie (Leo) McNeer '47 SJA
Edward J. Byrnes '49
Richard "Dick" Heger '50
Victor Zanona '51
Leonard Bishop '54
Raymond Leto '55
Julie (Gibbons) Grask '76
Bob Belmonte '79
Mark Rivituso '88
MATCHING GIFTS
Are you or your spouse employed by Principal Financial Group, Wells Fargo or Wellmark? These are just a few of the many employers that sponsor a matching gift program, providing an easy way to leverage your donation. 

To find out if your company participates, please visit our website. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and return to the Advancement Office with your gift. We'll take care of the rest! Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

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