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Sacred Heart Society


Every gift to the Sacred Heart Schools is vital to reaching our goals and supporting all students and teachers across our campus. Sacred Heart Schools also recognizes our donors who can participate in our fundraising initiatives at a leadership level through membership in the Sacred Heart Society. Donors who support SHS through a leadership gift of $1,000 or more annually to the annual fund, scholarship, endowment, special project, or other restricted gifts are members of this group of Sacred Heart's most loyal supporters.

Sacred Heart Society donors are invited to our annual appreciation dinner each fall to celebrate their generosity to Sacred Heart, recognized in the Annual Report, and receive invitations and information throughout the year.






The Laurel Award

The Laurel Awards honors a member of the Sacred Heart Schools community whose commitment is to our schools in strong, deep-rooted, and wide-branched.




At the annual Sacred Heart Society Dinner held on September 27, 2022. Dr. Karen McNay, president of Sacred Heart Schools, bestowed the honor of the Laurel ward to Kristen Stuedle for her sustained dedication and commitment to our schools. 

Kristen is a 1987 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, a former Trustee on Sacred Heart Schools’ Board of Trustees, and a former Sacred Heart Academy Alumnae Board member. She is a Heart Award recipient, a multi-year reunion planner and class rep, a planned giving and scholarship donor, and a member of St. Margaret Mary parish 



Laurel Award 2021 honorees


In October 2021, Sacred Heart Schools honored our 2021 Laurel Award recipients, Steve and Terri Holloway Sautel '86, at the annual Sacred Heart Society dinner. Dr. Karen McNay, Sacred Heart Schools President, expressed our gratitude to Steve and Terri for their generous support of Sacred Heart Schools and Catholic education.


The laurel tree--strong, deep-rooted, and wide-branched--has long been part of our Ursuline history and is a significant element of the Ursuline Coat of Arms. We honor the Sautels for their time, talent, and treasure devoted to Sacred Heart Schools and thank them for their example of the Ursuline Core Values of community, reverence, service, and leadership.






Sacred Heart Schools was honored to present the 2020 Laurel Award to Bert and Barbara Duerr Trompeter ’50. The Trompeters embody and deeply value the legacy and charism of the Ursuline Sisters. It was this great respect that led them to sponsor the renovation and creation of the Ursuline Legacy Room in the Motherhouse.

Barbara graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1950 and was later blessed to give her five daughters- Ann Trompeter ’74, Kathy Trompeter’75, Jennie Trompeter Heintzmann ’77, Patti Trompeter Nash ’91, and Barbie Trompeter ’84- the gift of an Ursuline education.  The Ursuline Sisters have influenced their lives in a myriad of ways. When asked what inspired the couple to sponsor the Ursuline Legacy Room, they said quite simply “because of all the Ursuline Sisters have done for our family.”

To read more about the Trompeters and the Laurel Award please see the Fall 2020 Heartbeat by clicking here 



For more information on membership in the Sacred Heart Society please contact:

Sarah Wunderlin, SHA '04 | Director of Development


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