From the President's Desk

Dear Pioneer Nation,

Last month, you received a letter from me describing some recent facility updates and an introduction to our annual giving campaign. However, there are many new features at Duchesne!! For example, our new school board of limited jurisdiction has elected its officers. They are:

  1. Theresa (Lynch) Ruzicka ’78 – Chairperson
  2. Dave Romeo ’77 – Vice Chairman
  3. Matt Johannesman ’85 – Treasurer
  4. Jack Borgmeyer ’97 – Secretary 

For more information on our outstanding board, see this link:

Our strategic planning is well underway. Domain chairs have submitted their reports, and we are organizing our training and goal-writing sessions. I cannot thank everyone enough for all their time and dedication to ensure Duchesne will have a vibrant future. With everything happening in the world, shaping leaders in mind, body, and spirit has never been more important!

Ms. Becky Williamson, director of advancement, will send a letter next week regarding the Pioneer Fund and reoccurring gifts. Top-achieving advancement programs cover 15% of a school's operating expenses. This year, Duchesne's operating expenses are approximately $4.9 million. 

So what about #iGiveCatholic, the Duchesne Gala, and Fund-a-Need? These programs are vital in providing Duchesne with the necessary funds to support new programs and facility enhancements. This year, the money raised through #iGiveCatholic will go toward a new virtual reality lab, a greenhouse for our newly updated garden area (link here) a dance studio and changing area, and a new weight room floor. 

For Duchesne High School to continue serving our families, the Pioneer Fund, #iGiveCatholic, and Fund-A-Need serve unique and essential functions. Please consider making a monthly reoccurring gift for our Pioneer Fund and participating in our Fund-a-Need at our Gala on February 3. (The 2023 #iGiveCatholic campaign is now closed. Duchesne raised over $263,000 and set a record for our Archdiocese!) 

Duchesne has an incredible community!! We thank you in advance for your generosity, continued support, and prayers. 

It truly is a Great Day to be a Pioneer!!

God bless, 

Susan Noonan