Alumni Weekend 2017

From hearing Bay Area Olympic champions discuss lessons in leadership to catching up with friends over a plate of BBQ, Alumni Weekend 2017 was a success thanks to Dons’ enthusiasm.


Alumni Award Recipients


Martha RyanMartha Ryan ’72, Alumna of the Year

Ryan founded the San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) nearly 30 years ago. It’s now a nationally recognized family resource center that serves 4,000 families annually and works to break the cycle of childhood poverty. Half of her staff of about 80 are former clients.

Nora Wu ’88Nora Wu ’88, Professional Achievement Award

Wu was PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) International’s vice chairwoman and global human capital leader of the firm’s talent strategy for over 20,000 people. She served on the Global Diversity Committee and initiated the PwC Business Women Leadership Roundtable in Shanghai.

Jim Fox ’66, JD ’69Jim Fox ’66, JD ’69, Public Service Award

Fox was San Mateo County District Attorney for 28 years. Before his retirement, he served as president of both the California District Attorneys Association and the National District Attorneys Association. He’s now president of the California State Bar Association.

Christine Coleman MA ’12Christine Coleman MA ’12, Fr. Privett Living the Mission Award

Coleman is a counselor and mental health educator for low-income students. In 2013, she founded Sol Sisters to provide women with holistic health services such as healing through expressive arts, empowerment through physical health and wellness, and mental and emotional support.

John and Susan SobratoJohn and Susan Sobrato, Cable Car Award

The Sobratos founded the Sobrato Family Foundation in 1996 to provide philanthropic support to local nonprofits. They’ve given more than $107.7 million to 442 organizations, and they have a passion for supporting Jesuit education.

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