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Why People Give to the Carroll Patriot Fund


Why Members of the 2022-2023 Leadership Team continue to give back to the Carroll Patriot Fund year after year...


Faculty & Staff Chair 

"Witnessing any student's journey of becoming a good human, excellent Patriot, and most importantly, great disciple of Christ, is the greatest inspiration for my support of the Carroll Patriot Fund.  As a parent, I attribute my children’s love for Archbishop Carroll High School to the best faculty and staff that support and inspire our students every day.  As a staff member, I am blessed to work in a community, formed in Christ, that works tirelessly to be of service to our students and their families.  My support of The Patriot Fund gives more families the opportunity to be a part of this amazing Patriot community and build a stronger future for their children.

~Nicole Druck, Carroll Director of Database Management

Parent Captains, Class of 2023

“The Patriot Fund enables a high school experience that encourages a faith journey, service to the common good, and academic excellence.  No other area high school does this better.  For our daughter, Mia, Carroll provided stability, opportunity, and an exceptional education despite the typical pandemic high school experience of most other seniors today.  As parents, we are grateful that CHS educates the whole student.  We hope our generosity sets a good example for our children that charitable donations enable positive change in the world.”

         ~Duane & Sara Harrison, Carroll Parents of Mia ‘23 and Louis ’32

Parent Captains, Class of 2024

“From the very first time we visited Archbishop Carroll High School, we could tell that Carroll was a very special place.  Our daughter, Sydney, has grown both academically and spiritually in the Carroll environment, which inspires curiosity.  The unique house system, athletic teams, and the myriad of extracurricular activities help students form lifelong friendships. ,We have been welcomed into the Carroll community, which has become like a family to us. ,The impact that Carroll has made in our lives is immeasurable, and we hope that our contributions to The Patriot Fund will help make a difference in the lives of future Patriots."

~Jeff & Griselle Ortiz-Ramsey, Carroll Parents of Sydney '24

Parent Captains, Class of 2025

“'We donate to Archbishop Carroll High School for many reasons.  Carroll is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith, challenges students academically, creates a sense of community with the House System, and provides students with a variety of extracurricular activities.  Our son has excelled in so many ways through the dedication of his teachers, coaches, and staff.  Carroll is truly amazing, and we are blessed to be a part of this community.  We couldn't have asked for a better high school experience for our son, and for that we are very grateful.  Our donation now will continue to give students of the future the same opportunities our son has today.” 

~Brian & Jennifer Pleiman, Carroll Parents of Lukas '25

Parent Captains, Class of 2026

“We are proud Carroll parents!  We chose Archbishop Carroll High School for its academic strength and its commitment to nurturing students’ Catholic identity and faith.  Over the years, we’ve been so impressed by the genuine care and dedication shown to students by all of the adults at Carroll: faculty, staff, administration, coaches, volunteers, and parents!  We, like everyone, have choices on where we spend our time, talents, and treasure.  We support Carroll by volunteering our time and talents with the band, baseball, and volleyball teams, St. Pat’s Fest, and the school as a whole because we want it to be the best.  We care about not only our children’s experiences, but of all those at Archbishop Carroll— it takes a village!  We also support Carroll with our treasure, because, let’s face it, providing top-notch laboratories, technology, equipment, student retreats, and athletic facilities costs money.  Carroll is resourceful and fiscally responsible, yet the Carroll community still needs our help.  Our financial support is an investment in education and helps the school prepare students for the world in which they will live after graduation.  Additionally, monetary support helps this wonderful school offer tuition assistance so students with financial need may benefit from a Catholic high school education as well.  We are all called to grow God’s kingdom, and for us, supporting Archbishop Carroll High School and its students— the future of our Faith— is a part of acting on that call."

~Jon & Tressa Kneer, Carroll Parents of Audrey ’21, Evan ’23, and Isabella ’26

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 1967

"I confess to some nostalgia in the last few years.  Things I haven't thought about for a long time are once again becoming important to me — the things we did along the way, things to be thankful for.  Among those things is my time spent at Carroll and the education and relationships made there.  I remember dedicated teachers and coaches, both lay and religious, who helped us through these very formative years.  Maybe, like some of you, I met my best lifetime friend and made other close and lasting relationships with Carroll classmates that remain today.  Our years at Carroll provided us with the Christian foundation and background to participate in and succeed in a difficult and challenging world.  We came together at Carroll in a Catholic environment that taught values the world needs.  We need to continue this Carroll tradition and make a gift so that those currently attending Carroll can, like us, one day look back with pride and gratitude for the Catholic education they received."

~Steve Freeze, Carroll Class of 1967

Alumni Class Agents, Class of 1973

"As past graduates of Immaculate Conception Grade School, Carroll High School, and the University of Dayton, we appreciate and support Catholic education.  Catholic Schools are communities that inspire academic, spiritual, and social success.  We have made lifetime friends from Catholic schools that we continue to value today.  Our children and grandchildren have and still benefit from a balanced Catholic education with financial support from the community.  In honor of our 50-year reunion, we challenge the class of ‘73 to contribute to the Patriot Annual Fund so future generations can benefit by building values and friends for a lifetime."

~Richard & Nancy (Spoerl) Vogel, Carroll Class of 1973

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 1978

"Carroll provided the foundation that I required for my path in life.  The values, faith, commitment, and mission that the entire Carroll staff delivers to the student body is an uncompromised example of what a Catholic education can provide.  The lifelong memories and friendships that were forged during my early years at Carroll are still cherished even after 45 years.  I invite the Class of 1978 to help perpetuate this feeling of ‘Carroll Community’ and provide a donation to the Carroll Patriot Fund to help preserve this great institution and culture for decades to come.

~David Green, Carroll Class of 1978

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 1983

Archbishop Carroll High School held so many memories 40 years ago through strong academics, caring educators, and expansive extracurriculars.  I am thankful for the Catholic values and dedication to service that was instilled in me and my children during our time at Carroll.  With your support, we can continue to create opportunities today for the next generation of leaders.  Please join me in investing in the education that shaped who we are today and beyond."

~Eddie Heigel, Carroll Class of 1983; Carroll Parent of Jordan ‘10 and Jillian ’13

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 1988

"As a high-schooler, I really didn’t have it all figured out, but my Carroll community – teachers, friends, coaches, parents – were there to help me learn to figure it all out.  35 years later, the Carroll community is still helping to provide both my current (Nathan, ’23) and soon-to-be (Ryan, ’27) Patriots the same great foundation, all while establishing some life-long friendships of their own.  As an alumna, I feel like it’s my obligation to return the favor to the Carroll community by giving back however I can.  To me, it’s the perfect celebration of 35 years of friendships, learning, and amazing experiences."

~Maria (Chilia) Snizik, Carroll Class of 1988; Carroll Parent of Nathan ‘23 and Ryan ’27

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 1993

“The Carroll experience has always held special meaning to my family and me.  It is hard to believe that it has been 30 years since we graduated.  I still cherish the memories of walking through the halls, being challenged in classes, forming life-long friendships, and ringing the victory bell after football games.  These memories remind me that we are all part of a special community, and as alumni, that community endures.  Carroll had a profound impact on me by teaching me to think critically, act honorably, and walk in faith.  Now, I have the opportunity to continue this impact through giving.  I encourage all of us in the Class of 1993 to take this opportunity to give back to our Carroll community."

~Joshua Sens, Carroll Class of 1993

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 1998

“My husband, Greg Terbay '98, and I support the Carroll Patriot Fund because we see the advancements happening at Carroll and are inspired by the students who are impacted by such generosity.  Coming back to Archbishop Carroll High School as the Director of Admissions has been a true blessing because I am able to work with students every day and see the impact that our gifts have on the lives of these students.  Greg and I are so thankful to be working and volunteering in this community and can't wait until our own children are able to begin their journey as Patriots.” 

~Heather (Taylor) Terbay, Carroll Class of 1998

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 2003

“I’m grateful for my experiences at Carroll that not only provided a great foundation for academic success, but also imparted the importance of character, service, faith, and community.  I give to Carroll out of gratitude for these experiences that still inform the way I live today.  By donating to Carroll, I hope to honor the teachers who made an impact on me and the friendships that I made, many of which remain strong 20 years later.”    

~Sara (Woolf) Anderson, Carroll Class of 2003

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 2008

"Giving philanthropically to educational institutions is something I promote every day professionally, so naturally, supporting my alma mater is extremely important to me.  It is personal, as I was a student that needed financial assistance to be able to attend and finish high school.  I became a better student and a more well-rounded person due to my time at Carroll, so there is a strong sense of obligation to support as an alum.  I especially love how I can give to the areas of Carroll that resonate with me (athletics, academics, capital projects, etc.).  I give with the hopes that my support will not only provide opportunities for the next generation of Patriots, but inspire my fellow alumni to do the same." 

~Adam Fearing, Carroll Class of 2008

Alumni Class Agents, Class of 2013

"After ten years removed from our experience at Carroll, we cannot help but to reflect on the immense impact that our Catholic education has had on our lives.  Carroll provided a rigorous, but rewarding, opportunity to challenge ourselves academically, spiritually, and athletically in preparation for higher education and to ultimately make a positive impact on our community.  Carroll provides opportunities for personal development that is unrivaled
throughout the Greater Dayton area.  We will contribute to the future success of the students so they can experience the benefit that Carroll provided us during our formative high school years."

~Nate & Ciara (Poppa) Hemmert, Carroll Class of 2013

Alumni Class Agent, Class of 2018

"Well, Class of 2018, here we are, five years since graduating from Carroll.  As many of us start new chapters of life—from moving to a new city, starting a new job, getting married, or working towards an advanced degree—I think it is essential to reflect on how we got here and who has helped us achieve such incredible feats.  Personally speaking, I can say unequivocally that I would not be where I am today—personally, professionally, or spiritually—without Carroll.  As I started my first real job in commercial banking, I was reminded that Mr. Seyfang was the individual that introduced me to economics and helped cultivate within me a passion for business.  Without that class and his instruction, I would never have majored in economics and landed my current job.  That experience speaks to the tangible impact Carroll has on its students.  As an alum, I feel an immense duty to continue this legacy for current Carroll students, allowing them to have the same tremendous high school experience as me.  For that reason, I will donate to CHS in honor of our 5-year reunion.  I ask that you consider doing the same, as I am sure reflecting on your own story, you can see how Carroll played an influential role in getting you where you are today." 

~Audrey Marticello, Carroll Class of 2018

Recent Graduate, Class of 2022

“I have loved Carroll ever since I stepped foot on campus.  The community that is present here is beyond compare, and it shows tremendously.  The teachers, especially during COVID, dropped everything to help the students which allowed us to continue our education in ways that were unimaginable at the time.  This has prepared me for the future by allowing me to learn in many different ways.”

~Jakob Burdick, Carroll Class of 2022

Recent Graduate, Class of 2022

“I am eternally thankful for my challenging and well-rounded Carroll education.  I appreciate how varied the school body is and all of the different opportunities present.  Everyone can find something that they’re interested in and are encouraged to branch out and try something new.  Academically, Carroll provides demanding courses that help me think critically about problems and approach obstacles from new angles.”

~Vivian Dao, Carroll Class of 2022


"Every day, I'm reminded of the tremendous support we have from the parents, faculty, alumni, and friends of Archbishop Carroll High School. We know that God calls us to be sensitive to the needs of others and to be willing to do what we can to make their lives easier. This is the Spirit of Giving that we all strive for -- to give generously to the people, places and causes that are important to us. Thank you for your support of the Carroll Patriot Fund. May the joy of such giving bring you great peace. It's a great day to be a Patriot!"    

~Matt Sableski, Carroll Class of 1991; Parent of Annie '22, Patrick '22, Nora ‘24, and Colleen ’27

Director of Advancement 

"When I think of all the opportunity and growth that I was able to realize because of the sacrifice and faith of my parents and my family through an Archbishop Carroll High School education, I am filled with joy to be able to extend those wonderful things to Patriots today and tomorrow. The Patriot Fund ensures that our students will also have the chance to fulfill their promise one day wherever life takes them, it is equal parts Gift and Investment. I hope you will join me in supporting the Patriot Fund and play your part in carrying on the Tradition of Excellence that is an Archbishop Carroll High School education."

~Pete Williams, Carroll Class of 1998

Director of Alumni Relations

"My husband, Sam Weitz '91, and I have made it a priority to give back to our alma mater every year, since our marriage in 1998.  We do this, not only for the students of today, but because of the amazing teachers, topnotch education, lasting friendships, and fun extracurricular activities we both experienced.  I, especially, am inspired by Carroll's history, traditions and countless number of dedicated alumni who do everything in their power to ensure Carroll's success into the future."

~Julie (Hemmert) Weitz, Carroll Class of 1994; Parent of Cameron '18, Mandi '20, Max '22, and Caleb '26

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