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Sandy Satterberg Fund
Sandy Satterberg is a true trailblazer and a beloved figure in the Jesuit High School community. She first arrived at Jesuit as a math teacher in 1980 after teaching at the college level. She was chair of Jesuit’s Mathematics Department and won Educator of the Year in 1987 and 1991.
Sandy became the school’s first female administrator in 1992 as academic vice principal and the school’s first female principal in 1997. Remarkably, she was also the first female principal of any Jesuit high school in the nation.
As an administrator, Sandy oversaw Jesuit’s transition to coeducation in the fall of 1993. She also installed formal professional development training and led efforts to incorporate Ignatian philosophy and the Profile of a Graduate at Graduation into every classroom. Even after she left her role as principal in 2012, Sandy continued to teach math before retiring in 2015.
Sandy’s legacy is one of leadership, kindness, and unwavering commitment to the mission of Jesuit education. We proudly announce all donations made to the Sandy Satterberg Fund during Day of Giving will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000.
Dick Gedrose Family Fund
Richard (Dick) Gedrose ’61 played a foundational role at Jesuit High School, serving the community with commitment and care in nearly every capacity for 35 years, including as teacher, coach, athletic director, and vice principal. In the spring of 1983, Dick became principal. He assumed the role of president in 1998 until his retirement in 2005.
As principal and president, Dick guided Jesuit through significant transitions, imprinting the values of excellence and faith that define the school today. As Jesuit transitioned to predominantly lay administrators and faculty over the years, Dick helped refocus the school’s identity as a Catholic, Jesuit institution. He also helped create the Profile of a Graduate at Graduation and was instrumental in the school’s transition to coeducation in 1993.
Dick’s extraordinary career led to many recognitions, including induction into Jesuit’s Hall of Fame in 2012 and the St. Peter Canisius Award given to him and his wife of nearly 60 years, Gloria, in 1997. Dick passed away in August 2021.
In gratitude for his stewardship of Jesuit, all donations made to the Dick Gedrose Family Fund during Day of Giving will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 by Megan and Paul Cameron, friends and family.