St. Rita to Honor Sally Deenihan at the Annual Caritas Valentine Dinner Dance

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St. Rita’s former principal and teacher, Mrs. Sally Deenihan will be honored with the Crest of St. Augustine Award at this year’s Caritas Valentine Dinner Dance.  Mrs. Deenihan served the St. Rita community from 1985 until her retirement in 2010.  She held several positions at St. Rita, including mathematics teacher, Department Chair, Assistant Principal and Director of Studies before becoming the first female principal of any Augustinian high school.  

The Crest of St. Augustine award is presented to members of the immediate St. Rita family.  The award recognizes individuals who set a special standard of generosity as they bring light and life to charitable and community endeavors.  They accomplish this with not only their financial contributions but also their time and talents. 

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A standout math teacher who was greatly respected by her students and faculty, she worked long hours after the school day to tutor countless students.  When you talk to graduates about who their favorite teacher was during their time at St. Rita, Sally’s name is frequently at the top of their list.

The Valentine Dinner Dance is St. Rita’s largest fundraiser which raised more than $308,000 for student tuition assistance last year.

We hope you will be able to join us at the Ritz Carlton Chicago on February 3, 2018.  However, if you are unable to attend, please consider placing an ad in the evening’s program.  In doing so, you will be honoring Sally while making a gift to St. Rita High School.