Visions of Christmas 2018

Visions of Christmas is a festive, week-long fundraising and community-building celebration, supporting programs and opportunities for the young women of Carondelet High School.


A Heartfelt Thank You!

A huge thank you to all of the Carondelet students, parents, alumnae, alumnae parents, faculty and staff, Board of Trustees, and friends who shared their time, talents and resources to help make this year's Visions of Christmas a success.

We truly couldn't pull off this incredible tradition without the dedication of our amazing volunteers. We would especially like to thank the following volunteers for their dedication to Visions; Mark Alves, Diana Braulik, Julie Carter, Sharry Chimienti, Lily Cruz-Newton, Liz Granados, Victoria Grovier, Monica Maiwand, Sandy Mannell, Sue Panella, Susan Papalia, Suzie Peterson, Marisol Rolen and Dawn Smallwood.

Thank you to our Visions guests, whose support directly benefits the students of Carondelet through sponsorships, Fund-A-Need donations, silent auction bidding, raffle ticket purchases, and boutique shopping. Proceeds from this week's event series support programs and provide opportunities that immediately benefit each and every Carondelet student.


Visions of Christmas 2018 Sponsors

Heart Sponsor
Castle Management

Faith Sponsors
Janice & Nic Brathwaite

Courage Sponsors
Gwen & Ken Watson
SC Builders

CSJ Spirit Sponsors
Kim & David Bridges
Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich ’79 & Thomas Dittrich
Julie Gonzalez
Lehmer's Concord Buick-GMC
Little Swimmers

Cougar Sponsors
Karen & Norm Alberts
Barr & Young Attorneys
Downtown Walnut Creek Hardware & the Fisher Family, Kelli ‘09, Meggi ‘12, Jamie ‘15
Kristine & Terry Kvochak
Martinelli Environmental Graphics
Dianne & John Pereira
Cynthia & Randall Pond
Shamrock Office Solutions
Mary Ann & Paul Shattuck


Community Partners

Thank you to our Community Partners for your generous support
A Sweet Affair Bakery
Cali Craft Brewing Co.
Diablo Foods
Diablo Magazine
Drift Co.
Five Sons Brewing
Flaunt Boutique
Fuget About it catering
Gessinee's 2350
Jos. A. Banks
Mike Hess Brewing
Paul Mitchell
Trinchero Family Estates
Whimsy Kidz



Thank you to all that supported Fund-A-Need: Carondelet Campus Ministry. This year's Fund-A-Need effort will help sustain and enhance the spiritual enrichment and faith-life of our school, which prepares our young women to live with heart, faith, courage, and excellence. Your contributions will help amplify our faith-building programs and allow our students to fully participate in our life-changing retreats and social justice immersion programs throughout their Carondelet experience.

A special THANK YOU to Lisa Hofmann Morgan and The Hofmann Foundation for their matching Fund-A-Need donation of $25,000 at Friday's High Tea and Fashion Show. Thank you for your strong support!

2018 Raffle Trees

Warmest thanks to our 2018 Tree Sponsors and Congratulations to our winners!

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World
Designed and donated by the Sabatte Family
Tree Winner: Krista Denton

Become a Napa Valley Winemaker
Donated by: the Pulver Family, Patty, Rick, Jessica '19; Fire Detection Unlimited Inc; Kristine & Todd Ratfield; KrisTodd Vineyards
Tree Winner: Rosemary Evenson

Christmas on Broadway
Designed by: Vita '09, Amanda '11, Gabriella '14, Sophia '16, Lauren '99 and Alexie '14
Donated by Lisa Hofmann Morgan
Tree Winner: Marion MacArthur

Tinsel & Tech
Designed and donated by: Paul and Suzanne Peterson, Anneliese '17, Celeste '20; Peter and Stacy Nuti, Anabella '20; Paul and Elizabeth Nuti, Julia '20
Tree Winner: Sally Hammond

Winter Wonderland
Designed by: Janae Zumbo '10, Bella Zumbo '20
Donated by: Michael and Bonnie Zumbo and family
Tree Winner: Isadora Thomas