The Chaminade family spirit exists because of the time, effort and service that our volunteers demonstrate every day. There are many volunteer opportunities to fit a wide variety of skills and schedules. Volunteering is not only a meaningful way to support Chaminade and meet new friends, it is a way to show your student that you are committed to his or her education.
 
 
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Linda Gaona, School Events and Volunteer Manager at 818-360-0615 or email lgaona@chaminade.org or fill out the  parent volunteer form. 



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  • Special Thanks to our 2019 - 2020 Volunteers

    Laurene Abato-Earwood
    Carmella Abish
    Curtis Abish
    Mirella Acebo
    Mia Arminia Agahan
    Rana Akiel
    Kenny Alas
    Letty Albert
    Sandi Alderton
    Bonnie Amores
    Michael Amoun
    Beverly Anderson
    Erin Anderson
    Steven Anderson
    Susan Anderson
    Basillio Angulo
    Alicia Arceo
    Sandy Arenales
    Julie Armstrong
    Meg Aronson-Olague
    Jennifer Arroyo
    Daria Artem
    Victoria Auld
    Steven Badelt
    Bette Baer
    Jen Baklenko
    Scott Baklenko
    Georgia Balbuena
    Robert Balbuena
    Cindy Ball
    Catherine Barkes
    Jennifer Barnard
    Jennifer Barrett
    Jo Ann Bartold
    Ruba Batah
    Tanya Batarse
    Alok Batra
    Joanna Bayer
    Dave Beasing
    Megan Beatie
    Patricia Beck
    Karen Beninati
    Yvonne Benveniste
    Debra Bergman
    Nelly Bertz
    Juliet Biederman
    Calley Bierend
    Effie Bilbaso
    Hargunvir Binepal
    Matthew Blasko
    Jennifer Blaxland
    Oscar Bocanegra
    Diana Boehmer
    Dorothy Borja
    Nicole Borkgren
    Zoe Boukalik
    Cheryl Bowman
    Trina Boychenko
    Kimberly Brady
    Baljit Brar
    Pauline Breeden
    Tami Brennan
    Lea Brewster
    Tammi Briskman
    Stephanie Brody
    Samantha Broitman
    Emily Bronson
    Kelly Brooks
    Lisa Bryant
    Pamela Burke
    Pamela Burke
    Liliana Buza
    Fernando Cabaccang
    Nicole Cabaccang
    Laura Callaway
    Mary Campbell
    Ma. Lourdes Cantalejo
    Jorgeth Caparida
    Cielo Carpenter
    Francisca Carpenter
    Carmen Carpio
    Ashley Carter
    Shelly Caserta
    Michael Cash
    Vallerie Castillo Archer
    Isaias Centeno
    Lara Cerreta
    Divya Chadha Mehra
    Ellie Chamanara
    Danielle Chang
    Colleen Cheek
    Leslie Chew
    Julaine Chilopoulos
    Rebecca Chow
    Monica Cody
    Brenda Cohen
    Ingrid Colon
    Juan Colon
    Jamie Cook
    Christine Covella
    Sandy Crane
    Jason Crawshaw
    Jeannette Crawshaw
    Liliane Crone-Trent
    Jacqueline Cullen
    Catherine Culley
    Shawna Dalton
    Amy Daly
    Katrina Daneshmand
    Al Darroch
    Jennifer Davis
    Rosana Davis
    Mary Davoren
    Karen Dawson
    Nestor De Los Santos
    Janine Deardorff
    Sharon Del Pizzo
    Victoria Delgadillo
    Allyssa DelPiano
    Cathy Derose
    Sheila Derrig
    Kat Derrig-Palumbo
    Sara Diab
    Jeanette Dias
    Aurelia Dickinson
    Margaret Dietel
    Gigi Dinsay
    Cheryl DiVitale
    Rosemarie Dolatre
    Dennis Duarte
    Silvia Duarte
    Traci Dubenion-Zvonicek
    Debbie DuHadway
    Dave Dumas
    Nancy Dunn
    Tatiana Duran
    Sumi Duran Alhadeff
    Mandy Durbin
    David Eagle
    Catherine Eckley
    Erich Eckley
    Andrea Edwards
    Quadar Edwards
    Julie Elginer
    Ana Elizondo
    Patricia Ellis
    Charisse Enrique
    Melissa Estrada
    Joseph Fabian
    Kerry Fairtlough
    Autumn Fanning
    Vicky Fase
    Laura Fasone
    Gayle Feder
    Meg Feola
    Patricia Fernandez
    Teri Fettis-D'Ovidio
    Sherri Fife
    Gloria Figueroa
    Barbara Fitzgerald
    Mary Ann Flannery
    Danielle Flowers
    Latasha Flowers
    Elitres Freelon
    Kimberly Freshman
    Adam Friedman
    Karen Friedman
    Lynn Friedman
    Candice Fritschner
    Jane Frost
    Eric Fusselman
    Laura Galieote
    Amy Gallagher
    Robaire Galliath
    Sharon Gartland-DiCecco
    Lawrence Gelbman
    Alla George
    Madlen GeoSimonian
    Kathy Ghyczy
    Laura Gideon
    Jacqueline Gil
    Suzanne Gilley
    Jessica Girard
    Lisa Glick
    Kimberly Gluzman
    Eric Golberg
    Jacqueline Goldberg
    Christine Gonzales-Palmer
    Helmer Gonzalez
    Jamie Gonzalez
    Audra Gott
    John Graf
    Jacqueline Graham
    Helen Griffiths
    Camilee Gross
    Gayla Guenot
    Ajay Gupta
    Garima Gupta
    Alejandra Gutierrez
    Rosemary Haber
    Fimi Haddadian
    Chad Hagle
    Nina Hagle
    Yunona Hagopjanian
    Katherine Hall
    Melinda Hamilton
    Julie Hanna
    Michael Harmon
    Christine Hart
    Lance Hart
    Mary Hart
    Yukie Haug
    Deborah Haywood
    Linh Heafner
    Shirell Henderson
    Nicolas Hennessy
    Lisa Herbert-Effertz
    Denniz Hernandez
    Luis Hernandez
    Guillermo Herrera
    Sherry Higgins
    Diane Hill
    Marsha Hively
    Debora Holert
    Joy Holland
    Michelle Hong
    Peter Hong
    Erin Hopkins
    Nancy Horwitz
    Pamela Hoyt
    Juan Hu
    Doug Huberman
    Patricia Hufford
    Maria Humphreys
    Kathleen Hunt
    Tiffany Hutchinson
    Marlene Hynes
    Valerie Ibe
    Corie Jackson
    Cynthia Jackson
    Denise Jackson
    Carley James-Huff
    Bradley Jensen
    Vinta Jhingan
    Gayathri Jith
    Melanie Jocson
    Carly Johnson
    Darren Johnson
    Diane Johnson
    Elizabeth Johnson
    Al Jurado
    Jill Kalior
    Richard Kane
    Katherine Kargodorian
    Julie Kasem
    Lucy Kassabian
    Heidi Kenny
    Joseph Kenny
    Alexia Kevonian
    Cathy Kim
    Yun Kim
    Genevieve Kiser
    Gillian Klein
    Diane Klotz
    Cindy Knapp
    Catherine Knox
    Tina Kodama
    Neda Kosari
    Jill Kramer
    Abby Krasny
    Max Krasny
    Katherine Kravitz
    Narek Ksachikian
    Danielle LaFortune Thaler
    Ginger Laker
    Maritza Lara
    Andrew Lee
    Arlene Lee
    Cheri Lemons
    Griselda Lepe
    Lisa Lerman
    Susan Levin
    Doreen Lewis
    Kira Lewis
    Daniel Leyva
    Olesya Liberman
    Alicia Lind
    Mary Lipari Harmon
    Gisel Loera
    Michelle Lomba
    Kim Long Foisy
    Summer Lookofsky
    Sherry Lopata
    Jennifer Loper
    Annalise Lopez
    Sue Lopez
    Patricia LoPresti
    Christine Lovinger
    Laura Lulejian Klein
    Sarah Lulloff
    Lucy Lynch
    Misty Lyons
    Patricia Lyons
    Ann Macias
    Beth Macias
    Amber MacMiller
    April Mailander
    Akiko Manaka
    Melissa Mandyam
    Thomas Manfredonia
    Christine Mansoor
    Talin Mansourian
    Marianne Maravilla
    Sonya Marchand
    Monique Marez
    Denise Marks Huberman
    Lisa Marter
    Erika Martin
    Margarita Martin
    Gustavo Martinelli
    Denise Martinez-Joyce
    Amy Masino
    Mary McBride
    Karin McConneghy
    Margot McDonough
    Maria McGoldrick
    Jennifer McGonigal
    Marcy McKenzie
    Adrienne McNulty
    Christy Melgoza
    Grayson Meritt
    Sue Messina
    Traci Meyer
    Marcia Michael
    Nancy Mikan
    Amy Milkovich
    Carrie Miller
    Shelly Mirpuri
    Kathee Misraje
    Michael Miyagishima
    Jeremy Moen
    Dami Moir
    Carol Molnar
    Rudolph Montalvo
    Patricia Montanez
    Scott Morgan
    Christine Morigi
    Jisela Morlett
    Gina Morton
    Nancy Mosqueda
    Nancy Mundy
    Jennifer Murkey
    David Musso
    Melissa Musso
    Christine Mutell
    Julie Nadler
    Helene Najm
    Lori Nasatir
    Aileen Nealie
    Michael Nicholls
    Teri Nicholls
    Tracy Norton
    Jennifer Nowaczyk
    Myrna Obara
    John O'Brien
    Mary O'Brien
    Lisa O'Connell
    Heidi Oney
    William Oney
    Tasha O'Rourke
    Kimberly Ortiz
    Deborah Ortiz-Alvarez
    Sunee Ostermann
    Virginia Ovadia
    Melizza Pacia
    Susanna Palmeri
    Gregory Palumbo
    Elizabeth Paravato
    Arwee Parin
    Maree Park
    Debbie Patronete
    Cheryl Patterson
    Patricia Pelayo
    Debra Petrocelli
    Gerald Philpott
    Kaylee Pittman
    Mia Pitts
    Thea Pizziano-Carlo
    Jennifer Pollono
    Lisa Polydoros
    Celeste Ponce
    Sharon Poncher
    Conni Ponturo
    James Pool
    Robyn Pool
    Jennifer Prendergast
    Sofia Prieto
    Michael Prince
    Brenda Purcell
    Kristin Purdy
    Dylan Quach
    Jaime Quijano
    Gaby Quiroz
    Cyndee Radovcich
    Alma Ramirez
    Arcelia Rangel
    Christina Rangel
    Trish Rasmussen
    Margaret Rehorst
    Elaina Reilly
    Kelly Reilly
    Melissa Reyes
    Silva Reyes
    Christopher Riordan
    Angela Rivera
    Morton Roberts
    Julia Rodriguez
    Albert Romero
    Elizabeth Romero
    Lexi Romero-Morgan
    Angela Romney
    Katharine Rosen
    Adreana Rutter
    Beth Rylaarsdam
    Dan Rylaarsdam
    Azniv Sahakian
    Laurie Samaan
    Niki Santori
    Karla Santos
    Victor Santos
    Laura Sauber
    Maureen Sauter
    Susie Scavo
    Amy Schaffer
    Amy Schaffer
    Meredith Schensul
    Michael Schensul
    Karen Schiffman
    Dorothy Seguin
    Andrew Sellin
    Karen Sensibile
    Mary Caryl Serritella
    Khiven Sethi
    Brian Shaffer
    Miriam Shaffer
    Rakhshan Shamim
    Janelle Shaughnessy
    Janice Sheen
    Theresa Shepherd
    Jennifer Sheppard
    Suzanne Shirley
    William Shirley
    Lori Shroyer
    Michelle Siembieda
    Olga Simon
    Nicole Simons
    William Simpson
    Suzanne Sincock
    Anne Marie Singer
    Deepak Kumar Singh
    Cecilia Smet
    Heidi Smith
    Fran Smythe
    Pamela Snyder
    Daniel Soiseth
    Vondra Solitare
    Angel Sotelo
    Susan Spagnoli
    Diana Spektor
    Daniella Stark
    Marci Stark
    Veralyn Steinbrecher
    Kelly Steiner
    Alberta Stewart
    Kelley Stone
    Sue Stonehouse
    Brett Stover
    James Strader
    Lainie Strouse
    Sheralyn Suttles
    Deborah Sweeney
    Tommie Sykes
    Tiffany Takac
    Dwayne Talley
    Lisa Taylor
    Shirley Teglas
    Laurie Ann Tegtmeyer
    Martha Tenn
    Daniel Teola
    Meilani Teopaco
    Leanne Teophil
    Nooshin Terani
    Kimberly Thomas
    Heather Thompson
    Jodie Thomson
    Gina Tice
    Julie Todd
    Kimberly Tomasoski
    Barbara Toovy
    Dawn Torgerson
    Shiro Torquato
    Carrin Torres
    Carol Tucker
    Maryann Tyler
    Kimila Ulrich
    Alejandra Uribe
    Maria Uribe
    Carmen Ushella
    Tanya Uzan
    Susan Valdes
    Courtney Valdez
    Karen Valentine
    Bernice Valtin
    Michelle Varela
    Kiran Vaswani
    Deborah Velarde
    Tracy Verna-Soiseth
    Jason Viger
    Adriana Villalobos
    Donna-Mae Villanueva
    Amie Vines
    Leah Wagner
    Debra Walker
    Daniel Wall
    Annette Ward
    Ken Ward
    Philandria Washington
    Genalie Watrin
    Jamie Way
    Anne Weaver
    Chase Weaver
    Michael Weaver
    Sarah Webb
    David Weems
    Julie Weinstein
    Teresa Weinstein
    Kaiulani Welch
    Stephanie White
    Comanche Whittington
    Jennifer Will
    Scott Will
    Nikki Williams
    Jessica Williams-Knight
    Patricia Willmore
    Linda Wolk
    Marcia Wong
    Sarah Yahraus
    Scott Yahraus
    Eileen Youngerman
    Maria Yupari
    Linee Zajic
    Rosie Zapien
    Betty Zdenek
    Johanna Zimmerman
    Eric Zulaybar
    Jessica Zulaybar
    Deanna Zuniga

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  • Admissions / Open House

    Recruit volunteers, organizing mailings, stuffing packages, meet new families, and coordinate the open house
  • Boosters

    The purpose of the Chaminade Boosters is to support our school programs and promote school spirit among students, staff and parents.  Boosters sells merchandise and concession at athletic events and after school.  Boosters is a vital part of showing Chaminade Spirit across both campuses.  We need volunteers who will help lead this program.
  • Chaminade Fund / Phone-A-Thon

    Fundraising effort that provides unrestricted and restricted support for the school.  Contact other parents and secure their support of The Chaminade Fund.
  • Drop Zone / Lost and Found

    (Middle School): Catalog lost items and supervise backpack/large item storage area. Needed each school day.
  • Family Fun Night

    (Middle School): Help with set up, work in a food or game booth, help with clean up.
  • Father-Daughter Dance

    (Middle School Event):  A dance for Dads and their middle school daughters. Assist in the planning, setup, decorating & clean up and volunteer at the event.
  • Fine Arts (Band, Choir, Drama)

    Work with the teachers to help with communication and provide assistance where needed.
  • Football Chain-Gang

    (High School): Assist with first-down chains during home football games.
  • Gala Benefit & Auction

    An elegant evening of entertainment & fabulous auction items; our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Become a Gala ambassador.  Solicit auction items, prepare program, coordinate publicity, sell tickets, handle reservations, work with students in Senior Show/dance routines, assemble auction baskets, data entry & more.  
  • Health / Attendance Office

    (Middle School): Handle minor illnesses, cuts & bruises. Assist personnel with attendance follow up & phone calls. Two hour increments each week/month. Needed each day.

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  • Homecoming

    (HIGH SCHOOL EVENT) An all-school event with food & merchandise booths to celebrate Homecoming.  Help staff booths, sell food, decorate, and provide general support for concessions.
  • Team Parent

    (Athletics): Support our students team by becoming a team parent.  Work with the coaching staff to help with communication to the team and provide assistance where needed.
  • House Parent

    (Middle School): Assist X-block teachers when needed; provide classroom support for special “treat days” and parties. The House Parent Program sponsors Family Fun Night.
  • Library Assistant

    Help the librarian as needed.
  • Hospitality

    Showing Chaminade guests hospitality is something we are very proud of. We are looking for individuals who enjoy hosting a great party. The role of our Hospitality team is to prepare refreshments for various on-campus special events. Events take place during the day, evening or weekends.
  • Mother-Son Game Night

    (Middle School Event): A fun and casual event for moms and their middle school sons.  Assist in the planning, setup, decorating and clean up and volunteer at the event.  DADS —WE NEED YOU!
  • Office Support / Mailings

    Typing, filing and mailings as needed by the school office or other Chaminade departments. Making phone calls.
  • Post-Prom Party

    (High School Event): Mandatory after-prom party that offers students a safe, alcohol-free and drug-free alternative to private parties and hotels.  Help with decorating, check-in, chaperoning, security and clean up.
  • Student Store (High School)

    Stock & sell Boosters uniforms & Spirit Wear to students at our on-campus store Tuesday & Thursday after school (proceeds go back to school)
  • Student Store (Middle School)

    Sell concession and Boosters merchandise to students at our on-campus store Monday, Wednesday & Friday after school (proceeds go back to school)

2020 Spotlight on Service Award recipients



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  • Nicole Borkgren

    For the past seven years, Nicole has served as a hard-working, dedicated volunteer and an integral part of our Gala Ambassadors.  She jumped right in with her warm and vivacious personality, and landed in the Gala Reservation Committee where her input and knowledge of our community was invaluable to making each and every one of our Galas a success.

    Nicole always works with a smile, and her positive attitude and kind heart have made her a tremendous asset to the Chaminade community.

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  • Ajay and Garima Gupta

    Ajay and Garima are wonderful representatives of Chaminade. Garima shares with us that she was raised to serve and give back, and they both do so with a smile. Whenever there is a need, they show up, even if it's only for an hour or two to stuff envelopes or help with Boosters. They are both willing to go the extra mile, and you can see they genuinely enjoy their time serving at Chaminade.

    They volunteered with the Homecoming Committee, Post Prom Committee, Boosters, and the Gala and Benefit Auction. They helped with Open House - welcoming families and providing hospitality. Ajay has been an amazing advocate, calling parents during phone-a-thons to increase parent participation in giving to the school and supporting the Chaminade Fund.

    Both Ajay and Garima’s values are apparent in all they do, and Chaminade is grateful for their many years of service.

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  • Cheryl Patterson

    Cheryl has spent the past five years serving Chaminade students, teachers, and families through several volunteer groups and committees. As the current president of the Parents Association, Cheryl has contributed countless hours to Homecoming, Used Uniform sales, family scholarships, Family Fun Day, and more, all benefitting Chaminade students. The annual Homecoming Food Fair is one of Chaminade’s largest and fun events involving the entire community. Proceeds raised at the Food Fair benefit student clubs and organizations, providing them with funds to enrich their activities.

    In addition, Cheryl has served on the Hospitality Committee and as a House Parent at the middle school. She has been an invaluable volunteer for the annual Gala and Benefit Auction as well as the middle school Father-Daughter Dance. Cheryl currently serves as a member of Chaminade’s Board of Directors, where her leadership skills are being applied to help shape the future of the school.

    We are grateful for Cheryl’s calm spirit and love for Chaminade.

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  • Laura Fasone

    From the moment Laura stepped onto the Chaminade campus, she was all-in for our Chaminade Eagles. She is a breath of fresh air with an incredibly positive spirit. Laura has been an active volunteer on the Gala Committee, Post-Prom Committee and Phon-a-thon.

    Then in 2018, Laura co-chaired Chaminade’s signature fundraiser, the Gala Benefit and Auction, Carnevale. She raised funds for Chaminade as an Ambassador to the President with the phon-a-thon program, and through her incredible connections and donations towards the Gala.

    Laura made a huge impact on Chaminade during the four years we have had the pleasure to work with her. She is one of a kind! Laura, you will be incredibly missed, not only for your service, but for your kind spirit and generous heart.

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  • Pam Hoyt

    Where do we even start when speaking about all the wonderful things about Pam? She is extremely generous, a joy to be around, and naturally gets along with the students and is very admired by them as well. Pam truly enjoys helping and cares deeply about the well-being of our students and our school as a whole. It is noticeable how students flock to talk with her to ask her about her day or to just share a joke. She is Chaminade’s biggest fan and has not withheld sharing her talents with us throughout the years. This includes being the Holly Berry Chair, aiding our fundraising during the Annual phone-a-thons, Gala, Hospitality, and her warm presence at Boosters every Thursday at our West Hills Campus. Everything is more enjoyable with Pam around!

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  • Patricia Pelayo

    Patty Pelayo has been a parent volunteer with the Chaminade Players since her son Nicholas joined the program during his freshman year. When Nicholas was a sophomore, Patty took on the enormously challenging, yet fulfilling task of feeding the starving masses of Drama players during production week, drama retreats, and every other drama event.

    Over the years, Patty became a Drama Mama to each and every one of these students and a friend to every parent. She made sure that all of their needs where met and created a fun atmosphere for all.

    Patty goes above and beyond and will be missed by all of us. We are eternally grateful to her and we love her. She is welcome to come back and help with the Players at any time. Once a Drama Mama, always a Drama Mama.

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  • Greg and Mary Fortner

    Greg and Mary are the dynamic duo who have served as the fencing team parents for four years. They help the coach keep the kids going, set up and run the snack bar, as well as operate the Homecoming booth. They support all our new families and help however and whoever needs it to make sure the fencing team is able to continue running smoothly so Coach Derek Snyder can focus on coaching.

    Thank you for positively impacting the fencing program and for your incredible attention to detail which were instrumental to making the fencing experience so wonderful these past several years.

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  • Tracy Norton

    Tracy is an invaluable member of the Chaminade community as she has helped with so many different committees over the years. She has volunteered on the Gala Committee, Holly Berry Committee, Homecoming Committee and for the Golf team. Tracy is a team player and always willing to help when asked. She assists with small tasks like stuffing envelopes however she is not afraid to tackle the big stuff either.

    In 2015, Tracy blessed us with her leadership talents as chair of our largest fundraiser, the Gala Benefit and Auction, Enchanted.

    Thank you Tracy for your service to our community and for your sense of humor, kind spirit and good heart.

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  • Jennifer Prendergast

    With the last of her three boys graduating from Chaminade this year, Jen has been a mainstay and faithful parent advocate of Chaminade for the last seven years. During this time, she served as an active volunteer leading the Reservation Committee of the Gala, coordinating Soccer parents and alumni gatherings, and most recently, participating in the new Chama Mama committee.

    Over the past three years, Jen played a leadership role as a member of the Board of Directors and Advancement Committee. She has been a part of the very fabric of the Chaminade community with her dedication of time, expertise and philanthropic support to the school. Fortunately for us we are not saying farewell to Jen, as she is assuming the lead role of Chair of the Advancement Committee of the Board. We are blessed to have her as an integral part of our community as a board member and a new Les Dames de Chaminade.

    Her warm spirit, contagious enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to Chaminade have made her an invaluable asset to our Chaminade family.

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  • Julia and Omar Rodriguez

    Julie and Omar make an incredible team as Chaminade parents and volunteers. When you are around them, you can immediately feel the love and respect they have for each other, and this is reflected in the amazing spirit they bring to Chaminade. They are such a pleasure to work with especially during the busy basketball season and at other athletic events. They are always the first ones at the event and the last ones to leave. When we think of Julie and Omar, we think of friendship, generosity, dedication, and fellowship. We never have to wait long for their response when we ask them for help, because before we know it, they are already cooperating and making their impact.

    From serving as lead basketball parents to their involvement in Hospitality and Boosters, their commitment to Chaminade is unconditional and they exemplify what it means to be proud Chaminade parents!  

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  • We pride ourselves in living out the charism and values

    of what makes our school distinctly Catholic.

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