Nazareth Academy held its annual Call to the Heart Mass and Reception to thank all of the benefactors who have shared so many of their gifts.
The event also recognizes members of the Nazareth community with the Call to the Heart Award. The 2014 honorees are Frank and Cinnie Herr of La Grange and Russ and Sue Petrak of Burr Ridge.
They were honored with student testimonials, the award presentation, a reception and video presentation during the Mass.
Over the past decade, the Herrs have supported many capital improvements, Nazareth’s Annual Fund and a variety of other needs necessary to maintaining the school. They are parents of four alumni, Charlie (2009), Jane (2011), Megan (2013) and Thomas (2013). The Herrs could often be seen at Nazareth events or functions, even when their children were not involved.
The Petraks have stood behind Nazareth philanthropically for over a decade. They supported Nazareth’s Capital Campaign, which resulted in the school’s bridge named in recognition of their family’s contributions. They also donated their time and talents while their sons, Stephen (2005) and Robert (2011), were students. Sue Petrak was actively involved in Booster Club and helped make Naz spirit wear available to the community.