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Annual Benefit


February 9 will surely bring the magic of a Parisian night to Detroit at the DAC. Purchase your tickets today, and avoid the price increase that begins January 31. You can do so by calling Laura Millazzo in the Advancement office at 248-646-8900 x 170.


While we hope to see you at the event, please remember that the Silent Auction piece of the event is online and you can bid from your desktop, laptop, tablet, and phone! If you don't already have an account at www.ashbenefit.afrogs.org, create one so you don't miss out on exciting opportunities to bid on coveted items. 

Live Auction promises luxury vacations to places like Martha's Vineyard and Deer Valley; sporting events from the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, and Detroit Pistons; private gatherings like wine tasting at Plum Market and a candlelight dinner at Saks Fifth Avenue, and more. Sound amazing but still can't attend? Contact Danielle Bell in the Advancement Office at dbell@ashmi.org to arrange for a proxy bidder.


As our largest and most critical fundraiser of the year, we appreciate your support. This year is significant in that we honor Sr. Bearss for her love of and dedication to our children and our mission. She will be receiving the Heart of Gold award, and we want to invite our entire community to join in that celebration. We will be live on Instagram for the award ceremony and hope that you will be with us wherever you may be. 

Paper Source Event 


Join us to create handmade personal stationery. For $30, Paper Source will provide all the materials, including a custom monogram, for you to paint, stamp, upcycle and collage your own unique designs. Make 4-6 beautiful cards and a folio. In this class, you will learn to stamp, emboss, make envelopes, line envelopes, upcycle and more! The class will take place at the Rochester Hills store on Saturday, February 3 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Space is limited, so click here for the full invitation and to RSVP.

"Faith, Not Fear"


The Michigan Catholic's January 25 issue, focused on Catholic Schools Week, features an article about Sr. Bearss titled, "Teaching faith, not fear, to generations of students." Please take a moment to read and share this story, which includes Sr. Bearss' reflections, as well as those of faculty members Maggie Martin '09 and Korin Visocchi.

Additionally, you are invited to attend the State of the School address on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. Sr. Bearss, together with members of the Board of Trustees, will look at the road ahead for the Academy of the Sacred Heart, and current students will present short reflections on what the #ASHDifference has meant in their lives. 

Beyond Resilience: An Evening with Leonard Sax

On Thursday, February 22, the Academy of the Sacred Heart will present "Beyond Resilience: An Evening with Leonard Sax." Dr. Sax, a physician and psychologist, is the author of four books: Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge and The Collapse of Parenting. The event will focus on renewing and refreshing our relationships with our children in order to help them thrive in an increasingly complicated world. There is no charge to attend; copies of Why Gender Matters and The Collapse of Parenting are available for purchase. Register today!  

Alum in the Community


Street Democracy, Detroit Action Commonwealth, Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan came together to establish Street Outreach Court Detroit (SOCD) focused on aiding the impoverished and homeless. For SOCD, Street Democracy founder Jayesh Patel (pictured above) focuses on the legal framework, drafting court guidelines and creating a network of pro bono counsel. 


SOCD has become the 23rd operational homeless court in the United States. This court combines criminal and civil pro bono counsel to address legal matters outside of the court's jurisdiction, while also tracking the long-term success rate of its participants. With a team at SOCD, clients create an individual action plan designed to put an end to their homelessness. After 30 days of demonstrated progress, they may apply for SOCD relief to suspend any outstanding warrants and be granted time to complete their action plan. 


The impact of this program caught the attention caught the attention of Honorable Alexis Krot '96 (pictured above). Krot has worked with Patel to flip the the SOCD model to focus on what a judge can do during sentencing. That pilot project, Functional Sentencing, has proved to be impressive. "Although it is only a pilot, I am hopeful that it can be replicated. It is a step in the direction of breaking the cycle of recidivism," said Krot.

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Mulvoy Kornegay '95

By Isabella Shaya '11


In in midst of handling the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) $48 billion annual budget, alumni Emily Mulvoy Kornegay '95 continues to incorporate and live out the goals and mission of the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Kornegay said she has her 14 years at ASH to thank for her love of math and turning social awareness into action, which has led to her Washington, D.C. to be involved in making impactful decisions and changes. "I love learning more about public policy issues around the country and trying to find common solutions," she said.

Leading up to her powerful role in D.C., Kornegay went to Dartmouth for her undergraduate degree in government, and then to the University of Texas at Austin, for her master's degree in public affairs.

After graduate school she moved to D.C. to work for the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she spent nine years helping to draft the President's budget proposals and managing negotiations between the White House and Congress on federal spending bills. She then moved to the Treasury Department where she spent four and a half years working in federal financing and fiscal policy, most recently on the team that manages the debt limit.

Recently, her experience and skills led to a promotion. In her role as HUD's Budget Director, she leads a team of 45 staff members in the budget office. Kornegay's responsibilities include planning and executing HUD's $48 billion annual budget. Her daily routine consists of many internal and external meetings.

"The best part of my job is supporting an important mission and seeing the effects on the people we serve. HUD provides safe and affordable housing to millions of low income Americans, not nearly as many as who need it, but we are a huge provider to fulfill a critical need. We also have increased our attention to homeless veterans, a population that is in need of more resources," Kornegay said.

Recently, she has turned her focus to Goal Two: "I think Washington can be a place where people manipulate information to get what they want rather than respecting facts and honest intellectual reasoning," she commented.

At home, Kornegay is raising twin girls, who are enrolled in Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. "I love watching them learn the same Sacred Heart goals and traditions that have served me so well," Kornegay said.

What Kornegay remembers most about ASH is the community atmosphere. "Now that my daughters are kindergarteners at a Sacred Heart school I'm reminded of how special it was to have Congé, all of the feast days, and so many other traditions," she said.

Bailey Lininger '08

Bailey Lininger '08 recently took on a new position at the Detroit Audubon as the Program Coordinator. "I'm psyched to be working in a city that I love, doing work that I love--connecting people to the natural world and sharing all of my strange bird-related trivia with strangers and friends alike," says Lininger.  Read more about her passion and follow Detroit Audubon on Facebook to learn more about what they do.  

Kate Matyus Lynn '00


Kate Matyus Lynn '00 and Jeremy Lynn welcomed a baby boy on Christmas Eve! Liam Andrew Lynn was born at 4:18 a.m. on December 24, 2017 in Boulder, CO. He weighed 7 lbs 13 oz, and was 21 inches long. Big sister Isla is excited to have a new brother!

This and That...

Keep Us Informed

Academy of the Sacred Heart alumnae and alumni stay connected through the eNewsletters by contributing any newsworthy events that are happening in your life. If you have any news about weddings, births, careers, awards, travels, etc., submit the updates so your news can appear as part of the online Alumnae and Alumni eNewsletter. You can submit the news by clicking here. Be sure to become a member of the Alumnae/i Portal (www.ashmi.org/alumportal) to share even more news with your classmates.


Remember to stay connected through the ASH Alums (Bloomfield Hills, MI) Facebook page. Like us on Facebook and visit this site frequently to keep in touch with the school and your fellow alumnae and alumni.

In Memoriam

Condolences to:

  • Gabrielle Badke '10 on the death of her father, Thomas Badke.
  • Sacred Heart staff member Bob Voakes on the death of his father, John Roger Voakes, Jr.
  • Ann Schroeter Mangone '61 on the death of her sister, Jane Schroeter '63.
  • The family of Mary Elizabeth Shea '44

Please e-mail Jennifer Rink-Kasselmann '99 at jkasselmann@ashmi.org to inform the Academy of the Sacred Heart of a death in the family. We will share that information immediately with your classmates and pay our respects in the eNewsletter.   


Future Events

Thursday - February 1, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Parlor and Small Chapel
Saturday - February 3, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Paper Source - The Village of Rochester Hills

Create your own personalized stationery.

$30 per person - Create four stationery pieces to take away. 

Food and drink provided by the Alumnae and Alumni Association.

Limited Space Available

Friday - February 9, 2018
6:30 PM
Detroit Athletic Club
Tuesday - February 20, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Great Gift Ideas


Très Bien Café Au Lait Mug
$25 - price does not include the cost of shipping.


Please visit our Alumnae/i Store page to see beads, bracelets, charms, key rings, and paperweights that make great gifts. For more information please contact Jennifer Rink-Kasselmann '99: jkasselmann@ashmi.org.

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Alumnae/i who register to become part of our Alumnae/i Portal automatically receive the eNewsletter via email. In addition, registered alums have access to the Alumnae Directory and past eNewsletters. To request your login information, complete the form at www.ashmi.org/alumid.