Lone Mountain alumnae returned to campus October 17 for
their annual reunion and to honor two individuals who have
been instrumental in the ongoing story of the Religious of the
Sacred Heart and the Lone Mountain Alumnae Association.
Gertrude “Trudy” Patch, RSCJ, LM ’47, and Dolores McKeever
Donahue, LM ’52, were honored for their impact on the lives of so
many. Sr. Patch is a former president of the San Francisco College for
Women (later renamed Lone Mountain College) as well as an English
teacher. Donahue has been a long-time volunteer for Lone Mountain
as well as the Convent of the Sacred Heart.
Special recognition was given to the classes of 1950, 1960, and
1970, celebrating milestone reunions.
Reunion activities began with USF Chancellor John Lo Schiavo,
S.J., celebrating Mass in the Del Santo Reading Room at Lone
Mountain, followed by a wine reception and lunch.
Maureen Orth, journalist and contributing writer to Vanity Fair
magazine, was a special guest and spoke after lunch about her life
and philanthropic work in Latin America through her Marina Orth
Foundation. Orth, the widow of Tim Russert, moderator of NBC’s
“Meet the Press,” attended Lone Mountain in 1960-61.
This year’s reunion is scheduled for October 16 and will honor the
classes of 1951, 1961, and 1971.