Alumnus of the Year
This award is given to the alumnus who best demonstrates a dedicated service to Jesuit High School, lives a life of moral virtue, and is a leader spiritually, ethically, and financially for the betterment of his Alma Mater and community.
Alumnus of the Year recipients
2019: Ken Stephens ’74
2017: John Oliva Sr. ’60
2016: Lee Pallardy III ’69
2015: Ernest "Cookie" Garcia ’50
2010: Joseph Garcia ’49
2009: Theodore Couch ’54
1998: Jim Ware ’54 (d.)
1997: Frank Massari Sr. ’41
1995: Charles LaMonte ’62 (d.)
2019-20 Alumnus of the Year - Mark Donohue '71
Since graduating in 1971, Mark Donohue has been a lifelong advocate of Jesuit, donating his time, talent, and treasure to supporting his alma mater and the Jesuit High School Alumni Association.
Throughout the years, Mark has served Jesuit in many leadership capacities, including as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Jesuit Foundation, Inc., while also serving as President of the Foundation. Mark served as a member of the Steering Committee to help lead the capital campaign for the baseball renovations project. He is a member of Jesuit High School’s 1899 Bequest Society, Hall of Fame, and Alumni Council. He is also a long-time annual supporter of Gaudiosa and the Fr. Richard G. Hartnett, S.J. Memorial Golf Classic.
Professionally, Mark is the founder of Amuni Financial. He specializes in identifying the appropriate investment vehicles to help clients reduce taxes, preserve wealth, and develop lifetime streams of retirement income.
Active in the community, Mark serves as a director of the Tampa Bay chapter of ‘Faith & Ale,’ a Catholic men’s group. He is a past president and longtime member of the Sports Club of Tampa Bay, an active parishioner of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and is an avid supporter of Catholic Charities. For 10 years, he co-hosted a radio show on WBVN promoting Catholic initiatives such as the Pro-Life movement. He was also a Scout Master for Gulf Ridge Council’s Troop 45 at Christ the King.
Mark is the proud parent of Kevin Donohue ’06. He currently resides in Tampa with his wife, Louise.
For his many years of outstanding leadership and dedicated support to the school and our Tampa Bay community, Jesuit High School is proud to recognize Mark Donohue ’71 as the 2019-20 Alumnus of the Year!
The most prestigious award in Jesuit High School history, this award is given to the alumnus who has dedicated his entire life to serving God’s will. In the history of the school, which was founded in 1899, there are just two recipients of this award:
The Memorial and Commencement Awards
- The Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award: Given to the student who excels as a "Man for Others" through distinguished achievement in community service.
- The Fr. Larion J. Elliot, S.J. Award: This award for spiritual leadership is given to the student who manifests dedication and commitment to Christ and the Church through the example of his Christian life.
- The Bro. Joseph P. Gavan, S.J. Award: Given to the student who has been outstanding in generosity and dependability in service to the school community.
- The Fr. Charles J. Lashley, S.J. Award: The highest honor Jesuit High School confers upon a graduating senior, it is given to the graduate who best exemplifies outstanding characteristics of leadership of the student body.
|Year||Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award|
|Fr. Larion J. Elliot, S.J. Award|
|Bro. Joseph P. Gavan, S.J. Award|
|Fr. Charles J. Lashley, S.J. Award|
|2020||Matthew Uzdavinis||Andres Donovan||Lex Capitano||A.J. Karabenick|
|2019||Trace Nuss||Phillip Thompson||Reece Tappan||Andrew Kynes|
|2018||John Robbins||Sean Hughes||Patrick Davis||Tyler Peterson|
|2017||Chandler Rodriguez||Chris Kambach||Jack Henry Nouss||Jack Knipe|
|2016||Alexander Barcenas||J.J. Niekro||J.J. Zambito||Sergio Farina|
|2015||Gabe Turner||Emmanuel Diaz||Jack Hughes||Clark Bulleit|
|2014||Zack Aldridge||Justin Kelley||Nick LaVoy||Rhett Waldron|
|2013||Cameron Hooper||Nigel Clark||Cameron Ruff||Gabriel Otheguy|
|2012||Austin Mayor||Jacob Pedrero||Brent Taghap||Connor Farley|
|2011||Rene Miller||Hunter Clonts, |
|Connor Penn||Rene Miller|
|2010||Richard Thornton||Trevor Adams||Dylan Attal||Michael Matesich|
|2009||Thomas Timberlake||John Plasencia||Thomas Burley||Peter J. Hobson|
|2008||Joshua Pratt||Christopher Van Pelt||Hunter Nash||Jordan Hiller|
|2007||Christian N. Sobky||Jonathan L. Barlaan||Guillermo E. Pi||Shea A. Ford|
|2006||Alex M. Rios||Nicholas M. Plasencia||Kevin M. Donohue||Tacy B. Stephens|
|2005||Azar C. Boehm||Gregory S. Malafronte||Anthony J. Piplica||Christopher Moore|
|2004||Matthew C. Hagan||Christopher Plasencia||Christoher R. Reyes||Daniel P. Holder|
|2003||Melvin K. Thomas||Christopher DeClue||Christopher Agliano||Silvio J. Delgado|
|2002||Kyle A. Warren||Colin A. Strickland||Jorge M. Castillo||Christopher Criollo|
|2001||Loren M. Prive||Nathan J. Moore||Daniel J. Plasencia||Eric M. Papp|
|2000||Richard A. Warren||Steven M. Tamayo||Joseph T. Cutrono||Orlando J. Castillo|
|1999||Joseph G. Doran||James P. Urbaitis||Michael R. Rocha||Michael L. Martin|
|1998||James M. Johnson||Nicholas Suszynski||Mark D. Serlo||John A. Feely|
|1997||Alejandro Castro||Bryan C. Walsh||George R. Godsey||Sean P. Flood|
|1996||Christopher DeBoskey||Matthew Worsnick||Dohyun C. Kim||Judd A. Hobgood|
|1995||David A. Vazquez||Michael P. Rosario||Matthew I. Glymph||Justin C. Sanchez|
|1994||Shawn C. Bingham||Robert S. Preston||John A. Pinckard||Shawn C. Bingham|
|1993||Harold J. Goslee||Gavin W. Depew||Matthew Lazzara||Michael J. Palios|
|1992||Andrew J. Wood||Billy D. Wilson||Michael D. Donohue||Andre P. Kirwan|
|1991||Thomas V. Sabella||E. John Wagner||John R. Caballero||Nathan S. Tyrrell|
|1990||Jeffrey E. Fantone,|
Eric L. Roy
|Paul E. Switalski||Matthew J. Alander||Jeffrey D. Joseph|
|1989||Matthew A. Clark||David Camacho||Thomas E. Caballero||Brendan Dillmann|
|1988||Andre J. Mathurin||Andre J. Mathurin||John B. Garry||David Cartaya|
|1987||Mark Rametta||Chris Janssen||John Juniet||Daniel Ramirez|
|1986||James P. Strenski||Samuel T. Corson||David R. Chen||Jason Gould|
|Rafael G. Couret,|
|Christopher G. Diaz||Derek Rodriguez,|
Peter D. Vizzi
|Matthew Costa||Timothy Hiebert||Michael J. Spoto|
|Stephen B. Straske||Robert Weiner||Robert Weiner|
|1982||Kevin J. Donnelly,|
|Kevin Riley||Allan Domagas,|
|Kevin J. Donnelly|
|1981||Steve Cardinale||Francisco Fernandez||George Guerra,|
|1980||Michael T. Hall||Louis J. Garcia,|
Michael A. Garcia
Clinton S. Shaffer
|1979||Peter G. Kraemer||Jason J. Binford|
|1978||Robert R. Sajovetz||Rudolph Fernandez|
|1977||Richard K. Hurley||Kevin A. Anello|
|1976||Jorge L. Crespo,|
Martin L. Silbiger
|1975||Mark E. Graham|
|1974||Michael J. Wolf|
|1973||Gregory J. Griffin|
|1972||Robert S. Griscti|
|1971||Mark K. Donohue|