Honoring With Gratitude

The Rhodora J. Donahue Academy is privileged to remember in our prayers and in our midst:

Rhodora J. Donahue, wife of Ave Maria University board member, Mr. Jack Donahue.  Mr. Donahue believed that his wife’s loving, humble and heroic life as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and matriarch to a loving family of over 161, would be beautifully remembered in a building where generations of children would be nurtured and grow in their Catholic faith.  In recognition of Mr. and Mrs. Donahue’s gift of five million dollars to Ave Maria, the Rhodora J. Donahue Academy was named and is a place where children ages K-12 will learn to pursue excellence and come to know and love Jesus.

Karen Laub-Novak for whom our St. John Paul II Chapel and Library has been dedicated.  Karen is pictured to the right, in a self-portrait which is described to students by her husband, Michael.

Major David E. Padgett whose ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation is honored in our Donahue Wall of Honor in memory of Maj David E Padgett, USA.

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