Notre Dame Announces 2022 Gala Honorees

FAIRFIELD– The 2022 Notre Dame High School Lancer Legacy Gala will be held on Thursday, October 6, at Great River Golf Club in Milford, CT. This annual tradition celebrates the vibrant legacy that exists at Notre Dame while raising critical funds for current students. The Gala is an awards ceremony that recognizes the accomplishments of distinguished members of the school’s community.

Dr. Christopher Cipriano, principal, announced this year’s honorees and shared his enthusiasm and respect for the extraordinary level of leadership and distinction that exists among the group. “Since opening its doors in 1957, Notre Dame has remained committed to its mission of educational excellence, faith formation, character development and service to others. It is no wonder that these values and traits have been instilled in so many members of our community over the years”, said Dr. Cipriano. “The Lancer Legacy Gala is a meaningful way for the Lancer family to gather and honor the alumni, parents and friends who truly live our mission day in and day out”, shared Dr. Cipriano.

The 2022 Honorees include:

Carole Christy Surina Educator Award:
Ann Marie Donnelly P‘94,‘97,’98 of
Bridgeport, CT
Sister Marion Rielly Leadership Award:
Dr. Donna Formichella ‘74 of Villa Park, CA
Community Impact Award:
Michael J. O’Rourke of Stamford, CT
Educator Award:
Joanna Lohan Cipriano of Watertown, CT
Parent Award:
William and Melanie Moeller Trutt ’90, P’18, ’21 of Trumbull, CT
Fr. Bill Sangiovanni Spirit Award:
Edward Denes ’61 of Stratford, CT

The event will take place at Great River Golf Club on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00pm. For information on how to attend and/or become a sponsor, visit Questions can be sent to Julie Coyle Davis at: or at 203-372.6521.