CLAVER SUMMER SOIREE -8.4.2018- The Claver Society hosted the biennial Summer Soiree on Saturday, August 4th to benefit the Claver Endowment.  The endowment was established to provide tuition assistance to our African American students in need of tuition assistance. 

Over 200 guests gathered to honor Dawn Hasbrouck ’94 for her outstanding service and leadership. The evening was a tremendous success as 100% of the $100,000 raised will be designated to the Claver Endowment.  This year we will be able to provide 5 students with tuition assistance.

We are very grateful for the outstanding committee that organized and steered the success of the Summer Soiree. Our 2018 Committee: Sheila Harris, Patrice Louis '04, Kimberly Mason '85, Abraham Matthew '05, Gerald S. McCarthy '80, Malik Murray '92, Art Reliford, Jr. '92, Christine Riley '93, Curtrice White Scott '90, Valerie Barker Waller '83, and Erin Toole Williams '87.  
CLICK HERE to see photos from the event.


Thanks to the generosity of the school's St. Peter Claver Society and Art Reliford '72, a large group of Ignatius students were recently treated to a viewing of the new Marvel Comics blockbuster movie, Black Panther. The students began their day by attending the 40th Annual African American Heritage Mass.  





Tom Pikarski ’89 and Maureen Gilhooly Pikarski ’90 were the raffle winners for the Claver Society Chicago White Sox private suite raffle! The game was held on Monday, July 31st 2017. (The Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola). Tom and Maureen hosted members of their family, including Maureen Pikarski Murphy '87, Jack Gilhooly '87, John Pikarski '20 and Mr. and Mrs. John Pikarski, Jr. (honorary alumnus) for a memorable evening watching the White Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays.

All proceeds went to the Claver Endowment. Congratulations to the Pikarski family. Thank you to all of our generous supporters who purchased tickets and thank you to Comcast Sports Net for their generous donation.

The Claver Society welcomed back members of the school community to the annual Claver/BOSS Welcome & Farewell Potluck on Sunday, June 4. The event took place in the Fr. Grant Quadrangle and McLaughlin Room where guests enjoyed drinks, burgers, and hot dogs. The event served as a chance to say good luck to outgoing seniors and welcome incoming families. Special thanks go out to Erin Toole Williams ’87 and Christine Riley ’93 for coordinating the event and to David Fuller ’91 for providing his grilling services.

On Saturday, August 6th, the Peter Claver Society hosted the Summer Soiree and welcomed over 150 guests for a cocktail party and reception honoring Art Reliford '72. All proceeds supported the Peter Claver Endowment which provides tuition assistance for African American students at Saint Ignatius. Thank you to all of the event sponsors and all who attended.

Please CLICK HERE to see more photos from the event.


The Claver Society and student group BOSS hosted a welcome & farewell potluck on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in Tully Hall. The attendees had the opportunity to say good luck to outgoing seniors and welcome incoming families. Thanks to all who attended. 

Vision BoardsOn Monday, November 23rd, more than twenty BOSS students along with many Claver Society members and Fr. Michael Caruso, S.J. gathered for the first annual Vision Board presentation and dinner at Saint Ignatius.

The BOSS students created vision boards depicting their goals, aspirations and mentors.  Following the board presentations all enjoyed a buffet dinner and lively conversation. Thank you to Cheri Smith, Art Reliford ’92 and Curtrice White Scott ’90.



On Sunday, August 6th , Saint Ignatius and The Peter Claver Society welcomed over 150 alums and friends to the Claver Family Picnic. The day was filled with great food, old friends and generations of Ignatius families!

We are grateful for all of the support from our alumni and friends of the school who donated their time and services! We will continue this tradition and will host the next Claver Family Picnic in June of 2016.

SPEAKING EVENT  - 4.30.2015
Dr. Marcia Chatelain Yapelli ’97, Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University, visited Saint Ignatius as part of her book tour for her newly released publication, South Side Girls: Growing Up during the Great Migration. She can be seen below with students after her talk in the library. The Claver Society then held an evening reception where Chatelain Yapelli ’97 spoke about her book. CLICK HERE to read Marcia's biography on the Georgetown University Website. 


SUMMER SOIREE - 8.2.2014 
Saturday, August 2nd kicked off the inaugural Summer Soiree to benefit the Claver Endowment. With the generous help of Gerald McCarthy ’80, Curtrice White Scott ’90, Erin Toole Williams ’87, Valerie Waller ’83, Art Reliford ’72, The Alvin Bell Family and Kevin Conway ’69, the event was a huge success and over $50,000 was donated toward the endowment. Will Evans ’73 was honored at the event. CLICK HERE to view the event photo gallery. 

Claver Society memberships and donations help Saint Ignatius maintain a diverse student body of the brightest minds throughout greater Chicagoland.

Memberships: The annual membership donation is $250 and directly supports the Claver Endowment. A young alumni/professional rate of $150 is available to alumni and friends of the school under the age of 30. You may opt for automatic annual renewal of your membership when signing up. Benefits of membership include: Reduced ticket prices for Claver events, recognition on the Saint Ignatius Wolves Den website, recognition in the Annual Appeal, recognition in the Alumni e-News and the Saint Ignatius Magazine. 


Other donations: If you prefer to support the endowment with a gift outside of the membership levels, you may CLICK HERE to make your gift online. Please select "St. Peter Claver Endowment Fund" from the drop down menu of endowment names. Or, you may mail a check to:

Saint Ignatius College Prep
1076 W Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Attn: Claver Society

We thank you for your support!

Please contact Libby Lucas at libby.lucas@ignatius.org or 312-432-8369 with questions. 

Claver Society Members 2018-2019

Lifetime Members
Gloria and Alvin Bell
Felicia Bell ‘96
Monique Bell ‘99
Danielle Bell ‘03
Willard Evens, Jr. '73
Maria Green and Oswald Lewis
Rashod Johnson ‘93
Gerald S. McCarthy ‘80
Malik Murray ‘92
Carol and Arthur Reliford Sr. ‘72
Elisa and Arthur Reliford Jr. ‘92
Wintrust Financial

Valerie Barker Waller '83

Jeri Bingham '85
Antoniette Bordelon '04
Judge William Boyd '70
Dr. Eden Brandon '85
Roland Burris II, '85
Brian and Jeanette Conrad-Ellis
Yvonne Davis
Jetaun Davis Pope '98
Elizabeth Donohue '88
Barbara Dunlap '86
Dawne Duparte '89
Colette English Dixon
Mary K. Garrett
Kimberly Gladden
Dr. Perpetua Goodall '93
Sheila and Wallace Harris '83
Alison Hennings Tanner '83
Darrell and Anisha Hill '87
Kara Holloway '87
Samuel Jackson III '05
Cherya Jenkins
Tracy Jones '81
Hon. Kimberly Lewis '88
Patrice Louis '04
Lori Lypson '93
Kimberly Mason '85
James Miller '92
Dale and Shadawn Morrison
John and Sandra Pikarski
Carr and Marcia Preston
Christine Riley '93
Jacquelyn Robinson
Ald. Roderick T. Sawyer '81
Patrick Scott '87
Nicoline and Thomas Shields '59
Anthony Spalla
Phillip Sutton '78
Hon. Anthony Swanagan '77
Pamela Valderrama
Dennis and Kellie Welsh
Jacqueline White
Curtrice White Scott '90
Allison and Darrell Williams '77
Erin Toole Williams '87
Tanya Woods
Dr. Carol Worsham-Perry

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