Mothers' Guild Newsletter


Mark Your Calendar…
  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast – Thursday, Jan. 27
  • Senior Moms’ Social – Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7-9 p.m.
  • Mother-Son Communion Breakfast – Saturday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m., St. Francis Xavier
  • Mothers’ Guild General Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
  • Senior Treat Day – Monday, Feb. 14, 9:40-10:15 a.m., Senior Parents Welcome 
  • Book Club – Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Herb Box 
  • Brophy Hiking Club – Wednesday, Feb. 23, 8:45 a.m., Papago Park
  • All Class Moms’ Retreat – Friday-Saturday, April 1-2, Friendly Pines Camp
  • Let’s Get Together – Saturday, April 2, 9-11 a.m., Brophy
  • Class of 2021 Senior Moms’ Retreat – Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, Friendly Pines Camp
  • Brophy Fashion Show – Wednesday, April 13, 10 a.m., JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn
Brophy Staff Appreciation Committee  
The Staff Appreciation Committee is back and will provide breakfast for our wonderful staff on Jan. 27.  We would like to thank our wonderful volunteers as they filled up the Sign Up Genius within a day of sending it out! Look for our next sign-up opportunity in February!

Senior Moms’ Social – Wednesday, Feb. 2, 7-9 p.m., See Evite to RSVP
It is time for our second senior moms’ get-together! The Senior Mom Committee is coordinating a surprise senior treat on Valentine’s Day. Join other moms of senior Brophy boys for an evening that is designed for mingling and making those special treat bags for our 2022 boys!. If you cannot make the social, but would like to donate candy, please drop it off at 121 W. Georgia Ave. in Phoenix prior to Wednesday, Feb 2. 

Questions, please contact 

Mother-Son Communion Breakfast – Saturday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m., St. Francis Xavier
Please note that attendance has been capped at 350 to allow for social distancing. The registration link will redirect you to a waitlist. If you sign up on the waitlist and space becomes available, we’ll email you the payment link. 

Mothers’ Guild General Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m., Harper Great Hall
Join us in February as we welcome Brophy’s new student assistance counselor, Dr. Colleen Feeney Wilson. She will discuss some common mental health issues (depression, anxiety and substance abuse), how they look in teenage boys and when to seek outside help. 

We will then break out into small groups to discuss ideas on how to connect with our sons and then come back together and share strategies for everyone to add to their own “toolbox”! 

The social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. – heavy appetizers, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be served! Dr. Feeney will begin her presentation shortly after 6 p.m. We can’t wait to see you!

Class of 2022 Moms – Monday, Feb. 14, 9:40-10:15 a.m., Brophy Outdoor Pavilion
Shh, this is a surprise for our senior boys! Come hand out treats and grab a hug from your favorite Brophy senior(s). The seniors will stop by during their morning break and pick up the goody bag and sweet treat that our wonderful Senior Mom Committee has planned for them. Come dressed in pink, red and white and enjoy the time on campus! Dads are welcome too! 

Book Club – Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Herb Box 
We hope you can join us at The Herb Box (7000 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale, Ariz.) for the February book club where we will discuss “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah. This is a story of heroism, family, love and hope set during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. If you would like to be added to our list for monthly Evites, please contact

– Melissa Buckley, Vanessa Wong and Ashesh Troester, book club co-chairs

Brophy Hiking Club – Wednesday, Feb. 23, 8:45 a.m., Papago Park
Meet us on Wednesday, Feb. 23, for our sixth hike of the school year. This hike will be at Papago Park. We are finalizing the actual hike and will have details in the next eNews, so stay tuned! We will still meet at 8:45 a.m. and begin the hike at 9 a.m. Lunch location after the hike is TBD.  Please contact Dana Bates ( or Diana Dunnigan ( with any questions.

All-Class Moms’ Retreat – Friday-Saturday, April 1-2, Save the Date!
The “Be Present, Not Perfect” all-class spring retreat will be held on April 1-2 at the beautiful Friendly Pines Camp! If you missed the fall retreat or would like to go again, please be on the lookout for emails with sign-up links coming out soon! The moms’ retreat is the perfect way to make new friends and reconnect with old ones! We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions, please email Jodi Mackenzie or Heather Haak at

Let’s Get Together – Saturday, April 2, 9-11 a.m., Brophy 
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great holiday season and was able to soak up some time with their loved ones. This semester is going to be filled with many great activities and ways to connect with one another. 

Save the date for our next event, Let's Get Crafty, which is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. on April 2. Spots will be limited to 50 moms, so make sure to sign up early! More information will be sent out in the coming months. 

Class of 2021 Senior Moms’ Retreat – Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3, Save the Date!
The Senior Moms’ Retreat is one of the most coveted events at Brophy – you don’t want to miss this extra special retreat! The theme of this year’s retreat is “Blessed” and it will be held on April 2-3 at Friendly Pines Camp. For many of you ladies, this will be your last retreat at Brophy so please be on the lookout for emails with sign-up links. The Senior Mom’s Retreat is the perfect way to end your time at Brophy while making new friends for the next step on your journey. We look forward to seeing you there! For any questions, please email

Brophy Fashion Show, Wednesday, April 13, 10 a.m., JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn
Raffle Tickets – Available for Purchase Now! 
Purchase Fashion Show raffle tickets online only. Each ticket is $25 or five same item tickets for $100. All monies raised go to the Brophy Financial Aid Fund. Enter to win these incredible raffle items!
$5,000 Cash
GEN4 Golf Club Set & Custom Fitting 
Donated by Quarles & Brady, LLP and Jeff Simmons 
(Value: $4,200)

Brophy Reserved Parking Spot
School Year 2022-23
(Value: $3,500)
Two-Night Stay
Donated by Betsy Donley, Camelback Odyssey Travel
(Value: $3,000)

$2,500 Gift Card
Trip for Four to the Las Vegas ASD Design Market
(Value: $3,450)

Purchase Raffle Tickets Here.
(Share the purchase link with friends and family!)
Watch for the Fashion Show Purse Raffle – Purchase Link Goes Live on Jan. 31!
Add a Louboutin, Valentino or Prada handbag to your spring wardrobe if you are one of the lucky winners of the Fashion Show purse raffle. Take a look at the following trendy designer purses that are must-haves for 2022. Purchase a ticket or two for the stand-alone purse raffle that goes live at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 31. Go to the Fashion Show website and click on the red button link, “Purse Raffle”, to shop. Tickets are $100 each. Only 200 tickets will be sold for each purse, giving you a one in 200 chance to win! These Italian-made fine leather purses are absolutely beautiful, so don’t miss out!
Christian Louboutin – Cabarock Mini Croc-Embossed Tote Bag
(Value $1,190)

Generously Donated by Neiman Marcus
  • Croc-embossed calf leather in red
  • Flat top handles with spike ends
  • Signature Louboutin red leather lining
  • Approximately 3.7”H x 9.4”W x 1.5”D
  • “Cabarock” made in Italy
Valentino Garavani – Small Rockstud Leather Shoulder Bag
(Value $1,490)
  • Pink shoulder bag in calf leather with signature Rockstud trim
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Flap top with flip-lock closure
  • 2.76"H x 2.76"W x 9.06"D
  • Made in Italy
Prada – Tress Leather Large Handbag
(Value $2,600)
  • Genuine calfskin leather in white with basketweave trim
  • 10”W x 8.5”H x 6”D with 5.5” handle drop
  • Black interior with attached 7.5”W x 4”H white leather pochette
  • Made in Italy
Be a Fashion Show Sponsor
The Fashion Show fundraising success depends on sponsors and donations. If you or your company are interested in being a Fashion Show sponsor, please contact Abby Kerkhove at It is the perfect opportunity to showcase your company or show family support for Brophy by having an ad in the commemorative program that is given to the 1,200 attendees made up of Brophy families, business owners and local leaders. Learn about sponsor and donor opportunities by clicking here.
Fashion Show Reservations – What to Know
Every year tickets for the Fashion Show sell quickly. The reservation release dates are provided to allow everyone to mark their calendars.
  • Feb. 14 at 7 a.m. – Reservation link is made available to senior parents on the Fashion Show Committee who have met their Fashion Show raffle ticket commitment.  
  • Feb. 16 at 7 a.m. – Reservation link is made available to all senior parents.
  • Feb. 22 at 7 a.m. – Reservation link is made available to the rest of the Fashion Show committee who have met their Fashion Show raffle ticket commitment.
  • Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. – Reservation link is made available to the entire Brophy community. 
Special Sales Items 
Start out the new year by purchasing a special sales item. A summary of each item is below along with the link to GiveSmart to purchase. One hundred percent of the profits from each sale goes to the Brophy Financial Aid Fund. If you have questions, please contact the special sales co-chairs, Sherri O’Hanrahan and Kelly Gannon, at

Decorative Serving Tray  
This handcrafted rustic serving tray with metal banding and iron handles will be a great showpiece for entertaining. The 17” round board features the Brophy logo. Brophy students and faculty completed the wood etching of the logo on campus in the Innovation Commons. Ideal for serving drinks as well as display. Shop below.
Neoprene Tote Bags
Look stylish while sporting Brophy colors with these red or white neoprene tote bags and pouches with complementary stripes. Bags are water resistant with sailor rope straps. This everyday tote has three styling options and its large capacity is ideal for the gym, beach, travel, running errands and much more. A trendy “bag tag” with a Brophy chapel drawing created by one of our very own students is lovingly attached to each bag. Get one before they are gone! Shop below.
MacKenzie-Childs Ornaments
Now is the time to replace those tired or broken ornaments. Only a small number of the MacKenzie-Childs royal glass ball ornaments are available and they look fabulous on the 2022 Fashion Show centerpiece tabletop tree! Shop below.
Centerpiece – Decorative Tabletop Tree
Our lovely Fashion Show centerpieces are available for pre-purchase. This versatile decorative tabletop tree comes with mini bud vases to be filled with fresh flowers, ready to grace your home. Crafted from metal with a sturdy base and three-tiered branches, this piece is also ideal for staging holiday ornaments, jewelry and hanging votive candles. Centerpieces can be picked up after the Fashion Show on April 13. View the centerpiece and shop below.
Purchase Special Sales Items and Centerpieces Here.
(Share the purchase link with friends and family!) 
Save the Date
The Class of 2022 Brophy Fashion Show will take place on Wednesday, April 13, at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. Social hour and shopping begin at 10 a.m. The Fashion Show and luncheon begin at 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, contact chairs Nancy Bates and Lana Holmes at
Fashion Show News
Check out the Brophy website at to find the Fashion Show sales links, sponsorship information and current news. Help spread the word about Fashion Show raffle sales and share the link.

Volunteer Opportunities at Brophy
Looking for ways to give back to our amazing community? If you are interested in lending your time and talents to support the students, faculty and staff at Brophy, please email Karla Phillips-Krivickas so she can add your name to the general volunteer list! 

Brophy Mothers’ Guild, Stay Connected on Social Media
All moms of Brophy students are invited to follow the Mothers’ Guild on Facebook and Instagram. We happily encourage you to write posts, ask for advice, share photos and make comments. Below is the Facebook link and account name for Instagram. You must request to join Facebook, but we monitor and grant access quickly. We’d love for you to connect with us!
Instagram – @brophymothersguild

Brophy Prayer Chain
The Brophy Prayer Warriors are lovingly committed to offering prayer support for anyone in the Brophy community who has a medical or personal concern. They are here for you in time of need. Prayer requests from our community will be shared by email and each member of the group will pray for the specific intention in their own special way. Please contact Jodi MacKenzie at with your prayer requests (please confirm the family is aware a request has been made) and also to be added to the Brophy Prayer Chain group.

A heartfelt thank you goes to …
  • Abby Kerkhove, Dona Whitney, Lana Holmes, Melissa Buckley and Diana Dunnigan for all of the time and effort they have put into compiling an amazing group of women to lead the Mothers’ Guild next year!
  • Rebecca DeBarros, Monica Spitza and their team of phenomenal Christmas decorators. The chapel looked beautiful throughout the entire holiday season!

Banner Photo: The 2021-22 Executive Board, L-R:  Karla Phillips-Krivickas, 2nd vice president; Ritta Fagain, events secretary; Claudia Olson, treasurer; Brandi Sutton, president; Lana Holmes, past president; Heather King, assistant treasurer; Dona Whitney, 1st vice president; and Ana Moran, recording secretary.

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