Marian Honors Distinguished Volunteers

Marian High School recognized the volunteer contribution of Jim Noteman and John Woch, two former Board members, at the National Philanthropy Day Dinner sponsored by the Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  Noteman and Woch were honored for their service to the school by serving as volunteers long after their terms on the Marian Board of Directors ended.
Jim Noteman’s tenure on the Marian Board of Directors included three years as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee and two years as President.  Seventeen years later, he continues active membership on the Finance Committee, helping ensure that Marian operates under strong fiscal policy. A charter member of the Audit Committee, Jim also founded and chairs the Investment Committee to secure Marian’s financial viability. 
 
“Jim’s steadfast dedication is matched by his desire to make a positive impact,” Sr. Lenore Pochelski, IHM, Head of School, stated. Jim and his wife Mary Kay, residents of Milford, are parents of a Marian alumna and three sons. 
 
John Woch has served Marian in many capacities from Dads’ Club President to President of the Board of Directors. As Dads’ Club President, he reinstated Monte Carlo Night, a social and fundraising event. He also served on the Executive, Nominating, and Advancement Committees of the Board and continues to serve on the Finance and Investment Committees.
 
“John has been generous in recognizing the contributions of staff and volunteers – and in his annual donation of highly prized auction items,” Sr. Lenore said. “His generosity has made him a champion of Marian’s mission.” John and his wife Linda, who live in Bloomfield Hills, are parents of two Marian alumnae daughters.
 
The two Marian volunteers were among the 80 Distinguished Volunteers honored by local nonprofit organizations at The Henry in Dearborn.  Each year, National Philanthropy Day is observed by more than 200 AFP chapters across the country to recognize the contributions of philanthropy and volunteerism in each area.  The Detroit-area event was presented by Crain’s Detroit Business.
 
Located in Bloomfield Hills, Marian High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  The mission of Marian High School is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.
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Marian High School

7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
PHONE: (248) 644-1750
Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.

An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.