Alverno High School Hosts Holiday Blood Drive

Back: Nicolette Tuscany, Ileana Vior, Lucy Gervais, Audrey Luna, Lauren Moore-Sanchez, and Ariana Shafai Front: Analise Hull and Maia Samerjan.

On Friday, December 14, Alverno High School hosted a Holiday Blood Drive with City of Hope to benefit their patients—most of whom are fighting cancer.

For many Alverno students, Friday was the first time that they give blood and while it was a daunting process for some of them—they were able to overcome their fears. At the end of the day, the Alverno community contributed 24 pints of blood to City of Hope. Since 1 pint of blood can save the lives of 3 people, Alverno’s donation alone could prove to be life changing for nearly 75 people.

“At Alverno, our Franciscan and Immaculate Heart roots place an important emphasis on giving back to those in need,” said Ann Gillick, Head of School. “City of Hope provides exceptional care to thousands of patients fighting cancer every year and as a community Alverno has been deeply affected by cancer. I am proud to see so many of our young women make the decision to give back to those who need it, especially during the Christmas season. They are shining examples to all of us and truly exemplify the Alverno philosophy and spirit.”

About Alverno High School

Alverno High School is a Catholic, private, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,100 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit


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