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News - September 23, 2011

$2 million bequest funds Palo Alto school

Palo Alto centenarian leaves money for pre-K, scholarships at St. Elizabeth Seton

by Chris Kenrick

A Palo Alto centenarian has bequeathed nearly $2 million to be used for scholarships — and a new building — at the St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School on Channing Avenue.

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Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@paweekly.com.


Posted by Parent, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

"Groundbreaking is scheduled for next spring."

Is there any chance that the school can coordinate utility stub outs for the new building? The City is about to repave that block of Channing. I'd hate to see the new street torn up again in 6 months.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Interesting that this single individual made this wonderful donation and no one has posted their thanks, but so many right wingers posted their thanks to Nutmeg.

The kids I grew up w/who went to this school were from Menlo, PA, EPA & Atherton. Wonderful people who liked their school a lot. It does good things & w/her money, they can keep on keepin' on. May she rest in piece.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 24, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Sorry, my last comment was whacky. May she rest in *peace*!

Posted by Thankful, a resident of Ventura
on Sep 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

What an important and thoughtful gift.

Posted by Wow, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Sep 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

May Ms. Baracchi know how much her gift is appreciated. Wow.

Posted by Paula Sandas, a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm

What an important and wonderful gift for the students and families at St. Elizabeth Seton School. Thank you, Mary Baracchi for a gift that will impact the lives of so many now and into the future.

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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