Who We Are

Friends and Family of Marian is a community of parents, teachers, staff, 6,500 alumni, benefactors, and members from 17 parishes within the McHenry deanery who share a common cause: maintain the tradition, nurture a family like culture, and support a constructive and collaborative approach from the Rockford Diocese to making Marian Central a Catholic-centric school that is both affordable and a better alternative to public education.
Marian’s teachers, coaches, and staff have a passion for helping young men and women grow in their faith, enrich their education, and develop their leadership skills. Our parents and families invest themselves in the school. For over 50 years the Diocese has supported the subsidiarity of the school and its tradition of empowering these 17 parishes to lead and support the school, which has helped make Marian become one of the top 50 parochial high schools in the nation.
We have seen much success over the years because of that local leadership and family environment. Our graduates are strong in their faith, leaders in their communities, and are model Christians that give strong witness to their faith through their love of the church, family and country. Over 98% of our graduates enter institutions of higher learning and achieve the highest testing on ACTs among all high schools in McHenry County. The 2018 graduating class received over $30 million in college and continuing education grants. Our students actively participate in volunteer work, attend faith-based retreats and mission trips, and our athletic teams compete with other schools up to 3-to-5 times our enrollment.
If you are tired of the distraction and destructive interference from administrators within the Rockford Diocese and believe in the subsidiarity and tradition of how Marian has been supported by its community, please join our effort by adding your name to our website and promoting others to do the same. 
Together we can make a difference in helping restore trust
and support for Marian Central Catholic High School!

Peggy Mocogni

Steve Garrelts

Karen Conway

Julie Belill

Michelle Hedlin

Bill Haag

Taylor Rausch

Kristen Kelly Ryan

Rachael Hiday

Gus Golembiewski

Nelly Cronin

Mike St. Clair

John Huemann

Sean Finnegan

Ellen Sullivan

Nikki Ricciardi

George Thompson

Ann Anderson

Margie Kersten 

James Thacker

Terry Awe

Luke Waggoner

Lauren Joslin

Leslie Edstrom

Mark Gibson

Jill Lowenheim

Taylor Gigl

Maria Tonyan

Scott Shepard

Matt Meisner

Joe Calabrese

John Tinkham

Patrick Conway

Caitlin Krieske

Jenny Kelly

Thomas Salvi

Sarah Awe

Brooke Neumann

Julianne Brunken

Michael Mocogni

Juli Preston

Frannie Glosson

Paula Kerner

Richard Meyers

Celeste Heide

Arlys Alm

Jeremiah Lindquist

Allen Enders

Bryan Javor

Lisa Dalton

Jennifer Smith

Kathleen Sulivan

Beverly Baldwin

Lauren Pepple

Mark Ostrowski

Jim Shields

Gigi Crook

Kim Gibson

Patrick Green

Marcy Piekos

Marianne Kramer

Kevin Conway

Heidi Tarzian

Jenifer Hopp

Tama Finke

Liam Kirwan

Cheryl Rabine

Beatrice Ferreira

LeAnn Golembiewski

Erin Kelly

Megan Cloherty

Ty Hogel 

Jeffrey Ladd, Sr.

Anna Powers

Kathleen Sobol

Molly Mocogni

Cathy Tinkham

Tara Hoover

Gwen Salvi

Mark Gummerson

Sean Piedmonte

Ron Ricciardi

Elizabeth Dougherty

Beverly Doe

Laura King

Grace Gibson 

Gabriela Jedrzejewska

Jordain Malavolti

Cheri Waytula

Erik Streveler

Suzanne Schmitt

Peter Klocek

Tamara Howard

Allison Mercurio

Christian Kwasigroch

Barbara Rogers

Jerry Ahler

Ann Eckstein

John Smith

Steve Tarzian

Tom Reed

John Mercurio

Matt Hopp

Brian Kelly

Andre Mercurio

Gary Rabine

David Menner

Rodney Paglianlong

Teresa Tures Berry

Sharon Tuzik

Mark Rogers

Sean Burke

Angela Javor

Adam Zanck 

Jane Haag

Mike Eckstein

Tracie Hogel

Michael Darbro

Dr. Timothy Conway

Denice Taylor

Peter Dolter

Mark Jacobs

Robert Bowman

Sandy Wagner

Amanda Salvi

Kenzie  Mocogni

Joseph Edwards

Margaret Hadam

Terry Stanger

Barbara Klocek

Laura Darbro

Michael Hallisy

Carolyn Handrock 

Kent Cooney

Tim Letourneau

Jodie Meisner

Brad Harding

Colleen Geils

Matt Walker

Bonnie Graff

Judy Meyers

Gretchen Short

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