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Thank you to all who supported the 31st annual Community Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony.

The banquet took place November 14 at Century Center, with almost 600 in attendance. The 2017 inductees are Bishop Donald Alford Sr., Greg & Mary Downes, Billy “Stix” Nicks, William Przybysz, Mikki Dobski Shidler and Horatio Chapin (historic Inductee). Other honors were presented to Dennis Andres, Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna, Holladay Properties and Christmas Commandos.

Planning will begin in early 2018 for next year’s banquet. If you would like to nominate someone for the Hall of Fame, send two letters of recommendation to the South Bend Alumni Association, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601.

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SBAA Focus on Alums: Charles Butterworth

Charles Butterworth was an American actor who specialized in comedy roles and often musicals. He was born in South Bend in 1896 and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a law degree. He was generally a supporting actor but had top roles in We Went to College, Baby Face Herrington and The Sultan’s Daughter. However, he is most well-known for his role in the musical This is the Army as Private Eddie Dibble. He is credited with the famous line, “Why don’t you slip out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini?” from Every Day’s a Holiday. His distinct voice was the inspiration for the Cap’n Crunch commercials and his voice was imitated by voice actor Daws Butler. Charles was tragically killed in a car accident on June 13, 1946 when he lost control of his car in Los Angeles. Butterworth has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7030 Hollywood Blvd for his impact on the film industry.



We believe that Co-Ex Grants are a benefit for students by supporting co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in South Bend Schools. These can be applied for by having a school representative fill out a grant application form.



Open to graduates of SBCSC high schools and children or grandchildren of SBAA members, we sponsor and fund numerous scholarships and provide all needed forms for applying.



We hold various gatherings and provide resources and planning assistance in order to better connect South Bend Alumni with others.


We support education in our schools by funding  co-curricular activities that are not tax funded and by instilling an awareness of the need for student service in the community.

Our main mission is to fundraise with the community in efforts to help assist local schools through providing students with grants and scholarships, so that they may purchase educational and extra-curricular items they would not otherwise be able to afford.

Additionally, we connect alumni of SBCSC schools through reunion services and various events.

Teachers who received grants from the 2016 Ace for Science tennis tournament are, from left, Mary Thorpe, Denise M. Domonkos, Jeanne Jasper, Sarah Torzewski, Emily Zablocki, David Barnes, Rose Calhoun, Susan Sakimoto, and Dave Van Dyke. Standing in back are Steve Luecke, executive director of the Alumni Association, and Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna, associate dean for undergraduate students in Notre Dame's College of Science.



Grants Given in 2017

Grant $ Funded in 2017

Students Assisted in 2017

Grant $ Funded Since 2010


Members of the South Bend Alumni Association are given the tools
and capabilities to connect, and stay connected, through the different services and resources we offer.


Monthly Lunch Club

Monthly Lunch Club

This monthly activity is for members and friends who want to socialize, catch up and enjoy a good meal. The program consists of conversation, lunch and entertainment and is offered to alums from all schools.


Reunion Planning

Reunion Planning

Planning a reunion can be time consuming and difficult to organize on your own. As a member, you can take advantage of the planning assistance we offer with our online services.




Lost your yearbook and want to be able to reminisce on the memories again? We have compiled years of yearbooks that we offer our alumni members.




Browse through the various publications South Bend alumni have written over the years and, if interested, purchase a copy for yourself!


Start benefiting now by becoming a South Bend Alumni member. Start your connection to the community today! If you have questions about your new membership, email sbaa@sbcsc.k12.in.us and we will happily assist you with your needs.



We work together with local sponsors who help us reach our goal
of assisting youth in South Bend Schools. We appreciate all those who stand behind us in our mission.

Presenting Sponsor

Pathfinders Advertising
The South Bend Chocolate Company