What's New?

Our Executive Director, Steve Luecke, is retiring at the end of the year. The South Bend Alumni Association is looking for a dynamic leader to build on past successes and to develop additional support for students and programs in South Bend Community Schools.

To learn more about this opportunity,  click here for the job description.

SBAA Focus on Alums: Michael Warren


Pictured here is recent photo of Michael Warren and pictures from his senior year at Central High School.

Michael Warren was born in 1946 in South Bend IN, and graduated from Central High School holding the title of Class President. He was a star basketball player and was named twice to the Indiana All-State team. He continued playing basketball with a scholarship from UCLA where he was a three-year varsity letterman and starting guard playing on two national championship teams for legendary coach John Wooden, all while he studied television, radio and film. He was also an All American in 1968. Since, Michael has been inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame. After his time at UCLA, Michael went on to work in television first in supporting roles on “The White Shadow”, “The City of Angels” and “Soul Food”. However, he became most well-known for his starring role on “Hill Street Blues” and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.



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

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The South Bend Chocolate Company