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Paul Remack - Class of 1967

Playing the Game

SJHS Alum Helps Others in Money Management


Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member
Building relationships in one's career is often associated with helping professions, such as teaching, nursing, or counseling. Financial planning would not make that list for most people. Paul Remack, SJHS Class of '67, would convince one that building relationships is at the heart of his profession. "Finances permeate so many aspects of one's personal and professional life," Paul shared from his home is California, "that one can't help but get to know a family, on both a professional and an emotional level."
Paul joins fellow graduate authors in the display case outside the Business Office.
For the past 35 years, Paul has helped individuals and families navigate the challenges of ever-changing and dynamic economic environments.  In the process he developed client relationships that, in many cases, have lasted more than 30 years and spanned two and three generations.  To many of his clients he is known as 'Coach'.
Upon graduating from St. Leonard's in Berwyn, Paul came to St. Joseph High School at his mother's insistence. After a successful academic career as a Charger, graduating eighth out of a class of 295, Paul attended Bradley University.  Earning a Bachelor of Arts in History with magna cum laude honors, Paul later earned a Master of Arts in History from the University of Southern California. His career plans led him to further education in becoming a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Professional Fiduciary. He earned a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 1992.
Paul's impetus to write a book on financial planning originated from a desire to express a gratitude. "I have been very fortunate that I have been surrounded in my profession with amazing people - clients, advisors and other professionals. I wanted to give back to a career that has been good to me." His plan to write the book followed a concrete schedule. "On Jan. 1st of 2014, I wrote an outline of the book. On the first day of January of 2015, I revisited the outline and made a few small changes but I was happy overall with the plan. I used 2015 to write the book and, beginning in January of 2016, I did my editing and my data collection to substantiate my tenets."
Paul believes the book will serve a wide-range of readers. "A lot of people make important financial decisions with either a limited amount of information or without the time necessary to reflect on decisions that need to be made. I want to slow the process down so that when people make decisions those decisions are well-considered and appropriate as opposed to fast and sloppy which come to haunt us later. In short, I want to make smart people smarter and people who have not given serious thought to their finances an awareness of what needs to be considered."
In his book Playing the Game, Paul expounds on the value of and strategies for wealth transfer and distribution. With the emphasis on sound decision-making skills, Paul guides his readers through analyzing investment opportunities, and related decisions, which allow a person to successfully pass on resources to children and grandchildren. "Wealth transfer and distribution is a game," Paul suggests, "and if played poorly-or if it is not realized a game is being played-one's fortune can be eaten away by a combination of poor investments and unfair taxation."
With his book, Paul hopes to build virtual relationships so that if personal contact isn't possible, at least he still believes he will have touched the lives of others in important ways. Playing the Game is now available online in electronic form or hard copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores everywhere.  For more information, google:
Paul, congratulations on a tremendous career and best wishes assisting others through your book!

Adam Polak '10 Named SJHS Head Football Coach

Higher Calling

Westchester Alum Will Serve as Head Varsity Football Coach

Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Faculty Member

Until last season, the only SJHS Head Coach of the Varsity Football Team who was also a graduate of St. Joseph HS was Jerry Fox, Class of ‘69.  Coach Fox served as head coach for three seasons beginning in the 1991 – 92 school year. He must now share that honor with Adam Polak, Class of ‘10, a Westchester resident who was a three-sport athlete as a student at SJHS. 

“I’m looking forward to giving back to my school, which is responsible for the education and character building that I embrace,” Coach Polak shared.

Coach Polak’s experiences as a student-athlete in football, wrestling and baseball, compare well to his coaching resume. He is entering his sixth season as a...READ MORE.

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George Reveliotis '92 Visits

Alum Visits After 26 Years

During his visit, George dropped in on his former Social Studies Teacher, Mr. Vic Zitzer '72


George Reveliotis, SJHS Class of ’92, returned to his alma mater on February 2nd. After graduating from SJHS, George earned a degree in History from the University of Illinois (Champaign). He later earned his J.D. from John Marshall Law School. George is a tax attorney, specializing in property tax. While at St. Joseph HS, he played soccer and was a member of the track team. George resides in Oakbrook with his wife and four children. 
Congratulations, George!

Long Range Mission

Long Range Mission

SJ Faculty Aims to Prepare Students Long Term


Written by: Tony Quattrochi, Development Staff Member


What is your world going to look like in five years? Ten years? Fifteen years? What will your son or daughter need to know in 5 years? As a working adult in 10 years? As a working adult and spouse with children in 15 years?  


Those questions haven’t always been addressed by high school teachers in great detail. Inherent in teaching is a focus on success for short-term projects: tonight’s homework, next week’s exam, the quarter project. Goals structured around these tasks are measurable and guide instructors’ daily and weekly planning. Lessons about life were often left to veteran teachers, counselors or those outsiders who appeared once each year on Career Day.


Recognizing the ever-changing world in which we live, the SJHS faculty is working together to answer those questions. Incorporating reflections from The Formative Five by Thomas Hoerr, teachers collaborate to read and lead discussions on an...READ MORE

2016-2017 SJHS Annual Report

Dear St. Joseph Alumni and Friends, 

We would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for supporting St. Joseph High School.  

The 2016-2017 Annual Fund is now available!

2016-2017 Annual Report

To learn more about the Charger's Club and other Development Opportunities, please click the link below:

Charger's Club & Development Opportunities

We continue to see many successes in all of our programs and activities. Many of these stories are highlighted in our Annual Reports.

Our St. Joseph High School administration, faculty, and staff continue to work hard in order to provide our present students an excellent Lasallian college-prep education. I would hope you are proud of the educational experience that we provide our Charger Scholars and will continue your own support of our Lasallian mission of education at St. Joseph High School!

Live Jesus in our hearts---Forever!

I would like to donate to the 2017-2018 ANNUAL APPEAL to help the Chargers! 



Welcome Garden Brick Campaign!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Welcome Garden Brick Campaign! We are thrilled to share the progress of the project thus far that began last week...landscaping and benches coming soon!

If you are interested in purchasing a brick to be added to this special area, please click the order form below.  A standard size brick (4"x8") allows for four lines of lettering ($125). A large brick (8"x8") allows for 6 lines of lettering ($225).  
Proceeds from the Brick Campaign are used for Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Click here to view the order form

Email your complete form to Kathy Taylor at or mail to St. Joseph High School, Attn: Kathy Taylor, 10900 West Cermak Road, Westchester, IL 60154. 


8" x 8" sample from St. Joseph Alumnus, Tom Begg, Jr. '64.  Thank you, Begg Family!

4'' x 8'' sample brick purchased by some of our 1970 IHM alumnae.  Thank you, Tigers!

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2017 Charger Club Investor Appreciation Event

We hosted our Charger Club Investor Appreciation Event on Thursday evening, September 28th on campus utilizing the Chapel and the Global Resource Center (GRC) for a prayer service of thanksgiving and for hospitality.  About 100 of our 
St. Joseph donor community were able to be on hand with their guests. There was such a positive energy expressed by those who could be present. 
The evening began with a reception in the GRC, followed by a Prayer of Thanksgiving, some remarks by Brother Thomas Harding, FSC and then a program of recognition and acknowledgements emceed by Joel Kolner for our 2017 Naming Dedications, Circle of Honor, St. Joseph The Worker, and St. Joseph The Worker Family Awardees. A few of our honorees spoke following their recognition and their brief remarks were moving and from the heart!
Naming Dedication: Ken & Helen Guido Social Studies Department presented to Diane Guido Berner IHM '70 in honor of her parents.  
Below you can view the program, remarks and prayer, event program, slideshow of the honorees and photos from the event. Please find links to these items below for your reference. 
(Item of note: please allow a moment for the files to open as some of the links are large in size.)
Thank you so very much for all you do for St. Joseph High School.  We are truly blessed to have you as friends! We are so grateful to you!
St. John Baptist De La Salle - Pray for us.  
St. Joseph - Pray for us.
Live Jesus in our Hearts - Forever! 
Br. Thomas Harding, FSC
Class of 1972
Naming Dedication: Stachniak Family Foyer presented to John Stachniak '82.
2017 Circle of Honor Award Recipients (left to right): Vince Genova '83, Tom Chlada '80, Br. Thomas Harding, FSC (presenter), Mike Macken '67, and Joe Tortorich '99.
2017 St. Joseph The Worker Recipients (left to right): Br. Thomas Harding, FSC (presenter), Mark Polivka '70, Michael Connelly '82, Jeff Tobolski '82, and Jim Lenc '78.
2017 St. Joseph The Worker Family - The Chvatal Family (pictured left to right) John Chvatal, Jr. '93, Michael Chvatal '98, Gene Pingatore (presenter), John Chvatal, and Sue (Corcoran) Chvatal IHM '69, and Br. Thomas Harding, FSC (presenter).

Ways of Giving to SJHS








Ways of Giving to St. Joseph High School

1. OnlineOur online giving site is secure and easy to use. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.  Click here to make a gift now.


2. MailIf you prefer to make your gift by mail, you may send your check, money order, or credit card authorization to the address below. Please do not send cash. Checks and money orders may be made payable to St. Joseph High School and mailed to the attention of the Development office.

St. Joseph High School, Attention: Development Office, 10900 West Cermak Road, Westchester, IL  60154


3. PhoneCall us at 708.562.7488 to charge your gift to your credit card any weekday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central time.  During the holiday break (Dec. 21 – Jan. 1), please email Kathy Taylor at and she will follow up with you via phone.   


4. Gifts of StockSt. Joseph High School can receive gifts of publicly traded stock must have been held for at least one year and must have appreciated in value. Before transferring securities please call the Development Office at 708.562.7488, ext. 153 to inform us the gift is forthcoming.

Your brokerage firm will ask for the following information to electronically transfer shares:

Cetera Investment Services, St. Cloud, MN

Account Name: Christian Brothers of the Midwest, Inc.

DTC Clearing Number: 0701

Account Number: 8BA01767 (a zero, not the letter O)

Federal Tax I.D. Number: 36-4027959

The shares of stock donated will be sold upon receipt.  An acknowledgement will be sent to the donor.


5. Donor Advised FundsSt. Joseph can accept gifts from Donor Advised Funds.


6. IRA Charitable Rollover At this time Congress has not yet acted to renew the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision for 2015.

When renewed, this provision allows donors age 70 ½ and older to transfer their required minimum distribution up to $100,000 a year directly to a qualified charity, free of federal income tax. The IRA Charitable Rollover is not included in the donor’s adjusted gross income, and counts towards the taxpayer’s required minimum distribution for the year.

Once the provision has been extended, we will notify our friends and donors via email and on our website.


7. Remember St. Joseph High School in your will Please call Joel Kolner, Director of Advancement, if you would like to remember St. Joseph High School in your will.


Thank you for considering St. Joseph High School for your charitable giving!


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Welcome alumni, parents, faculty and friends!

Welcome to our new online community.  Membership is FREE and available exclusively to our alumni and friends!

This is St. Joseph's/IHM's private, online community created exclusively for high school alumni, faculty and friends.   It is a secure, password-protected environment established by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Once you register, an email will be sent to confirm your membership and validate your email address.  Be sure to click on the link in this email so your account can be activated.

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