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First Founding Legacy Donors


Bay Area business and philanthropic leaders, the Honorable Tad Taube and his wife, Dianne, serve as Chairman and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Taube Family Foundation. Born in Krakow, Poland in 1931, Tad immigrated to the United States in 1939, just months before the outbreak of World War II. He has since built a successful career in real estate investment and management, while dedicating his life to philanthropy and sharing with others the opportunities that were provided to him. Tad has served as a trustee on numerous prominent university boards and garnered recognition for his leadership and generosity. He has earned multiple degrees from Stanford University and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Dianne Taube is a recognized community leader who serves on many boards which positively impact Northern California's cultural, artistic and athletic opportunities and also serves on task forces focused on Bay Area youth and teen mental health. One of our greatest passions is education, which led the Taubes to support Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School. Tad and Dianne's generous $1,000,000 estate gift to Cristo Rey laid the foundation for the creation of the Peter Pabst Legacy Society, which will build an endowment and ensure that generations of Cristo Rey students successfully graduate high school and attend and complete college.




Julianna and Sal Gargone are San José natives who were raised in the neighborhood surrounding Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish by working-class families that instilled in them the importance of giving back to others. The Gargones value the Catholic high school education they received at Notre Dame and Bellarmine and feel that everyone is born with abilities, but not always the resources necessary to bring them to fruition. The Gargones have chosen to honor Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School with a generous estate gift that will share their resources and offer opportunities to our students for years to come. As Julianna wisely notes, "They are the future, and we need them!" The Gargones are joyful in their philanthropy and we at Cristo Rey are honored to count them among our founding legacy donors.



Craig Ulrici attended Santa Clara University thanks to a generous scholarship. While he appreciated it at the time, it wasn't until later in life that we truly understood how donors had made his education possible. As a result, he endowed a scholarship at Santa Clara along with his wife Barbara, who championed young women's educational achievement. The Ulricis first met Fr. Peter Pabst through their support of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools, which led to the discovery of Cristo Rey, where Craig was very impressed by the students and the "whole package" of the school's Jesuit, college preparatory curriculum and work study model. Believing that "education is the route out of poverty," the Ulricis have demonstrated great confidence in the mission of Cristo Rey and the future of its students by making a planned gift.