Golden Apple Awards

Golden Apple Award Recipients from Delone Catholic
2009 - Brian Yealy '79
2010 - Candy (Staub) Sneeringer '88
2011 - Julia (Tutino) Fuhrman
2012 - Beth Sneeringer '96
2013 - Patricia Marrocco
2014 - Lynn (Rosner) Yealy '84
2015 - Donna Tompkins
2016 - Jennifer Noel '05
2018 - Kate Phenicie

Through the generosity and kindness of the Donahue Family Foundation, the Golden Apple Awards Program has been established to honor outstanding individuals who devote their lives to teaching in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The Golden Apple Awards were first presented by the Donahue Family Foundation in 1992 in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Jack and Rhodora Donahue are the parents of 13 children who were all educated in Catholic schools. The Donahues were eager to express their deep appreciation to Catholic school teachers for providing quality academic and faith-filled education for their children. One of their sons, William Donahue, is now the president of the foundation, which invited the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Diocese of Youngstown (Ohio) to participate beginning in 2005.

Each year, the Golden Apple Award will be given to six teachers and one principal in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The award will consist of the following:

Cash award of $5000
Certificate of Achievement
Golden Apple
Individual photo with the Bishop
Group photo with the Bishop and Secretary for Education


Golden Apple Recipients