The SSMO Foundation Speaker Series is our gift back to the community that supports our campus. These free, informative discussions complement the SSMO Bethany Center Speaker Series and provide our community with timely educational information from trusted sources.

Thank you for your interest in our Speaker Series. A new slate of presentations will be announced in September for the 2017-2018 year.

2017-2018 Speaker Series 

Quake Up!  Be Prepared, Not Scared – Small Things You Can Do Today
Monday, October 16 | 6:30 p.m.


Cynthia Valdivia, Public Health Educator
Washington County Public Health Office of Emergency Preparedness
Valley Catholic Elementary School Cafeteria

Special Screening: “Black Girl in Suburbia” – A Community Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion (
Monday, November 6 | 6:00 p.m.


Melissa Lowery, Filmmaker, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Jesuit High School
David Blue, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Central Catholic High School
Valley Catholic High School Kelly Auditorium

What Happens if I Outlive My Savings? Safeguarding My Financial Future
Monday, March 19 | 6:30 p.m.


Kathryn Calcagno, Managing Director, First Republic Private Wealth Management
Location to be announced

Eldercare 101 – A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care and Wellbeing
Monday, April 23 | 6:30 p.m.


Mary Jo Saavedra, Aging Life Care Manager, Gerontologist, Author and Speaker
Shalom Center at Maryville