DAVID J. CAPPIELLO '86
NANCY K. DOLAN LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT
David J. Cappiello, Class of 1986, will receive the Nancy K. Dolan Leadership Award. He has been an Immaculate High School Board Member in numerous capacities since 2014, recently ending his six-year term as Chairman. Previously, he served as Vice Chair of the Board, and as a member of both the Alumni and Development Committees. He is currently serving another term as Vice Chair and is a member of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee. David served one year on the Danbury City Council, four in the Connecticut State House of Representatives and ten in the State Senate. He was the Senate Ranking Member of the Appropriations and General Law Committees and was the Deputy Minority Leader. As a legislator, David was recognized by several organizations including the March of Dimes, AARP, the American Red Cross, WeCAHR, the Regional YMCA, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits and the National Federation of Independent Business.
After leaving public office, he was the Vice President of Development and Communications at Ability Beyond, leading a successful $25 million campaign to support people with disabilities and mental health issues. Upon completion of the campaign, David started his own government relations lobbying firm, Capitol Hill Group, where he continues to advocate for his clients at the State Capitol.
David is an active member of the community. Besides his volunteer work for Immaculate, he has served as a Board of Trustee for Ability Beyond, the Education Chairman of the United Way, a member of the Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission, a member of the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge, a member of the Lebanon American Club (where he serves as Chair of the Scholarship Committee) and is a current board member for Foundations in Education.
While serving in the state legislature, David met his wife, Christine. They recently celebrated their twenty-year anniversary and are the very proud parents of two current Mustangs, Jack, Class of 2023, and Jude, Class of 2025. They are parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown and the boys are proud graduates of St. Rose of Lima School.
JO-ANNE (TOMANIO) PRICE '66
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT
Jo-Anne (Tomanio) Price '66 is the recipient of the Immaculate High School 2023 Distinguished Service Award. Jo-Anne is a member of the first class enrolled at Immaculate High School. Immediately following her 1966 high school graduation, she was hired as one of the youngest employees of United Airlines and worked in retail and wholesale sales ending her career with Chicago based Kuoni Travel in 1973. Jo-Anne returned to Connecticut and married her beloved Louis Price, becoming co-owner of the Price family business, the Ridgefield Supply Company, in 1975. In 2005, they created and opened a manufacturing company, KLEER Lumber, located in Springfield, Massachuesetts.
Both Jo-Anne and Louis are known for taking exceptional care of their employees and for their philanthropic giving to numerous charities located in the Ridgefield and Danbury communities. In 2014, Jo-Anne lost the love of her life and was determined to continue to provide for others which included becoming an active volunteer at Immaculate. Jo-Anne led the way with creating alumni planning committees for the school's 50th Anniversary and encouraged alumni to support her efforts in refurbishing the school's Monsignor John Hossan Chapel. Thanks to Jo-Anne's energetic commitment, the 50th Anniversary was a tremendous success and major alumni contributions for the Chapel were made, including a set of beautiful stained glass windows dedicated to Jo-Anne's family. Jo-Anne is a highly respected member of the school's Board of Directors Alumni Committee and its Capital Campaign Steering Committee where she has been involved with raising funds needed to implement the Board of Directors' capital building and endowment plans.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who aid and support Immaculate High School and its young men and women. Recipients have served in or around the school community and have directly aided students in striving to be the best they can be - both in and out of school.
Nancy K. Dolan Leadership Award Recipient
JO-ANNE (TOMANIO) PRICE '66
Distinguished Service Award Recipient