Phil Doherty

Class of 1962

After service in the Navy, Phil Doherty graduated from Donnelly and then attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree and then a master’s degree from SMSU. Phil volunteers his time with his parish and with various charities in his community and he and his wife, Mary Jo, were chosen by Archbishop Naumann to be the Chairpersons of the 2013 Call to Share fundraising appeal for the Archdiocese. Phil served as President of the Donnelly Alumni Association, and in 2011, he and his wife started an endowed scholarship fund at Donnelly to benefit Native American students.

“My fondest memory from my time as a Donnelly student is the caring, helpful and brilliant Benedictine sisters that guided me through the beginning of my educational journey.” 

Phil Doherty was inducted in 2015.