(News Release) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trinity High School inducted six individuals into its Hall of Fame at the annual Trinity Hall of Fame Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Each year, individuals who have made significant contributions to the life of Trinity High School are honored by induction into the Trinity Hall of Fame. Inductees must meet the following criteria: having a record of acknowledged leadership in his/her chosen field or community; having a record of outstanding stewardship to Trinity measured in time, talent and treasure; having a record of outstanding performance and distinguished achievements while employed by Trinity High School; and/or having a record of outstanding performance and distinguished achievement as a Trinity High School student in academics, athletics and/or extra-curricular activities.
The inductees for 2012 are:
Craig DeSensi, Class of 1991 – A 1991 Trinity alumnus, Craig came to Trinity in the fall of 1987 from St. Bernard Catholic School, where he had made a name for himself for his academic and athletic prowess. Craig won a Toy Bowl Championship at St. Bernard and numerous Catholic School Athletic Association basketball championships. Additionally, he was named the Most Valuable Player for the Bambino World Series while playing for Fern Creek Babe Ruth.
The caliber of Craig’s accomplishments continued to grow at Trinity. He was the Shamrocks’ starting freshman quarterback, and also starred in freshman basketball and JV baseball. By his sophomore year, he had moved up to the varsity level in football and baseball.
Craig was the starting varsity quarterback as a junior, guiding the Shamrocks to a 14-0 record and a second consecutive state championship in 1989. Returning as a starter for his senior year, Craig led the Rocks to another 14-0 record, a third straight championship and a No. 5 national ranking in USA Today.
For his Trinity career, Craig was the quarterback for three consecutive state champion football teams that compiled a 42-0 record. He had a 28-0 record as a starter. The Rocks would go on to win 50 consecutive games – a Kentucky record.
Among his football honors were All-District (1989, 1990); MVP of the 1989 state championship game; All-State honorable mention (1989); Courier-Journal All-State second team (1990); three Johnny Unitas awards (1988, 1989, 1990); All-County (1990); and Academic All-State (1988, 1989, 1990). He also played in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star game in 1991.
Craig was just as successful on the baseball diamond, where he was one of a handful of freshmen to dress for the varsity team. He also lettered as a freshman. By his sophomore year, he had secured the starting shortstop position, and held that spot as the Rocks were ranked No. 1 throughout much of his junior and senior years. Among Craig’s baseball honors were being named to the All-District (1989), All-Region (1989) and Pre-season All-State (1990, 1991) teams, as well as the Academic All-State first team.In addition to being a talented athlete, Craig was an exceptional student leader. He was elected president of his senior class and served as a retreat leader. Additionally, he earned Shamrock Awards for his academic performance, while being ranked in the top third of his class. He also served on the Student Council and was a member of the National Honor Society.
After graduating from Trinity in 1991, Craig attended the University of Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship. While at Notre Dame, Craig started at several positions and was instrumental in leading the Fighting Irish to three consecutive regionals. Lettering all four years, he was selected as team captain his senior year.
In 1995, Craig earned a bachelor’s degree in science and business. After graduating from college, Craig played professional baseball for one season for the Butte Copper Kings in Butte, Mont.
Craig is a sales representative with Medtronic Spine & Biologics in Louisville, which develops and manufactures innovative medical device technology and therapies to treat chronic diseases worldwide.
Craig and his wife, the former Krista Milburn, a pediatrician, have three children: Emma, William Craig III and Isabella. They are members of St. Bernadette Catholic Church.
Darryl Lee Isaacs, Class of 1982 – Darryl Lee Isaacs enrolled at Trinity High School in the spring of his junior year. He made the most of his short time at Trinity to lay the groundwork for what would become an amazingly successful career as an attorney.
After graduating from Trinity in 1982, Darryl attended the University of Louisville and Jefferson Community & Technical College before enrolling at the University of Kentucky. Darryl graduated from UK in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in administration and a desire to attend law school.
Darryl began his legal career in 1992 when he partnered with his father, Sheldon N. Isaacs, who came out of retirement to establish Isaacs & Isaacs, P.S.C., a Louisville law firm. The firm had two attorneys and one part-time employee.
Over the years, Darryl has built Isaacs & Isaacs into a successful and profitable law firm. The firm has more than 40 employees, including nine attorneys in addition to Darryl and his father. Since 1992, the firm has collected over $500 million in fees, representing more than 28,000 clients for their injuries.
Darryl merged his care for clients with a determination to pursue justice. This combination, along with professionalism and integrity, has made Isaacs & Isaacs a powerful legal force in Louisville, Lexington and Indianapolis.
Darryl also is known for his television commercials, billboards and phonebook advertisements, in which he nicknamed himself the “Kentucky Hammer” and the “Heavy Hitter.” His ads are like the man himself: direct, good-natured and self-effacing.
Darryl is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, as well as the Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio bar associations. Additionally, Darryl is a member of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Kentucky Justice Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.A strong believer in community involvement, Darryl has given his time and resources to community organizations. After attending an event for All I Want for Christmas, which provides toys for needy children, he was so moved that he made a $10,000 gift to the organization.
Darryl’s presence at Trinity has been profound. In 2007, he established the Betty and Shelly Isaacs Scholarship to honor his parents as an expression of his appreciation for the education he received at Trinity. The scholarship is renewable and given to a sophomore who has a demonstrated need. It is one of the largest scholarships funded by an individual.
Additionally, Darryl has been a significant contributor to Trinity’s R.W. Marshall Sports Center, providing for the purchase of equipment. He also supports the powerlifting team, providing funds each year for the team to travel to Oklahoma City to participate in national competition.
Also, he is a staunch supporter of Trinity’s celebraTion dinner-auction through his donations, his attendance and his making significant purchases of auction items. As well, he returns to Trinity on a regular basis to speak to classes about his experience as a student, the lessons Trinity taught him that have served him well in life and how perseverance pays off. Darryl is an advisory member of the Trinity High School Foundation Board.
Darryl and his wife, Teri, and have three children: Lee and twins Amanda and Nathaniel. They are members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Charles Kane, Class of 1961 – Charles Kane has been a model steward and helped direct the financial affairs of the Trinity High School Foundation for over a decade.
After graduating from Trinity in 1961, Charlie attended Indiana University, earning a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in business administration. Charlie also played tennis for the Hoosiers, who won the 1964 Big Ten championship. Charlie was a finalist in singles play and a winner in doubles. He was team captain in 1965.
Charlie continued to play tennis after college. In 1979, he was ranked fifth in Platform Tennis and had a national ranking in men’s doubles. In 2004, he was a national champion on an over-50 men’s doubles team.
Charlie’s first job after college was in New York City as a trainee in the commercial lending program of Bankers Trust. In the 1970s, he worked as an investment advisor at Hilliard Lyons. He was treasurer and chief investment officer at Vanderbilt University in the 1980s. He then was a managing director at Commonfund, an investment management firm, in the 1990s. Charlie has been a partner in the private investment firm 2nd Generation Capital since 2000.
Charlie has shared his expertise and leadership as vice chair of the Trinity High School Foundation and chair of the Foundation’s Investment Committee. His insight and leadership have been instrumental in the development and formalization of a strong and sound investment policy that will serve Trinity long into the future. Additionally, Charlie shepherded the growth of Trinity’s endowment, seeing it grow from $2.7 million in 2004 to more than $11 million in 2012.
Charlie and his family contributed to the construction of Trinity’s tennis center and endowed the Kane Family Scholarship, which is awarded to a student whose family demonstrates financial need.
In addition to sharing his time, talent and treasure with Trinity, Charlie has volunteered in a variety of community organizations. He has been a member of the Financial Advisory Committee of the Archdiocese of Louisville and served on the Community Foundation of Louisville Board of Directors. Charlie also was a member of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Budget and Finance Transition Team.
In 2007, Charlie received the Trinity High School Foundation’s Steiny Award for his service, support and spirited leadership. In 2012, he was honored at the Catholic Education Foundation’s annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni, which lauds Catholic school graduates for their success and their contributions to the community.
Charlie and his wife, the former Robyn Carsten, have two daughters, Laurie and Audrey, and three grandsons: Crawford, Logan and Jack.
Charles H. Leis – Charles H. Leis has been a valuable member of the Trinity High School community for decades.
A Louisville native, Charlie attended St. Paul Catholic School, Bishop David High School (1964) and Bellarmine University (1968), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After college, he served in the United States Army Reserves for six years.
Charlie began his professional career with Ernst & Young (previously Ernst & Ernst), where he was as a CPA for 10 years. He continues to hold his CPA certificate and is a member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
In 1979, Charlie joined Bramco Inc. as vice president of finance and administration. Bramco Inc. is the parent company of both Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company, headquartered in Louisville, and Power Equipment Company, headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. Bramco Inc. has 14 branches throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. In 1985, Charlie was promoted to executive vice president. He is currently Bramco Inc.’s president and chief operating officer. He also serves on the board of directors of Bramco Inc.
In addition to his business involvement, Charlie has served as a director of the Catholic Education Foundation, the Paradis Foundation and Mid-Park, Inc. He has been recognized by the Rotary Club for community involvement, was an honoree at the Catholic Education Foundation’s Salute to Catholic School Alumni and was recognized by Bellarmine University as the 1997 Distinguished Alumnus and the 1998 Accounting Alumnus of the Year.
Charlie began continuous service on the Trinity High School Board and/or Trinity High School Foundation Board in 1986. He is a past chair of both boards. His determination that Trinity would embark on its first-ever strategic plan in 1992 laid the groundwork for the success the school enjoys today. He is a member of the Trinity Foundation Board, serving as chair of the Board’s Resource Management Committee. He also serves on the Fundraising Committee and the Investment Committee.
Charlie was present in many critical business decisions made since 1989, including Trinity’s “Sponsorship Agreement” with the Archdiocese of Louisville.
Charlie also was present for the acquisition of off-campus wetlands for science courses, the establishment of enrollment and tuition policies, and the expansion of the FoundationBoard’s membership. He was the driving force behind three capital campaigns that triggered a
$22 million construction boom, renovation projects and campus expansion. Additionally, Charlie is a significant donor and helped solicit many of Trinity’s largest-ever capital campaign gifts.
Trinity honored Charlie by naming him an Honorary Alumnus in 2001 and selecting him as the first recipient of the Trinity Foundation’s Steiny Award for his service, support and spirited leadership. Also, he is one of a handful of Trinity volunteers to have a named space at the school –the Charles H. Leis Academic Services Center – which was renovated and opened in 2004. Prior to that, offices for the principal and other academic services had been housed in Old Trinity Hall since 1956.
Charlie and his wife, Dolores, have three children: Brian, Craig and Kimberly. They also have two grandchildren, Charlotte and Walker.
Tony Lindauer, Class of 1960 – Tony Lindauer was born in Louisville and grew up in the working-class neighborhood of Portland. Portland was a close-knit neighborhood where taking care of your neighbor, hard work and community involvement were the norm, not the exception. Tony still holds those values close to his heart. Tony learned early in life the value of hard work and integrity as he saw his father rise from a coal handler to plant engineer at LG&E’s Cane Run station.
Tony’s devotion to faithful worship and a good education also began at an early age. He attended St. Cecilia Catholic School and then St. Mary’s College Seminary. Deciding the priesthood was not his calling, Tony enrolled at Trinity High School for his senior year.
After graduating from Trinity in 1960, Tony worked as a pipe fitter’s helper, constructing the second phase of the Cane Run Plant for LG&E. He then accepted a job at Kitchen Kompact in the finish department and worked his way up to management. He also enrolled at the University of Louisville, where he earned a bachelor’s degree with highest honors in English. He completed post-graduate studies at Spalding University and received certification as a teacher. During his U of L college years, Tony met his wife, Anne.
Shortly after marrying Anne, Tony launched his own business restoring historic homes and buildings. What began as a one-man business evolved into a successful, award-winning company, TLC Restorations, Inc. The company was recognized as one of the most respected restoration companies in Louisville. TLC Restorations restored the interior of Jack Fry’s Restaurant in 1980 and its façade in 2002, winning first-place awards in both Jefferson County and statewide with the Home Builders Association. He also garnered an award from the Louisville Historical League for his restoration of three buildings on East Market Street.
While Tony made time for his family, established his business, actively practiced his faith and served as a cantor at St. Agnes Catholic Church, he also gave back to the community. In 1980, he started the popular Summer Concert Series in Willow Park. Tony’s philosophy for the Sunday evening concerts has been to create a sense of neighborhood and community through music. Tony has further served our community as a founding member of the Jefferson County Environmental Trust Oversight Board, as a member of the Otter Creek Task Force and former president of the Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association.
Tony’s commitment to family, faith and community became his impetus for seeking the office of Jefferson County property valuation administrator in 2006, an office he currently holds. The Jefferson County PVA’s office is the largest PVA office in Kentucky. The Jefferson County PVA is a locally elected official who is charged with assessing all property, both real and personal. Tony was honored for his work as PVA by receiving the Kentucky Chapter IAAO Member of the Year Award and the Kentucky PVA Association Outstanding Assessment Jurisdiction Award, both in 2008. In 2011, Tony was elected to the Kentucky Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers by his peers.
Tony also received the Mayor’s Citation for Outstanding Service (1983), the Mayor’s Citation for Bravery (1987) and the Mayor’s Citation for Outstanding Service (2003). Additionally, Tony was named Honorary Chief of Police (1987). As well, Tony is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the Woodcock Honor Society.
He also is a member of the brotherhood of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Father Abram J. Ryan division in Louisville, an Irish-Catholic fraternal organization. Among other activities, the Hibernians present the Shillelagh to the winner of the annual Trinity-St. Xavier varsity football game.
Tony and Anne have four children: Mark, Greg and Antonia Lindauer, and Dee Ford. They also have 13 grandchildren: Will and Erin Ford, Rachel Miller, Gabi Woodcox and Emily, Eli, Jeremiah, Eva, Tamari, Brody, Molly, Thad and Ryan Lindauer.
Tony and Anne are members of St. Agnes Catholic Church.Paul J. Schulte – Paul J. Schulte, a Missouri native, attended Bellarmine University, earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1970.
In 1980, Paul founded Horizon Group International with business partner Jim Brockway out of a bedroom office in his home. The company has grown to incorporate three business centers, with the headquarter offices in St. Matthews. Horizon has received numerous local, regional and national recognitions and awards for its innovative market research.
Paul first came into contact with Trinity in 1986, when Development Director John Grenough hired his company, Horizon Research International, to conduct the school’s first market research project. A year later, Paul joined what was then the Trinity Advisory School Board.
In 1992, Paul was appointed by Charlie Leis, a fellow 2012 Hall of Fame inductee, to develop a strategic plan for the school. Paul and his committee called the Trinity community to a new and intense focus on the future.
In 1993, Trinity’s first strategic plan was approved. It started a tradition of strategic focus that continues today and often is credited for the systematic and focused growth Trinity has enjoyed over these years. The strategic plan helped propel the effort that resulted in Trinity’s relationship with the Archdiocese of Louisville. Trinity had been owned and operated by the Archdiocese. Since 1993, it has been sponsored by the Archdiocese.
The School Board’s clear direction and intensity of purpose convinced then-ArchbishopThomas Kelly H’01 that Trinity’s School, Foundation and Alumni boards could parent the school’s operation with wisdom and vision.
Within three years, Trinity purchased and began converting nearby property into spectacular venues for school use. The Courtesy Cadillac site on Sherrin Avenue became Alumni Hall, which opened in time for Trinity’s 40th anniversary year in 1993. More School Board-sponsored initiatives would follow, including construction of the Floersh Hall extension, Shamrock Hall and the R.W. Marshall Sports Center.
In 1993, Paul was elected the first governing School Board chair under the “Sponsorship Agreement” with the Archdiocese. He served as chair for three years and then an additional five years until 1999. He rotated off the Board for four years and served again from 2004-08.
Paul’s visionary leadership and pastoral style pushed the school forward during his term as chair, most especially in the area of technology. Under Paul’s watch, the school became known as “Cyber School,” receiving local and national recognition for advances in technology. Trinity’s campus became a model for the 21st century high school environment.
Paul’s most lasting gift to the school might be his insistence that school leaders make tactical and strategic decisions using information. The data-driven way in which Trinity conducts business was highlighted as one of the strongest assets in the community by AdvancEd in their 2011-12 accreditation report. Trinity uses the very latest in market research to continue to make data-driven decisions.
In 1992, Paul was honored by Trinity by being named an Honorary Alumnus. In 2005, he was awarded the Trinity High School Foundation’s Steiny Award for his service, support and spirited leadership.
The Trinity School and Foundation boards are only two of 15 advisory and governing boards on which Paul has served over his career. He served on the Catholic Education Foundation’s board for six years. Additionally, he served on the Advisory Board of the Rubel School of Business at Bellarmine University and as chair of the Board of Trustees for the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
Paul and his wife, Sue, have two children, Matt and Michael. They also have two grandchildren, Madeline and Ty. Paul and Sue are members of The Church of the Ascension.