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Alumni Association

Our Lady of Talpa School’s Alumni Association is a great way to stay involved with the Talpa community and to support the next generation of Talpa students. The Alumni Association is composed of alumni from several different classes who are committed to helping their fellow alumni stay connected and to raising money to fund the school’s needs.

The Alumni Association typically meets monthly throughout the school year. (Depending on the event schedule, meetings occur more or less frequently.) The Alumni Association has planned past events such as the Annual Alumni BBQ, Alumni Meet and Greets, the 60th Anniversary celebration, casino nights, dinner dances, and the 50th Anniversary celebration. The Association is always interested in hearing what new ideas or suggestions alumni have for future events.

If you would like to learn how to become involved in the Alumni Association, please contact Talpa’s development coordinator. Alumni are welcome to join at any time!

Sponsor-A-Student Campaign 2014-2015
Alumni Class Challenge – Final Results

Talpa School has been facing a $50,000 deficit in tuition revenue. To close this tuition gap, the Talpa Alumni Association and Talpa School created an Alumni Class Challenge as part of Talpa’s 2014-2015 “Sponsor-A-Student” Campaign. (To learn more about this effort, you may read the following Letter from Our Lady of Talpa School Principal, Sister Adella Armentrout, D.C.).

The goal of this Alumni Class Challenge was for each graduating class – from 1956 to 2014 – to raise at least $1,000 by May 15, 2015. The Class Challenge has come to an end, and the results are in: Talpa’s Class of 1958 drew the closest to the $1,000 per-class goal by raising a total of $600.

Congratulations and thank you to members of the Class of 1958 who contributed, and thank you to all Talpa alumni who generously supported the Alumni Class Challenge in an effort to help their classes reach the $1,000 goal.

Although the Class Challenge has ended, Talpa still needs help to close our tuition gap. Please click here to donate online today. Please specify “Sponsor-A-Student” in the “Gift Information” section of the online donation form. If you are a Talpa alumna/alumnus, please enter your class year in the “Company Name” line of the “Your Information” section.

Or, click here to download a donation card to submit with your donation via mail.

To view the “Sponsor-A-Student” Campaign Alumni Class Challenge final results, please click the image below. Thank you again to all of our alumni who supported the Class Challenge, and to the Talpa Alumni Association members who, under the leadership of Norma Marquez (President), helped lift this effort off the ground!

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Talpa Alumni BBQ

Our Lady of Talpa School’s Alumni Association invites you to join fellow Talpa Alumni for our fourth annual BBQ celebration!

  • Saturday, June 13, 2015
    12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    (food served from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Our Lady of Talpa School
    411 South Evergreen Avenue, LA, CA 90033
    (event will take place in the school yard in “The Cage”)
  • Meal will include:
    BBQ chicken or ribs, salads, corn, roll and aquas frescas
  • Donation: $15 per plate
    ***All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Talpa School’s scholarship fund***

To order tickets:

  -Order online:

  • Click here and scroll to the bottom of our “Ways to Give” page
  • Fill in the “Your Information” section
  • In the “Company Name” entry, please enter “Alumni BBQ” and the number of tickets you wish to purchase. (For example: Alumni BBQ – 3 tickets)
  • Fill in the “Gift Information” section
  • In the “Amount” entry, please multiply the number of tickets you wish to order by 15. (For example: Three tickets would be $45.00)
  • Click the “Submit” button. You will be connected to the PayPal website. Once there, please fill out additional information as prompted by PayPal to complete your order.


  – Download ticket order form (below) and submit it, along with your payment, to:
    Our Lady of Talpa School
    Attn: Development Office
    411 South Evergreen Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90033

Talpa Alumni BBQ 2015 – Ticket Order Form
(We will hold all purchased tickets – ordered online or via the ticket order form – at the sign-in table on the day of the event.)

Have questions or want to help?
– Call (323-261-0583) or contact us via our website

Class Representatives

The Alumni Association is currently looking for enthusiastic and committed alumni who are interested in serving as class representatives. The role of a class representative is to help your Talpa class stay connected and to help ensure your former classmates remain up-to-date about Talpa news and events.

Alumni Notes

Talpa Alumni, have any news, announcements or stories you’d like to share with the Talpa Alumni community? Email Talpa’s Development Coordinator to share your news here, on the Our Lady of Talpa School website.

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Contact Us

Our Lady of Talpa School

411 South Evergreen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323-261-0583