Marketing & Communications

The Marketing and Communications office oversees the content, production and promulgation of Palma School’s outbound information, from social media and publications to print, broadcast and online media. Working directly under the president, the director of marketing and communications is tasked with conducting and analyzing market research and crafting effective and engaging messaging and campaigns.

Do you have a news tip you think will promote Palma School and/or its community? Please send it to marketing@palmaschool.org or call 831.422.6391 x248.
    • Palma produces a variety of publications each year that keep parents informed and alumni connected.

      Palma produces a variety of publications each year that keep parents informed and alumni connected.

PALMA REACHES OUT

June 2012
Dear People of Palma:

Over the past several months, there have been allegations that improper behavior occurred between Gerald Funcheon and Palma students in the 1980s. Gerald Funcheon is a former Crosier priest who was Palma’s chaplain during the 1984‐85 school year. I’d like to reiterate my anger and disgust about the allegations of Funcheon’s behavior. One of the hallmarks at Palma is trust — trust that our institution will provide a safe environment for our students to grow, mature and become stellar citizens. If this trust was violated at any time, I, on behalf of the Palma Board and administration, deeply apologize.

I can think of nothing more abhorrent than the violation of a child by one who was trusted to be an advocate and guardian for that same child. I wish I had the opportunity to comfort each victim and communicate to him how very sorry I am for what transpired at the hands of someone else so long ago. I pray daily for the victims of abuse; I pray each has the strength to come forward and get assistance. I pray that justice will be available to each and every victim.

As a step that we are taking to ensure reporting of misconduct and to build up trust with alumni, parents, and students, I want to inform you of a tool that is available to report sexual misconduct issues you identify. We have arranged a toll free number that will be available to anyone who would like to report any claims of abuse. The callers will be able to leave a message for a licensed counselor who will, in turn, return the call and make any referrals as may be deemed appropriate.

I would like to assure you that Palma School is committed to openness and transparency in our dealings with the Palma community and other members of the public. The toll free number is one way we are working toward this goal.

The toll free number where a licensed counselor can be reached is 855.804.5678. Palma School will continue to strive to provide our young men with a quality college preparatory education in a Roman Catholic environment. Palma School maintains strong policies to protect our student’s physical, mental and spiritual integrity and to protect the safety of the children entrusted to our school. If you have a concern regarding these important issues, we encourage you to utilize the above phone number.

Sincerely,
Don Chapin
Chairman, Board of Directors

855.804.5678

Palma School has arranged a toll free number that will be available to anyone who would like to report any claims of abuse. We are committed to openness and transparency in our dealings with the Palma community and other members of the public. This toll free number is one more way we are working toward this goal.
    • Local businessman Don Chapin is Palma School’s Chairman of the Board of Directors.

      Local businessman Don Chapin is Palma School’s Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.