02 Nov 2009

Michael Acaldo to be Inducted into CHS Hall of Fame

Michael Acaldo will be inducted into the Catholic High School Hall of Fame December 3 at 7:15 p.m. at the 25th Annual Founders Banquet at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. 

Acaldo, a 1985 graduate of Catholic High School, is currently serving as President and CEO of St. Vincent de Paul in Baton Rouge.  He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and MBA from Louisiana State University. 

During his 20 years at St. Vincent de Paul, Acaldo has witnessed the Society grow from an annual budget of approximately $200,000 to more than $8 million.  With this expanded budget, Michael has been able to assist St. Vincent de Paul open the first Bishop Ott Shelter for Homeless Men, a community pharmacy for the needy, the Bishop Ott Day Center that serves over 1,500 homeless men, women and children annually, establish the Uniforms for Kids effort, thrifts stores, dental clinics and dining facility, to name a few.

In addition to his ministry with St. Vincent de Paul, Michael is active in many community organizations such as the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless, Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic Board of Directors, Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board and Catholic High School as chair of the Alumni Prayer Breakfast. 

The Catholic High School Hall of Fame honors those men and women whose commitment and dedication to Catholic High School have been exemplary and whose lives embody the ideals that CHS strives to instill in its students.