Morabeto, who has extensive experience in institutional advancement, previously served for 11 years as vice president of institutional advancement at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, where he secured more than $150 million for endowment growth, facility improvements and faculty formation.
He is replacing Mark Crowley who announced his retirement, effective June 30, earlier this year.
A product of the Diocese of Steubenville’s Catholic Central High School, Morabeto has a master's degree in higher education administration from The University of Akron and a bachelor's degree in management and marketing from Kent State University.
He said he is excited about the opportunity to serve as the president of Lake Catholic.
“Education rooted in our Catholic faith has been a lifelong commitment for me as a student, a professional and as a parent. Its mission and outreach are critical as we look to form the young men and women of the next generation in this challenging world,” Morabeto said. “I have experienced the grace Catholic education has provided my family and I am impassioned to help others experience it as well. I look forward to joining the Lake Catholic community and advancing this important work in Lake County and across the entire Greater Cleveland area.”
Michael Zelenka, diocesan associate superintendent for secondary schools, said he also shares in the excitement of Morabeto’s appointment.
“The Diocese of Cleveland’s Office for Catholic Education believes that John’s strong Catholic faith, proven track record in advancement efforts, commitment to Catholic education and leadership acumen signals an incredibly bright future for Lake Catholic,” Zelenka said.
Lake Catholic High School was established in 1970 by the Diocese of Cleveland as a coeducational, secondary school serving Lake County. It has an enrollment of more than 450 students and recently celebrated its 50th graduating class. Lake Catholic, which is located in Mentor, serves students and families from across Northeast Ohio. Of the more than 10,000 Lake Catholic alumni, 98% have gone on to college.
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