Montini Catholic High School is looking forward to celebrating our 30th annual benefit auction at their Virtual Maroon and Gold Gala, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The evening begins at 6:45 PM with 'pre-Gala presentations' and continues until 8:40PM concluding with their much anticipated $20,000 Champions Club Raffle drawing. Virtual 'guests' will also be able to participate in an online auction throughout the evening.
"Our Champions Club Raffle is our most anticipated raffle of the year," said President Jim Segredo. "This year we're giving away a $2,000 second prize and over $2,000 additional in 3rd through 7th place prizes. We are also holding an 'early bird' drawing on February 24th when we'll be giving away $2,000 in prizes on this day too." President Segredo noted that raffle-ticket holders need not attend the virtual gala to win.
"We look forward to our alumni, parents and friends joining us as we celebrate the outstanding Lasallian education our school provides as well as those being honored for helping us empower and inspire tomorrow's leaders, " said Segredo. Honorees this year:
Faculty Dedication Award Recipient: Christine O’Neill McManus ‘88
Builders of Excellence Recipients: Michael ‘71 & Diane Kosmach Schumacher ‘71
Leadership Award Recipients: Dan & Dina Laughlin ‘86
Loyalty Award Recipients: Bobby & Amy Marciniak
Signum Fidei Award Recipient: Mike Allred & Qs Restaurant & Pizzeria (Hillside)
Legacy Family Award Recipients: Margaret Crotty & the Crotty Family
The Montini Catholic High School Maroon and Gold Gala is the school's largest fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting all academic, religious and community service endeavors. Each year, students volunteer to give back to the community through several community service projects including their Golden Gobbler Food Drive, Sophomore Day of Service, and Adopt-a-Family events. They just recently completed a Coat Drive for John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County during Catholic Schools Week. Broncos also attend service oriented mission trips throughout the year with Habitat for Humanity (trips were halted this year due to Covid restrictions) and are hoping to be able to plan their sixth international trip soon to Jamaica to provide support to impoverished families.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 shelter in place order enacted in Illinois last March, the school was not able to hold their gala last spring. "We were very disappointed that we could not come together to celebrate our student success stories or the accomplishments of our honorees," said President Segredo. "The pandemic, however, has not affected the spirit of generosity and support that we experience every year at our gala and beyond. All of our corporate and individual sponsors and advertisers, and many of our ticket holders, honored their financial commitments to the gala to ensure that our school benefited financially. We were humbled by the generosity we witnessed, and extremely thankful to each and every one of them."
Friends and businesses interested in supporting the school by donating auction items may contact President Jim Segredo, at 630-627-6930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals wanting to purchase a Champions Club Raffle ticket for their shot at winning $20,000 may do so online at: www.montini.org/champions21.