The Gala 2016 Team presents our 12th Annual Gala:
The Big Night Comes Home
Old St. Mary's newly opened Parish Center
7:30pm Dinner and Dancing
Old St. Mary's 12th Annual Spring Gala: The Big Night Comes Home will gather 300 parents, parishioners, South Loop businesses and residents as we complete our vision of the Old St. Mary's campus and celebrate under the roof of our newly opened Parish Center.
The Gala is the school's largest fundraiser and community building event each year – contributing more than $100,000 annually to help support the mission to: prepare students to be productive, responsible and effective members of the world community and position OSM students for continued success.
We will be hosting our annual Spring Gala on Saturday April 30th, 2016 in the Parish Center to celebrate all of the planning, hard work and support from the families, community, and businesses that have helped make the vision a reality.
The Gala is a great way to continue to support the OSM community, meet new people and celebrate with old friends!
Key highlights include:
Tuition or Cash Prize Raffle – raffle tickets will be sent home with students in early Feb. and each family is encouraged to sell 5 tickets to friends and family for the opportunity to win a year’s tuition at OSM, or $5,000 in cash; there are also second and third place cash prizes! In addition, volunteers will also sell tickets at Masses and other school sponsored events. This year the raffle winners will be pulled on April 3 and include two (2) tickets to attend the Gala.
Sponsorships – to help underwrite the Gala, we have a limited number of sponsorships available for community businesses and families. Each sponsorship comes with a variety of promotional opportunities throughout the OSM Parish and School community. We always encourage OSM parishioners and school families to help support local businesses that support us and can work with sponsors to identify business driving opportunities.
Ticket Packages – we have created two sponsorship packages with tickets that also underwrite OSM staff and teachers allowing them to also enjoy the evening. The OSM Knights Table Sponsorship includes 10 tickets and is perfect to share with friends – be creative with a name for your table and have some fun! An OSM Knights Table Sponsorship includes a reserved table for you and your friends!
Best of Live Auction Raffle – New this year we will give everyone a chance to “win” their favorite auction item without placing a single bid through the Best of Live Auction Raffle! Will it be sports tickets? A getaway? Or other exclusive experience? Tickets will go on sale in April and will be pulled at the start of the live auction and you need not be present at the Gala to win.
If you have any questions – please contact us at OSMGala@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 30th!