Dear Families,

On February 22, we came together as a community to celebrate all that we have accomplished over the last 30 years. We also re-committed ourselves to continue pursuing educational excellence for the next 30 years and beyond. Because of the generosity of this community, we are proud to share that Gala 2020 raised more than $800,000 – and counting.

Even more important than the total raised, we are grateful for the overwhelming appreciation and support you demonstrated for our school community and our mission. Thank you to our sponsors, chairs, volunteers, faculty & staff, parents, alumni, and friends for your ongoing dedication to our School.

With sincere gratitude,
Michael Kennedy

Thank you to our Gala 2020 Chairs, Emcee, Grade 8 Choir Performers, and Sponsors!

Co-Chairs of Gala 2020: Wendy and John Kim & Colette and James Papajohn
Silent Auction Co-Chairs: Kelly Hartman and Amy Pritchard
Big Chance Co-Chairs: Xiao Feng, Cara Rehal, and Bill Smith
Young Artist Co-Chairs: Lindsey Dues and Brian McGowan with help from FXW Art Teachers Efrén Adkins and Rachel Mason

Gala 2020 Emcee: Dawn Hasbrouck

Grade 8 Choir Performers led by Diana Gokce and Joel DeFayette

Isabelle Concepcion          Chloe May         Chris Sawicz
Nicki Dowd Tori Mooney                          Mary Urban
Ava Gowder Cecilia Papajohn Timothy Walsh
Anna Kelley Lucia Ross Ryann Werner

Event Sponsor
The Walsh Family Foundation

Young Artist Sponsor
The Mackey Family

Cocktail Sponsor
The Provant Group

Video Sponsor
The Micheli Family/Shred415

Music Sponsor
Jon and Beth Myers

Cheers to the Teachers Sponsors
The Conroy and Hotchkiss Families
Dylan, Wendy, and John Kim
The Nayak Family
Yvonne Tsao and Chadi Nouneh
Ivan, Ursula, and John Tatum
Valenti Builders

Entertainment Donations
Kevin and Ellen May
Colette and James Papajohn

In-Kind Donors
Classic Kids Chicago
The Flower Firm