March 18, 2020
A week ago, I'm not sure how many of us would have imagined life as it continues to unfold minute by minute. Images from abroad of makeshift hospitals, triaging in parking lots, empty streets, colleges and schools are now our reality too. So it should come as no surprise that we have had to cancel our Spalding Gala. You may be less aware, though, of how the Gala funds make an impact. We were relying on proceeds from this year’s Gala to make critical renovations to the performing arts classrooms. The updates will include enhanced acoustics, lighting, and audio-visual capabilities as well as increased storage and functionality.
Although we cannot celebrate our school’s achievements and honor our Hall of Fame inductees together on March 28th, we remain committed to our goal of providing a better experience for our talented artists.
If you have already purchased Gala tickets or made a sponsorship commitment - Thank you!
Your contribution is now a fully tax-deductible donation and you will receive a gift acknowledgment letter from us for your tax receipt purposes. Gala Sponsors will receive special recognition on the Whittles Field Jumbotron for all future sporting events in 2020, in the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of the Spalding Magazine, and at all 2020 Spalding advancement events including the Love Golf Tournament, the Cavalier Open and the President’s Dinner. Should you wish to cancel your sponsorship or ticket purchase for a full refund, please contact Jen Weissmueller, Director of Advancement
If you planned to attend, or purchase 50/50 or tuition raffle tickets:
You may still support the event below. Your ticket purchase will be a fully tax-deductible donation and you will receive a gift acknowledgment letter for your tax receipt purposes. The 50/50 and tuition raffle drawings will take place at a later date when school re-opens.
If you planned to become a Gala sponsor:
Please consider making a donation at the level you planned to sponsor below. New sponsors will also receive special recognition on the Whittles Field Jumbotron for all future sporting events in 2020, in the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of the Spalding Magazine, and at all 2020 Spalding advancement events including the Love Golf Tournament, the Cavalier Open and the President’s Dinner.
We hope to conduct a virtual event later this spring giving everyone the chance to bid on a number of exciting items and "raise the paddle" to provide direct financial support. We will proudly recognize all of our Gala sponsors at that time as well.
We know that these are uncharted waters and families are being impacted in many ways. We keep you in our prayers and ask that you keep all members of the Spalding community in yours. Stay healthy and safe. Thank you for your continued support of Archbishop Spalding High School.
One in Christ,
Kathleen K. Mahar