5th Annual Angels Among Us Virtual Gala

Welcome

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating our 5th annual Angels Among Us Gala. This year the Gala will look very different than years past.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions we will be hosting our Gala virtually.  This Gala is a fundraising event that benefits tuition assistance to our children at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School. By supporting events such as “Angels Among Us” you are helping hundreds of children continue their faith-based education at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School.

Our school exists to preserve the tradition of Catholic Christian education by developing the “whole child” spiritually, academically, emotionally, socially, and physically.  One of the major issues facing us as a Catholic School is the ability to offer affordable tuition.  Last year, the Angels Among Us Gala raised over $25, 000 to provide tuition assistance to 42 of our students.  Many families cannot financially support the school.  The traditional model has always been that our church parishes support our Elementary Schools.  Our parishes struggle as costs increase for instructional materials, new technology, and maintenance on aging buildings.  This year it is even more challenging, than ever. The difference between what a family is able to pay and the actual cost of education is subsidized in part by generous grants, private contributions, and fundraising activities such as “Angels Among Us”.

The Angels Among Us Gala will take place on the weekend of April 16, 2021. The Angels Among Us committee is asking you, as a friend of Our Lady of the Angels, to help us in our effort.  Your contribution will be most appreciated by all of us. 

During the Gala, we celebrate our Hall of Fame nominees.  This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are Polly Davis, and Kathleen Lutz. We will honor them at our 2021-2022 Gala.  The lives of the children, families, and our entire community are positively impacted by the generosity of these two ladies.  Please know that it is your support, along with likeminded individuals, who make such a lasting impression on the continuation of Catholic education

Thank you in advance for your generous donation or sponsorship. Investing in our students is the future of our school!

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Diamond Sponsor ($5000)

Full Page Ad in program book published online

Featured logo on the Our Lady of the Angels website

Oversized color banner promoting your business outside of OLA school – later displayed in our school gymnasium.

Naming rights the night of the event

Listed supporter on OLA social media page

Logo advertised in next year’s Gala invite

Private party for 10 delivered Friday, April 16th , the night of the event (includes beer, wine, cigars and 3 course dinner)

Platinum Sponsor ($3000)

Full Page Ad in program book published online

Featured logo on the Our Lady of the Angels website

Listed supporter on OLA social media page

Logo advertised in next year’s Gala invite

Private party for 6 delivered Friday, April 16th ,the night of the event (includes beer, wine, cigars and 3 course dinner)

Gold Sponsor ($1500)

½  Page Ad in program book published online

Featured logo on the Our lady of the Angels website

Listed supporter on our social media page

Listing in program book published online

Private party for 4 delivered Friday, April 16th , the night of the event (includes beer, wine, and 3 course dinner)

Silver Sponsor ($1000)

½ Page Ad in program book published online

Featured logo on the Our Lady of the Angels website

Listing in program book published online

Private party for 2 delivered Friday, April 16th, the night of the event (includes beer, wine and 3 course dinner)

Blue Sponsor ($700)

¼  Page Ad in program book published online

Listed supporter on OLA social media page

2 bottles wine

Patron ($450)

Listing in program book published online

Listed supporter on OLA social media page

1 bottle of wine

Advertisement ($200)

Listing in program book published online

 

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Polly Davis

Polly was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Morgan.  She has two sisters, Claire and Jean.  She grew up between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, in the town of West Pittston. Of her elementary years, Polly says, “I appreciate how well we all got along and how our friendships have lasted to this day.”

Polly received a BS in Education from East Stroudsburg University and a Reading Specialist certificate from Millersville University.   She spent her life working as a reading specialist in the non-public iu-13 program.  She is a faithful member of Saint Peter’s.  After retiring, she volunteered her time at OLA, helping to support the reading skills of students in Kindergarten through third grade.  She has also helped with many school projects throughout the years.  Polly says the OLA school faculty and students were always welcoming to her and it is an honor to be among those in the Hall of Fame and to be a part of the OLA community.

Polly lives by the Prayer of St. Francis, the Girl Scout Laws, and the quote, “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”

To parents with children in the Catholic School system, Polly gives the following advice: “Encourage your children.  Give them a sense of belonging.  Help them

Kathleen Lutz

Kathleen grew up in Columbia with her parents, Haas and Millie Feltenberger, and her brothers Harry and Tom.  She attended Holy Trinity, class of 1957, and Lancaster Catholic High, class of 1961.  She received a certificate from York Business School in Key Punch Programing.  She worked for Donegal Mutual Insurance Company for 9 years.  When she and her husband Leo had children, she stayed home to take care of their three sons Leo, Chad and Jonathan.  She eventually returned to Donegal Mutual and worked there for another 18 years. 

As a young girl, Kathleen remembers being tasked with making a delivery to the convent for her mother.  She recalls stepping into the parlor to see Sister Valerie wearing a nightcap, with curls flowing out of the cap.  “I was so surprised!” she said.  “It was the first time I saw a nun’s hair.  I didn’t know what to think!”

Kathleen has been dedicated to Holy Trinity her entire life.  As a teenager, she helped to count and record the Sunday collection – a task she continues to this day.  When her sons were students, she helped with cafeteria duty, chaperoned and drove for many school trips, was President of the Mothers’ Club, and helped with all of the festivals.  Today, she is the President of the Altar Rosary Society and assists with their many events.  She helps with fasnachts and the church festival, sings in the choir and helps maintain the garden at the rectory and school.  In addition, she sits on the Board of Directors at Mount Bethel Cemetery and the Columbia Healthcare Foundation and is a volunteer town gardener, helping to maintain the gardens in the town square. 

Kathleen says she is honored to be inducted into the OLA Hall of Fame.  She is so thankful for her Catholic education that taught her foremost the Love of God, family and friends, respect and kindness.  She lives by the following quotes:  “Be kind to one another.”    And, “Whoever plants a garden, plants happiness.”

 

 

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