“Sure, we have had our ups and our downs, but with the Catholic principles that we have gained during our time at Everest, there is no reason for us not to have the desire, the willingness, and the ability to make real changes in the world…
That’s why the Everest community is so unique. Our staff and the faculty have always had our backs. Our own classmates have always been there for each other. This family that we leave behind today has truly been the support structure that has prepared us for an exciting road ahead… Everest Collegiate will always be our home!“
-Mitchel Rozwadowski, Class of 2019
The 29th annual gala was a true success!
With a record-setting live auction and fund-a-need, $257,000 were raised during the night of the event below the tent on the front lawn of Queen of Family Retreat Center. It wasn’t Dorothy’s Kansas, but it could have been with cattle auctioneer Wade Leist and his cowboys creating energy to support Everest.
Distinguished service award recipients were recognized for their significant contributions to the Everest community: Michael Pruchnicki and Katie Schmitt.
Together with the night-of proceeds, sponsorship dollars, the spring online silent auction, and ticket revenue will provide funding to help cover operational expenses and fully fund this year’s fund-a-need projects: repairs to the high school building roof, early years playground equipment, and permanent lights for the athletic field. Please pray for quick post-COVID production, as we look forward to seeing these on campus sometime this fall.
Many thanks to gala chairs Jennifer & Don Engle and Jaclyn & Dominic Vicari. They pass the baton to the 2022 gala chairs Beth & Tim Smith and Nicole & JT Luginski.
The Everest students, faculty, staff, priests, and consecrated women thank all the attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for making the 2021 Gala a night to remember.
There’s no place like Everest! There’s no place like home!