The 2017 Derby Daze Gala & Auction
March 1, 2017
Dear Fellow Alumni of Elyria Catholic High,
Did you know that:
Elyria Catholic High School was established in 1949 and is now the only Catholic high school in Lorain County?
We have proudly graduated more than 7,500 young men and women
The only way we can stay true to our five pillars, Excellence, Compassion, Faith, Tradition, and Community, is through the generous support of individual donors, businesses and alumni, like you.
I am writing to ask for your support. I am sure that you have many fond memories of walking the halls at Elyria Catholic and while we did not all experience the school the same way, we all have been affected in some way by our education and experiences there. I have been asked to Chair the Elyria Catholic Derby Daze Gala (the old “Pot of Gold”). The event will take place at the EC Coliseum on May 6, 2017. I am happy to share some details with you. It will be an evening of fun and fund raising! The doors will open at 5 and will include a happy hour viewing of the main Kentucky Derby Race; we will have opportunities to purchase art items that the students have created, along with a chance to bid on a professional equestrian painting that has been donated to us. In addition to this, we will have sideboards, silent auction baskets, a full dinner and a live auction. Why not try and get a table or two together of friends to see the school, partake in the fund and to reminisce and celebrate our high school years!
If you cannot attend, there are other ways to participate.
Currently, we are looking for sponsorships, advertisers for the event program, donations to silent auction baskets and donations to the Wine/Bourbon pull that will be held at the event. If everyone contributes a little, we can make this event a huge success. I truly believe that the education at EC is very special. Education is not only about academics at EC, but also about community and faith.
I have attached the Sponsorship letter, Ad letter and Donation Suggestion Letter. In the coming weeks, you will receive additional information about the event. If you are unable to join us, we are selling tickets for a chance to win a Winspire trip either to the Kentucky Bourbon trail or to next year’s Kentucky Derby. Chances to buy these complete packages are limited to 200 and the cost is $50 a piece. If you are interested, please use the link on the (new) school
to purchase yours.
I can be reached via email at Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org or at 440-759-1654 if anyone has any suggestions, comments or questions. I am looking forward to working with each of you in continuing to build the EC Community, based on our five pillars
Judith Glenn '84
Sent by Kelsie Stites on Wednesday, March 1 at 12:40PM