It was a magical evening at Cardinal Ritter College Prep’s 8th Annual “Celebrating Success in Urban Education” Gala on February 28th, 2019 at the Coronado Ballroom. Thanks to generous sponsors, donors, and more than 250 guests, the Gala raised $360,000 to support deserving students and their families in the form of tuition assistance and scholarships.
The memorable event was led by Master of Ceremonies Michael McMillan, President/Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. The CRCP Gospel Choir inspired the audience by singing the opening prayer for the evening – their first annual performance at the gala. CRCP President Tamiko Armstead inspired guests with her State of the School Address, and bestowed honorary awards to CRCP benefactors Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Joseph Conran, David, Kemper, and Cardinal Justin Rigali in gratitude for decades of unwavering support of CRCP’s mission. Archbishop Carlson reflected upon the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s pastoral visit to St. Louis and historic call to action for CRCP, and presented the St. Louis the King Award to Cardinal Rigali to honor his legacy in St. Louis and on behalf of Cardinal Ritter College Prep.
Featured student speaker Orlondo Williams, class of 2019, inspired guests with an impassioned speech sharing the impact of Cardinal Ritter on his life, his family, his future, and his faith, earning him a standing ovation. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson thanked the loyal and generous supporters of Cardinal Ritter, and encouraged all of the guests to continue to support the mission, challenging all those in attendance to remain steadfast to their commitment to Academic Excellence, Faith Development, and Leadership Training. All proceeds from the event provide vital support for CRCP’s financial assistance and scholarship opportunities. For more information, visit cardinalritterprep.org/gala.
February 19, 2020
Together We Can Make a Difference!
For over 39-years, Cardinal Ritter College Prep has provided an exceptional college preparatory educational experience for aspiring students in which:
•100% of our students graduate annually.
• On average, 95 – 100% of our students achieve acceptance to colleges and universities throughout the United States.
• Graduating classes for the past five years averaged $3.5 million in college scholarships.
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