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.

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.

 

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CRCP’s “Celebrating Success in Urban Education” Gala:
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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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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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Purchase an entire table for you and your guests to celebrate the event.

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Become one of the Levels of Sponsors, shown below, for the 2018 CRCP Gala.

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Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as the exclusive Presenting Sponsor of the Gala
  • Photo opportunity with Archbishop Carlson
  • Three complimentary tables of ten with prominent seating
  • Valet parking for thirty
  • Exclusive private dinner for eight as the guest of the Archbishop at his residence on a mutually agreeable date
  • Complimentary lunch and tour for ten at Cardinal Ritter College Prep with the Archbishop on a mutually agreed upon date
  • Recognition as the Presenting Sponsor on all printed materials: Save the Date Card, Gala Invitation and Program
  • Verbal recognition as the Presenting Sponsor throughout the evening
  • Company/Organization logo placement on Gala Signage
  • Company/Organization logo placement and a link to your website on the Cardinal Ritter College Prep and Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation websites
  • Mention as the Presenting Sponsor in PSA’s on local radio stations and interview programs
  • Recognition as the Presenting Sponsor in all print media advertisements placed in the St. Louis American and St. Louis Review
  • Mention in a minimum of three email blasts and social media posts promoting the Gala to a list of 5,000 recipients
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Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Platinum Sponsor of the Gala
  • Photo opportunity with Archbishop Carlson
  • Two complimentary tables of ten with prominent seating
  • Valet parking for twenty
  • Complimentary lunch and tour for ten at Cardinal Ritter College Prep with the Archbishop on a mutually agreed upon date
  • Recognition as the Platinum Sponsor on all printed materials: Save the Date Card, Gala Invitation and Program
  • Company/Organization logo placement on Gala Signage
  • Company/Organization logo placement and a link to your website on the Cardinal Ritter College Prep and the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation websites
  • Mention as the Platinum Sponsor in PSA’s on local radio stations and interview programs
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor in all print media advertisements placed in the St. Louis American and St. Louis Review
  • Mention in a minimum of three email blasts and social media posts promoting the Gala to a list of 5,000 recipients
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Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor at the Gala
  • Two complimentary tables of ten with prominent seating
  • Valet parking for twenty
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on all printed materials: Save the Date Card, Gala Invitation and Program
  • Verbal recognition as a Gold Sponsor throughout the evening
  • Company/Organization logo placement on Gala Signage
  • Company/Organization logo placement and a link to your website on the Cardinal Ritter College Prep and the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation websites
  • Mention as a Gold Sponsor in PSA’s on local radio stations and interview programs
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in all print media advertisements placed in the St. Louis American and St. Louis Review
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a minimum of three email blasts promoting the gala to a list of 3,000 recipients
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Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor at the Gala
  • One complimentary table of ten
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on all printed materials: Save the Date Card, Gala Invitation and Program
  • Verbal recognition as a Silver Sponsor throughout the evening
  • Listing as Silver Sponsor in Gala Program and on Signage
  • Recognition on the Cardinal Ritter College Prep and Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation websites
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor in print media advertisements placed in the St. Louis American and St. Louis Review
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor in a minimum of three email blasts and social media posts promoting the gala to a list of 5,000 recipients
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Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor at the Gala
  • Four complimentary Gala tickets
  • Listing as Bronze Sponsor in Gala Program and on Signage
  • Recognition on the Cardinal Ritter College Prep and the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation websites
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor in three email blasts and social media posts promoting the gala to a list of 5,000 recipients
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Sponsor Benefits

  • Recognition as Contributing Sponsor at the Gala
  • Two complimentary Gala tickets
  • Listing as a Contributing Sponsor in the Gala Program and on Signage
  • Recognition as a Contributing Sponsor in three email blasts and social media posts promoting the gala to a list of 5,000 recipients
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