Past Recaps and Photos
2011 Mardis Gras Dinner Dance at Normandy Farms
On Saturday, February 12, 2011 the La Salle College High School Community came together for a Mardi Gras themed Dinner Dance to raise money for financial aid. The event was held at the beautiful Normandy Farms Hotel and Conference Center and over 254 parents (past, present and future), alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and Christian Brothers enjoyed cocktails, a New Orleans themed dinner, and dancing.
La Salle President, Brother Richard Kestler, FSC '60 kicked off the evening with a toast and a special thanks to the 2011 Sponsors, especially The Hansen Family, Bud ’54 and Eileen and Bud ’86 and Kate, through the Hansen Charitable Foundation which underwrote 100% of the cost of the event. All proceeds of the Dinner Dance, almost $50,000, will go directly to support financial aid.
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2010 Mardi Gras Dinner Dance at Blue Bell Country Club
On Saturday, February 13, 2010, the La Salle College High School Community came together for a Mardi Gras themed dinner dance at Blue Bell Country Club. Despite snowy conditions, parents (past, present and future), alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and Christian Brothers enjoyed cocktails, a New Orleans themed dinner, and dancing at the sold out event. All proceeds of the dinner dance will go directly to support financial aid thanks to the generous support of the Hansen Charitable Foundation which underwrote the event. Special thanks to all the sponsors and the committee members for making this event a huge success.
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2007 Founder's Gala at the Crystal Tea Room
Over 220 La Salle friends and family joined in the celebration of our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, at the elegant Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia's Wanamaker Building on Saturday, February 24, 2007. The event raised well over $60,000 to help fund need-based financial aid for deserving young men who would not be able to attend La Salle without such help.
2006 Founder's Gala at the Franklin Institute
On a crisp, clear and breezy Friday afternoon, Board members and sponsors of La Salle College High School’s inaugural Founder’s Gala gathered for a pre-event reception on the rooftop of the Franklin Institute and drank in the view of the City. As the sun faded, La Salle alums, parents, faculty and friends were ushered to the Planetarium for the premier of a video that was created to honor La Salle’s past and celebrate its future.
An entrée duet of Chilean sea bass and filet mignon, prepared by The Frog Commissary, was served in the rotunda with Ben towering above the nearly 200 guests in attendance. After dinner, few were able to resist the De La Salle Dessert Buffet, which was strategically placed amidst models and architectural renderings of the facilities plan envisioned for La Salle over the next decade. The Exceptions played a wide variety of dance music that appealed to all ages.
“It surpassed all our expectations,” Brother Richard Kestler, La Salle's President, said happily about the Founder’s Gala. “It was a great night to socialize and was the best social event La Salle has had in recent times." Just fewer than 200 people attended the event. Mary Frances Kelly, La Salle's Events Coordinator felt, “it was so successful, people were already asking about next year.”
The proceeds from the Gala will be earmarked for La Salle’s upcoming campaign – Fulfilling the La Salle Promise.
2006 Photos Galleries:
Cocktails and Presentation in the Planetarium
Dinner and Dancing in Franklin Hall