Louisville Forever Gala Was Virtually Perfect

Despite being forced to go online, the Gala was a smash!
The Louisville community came together stronger than ever on Saturday, November 21, to celebrate our 60th Anniversary. Louisville Forever was a phenomenal virtual gala and auction honoring the Sisters of St. Louis, who left an indelible mark on our students and our school.

Vin Scully, grandfather of Grace Luderer ’21, launched our gala with a memorable opening that set a fun, festive tone for the night. The program included heartfelt tributes to our beloved Sisters, outstanding musical performances by our students, alumnae, and faculty, and Zoom visits to visit the Sisters at the convent and the Kreischer family (Georgia ’22 and Isla ’24).
Our event, hosted by Louisville dads David Koechner and Pete Hulne, was focused on raising money to upgrade the furnishings in most of our classrooms. The generosity from our Louisville families was both impressive and inspiring. Thanks to an incredible donation from Paula and Mark Hammerschmitt (Kimberly ’98), our goal was met. They donated $100,000 and also matched every dollar from our Fund Our Future paddle raise up to another $100,000. At the end of the night, we raised $300,000! Thank you to the Hammerschmitt family and to all our generous donors for making an immediate and lasting impact on current and future Royals.
Louisville Forever also built community as our families enjoyed catered gourmet meals, a wine tasting kit, and an after-party featuring the celebrity band, The Action Figures. Many of our families shared photos of the night that may be viewed in our virtual photobooth.

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