Dear Holy Name High School Community,

As some of you may already know, due to Governor DeWine’s recent direction, the Holy Name High School building will now be closed through Friday, April 3. Prior to this announcement, the decision was made to cancel this year’s signature fundraiser, Green Wave Gala: Irish Pub Crawl that was scheduled for Saturday, March 28. While we are disappointed that we cannot celebrate our community and its mission, we are happy to tell you that we have reimagined sections of the Gala. This means that we will still offer an opportunity to everyone to support our young men and women by going online to participate in a silent auction. More details on the online silent auction will be released within the next 10 days.

We appreciate all of our alumni, parents, friends, and community partners that have financially supported our Gala. If you purchased an individual event ticket, we are offering two options: please contact 440-886-0300, ext. 104 to request a refund, or consider allowing us to keep your ticket purchase as a tax deductible donation.

For those of you who have purchased a $10,000 raffle ticket, we do plan on pulling the winning ticket on Saturday, March 28. If you purchased a $50 Boston/Louisville Trip Ticket, we will be continuing sales until Friday, April 3 and will pull the winner on that date. Sales for both remain open on www.holynamehs.com/auction2020.

We also want to take this time to acknowledge and thank our corporate sponsors, as well as program book advertisers. All corporate sponsors, as well as program book advertisers, will continue to be acknowledged and thanked. Each sponsor/advertiser logo will be included on a scroll featured on the Holy Name website’s main page. Additionally, a large banner displaying all logos will be set-up at the Evening of the Arts in May. Highlighting the sponsors/advertisers on Holy Name’s social media accounts is also being explored.

Thank you again for all of your support. Greg and Patty Preisel, the co-chairs of this year’s event, provided leadership and direction. Due to the incredible design work and preparation already done by parent Heather DePietro, we will be in great shape in 2021. We promise to deliver a unique Gala experience next year at our Green Wave Gala: Irish Pub Crawl 2.

The Holy Name Community, as well as the global community, is always in my prayers, and continues to be during these challenging times.

Terrence J. Kenneally ‘67
President