2019 Celebration of Faith
SAVE THE DATE!
October 12, 2019 at The Yakima Convention Center
6:30pm Dinner & Program
Tables of 10: $1,100
Keynote Speaker - Fr. Robert Spitzer
Fr. Spitzer was President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009. While president, he significantly increased the programs and curricula in faith, ethics, service, and leadership, and led the efforts to build 20 new facilities, increased the student population by 75%, and raised more than $200 million for scholarships and capital projects.
He has made many TV appearances including: Larry King Live (debating Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow), the Today Show (debating on the topic of active euthanasia), The History Channel in “God and The Universe,” a multiple part PBS series “Closer to the Truth,” and the Hugh Hewitt Show.
Special Honoree - Fr. Auve
"Fr. Auve has been a guiding light for Catholic education for over 50 years. Fr. Auve served as both Headmaster and Principal of Yakima Central High School and Carroll High School, respectively. After serving as Chancellor of the Diocese, he spent six years as Spiritual Director of Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon. Fr. Auve was nominated by the religious education staff of Holy Spirit Parish in Kennewick where he has served as pastor since 2017."
2018 Awards & Scholarships
$140,000 awarded to 147 students through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
$32,800 distributed to 19 parishes and 3 faith events though the Religious Education Program (PREP)
$10,000 awarded to 4 students for Catholic College Scholarships
$17,200 Designated for Religious Education Training