As told by CelebraTion Chair Gretchyn Furlong to Mariah Kline
What to expect
Guest can expect a night full of family, friends, fun and surprises. This is a night of celebrating the Trinity story. The thing our treasured alumni and all of our guests look forward to the most is gathering together and sharing their Trinity stories with one another. All of the stories have a common thread: a commitment to making sure that future generations of young men can have their own Trinity stories to tell. This year is extra special as we reflect and remember 50 years of giving through this wonderful event called CelebraTion.
Guests will also enjoy the many talents of our students throughout the night. The art students, Culinary Club, Jazz Band and theater group have all planned special ways to entertain our guests.
The silent auction is a large part of how we are able to raise funds, and this year’s should be spectacular. We have amazing items such as an autographed state championship football, a large Green Egg and a Muhammad Ali print taken in Steinhauser Gym and signed by Pulitzer-winning photographer Dan Dry.
Every auction item is online, so even if someone is unable to attend they can still participate. Simply go to one.bidpal.net/cel18/welcome. The auction goes “live” March 1.
In addition, we are excited to announce that our emcees for the evening will be alumni Tony Vanetti (Class of 1987) and John King (Class of 1980). Guests can also look forward to some delicious food from Trinity grad Dean Corbett (Class of 1980), and toward the end of the evening, guests won’t want to miss the revealing of our beautiful 50th anniversary cake decorated by Plehn’s Bakery.
How it helps
Proceeds from this event are used to support student activity programs and tuition assistance programs, allowing our students to continue the tradition of success. Trinity students are achieving in the classroom in record fashion as evidenced by performance on college entrance exams, AP tests scores and recognition by the National Merit Corporation.
Why it matters
The fundraiser was born out of necessity when Trinity experienced a budget shortfall 50 years ago. What emerged from those humble beginnings and what has evolved today is a true expression of the resourcefulness that has always been Trinity’s hallmark. The location of the event has moved several times over the years – from the gym, Alumni Hall, The Olmsted, Mellwood Art Center and now back on Trinity’s campus in the beautiful Convocation Hall. CelebraTion has developed into a special, fun evening to gather with the Trinity family and support “this place” called Trinity. The one thing that has remained constant is the amazing spirit of generosity of current and past parents, alumni and corporate sponsors through the years, even as the event, itself, has evolved. VT
6 p.m. March 10
Convocation Hall, Trinity High School
Trinity by the Numbers:
More than 15,000 alumni
98% of each graduating class goes on to post-secondary study
60% of each class leaves with merit scholarship offers and a significant number of college credit hours
Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Government
Greg Frederick – Fire Chief, Louisville Metro Government
Jeff Brohm – Head Football Coach at Purdue University
Paul Johnson – NASA scientist
Rev. Mark Keene – Diocese of Covington
Dave Stosberg – United States Bankruptcy Judge (Ret.)