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2019 Spring Gala | Inspire and Ignite

Brian and Carolyn Ridgway '89, P'18, '21, Chet and Candace Thompson '86, P'21, and Dave and Jennifer Whipp P'21 co-chaired this year's Gala on Saturday, April 6 on the Georgetown Prep campus.

The Hanley Center's Field House was transformed into a festive party as over 450 members of the Prep community gathered to celebrate all that is great about Georgetown Prep. This year's Raise the Paddle cause directly supports the newly established Gary Daum Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship has been in honor of Gary Daum who passed away in February this year. The scholarship will be presented annually to a deserving Georgetown Prep student who, in addition to academic achievement, demonstrates commitment to and engagement in the fine arts and who might not be able to attend Georgetown Prep for lack of means.

Prep parents, alumni, faculty and staff enjoyed a great dinner, spirited live auction, and a musical performance by Kristen & the Noise. Rob Clark '87, P'19 served as this year's Master of Ceremonies for the third consecutive year.

Thanks to all the generous sponsors and attendees who supported the 2019 Spring Gala!


Premier Gala Underwriters

Michael J. Bidwill '83
Jim Boland '74
Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II '50

Band Underwriters

Patrick '88 and Sheryl Christmas
Jim Coleman Automotive

Bar Underwriters

Jeff and Lisa Gottshall
Reyes Beverage Group

St. Ignatius Sponsors

Dan Christovich and Lisa Kazor-Christovich
Paul '86 and Beth Colonna
Tom '87 and Angela Reyes
Chet '86 and Candace Thompson

Brave Trailblazer Sponsors

Panera Bread
Rob and Kathryn Stewart
Silent Solutions

Fearless Flame Sponsors

American Combustion Industries
Mike '86 and Sonia Barros
Castle Sprinkler and Alarm, Inc.
DATAWATCH/Admiral Security
Denis and Sara Dwyer
The Plamondon Companies
Brian '89 and Carolyn Ridgway
Rick and Michelle Scurfield
Urgo Hotels

Beacon of Hope Sponsors

AMR Commercial
Bill and Stephanie Angrick
Philip and Maureen Dolan
David Donohoe '81
Howard and Stephanie Heiss
Walter and Amber Hsu
Matheson Law Firm, PA
John and Anne McAllister
Bill and Kerry Parsons
Steve and Holly Standefer
Stohlman Automotive

Luminous Light Sponsors

George and Rosina Aguiar
Anthony and Donna Aquino
Sean and Heather Boyle
Bryan '86 and Susan Brewer
Mark '77 and Linda Brown
David and Tara Della Rocca
Steve and Lisa Feyerick
Daniel Gerkin and Allyson Bloom
Chris Itteilag '04, Washington Fine Properties
Marc and Carol Khoury
Susan Lacz
John and Terry Lavoie
David and Linda Little
Steve and Jenifer Luck
Kreag and Deborah Maloy
Tom and Jeanette McHale
Tim and Catherine Morris
Bill and Susan Pappert
Safa Rifka
Chris Roberts and Josephine Gambardella
Megan Rupp
Nicholas and Nancy Triandafilou
Dean and Sarah Walter
Jian Liu and Maggie Wang
Dave and Jennifer Whipp

Faculty Sponsors

Todd and Lourdes Daubert
Moe Danaie and Shabnam Foroughi
Dennis '86 and Denise DuFour
Tom and Ande McCally
Tim and Mary McCann
Stephen and Kathleen Mullery
Mike and Christy Prame
John and Matty Sateri
Frank and Genie Strong
Nicholas Tambakis and Cornelia Pappas

In Kind Sponsors

Perfect Settings
Philippa Tarrant Floral Design
Ridgewells Catering
Syzygy Events

General Sponsors

John and Kitty Adams
Rollin and Lisa Bell
GP Parent Board
Chris Roberts and Josephine Gambardella
Stephen Spencer '76