85th Anniversary Sapphire Gala. Saturday, April 20th, 2024. St. John XXIII Catholic Church Parish Life Center

Sapphire 85th Anniversary End of the Year Gala

Since 1938, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School has remained steadfast in our commitment to academic excellence, founded on the principals of our Catholic traditions, and over our 85-year history provided more than 7,500 students a safe environment where their intellect, faith and friendships can flourish.

We pray that you will be inspired to once again donate as the support of our community partnerships through sponsorships and donations will determine the success of our Gala. This year’s funding initiatives will help with new academic programs, best-in-class technology and modern day classrooms.

Your support ensures St. Francis Xavier Catholic School remains able to transcend YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW. Once we receive your contribution, we will recognize you on the school website, in our weekly online newsletter as well as our various Facebook pages as a thank you for your generosity!

On behalf of our students, thank you kindly for your partnership and support.

Here are the details for the 2024 End of Year “Sapphire Gala”:

Date: April 20, 2024
Time: 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.
Where: St. John XXIII Catholic Church Parish Life Center
Email: [email protected]

Food Menu: Charcuterie: charcuterie for hors d oeuvres/ appetizer and plated dinner including Caesar salad with choice of beef tenderloin or basil pesto chicken with green beans. There will be water / tea / lemonade and wine / beer.
Dress Code: Gentleman - Jackets are requested. Ladies - formal attire is requested.

Dance the night away to music brought to you by St. Francis Xavier.

There is also a silent auction that event goers can participate in by bidding on different prizes. This is a fantastic way to give back to the school, even if you can’t make it to the gala. The silent auction typically opens online one week before the night of the event. The school will send out a notification and link to the silent auction when it opens to the public for bidding.

There will be 250 tickets for the event. Tickets can be purchased online and run for about $125 each.

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Sponsorships

When you become a gala sponsor, your business’ name and logo is displayed across event signage, in the program, across table centerpieces, and more! This is a great way to get your business seen by hundreds of people from across the Southwest Florida area.

Sponsorships can range from $300 to $6,000. Each sponsorship level includes different incentives such as complimentary admission tickets, collectable event glasses, a festive memorabilia wine basket, a shoutout on the school’s website and social media page, your business logo displayed on major event signage, and more.

We will have information for sponsorship opportunities soon.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Reserved table for 8
  • Half-page ad in event program
  • Name displayed on big screen and signage at the event
  • Event sponsor recognition on the auction website, SFX Facebook page, and newsletter
  • Reserved table for 6
  • Quarter-page ad in event program
  • Name displayed on big screen and signage at the event
  • Event sponsor recognition on the auction website, SFX Facebook page, and newsletter
  • Reserved table for 4
  • Business card size ad in event program
  • Name displayed on big screen and signage at the event
  • Event sponsor recognition on the auction website, SFX Facebook page, and newsletter
  • Name displayed on screen and on a specific event item:
    • Auction paddle, centerpiece, dessert, event check-in, event program, photo booth – first come, first choice.
  • 2 event tickets
  • Name displayed on screen at the event
  • Sponsor an event ticket for one teacher / staff member

To donate an item, visit our form page by clicking the button below.

Volunteers

This event would not be possible with the help of volunteers! We appreciate anyone who gives their time to helping our faculty and staff decorate the gymnasium, organize games, or set up the silent and live auctions.

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