70th Annual Blackfriars Gala

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The Blackfriars Gala
was a huge success! 

Fenwick's Signature Fundraising Event

Hall of Fame
Robert J. Cooney ’70
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Charles S. Wolande ’72
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Lumen Tranquillum
The Fenwick Mothers’ Club
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Hosted by
Mr. Dennis ‘72 and Mrs. Julie Marani
Mr. Peter and Mrs. Mary Mavrogenes
Friday, April 28, 2023
Cocktails at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm
After Party at 9:00 pm
The Old Post Office
433 W. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Black Tie
Crash the Gala After Party
After dinner, the party moves upstairs to the Telegram Lounge.
Table and Individual Gala ticket purchases include access to the After Party.
Preview our live auction!
You can still submit a bid even if you can't attend the Gala. 
Please consider supporting our talented students through event sponsorship. Many levels include tickets to the Gala.
Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!


Mr. Robert, Jr. '70 and Mrs. Loretta Cooney
Mr. Charles '72 and Mrs. Teresa Wolande
Mr. Kevin and Mrs. Linda Conway
Mr. William and Mrs. Katie Fahey
Mr. Michael and Mrs. Maureen Barry
Blue Plate Catering
Mr. Richard and Ms. Lisa Cederoth
Mr. Bernard '79 and Mrs. Jody Dan
Mr. Jamie '76 and Mrs. Jill Javors
Mr. Peter and Mrs. Mary Mavrogenes
The O’Halleran Family
Mr. Raymond J. Bandziulis '76
Mr. William '60 and Mrs. Jean Divane
Mr. Joel Farran '92 and Ms. Michelle Wasson
Grand Bear Resort/Edelweiss Restaurant
NAI Hiffman/Hiffman National

Mr. John III and Mrs. Colleen Horrigan
Ms. Jan Pyrce and Mr. Gary Kagan

Mr. Walter and Mrs. Veronica Kosch
Mr. John, Jr. '76 and Mrs. Kathleen Regan
Ms. Maura Nolan Brown
Mr. Peter and Dr. Karen Darley
Mr. Robert ‘71 and Mrs. Kathleen Gorman 

Dr. George '53 and Mrs. Charlotte Kennedy
Mr. Rick and Mrs. Gayle Landuyt
Mr. Troy and Mrs. Megan Phillips

Special Donors
Blue Water Graphics
Careful Peach Boutique
Frank Michael Jewelers
Mr. Angelo Mazzone III '68
Mr. Michael Sullivan ‘12
Windy City Travel
For more information, please contact Director of Special Events Marilyn Nicodemo '98 at 708-948-0307. 
The Old Post Office
The 1921 Art Deco structure designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White spans three city blocks and has been turned into a mixed-use space, including a rooftop park, stunning event space, fitness center, food hall, an extension of the Chicago Riverwalk, and offices.
Nearly $1 billion was spent restoring, replacing, replicating and cleaning significant architectural features and readying the 2.8 million-square-foot limestone structure. Design giant Gensler, which oversaw the rehabilitation, was careful to preserve historic elements, such as original marble and spiral mail chutes, while modernizing the building with elements like green space and natural light.
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