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Blackfriars Gala



Blackfriars Gala a Resounding Success!

This year's Blackfriars Gala was an entertaining and impactful evening for
Fenwick High School.

 On April 20th, we honored three prominent members of our community, participated in an exciting and competitive live auction, and celebrated with nearly 500 of our Fenwick friends and family. The dance floor was in full swing til midnight! 
We are grateful to announce that the evening raised over $375,000 (net) towards financial assistance for our talented and deserving students. We would like to thank you all for this accomplishment: our sponsors, donors, host families, student volunteers and our guests at the Gala.
View the videos of Mr. V. James Marino ’68, Dr. Kenneth S. Nelson ’75 and Monsignor Michael M. Boland as they accept their awards and address the student body at Friday morning's Awards and Induction Ceremony.

View photos from the event

Order your complimentary copy until June 30th.
Please contact Chris Guillen to redeem. 
Please save the date of April 26th, 2019 for the 66th Annual Blackfriars Gala. If you are interested in joining the Blackfriars Gala committee or have questions about the event, please contact Marilyn Nicodemo Frisz '98 at 708-948-0307 or

Make your nomination for next year's Hall of Fame and Lumen Tranquillum.


Hall of Fame


Lumen Tranquillum


If you were unable to attend this year's Gala but would still like to make a contribution, please click below to make a donation.


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View the 2018 Blackfriars Video

2018 Honorees

Lumen Tranquillum

Monsignor Michael M. Boland

Hall of Fame

Mr. V. James Marino ’68

Dr. Kenneth S. Nelson ’75


Hosted by the families of Dr. James ’70 and Mrs. Nancy Dan, and Hon. Michael, Sr. and Mrs. Patricia Mullen.

We are so grateful to our very generous sponsors and auction donors who make this event possible.

Thank you! 

Gold Level
Mr. Robert, Jr. '70 and Mrs. Loretta Cooney
Mr. Thomas Herbstritt, Jr.
Mr. Noel and Mrs. Michele Moore
Mr. John, Jr. '76 and Mrs. Kathleen Regan
Silver Level
Mr. Brian and Mrs. Carrissa Alvers
Mr. Michael, Sr. '83 and Mrs. JoAnne Androwich 
Mr. Richard and Ms. Lisa Cederorth
Bronze Level
Mr. Brian '77 and Mrs. Caroline Joss
Mr. Gary Kagan and Ms. Jan Pyrce
Power Construction Company, LLC
Friar Level
Mr. Thomas '76 and Mrs. Tracy Brooker
Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Teresa Canfora
Mr. Thomas '56 and Mrs. Jacquie Cashman
Mr. Peter and Mrs. Mary Mavrogenes
McCarthy Ford North Riverside
Mr. Michael '70 and Mrs. Sharon Mullins
Al Brooks Rose Bowl Tours
Blue Plate Catering
Mr. Peter and Mrs. Dana Burdi
Mr. Joseph ‘76 and Mrs. Pia Cacciatore
Mr. Rick '76 and Mrs. Jennifer Del Giudice
Mr. David and Mrs. Katie Hanfland
Mr. Dennis Hiffman '60
Mr. Brian '77 and Mrs. Caroline Joss
Il Poggiolo Ristorante
Mr. Timothy '74 and Mrs. Alexis LeFevour
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
Mr. Peter and Mrs. Mary Mavrogenes
Mr. Brian and Mrs. Adria Mazzocchi
Mr. Angelo Mazzone III '68
Monterrey Security
Mr. Michael and Mrs. Tammy Mortell
Hon. Michael, Sr. and Mrs. Patricia Mullen
Napleton's Aston Martin of Chicago
Mary Ellen Penicook
Mr. John, Jr. '76 and Mrs. Kathleen Regan
Mr. William III '79 and Mrs. Meredith Ritchie
Mr. Paul and Mrs. Kate Seavey
Sloan Valve
Mr. Gene, Jr. '84 and Mrs. Mary Pat Sullivan
Mr. Michael and Mrs. Kimberly Trucco
Mr. Andrew '88 and Mrs. Kerry Ward
Mr. Jason and Mrs. Lisa Zenk