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Dear Friend of Fenwick,
First and foremost, we hope this finds you and your family safe and well. During this unsettling time, Fenwick’s number one priority remains the health and well-being of our students, families, faculty members and all of you who are the heart and soul of the Fenwick community. Nothing is more important than the health of our community now.  Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we all face this unprecedented situation.
The Blackfriars Gala has been postponed to November 20, 2020 at Drury Lane. We hope that you will save the new date and join us to honor Rev. Richard LaPata ‘50, Tracy Brooker and Bob Callahan ‘67. 
All original event tickets and sponsorships will be honored for the new date. The raffle will be drawn on November 20. Please contact Marilyn Frisz at with any questions or concerns. 
Thank you for your generous support of Fenwick and the Gala, which benefits tuition assistance for our deserving students. 

Please join us for the 68th Annual Blackfriars Gala!


Friday, November 20, 2020

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Black Tie Optional

Cocktails 6:00 p.m.

Dinner 7:30 p.m.

 Live Auction and Paddle Raise 8:30 p.m.



Lumen Tranquillum

Rev. Richard C. LaPata, O.P. ’50


Hall of Fame

Mrs. Tracy Q. Brooker

Mr. Robert J. Callahan ’67



Mr. Thomas J. ’67 and Mrs. Jane F. Monaco

Mr. Edward O. ’80 and Mrs. Jodi Pacer

Mrs. Jeanne E. Ritchie and the late Mr. William H. Ritchie, Jr. ’50




Please contact Marilyn Nicodemo Frisz ’98 with questions by email or at 708-948-0307.