Rey of Light 2020 is a Virtual Success

Despite a pandemic, campus closure and the uncharted path of hosting a virtual event, DePaul Cristo Rey’s largest fundraiser, Rey of Light, was a virtual success – raising more than $500,000 to support the school’s financial aid fund.

The 2020 Rey of Light dinner and auction was originally scheduled for April 18. When the pandemic forced the cancellation of the in-person event, Co-Chairs Cindy and Andrew Howell and Barb and Joe Rohs led the planning committee to pivot to the virtual platform. All of the event sponsors (see list at right) remained committed which contributed significantly to the virtual success.

Over eight years, Rey of Light has raised $3.5 million for the financial aid fund that supports every DePaul Cristo Rey student.