Rey of Light Raises Over $700,000 for Scholarships
The results are in and this year’s Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit was the best yet – raising over $700,000 for financial assistance for DePaul Cristo Rey students. Generous event sponsors, dedicated volunteers and more than 500 guests contributed to this outstanding success.
Rey of Light was held on Saturday, April 27 at St. Xavier High School since DePaul Cristo Rey is undergoing a major campus construction project. Linda Holthaus and Richard Zinicola chaired the event, leading a committee of more than 100 volunteers.
Rey of Light continues to be the most significant fundraiser for the school, raising more than $3 million in seven years – all for financial aid. Every DePaul Cristo Rey student receives significant financial aid to attend the school because DPCR serves only students from economically-challenged families, preparing them for college and the future through a program combining college-prep academics with a Corporate Work Study Program.
The evening included cocktails, dinner, as well as silent and live auctions. A Fund-A-Need Paddle Raise for scholarships alone brought in almost $310,000.
Here’s a look at the night in pictures and the video of our students shown at the event.
We thank our generous sponsors:
Fast Park & Relax
Friend of DePaul Cristo Rey
Heidt Family Foundation
Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Linda and Gerry Benzinger
CR architecture + design
The David J. Joseph Company
Federal Home Loan Bank
KDM POP Solutions Group
Maureen and Paul Lechleiter
Messer Construction Co.
Dr. Gerald Powers
Tier1 Performance Solutions
The Armor Group
Clark Schaefer Hackett
Linda Holthaus and Richard Zinicola
Susie and John Lame/Lenox Wealth Management
Madison's at Findlay Market
Mercy Health Foundation
Vicky and Rick Reynolds
Pat and Steve Robertson
RSM US LLP
United Maier Signs, Inc.
Thank you too to our Table Sponsors!