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Vive La France 2015 OLP Gala Program

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  • VIVE LA FRANCEMarch 14, 2015

  • Vive La FranceWelcome to the 2015 Gala and Auction, Vive La France. This signature fundraising event

    celebrates the history of our Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

    All gifts received tonight will go toward the Carondelet Annual Fund, which benefits all 750 students at OLP. They are the next generation of women leaders and innovators.

    Evening Highlights

    VIP Hosted Reception with Head of School, Lauren Lek

    Sponsored by T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.Carondelet Hall

    French Riviera Soire & Silent AuctionNorth Terrace

    The silent auction will close at 6:55 p.m.

    Dinner and Program Holy Family Event Center

    Mike Coughlin, Board Chair Lauren Lek, Head of School

    Patricia Boer 55 Msgr. Richard Duncanson Dr. Nora Faine-Sykes 78

    Michael Guerrero Susan Hause

    Clair Cunningham Kennedy 81 Damian McKinney

    Gayle McMahon Martha McRoskey

    Sister Jill Marie Napier, CSJ Coreen G. Petti Barbara Picco

    Sister Virginia Rodee 53, RSCJ Antonina R. Sciuto-Morales 76

    Rita Scherrei Peg Stehly

    Board of Directors

  • Bleu Donateurs for Challenge GrantJoseph Elson

    Brigid Patricia Howard 04Claire 81 and Mark Kennedy

    Coreen and Kevin PettiNora Faine-Sykes 78 and Michael Sykes

    VIP Pre-Event Soiree with Head of School, Lauren LekT.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.

    Le Fataisie Post-Auction Cordial BarKennedy & Souza, APC Law Firm

    Keepsake Mementos from Le Puy, FranceCamarata Family

    Margot Meier Howard

    Viva Le France Venue DcorGayle and Derek McMahon

    Le Pompette Hosted Bar Pre-Event SoireeMary Caratan Sloper 58 and Don Sloper

    Margaret Peg Stehly

    Performance LightingLisa and Robert Burner

    Elizabeth Pecsi Guerrero and Michael Guerrero

    PrintingNeyenesch Printers

    La Voiture Valet ParkingDr. Mary and John OConnor

    OLP & Saints Student Musical PerformersSt. Augustine High School

    1882 Perle Bienfaiteurs Camarata Family

    Cheryl and Jaime Jim HernandezSisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

    Argent Table PatronsLauren and John Lek

    Zoraida and Gary PayneAnnie Navarra 63

    Coreen and Kevin PettiMargaret Peg StehlyMary & Roberto Valdes

    CSJ Legacy SponsorsAnonymous

    Holly and Jeffrey AnastasRivka Bent

    Nora and Frank BradyLuz 81 and Dan Culp

    Diane Koester-Byron and Robert ByronNora Faine Sykes 78 & Michael Sykes

    Monica Fimbres 84Sarita 78 & Scott FlamingPauline and Egil Gronstad

    Kendall Painting, INC.Cecilia and Jose LarroqueBrenda and Michael Lucas

    Joe & Martha McRoskey The Melton Family

    Dr. Mary and John OConnorCatherine McCarthy-Payne 76 & Richard Payne

    Gina Rivera-Miya and Gary MiyaMargaret Peg Stehly

    Debra and Patrick WebbKathryn 61 and Leo Willetts

    Carondelet Fund ContributorsDiane Koester-Byron & Robert Byron

    Michael & Brenda LucasCecilia LarroqueCassie HowderBarbara Picco

    Amparo and John Pinon

    Vive La France SponsorsGreen Dragon Tavern & Museum Hornblower Cruises and Events

    Michel MalecotThe Modern Honolulu-Damian McKinneySandra Smelick Manzer & Larry ManzerParo Wines-Robyn and Robert Scherer

    PEP CreativeGreg & Dawn Sacco

    Subuku SushiT.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.

    TD Portraits

    We Thank Our Sponsors

  • Menu The French GourmetStarter

    Bibb lettuce, Spinach, Endive, Sun-dried Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola, Fresh Apples, and a Champagne Vinaigrette

    Baguette and Butter

    EntreCoq Au Vin

    Braised Marinated Chicken, Mushrooms, and Onions in a Robust Red Wine Sauce

    Grilled Flat Iron SteakLean and Tender Flat Iron Grilled Steak, Seasoned with Montreal Spices

    ORButternut Squash Ravioli

    Sweet Spiced Squash in Delicate Homemade Pasta, Served with Fresh Sage Beurre BlancWITH

    Fresh Whipped Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes and Sauted Celeriac and Fresh Green Beans

    Dessert French Macaroons & Gourmet Coffee

    Exclusive, upscale desserts available in the Silent Auction for bid.

    Schedule of the EveningWelcome Jessica Hooper, Assistant Head of School

    Invocation Sister Sandra Williams, CSJWords of Thanks Lauren Lek, Head of School

    Eye of Newt Aerial Performance Student Performance by Jordan Stewart 15

    Live AuctionStudent Performance by Andrea Cervantes 15

    Remarks, Lauren Lek, Head of SchoolFund-A-Pilot

    Finale Performance by Eye of Newt Entertainment

    Check-Out in Carondelet Library Post Event Cordials on North Terrace


  • Program Participants Eye of Newt Circus, Eric Newton and CompanyFounded by Eric Newton in 2002, Eye of Newt brings performers whove worked with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and other productions world-wide. This diverse and highly adaptable company performs in venues large and small and is featured in televised concerts and film. Gerry Spears, AuctioneerGerry graduated from Father Joes St. Vincent de Paul Village in March 2000. Father Joe recognized his gift and, post graduation, Gerry attended the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings Montana. Gerry is on staff at Father Joes Villages and is currently a member of the Development Team.

    Student PerformersAndrea Cervantes 15, Vocalist A senior at OLP, Andrea has been a featured performer in several plays, serves as a member of Link Crew and as VP of the Thespians club. She helped found OLPs Ballet Folklorico Club. Andrea plans to major in International Studies and Theatre.

    Jordan Stewart 15, Vocalist A senior at OLP, Jordan has shared her vocal talents previously at last years OLP Gala. She has been a performer in many OLP Theatrical Productions and has served as VP of Thespians and on the leadership team for the new BeYOUtiful Project. Jordan will pursue a major in English with a minor in Theatre Arts.

    Katherine Kamrath 71 Katherine is an accomplished musician and Faculty member for OLPs Visual and Performing Arts Department. She ceaselessly lends her support and guidance to OLP performers in theatrical productions, at Mass, for Spring Sing and for all special events.

    Saint Augustine 32nd Street Jazz BandThis toe-tapping student group is a welcomed addition to a variety of events throughout the region and partners with OLP vocalists to create wonderful music this evening.

    Live Auction RulesThe auctioneer will describe each item up for bid and will start the bidding. When you wish to bid on an item, hold up your programwith bidder number facing the auctioneeruntil the auctioneer acknowledges your bid. The auctioneer will make the call for the close of each item. The winning bid will be processed on the credit card provided at check-in unless otherwise arranged at check-out. Pursuant to Internal Revenue Service code, only the amount paid in excess of the actual cash value of the item is tax deductible.

    Fund-A-Pilot RulesRaise your paddle and provide direct philanthropic support to the Carondelet Annual Fund, which benefits all 750 OLP students. The auctioneer will guide guests through funding levels in descending order. When you wish to donate at a specific level, raise your bidder number until the auctioneer has acknowledged your donation. The donation will be processed on the credit card provided at check-in unless otherwise arranged. Fund-A-Pilot contributions are 100 percent tax-deductible donations to the Academy of Our Lady of Peaces Carondelet Annual Fund. Federal Tax ID number 95-2113807. Thank you for your support!

  • Silent Auction Highlights5-Night Stay At The Boutique by the Museo Hotel, Merida,Yucatan: 3 bedroom suite, capacity 6 people. Valid for on year from event date. Dates not available are 12-20-2015 through 01-10-2016 and spring break. Donated by: Patrick & Sunita Martin

    Del Mar Racetrack Box: A box for 6 located on the finish line. Donated by: Sandra Smelick Manzer & Larry Manzer

    Smooth Swinging Golf Package: Foursome at the OLP Golf Tournament at the San Diego Country Club. Premium beverage service and eight chances to win cash in helicopter ball drop. Includes keepsake framed photo and tee off from hole of your choice.

    2015 SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl Package: 4 VIP tailgate tickets, 4 game tickets, 2 decals, 2 baseball caps, 2 commemorative pins and 2 reactor watches. Donated by: Phil Snyder

    Wine Party for up to 12 People: Includes 8 bottles of wine & wine consultant. Donated by: Luz 81 & Dan Culp

    Private Dinner with Michel Malecot of The French Gourmet. Enjoy an exquisite 5-course private dinner for 12. Donated by: Michel & Lesa Malecot

    Mixed Case of Hightower Cellars Wine Donated by: Kelly & Tim Hightower

    Stphanie Derononcourt Limited Vintages: 3 bottles of these limited vintage wines in custom wood box. Donated by: Daryl & Kim Newton

    Beer Tasting: Enjoy a beer tasting for 4 and 2 growlers at Iron Fist Brewing Co. Donated by: Melody Campbell, Iron Fist Brewing Co.

    Swarovski Crystal Necklace Donated by: Rosalie Martinez

    $200 Walter Andersen Nursery Gift Certificate Donated by: Karen Andersen-Thatcher

    Upgrade Your Dessert Tonight! Crepe Suzette: Owner and Executive Chef of The French Gourmet, Michel Malecot, prepares this traditional French dessert table-side for you and your friends tonight! Tender, thin crepes warmed in an orange butter sauce, doused with Grand Marnier and ignited in flaming glory.

    Petits-Fours Painted Plate: 25 pieces of delicious miniature French pastries served on a pool of cream anglaise and coulis.

    Croquembouche Piece-Montee: Traditional custard-filled crunchy puffs piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel. The name comes from the French phrase croque en bouche, which means something that crunches in

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