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.
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
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.
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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