The Sacred Heart School of Montreal is proud to announce that it held a Blue & White fundraising Winter Gala on Friday, February 3, 2017, in celebration of its 156th anniversary, at the historic Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montreal. This exciting event raised $48,000 which will go toward the school’s Capital Campaign, to help in the building of an auditorium, a wellness centre and various other capital improvements.
Additional $1 Million Raised for Capital Campaign
Furthermore, the school made a major announcement that it has raised an additional $1 million toward its Capital Campaign – The Future at Heart or L’Avenir à Coeur. To date, they have successfully raised $2.1 million toward achieving their 3-year, $5 million goal. This vast campaign was created to allow the school to raise funds for huge projects within its location. The school last conducted such a fundraising effort 20 years ago with the construction of its double gymnasium and locker rooms.
“It was a marvelous and magical evening at the Ritz-Carlton for our current and past parents, alumnae, donors & faculty,” said Shawn O’Donnell, Head of School of The Sacred Heart School of Montreal. “We are so proud to have raised more than $2 million for our illustrious school which is celebrating its 156 year anniversary” he continued. Roberto Di Giorgio, Chair of the Board of Directors added, “As a parent of an alumna and of a current student as well as chair of the Capital Campaign Committee, I am proud to steer this successful initiative and look forward to the next year.”
Also in attendance was The Most Reverend Thomas Dowd, Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, several sisters from the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the principal of École Bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion, in addition to, MNA David Birnbaum, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education.