Throw out the first pitch at PNC Park on a mutually agreed upon date with the Pirates! Bring along three of your family or friends to watch you throw out the honorary first pitch at a weeknight (Monday-Thursday) regular season game and enjoy the Buccos from your outfield box seats.
Spend the day at the Duquesne Club with Executive Pastry Chef William Racin as you learn the recipes and techniques for treats such as apple pie, lemon curd, vanilla bean crème brûlée, chocolate mayo cake, pâte á choux, and chocolate mousse. You’ll begin the day with coffee, tea, and pastries as you discuss the recipes and plan for the day, then you’ll spend the next few hours creating sweet treats! This class is offered to your group of up to six guests.
A summer date is recommended. Winner should plan on a Saturday time frame, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Show your Pittsburgh pride as you cheer on each of our beloved teams at a game of your choice during the upcoming regular seasons of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins! This package includes:
Your group of four is invited to join the Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh, for a night of good company, conversation and dinner on a mutually agreed upon date. Bishop Zubik will pick the restaurant and dinner is on OLSH.
Experience the beauty of Sante Fe – The City Different. Established in 1607, the nation’s oldest capital city - known for its breath-taking pueblo-style architecture - boasts legendary history and culture, situated at 7,000 ft in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Stay up to nine nights at the Hyatt Place Santa Fe and 98,978 air miles to cover your airfare. We’ve included two passes to several local attractions to start your visit! With your New Mexico Culture Pass, you have the chance to visit 15 different museums and historical sites! In addition, view American artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s bold pieces at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum and explore the Loretto Chapel, made famous by the Miraculous Staircase, a construct of perplexing build that some suggest could not have been completed without divine intervention. As you plan the rest of your visit, consider visiting around such events as the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe, Golondrinas Summer Festival or world renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Festival (located just an hour from Santa Fe).
Your party of 12 is invited for an evening that you won’t soon forget! Enjoy dinner served by former White House Chef John Moeller at “The Little White House” (the home of current OLSH parents, Clay & Heather Saftner). For 14 years, Chef Moeller prepared meals for President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. The Little White House Dinner includes a gourmet four course meal—fit for a president! - infused with delightful stories from Chef Moeller on the history of the White House and the families that have called it home.
Watch the Steelers play from the newest premiere seating location in Heinz Field – the Champions Club in the new South Plaza! You and a guest will receive two tickets to a regular season game during the 2016 regular season (date to be agreed upon with the donor). South Plaza Champions Club ticket holders have exclusive access to a climate-controlled indoor lounge with dining and entertainment areas, a high-definition video wall, numerous flat-screen TVs featuring NFL Sunday Ticket pre-game and post-game broadcasts, premium food and beverage options, a full-service bar, and fireplace and lounge area. Winner also receives a parking pass for the game. Don’t miss your chance to check out the one-of-a-kind view of the players’ tunnel in this brand new space!
Join Fr. Sam Esposito, our Regional Vicar, at an Italian style dinner party. Fr. Sam will welcome you to his home in Baden on a Friday or Saturday evening, or Sunday afternoon, where he will create a festive atmosphere around a theme using seasonal ingredients for your dining pleasure. From the appetizers to the homemade limoncello dessert liqueur, you can help him to make the selections. This experience of fine dining will be shaped according to your generosity to OLSH. The higher the donation, the more courses will be included and more guests you may invite. Bidding opens at $600 for dinner for six with four courses (antipasti, primo, insalata, dolce). The number of guests and courses continues to increase as the bidding increases! The winner is responsible for providing any alcoholic beverages and Fr. Sam will advise you on wine selections if you like. Dinner must be scheduled within six months from the date of the Gala (or by the end of October 2017).
Who attends the OLSH Gala?
OLSH parents, alumni, faculty and staff, board members, alumni parents, and friends – it’s a fun night out and a chance to meet others who love and support OLSH, like you!
What are the auctions like?
The Gala offers a Live Auction, typically featuring around 8 prizes ranging from jewelry to art to trips. The Live Auction is a highlight of the night, even for those not bidding, as professional auctioneers lead bidding wars between guests. Often tables or groups of friends go in together on prizes, each chipping in to share an experience together. The Silent Auction features around 75 prizes with starting bids anywhere from $40 - $250. Prizes include experience packages, jewelry, OLSH-themed items, sports memorabilia, and more. The Ticket Auction allows guests to purchase tickets ($25 for a sheet) to drop in bags for a chance to win a variety of prizes, like theme packages and unique items. In addition to the auctions, there are small games of chance, where guests can pay $5-10 for a chance to win a prize. There are opportunities for guests to get involved at a variety of levels!
What happens with money raised at the Gala?
All proceeds from the Gala support student programs at OLSH, like arts, athletics, curriculum, and activities.
Does anything else happen at the Gala besides the auctions?
This year’s Gala Committee has some surprises up their sleeves for the event to create a fun, party atmosphere! Also during the evening we recognize a member of the OLSH Community with the annual Legacy Award. Created in 2009, the Legacy Award recognizes individuals, couples or groups who have helped to preserve the legacy of OLSH. Legacy Awardees have been generous with their time, talent, and treasure, keeping an eye to the future and ensuring generations of students the opportunity to be transformed at OLSH.
How can I get involved with the Gala?
We welcome new members to our Gala committee at any time! Volunteers work on securing prizes for the auctions, sharing ideas for the nights’ festivities, and helping to staff the event that night. Register to attend the event by clicking the link or button above. Contact Deena Swank ’92 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 424-4610 to get involved or for more information.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School (OLSH) is a Catholic college preparatory school, educating and transforming young men and women in grades 9-12 in the Felician Franciscan tradition. Named a Catholic School of Excellence by the Catholic Honor Roll, OLSH is among the top 5% of Catholic secondary schools in the nation. Students at OLSH are well-prepared to find success in post-secondary studies, and alumni are leaders in a vast range of professions. OLSH's family atmosphere fosters personal growth and its students are enriched with challenging courses, unique electives and activities, and comprehensive athletics and arts programs.