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.