Xavier Mothers’ Guild to host 43rd holiday gala, auction

Carolyn and Mike Donahey, Annette Schlecht, Mark De Pasquele, Laura Bailey, Jonathan James at the 2014 Mother's Guild Gala and Auction. (Photo courtesy of Duke Photography)

Carolyn and Mike Donahey, Annette Schlecht, Mark De Pasquele, Laura Bailey, Jonathan James at the 2014 Mother’s Guild Gala and Auction. (Photo courtesy of Duke Photography)

The Mothers’ Guild of Xavier College Preparatory will host its 43rd Annual Holiday Gala and Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, on Xavier’s campus.

This year’s theme is Believe, A Night to Hear the Magic, based upon “The Polar Express” children’s book classic, and the event will be chaired by Xavier parents Joni Oltrogge and Christina Whittle, according to a press release.

Begun as a holiday craft boutique in 1972, the evening now features both silent and live auctions, an elegant dinner, music, and other entertainment, stated the release.  All proceeds raised will benefit Xavier’s Legacy of Leadership Capital Campaign, which continues to fund Xavier’s Chapel of Our Lady, Founders Hall, Petznick Field, and Activity Center renovation.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Bobbi Holcomb at 602-240-3147 or bholcomb@xcp.org or visit the Xavier Mothers’ Guild website at www.xcpmg.org.

Xavier College Preparatory, located at 4710 N. Fifth St. in north central Phoenix, has built an outstanding record of academic excellence, innovation, leadership development, extracurricular opportunities, athletics, and community service, the release stated.

In September of 2013, Xavier was recognized for the third time in school history as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for its exemplary academic excellence.

Xavier College Preparatory is a Catholic community that strives to prepare young women with the knowledge, skills, and integrity to meet the challenges of a changing global society in a positive and productive manner.  Nearly forty percent of Xavier students have financial need, and Xavier is strongly committed to educating all qualified students, according to the release.

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