Dear AHA Families & Community Members,
On behalf of Academy of Holy Angels, thank you for helping us make our 25th Annual Starfest Auction a huge success. It was fabulous to be back on campus with so many new and returning friends! Together, we raised over $390,000 - not only a banner year but the largest amount of support dollars ever raised at Starfest! It was an amazing celebration of this wonderful AHA community and again highlights the support we have from our parents, alumni, friends, and business partners. This event does not happen without the careful planning of our internal staff and the diligence of so many dedicated volunteers. The work begins in the fall and culminates in April where the success then rests in the hands of our donors. And our donors truly stepped it up this year!
A special note of gratitude to our parent emcee Frank Vascellero and his able live auction assistant Gregg Sawyer, our dedicated Advancement Team - especially Sarah Hauer and Erin Blauert, and the 2022 Starfest Committee who guided the effort with enthusiasm. Additionally, many other parents led the initiative in support of our homeroom baskets and the raffle that raising over $60,000 before the event even started. Whether you provided items for the silent or live auction, solicited gifts or donations, helped set up for the event, or were one of our many generous donors bidding on items or supporting the fund-a-need, we could not have done it without you all. So many of our current families and teachers will be the direct recipients of your work and financial support. Starfest exists to support AHA's mission of Catholic education and ensures that "teachers can teach and students can learn" in the tradition of academic excellence the Academy is known for.
With Starfest 2022 barely in the rear-view mirror, we are already envisioning Starfest 2023 which is planned for Saturday, April 29, 2023. We are grateful that so many of you supported and continue to support Holy Angels. Together, we make a difference in the lives of many students and families who seek our faith-filled educational partnership!
Starfest Staff Team
Sarah Hauer - Special Events & Communications Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Blauert - Advancement & Board of Trustees Assistant, email@example.com
Brian McCartan - Annual & Major Gifts Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org