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Faith In Our Future Gala and Awards in Excellence Celebration

Our 8th Annual Gala will allow the Althoff Catholic community to come together for an evening of camaraderie and celebration as we celebrate our faith in our future together. The event will feature the Awards in Excellence awards ceremony, silent action, and a brief live auction, plus an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the school's mission. This will be the perfect evening to reunite with Althoff Catholic classmates and friends in celebration of our collective commitment to the school's strong and vibrant future.

Our school’s oldest and richest tradition is the annual Awards in Excellence. Held annually, the event celebrates and honors alumni, friends, and educators who have given so generously to support the mission of Althoff Catholic High School and of Catholic education. Each honoree is a wonderful example of someone who has “Faith in Our Future”. Awards in Excellence honorees to be recognized at Gala.

Gala Chairs Mike & Carey Riley invite you to show your Faith In Our Future by joining them March 4th.

The night will be a festive environment - with gourmet buffet dinner, open bar, and the camaraderie of your fellow Althoff Catholic supporters will make this a night to remember.

Event Information

Saturday, March 4, 2023     
Gateway Classic Cars - O'Fallon  
5:30 p.m. Honoree Reception    
6:00 p.m. Cocktails    
7:00 p.m. Dinner    
8:00 p.m. Brief Live Auction & Program 

Table of 8: $1,000  Individual Tickets: $125 

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Cocktail Attire

Live Auction (in-person and online)    
Silent Auction (in-person and online)    
Large Cash Raffle    
Other Raffles

For more information, contact the Althoff Catholic Advancement Office at 618-235-1100 ext. 110 or thenry@althoffcatholic.org.  

To donate Items to this years silent auction please click here.

2023 Awards in Excellence Awardees

This year's awardees are:


  • Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of an Althoff Catholic High School or Associate alumnus whose exceptional achievements in their faith, profession, and community have had a profound and lasting impact.

Distinguished Alumni Awardee: 
Dr. Gregory Hipskind '65


  • Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of a recent graduate (within the past 15 years) of Althoff Catholic High School. 

Rising Star Awardee: 
Courtney Kemper '07


  • Crusader Spirit & Excellence Award recognizes a friend of Althoff Catholic High School who has enriched the Crusader mission through volunteerism and continuously shows outstanding enthusiasm, loyalty, and pride of ACHS. 

Crusader Spirit Awardee:
Fr. Nick Junker '99


  • Salute to Catholic Education Award recognizes Catholic educators who have dedicated their life to educating young people in the Catholic tradition to lead successful, faith-filled lives. 

Salute to Catholic Education Awardees: 
Denise Meile 
Mary Pat Keubel  
Bert Scannell

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