Mount St. Mary Catholic High School's "Magic at The Mount Gala” Sets New Fundraising Record

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School's "Magic at The Mount Gala” Sets New Fundraising Record

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School proudly announces the unprecedented success of its annual fundraising event, "Magic at The Mount Gala," which took place on February 10, 2024. The event, hosted at the beautiful Omni Hotel in Downtown OKC, was a night of friendship, celebration, and generosity, surpassing all expectations and setting a new standard for philanthropy within the school community.


 With overwhelming support from staff members, alumni, current parents, and esteemed community partners, the gala soared to new heights, achieving record-breaking net profits that eclipsed last year's milestone. The event's resounding success reflects the unwavering dedication and commitment of the Mount St. Mary community to uphold the school's mission and values.


"We are thrilled to announce the unprecedented success of 'Magic at The Mount' and extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed to this remarkable achievement," said MSM Principal, Laura Cain. "This extraordinary event exemplifies the remarkable spirit of unity and generosity that defines our school community."


The evening unfolded as a tapestry of camaraderie and solidarity, highlighted by dancing, dinner, laughter, and generosity. Attendees embraced the spirit of giving, guided through the night by the duo of Chris Stiles, Director of Advancement, and Larry Pierce, the esteemed Voice of the Rockets. DJ Malcolm Davis ‘14 provided the perfect musical backdrop as the night ended. Amidst the festivities, an integral moment arrived with the presentation of the alumni awards. Al Mertens '86 was honored with the Professional Achievement Award, while Teresa Moisant '67 received the esteemed Spirit of the School Award. Fr. Jerome Krug '11 was celebrated with the Young Alumni Award, and Sr. Lucy Fitzmorris '11 was recognized with the Community Service Award. Lastly, the Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon the late Sr. Mary Hortense Maca '32.


Among the highlights of the evening were outstanding auction items. From an exhilarating trip to Belize to the irresistible charm of a Goldendoodle puppy, the auction featured an array of coveted prizes designed to ignite excitement and inspire generosity. Other notable items included a luxurious getaway to Big Cedar, the thrilling OU Football SEC experience, and the Meaningful Moment Bus fundraiser for a new MSM bus.


“This year’s Magic at The Mount Gala did not disappoint. Principal Laura Cain put together a terrific team of staff and volunteers to pull the event together. Likewise, our sponsors and our community stepped up as they always do.  This event measured up to our standards of building our community, celebrating our mission, and raising money.  Being able to capture our largest net profit in the nearly 25 year history of this event speaks volumes for the trust our loyal constituents have in The Mount,” said MSM Director of Advancement, Chris Stiles.


The school leadership would like to recognize and thank the following sponsors for their role in the success of this year’s Magic at The Mount Gala.  VIP Sponsor: The Carsey Family.  Entertainment Sponsor: Karl and Rhonda Baldischwiler.  Premier Sponsors: The Mauldin Family; Anderson and House; Bloom Medical Aesthetics; Toyota of Ardmore; Mollman Culligan Water; Mercy; and Dental Design.  Friend of MSM Sponsors:  Frontier State Bank; HK&S Iron; Allison Insurance; BancFirst; The Byrne and Snyder Families; Johnson and Biscone, Attorneys at Law; Christ the KIng Catholic Church; St. Eugene Catholic Church; Russell and Michelle Britten; Fred and Fran Krapff; John Michael and Kathy Williams; Miguel Garcia, PLLC; Tyler Media: Dumont Motorsports: CRG Laboratories; OCCC; The Rockey Family; The Stiles Family; and Solutions for Medicine, INC.

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