Magic at The Mount Gala Raises Record Amount

Magic at The Mount Gala Raises Record Amount

Oklahoma City, OK– On Saturday, Feb. 11,  Mount St. Mary Catholic High School hosted Magic at The Mount Gala at The Omni in Downtown Oklahoma City.  For 21 years, Magic at The Mount Gala has been the school’s signature event bringing together community partners,  Mount families and alumni, along with school leadership to raise money in support of the students and mission of this 119-year-old Oklahoma City landmark.

The event sold out with over 393 constituents  in attendance.  In addition, $283,010 was raised making the event the largest grossing Gala in its two decade history.  The evening’s signature sponsors were Leo ‘68 and Paulette Kingston.  

“The first Magic at The Mount Gala was held in 2002 in our school auditorium. We ate spaghetti off of paper plates and raised around $10,000.  An entry ticket was $15 and we were really proud of what we pulled together,”  said Tony Tyler, MSM Interim President.  “It is amazing to see how much this event has evolved over the years. Now we are at the newest hotel in Downtown OKC, right in our school's backyard. This event brings our community together to celebrate the mission and students of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School.” 

The evening featured a VIP cocktail hour with a live magician, a 73 item silent auction and a live auction that was centered around a dinner featuring Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Father Jerome Krug, a 2011 Mount St. Mary alum. Other live auction items included a Spring Break stay at the legendary Blake Hotel in Chicago, an African Safari, and an inclusive vacation package to Belize. 

“The annual gala brings our community together to connect, celebrate and support our incredible school. This event would not be possible without the countless hours of work from so many staff members and volunteers who love The Mount. This event’s outstanding success mirrors what is happening inside the walls of Mount St. Mary every day. Thank you to all who are helping to ensure the bright future of our beloved home, Mount St. Mary Catholic High School,” said MSM Principal, Laura Cain ‘89.

 

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