This year’s Gala date had special meaning and symbolized many extraordinary history of events. It was the 164th Anniversary of the founding of the Felician Sisters in Poland. On November 21, 1874, Blessed Mary Angela sent five Polish sisters to begin the Felician ministry in Polonia, Wisconsin. Additionally, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Founding of Our Lady of Hope Province. The ICHS community was honored and blessed to host our Annual Gala Dinner on such a significant day in the Felician community.
Nearly 200 guests were greeted by ICHS Student Ambassadors and members from the Student Council, with a cocktail reception, followed by a delectable three course dinner menu, video presentation, dancing, silent auction and a cash raffle.
ICHS honored and showcased outstanding individuals for their unyielding commitment to our school.
Jaclyn Mucciolo Festa '04
Sister Elaine M. Frigo, CSSF '65
Denise LiBrizzi '69
Sister Elizabeth Marie Morley, CSSF
The evening featured remarks from all honorees, as well as, the new “Shooting Star” award to current ICHS students, who exemplify the Felician Core Values. This year’s recipients were in grades tenth through twelfth.
Alexandra Caruso '22
Anabella Cone '22
Denielle Keenan '20
Kayla Kedersha '21
Lauren Martone '21
Mary Flood '20
Reilly Sylvester '20
Sierra Nicholais '21
Moreover, this year’s sponsors have been incredibly generous. The contribution from our sponsors make them partners in our mission to educate and transform students into young women of competence, compassion, and commitment in a Catholic Felician-Franciscan tradition of leadership and service.
Felician Services, Inc.
Felician Sisters of North America, Inc.
Albert Wunsch, III
Bergen Catholic High School
Cerasia Del Rey-Cone
"We are truly blessed to have so many people who support our school, live out the Felician Core Values, and carry on the traditions of ICHS. Our Gala Dinner is a night for ICHS to celebrate our outstanding history.” said Mr. Joseph R. Azzolino, Head of School.
Dr. Sonaliz Morel-Baker, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement added, “The ICHS community would like to give thanks to all who joined us in celebrating the honorees and Shooting Star recipients of the evening, to the donors for supporting our vision and mission, and to all who helped make this night unforgettable. This event is further proof that we are indeed surrounded by a genuinely supportive community.”
Proceeds of the Gala will benefit academic excellence, student tuition support, the creation of a STEM lab, and the implementation of the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. This will enhance the opportunity to provide students with academic excellence, extracurricular enrichment, and a variety of opportunities, which are deeply rooted within the sisterhood of ICHS.
Stay tuned to view pictures of the incredible evening!