August 21, 2009

Celebrating Catholic School Values awards dinner is Nov. 10 in Indianapolis

Criterion staff report

The Indianapolis Colts often take center stage during the fall in Indiana, but for at least one special November evening the pro football team will share the spotlight with several outstanding individuals.

The Colts organization will receive the Community Service Award during the archdiocese’s Celebrating Catholic School Values: Scholarship and Career Achievement Awards dinner on Nov. 10.

Five individuals will also receive Career Achievement Awards during the 14th annual event, which has raised more than $4 million to support need-based education scholarships to Catholic schools in the archdiocese.

This year’s recipients of the Career Achievement Awards will be Patricia Cronin of Christ the King Parish in Indianapolis, Oliver Jackson of St. Rita Parish in Indianapolis, Charles “Chick” Lauck of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis, and Robert and Eleanor McNamara of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The premiere annual Catholic school event in the archdiocese brings together corporate sponsors in celebration of archdiocesan Catholic schools. Corporate sponsorships are now being accepted. Platinum partnerships for the event represent a $15,000 gift for scholarships. Gold sponsors are $10,000, silver partners are $5,000 and bronze partners are $1,750.

For sponsorships and ticket information, contact Rosemary O’Brien in the archdiocesan Office of Stewardship and Development at 317-236-1568 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1568, or e-mail her at †

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