Working together to provide Catholic school tuition assistance to families
Hope for the Future’s Khaki & Plaid Royal Ball raised close to a million dollars for Catholic school tuition assistance at an elegant gala at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Feb. 3.
Francisco Garza was named King and Victoria Herrera the Queen of the Royal Court that evening. Garza raised more than $144,000, and Herrera garnered $143,000. Other members of the Royal Homecoming Court were Julissa Carielo, Kelly David, Lisa Friesenhahn, and Yesenia Ramirez, along with Bill Daily, Mike Leiper, Matt Stedman, and Father Chris Muñoz.
Executive chairs for the event were Diana Barrios Trevino and Roland Trevino, and honorary chairs were actors Tony Plana and wife Ada Maris.
“On behalf of the 14,000 children in the Archdiocese of San Antonio whose future you have made brighter with your generosity and dedication, I thank you for your unrelenting commitment to providing these children with the opportunity to receive a Catholic school education,” stated Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS. “We are blessed by the demonstration of support you have shown to the children of the Archdiocese of San Antonio and Hope for the Future with your generous donations.”
The Khaki & Plaid Gala is one of the largest fundraisers for Hope for the Future. The Khaki & Plaid Gala is the premier event recognizing the importance of Catholic school education in the San Antonio community. This fun event brings together 1,300 guests, all of whom, support Catholic school education in San Antonio. Thanks to the generous underwriters, sponsors, silent and live auction donors and event attendees, the Khaki & Plaid Gala — which also featured live and silent auctions and music from the Oh So Good Band — helps provide critical funding that is distributed in the form of tuition assistance to families and students in financial distress. 📷 Veronica Markland | Today’s Catholic