Celebration of Light

Celebration of Light 2025

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We are busy with plans for the 2025 event of the year!
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Celebration of Light 2024 was held at the Sheraton Grand Seattle on January 19th. What an incredible night with 1,100 of Fulcrum’s supporters! We are grateful to all who gathered to celebrate Catholic schools and raise funds to support students and families in Catholic schools in Western Washington. This year, the Archbishop’s Award was presented to Richard and Maude† Ferry in honor of their contributions to Catholic education. We are excited to share that a record $3.4 million was raised from our fantastic community.

See Fulcrum’s programs in action in these videos shown at the gala:

2024 Archbishop’s Award: Richard and Maude† Ferry

Belonging for Life: Fulcrum’s Becraft Scholars Program

Believing in Hope: Fulcrum’s Tuition Assistance Grant Program



Fulcrum’s mission to increase access to Catholic education would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We are fortunate to have long-standing partners within our community who understand the life-changing value of Catholic education. Thank you, Celebration of Light 2024 sponsors, for supporting Catholic schools in Western Washington!

Premier Sponsors ($100,000+)

Dick Abrams,
in support of The Early Childhood Education Endowment

Joe & Lucy Edmonds

The Krusteaz Company

Presenting Sponsor ($50,000)

Ferry Family Charitable Foundation

Champion Sponsors ($25,000)

àMaurice Cellars

Shelley & David Hovind

Michael & Mary Lee

Olympic Eagle Distributing/Anne & Steve Knight

Leader Sponsors ($20,000)

Assumption – St. Bridget School

Steve & Jo Marie Hansen

St. John Catholic School

Partner Sponsors ($10,000)


Tony & Michelle Audino

Bellarmine Preparatory School

Bishop Blanchet High School

Julie & Dan Coleman

Eastside Catholic School

Garco Construction

Clare Henry & David Pultorak

The Hoban Family

Holy Names Academy

Kennedy Catholic High School

The Luger Family

Mark & Kris Mitchke

Patriot Fire

Puget Sound Business Journal

Sacred Heart Parish & School

Seattle Preparatory School

Matt & Ann Shanahan

Joe & Jenn Sprague

St. Luke School

Studio 45

The Tucci Family

Investor Sponsors ($7,500)

Edith & Ray Aspiri

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Becky & Pat Mullin

Seattle University

Tommy Bahama

Friend Sponsors ($5,000)

Archbishop Murphy High School

Associated Catholic Cemeteries

Rich & Kathleen Barth

Bruce Company

Burien Toyota & Burien Chevrolet

Kevin & Julie Cipoletti

Cristo Rey Jesuit Catholic High School

Bridget Cooley


Gonzaga University

Richard & Sheryl Gudaitis

Holy Family Parish & School, Kirkland

Holy Rosary School, West Seattle

Dan & Diane Kocer

Betsy Miller

Mindy & Mike Morgan

Becky & Pat Mullin

Napoleon Co./Magnano Family

Northwest Catholic Magazine

O’Dea High School

Saint Martin’s University

Seton Catholic College Preparatory School

Shea Homes

Sisters of Providence

St. Anne School

St. Brendan School

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School & Parish

St. Joseph School, Seattle

St. Monica Catholic School

University of Portland

Washington Trust Bank