Celebration of Light 2024: A Shining Success

February 1, 2024

Ballroom and speaker at gala

Celebration of Light 2024 was a remarkable evening showcasing the wonderful things happening in Catholic schools throughout Western Washington. Over 1,100 generous guests and sponsors raised a record $3.4 million for tuition assistance, leadership development, and school partnerships.

Richard and Maude Ferry received the prestigious Archbishop’s Award for 2024. The Ferrys were recognized for their life-long dedication to Catholic education and for Richard’s leadership in the creation of Fulcrum’s Becraft Scholars Program– an equity-driven scholarship program.

The evening’s program featured moving words from Archbishop Etienne, Superintendent for Catholic Schools Nicholas Ford, Fulcrum Board Chair Tony Audino, and others. We were entertained by the talented youth choirs from St. James Cathedral and inspired by videos featuring the Becraft Scholars Program and Fulcrum’s Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP).

Please enjoy the evening’s videos below:

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

You can also find numerous photos from the festivities on our Facebook page.

Save the date for Celebration of Light 2025—January 31, 2025 at the Sheraton Grand Seattle!