Oh My! 20th Anniversary Celebration of Light is a Home Run!

November 16, 2022

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Light hit it out of the park! Held at the iconic T-Mobile Park on May 20, the Celebration of Light raised $2.9 million in support of Catholic education thanks to the generosity of Fulcrum supporters. 

The event was truly a celebration of all the Fulcrum community accomplished in 20 years. “I want to thank those who came before us. Those who, along with Archbishop Brunett, boldly and intentionally planted the seeds of Fulcrum 20 years ago,” Vivian Shannon, executive director of Fulcrum, told attendees during Celebration of Light. “Those seeds are now blooming and growing into the future.” 

Following the fully virtual Celebration of Light in 2021, it was a special privilege to come together in person with friends and family. The joyous evening held many delights, including dinner on the field and performances from the Eastside Catholic marching band.  

Fulcrum was proud to honor all archdiocesan teachers, staff, and administrators with the 2022 Archbishop’s Award for their efforts throughout the global pandemic to keep students safe and engaged in learning. All teachers and staff were invited to be there in person to be honored from the club level.

The evening also celebrated another landmark occasion: the completion of the 7-year, Uplift capital campaign, blowing away the original $66 million goal with a record-breaking $87.4 million in gifts.

“Over the last 20 years, Fulcrum has built a strong foundation,” said Vivian. “Now, as we look forward to the next 20 years, we are ready to grow and meet any challenges the future may hold. We could not do this without the support of our incredible Fulcrum community. Thank you for walking with us, for saying yes, for giving with your whole hearts. Together, we will build something incredible.”

This article is from the Fulcrum Foundation 2022 Community Report.