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Charity & Truth Gala


Resurrection College Prep High School hosted the Charity & Truth Gala on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Cafe la Cave in Des Plaines. The event featured dinner, music, silent and live auctions, raffles and awards. The Chair Couple for the event were Resurrection parents Megan and Rich Hobson of Park Ridge and the theme for the evening was “Transforming Today’s Girls into Tomorrow’s Women.”


The school’s most prestigious awards were presented at the event, including the Renaissance Award to alumna and attorney Gina Lavorata O’Hehir '86 and the Charity & Truth Award to Mariana Wrzosek, community health educator at AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago. Resurrection will present a new award at this year’s event, the Dreams to Reality Award, to the Madonna Foundation for their support of Resurrection and students.


The 2019 Renaissance Award recipient was Resurrection alumna Gina Lavorata O’Hehir from the Class of 1986. The Renaissance Award is the highest honor awarded by Resurrection College Prep and is awarded to an individual who exemplifies the Renaissance spirit, who embraces new ideas, independent thought, and classical values whatever their fields of endeavor.

As a Resurrection alumna, Gina Lavorata O’Hehir has been an active member of the school community. While her three daughters have been students at Resurrection, O’Hehir has been a dedicated parent volunteer, including initiating and chairing the Athletic Booster Club Trivia Night fundraiser, and chairing the 2016 Resurrection Charity & Truth Gala with her husband.


The 2019 Charity & Truth Award was awarded to Mariana Wrzosek, Director of Community Health Integration at AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago. The Charity & Truth Award recognizes individuals who have shown remarkable commitment to Resurrection College Prep High School through their generosity of time, talent and treasure. Mariana Wrzosek was selected because of her contributions to community health and her involvement  with Resurrection College Prep working with the school’s Practicum Program, Health Careers and Scrubs club and as an instructor for the Health Science, Integration and Exploration Course.



Resurrection College Prep High School also presented a new award at this year’s event, the Dreams to Reality Award, which was established to recognize organizations or foundations which have shown remarkable and generous financial support of young women attending Resurrection.  The Madonna Foundation and the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago were honored with this award for their support of Resurrection students through tuition grants and programming to support academic development.


The emcee for the evening was Nick Mitrovich and the auctioneer for the evening’s live auction was alumnae parent and Resurrection coach Fred Angelini. Entertainment was provided by the Resurrection Orchesis under the direction of Resurrection dance teacher Molly McLaughlin and music for the evening was provided by Chuck Flores and Chawanya Hayes.


The event also featured the conclusion of several raffles in support of the Sister Mary Monica Hope Scholarship Fund, which funds scholarships to students who might otherwise be unable to afford a Resurrection education. The Big Money Raffle winners were drawn and the first prize winner was Susan McMahon and the second prize winner was William Wright. The raffle winner for two tickets to see the award-winning musical Hamilton was alumna Sarah Bolger Farris, the winner of a raffle for a week at a Las Vegas timeshare was Jennifer Dillon and the winner of the iPhone raffle was James Coakley.


The Resurrection community is thankful for the support of all those who particpated in this wonderful event in support of the school and its students.




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