Celebration of Light

Celebration of Light, January 27, 2023

Save the Date! The next Celebration of Light will be Friday, January 27, 2023. Follow us on social media for updates!

The recent 20th Anniversary Celebration of Light at T-Mobile Park in May was truly an evening to remember! The sun came out, the roof was open, and hearts were generous. 

Thanks to all of our sponsors and donors, the night was a roaring success--we raised an astounding $2.9 million! This is a new record amount for Celebration of Light, one of Seattle's largest benefit events, and a 33% increase over last year. Your generosity is already making a huge difference in the lives of students, families, and educators throughout Western Washington.

Thank you to all who attended the gala and to our sponsors. Our heartfelt congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Archbishop's Award: the faculty, staff, and administrators working in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle! View the digital program here(pdf).

If you were unable to attend, please donate! Any amount will make a difference for the 72 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle. 


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 partnerships within our community who understand the life-changing value of Catholic education. Thank you, Celebration of Light sponsors, for supporting Catholic schools in Western Washington!

View of arches of T-Mobile Park
Krusteaz: Premier Sponsor of Celebration of Light

Premier Sponsors ($100,000)


Timmie Hollomon

Dick Abrams, in support of
The Early Childhood Education Endowment

Presenting Sponsor ($50,000)

Luger Family

Champion Sponsor ($25,000)

Hoban Family

Pierce Country Deanery

Anniversary Sponsors ($20,000)


Edith & Ray Aspiri

Assumption - St. Bridget School

Tony & Michelle Audino

Rich & Kathleen Barth

Bellarmine Preparatory High School

Bishop Blanchet High School

Julie & Dan Coleman

Ferry Family Charitable Foundation

Garco Construction

Richard & Sheryl Gudaitis

Steve & Jo Marie Hansen

David & Shelley Hovind

Michael & Mary Lee

Olympic Eagle Distributing/Anne & Steve Knight

Patriot Fire

Seattle Preparatory School

St. John School

St. Joseph School, Seattle

Studio 45

Partner Sponsors ($10,000)

àMaurice Cellars

Eastside Catholic School


Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Holy Names Academy

Kennedy Catholic High School

Mark & Kris Mitchke

Mike & Mindy Morgan

O'Dea High School

Mike & Becky Ronan

Sacred Heart Parish and School

Saint Martin's Abbey and University

Seattle University

Shea Homes

Joe & Jenn Sprague

St. Luke School

Washington Trust Bank

Investor Sponsor ($7,500)

Northern Deanery

Matt & Ann Shanahan

Tommy Bahama

Friend Sponsors ($5,000)

Alaska Airlines

Archbishop Murphy High School

Bruce Company

Burien Toyota and Burien Chevrolet

Kevin & Julie Cipoletti

Tim & Joanna Collins

Gonzaga University

Clare Henry & David Pultorak

Holy Rosary School, West Seattle

Regan Hurley

Betsy Miller

Napoleon Co./Magnano Family

Northwest Catholic Magazine

Patterson Buchanan Fobes & Leitch

Mark & Alice Shaw

St. Anne School

St. Brendan School

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School

St. Joseph School, Issaquah

Tucci Family

University of Portland

Venture/Matt & Sam Parent