2020 Community Report: Celebration of Light

November 01, 2020

Col Room Yir

Supplemental content for our 2020 Community Report's "Academic Year In Review"

It was a night to remember.

The 2020 Celebration of Light was held on January 24 in the Sheraton Grand Seattle ballroom. The event raised almost $2.2 million, a record-breaking amount for Fulcrum’s annual fundraiser. The charity event built off the success of the previous year which, despite being canceled due to snow, ranked number 10 in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Largest Benefit Events list for the Seattle area.

Over 1,100 supporters of Fulcrum gathered to celebrate Catholic education, including many high-profile corporate and community leaders. For the first time, Fulcrum was humbled by the generosity of not one, but two “Presenting” sponsors at $50,000: Dick and Sharon Abrams and David and Shelley Hovind.

Fulcrum was honored to highlight the incredible service and hard work of Larkin Temme—a Fulcrum Leadership Academy graduate, Fulcrum educational leadership grant recipient, and principal of Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School—as well as Francis McKamey, a music teacher sharing her time and talent at eight different schools in the archdiocese.

Fulcrum also recognized the extraordinary efforts of Mike and Mary Lee with the Archbishop Award. Mike is a current board member, while Mary was a founding board member and a current emeritus trustee. Together, they chaired Fulcrum’s last capital campaign, Embracing Our Legacy, with incredible success.

The foundation was excited to announce the public phase of Uplift: The Fulcrum Campaign for Catholic Education under the leadership of the Hoban family. The capital campaign has raised $54 million toward its $66 million goal.

Fulcrum is so grateful for its incredible supporters and donors, who all came together to make this night possible. Please save the date for Fulcrum’s first ever virtual event on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Thank you for supporting our Catholic schools, educators, and students!