Supreme appreciation to the St. Thomas community for their overwhelming support of our annual Auction & Gala, honoring Steve Green ‘68 for his decades of selfless, impactful philanthropy.

The annual celebration applauds and honors the relentless Basilian commitment to innovative scholarship and the deeper purposes of Catholic higher education.

The Grease flashback theme was a bash in nostalgia – times two – to the days and nights sharing in John Travolta’s Danny and Olivia Newton-John’s Sandy and their summer beach idyll turned sour before the rousing ride into hopeless devotion.

You remember.  Rizzo. Frenchy. Kenickie. Trials and tribulations of teenage angst, love, and heartbreak. In short, high school.

The enthusiastic overflow crowd of stakeholders, supporters, donors, Eagle Family and friends got chills. And they were multiplyin’. Losing control. Cause the power that was supplying turned electrifyin’.

Tell me about it stud.

Reckling Gymnasium and Cemo Auditorium were filled in November with sharp, rhythmic 50s motifs.
Style with considerable vigor and substance. Cool-kid posturing held to a minimum.

The event was again seamlessly spearheaded by Vice President for Advancement Mark deTranaltes ‘83 and Director of Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator Gretchen Penny.

Special gratitude to the legion of volunteers led by chairs Liz Brown, Cheryl Dzurec, Maria Morfin, and Maru Pruneda.

And in strict St. Thomas tradition, always a grand time had by all. All in all, they got groove. They got meaning. The time, the place, the motion, the way they were feeling.

The word.

Catholic. Basilian. Teaching Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge since 1900.