Luminations! Benefits Student Scholarships

Daily Dose  |  03/20/2017

On Saturday, April 29th, Lourdes University hosts its annual premier scholarship fundraising event – Luminations! – at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Each year, an audience of more than 500 guests gathers to celebrate private higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs Mike and Jennifer Koralewski and Lourdes University President Mary Ann Gawelek and her husband Frank Kleshinski.
Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails, grazing stations, a live scholarship auction, an expansive silent auction and music by local band Organized K-OS. In the theatre, attendees will delight in performances by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo School for the Arts’ Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drum Ensemble. Lourdes alumna Chrys Peterson is the emcee for the evening.
Tickets are $125 each or $150 for patron tickets. Table and event sponsorships are also available.
Platinum sponsors for the event are First Solar and Harvey and Connie Tolson. Additional sponsorship, advertising and silent auction donation opportunities are still available.
For more information or to order tickets, please contact Kelly Dilworth, Special Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 or [email protected].
Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.