Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School will hold its Celebration Gala virtually on Thursday, Feb. 25.

This annual fundraiser benefits tuition assistance for Mother McAuley students.

The online event will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and it will include entertainment, a raffle for a Peloton bike, special guest appearances and a silent auction. The highlight of the event will be the virtual paddle raise in support of McAuley financial aid and scholarships.

Registration is free and open to all.

“Our greatest need during any year, but especially during this pandemic with its accompanying economic downturn, is scholarship assistance for our students,” said McAuley President, Mary Acker Klingenberger.

“Our virtual celebration has many fun things in store, reminiscent of a true McAuley party, and all with the intention to raise funds in support of families who choose McAuley for its rigorous curriculum, leadership development opportunities and faith-based experiences. It is well-known that investing in a McAuley girl nets infinite returns.”

Details on the silent auction and entries for the Peloton raffle also can be found on the McAuley website. Raffle entries cost $100 each or six for $500. The silent auction will go live the week of Feb. 15. Items include a stay in Florida on Anna Maria Island, a getaway to a beautiful Airbnb in Southwest Michigan wine country, Notre Dame football tickets, an Echelon bike, wine tastings, original artwork and more.

For more information or to support the celebration by providing sponsorship, auction items or placing an ad in the program, call Peggy Rourke, director of alumnae relations and development, at (773) 881-6547 or email