Ticket Sales to this year’s Gala are CLOSED!

March 18th, 2023 at 6pm
at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer Illinois

Celebrate the decade of Dynasty, Wall Street, the Brat Pack, Michael Jackson, and Princess Diana!

The Gala is the one time each year our entire community gathers together to celebrate all the wonderful work our ministries and Academy do to fulfill our mission. This year we will be back at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer on March 18, 2023 starting at 6pm for an evening filled with FUN and some FUNdraising celebrating the 80’s. Relive the decade that brought us some incredible music, fashion and personalities. Please join us by purchasing your tickets by selecting Tickets on the menu.

Can’t join us but still want to support our efforts, you can do some by making a cash donation
of any amount by selecting the Cash Donation menu option. 

What To Wear

Let’s get into the groove for the Gala!
The decade has so many icons which include Gordon Gecko, Krystal Carrington, Sonny Crockett and the Brat Pack!
There are many fabulous personalities who can inspire your attire!

Gala 2023 Sponsors

Melissa and Michael Canning

Rita and John Canning

CARE Roofing


Cornerstone National Bank and Trust Company

Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home

The Struckmeyer Family

National Plastics & Seals, Inc.

The Jessica & Timothy Canning Charitable Fund

The Lupo Charitable Fund

Beth & Mike McMahon

Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services


Get ready to dance the night away at the 2023 Holy Family Gala with the Bluewater Kings Band! Known for their high energy performances and crowd-pleasing covers, this band will have you on your feet all night long. Don’t miss your chance to see them live at this exclusive event. Get your tickets now!

Holy Family Gala FAQ’s

  • When is the Holy Family gala? The gala is on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 6 PM.
  • Where is the gala? The gala is at Concord Banquets 20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer.
  • Who are the co-chairs for the gala? Melissa Canning and Katrina Dee, they both have children that attend Holy Family Catholic Academy. 
  • Will valet be available at the gala? Yes
  • Will there be a coat check available? Yes
  • Can I ask to sit with my friends at the gala? Yes, you can request ahead of time to be seated with certain guests. When buying tickets identify your group name.
  • How many can be seated at a table? 10 guests
  • Can I buy a full table of 10? Yes, please go to hfgala.org to purchase your tickets or full tables of 10.  There are also sponsorship opportunities that come with a table of 10.
  • How can I buy an ad for the gala program booklet and what are the dimensions of the ad space? You can do this on hfgala.org and the dimensions are: full page is 8.5” x 11” portrait and half page is 5.5” x 8.5” which we offer in either color or black and white.
  • How long does the gala go until? The gala ends at midnight.
  • Who is the band that will be playing at the gala? Bluewater Kings Band
  • What type of music will the band play? A mixture of classic 80’s hits and current hits.
  • Will there be a cocktail hour? Yes, that starts at 6 PM.
  • Will there be live and silent auctions items? Yes, we will have many different and exciting live and silent auction items that evening.
  • Will there be a paddle raise during the evening? Yes, there will be a paddle raise with monetary options to donate.
  • What is the theme? The theme for the gala is the 80’s era, think the show Dynasty and Dallas.  It will be a formal event.  Please visit hfgala.org for images and ideas of what to wear.
  • Is this a costume party for the 80’s? No, this will be a formal event.  If you don’t want to dress in 80’s fashion that is totally fine, we would recommend a suit, tuxedo, cocktail dress or gown. 
  • What will be served for dinner? We will be serving a filet mignon, grilled shrimp, potatoes and mixed vegetables.
  • Will there be a vegetarian option for dinner? Yes, there are vegetarian and gluten free meal options. 
  • Will there be a full bar? Yes
  • Will there be late night snacks? Yes
  • Can I buy upgraded wine during the event for dinner? Yes, there will be upgraded wine for purchase that evening.
  • Will Father Terry be at the gala? Yes, Father Terry will be there in his 80’s fashion. 
  • Is this an event that children can attend? No, this is an adult evening.
  • How can I become a volunteer for the evening or help with the setup of the night? Please feel free to email one of the co-chairs to volunteer your services, which would be greatly appreciated.  Melissa Canning at melissalcanning@yahoo.com or Katrina Dee at kwiniecki@hotmail.com and let them know your are interested.
  • How often do you have this gala? This is an annual gala that we have once a year.
  • Who is invited? Everyone, please purchase your tickets at hfgala.org .

2023 Gala Reveal Video