2018 Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball

2018 Ball chairs and committee

31st Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball Hit a Hole In One! 

New Record Reached - $272,935.20

Gehlen Catholic President, Rev. Bruce A. Lawler, welcomed this year’s 625 attendees!  2018 General Chair, Aaron Weiland introduced this year’s student speakersJordan Von Arb, son of Mark & Susan Von Arb and Claire Zubrod.  Both seniors thanked the Gehlen Catholic Ball benefactors for their investment.  

Gehlen Catholic Ball spring raffle winners were:  Tom & Lori Ortmann - $5,000; Kevin & Ruth Pratt - $3,000; & Craig & Stacey Feldman - $2,000.  

This year, Rev. Lawler & the Friends of Gehl
en Catholic Ball presented the Spirit of Peter & Catherine Gehlen Award to Patricia (Kohout, ’45) Ryan & Elizabeth Jean (Kohout, ’47) Hermes.  

Prior to the check presentation, 2018 General Co-Chair Margie (Mai, ‘87) Augustine, announced, “This year, the Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball is humbled to announce Mr. Dick Ahlers accepted the challenge to permanently name the newest level of the Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball.  Mr. Ahlers made a donation of over $15,000.”  


This year, the Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball presented Rev. Lawler & Gehlen Catholic Principals, Mr. Jeff Alesc
h & Mrs. Lorie Nussbaum this year’s check of $272,935.20.  To date, the Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball has donated in 31 years a total of $4,471,339.57.

Afterwards, the guests were treated to 2 floors of entertainment featuring DJ Lenny Brazil upstairs & the Johnny Holms Band downstairs.


Spirit of Peter & Catherine Gehlen award recipients
Pat Ryan and Jean Hermes - Spirit of Peter & Catherine Gehlen award recipients



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