St. Gabriel’s Catholic School Hosts Annual Fundraising Gala

Parents and Austin community leaders gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, for St. Gabriel’s Catholic School’s 19th annual fundraising gala. The gala celebrates the school’s continuing advancement of educational and spiritual programs.

Beth and Frank Stabile (St. Gabriel's Catholic School Board Vice Chair, retired from Dell)

Beth and Frank Stabile (St. Gabriel’s Catholic School Board Vice Chair, retired from Dell)

Danette and Steve Koebele (founder of TexCounsel)

Danette and Steve Koebele (Founder of TexCounsel)

“We are extremely thankful for the support and generosity of our St. Gabriel’s families, as well as our exceptional staff and educators,” Dan McKenna, head of school at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, said. “In addition to allowing us to recognize the school’s achievements, this gala enables us to continue to provide the most advanced curriculum for our students.”

Jannell and Scott Brown (President and Chief Creative Officer at Texas Monthly)

Jannell and Scott Brown (President and Chief Creative Officer at Texas Monthly)

Kathy and Dan Roy (St. Gabriel's Catholic School Board Chair)

Kathy and Dan Roy (St. Gabriel’s Catholic School Board Chair)

The “Roaring Twenties” themed gala included a sit-down dinner, as well as a silent and live auction. Entertainment was provided by DJ Dave Garza, and the after-party included a “Speakeasy” and a “Casino.” Auction prizes included an African safari, tickets to Super Bowl LII, and passes to a backstage meet-and-greet with country music star Kenny Chesney in Chicago.

Laura and Tim Keyes (Past Chair of St. Gabriel's Board)

Laura and Tim Keyes (Past Chair of St. Gabriel’s Board)

Maureen Staloch (of RedBird) and Ted Staloch (Co-Founder of Aspyr Media)

Maureen Staloch (of RedBird) and Ted Staloch (Co-Founder of Aspyr Media)

Proceeds raised from the gala will go toward furthering the school’s efforts to employ the best practices in teaching and learning, empowering students to reach their full potential.

Melissa Cason (Sales Exec. at Texas National Title) and Brandon Cason (Founder, Waterloo Sparkling water)

Melissa Cason (Sales Exec. at Texas National Title) and Brandon Cason (Founder, Waterloo Sparkling water)

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School is a private Catholic PreK-8 institution in Austin that emphasizes excellence in leadership, service and community among its students and families. The school is committed to providing a faith-based education through its innovative curriculum that includes STEAM programs, small classes, and a faculty focused on inspiring young hearts and minds of all faiths. St. Gabriel’s has been recognized as the Favorite Private School by the Austin Family Magazine Reader’s Poll in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. For more information, please visit sgs-austin.org.