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Gilmour Academy “Celebrate the Academy”

More than 500 alumni, current parents, past parents, faculty members and friends of Gilmour Academy gathered at Landerhaven for “Celebrate the Academy,” a spectacular celebration of the school’s 70th anniversary. The event was chaired by Lorraine Dodero, mother of Corrine Dodero Salvador ’02.

The evening was truly impactful for Gilmour. The school raised more than $565,000 in all, after expenses – $300,000 for student programming and $265,000 for the proposed Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts.

The festivities were emceed by Gilmour mom and WJW Fox 8 news anchor Stefani Schaefer and featured a cocktail reception, the alma mater sung by a group of Gilmour students led by Br. Dan Kane, C.S.C. on the piano, a fabulous live auction, a raffle for a gorgeous diamond pendant, a video describing what makes Gilmour unique, a Fund-A-Need paddle raise, a delicious surf and turf dinner and music by the one and only Park Place.

The $300,000, after expenses, for student programming was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, the live auction and many generous donations. The Fund-A-Need program netted the additional $265,000, which was designated specifically for the new performing arts center. This included an anonymous $100,000 gift in honor of event chair Lorraine Dodero, whose leadership and generosity were what led to such a successful evening. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED BY GILMOUR ACADEMY

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