Luminations! Brightens Student Scholarship Opportunities

Posted Apr 14th, 2016 by Helene Sheets  Category: Community Interest, Education, Events, General Interests, Toledo.com


On Saturday, April 30th, the night is illuminated by the arts as Lourdes University presents Luminations! In its 16th year, the signature event has brought in more than $2.6 million for student scholarships. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania.

Honorary chair for the event is the Makulinski Family including Mark, Rose and Eleanor Makulinski; Regina and Raeann Demock; Jennifer and Craig Krueger; David and Christina Makulinski; Rob and Sherri Makulinski; Marie, Chuck, Meghan and Chelsea Slates; Kent, Sally and Paul Makulinski; Brian and Jenai Makulinski; and Matt Makulinski.

Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails, grazing stations, a live student auction, an expansive silent auction and music by the Maxx Band. In the theatre, attendees will delight in performances by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony, vocalist and local entertainer Kelly Broadway, and performers from the Croswell Opera House. Lourdes alumna Chrys Peterson is the emcee for the evening.

Platinum sponsors for the event are Harvey and Connie Tolson, John and Sarah Bates, The Makulinski Family Foundation and Steel Dynamics.

Tickets are $125 each or $150 for patron tickets per person. Table and event sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Kelly Dilworth, Special Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 or kdilworth@lourdes.edu.

Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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