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Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Corporate Work Study Program
1010 Larch Avenue * Takoma Park, MD 20912 * (301) 891-4750 *





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2014 Rey of Hope  Gala and

Amazin' Reys Scholarship Dinner Highlights
(Back) Br. Tom Sweeney, SDB, Jean-Marie and Raul Fernandez, Marcia and John Shooshan, Barbara Grazzini, Marcia Abbo.
(Front) Diyonte Johnson ('17), Bridget Moreira ('15), Nancy Salmeron ('15), Josue Iglesias ('16), Autumnreign Bush ('17).

The students present were met with cheers and a standing ovation, as guests at the 2014 Rey of Hope Gala and Amazin' Reys Scholarship Dinner listened to how hard the students are working for their own education so they can build a brighter future for themselves and their families. Spontaneous applause erupted as the news that EVERY graduate of Don Bosco Cristo Rey in the school's brief history has been accepted into college was shared with all. The proceeds from the Gala benefit DBCR's Amazin' Reys Scholarship Program which helps students to reach the finish line by combining with what they earn through their work study jobs to cover the total cost of their education. DBCR presented five named scholarships at the Gala, much to the students' surprise: The Barbara Grazzini Scholarship, The Fernandez Foundation Scholarship, the Salesian Scholarship, the Marcia & Bobby Abbo St. John Bosco Scholarship, and The Shooshan Family Fund Scholarship.

Special thanks to the Jones Day Law Firm for hosting the event and sharing their exceptional views of the Capitol.

DBCR student representatives accept a spontaneous standing ovation after the 2014 Amazin' Reys Scholarship Program video highlighted their many accomplishments and future goals.

"Happy" to kick off the musical portion of the evening, Fr. Steve joins the band for a popular Pharrell Williams tune.

Diyonte Johnson ('17) and Bridget Moreira ('15) welcome A. Scott Bolden, one of the evening's honorees.

Celebrating Six Wonderful Honorees
The 2014 Rey of Hope Gala Honorees* celebrate their commitment to DBCR's students: (Back) Fr. Steve Shafran, SDB, DBCR President, Jacques Gansler, John D. Thiel*, Robert Mulligan*, Peter Higgins*. (Front) Patti Thiel, Marcia Abbo (for Bobby Abbo*), Leah Gansler*, A. Scott Bolden*, Robert Easby-Smith, Chair, DBCR Board of Directors.
DBCR was proud to honor six amazing supporters of this unique high school and corporate work study program at the 2014 Rey of Hope Gala and Amazin' Reys Scholarship Dinner.  As each Honoree's accomplishments and committment were lauded, it became clear how each has shared their special gifts and generous hearts to benefit DBCR students.  Please join us again in congratulating this year's honorees.

President's Award - Bobby Abbo

Partnership Award - CharityWorks / Leah Gansler

Rey of Hope Award - John D. Thiel

Impact Award - Millrose Foundation / Robert Mulligan

Corporate Partner Award  - Reed Smith / A. Scott Bolden

Service Award - Peter T. Higgins


Fr. Steve Shafran, SDB, takes in the view with our "Reys of Hope" student ambassadors.

Family and friends of award recipients Leah Gansler and Marcia Abbo joined Fr. Steve Shafran, SDB, President, and Ana Chapa, Assistant Principal of Student Life for dinner.

DBCR founding alumnae Catherine Rubio and Jessica Palencia ('11) take time from their studies at Georgetown University to celebrate the evening with Josue Iglesias ('16).

Denise and John MacGaffin join Peter and Kathy Higgins to celebrate Peter receiving the 2014 Service Award.

The seniors show everyone how it's done!

Honorees John D. Thiel (top right) and Robert Mulligan (center seated) are all smiles as they join their guests after the awards program.

The students' enthusiasm spurred many guests to the dance floor to join in the fun.

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Takoma Park, MD 20912

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