2 June 2020

Greetings from Mr. Gault

Friday evening, 29 May we had planned to gather at the Garden City Hotel to celebrate the 2020 Gala.  As you know, each year The De La Salle School community of friends, family and alumni gather at our Annual Spring Gala to celebrate the many accomplishments of the fine young men entrusted to our care and to acknowledge a special person who has dedicated their time, efforts and resources to our mission.  It was our intention this year to honor the Chairman of our Board of Trustees, Mr. Michael Moriarty, AFSC, Esquire.  In light of the current challenges and faced with restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic we were forced to cancel this year's celebration.  We look forward to celebrating Mr. Moriarty's contributions to our mission at our Gala next year.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to each of our dedicated sponsors for fulfilling their sponsorship commitment to The De La Salle School despite the cancellation of the Gala  The generosity of all of our supporters is extraordinary and allows us to continue to carry out the mission of our school providing a quality education for young men from economically disadvantaged circumstances, even in these very uncertain times.

As The De La Salle School community navigates through these challenging times, please know that  your support is more critical than ever.   While our physical school building is closed for the remainder of the school year, our students and faculty have adjusted to their new way of learning.  Our Third Quarter Honor roll shared recently demonstrates the resilience and perseverance of our students and teachers.  Despite the odds, these fine young men continue to thrive.   Thanks to your generosity, our students can achieve their dreams!

Our annual Gala is the School's single largest fundraiser.  With its cancellation we lose a valuable source of financial support that is needed to cover the expenses of our school.  To help close that fundraising gap we would kindly ask you to consider a contribution in lieu of your Gala participation.   There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for a single cash prize of $5,000!  Tickets are $100 per ticket or a book of seven for $500.  The drawing will take place on Friday, 12 June - Graduation Day for the Class of 2020!  Your financial support at this moment will be a light in these very difficult times. Help us to keep HOPE alive as we continue to make our student's educational dreams come true. 

Yours in Saint LaSalle,

William L. Gault
Executive Director


2020 Sponsors
The De La Salle Society - $15,000
Mr. & Mrs. Michael and Cynthia Moriarty
The Christian Brothers Society - $10,000
Dynamic Worldwide
Mr. Douglas Valerio
La Salle Military Academy - $5,000
 Dr. & Mrs. Thomas and Rosemary Dowling
Peter Scalamandre and Sons, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. William & Joan Fishlinger
Mr. Marty Bevilacqua and 
Ms. Susan Santoro Bevilacqua
Mr. & Mrs. George and Mary Jane McCartney
Mason East, Inc.
Gentleman of The Week - $2,500
Community Counseling Service Co., LLC
Mr. William L. Gault
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Mr. & Mrs. George and Susan Cappiello
Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Sherry Durnan
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas and Shalini Kissane

Platinum Honor Scroll - $1,500
Mr. & Mrs. Martin and Ronni Pitiger
Gold Honor Scroll - $1,000
Mrs. Julie Soffientini
Silver Honor Scroll - $750
Mr. Salvatore Castellano
Bronze Honor Scroll - $500
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher and Elizabeth Boylan
Student Announcements
The Gentleman of The Week
The Gentleman of The Week is Carlos, Grade 5

The Writer of The Week
The Writer of The Week is Gary, Grade 5

The Artist of The Week
The Artist of The Week is Brian, Grade 7

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