Saint Xavier University recently raised more than $397,000 for student scholarships at its 28th Annual President’s Scholarship Ball – a new fundraising record for the Ball. More than 430 guests attended the delightful evening of dinner and dancing at the Hilton Chicago.
The Ball also celebrated Henry Bros. Company, the 2013 Shield of Saint Xavier recipients. Henry Bros. Company has been among Saint Xavier’s most generous lifetime donors and supporters. It has supported the Scholarship Ball since 1990 and has served as the Dinner Sponsor at the Ball.
William Callaghan, Sr. and George P. Henry were the second generation owners of the company from 1966 to 1987. William and his wife Maxine have attended Saint Xavier and Mercy Sisters fundraising events for over 50 years. Third generation co-owners George Ferrell and William H. Callaghan, Jr. have chaired the SXU Golf Classic since its inception over 16 years ago. This event has grossed over $1.3 million toward scholarship support since 1997.
“We thank the Ball’s co-chairs, James P. and Mary M. Lill, for their tremendous efforts in making this evening such a success,” President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D. said. “We also extend our sincere gratitude to the trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, benefactors and friends who support higher education, and recognize the significant difference they make in the academic careers of our students.”
All proceeds from the Ball go to the Presidential Scholarship Program, which provides financial support to Saint Xavier’s most deserving students.