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‘Rey of Light’ scholarship benefit at DePaul Cristo Rey to be April 27

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DePaul Cristo Rey fundraiser

Press Release

Rey of Light, a scholarship benefit for students, will shine at DePaul Cristo Rey High School April 27. This gala evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the DPCR Student Center and include dinner as well as silent and oral auctions.

Rey of Light is presented by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, the SC Ministry Foundation, and Lenox Wealth Management. Two community leaders who have been strong supporters of DePaul Cristo Rey from its inception are serving as the honorary co-chairs: Sister Joan Elizabeth Cook, SC, president of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, and Rev. Eric Knapp, SJ, pastor of St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati.

DePaul Cristo Rey is an affordable, Catholic, college preparatory high school for underserved students. It is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and is one of 25 schools in the national Cristo Rey Network which serves 7,400 urban young people who live in communities with limited education options. Most of the students qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program.

All DPCR students participate in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) to help finance a portion of their education costs. However as a new school which serves only those families who can’t afford other private, college-preparatory schools, the cost to educate students far outweighs their CWSP earnings. Rey of Light supports the scholarships that enable students from economically challenged families to afford this nationally-recognized dual-focus educational program now offered in Cincinnati at DPCR and not available at any other local high school.

There will be dozens of items available for bid through the silent auction which opens at 6 p.m. The oral auction will begin after dinner with bidding on more than 20 valuable gifts and packages including a Reds Box package for 12; an Umbrian dinner for six prepared by DPCR President Sister Jeanne Bessette; a Broadway in Cincinnati package for “Flashdance, the Musical;” and a week’s stay in a restored 1880s sea captain’s cottage on Prince Edward Island.

For reservations or more information on Rey of Light, please contact Development Director Sparkle Worley at 513-861-0600 or sparkle.worley@depaulcristorey.org.

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