2024 Friends of Gehlen Ball

It was a memorable night Saturday for the 2024 Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball.
The ball was themed “Night in Nashville”, and the event raised a grant total of 397-thousand dollars to benefit the school.


Two people were honored at the Ball. Beth Schlichte (left) was named teacher of the year, and Carolyn Bickford (right) was named for the Spirit of Peter and Catherine Gehlen award.

Gehlen Development Director Amy Jungers described the evening.


There were several auctions taking place before and during the event, live and online


One of the fundraisers was for improvements to the school’s bandroom, That was aided by an anonymous, 30-thousand dollars matching grant.


For the first time, The Friends of Gehlen honored a Teacher of the Year, Beth Schlichte


The Spirit of Peter and Catherine Gehlen Award was presented to Carolyn Bickford


Jungers says the Chairs and co-chairs of the event put in a lot of work.


The event featured a banquet, a silent and live auction, and a live auction. Entertainment featured the band Not Quite Brothers.