On Saturday, February 10, 2018, over 325 guests gathered at Montgomery Park to celebrate Valley Catholic School. It was a truly stellar evening and we are thankful for all of those who attended, sponsored, donated and volunteered.

Proceeds from the Gala help Valley Catholic School meet its annual operating budget and provide financial aid resources for students in need. Together, we all play an important role in continuing the tradition of providing exceptional and affordable Catholic education to nearly 1000 students and their families.

During our Gala evening, we have a special paddle-raise for financial aid called “Light A Fire.” This appeal supports the financial aid program at Valley Catholic, where one in four students receives tuition assistance. Fifty percent of the proceeds are given immediately to Valley Catholic students in the form of financial aid grants for the following school year. The other 50 percent is invested in the Valley Catholic financial aid endowment. Please consider making a contribution to the campaign by using the link shown below.

The Arellano family were proud to “Light a Fire” at the 2018 Gala to support student success and access at Valley Catholic.

For these on-going Gala efforts, please visit:

For inquiries about the Valley Catholic Gala, please contact:

Caroline Fogarty
Events Manager
Direct: 503-718-6486
Fax: 503-646-1102
Email: gala@valleycatholic.org
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Foundation
4440 SW 148th Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97078
Main number: 503-644-9181


Ryan and Michelle Kinkade with Sr. John Therese at the 2018 Valley Catholic Gala.

2018 Gala Co-chair Sara Hoppes with husband Ryan Hoppes


2018 Gala Co-chair Danette Scales with husband Rocky Scales