Tri-Village News

New venue for Trinity's fundraising dinner, auction


The annual Legacy of Learning fundraiser for Trinity Catholic School's home and school association will have a new location this year.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. March 9 at the Boat House at Confluence Park.

"We've held the Legacy for a number of years at the Pipefitters Union on Kinnear Road, but we decided to pick a new venue this year to kind of mix things up," said Lucy Hackman, chairwoman of the 2013 fundraiser.

Tickets to the Legacy of Learning cost $50 per person and can be purchased via Trinity's website, trinity.cdeducation. org.

"The Legacy of Learning is our main fundraiser, except for a few small events," Hackman said. "Last year, we raised about $25,000, which I think is pretty good for one night and a small school."

All proceeds will help the Home and School Association fund enrichment activities for students at Trinity and at the Trinity preschool at St. Margaret, Hackman said.

The association helped to fund the renovation of the school library and pays the cost of activities such as author visits, science camps, field trips, COSI on Wheels and Biztown. It also funds scholarships and teacher requests for classroom equipment and supplies, she said.

Cocktails, a buffet dinner, dessert and a $25 donation to the home and school association all are covered by the $50 ticket price. The evening will include musical entertainment provided by a disc jockey from SOS Audio, a green-screen photo, and live and silent auctions.

Auction items will include a combination limo package and beer tasting at Barley's; a combination pig roast and three hours of DJ service from SOS Audio; and a dinner at Buca Di Beppo provided by Msgr. John Cody of St. Christopher Church.

"We're continuing to put together our full slate of auction items. We'll have a great assortment of items up for bid," Hackman said.

A Teacher's Star Board again will be set up at the event, and guests will be able to pick a teacher's request and help sponsor the special items requested for his or her classroom, she said.

A wine-bottle table also will be set up, and guests who purchase a bottle of wine from the table will receive a gift certificate ranging from $20 to $50 to a local restaurant.

"The Legacy of Learning is always a really fun evening, and you don't have to be the parent of a Trinity student to take part," Hackman said.

Anyone unable to attend the March 9 event but who wants to make a cash donation or donate an auction item may email Hackman at