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Forward in the Faith ’22 Is A Huge Hit!

Updated: May 27

God is good!


The Forward in the Faith ’22 Gala was an incredible success. Regina Angelorum Academy’s largest fundraising event raised over $150,000 for the school, far surpassing last year’s total.


See photos below!


Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hayden were honored for their years of dedicated service to RAA. The Haydens have been part of the RAA community since the beginning. They helped establish our school and provided leadership through those early and uncertain years.

Tony and Mary Kate Hayden

Our community owes them a debt of gratitude. Thank you!


Forward in the Faith was filled with joy and surrounded by the beauty at Appleford Estate in Villanova, PA. The perfect weather allowed the 160+ guests to enjoy the incredible gardens during the cocktail hour and silent auction.


During the gala, RAA student Liam Hallowell declaimed a selection from President Ronald Regan’s Address at the Brandenburg Gate (June 1987).


Our student choir performed “Panis Angelicus” by Casar Frank and “Ave Maria” by Giulio Caccini.


The assembled guests could not have been more impressed with these student performances.


The 2022 Keynote Speaker, Mr. Sohrab Ahmari, provided a thought-provoking talk entitled “Should You Think for Yourself.” This keynote address was built off of Mr. Ahmari’s latest book The Unbroken Thread.


The 2022 Forward in the Faith Gala included an incredible live and silent auction. Over 80 items were donated by generous benefactors. Together, these items helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for RAA. From original art work by RAA parents to vacation packages; from dinner gift certificates to sports experiences, there was something for everyone!


The Forward in the Faith Gala was made possible by an army of underwriters, sponsors and volunteers. We would like to thank, in a special way, our Honorary Co-Chairs, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Meigs, Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Mita.


The Host Committee deserves a special thank you. They have provided the vision and inspiration for this event. Thank you to: Mr. and Mrs. John Emery, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kotary, Mr. and Mrs. Conor Larkin, Mr. and Mrs. Vincenzo La Ruffa, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew O’Brien, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tufaro and Mr. and Mrs. Conor Lynch.


Finally, Mrs. Betsy Harvey and the Planning Committee deserve particular praise. Thank you to Jen Caviglia, Ashley Wischnowski, Khiet Luong, Dan and Jen Lorenz, Rebecca, Donaghy, Margaret Gotcher ,Yu Hong Gardener, John Boring, Renata Cruz, Katie and Andrew Amrhein, Helene and John Hallowell, Jim and Lauren Finore , Nicole Veith, Jen Sherman.


Regina Angelorum is a private, Catholic school providing a Classical, Liberal Arts education. We are a tuition driven school and we do not receive subsidy from local parishes. Fundraisers like the Forward in the Faith Gala help RAA keep the cost of our tuition as affordable as possible.


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