The 16th annual Luminations!, Lourdes University’s signature scholarship fundraising event was held April 30 at the Franciscan Center. Since its inaugural event, Luminations! has brought in more than $2.6 million for student scholarships.
The honorary chair for the event is the Makulinski Family including Mark, Rose and Eleanor Makulinski; Regina and Raeann Demock; Jennifer and Craig Krueger; David and Christina Makulinski; Rob and Sherri Makulinski; Marie, Chuck, Meghan and Chelsea Slates; Kent, Sally and Paul Makulinski; Brian and Jenai Makulinski; and Matt Makulinski.
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed cocktails, grazing stations, a live student auction, an expansive silent auction and music by the Maxx Band. In the theatre, attendees were entertained with performances by the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and vocalist and local entertainer Kelly Broadway, along with performers from the Croswell Opera House. Lourdes alumna Chrys Peterson was the emcee for the evening.
Platinum sponsors for the event were Harvey and Connie Tolson, John and Sarah Bates, The Makulinski Family Foundation and Steel Dynamics.