Luminations! brightens Lourdes scholarship fund

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.

L-R: Local entertainer Kelly Broadway talked with Lourdes graduate Chrys Peterson who served as the emcee for the event.
L-R: Local entertainer Kelly Broadway
talked with Lourdes graduate Chrys
Peterson who served as the emcee
for the event.

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.

Ohio Representative Robert Latta and his wife, Marcia Sloan Latta, mingled with guests before the entertainment.
Ohio Representative Robert Latta and
his wife, Marcia Sloan Latta, mingled
with guests before the entertainment.

 

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.

L-R: Luminations co-chairmen Mark and Rose Makulinski with Joan Livingston and Lourdes President David Livingston, Ph.D., greeted guests at the gala.
L-R: Luminations co-chairmen Mark and Rose Makulinski with Joan Livingston
and Lourdes President David Livingston, Ph.D., greeted guests at the gala.

Platinum sponsors for the event were Harvey and Connie Tolson, John and Sarah Bates, The Makulinski Family Foundation and Steel Dynamics.