Notre Dame Academy’s biggest fundraising event of the year is coming up this Saturday at the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Jeanne Stangel, VP of advancement at the academy, joined Brittany Falkers on Local 5 This Morning to talk about TritonFest 2016.
The event directly supports more than 800 students in faith-filled learning experiences that lead to a lifetime of opportunities.
“We have been doing this for 25 years, we really branded TritonFest in about 2003. Since then we have raised over $3 million for tuition expenses and scholarships for our students,” said Stangel.
Stangel says more than 300 parents and staff members volunteer their time and talent to make the gala event a success.
“We have a lot of parents who volunteer to help in a committee of over 30 people who help put this together,” Stangel said. “It attracts about 500 people.”
Attendees can enjoy a live and silent auction, cash raffles, a culinary dinner and live entertainment.
Auction items include four tickets to see Brett Favre being inducted into the Hall of Fame (includes concert, ceremony and Hall of Fame game), floor tickets to see Adele in Chicago, and even tickets to The Masters in Augusta.
Stangel says the primary focus of the event – is the students.
“What we are doing really is to enhance the academic experience, to provide them with opportunities,” Stangel added. “A lot of this money goes towards scholarships or enhancing our academic programs which is really to benefit our families.”