RISE UP, hosted by our Auxiliary Board, brought together over 400 professionals, donors and friends who believe that education and work experience are the keys to opportunity. This year, RISE UP was held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall to kick off our 10th school year in style! This year’s theme, “CTK Turns 10,” added an adult twist to a ten-year old's birthday party with top shelf cocktails, whimsical appetizers, playful games, and silent auction items that are sure to be on your birthday list.
More than just a great party, the guests and sponsors of RISE UP provided over $120,000 in critical financial aid for our students, sponsoring tuition assistance awards for our entire freshman class. These funds support Christ the King students and families to keep our $2,700 annual tuition affordable, allowing them to choose a safe, Jesuit, college prep education. Thank you for your commitment to education by helping to transform the lives of our students.
One of our first college graduates, Kyara '12, spoke at last year's event about how Christ the King prepared her to be successful in college and continues to connect her to opportunities as an alum. She is the first college graduate in her family.
"CTK prepared me to be a loving, hardworking, reliable, and independent individual who strives for greatness in all that I do....I have been blessed to be part of a school whose goal is to change the West Side community by starting with the youth. I encourage you to join me and get involved."
As a young school with a small alumni network, our students need your help to succeed.Thank you for joining us to celebrate 10 years and for taking the first step to get more involved and make an even greater difference in the lives of our students.