Nativity Catholic Cluster: Nativity of our Lord and St. Johns Parishes

Annual GALA

Annual GALA

Oct 27, 2018: The 2018 Annual Nativity Catholic School Gala

The Nativity Catholic School Gala is our primary school fundraiser! The first event occurred in 1984 and it has been going strong ever since. It is vital to bridge the financial gap between the operating costs of our school and the tuition that is charged.

We celebrate the great things that God has done for our school. It is a fun and exciting way to unite parents, faculty, staff, families, volunteers and our community in one common cause. By obtaining donations, the event focuses on tapping sources of income beyond the pocketbooks of our parents. It is a way to keep our tuition rates low, while still meeting our financial obligations.

Additionally, it is an evening of fellowship within our community that highlights the many attributes of our wonderful school and helps to continue the legacy of educational excellence and character development found at Nativity Catholic School. It is a semi-formal, community-wide event.

Gala Intro Letter

Highlights of the Gala

Not only will you enjoy dinner, drinks, fun conversations and fellowship, you will also find…

Silent & Live Auctions

Filled with vacation opportunities, unique events, gift certificates, gift baskets, jewelry, sporting goods and other items.

All items procured for our silent and live auction are generously donated by our school families, church parishioners, friends and local businesses.

Sign up Parties

Parent volunteers host “a party” on behalf of the school.  A predetermined number of spaces to these parties are sold at the Gala.  Each year, new and fun ideas are available and sought after.


Ladies and Mens Raffles

Special raffles are put together for the ladies and gentleman attending the event. Past prizes have been extremely popular and fun!

Ways to Particpate

  • Attend
  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Advertise
  • Sponsor the Event
  • Pray for a successfull event!

 Donate to the GALA

Opportunities are everywhere! We live in a small city! Everybody knows someone, who knows someone! Get inspired and inspire others to donate! Donations are collected in September and October of each year. However, feel free to bring any item in to the Parish Office throughout the summer.

Handmade Items, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Gift Certificates From Your Business, Creative Gift Baskets, New Household Items
Destinations & Trips
Vacation homes, cabins, hotels, resorts
Tickets for Sporting Events/Music Festivals/Plays, “Stay-cation” opportunities, Guided trips, Unique experiences in the outdoors!
Lessons and Classes
Donate a few hours teaching someone your special skills!  Or recruit a community member to do the same! Lessons for cooking, athletic skill development, photography, music or tutoring to name a few

Advertising Opportunities

Advertise your business in our Nativity Gala booklet.  The booklet is distributed to over 700 families in the Rhinelander area. Contact the parish office or the event coordinator, Brett Aylesworth, to purchase an advertisement.

Sponsoring the Event

This option enables your business to secure additional marketing value via expanded visibility and prominence in our gala booklet. Your support will directly benefit the students in areas such as operating expense support, new technology, facility upgrades and/or educational materials.

Gala Solicitation Form

GALA Contacts

Brett Aylesworth (Coordinator) – 715-550-0116 or

Melanie Nycz (Principal) 715-362-5588 or

Parish Office – 715-362-3169

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