SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023 | 6 PM - 10 PM
6 PM Reception | 7 PM seated Dinner with Program

St. John XXIII College Preparatory - Student Center 
1800 W. Grand Parkway N | Katy, TX 77493

The St. John XXIII College Preparatory Heart of a Lion Gala and Auction is being held on April 15, 2023, at St. John XXIII in Katy, TX and we are seeking event sponsors for this special event.
If you are not familiar with St. John XXIII, please allow us to share a little about why our school is unique and why we are reaching out to you:

  • St. John XXIII is a non-profit Catholic High School, established just 18 years ago in the greater Katy area.
  • The SJ23 House System—a first in Texas—places every student into one of five Houses that develops leadership skills and promotes school spirit, fellowship, spirituality, and academic achievement.
  • To ensure all students can realize their academic potential, our Learning Center offers individualized support to students with learning differences.
  • Our Campus Ministry program prepares students to face the challenges of today’s culture, develops a community service mindset through individual and group volunteerism, and organizes student retreats.
  • Through our financial aid program, we provide tuition assistance to deserving families seeking unique educational opportunities for their students.
Derby Glam Options
Ladies: Casual or Sunday best celebrating the glamour of the Derby!  Spring dresses, pastel-colored suits, or bold separates that coordinate with their Derby headwear.
Accessories to consider:  HATS can be decorated with flowers, feathers, bows and ribbons of any color – there are no rules or limits.
"A hat can not only change your day, but it can also change your life!" - Jenny Pfanenstiel
Men: Casual or sports coats with fun prints – think sun drenched, tropical colors or busy plaid and bright pastels.
Accessories: Ties, loafers, top it off with a fedora or bowler hat
** Please note, these are just options. All are welcome and dress is Sunday dress if you don’t have a desire to “dress up.”
Consider Making a Donation to the Auction

The Gala offers a wide variety of items, and your donations of any size and type are greatly appreciated. 

Your donation need not be limited to the suggestions on the registries. Popular auction items include the use of vacation homes, tickets to sporting and theater events, high-tech gadgets, handmade items and jewelry.

Become a Volunteer
You can make a difference by lending your expertise at the GALA.
Signup HERE

You can make a donation at any of the registries below or contribute to our Gala House Baskets HERE

St. John XXIII College Preparatory

1800 W. Grand Parkway N. | Katy, Texas 77449
p 281.693.1000
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Our Mission
St. John XXIII College Preparatory forms the hearts and minds of young men and women in a Christ-centered community dedicated to academic excellence, the pursuit of virtue, and service to others in the Tradition of the Catholic Church.