ELBURNâ€”The 47th-annual Salute to Youth Dinner, Marmion Academyâ€™s annual black-tie benefit, recently brought together friends of Marmion to honor the students of the Class of 2009.
This yearâ€™s benefit, April 25 at Drury Lane in Oak Brook, Ill., raised more than $180,000, which will benefit the educational programs of the Academyâ€™s college-preparatory curriculum.
Besides honoring the Class of 2009, the evening was dedicated to Gerard Dempsey of Elburn, Dr. Edward Garrity of Aurora and Jerry Hammes of South Bend, Ind., recipients of Abbey Affiliate Membership.
Affiliate Membership is a special sharing in the mission, good works and prayers of the monks of Marmion. First conferred in 1980, just 22 men have been so honored with this unique recognition.
For more information on this event, as well as next yearâ€™s Salute to Youth Dinner, call (630) 897-6936, ext. 244.