February was a big month for fundraising events, and Printing Partners is proud to have been directly involved with three successful fundraising events that benefited Bishop Chatard High School, the Center for Leadership Development and the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
CHATARD-A-BRATION is Bishop Chatard High School’s annual fundraiser that allows BCHS to continue to enhance its curricular and extra-curricular activities, hire and retain dedicated and talented teachers, administrators, moderators and coaches as well as provides the school the opportunity to offer tuition discounts and assistance to families that would not otherwise be able to provide their children the remarkable experience that BCHS strives to provide for its students. With the theme of “Nashville Nights,” this year’s CHATARD-A-BRATION included both a silent and live auction alongside a dance floor where attendees could two-step to the sounds of Howl at the Moon’s dueling pianos. Printing Partners is proud to have been a top-level “Trojan Pride” sponsor for the event that raised $250,000 to help further the success of BCHS in its efforts to provide its students a meaningful educational experience.
Printing Partners owners, Michael & Joel O’Brien, participated in the inaugural Indianapolis 100 Men Who Cook presented by Old National Bank that took place February 18 to benefit the Center for Leadership Development. The O’Briens put on their aprons and whipped up two delicious dishes: He-Man Cheese Dip and Tenderloin Sliders with Pistachio Relish. The brothers spent the weeks leading up to the event gathering donations in the form of tips and Printing Partners generously matched all tips left for the O’Briens up to the day prior to the event. In total, the O’Briens raised $3,145 and won the trophy for Best Appetizer at the event. In the end, the event raised a total of $205,000 to advance the mission of the Center for Leadership Development which is to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders.
For the 18th year, Printing Partners was the proud Title Sponsor of The IRT Celebrity Radio Show, the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s annual fundraising event. Each year, local VIPs gather in costume acting out parts of a script – while sometimes throwing in some improv – and present a live show as a 1940s radio show. This year’s show, Guess Who’s Coming to Supper, featured a cast that included many familiar faces such as Pat MacAfee, former Indianapolis Colts Punter, WISH-TV’s Lauren Lowrey, Tom Griswold of The Bob & Tom Show, Mayor Joe Hogsett as well as many other notable Indianapolis VIPs. This year’s IRT Celebrity Radio show presented by Printing Partners raised $226,000 to ensure that quality live theatre stays in our community for a long time to come.