6410 South Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-324-1020      Fax: 773-324-9235

Caravan GALA


Save the Date for the Caravan Gala!

March 2, 2019, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The Caravan Gala is a dinner, auction, and celebration that supports the Mount Carmel Educational Foundation.
The price of a Catholic education continues to rise and as an institution, Mount Carmel remains committed to educating some of Chicago’s finest young men. Maximizing the amount of aid available to our families is a top priority, and your support for the Gala will make an immediate difference at the school.


The Caravan Gala benefits the Mount Carmel Educational Foundation. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to fund the gap between the cost of tuition and the true cost of a Mount Carmel education. By keeping tuition at an affordable level, the school can welcome more families to experience the Carmelite values and character building, as well as the male brain focused strategies that highlight the all-boys education. Investments made to the Foundation in the form of outright gifts, planned gifts and gifts of stock all ensure a source of funding for the school in perpetuity. In addition to helping control tuition costs for Mount Carmel families, this funding provides funds for facility improvements around the campus.


The annual Saint Albert Award recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the Mount Carmel community.  The 2019 Saint Albert Award will be presented to Fr. David Dillon, O.Carm. '57, in recognition of devoting his ministry to Mount Carmel. In 1967, he returned to Mount Carmel as a Carmelite and served as a teacher, Vice Principal and Principal. His inspiration to bus student to 64th and Dante in the mid 1970's made a Catholic, Carmelite education accessible to students throughout Chicagoland and northwest Indiana. Fr. Dave reviatlized the Alumni Association, establishing the Hall of Fame and Man of the Year awards.  Recognizing the need to ensure a perpetual source of funding for future men of Carmel, he started the Advancement Department and was instrumental in the creation of the Mount Carmel Educational Foundation.  Mount Carmel has been given the gift of Fr. Dave's devotion, energy and faith, and that is all the evidence one needs of God's love for his children.


March 2, 2019 
6:00 PM


Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
541 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL
Chicago Ballroom, 5th Floor


A block of rooms has been made available at the Marriott for Gala attendees at the disounted rate of $149 per night. To book, visit: https://book.passkey.com/e/49859229


We are always on the lookout for items to add to our incredibly popular Live and Silent Auctions. In 2018, we auctioned off more than 100 wonderful items, including premium sports and theater tickets, collector memorabilia, and unique travel experiences. If you would like to participate in the 2019 Gala by donating an auction item, please contact Mike Holland '98 and mholland@mchs.org.


Mr. Mike Holland '98
Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement
773.324.1020, ext 285

Caravan Gala Tickets

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Dinner Sponsors

Cocktail Sponsor

Heads or Tails Sponsor

Digital Sponsors

Thank you!

Thank you to all the alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who supported the Caravan Gala on March 10, 2018! Watch the video below that shows some of the many students yours donation helped. As a member of the Caravan, we are never alone. Students receive support throughout their journey at Mount Carmel, in many ways, from many people, including faculty, staff, friends, and family. Sometimes the greatest support comes from the people they don’t see every day, like many who attended the Gala. We thank you all for your support and your generosity. The success of Mount Carmel High School and it’s students is directly related to your guidance and support.


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