Green and White Gala Raises Record-Breaking $460,000

Whitfield’s Green and White Gala took place on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis and raised an all-time high of $460,000!  The celebration honored the legacies of Head of School John Delautre and long-time faculty member Sheila McCarthy for their years of service and tremendous contributions to the Whitfield community.

The gala was attended by 300 guests including Whitfield parents, alumni, parents of alumni, Trustees, faculty, staff and friends. The evening included a VIP reception with the honorees and silent and live auctions.

The highlight of the evening was a special tribute program emceed by Board Chair Ron Fox ’74 celebrating the accomplishments of John and Sheila. Following the tributes, guests raised their paddles and collectively made donations to the school totaling a record-breaking $227,000! The celebration continued with an after party including live music by Jessica Butler and the JB’s and a late-night snack of Imo’s Pizza.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event and a special thank you to our gala sponsors.

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Board Chair Ron Fox and Head of School John Delautre
Faculty members Todd Gienke and Sheila McCarthy
Caitlin and Lee Rhodes '94, Valerie and Jim Hoffmann, Kristin '99 and Scott '98 Rhodes, Haley and Logan Fuller
Chris Pollnow '01, Laura Pollnow Bryan '97 and Andy Bryan, Jacklyn and David Pollnow '96
Abhay Laddu and Rekha Ramanuja, Jillian and Raphael Thomadsen
Guests raising their paddles during the auction