Green & White Gala



Saturday, April 1, 2023

Four Seasons Saint Louis
999 N. 2nd Street
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Cocktail Attire


2023 Gala Honorees will be announced soon.


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.


Additional event photos are posted on our social media platforms.

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
Abhay Laddu and Rekha Ramanuja, Jillian and Raphael Thomadsen
Chris Pollnow '01, Laura Pollnow Bryan '97 and Andy Bryan, Jacklyn and David Pollnow '96
Austin Smith '12, Michael Schifano, Kaycee Cohen, Ian Scharf
Jim and Mary Howe, Barbi and Bill Macon
Jim Stokes and Jo Zhou, Molly and Amos Curlee '90
Whitfield faculty and staff members
Sarah and Todd Kaye
Maya Gross '16, Natalie Delautre '16 and Carmela Braga '16
Griffin Diemer '12 and Sheri and Paul Diemer
Dan Miller '12 and Katie Prosser
Dianna and Ron Fox '74
Logan and Melissa (Howe) O'Connor '08
Steve and Pearl Nordlund
Tom Hough Jr. '09, Suzanne and Tom Hough
Shari and Gil Gross with Maya Gross '16
Sheila McCarthy and Tom and Dede Farquhar
Marla Ruff and Marci Boyer
Mano and Dheeraj Patri
Jeff and Carol Solomon
Harold Barker and Laura Lotz '95
Board Chair Ron Fox '74 and Jane Piper Gleason '70
Ray and Laurie Van de Riet
Adam and Laura Baer and Henry Baer '15
Anthony Minorini '12 and Paul Minorini
Vicki Finn and Pam McReynolds
Flip '70 and Candy Cady
Evan '06 and Melissa Milnor
David Ott '91 and Margaret McDonald
Jonathan Norris '00 and his son, Jayden '21
Head of School John Delautre at the podium
Guests raising their paddles during the auction
Jessica Butler and the JB’s performing after the Green and White Gala
Bidders during the live auction


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John Delautre, Head of School 2011 - 2022


Over the last decade, as Head of School John Delautre has achieved an impressive number of accomplishments. An intellectual leader, John worked with the school community to develop and implement a visionary strategic plan; ran a successful $10 million dollar campaign to support that plan and improve the school’s financial strength; formalized the Habits of Mind & Heart as the centerpiece of the Whitfield experience; strengthened our academic program, faculty and administrative team; and, created and oversaw a dynamic international program that has greatly enriched the lives of so many in our school community. John also helped Whitfield attract and maintain a consistently strong enrollment of outstanding students.

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Sheila McCarthy, Faculty 1987 - 2021


Sheila McCarthy is the longest-serving Whitfield faculty member, on staff from 1987 - 2021, and certainly one of the most beloved and well-respected. During her tenure she taught math and worked in the college counseling office, but is best known for her years teaching Latin. “Magistra,” as her students devotedly call her, epitomizes Warrior pride. When a Whitfield team is competing, it’s a safe bet that Sheila is in attendance – either as a fan, running the clock or overseeing the scorer’s table. The same holds true for concerts, plays, grade level exhibitions, art shows, and more. She will be remembered fondly for her enthusiasm and unwavering commitment to go above-and-beyond daily professional responsibilities, of being kind and doing the right thing, and of always being there for students, parents, colleagues and alumni.



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Jim & Jennifer Koman

Dianna & Ron Fox '74

Nancy & Steve Fox

Mary & Jim Howe

Kyle ’96 & Lauren (Weissman) Kerner ’96

Derik & Jackie King

Phil & Elizabeth Levy

Bill & Marion Margulis

Karen Myers

Logan & Melissa (Howe) O’Connor ’08 

David & Amy Payne

Steve & Pearl Nordlund


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Contact Kelly Edwards, 314-415-1254
Director of Development