Join us at Luminations, Lourdes University’s premier scholarship fundraising event!

Lourdes University will host its signature fundraising event, Luminations, on Saturday, April 28, 2018 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Franciscan Center. Each year, an audience of over 500 guests gather to celebrate higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. The event will be hosted by honorary co-chairs, Ramy and Faye Eidi along with Lourdes President, Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek and her husband Frank Kleshinski. Featured during this special evening is a unique silent auction, an assortment of fine grazing stations, and cocktails with live music provided by Organized K-OS. As the evening progresses, our guests will move into the theatre for an entertaining program from the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, the Toledo Opera, and the Toledo Symphony.

Please see the Luminations 2018 – Silent Auction Preview list featuring:

  • Item #100 – A Big Night on Broadway
  • Item #101 – Napa Valley Experience for (2)
  • Item #102 – British Bounty Basket
  • Item #103 – A Case of French Wines
  • Item #104 – Dinner with Lourdes University President, Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek
  • Item #105 – One Week Stay in Brussels

Tickets are $125 for general seating and $150 for reserved seating, which includes acknowledgement in the program. Full tables are also available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 419-824-3751. Reservations are requested by April 20, 2018. Deadline to purchase patron tickets/table is April 9, 2018 to be included in the program.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Ramy and Faye Eidi
  • Harvey and Connie Tolson

Gold Sponsors:

  • Directions Credit Union
  • First Solar
  • Owens Corning
  • Program Solutions Group
  • ProMedica
  • Root Inc.
  • Sisters of St. Francis
  • Steel Dynamics
  • The LaValley Family Foundation

Silver Sponsors:

  • AVI Foodsystems
  • Hart Inc.
  • MT Business Technologies Inc.
  • OCP Contractors Inc.
  • The Andersons Inc.

Print Sponsor:

  • H.O.T. Printing & Graphics


Sponsorship, advertising, and silent auction donation opportunities are still available. Donation forms are listed below:

Advertising & Sponsorship Form

Silent Auction Form

For more information, contact Abbie Hall, Advancement Events Coordinator, at 419-824-3751 or