Lourdes University will host its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event, Luminations, on April 29, 2017 at the Franciscan Center. An audience of over 500 guests will gather to celebrate higher education and raise funds for student scholarships. The event will be hosted by honorary co-chairs, Mike and Jennifer Koralewski and Lourdes President, Mary Ann Gawelek and her husband Frank Kleshinski.

Featured during this special evening is an exceptional silent auction with over 100 packages donated by various businesses and individuals in the community. Guests will enjoy a remarkable assortment of fine grazing stations and cocktails, while mingling and shopping.

As the evening progresses, our guests will move into the theatre for the entertainment program. The 2017 line-up includes the Ballet Theatre of Toledo, Toledo Opera and Toledo Symphony.  Also joining us this year will be the Toledo School for the Arts’ Afro-Caribbean Dance & Drum Ensemble. Performing in the Commons after the entertainment program, for our guests’ enjoyment will be local band, Organized K-OS.

Sponsorship, advertising and silent auction donation opportunities are available. For more information, please call 419-824-3751 or email

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Silent Auction Donation


Our Sponsors

Our special thanks to our sponsors. You do make a difference!

Platinum Sponsors

First Solar

Harvey & Connie Tolson

Gold Sponsors

Comfort Line/Fiber Frame

Directions Credit Union

H.O.T. Printing & Graphics

Mass Mutual

Owens Corning

Root, Inc

Sisters of St. Francis

Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

AVI Fresh

Buckeye Broadband


Hylant & Travelers

MT Business Technologies, Inc./RICOH

OCP Contractors, Inc.

Program Solutions Group


The Andersons

The Blade

Toledo Lucas County Public Library


Entertainment Sponsor

Office Furniture Warehouse