Nearly 400 members of the Roncalli Catholic community came together to celebrate the 33rd annual Festa del Leone on April 9, 2022.
The event, which serves as Roncalli Catholic’s largest annual fundraiser, was held in person for the first time since 2019. Attendees celebrated this return by raising over $211,000. These funds play a critical role in providing financial aid, scholarship opportunities and other improvements to the student experience at Roncalli Catholic.
“The funds raised from Festa del Leone allow us to continue providing the Roncalli Catholic experience to students, helping them to discover wisdom, courage and faith,” President Sean Keisling said.
During the fundraiser, The Roncalli Catholic Booster Club was recognized as the recipient of this year’s Pope John XXIII Award. The award is the highest honor presented to an individual or group in the Roncalli Catholic community.
Since its formation nearly 30 years ago, the Booster Club has dedicated itself to enhancing the Roncalli Catholic community. These efforts include operating Roncalli Catholic’s concession stand, handling uniform sales and elevating the experience of athletic events for fans and students.
“Each year, volunteers contribute hours upon hours of their time toward the betterment of Roncalli Catholic,” Keisling said. “Our school benefits greatly from their commitment.”
Festa del Leone marks the final major fundraiser of Roncalli Catholic’s 2021-22 academic year. We look forward to welcoming the Roncalli Catholic community back to The Players Club on July 25, 2022 for our 32nd annual Swing with Pride.
“This has been an incredible year,” Keisling said. “We couldn’t do this without the dedication from our community who continue to support our students as they navigate their own unique paths.”
Roncalli Catholic High School offers a comprehensive college preparatory co-education as an Omaha Archdiocesan High School. Rooted in the traditions of the De LaSalle Christian Brothers and Notre Dame Sisters, Roncalli Catholic offers a faith-centered environment with an educational opportunity financially accessible to all. For more information about Roncalli Catholic High School visit our website at www.roncallicatholic.org.