2017 Salute to Catholic School Alumni Honorees
Held on the evening of March 14 in the Grand Ballroom of downtown Louisville’s Galt House Hotel, the Salute hosted a sell-out crowd of nearly 1,800 guests, continuing its tradition as a hallmark community event in the Commonwealth.
This year’s event generated a new record high of $825,000 in net proceeds, rocketing past the previous year record of $750,000. All of the funds from the Salute will be used to provide tuition assistance to families who cannot afford the full cost of a Catholic elementary education for their children. The Archdiocese of Louisville sponsors 40 Catholic elementary schools in central Kentucky with aggregate student enrollments of 13,500.
This highly successful event was co-chaired by the Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, and Mr. Michael K. Ash, Regional President of Fifth Third Bank Kentucky.
The event is presented chronologically below, starting from top to bottom. To view speeches and vignette videos from the event, click on the links below each speaker.