Thank You For Supporting Our 15th Annual Celebration Dinner

Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, supported, or volunteered at this year’s 15th Annual Celebration Dinner! The evening truly was exceptional, filled with inspiring student and parent speakers, impactful videos, and engaging enrichment performances. Your generosity makes a real, tangible difference in the lives of our students and we are so grateful for your continued commitment to the Access Dinner and our mission. We’d also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our performers and speakers, including:

  • Alexander Dominguez (St. John Vianney High School ’28, St. Cecilia School & Academy ‘24)
  • Mckenzie Renfroe (Tuskegee University ’27, Lutheran High School North ’23)
  • Gwendolyn Fitzpatrick and her daughters, Jada Davis (Jackson State University ’24, Cardinal Ritter College Prep ’20) and Jordan Davis (North Carolina A&T State University ’27, CRCP ’23)
  • 2024 Pillar Award Winner, Ms. Mary McGeathy of Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School
  • Mentors In Motion and Instructor Teff Deezy
  • The Sister Thea Bowman Choir and ‘Bow-Botz’ Robotics Team

It was an all-star lineup, and they did an amazing job inspiring us with their achievements, dedication, talent, and passion. Their contributions made the evening unforgettable!

And finally, a special note of appreciation to Birch and Cathie Mullins and Susi and Stephanie Nava. Birch, a former Access board member, and his wife Cathie made a generous donation that included the books used in each table’s centerpiece. Those books will be donated to our students and put to good use this fall.

Meanwhile, Susi, an Access alumna (Notre Dame High School – St. Louis ’20, STC ’16) and owner of Susi’s Creations, provided our dinner speakers with the most beautiful floral bouquets and centerpieces for the tables. She and her sister Stephanie also donated their time to help set up the ballroom. We are blessed to have such wonderful alumni and supporters!

Missed the dinner? No worries! You can still catch all the highlights, including our new animation, commercial, and photos, by clicking below.

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