Padua Academy Laura BushPadua Academy will honor Former First Lady Laura Bush at 2013 Dinner in Honor of Women’s Achievement.
The gala will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront 6pm Reception 7pm Dinner & Program. One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in literacy, education, and the importance of service.
Proceeds Benefit Padua Academy Annual Fund. General Admission tickets include Reception, dinner, and program at $150 per person. Seating is Limited RSVP by April 1, 2013.Patt Ciarrocchi CBS3 News Philadelphia

Padua is also pleased to announce that Pat Ciarrocchi, Padua alum and Anchor for CBS3 News and Co-Host of Talk Philly, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

For information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets, contact Chad Kifer at (302) 421-3765 or [email protected].

About Padua Academy

Padua Academy is a four year Catholic high school for young women that was founded in 1954 by Rev. Joseph L. McCoy, O.S.F.S. and built by the members of St. Anthony of Padua parish. In the early years, members of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia administered and staffed the school. To insure a continuing tradition in the founding spirit, St. Francis de Sales and St. Francis of Assisi were chosen as the patrons of the school.

Padua Academy students are from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and study in a community rooted in the Gospel and modeled on the values of St. Francis de Sales and St. Francis of Assisi. We endeavor to provide an academic environment which fosters respect for knowledge and for the uniqueness of individuals in relationship to each other, and which nurtures the whole person while challenging her to accept the responsibilities of global stewardship. The school motto, “Suaviter sed fortiter,” translates as “Softly, but strongly,” and reminds us of the qualities of an educated woman: nurturing and responsive to the uniqueness of others, yet purposeful and determined, accepting a responsible role in the global community.