CRSM Founders’ Dinner Celebrates Long-time Supporters Ed and Dorothy Wehmer and Others Helping Students to Write New Chapters

May 10, 2023 | Development

Over 180 guests raised more than $520,000 Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Founders’ Dinner benefiting CRSM students as they strive to create new stories on their journey to adulthood.  At the event, “Writing New Chapters,” the CRSM community honored Ed and Dorothy Wehmer for their loyal support from the very beginning.

“Thank you for being here tonight, and even more importantly, thank you for being Founders of our school,” said Preston Kendall, president of CRSM. “As Founders, you are co-authors along with our students, as they navigate high school, attend college, pursue professional careers, and explore their next chapter in life. We are grateful for all of you.” 

The evening began with a 5 p.m. Mass celebrated by Fr. Ted Munz, SJ, followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and after party.

Sponsors of the Founders’ Dinner included: Presenting Sponsors: Deborah and Ray Guerin; Lake Forest Bank & Trust and The Clerics of Saint Viator (Viatorians). Visionary Sponsors included: Abbott and Hollister. Academic Sponsors included: Charles W. & Patricia S. Bidwill Foundation; Kirkland and Ellis; The Rosenbloom Family; Perry Family Charitable Foundation and Clarke and Pat Smith.  Professional Sponsors included: AbbVie; Andy and Lynn Kopon; NM Lake Forest Hospital; Society of the Holy Child Jesus and Underwriters Laboratories Standards & Engagement.