Legacy Gala

Thank you, everyone, for making the Legacy Gala great!



Thank you Legacy Gala Sponsors:

Brian Helms w/ Edina Realty, www.brianhelms.com

Huntington Learning Center; www.huntingtonhelps.com/center/plymouth

Nancy Norling DDS, www.drnorling.com

Summit Financial Advisors, www.summitadvisorsmn.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes, www.nothingbundtcakes.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. to midnight

The Legacy Gala continues our long-standing tradition of outreach and partnership between Ascension and Holy Name Schools. Our goal is to inspire outreach as 21st Century Disciples to ensure access to Catholic education for those in need. Help us to carry on that Legacy on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Wayzata Country Club for a fun and faith-filled event. 

Tickets are on sale now! Purchase online at www.holyname17.gesture.com or stop by the parish office.

There are still tickets available!  Stop into the parish office or putchase online, the price is $85.  

Late Night tickets available. Busy early in the evening with other activities? Than this is your ticket! Participate in the silent auction via your phone and then arrive at Wayzata Country Club to join the fun at 8:30 PM. You will enjoy two complimentary cocktails, the late night dessert bar, music & dancing!

Silent Auction and Bidding

Legacy Gala Silent Auction On-line bidding begins March 6!

If you can’t make it to the Gala this year, you can still participate in our silent auction. Bid anywhere! You can use your phone, tablet or computer to bid on some fabulous sports tickets, restaurant gift certificates, spa packages, museum and so much more!

Log on to www.HolyName17.gesture.com. The silent auction closes the night of the Gala at 7 p.m.

Are you wondering why there is a  garden house in the church parking lot?  This custom-made Garden House will be up for bid during the Legacy Gala live auction.

 This one of kind Garden House is perfect for any backyard! Not a gardener?  This multi-use 8x10 structure converts to a playhouse for the kids or a screened-in porch, so you can enjoy Minnesota summer nights without the hassle of mosquitos.  Features red cedar siding, storm windows & doors, green-treated base, fiber glass  roof (warranty up to 10 years), and electricity.  The clear roof allows sunlight in during the day and star gazing at night! Who gets to decide? Will mom get a garden house, dad a man-cave, the kid’s a play house or will the whole family enjoy a screened-in porch? 

Can't attend the gala?  Contact Michele Kirchoff at mkirchoff@hnoj.org for proxy bidding.

Other Live Auctions items up for bid:

Martini Basket

Shaken or stirred?  Vodka or gin?  Whatever your preference, you are ready to enjoy the perfect martini with this set!

Minnesota Wild Hockey tickets

Cheer on the Wild and get a jump on tickets for the hottest team in the NHL!  Winner receives two lower bowl tickets for the 2017-2018 season and a trio of hockey pucks including one signed by Charlie Coyle.

Vancouver’s Getaway to the Pacific

Explore the beauty of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, for five days and four nights at the Fairmont Waterfront with economy class air.  Your trip for two includes daily complimentary breakfast, free concierge reservation services, and all room-related taxes.

US Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, June 15-18, 2017

Experience the gusto of America’s finest golf championship at the US Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee.  Your package includes 3 days/2 nights hotel accommodations for either Wednesday & Thursday or Friday & Saturday nights; (2) Trophy Club passes for either Thursday &
Friday or Saturday & Sunday rounds of the US Open Golf tournament; 3-day car rental; full American breakfast daily; All room-related taxes included.

Eat, Love, Pray – Pasta with the Pastor!

Experience an evening in Italy.  Join Fr. Steve and Deacon Dennis for Italian cuisine expertly prepared and hosted by Tanwi & Jason Prigge at their home.  This seven-course meal for 8 plus Fr. Steve & Deacon Dennis is sure to delight.  Enjoy fine wine, gourmet food, and great company. 

Hockey clinic with Benilde-St Margaret’s Hockey Coach, Ken Pauly

Help your child hone their hockey skills with BSM’s state winning high school hockey coach!   Coach Ken Pauly and a few of his players will run a one hour stick handling clinic for up to six children.  Ice time included and clinic to be scheduled through BSM outside the high school hockey season.

And of course fabulous Kids art created by students at Ascension and Holy Name of Jesus schools!

At the Gala

This grand event is held at the Wayzata Country Club.  Dress attire is business casual. Bring cash as there is no ATM on site.

5:30 Check-in, social hour, appetizers, silent auction

Be sure to try the signature drink “Golden Legacy” which can be purchased at the ice-sculpted drink luge sponsored by Brian Helms of Edina Realty.

6:45 Live Auction & Dinner

Dinner Menu includes choice of Almond-Parmesan Crusted Walleye Pike with a Chardonnay Cream Sauce or Hanger Steak with a Bordelaise sauce.  Dinner also includes Mandarin Spinach Salad, Baby Green-top Carrots and Wild Mushroom Risotto all prepared by the Wayzata Country Club chef.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. If you have special dietary needs, contact Molly Kukuljan at Kukuljan@q.com or 612-990-7246.

Popular dessert bar is sponsored by Nothing Bundt Cakes.

After Dinner


Music Sponsored by Huntington Learning Center


$20 per pull for a chance to win some fine wine. Everyone is a winner!

Photo Mingle, smile at our modern “photo booth”.

Stop by Photo Mingle for a personalized photo you can instantly share on Facebook and Twitter.  Keepsake prints are available for $10. Photo Mingle is sponsored by Nancy Norling, DDS

9:00 Texas Hold-Em

Tournament style play for $40, purchase your ticket at www.HolyName17.gesture.com or at the event. Limited spots available. Winner takes home an amazing gift basket.

Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets are $40 and available for purchase at the parish and school office. We cannot mail tickets for legal reasons.  

Raffle Prizes are as follows:

  • Grand prize:  This year’s Grand Prize is $5,000 in cash or an All-Inclusive Palace Resort vacation of your choice to Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel or Isla Mujeres for seven days and six nights with economy class air for two, including a $1,500 resort credit for golf, spa, or tours (trip valued at $8,300).
  • Second prize:  $2,500 cash
  • Third prize: $1,000 cash

Thank you Legacy Gala Sponsors:

Brian Helms w/ Edina Realty, www.brianhelms.com

Huntington Learning Center; www.huntingtonhelps.com/center/plymouth

Nancy Norling DDS, www.drnorling.com

Summit Financial Advisors, www.summitadvisorsmn.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes, www.nothingbundtcakes.com


For more information:

2017 Legacy Gala Chairs: Molly Kukuljan at kukuljan@q.com or 612-990-7246

Amy Servi at gabber27@aol.com or 952-3806502

Corporate and individual sponsors for this event: Molly Kukuljan at kukuljan@q.com or 612-990-7246 for a sponsorship packet.

To donate a silent or live auction item: Amy Servi at gabber227@aol.com or 952-380-6502.

Join in the fun as a volunteer: Michele Kirchoff at 763-473-7901 X120 or mkirchoff@hnoj.org.

2015 Legacy Gala

Legacy Gala FAQ’S

What is the Legacy Gala?

Formerly known as the St. Pat’s Party, the Legacy Gala is building on the tradition started by Holy Name of Jesus parishioners over twenty years ago. The Gala will continue the mission of outreach to children at both Ascension and Holy Name of Jesus Schools. Read more history in this 2015 newsletter.

I can’t attend but want to continue the Legacy. How else can I support this event?

•Donations (tax deductible) are being accepted  - donate at link on top of page or drop off at the parish office.

•Sponsor a Teacher’s Ticket (tax deductible) - sponsor a teacher ticket or drop off at the parish office.

•Ascension School welcomes and depends on volunteers from the community. Contact Michele Kirchoff, Volunteer Coordinator at mkirchoff@hnoj.org for more information.

Opportunities to help range from listening to a first grader read aloud, helping eighth-grade students prepare for the state standardized math test, to working on buildings and grounds and in the school gardens.

Watch for updates on this page, in newsletters and bulletins, and on our Facebook event page:  Facebook/hnojwayzata