Sister Susan Gatz (first row, second from the left), a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, was among the six distinguished alumni of Catholic schools who were honored during the 33rd annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner on March 8 at the Galt House in downtown Louisville. The event, hosted by the Catholic Education Foundation, saw a record crowd of 1,400 people in attendance.
Sister Susan was recognized for her outstanding achievements and contributions to Catholic education.
The event aims to lift the hopes and dreams of thousands of young Catholic school students and their families through the life-changing gift of Catholic education.
The Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner also honored other distinguished alumni of Catholic schools, as well as Deacon Greg Gitschier, who received the Community Service Award, and St. Gregory School teacher Terry Rogan, who received the 2023 Father Joseph McGee Award. The event was emceed by Richard A. Lechleiter, the foundation’s president, and featured Father Mike Schmitz as the keynote speaker, who emphasized the importance of Catholic schools in proclaiming Christ to students.