Three honorees will be recognized at the 13th annual Mater Christi Award Gala of Immaculata Academy, scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in Michael's Banquet Facility.
This year's award recipients are the Rev. Joseph Benicewicz, president of St. Francis High School; Army Col. Beverly A. Schwenk Pritchett, '75, of Orchard Park; and the Vukelic family, owners of Try-It Distributing.
Honorees are chosen based on outstanding personal commitment and contribution toward building greater communities.
All proceeds from the annual dinner benefit the young women of Immaculata through funding of scholarships, providing tutition assistance and supporting academic programs.
Chairmen for the gala are Dr. Peter and Mary Ann Starkey and Patrick Heraty. Heraty and Dr. Starkey are members of the academy's board of trustees; Mary Ann Starkey is a volunteer at the school as well as at SS. Peter and Paul parish and St. Francis High School.
For gala reservations, call the academy's Department of Institutional Advancement at 648-4307.