Drexel Dinner 2024
Break Bread with St. Michael Indian School at the Drexel Dinner!
SMIS is pleased to announce the fourth annual Drexel Dinner in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the Weidner Hall at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. The Drexel Dinner is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the amazing progress at St. Michael Indian School, and we will honor our supporters who make our success possible. As part of the program, the school will present three recognition awards. Annual Fund Chairs are Grant and Kathy Getman.
5:00 PM Cocktail Hour
St. Katharine Drexel Chapel open
6:00 PM Dinner and Program
The Saint Katharine Drexel Partner in Mission Award signifies the dedication to the continued vision and mission of St. Michael Indian School. Robert F. Moran is the 2024 recipient.
The Saint Francis of Assisi Service Award is given in recognition to the volunteer who demonstrates service to others and the school. The recipient this year is LaSalle College High School.
The St. Michael Indian School Legacy Award is to recognize individuals and organizations whose philanthropic achievements have made an impact on St. Michael Indian School.
Tickets, table hosting, and sponsorships are still available.
$1,000 Partner Sponsorship: 1 Table (seats 6), half-page ad in the program, sponsorship recognition on social media outlets and newsletters
*All ads will remain for 2024
Contact Renee.Tsinnie@smischools.org at 505-979-5590 ext. 3036 for sponsorship opportunities.
Thank you to Arizona Leadership Foundation, the Drexel Dinner Premier Event Sponsor
Many years ago, Sister Loyola Edelen, SBS, would travel with students to host a fun evening dinner at St. Joan of Arc in Phoenix, AZ. Upon her passing in December 2008, the dinners ended abruptly. Many supporters of St. Michael Indian School reside in Phoenix and the surrounding areas and today generously support the school through the Arizona Tax Credit programs, parish partnerships like the Adopt-A-Family Christmas program and monetary gifts of support to assist the annual fund of the school. St. Michael Indian School was founded by Saint Katharine Drexel in 1902. The doors opened in December of 1902 welcoming the first students to educational opportunities in their local communities. 120 years later, SMIS is a leader in education by educating preschool through high school students in St. Michaels, Arizona on the Navajo Nation. Learn more about the school's history and today's presence in education. LEARN MORE
Student success of the Diverse Talents and Achievements within our School Community
Elementary Girls Cross Country Triumph: The elementary girls' cross country team's remarkable achievement in clinching the AZ Youth XC State Title speaks volumes about the season marked by exceptional teamwork, unwavering dedication, and admirable sportsmanship. Coaches are elementary teachers and young alumni.
Graduating Class Achievements: In our most recent graduating class, we are proud to have a Gates Millennium Scholar, a testament to our commitment to academic excellence. Additionally, many graduates have declared majors in medical, science, and technology, reflecting our educational foundation's strength. With a graduation rate of 97% and a 93% post secondary enrollment rate, we celebrate the success and perseverance of our students.
Poetry Out Loud Excellence: A high school student reached top finalist status in the Poetry Out Loud competition, competing at the highest level among the state's most talented poets. This accomplishment reflects the depth of artistic talent within our student body and faculty club advisement in extracurriculars and clubs.
Spiritual Formation and Leadership: Middle and high school students took the initiative to establish the first Devotion to Mary club, promoting spiritual formation within our community. This club has become a source of inspiration, leading rosary sessions and prayers within the school, fostering a sense of spiritual growth and unity.
These success stories demonstrate our students' well-rounded and accomplished nature, encompassing sports, academics, arts, and spirituality. We celebrate our students' achievements and their positive impact on our school community.