Friday, April 28, 2023 | 6:30pm

South Puget Sound Community College Student Union

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Our annual Light & Truth Gala gives us the opportunity each year to celebrate the amazing young men and women of Pope John Paul II High School, while raising support for student financial assistance and operations. The entire JPII community of patrons, alumni, parents and grandparents are invited to attend. 

Meet Our 2023 Keynote Speaker, Hugh Blane

Hugh Blane is President of Claris Consulting. He is a nationally recognized business strategist hired to help organizations solve challenging business issues, strengthen personal and professional relationships, and execute on strategic initiatives with greater results. The author of 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation and Growth, and Mastering The Leadership Mindset, Hugh has published over 425 articles and videos on leadership, influence and leadership communication. He is a Leadership Challenge Master Certified Facilitator, an Advanced Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, and a graduate of the Million Dollar Consulting College. He is happily married to Alyson and they are parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Burien Washington. They are members of the Seattle Chapter of Legatus, and Hugh has facilitated Ignatian Spirituality classes at his parish for five years. 

Sneak Preview of the Gala Keynote

2023 Stewards of the Future Awardees

Sue Muller

David Spangler

James A. Connolly became the Board of Directors’ first Vice President in 2005 and served Pope John Paul II High School until his passing in 2010. Jim’s dedication to JPII and the greater community remains an incredible example of why we are here: to develop young men and women who are intellectually strong, spiritually alive, and committed to serving the needs of others. The James A. Connolly Steward of the Future Award recognizes members of our community who have, like Jim, made remarkable gifts of leadership and service to the mission of Pope John Paul II High School.

Thank you to our 2023 Light & Truth Gala Sponsors

Lux Sponsors

Veritas Sponsor

Eric & Cathy Johnson

Virtus Sponsors

Communitas Sponsor

Raffle Sponsor

Great moments from last year’s Light & Truth Gala

For more information please call the Advancement Office at 360-438-7600 or