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Hayley Winters
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The Feast of St. Jerome | Annual Fundraiser for Student Scholarships, is a community event held in the fall that honours the university's Patron Saint. Historically the celebration includes a Mass, followed by a reception and dinner, and the opportunity for our donors and friends to connect, reminisce, and raise money for St. Jerome’s University student scholarships.


A highlight of the evening is the presentation of the Chancellor John R. and Kay Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership. Established in 2001, this award is presented annually at the Feast of St. Jerome to an exemplary leader who publicly lives out the gospel values and understands the need to demonstrate these values to a future generation of leaders. It is given to an individual(s) who has demonstrated, either through professional or personal achievements, extraordinary accomplishment in the fields of leadership, education, and service to others. Previous recipients of the award include The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Dick Callahan, Dr. John “Jack” Raymond Sehl, Robert Way, Mary Kuntz, Steven Lubczuk, and in 2020, COVID-19 Pandemic Essential Workers.

2023 Feast of St. Jerome | Annual Fundraiser for Student Scholarships



Building a Sustainable Future


October 14th, 2023
St. Jerome's University


A Special Thank you to our Lead Sponsor:

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5:00 p.m. | Mass, Notre Dame Chapel
5:45 p.m. | Reception, Atrium
6:30 p.m. | Dinner, Atrium



This event directly supports our students through student scholarships. 



The evening's program features remarks from Peter Meehan, President and Vice Chancellor of St. Jerome's University and our guest speaker, Ken McLaughlin, Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo.




Guest Tickets are $225

*Early Bird Special of $200. Limited availability of seats available for early bird pricing.


Register Below!




Interested in purchasing a full table of 8? Please contact Hayley Winters, Senior Development Officer, directly at or by phone 1 (519) 884-8110 Ext. 28301 to secure your table and save.


Featured Speaker - Ken McLaughlin

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Ken McLaughlin will speak about the history of St. Jerome's University, a founding, federated partner with the University of Waterloo, its legacy and its commitment to mission-driven education throughout its history.

"For more than 150 years, St. Jerome's has followed Fr. Louis Funcken's ideal of instilling" an enthusiasm for truth." In the face of profound changes and challenges, whether the threat of war, the financial crises of the Great Depression or the unsettling challenges facing our society, St. Jerome's students share one thing in common - searching for truth is a defining characteristic."
Chancellor John R. and Kay Sweeney Award Recipient

St. Jerome's University is excited to announce this year's recipient of the Chancellor John R. and Kay Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership is Douglas Crosby, OMI, the Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. Since his priestly ordination in 1975, Bishop Crosby's vocation has been marked by service, leadership and generosity to the Church and the communities his work has directly supported, including St. Jerome's University.

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