Kolbe Conversations #5 “Innocents Held Hostage”

Please join us for the fifth edition of our Kolbe Conversations celebrity breakfast series to benefit Kolbe Cathedral High School. Over the last three years, our breakfasts have focused exclusively on sports. We’ve “talked” golf with Mike Whan (CEO, USGA), sports television with Pete Bevacqua (Chairman, NBC Sports), football with Dan Orlovsky (ESPN and former UConn and NFL QB) and hockey with Rand Pecknold (head coach of the 2023 NCAA Champion Quinnipiac Bobcats).

Changing the subject matter dramatically for our next breakfast, Let’s Talk “Innocents Held Hostage” will feature the showing of the award-winning documentary film of the same name followed by Q&A with its subject Morad Tahbaz. Mr. Tahbaz is a London born Iranian and American citizen who lives in Weston, CT. He is a businessman and nature conservationist and the Founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Working in this capacity, he was detained by the Iranian government in January of 2018 then unfairly arrested, charged and convicted of espionage. An innocent “pawn” in high-level Iranian negotiations with the United States, he was held hostage for almost six years in a notorious prison before being released and reunited with his family in Connecticut in September of 2023. The subject of countless international news stories, come hear Morad’s harrowing account of cruel and unusual captivity … but also the uplifting story of individual perseverance and the tireless efforts of his family, friends and the American government to gain his freedom. The documentary Innocents Held Hostage, which expertly chronicles the ordeal, was co-produced by Nate Colman and Jonah Rothlein and won the 2024 Grand Prize of the C-Span Student Cam national competition. Believe it or not, they are rising Juniors at Weston High School! Nate Colman, who directed and edited the film, will be there to join the conversation.

The Patterson Club 

1118 Cross Highway

Fairfield, CT

Thursday, August 8, 2024

7:30-9:00am

Table Sponsor:

$2,250

(includes one prime location table with 8 seats and branding)

Individual Tickets:

$150 per person

Kolbe Conversations #4 “Let’s Talk Hockey”

Please join us for the fourth edition of our Kolbe Conversations celebrity breakfast series to benefit Kolbe Cathedral High School. Themed, “Let’s Talk Hockey”, our featured guest will be Rand Pecknold, the head coach of the 2023 NCAA DI Hockey Champions from Quinnipiac University. Hired in 1994, Pecknold has been at the helm of the Bobcats’ program for 29 seasons and led Quinnipiac to the school’s first-ever national championship on his third trip to the Frozen Four championship game since 2013. He ranks first among all active Division I hockey coaches with 615 wins and the team was 34-4-3 for the ’22-’23 season. In addition, he was the head coach of the U.S. team  for the 2023 Junior World Championships.

Armen Keteyian, 11-time Emmy award winner, will moderate the breakfast conversation with Pecknold which will take place at The Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT on Thursday, August 31, 2023.

Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT

Where: The Patterson Club
1118 Cross Highway
Fairfield, CT 06824

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000 (includes two prime location tables with celebrity guests and primary branding)
 
Table Sponsor: $2,250 (includes one table with branding)
 
Individual Tickets: $150 per person

Kolbe Conversations “Let’s Talk Football”

Please join us for the third edition of our “Kolbe Conversations” celebrity breakfast series to benefit Kolbe Cathedral High School on July 7th at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT. Our featured guest will be Dan Orlovsky, ESPN Football Analyst who appears on NFL Live and a variety of other ESPN studio programs in addition to calling a weekly ESPN/ABC college football game during the fall. A native of Shelton, CT, Orlovsky was a star quarterback for the UCONN Huskies before being selected by the Detroit Lions in the 2005 NFL Draft. In addition to Detroit, he also played for the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers during his 12-year professional football career. Orlovsky’s father (also Dan) was Kolbe Class of ’70 and a standout football player. Armen Keteyian, 11-time Emmy award winner, will moderate the conversation.

When: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT

Where: The Patterson Club
1118 Cross Highway
Fairfield, CT 06824

Presenting Sponsor (1): $5,000 SOLD

Table Sponsorships: $2,500 (prime location table including 8 seats, name/logo inclusion and recognition)

Individual Tickets: $125 per person

Kolbe Conversations “Let’s Talk Sports Television”

Please join us for the second edition of our “Kolbe Conversions” celebrity breakfast series to benefit Kolbe Cathedral High School  on March 24th at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT. Our featured guest will be Pete Bevacqua, Chairman of NBC Sports and a wide-ranging conversation with him on the current state of sports television and streaming with unique insights related to the Olympic Games, NFL football, Golf (U,S, Open, The Open Championship, Ryder Cup, PGA Tour), NASCAR, IndyCar, Premier League Soccer, Thoroughbred racing (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes) and Notre Dame football. Armen Keteyian, 11-time Emmy Award winning journalist, will moderate the discussion.

When: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EDT

Where: The Patterson Club
1118 Cross Highway
Fairfield, CT 06824

Presenting Sponsor (1): $5,000 SOLD

Table Sponsorships: $2,500 (prime location table including 8 seats, name/logo inclusion and recognition)

Individual Tickets: $125 per person


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Annual Harvest Fund

Most private schools rely on their Annual Funds to provide the greatest and most important single source of annual fundraising support. Kolbe Cathedral’s  initiative is named the Annual Harvest Fund to remind us of the hard work, care and nurturing it takes each year to produce a bountiful crop of caring graduates and college-bound students. It also pays homage to a long KCHS tradition of inter-class student competition each November called “Harvest Party”. This fund will provide vital, flexible-use resources and discretionary income that allow Kolbe Cathedral to sustain its educational mission with an excellent faculty and proper facilities and programs that allow students to achieve at their highest level. The proceeds from the 2022-2023 Annual Harvest Fund, which will run from November through June, will go to much-needed student tuition assistance and building upgrades/repairs (the main school building was built in the 1960’s).  Giving levels are as follows: Giving levels are as follows:
 
$1 – $249  Friends of Kolbe Cathedral
$250 – $999  Cougar Club
$1,000- $2,499*  Patrons Club
$2,500 – $4,999*  Principal’s Circle
 
* Gifts at these levels will provide membership to the Maximilian Kolbe Society. Benefits will include a reception with Bishop Frank J. Caggiano following the Baccalaureate Mass on June 1, 2023.

Join Us for the First Annual Kolbe Cathedral Cup

The first annual Kolbe Cathedral Cup fundraising golf tournament will be held at the Great River Golf Club in Milford, CT on Monday, October 11, 2021. Sponsorships, foursomes and individual spots are available as follows 

Presenting Sponsor (1) – $5,000 (includes signage and one foursome) SOLD

Hole Sponsor (up to 17) – $3,500 (includes signage and one foursome)

Foursome – $2,000

Individual – $500