Kate Regnier and Margaret Flanagan display the “Together as One” collage on canvas created by the St. A’s 8th- grade class.

“Blessings” was the theme for the 2010 Angel Ball gala event to benefit the educational programs of St. Athanasius Parish and School in Evanston. The event, held on Dec. 4, at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel, was attended by nearly 370 guests and raised more than $135,000. An additional $40,000 was donated via “Raise the Paddle” at Angel Ball to add new, state-of-the-art technology to numerous classrooms at the school.