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March 16, 2001

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP ORGANIZED FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS (BLOCS)
HOLDS ANNUAL GALA AT LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL

Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) will hold its Annual Gala on

Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Dinner 7:00 p.m. - Program: 7:45 p.m.
Regency Ballroom
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia



The Annual Gala, BLOCS' main event, has raised $2.6 million for the Catholic Schools since 1998. Funds raised by BLOCS have helped 5,000 students through tuition assistance, special project grants and equipment. Nearly 40% of the students attending the elementary and secondary schools in the inner city are not Catholic and 75% are minorities.


The program will include a lively dance presentation by the "Ambassadors for Christ," a dance ensemble composed of students from inner city schools who are recipients of BLOCS grants. There will also be songs by the Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High School Theater Groups, and a medley of songs performed by the Father Judge High School Jazz Ensemble.

BLOCS Chairman David F. Girard-diCarlo, Esquire, is managing partner of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley. BLOC relies upon the support of individuals, businesses and foundations to financially assist families in need regardless of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin.

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Contact
Marie Kelly
Associate Director
215-587-3747

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