Night of the Lion

Saturday, March 4, 2017
6:00 P.M.
Saint Viator High School
Dress: Business Casual

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The 2017 Night of the Lion will have a new configuration. The event will still focus on raising funds for the Scholarship and Grant program, but this year, the event will not be a sit down dinner.

We are revamping the evening to include more socializing with alumni, past parents and current families, food stations, live music from Exit 147, and much more.

As always, we will have a live and silent auction and paddle raise, with auction items for everyone to enjoy.


Fr. Arnold Perham, C.S.V.


About the honoree. . .

Fr. Arnold Perham celebrated a rare milestone in February: his 60th jubilee as a priest—and all but five of those years have been spent teaching mathematics at Saint Viator High School.

Although he retired from full-time teaching in 2010, he continues to spend every morning at the high school, tutoring students in the math lab, preparing challenging projects for the Querbes Scholars and working individually with math team members.

Fr. Perham was always an innovator in the classroom. He was an early proponent of computer technology and more recently, he has turned to mobile apps to advance students’ work.

“I love it,” Fr. Perham says. “It gives me a reason to get up in the morning. Any time you can work with young people, it’s a good thing.”

Fr. Perham’s work continues to resonate with graduates. Take Jim Fruchterman '76, a former rocket scientist who started his own nonprofit company in Silicon Valley, to empower persons with disabilities through technology.

“At Saint Viator, I met priests who combined a love of math and science, with a life of service,” Fruchterman said. “Especially Fr. (Arnold) Perham and Fr. (John) Milton, they were the ones who got me going and set me on this path.”


About the Lion Business Honoree. . .

Creative scripts and storyboards. Innovative graphics. Videos with strong emotional appeal. Live events that dazzle every audience. And handling every possible detail in between. That’s Directions AV, a company that has generously used their talents to support Saint Viator High School for more than a decade.

Tom Grubbe ’75 and Directions AV help associations and corporations deliver the very best in live events, corporate videos, and – most recently – online interactive meeting technology. They are thoroughly committed to delivering the highest quality their clients can imagine. The Saint Viator High School Night of the Lion event is a great example. Tom and his incredibly talented team have assisted in bringing this event to life—making it the most successful annual fundraising event in Saint Viator’s history.

In order to produce the best for their clients, Directions AV continues to invest in their people and facilities. Their Schaumburg office is home to both a production facility and a warehouse, including 6 HD video edit bays; a huge, 30’ x 40’ sound stage; and a 75-seat amphitheater with an 8’ x 24’ wide screen for client reviews.

They bring a full range of equipment – from HD projection, to LED lighting and line-array audio, to rigging and décor, to the trucks to take them anywhere in the nation – as well as a dedicated staff of technical experts. What’s more, because they own their own audio visual equipment, their business model allows them to be extremely cost-effective. They want to protect your budget … while blowing you away. The generous services they have provided Saint Viator through the years is a perfect example of this dedication.

Trust Directions to make you look good to the people who matter.

Questions? Contact:

Krystle M. Seifert
Special Events
847-392-4050, ext. 253