Serving Hyde Park’s Catholic Community since 1869

5472 South Kimbark Avenue,
Hyde Park, Chicago IL, 60615-5297
Phone: (773) 324-2626 Fax: (773) 891-0602

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church Gala – The Centennial Building Ball

You are cordially invited to our fundraising gala and community event — The Centennial Building Ball! 

The Centennial Building Ball 
October 12, 2024
David Rubenstein Forum 

The Centennial Building Ball raises money for our church building and commemorates its 100th anniversary as an iconic staple in the Hyde Park neighborhood community. 

EVENT TICKETS: Tickets are on SALE!!!!

Early Bird Price – $175 per ticket available now through April 30. 

Regular Ticket Price – $200 per ticket available April 30 – October 6. 


Support our event as a Sponsor!

To learn more about The Centennial Building Ball or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Brittany McGhee at

Consider donating an auction item!

Consider donating an auction item! To learn more about The Centennial Building Ball or if you would like to donate an item(s) to our auction, please contact Carrie and Rolf Barth at

Serve as a Volunteer!

The Centennial Building Ball is looking for volunteers to help support the event from pre-gala planning, night-of registration, our auction, tear down, and more. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Daniel Costigan at for more information.

Centennial Building Ball Co-Chairs and Committee

A big Thank You to our co-chairs and volunteer committee members:

  • Dan Costigan – Co-Chair
  • Brittany McGhee – Co-Chair
  • Carrie Barth
  • Rolf Barth
  • Erika Cabrera-Lopez 
  • Chris Chwedyk
  • Elizabeth Copper