Baron Gala


Our 17th Annual Baron Gala presented by The McFarlane Family will celebrate the traditions of a Grand Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday, March 2, 2019 (Cocktail Attire).  As they say in New Orleans, Laissez les bon temps rouler or Let the Good Times Roll!

  • 5pm Registration & Welcome Reception at St. Petersburg Catholic High School
    • Signature Event Cocktail
    • Hors d’œurves by Carefree Catering
    • Surprise Entertainment
  • 6pm VIP Party (Included in Ticket Purchase) & Silent Auction begins
  • 7pm Dinner
  • 8pm Live Auction
  • 9-11pm Entertainment & Dancing, Music
    • Featuring New Orleans Zydeco & Jazz
    • Full Premium Open Bar (Beer Sponsored by Great Bay Distributing)
    • Surprise Dessert Event & Coffee Bar



Sponsorship Levels (view PDF)

Royal Title Sponsor $15,000 - *SOLD OUT*

  • The McFarlane Family
    • Edward McFarlane, Jr.
    • Josephine McFarlane, Ph.D.
    • John K. McFarlane '12

Krewe Elite Sponsor $10,000

Fleur de Lis Premiere Sponsor $5,000

  • Dairy-Mix, Inc. 
  • The Patrick & Toni Walsh Charitable Foundation

Jazz Sponsor $2,500

  • Labrador Primary Care Center
  • Dawn & Mia Miller 
  • Rhoads Family 
  • St. Paul's Catholic Church

Magnolia Sponsor $1,500

  • Cannella Insurance Services, Inc. 
  • Dr. Paul Mevoli
  • Sabal Trust Company
  • Treasure Island Realty

Bead Sponsor $1,000

  • Countryside Dental Group PA – The Scheffsky Family
  • Eckerd College
  • St. Anthony's Hospital
  • Tútit Tutoring
  • William H. & Joanne B. Walker

Featured Event Sponsorships

Ballroom Entertainment $2,500*

Signature Drink $1,500*

  • Frank DiCosola, P.A.

Ballroom Bar $1,500*

  • Hennessy Construction Services 

Hurricane Party $1,000

  • Patrice Deeb Hammill, Realtor, GRI

VIP Party $1,000

  • Insoft & Hurst Orthodontics

Dessert Party $1,000

  • Countryside Dental Group PA – The Scheffsky Family

Event Decorations $1,000

  • Innovative Electrical Solutions

Cigar Bar $500

*Exclusive Sponsorships which will be limited to one. 


Tickets $150/person

  • Includes: Welcome Reception with Signature Drink-The Hurricane, Main Event, VIP Party, and Cigar Bar

Sponsor A Faculty Member $150/person



The annual Baron Gala is the premier social event for the alumni, parents, grandparents, past parents, and friends of St. Petersburg Catholic High School. Each year, we attract as many as 350 people for cocktails and dinner in the St. John Bosco Center For The Arts. The Baron Gala provides an enjoyable atmosphere to mingle and bid on over 100 silent-auction items and 10 live-auction items. Proceeds make an immediate impact on our current and future students! Our 17th Annual Baron Gala, Grand Mardi Gras Ball, will take place on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 in the St. John Bosco Center For The Arts!

Past Themes

17th Annual (3/2/19) - Mardi Gras Ball

16th Annual (3/24/18) - Diamonds Are Forever

15th Annual (3/25/17) - A Night at the Opera

14th Annual (10/17/15) - Boots & Bling

13th Annual (10/11/14) - A Winter Wonderland

12th Annual (10/12/13) - Take 12 - "The Silver Screen"

11th Annual (3/2/13) - A Night at the Derby

10th Annual (3/3/12) - Dancing Under The Stars

9th Annual (3/5/11) - Night on the Nile

8th Annual (3/6/10) - Havana Nights

7th Annual (3/7/09) - A Night In Venice

6th Annual (3/1/08) - Treasures of the Sea

5th Annual (3/3/07) - Mardi Gras Madness

4th Annual (3/18/06) - A Night in the Tropics

3rd Annual (3/19/05) - A Night at the Oscars

2nd Annual (3/13/04) - A Night in Manhattan

1st Annual (3/15/03) - A Night on Bourbon Street