DANBURY—Immaculate High School will honor Ralph McIntosh of Newtown and Marie Proverb of Danbury at its 15th Annual Gala on Saturday, March 21 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. Both honorees are being celebrated for their vast commitment to Immaculate High School and the community at large. The public is invited to attend; go to www.immaculatehs.org/gala for more information.
Ralph McIntosh, a 1968 graduate and long-term board member of Immaculate High School, will receive the Nancy K. Dolan Leadership Award. The award pays tribute to those special individuals who unselfishly give of themselves to their community, charitable organizations, people in need, house of worship and the education of our youth. Marie Proverb, a beloved Spanish teacher and student advocate, will receive the Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes those who have served in or around the school community in one or more areas and directly aid and support Immaculate High School and its students to reach their full potential.
The event, “A Gala in Wonderland,” features a special evening of fine dining, dancing, games, silent and live auctions and more. The drawing for the $10,000 cash raffle prize (winner need not be present) will also be held that night. To attend the gala, purchase a cash raffle ticket, and sponsor or purchase an ad in the program book to congratulate the honorees, go to www.immaculatehs.org/gala.
Ralph McIntosh served on the Immaculate High School Advisory Board from 2002-2014 and was a major force in overseeing the school building’s major renovations. He also served on the Immaculate Alumni Board to help engage former students and families. Ralph’s other service to the local community includes serving on the United Way’s Resource Development Committee and as a board member for the Danbury Hospital Development Fund and for the Danbury War Memorial. He was a major supporter of the Hanahoe Memorial Children’s Clinic, the Boy Scouts of America and the Danbury Old Timers Athletic Association. A board member for the Savings Bank of Danbury and a past board member and Chairman of the Board for the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce, Ralph is the President of Del-Tron Precision Inc. in Bethel, CT.
Marie Proverb’s 24 years of tremendous dedication and service to Immaculate High School’s students has made her a beloved icon at the Catholic school. Marie began teaching Spanish at Immaculate in 1996 and has served as World Language Department Chairperson, Senior Class moderator, National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society advisor, chaperone for student trips to Spain, France, England and Eastern Europe, and as chair of a NEASC committee. Other roles that allowed her to support students beyond the classroom include portraying the lead role of “Abuela” in the IHS Spring Musical production of In the Heights (2013), and serving as Immaculate’s “water girl” for the Varsity Football and Boys Basketball teams.
Immaculate High School, founded in 1962, is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York.