Heaton to be honored during Tuesday’s Salute to Catholic School Alumni


Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2 p.m. — Bardstown City Councilman and businessman Dick Heaton is one of eight people who will be honored tonight at the 27th annual “Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner” at the Galt House in Louisville.

320LOGOThe event is sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Louisville, and recognizes Catholic school alumni whose accomplishments in career, community and life highlight the storied tradition of excellence in Catholic schools in central Kentucky.

The dinner recognizes Catholic alumni and also serves as a fundraiser to help provide tuition assistance for families as well as grants for religious education, professional development of teachers and advancements in technology.

In the fall of 2016, the Foundation and its funding partners awarded an all-time high $5.8 million in tuition assistance to a record 2,700 students in the Archdiocese of Louisville, which amounts to one out of every five Catholic elementary school students.

The event’s keynote speaker is His Eminence Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark.

The 2017 class of Catholic school alumni include:



J. Richard “Dick” Heaton, (St. Joseph School, Bardstown) – Owner, Conway Heaton Ford Chrysler;

Dr. Carole C. Pfeffer (Assumption High School) – Provost, Bellarmine University;

W. Kevin Smith (Saint Xavier High School) – Partner, Smith & Smith Attorneys;

Jane C. Morreau (Holy Rosary Academy) – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Brown-Forman Corporation;

Teresa M. Riggs (Mercy Academy) – Retired President, BATUS Japan, Inc.; and

The Rev. David H. Zettel (Trinity High School) – Chaplain, Trinity High School

The Foundation will also honor Dr. Daniel H. Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 21st Century Parks, Inc., with its distinguished Community Service Award. The award is being sponsored by Fifth Third Bank for the 16th year.

Paula G. Do, a teacher at Louisville’s St. Francis of Assisi School, will receive the 2017 Father Joseph McGee Award as the outstanding Catholic school educator in the Archdiocese of Louisville. The award is being sponsored by Norton Healthcare for the eighth consecutive year.

The Catholic Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the growth and vitality of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Louisville.


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