Visions of Christmas

Visions of Christmas is our largest fundraiser of the year which, to date, has raised over $4 million helping to fund our campus capital projects and tuition assistance, among other programs and projects that benefit our students. This year marks the 25th anniversary and Visions has grown to include 7 events over 6 days - a Community Open House; five afternoon teas; and a Family Breakfast with Santa. It takes the community at large – current parents, alumnae and their parents, local businesses and friends of Carondelet - to make Visions a success.

Event Reservations & Christmas Tree Drawing Tickets 

Click on one of the following links for individual event registration

Christmas Tree Drawing Tickets 

5 for $20, 15 for $50, 35 for $100   click here to purchase tickets
One look at these elaborate trees will inspire you to purchase several drawing tickets.  Each beautifully decorated tree includes the entire array of delightful gifts underneath it!  Winners will be drawn on Sunday, December 7 at the Family Breakfast with Santa. Trees will be delivered the afternoon of the 7th to winners within a 30 mile radius.  Winners unavailable to take delivery or living beyond the 30 miles will need to make arrangements to collect their fabulous prizes. 

Prizes include freestanding bar and barstools with matching pub table and chairs, wine curio stocked with premium wine, travel in Europe, and accessories for holiday entertaining.
Donated by Lisa and Tom Morgan. Designed by Lauren ’99, Vita ’09, Amanda ’11, Gabriella ’14, Sophia ’16 and Olivia. 

New York shopping and spa package.  $5,000 travel certificate.
Donated by the Mary Garaventa Family. Designed by Cookie Garventa Adler ’69, Louisa Garaventa Binswanger ’73, Linda Garaventa Colvis ’79, Nicole Adler Impagliazzo ’99, Andrea Binswanger ’00, Angelina Adler Kosich ’02, Daniella Colvis ’04, Gianna Colvis ’14, and Katherine Garaventa ’15. 

This tree includes a year of Carondelet tuition and related fees among other surprises.
Donated by the Sabatte Family. Designed by Suzanne Sabatte Hutchinson ’72, Christine Sabatte Logan ’73, Emmelie Sabatte ’77, Jeanette Sabatte Tiernan ’81, Mary Anne Schneider ’09, Claire Logan ’12, Charlotte Woo ’18, and
Madeline Woo.  

Prizes include tickets to four 2015 games with four Club Level seats and four passes to batting practice viewing, $500 to the Giants Dugout Store, dining certificates for restaurants near AT&T Park, bobbleheads, autographed baseballs from Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, and Madison Baumgarner to name just a few, empty 2014 World Series champagne bottle from Giants' clubhouse celebration in Kansas City, autographed balls and jerseys from hall of famers Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Gaylord Perry and Juan Marichal.
Donated and designed by the Alioto Family and the San Francisco Giants.  

$1500 getaway to PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, $150 gift certificate for dinner at PlumpJack, $100 gift certificate to PlumpJack Sport, and a fabulous array of prizes that include hand blown glass ornaments, his and hers NorthFace ski vests, ski goggles, sunglasses, ski clothing accessories, wingback chair, champagne, wine, and so much more!
Donated and designed by Jenn & Jack Fabrique of Excel Building Services, LLC and Julie and Don Wallunas. 

Carondelet’s student leaders need your help to trim this tree. Guests are asked to donate coffee, cereal, children’s books (K-8), diapers, games, school supplies, sports balls, and toys for A Friendly Place, Monument Crisis Center, Running with Love, and St. Martin de Porres School.The Giving Tree is designed by student leaders in “Cougars In Action.”  

Help Make Visions a Success - Sign Up Today to Volunteer!

Volunteering for Visions of Christmas is win win for you and for Carondelet.  We win because we NEED YOUR HELP.  We actually cannot do it without you.  YOU win because you can fulfill all of your PIP hours before the holidays. Now is your opportunity to sign-up to help make Visions of Christmas a success!

There are several opportunities for you to share your time and your talents!  

  • Bake cookies for the Visions Teas (recipes listed on the volunteer page)
  • Boutique, Tea Kitchen, Tea Sandwich & Scones
  • Set-Up, Take-down & Event Volunteers 

Simply follow this link to our Visions Volunteers page for a list of opportunities ranging from baking cookies, working at a Visions Tea or even delivering christmas trees.  

Visions of Christmas Needs your Help! 

Underwriting & Sponsorships

Being an Underwriter or Sponsor is vital to the success of Visions of Christmas. Please consider a financial contribution today to help defray the costs of putting on these fabulous events. Donations at all levels are appreciated and do make a difference!

Event sponsorship offers an opportunity for significant brand exposure to more than 3000 event guests and volunteers.  Donors are also recognized in our event program, on the school’s website and in our annual Many the Gifts digital publication. 

Gift-In-Kind Donations

Gifts-in-kind are used in the preparation of the beautiful gift baskets that are a key element of our event Silent Auctions.  Please take a look at the wish list or visit one of our registries at the following locations: Crate & Barrel, Macy'sSur La Table, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond.  First Name is Carondelet and Last name is High School.  Remember, when buying from the registries you don't even have to leave your home!

Download a Visions of Christmas Gift-In-Kind Donation form here.


Become a Visions Sponsor!  

Would you like to see your business name and a link to your webpage here?  Become a sponsor today! Simply click this link to sign up for this great opportunity!


Thank You for your Support! 


Kathleen Henggeler
(925) 686-5353 x151

Marybeth Anicich
(925) 686-5353 x153

You can also come by in person and talk with us. We are located in the Convent and are available year round.