Hanna Boys Center’s Evening With the All-Stars Gala to Honor Archbishop Hanna High School Principal Dennis Crandall

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Hanna Boys Center 12th annual Evening With the All-Stars Gala to honor Archbishop Hanna High School Principal Dennis Crandall.

I’ve been so privileged to work with some amazing people these last 14 years—boys, teachers, staff, supporters and our friends in the community—yet I know this is the right time for me to hand over the reins.

At its 12th annual Evening With the All-Stars Gala on April 21st, Hanna Boys Center will honor Archbishop Hanna High School Principal Dennis Crandall, who will be stepping down from his current role in August. The Evening with the All-Stars Gala is Hanna’s signature fundraising event, and this year will raise much-needed funding for the high school, which provides specialized education and programming for at-risk teen boys from Sonoma County and beyond.

This year’s event will highlight Crandall’s 14-year career as principal of Hanna’s high school, during which time he advanced the school in numerous ways and led the staff and students in three successful WASC accreditation efforts in 2006 (substantive change adding grades 11 and 12), 2009, and 2015. Crandall plans to transition in August to a fund development role at Hanna where he’ll help organize and lead an upcoming major capital campaign aimed at building new educational and dining facilities for the organization.

The theme for this year’s gala is “Get Connected,” and perhaps no one at Hanna has done more to forge and maintain connections over the years than Principal Crandall.

“I’ve been so privileged to work with some amazing people these last 14 years—boys, teachers, staff, supporters and our friends in the community—yet I know this is the right time for me to hand over the reins,” said Crandall. “I’m very much looking forward to now being able to focus all my time on forging new connections and raising the funds needed to rebuild and expand our educational program, which has unlimited potential going forward.”

Prior to coming to Hanna Boys Center, Crandall spent more than 30 years at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, serving as a teacher, coach, development director, athletic director, assistant principal and principal.

This year’s Evening with the All-Stars Gala will be held on Hanna Boys Center’s campus in Sonoma on Saturday, April 21st at 5:30 pm. Tickets are available on Hanna’s website (http://www.hannacenter.org) or by calling (707) 933-2555.

About Hanna Boys Center
Since 1945, Hanna Boys Center has changed the lives of thousands of at-risk, motivated youth through faith, education and caring, helping them grow into productive members of society. Hanna exists to help at-risk teens overcome the effects of childhood adversity—to become responsible, productive adults and realize their highest potential. We do this by providing a nurturing and therapeutic residential environment, a tailored educational model, and trained, caring adults who help kids create positive, permanent change in their lives. http://www.hannacenter.org

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