May 13, 2022

Success at the 2022 Crystal Ball

Our La Salle College Preparatory annual Crystal Ball Award and Scholarship Dinner returned this year and was held at the Noor in Old Pasadena Town on Friday, May 13, 2022.

The Crystal Ball was a huge success; we had record-breaking attendance and the spirit of generosity was evident from the support of all those who bid on auction items and donated to our school.

Serving as La Salle College Preparatory's signature event, the Crystal Ball is dedicated to developing and supporting many of the school's important initiatives and scholarships. Since its inception in 1999, the Crystal Ball has provided over four million dollars in support of program improvements in academics, the arts, and athletics, as well as financial aid.

This year's theme was "Together We Shine," celebrating La Salle College Preparatory's diverse and inclusive community, the end of the pandemic, and our unity as a school team of parents, colleagues, faculty, staff, and partners, friends, and family.

The Crystal Ball also serves as a symbol of the importance of service and giving back to the community.

In recognition of her outstanding service and commitment to La Salle College Preparatory, we were thrilled to share that Mrs. Gina Zhang was selected as our 2022 Crystal Ball Honoree. As an extraordinary member of our community, Gina exemplifies La Salle College Preparatory's motto of Learn, Serve, and Lead in all areas of her life.

We are very grateful for her leadership and actions in supporting those most in need! Gina holds a committee leadership position on the Board of Regents, advising the school president on issues of global perspectives, cultural education, and cultural consciousness.

We extend our gratitude to our volunteer leadership team of Carol Kirland P'22, Jennifer Gowen P'22, and Heather Young P'14, '17, ’21, who made this year's event the best yet.

Thank you again for everyone's support and we look forward to next year’s Crystal Ball.


La Salle College Preparatory was founded in 1956. Today, we are the only truly diverse and co-educational Catholic high school in Pasadena.