The gala is scheduled to take place Feb. 21, just a few days before voters go to the polls to decide whether O'Connor, who graduated from the Norwood Park school in 1977, should get a second term on the City Council representing O'Hare, Norwood Park, Edison Park and Edgebrook.
O'Connor will be presented with Resurrection College Prep's Renaissance Award, which is designed to honor an individual who embraces new ideas, independent thought and classical values whatever their fields of endeavor, school officials said.
O'Connor has displayed a commitment to align with the mission of the Sisters of the Resurrection, who stressed in their mission the "transformation of society" with an emphasis on the "uplifting of women in that society," according to a statement from school officials.
The Rev. Daniel McCarthy, the former pastor of St. Tarcissus, Our Lady of Victory and St. Timothy parishes, will receive the school's Charity and Truth Award at the gala, officials said.
McCarthy has been the chaplain at Resurrection, 7500 W. Talcott Ave., since 2013.
McCarthy "has gone above and beyond the call of duty" to support the school's mission to ensure the "spiritual, ethical, intellectual, physical and social growth of students," officials said.
The gala will also feature the Resurrection Big Money Raffle, which has a grand prize of $10,000. The raffle's proceeds benefit the Sister Mary Monica Hope Scholarship Fund, which covers tuition for students unable to afford a Resurrection education.
Tickets for the gala are $125 per person and tickets for the raffle are $50.
Tickets are available at reshs.org.
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