Notre Dame Day – 2018

In its 5th year, Notre Dame Day is a chance for our LGBT Alumni community to celebrate and give back to what we love at the University. Give a gift of $10 or more and receive 5 votes to distribute.  We encourage you to donate and vote for PrismND, the LGBT student group.  Help them raise funds for programming and for a portion of the $1.1M matching funds!!!

Update:  Through the generous contributions of our alumni community and others, PrismND was able to raise ~$2,000 in direct contributions & $5,000 in matching funds!!!!

Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Phil Donahue ’57

Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. (IAW&A) honored ND grad and GALA ND/SMC board member talk-show pioneer, writer, and film producer Phil Donahue ’57 with the 2017 annual Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, October 16, 2017. 

Many Irish celebrities were on hand to honor Phil including Brian Dennehy, Alan Alda and Rosie O’Donnell.  A group of ND alums kicked off the award ceremony with a glorious rendition of the ND alma mater, a fitting tribute to Phil.


Adoptapalooza – NYC’s Pet Adoption Event – Sunday September 17, 2017 – 8:45am-1:00pm


On Sunday September 17th, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals is holding their signature pet adoption event Adoptapalooza in Union Square Park (Broadway and East 17th St).

As part of GALA ND/SMC NYC Community Service Program, join other alums and friends to help make this event a success and see many of these pets be adopted by deserving families in NYC.

To register by Monday August 29th, go to:  Adoptapalooza Community Service EventEven if you can’t volunteer for the whole time, come for a few hours and help out.  For more info, contact Martin van Koolbergen at and at 310-291-9726, or go to: Pet Adoption Volunteer Opportunity.