Fifth Annual NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit – November 17, 2019

GALA ND/SMC held the Fifth Annual NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit on Sunday November 17, 2019.  The benefit took place at Phil Donahue ’57 and his wife Marlo Thomas’ beautiful apartment overlooking Central Park.

The money raised at the event went to the LGBT Student Scholarship Fund which was created in the spring of 2015 to assist qualified LGBT undergraduate students of Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame. Through the generosity of the alums and friends who attended we are now within ~10% of the $250,000 five-year campaign goal!!

The guest speaker at the benefit was 2019/2020 Scholarship Recipient César Moreno ND ’20.  César is a senior at Notre Dame majoring in Chemical Engineering, Neuroscience and Behavior, Pre-Med with a minor in Biomolecular Engineering.  They are currently studying abroad in Puebla, Mexico.  César shared their experiences at Notre Dame and their passion for helping others, especially those impacted by the more recent immigrant policies.  César also talked about the importance of the continued help from our LGBTQ alumni members both in supporting student’s efforts on campus as well as our on-going financial assistance.

For pictures of the event, go to:  2019 Scholarship Benefit.

Fifth Annual GALA ND/SMC NYC Alumni Fall Weekend November 15 – November 17, 2019

GALA ND/SMC is happy to sponsor our Fifth Annual New York City Alumni Fall Weekend from November 15 to November 17, 2019.  There are a number of planned events for GALA members and friends to enjoy over the weekend.  Registrations for the scholarship and dinner events will be closed on Tuesday Nov 12th!

For complete weekend information and to register for the events, go to:  2019 NYC Alumni Weekend.

  • Welcome DinnerFriday November 15th, 8:00PM – Crispo (240 West 14th Street Between 7th & 8th)
  • Game Watch Saturday November 16th, – The Ainsworth (East Village) – Kickoff 2:30pm
  • Celebration of MassSunday November 17th, – 11:30AM – St Francis Xavier
  • LGBTQ Student Scholarship Benefit Sunday November 17th, 4:00PM
  • After Party – Sunday November 17th, – 6:30pm to 9:00pm – Therapy

Fifth Annual NYC LGBTQ Student Scholarship Benefit – November 17, 2019

GALA ND/SMC is pleased to announce our Fifth Annual NYC LGBTQ Student Scholarship Benefit will be held Sunday November 17, 2019 at 4:00pm.  Join fellow alumni and friends for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and camaraderie to raise money for the LGBTQ Student Scholarship Fund

Registration Open Until November 12th

 This will be the final opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of our hosts Phil Donahue ’57 and his wife Marlo Thomas’ at their beautiful apartment overlooking Central Park.  Since the fund’s inception, members & friends have contributed over $175,000. Our goal for this year’s event is hit the $250,000 five-year target!

Be part of this historic event as we raise money supporting LGBTQ students like the 2019/2020 Scholarship Recipients César Moreno ND ’20 and Genesis Vasquez SMC ’20.

For more information and to register, go to:  2019 Scholarship Benefit.

Fourth Annual GALA ND/SMC NYC Alumni Fall Weekend November 16 – November 18, 2018

GALA ND/SMC is happy to sponsor our Fourth Annual New York City Alumni Fall Weekend from November 16 to November 18, 2018.  There are a number of planned events for GALA members and friends to enjoy over the weekend.  Registration for all events is now open!

For complete weekend information and to register for the events, go to:  2018 NYC Alumni Weekend.

  • Welcome Dinner – Friday November 16th, 7:00PM – Aria Wine Bar (369 West 51st Street Between 8th & 9th)
  • Pre-Game Tailgater – Saturday November 17th, – Harlem – 11:00AM
  • Game Watch – Saturday November 17th, – Boxers (Chelsea) – Kickoff 2:30pm
  • Celebration of Mass – Sunday November 18th, – 11:30AM – St Francis Xavier (W 16th St)
  • LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit – Sunday November 18th, 4:00PM
  • After Party – Sunday November 18th, – 6:30pm to 9:00pm – Boxers Upper East Side

Fourth Annual NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit – November 18, 2018 – Save The Date!

GALA ND/SMC, is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit to take place on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 4:00pm.  The benefit will be hosted once again by Phil Donahue ’57 and his wife Marlo Thomas’ at their beautiful apartment overlooking Central Park.

Join fellow alumni and friends for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and camaraderie to raise money for the LGBT Student Scholarship FundSince the fund’s inception, members & friends have contributed over $115,000 of the $250,000 target.  Our goal for this year’s event is $50,000.  The featured guest will be 2018/2019 Scholarship Recipient Tim Jacklich ND ’20.

The weekend coincides with the Shamrock Series game being played at Yankee Stadium on Saturday November 17th.  Come to NYC for the weekend and join us in raising money for the scholarship fund! 

Registration will be open later in the summer, but make your plans now to attend.  If you are unable to attend in person, you can still participate by making a donation to the scholarship fund here: GALA ND/SMC Giving

For more info go to 2018 Scholarship Benefit.

GALA ND/SMC Club of NYC Kicks Off “Third Thursday Thing” Monthly Socials

Starting in February 2018, The NYC chapter of GALA ND/SMC is kicking off their monthly alumni socials called “Third Thursday Thing”. 

The club will meet the Third Thursday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Rise Bar in Hell’s Kitchen to enjoy lively conversation, network with old friends, and meet new alums in the area. All are welcome!

For more information, go to:  NYC Club Social Events