2022 LGBTQ+ Leadership Award Weekend

On April 8 -10, 2022, GALA ND/SMC and ARC ND hosted a weekend celebration on ND’s campus honoring the legacy of LGBTQ+ alums and the transition to a new chapter: “ND LGBTQ+ Alumni – Past, Present & Future – A Celebration of Our Community’s Journey”.

The weekend included a welcome reception, alumni panel and the weekend signature event: Thomas Dooley & LGBTQ+ Leadership Award Ceremony. Alums came from around the country to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Honored at the award ceremony were Marlo Thomas, Fr Joe Corpora ’76 C.S.C., Meghan Buell & Greg Bourke ’82.

For more information, and many images of the weekend, go to: 2022 LGBTQ+ Leadership Award Weekend.

Registration is Now Open for LGBTQ+ Awards Weekend

Registration is now open for the weekend celebration honoring the legacy of LGBTQ+ alums and the transition to a new chapter: “ND LGBTQ+ Alumni – Past, Present & Future – A Celebration of Our Community’s Journey” April 8 – 10, 2022.

To register for all events including the Friday evening Alumni/Student Networking event, Saturday afternoon Alumni Panel, Saturday Night Dinner/Award Ceremony, go to:  LGBTQ+ Weekend Celebration

ND LGBTQ+ Alumni – Past, Present & Future: A Celebration of Our Community’s Journey

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GALA ND/SMC and ARC ND are pleased to host a weekend of celebration honoring the legacy of LGBTQ+ alums and the transition to a new chapter: “ND LGBTQ+ Alumni – Past, Present & Future – A Celebration of Our Community’s Journey” April 8 – 10, 2022.

This weekend celebration will include the bi-annual Dooley Award ceremony (and other leadership awards) as well as several opportunities to engage with fellow alums, students and allies.  We encourage all everyone who has participated in this journey over the past 30+ years, as well as more recent alums, to join your fellow LGBTQ alums & friends for this fun and memorable celebration.

Weekend Events

Friday April 8th

  • Alumni/Student Networking Event – 7:00pm

Saturday April 9th

  • Academic Panel: “ND LGBTQ+ Alumni – Honoring Our Community’s Journey” – 12:00pm
  • Awards Dinner/Ceremony – 6:30pm
  • Alumni Social – 10:30pm

Sunday April 10th

  • Mass – 10:00am
  • Brunch – 11:30am

REGISTER HERE:  2022 LGBTQ Alumni Weekend

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

Second Annual DC Alumni Social – April 2019

On Saturday April 27th GALA-ND/SMC sponsored our Second Annual DC Area Alumni Social.  The event was hosted by Bob Davidson ’76 and his partner Amir at their beautiful home in Chevy Chase MD.  Over 15 Alums & Friends gathered for a fun afternoon of light appetizers, drinks and great conversation.

2019 LGBTQ Leadership Award Weekend

GALA ND/SMC hosted the 2019 LGBTQ Leadership Award Weekend to recognize and honor LGBTQ leaders in the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community. The celebration took place Friday March 29th through Sunday March 31st.

Included in the weekend’s events were an Alumni/Student Networking Event, an Academic Panel and the Tom Dooley/LGBTQ Leadership Award Dinner & Ceremony. 

For a complete weekend recap, including images press coverage and videos, go to 2019 LGBTQ Leadership Award Weekend.

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

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