Fourth Annual NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit – November 18, 2018

Registration Is Full – Apply for The Waitlist Here

GALA ND/SMC, is pleased to host 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 Fund.  Since 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.


Student Speaker – Joining us for the afternoon will be 2018/2019 Student Scholarship Recipient Tim Jacklich ND ’20.  Tim is very excited to meet the ND NYC LGBT Alumni & Friends and share his experience as the scholarship recipient.  Tim is entering his junior year at Notre Dame, where he majors in history and Spanish. His has been active in Student Government’s Department of Gender Relations, the annual LGBTQ retreat, and the Notre Dame Glee Club


In addition to the main event, there will be a unique opportunity to talk with host Phil Donahue ’57 at a special VIP Reception starting at 3:00pm.  – The VIP Event is sponsored by Thomas Lamb ND ’88, of Thomas Lamb Design & Development Inc. of Tampa FL.

Event Registration – To register, go to:  2018 Scholarship Benefit.  Only 65 spots are available for this unique opportunity (registration closes Wednesday November 14th).  Discounted registration levels are offered for GALA dues paying members ($100) and for students & recent ND/SMC grads ($25 & $50 respectively).  To ensure the discounted member rate, remember to log in first.  Not a paid member,?  Go to GALA Members and sign up.  

Sponsorship Opportunities – To become an event sponsor, go to sponsorship opportunities or contact one of the members of the planning committee.   

Alumni Weekend – This fundraising event will be part of an overall NYC Fall Alumni Weekend, including the 2018 ND Shamrock Series being played at Yankee Stadium.  Additional events will be planned over the three days (Friday Nov 16 – Sun Nov 18).  Stay tuned for more details, but make your plans now to join us!

Scholarship Donations – Even if you are unable to attend the benefit, you can still help out by making a donation to the scholarship fund here.

Host Committee:

  • Edward Augustine ’87 NYC Chapter Co-Chair
  • John Flanagan ’93 NYC Chapter Co-Chair
  • Ram Ballesteros ’09 & Bryce Ramos ‘09
  • Martin van Koolbergen ’94 
  • Arlene Ortiz-Leytte ’08
  • Jack Bergen ’77
  • Liam Dacey ’04
  • Ron D’Angelo ‘86
  • Matt Skinner ‘06
  • Kyle Sommer JD ‘09
  • David Pais ‘72
  • Brad Kime ‘82
  • Paul Milana ‘88
  • Joe Pettibone ‘04
  • Paul Burke ‘98
  • Kevin Romero ’03