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Second Annual GALA ND/SMC NYC LGBT Student Scholarship Benefit

  • 02 Oct 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 5th Ave and 69th St New York, NY
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  • This is available to undergraduate and/or graduate alumni/ae of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's. (Note: non-alumni spouses/+ 1/guests are considered "general public" for registration purposes)
  • This includes a pre-paid $100 tax deductible contribution to the student scholarship fund. This is available to ND & SMC alums only
  • Available for ND or SMC current students or recent alums ('14 - '16)
  • This registration is available to current dues paying members. To take advantage of this discounted donation, go to: and complete the membership process.
  • Includes a special in-person conversation with Phil Donahue '57, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. This level is limited to 12 people. This also includes special recognition at the event.

Registration is closed

Join fellow alums and friends for an afternoon of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to raise money for the LGBT Student Scholarship Campaign

Event Details

Thank you for your interest in helping LGBT students at Notre Dame and St Mary's.  Registration for the main event is now closed.  Several spots remain available for the VIP Reception. 

If you wish to make a contribution to the Scholarship Fund, go to:

The event will take place on Sunday October 2nd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at host Phil Donahue's '57 home overlooking Central Park.  The afternoon will include special guest speaker Greg Bourke ND '82 (MA Sociology) and Sam Cho '18, one of the 2016/2017 student scholarship recepients.     


Completed registration/payment is required prior to the event (by Friday 9/23, although it is expected be filled prior to that).  Discounted registration levels are offered for GALA dues paying members ($75) and for students & recent ND/SMC grads ($35).  A "wait list" will be available for non ND/SMC alums if needed and will be opened up ~ 1 week prior to the event.


Pre-Event VIP Reception - Meet Phil Donahue '57, award winning talk show host and long time LGBT advocate.  Join in a conversation with Phil about the current state of LGBT issues with the Catholic church, specifically at Notre Dame, and what can be done as alumni to create more change.  This special VIP Reception is available for up to 12 guests from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm ($500/person).


To become a member of GALA and save on the registration, go to . 


Student/Recent Alum Sponsorship-  To help current students or recent alums attend, you can "sponsor" them for only $35/person.  If interested, email Jack Bergen (GALA Chair) 

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