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2017 Gala Parent Welcome Letter

posted Jul 13, 2017, 8:32 AM by GMC Webmaster

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Gonzaga Mothers Club    

gala2017@gonzagagala.org   

www.gonzagagala.org



July 2017

Dear Gonzaga Parents.

Welcome back to the new school year.  Please plan to join us on Eye Street on December 2, 2017 for a Winter Wonderland, the 37th   Annual  Gonzaga  Christmas  Gala.  This is Gonzaga’s biggest annual social event and fundraiser.  Gala proceeds are directly used to support educational programs,  service projects and need based student aid that develop Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others.”  The success of the Gala depends on the support of the entire Gonzaga community.  There are many ways to get involved.  Visit the gala website, follow the GMC on Facebook and Twitter, volunteer at school or at home, donate, sponsor and advertise.

Here are ways you can help:

  • Volunteer:  We cannot do it without you and there are many ways to get involved – graphic design assistance, help  transform the gym into a winter wonderland,  assist the night of the Gala and so many more

  • Donate:  We need items for the silent and live auction or donate from the Amazon wish list

  • Underwrite:  Your financial support will underwrite a product or service for the auction

  • Sponsor:  Organizations sponsoring the Gala will receive recognition in print and online

  • Advertise:  Promote your favorite business while supporting the Gala

  • RSVP:  Join parents, alumni, faculty and staff to celebrate our love of Gonzaga on December 2


Forms are enclosed for Sponsorship opportunities and Business, Family and Parish ads.

Please contact us at gala 2017@gonzagagala.org if you have any questions or need further information.

Thank you for your support!

Kim Howland and Maggie Sinnott Mejia

2017 Gonzaga Christmas Gala Chairs


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  DECEMBER 2, 2017  


GALA NEWS 11/27/16

posted Nov 27, 2016, 4:09 PM by Gala Webmaster   [ updated Nov 27, 2016, 4:12 PM ]

GMC Gala E-Blast
We're sorry but the Gala is SOLD OUT.
Gala Programs can be picked up 
THIS Tues. & Wed. in Lower Commons during your
sons' lunch periods


Merchandise ordered online can be picked up by your sons on Tues. 11/29 in the Lower Commons starting at 2:30pm - Please contact Denise McGowan at deniseOKG@msn.com

There is still time to volunteer for the night of the Gala as an Auction Spotter, Work check out or be a Runner, Auction Table Monitors, Dinner Table Hostesses, Sell Merchandise Night of Gala -  Contact Volunteer Coordinator Rose Poole rose.poole4@verizon.net  

Sneak Peek

 
"Hamilton -- Broadway -- New York City -- Get Your Bid Paddles OUT! This is your chance to see the most talked about musical in years!

Let the train take you to the city as this package includes two business-class, round-trip tickets on Amtrak Acela from Washington, DC to New York City. Enjoy a pre-show or post-show dinner with the included $500 American Express gift card. Relax after the show and spend the night in the city as you already have hotel reservations at The Muse Hotel, located in Midtown Manhattan, reserved for May 5, 2017.

Sneak Peek

South American Wine Tasting with Father Planning and Mr. Every 

Ten couples will join Father Planning and Gonzaga's Headmaster Mr. Every, at the Lounge at 77H, to enjoy South American wines. Learn about the wines and enjoy the experience with a wine expert from Vienna Vintner. Food pairings, to enhance the flavors of the wines, will be provided by a professional caterer.

Preview Auction Items Online

  • Green Day Concert
  • Eye Street Tailgate Party
  • Inspiring Gonzaga-themed art, and so much more!

In 6 days...SOMEONE IS GOING TO WIN $25,000!
 WILL IT BE YOU?


Right now, 391 (may change, as well) tickets have been sold, 
so you have a 1-in-391 chance of winning $25,000.

Don't miss out on your chance to win  

Reserve your Raffle Ticket Online

Gala Quick Start Guide

SMART PHONE BIDDING – Mobile Bidding will start earlier this year!  A link will be sent to event attendees before the Gala on Wednesday, November 30th, to the cell number listed in the Gonzaga Directory or to the number you entered when purchasing tickets. If you DO NOT receive an email on Wednesday, November 30th, please contact Shelby Whittier at tswhittier@verizon.net.
 
NO CHECK-IN REQUIRED THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT FOR THOSE GUESTS WHO RECEIVE THEIR PERSONALIZED MOBILE BIDDING LINK BEFORE THE EVENT AND LEFT A CREDIT CARD ON FILE WHEN REGISTERING.  Your table number will be displayed on your phone.  Feel free to come to the Registration Desk at the event if you need any help or do not receive your link.

Bring your FULLY CHARGED SMART PHONE to the Gala to utilize Mobile Bidding, an interactive, wireless, silent auction bidding system. You can keep track of your bids wherever you roam and never miss your chance to win a silent auction item. Bidders without smart phones can have the same bidding experience with assistance from our Bidding Volunteers. We will have volunteers available to help guests without a smart phone. If you can't locate a volunteer, please visit our help desk at registration in Dooley Hall and we will be able to assist you. Couples can bid on 2 separate devices using the same bidder number.
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where to Park? Please park in the parking garage on campus. Overflow parking will be available in the GPO lot on eye Street and other garages are available nearby.
Where to Enter? Enter Gonzaga through Dooley Hall.  You will see the wonderful transformation of the school into a true Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street.
Can I buy tickets at the door? NO. Reservations are now closed.  
May I attend as a volunteer? YES. We depend on volunteers for many aspects of the evening, and it is still a fun way to participate in the evening. Volunteers must register in advance by emailing Rose Poole at rose.poole4@verizon.net

Upcoming Gala Dates

Come join the fun as we transform Eye Street into The Nutcracker Suite!
  • Program Distribution - Tues. Nov. 29th & Wed. Nov. 30th during lunch periods
  • Gala set up day - Fri. Dec. 2nd, 8am - 4pm - (no school for the boys).  This is an all day event with breakfast & lunch provided.  Volunteer a few hours or stay all day!  ALL HANDS ON DECK!
  • Work the night of the Gala - Sat. Dec. 3rd.
    • Auction Spotter
    • Check out or runner
    • Auction Table Monitors
    • Dinner Table Hostesses
    • Sell Merchandise Night of Gala
Sign up here to volunteer or contact Volunteer Coordinator 
Rose Poole rose.poole4@verizon.net  

Parties with a Purpose

Back by popular demand Costello, Crowley and All Things Irish party or get to know other moms in your son's class by attending a party for that grade or attend a brunch in the spring to celebrate our GMC President. 
Purchase a "spot" for a set amount.


Gala Merchandise

 
Flannel G Boxers (limited sizes) - $20
Purple Gonzaga Pashmina - $25
Gonzaga Wrapping Paper - $20
Sports Chair - $35
Vineyard Vines Yellow Tie - $50
"G" Spa Robe - $60
"G" Medallion Necklace - $100
Commemorative Gala Nutcracker - $125
WE THANK OUR GENEROUS 2016 GALA SPONSORS
 ________________________________________________________

NUTCRACKER PRINCE SPONSORS


Bill Page Honda
Brian & Victoria Kanyan

 Matthew & Laura Brockwell


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The JBG Companies, Inc. 

Mike & Kathy Kirvan


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Petitbon Alarm Company
 
Congressman & Mrs. Thomas Rooney

Friend of Gonzaga
Friend of Gonzaga

_____________________________________________________________


CAVALIER SPONSORS
 

Diane & Paul Begala

Marco & Brigid Castro

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The Liberty Tavern Restaurant Group
Brian & Christine Normile 


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Perfect Settings, LLC
Maria and Tom Roginski

  
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Sheehy Auto Stores
 
https://sites.google.com/a/gonzagagala.org/christmasgala/_/rsrc/1476567195565/home/Thomas%20Aviation%20Logo%20LIGHT.jpg
Thomas Aviation Services
Michael & Kate Agnew


________________________________________________________
MAJOR GALA UNDERWRITERS

Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
Linemark 
Ridgewells
Wine Institute
The Gala proceeds directly support educational programs, service projects and generous need-base student aid that help develop our Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others”.  This monumental task is all accomplished by volunteers from our Gonzaga community and can always use your help.
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Questions?  Contact Irene Zaso at communications@gonzagamothers.org

Gala E-News 10-28-16

posted Oct 28, 2016, 12:48 PM by Gala Webmaster   [ updated Oct 28, 2016, 12:48 PM ]

GMC Gala E-Blast

The 35th Anniversary Christmas Gala
“Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street”
Saturday, December 3, 2016


Please join us for our last meeting before the Gala, Tuesday, November 1st in the JDR at 6:30pm.
Thank you!
Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
2016 Gala Chairs gala2016@gonzagagala.org
Purchase Exclusive Merchandise

Gala Decorations

Tuesday, Nov. 1st 5pm-6:30pm (prior to Gala Mtg)
Decorations & Setup Meeting Wed. Nov. 9th, 5:30pm 
(Lower Commons prior to the GMC mtg)
Tuesday, Nov. 29th 6-8pm (during Eagles Wings Tree Decorating)

Meet at the 3rd Floor GMC Closet 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Tobey tobey4some@yahoo.com or
Lidia Barnes  LCBARZAC@yahoo.com

Basket Wrapping Gathering

Sunday, November 20th - 10-2pm
at Kimberly Notarianni's home
8634 McHenry Street, Vienna, VA
RSVP: 
 gala2016@gonzagagala.org
Don't want to go home after the Gala? No worries.
The Hotel George, mere steps from Gonzaga, is offering a special rate of $129 for the Gala!

Use this link to book your stay! 
WE THANK OUR GENEROUS 2016 GALA SPONSORS
 ________________________________________________________

NUTCRACKER PRINCE SPONSORS


Bill Page Honda
Brian & Victoria Kanyan

 Matthew & Laura Brockwell


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The JBG Companies, Inc. 

Mike & Kathy Kirvan


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Petitbon Alarm Company
 
Congressman & Mrs. Thomas Rooney

Friend of Gonzaga
Friend of Gonzaga

_____________________________________________________________


CAVALIER SPONSORS
 
Diane & Paul Begala

Marco & Brigid Castro

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The Liberty Tavern Restaurant Group
Brian & Christine Normile 


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Perfect Settings, LLC
Maria and Tom Roginski

  
Sheehy.jpg
Sheehy Auto Stores
 
https://sites.google.com/a/gonzagagala.org/christmasgala/_/rsrc/1476567195565/home/Thomas%20Aviation%20Logo%20LIGHT.jpg
Thomas Aviation Services
Michael & Kate Agnew


________________________________________________________
MAJOR GALA UNDERWRITERS

Distilled Spirits Council of the Unites States
Linemark 
Ridgewells
Wine Institute
The Gala proceeds directly support educational programs, service projects and generous need-base student aid that help develop our Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others”.  This monumental task is all accomplished by volunteers from our Gonzaga community and can always use your help.
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Copyright © 2016 Gonzaga Mothers Club, All rights reserved.


Questions?  Contact Irene Zaso at communications@gonzagamothers.org

Gala News 10-18-16

posted Oct 18, 2016, 5:48 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 5:48 AM ]

GMC Gala E-Blast

The 35th Anniversary Christmas Gala 
“Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street”
Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Thank you!
Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
2016 Gala Chairs 
gala2016@gonzagagala.org
Purchase Exclusive Merchandise

Gala Decoration Workshops

 
Friday, Oct. 21st 8am-10am 
Tuesday, Nov. 1st 5pm-6:30pm
 (prior to Gala Mtg)
Decorations & Setup Meeting Wed. Nov. 9th, 5:30pm (Lower Commons prior to the GMC mtg)
Tuesday, Nov. 29th 6-8pm (during Eagles Wings Tree Decorating)

Meet at the 3rd Floor GMC Closet 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Tobey tobey4some@yahoo.com or
Lidia Barnes  LCBARZAC@yahoo.com

Gala Invitation Addressing

Monday, Oct 24th, 9am
Board Room at Forte Hall
Light fare served and are usually done by lunchtime
Questions? Contact Emily Goetzman
 eggoat@gmail.com

Basket Wrapping Gathering

Sunday, November 20th - 10-2pm
at Kimberly Notarianni's home
8634 McHenry Street, Vienna, VA
RSVP: 
 gala2016@gonzagagala.org
Don't want to go home after the Gala? No worries.
The Hotel George, mere steps from Gonzaga, is offering a special rate of $129 for the Gala!

Use this link to book your stay! 
WE THANK OUR GENEROUS 2016 GALA SPONSORS
 
NUTCRACKER PRINCE SPONSORS
 

Bill Page Honda
Brian & Victoria Kanyan
 
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The JBG Companies, Inc. 

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/5OlXvXTN8z9lJmM_vC1DDCSbZ8-Ni1yRaumotZ15eJfsD5t-fruQyG1Xr7eoCzGOTZR3mvNVyUaGeYPr0Kuiv5eSj9A5UHXCn3tjMBL5hQE-i9meZ-oJc3pOTNgjSoGFNljZTeG7
Petitbon Alarm Company
 
Anonymous
 Matthew & Laura Brockwell
Mike & Kathy Kirvan
Congressman & Mrs. Thomas Rooney
________________________________________________________


CAVALIER SPONSORS
 

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Perfect Settings, LLC
Maria and Tom Roginski

  
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Sheehy Auto Stores
 
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The Liberty Tavern Restaurant Group
Brian & Christine Normile 
https://sites.google.com/a/gonzagagala.org/christmasgala/_/rsrc/1476567195565/home/Thomas%20Aviation%20Logo%20LIGHT.jpg
Thomas Aviation Services
Michael & Kate Agnew
Diane & Paul Begala
Marco & Brigid Castro
The Gala proceeds directly support educational programs, service projects and generous need-base student aid that help develop our Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others”.  This monumental task is all accomplished by volunteers from our Gonzaga community and we still need your help.
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Copyright © 2016 Gonzaga Mothers Club, All rights reserved.


Questions?  Contact Irene Zaso at communications@gonzagamothers.org

Come Decorate for the Gala!

posted Oct 13, 2016, 3:02 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 3:03 PM ]

Gala Decoration Workshops

 
Saturday, Oct. 15th 11am-2pm
Monday, Oct. 21st 8am-10am
 

Meet at the 3rd Floor GMC Closet 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Tobey tobey4some@yahoo.com or
Lidia Barnes  LCBARZAC@yahoo.com

GALA E-BLAST WITH ALL THE LATEST GALA NEWS

posted Oct 12, 2016, 7:15 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 7:15 AM ]

GMC Gala E-Blast
Donate, Advertise or Sponsor TODAY - Deadline is Fri. October 14th

Parish Ads: An easy & inexpensive way to support the Gala


Show your Parish and Gonzaga Pride all in one place. Sponsorship is $25 per family.  Submit the form & payment to be listed. All names must be submitted by Thursday, October 13th. 

Questions? Michelle Pierpont & Maria Ignacia Borjas parishads@gonzagagala.org 

2016 Gala "Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street"
 

The 35th Anniversary Christmas Gala “Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street”
will happen on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Thank you!
Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
2016 Gala Chairs 
gala2016@gonzagagala.org
The Gala proceeds directly support educational programs, service projects and generous need-base student aid that help develop our Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others”.  This monumental task is all accomplished by volunteers from our Gonzaga community and we still need your help. 

Amazon Wish List

Don’t know what to donate, we have you covered, select from needed items on our wish list.  It's so easy!!!

Please Note:  Purchasing from the Amazon Wish List is a 2-step process.  

Step 1 - Make your purchase through Amazon link then return here for Step 2. 

Step 2 - Register Your Amazon Purchase so that your donation details are captured for our Gala Program.  

Thank you so much!

Gala Decoration Workshops

 
Saturday, Oct. 15th 11am-2pm
Monday, Oct. 21st 8am-10am
 

Meet at the 3rd Floor GMC Closet 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Tobey tobey4some@yahoo.com or
Lidia Barnes  LCBARZAC@yahoo.com
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SPONSOR DEADLINE MONDAY, OCTOBER 3RD!

posted Oct 3, 2016, 10:21 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 10:21 AM ]

Deadline for Sponsors to be listed on the invitation
are DUE Monday, October 3rd !

 
Sponsorship levels "Nutcracker Prince & Cavalier" are listed in the invitation and receive other special privileges for $4,000 and $2,500.  

Sponsor Today!

For more information contact Kristen Allen, sponsor@gonzagagala.org

Parish Ads: An easy & inexpensive way to support the Gala


Show your Parish and Gonzaga Pride all in one place. Sponsorship is $25 per family.  Submit the form & payment to be listed. All names must be submitted by Thursday, October 14th. 

Our Lady of Victory Parish in DC needs a Parish Ad coordinator

Questions? Michelle Pierpont & Maria Ignacia Borjas parishads@gonzagagala.org 

2016 Gala "Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street"
 

The 35th Anniversary Christmas Gala “Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street”
will happen on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Thank you!
Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
2016 Gala Chairs 
gala2016@gonzagagala.org
The Gala proceeds directly support educational programs, service projects and generous need-base student aid that help develop our Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others”.  This monumental task is all accomplished by volunteers from our Gonzaga community and we still need your help. 

Next Meeting Tues. 9/20, 6:30pm, Jesuit Dining Room

posted Sep 16, 2016, 6:04 AM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Sep 16, 2016, 6:11 AM ]

GMC Gala E-Blast

2016 Gala "Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street"

 
Please join us for our second Gala meeting on 
Tuesday, September 20th in the Jesuit Dining Room at 6:30pm
 
Many people are working hard on making the "Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street" a fabulous evening, but we are always looking for more help! Please consider one of the many ways to help make this Gala the best it can be.
 
The 35th Anniversary Christmas Gala “Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street”
will happen on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

Thank you!
Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
2016 Gala Chairs 
gala2016@gonzagagala.org
The Gala proceeds directly support educational programs, service projects and generous need-base student aid that help develop our Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others”.  This monumental task is all accomplished by volunteers from our Gonzaga community and we still need your help. 

SPONSORSHIP Details

Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $4,000, and business and family advertising opportunities range from $100 to $600. Congratulate a team, Send Christmas wishes, Thank a teacher or coach, Wish your Eagle well, or Promote your business.

Timing is everything.  We need to confirm sponsors by October 3rd and advertisers by October 14th for program recognition. Please don't hesitate to contact us at advertise@gonzagagala.org with ideas on potential sponsorships/advertisers. Feel free to forward this email to friends and family who may want to advertise!
 
It is so easy and it only takes a few minutes to place your ad and pay with a credit card.  Our volunteer catalog editor Diane Donohoe will even design your ads for you if you don't want to submit your own artwork!  Don’t delay, click these links to get started now!
 

SPONSORSHIP
FAMILY ADS
BUSINESS ADS

NEXT MEETING TUES. 9/20/16 AT 6:30PM IN THE JESUIT DINING ROOM

posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:07 PM by GMC Webmaster   [ updated Sep 16, 2016, 6:11 AM ]

Volunteer for the Gala

Visit www.gonzagagala.org to volunteer, donate, advertise or sponsor the biggest fundraiser of the year.

Next meeting is Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30pm in the JDR

Questions? Contact Kathy Kirvan,
Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
 gala2016@gonzagagala.org

First meeting of the school year: Tues. 8/30/16, 6:30pm Jesuit Dining Room

posted Aug 30, 2016, 5:18 AM by Gala Webmaster   [ updated Sep 16, 2016, 6:11 AM by GMC Webmaster ]

GMC Gala E-Blast

2016 Gala "Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street"


Every year our gala event is one of the biggest highlights of the year and this year will be no exception.  The Christmas Gala Committee has been working diligently during the summer months preparing for this year’s
35th Anniversary Christmas Gala “Nutcracker Suite on Eye Street” 
on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
The Gala proceeds directly support educational programs, service projects and generous need-base student aid that help develop our Gonzaga boys into “Men for Others”.  This monumental task is all accomplished by volunteers from our Gonzaga community and we still need your help. 

 
Please join us at our first meeting of the school year on 
Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30pm in the Jesuit Dining Room.  


We understand how difficult it is to balance work and family so any form of assistance would be greatly appreciated.  If you can't make the meeting, that's fine! There's still PLENTY of ways to get involved without going down to Gonzaga at night!
 
Use the link to fill out form to note the areas you would like to assist with. 
If using a mobile device, scroll to the bottom and click "View as Desktop." 
https://sites.google.com/a/gonzagagala.org/christmasgala/volunteer

Thank you!
Kathy Kirvan, Andrea Mellado, Kimberly Notarianni
2016 Gala Chairs 

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