The Gonzaga Mothers' Club is open to mothers and guardians of Gonzaga Students, and those friends and benefactors of the School who wish to participate in or contribute to the Mothers’ Club Activities.
The Mothers' Club sponsors several activities at Gonzaga, including Freshmen and transfer students parents luncheon, Christmas Gala, the Mother-Son Mass, and get acquainted parties around the Metro area.

The GMC meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Lower Commons / cafeteria 
The Social @ 6:30, Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Please bring donations for the McKenna CenterWSG to any meeting.

GMC News & Announcements

  • Volunteers Needed for Mother- Son Celebration


    Gonzaga GMC

    Mother-Son Celebration


    SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2015


    Come join the fun on Saturday March 7, 2015 with other Gonzaga Moms as we set up for the Mother-Son Celebration the next day.  We will be setting tables, arranging centerpieces, and stuffing programs in the Carmody Center.  "Many hands make light work!

    We will get started at 8:00am, but come when you can.  By early afternoon, we should have a beautiful venue, befitting our incredible Mothers and Sons!!

    Please email us with questions:  Gwen Caudle, Lynn Cruser, Denise Jackson, & Mary Penny at

    Thank you!!!


    Posted Feb 26, 2015, 8:20 AM by Gonzaga MothersClub

    Posted Feb 17, 2015, 12:28 PM by Gonzaga MothersClub
  • Still Time to Party with a Purpose!!! Register NOW!

    There's still time to register here for a fabulous event, partying with a purpose, to benefit Gonzaga & our sons!

    We Thank the Gala Chairs on 3/13/15

    Come raise a toast to our fabulous 2014 Gala Chairs Meghan McCaleb, Jill Mote, and MaryBeth Powers. Dinner party hosted by Karen Hill and Marcella Townsend on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm at Marcella's home in Washington, DC. $40

    Latin Night on 4/11/15 -NEW DATE

    Join Graciela Heintz for an evening of Latin culture, food, music and friendship. Savor Venezuelan cuisine and a glass of Sangria. Feast on Pabellon Criollo, Arepas, Reina Pepiada and Pan de Jamon or Ham Bread. And for dessert, Quesillo, the Venezuelan twist on creme brûlée. Served with your choice of tea or coffee. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00pm. $50

    Presidential Power Brunch on 4/26/15

    Join past GMC Presidents for brunch at Pia Clark's Arlington, VA home to celebrate Rose Cameron's enthusiastic leadership and dedication to Gonzaga as the Mothers' Club President this year. Sunday, April 26, 2015. $40

    Crowley, Costello and All Things Irish on 5/2/15

    Come to a spirited Celtic Celebration featuring two of Gonzaga's favorite Irish sons and veteran musicians, Joe Crowley and Danny Costello. Savor Guinness, Smithwicks and delicious snacks while you kick up your heels to festive Irish tunes. Joining Joe and Danny will be “The Shed Band” featuring Gonzaga dads Scott McCaleb, Neil McGrail, and Jim Joyce. This rollicking good time will be held on May 2 in the backyard of the Kilcullen family home in Kensington, MD. Slainte! $50

    Posted Feb 23, 2015, 6:21 PM by Gonzaga MothersClub
  • February GMC Newsletter
    February GMC Newsletter
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    Dear fellow Gonzaga Moms,

    Please join us for the February GMC meeting this Wednesday, February 11. Our guest speaker will be Ms. Carmen Fitzsimmons from Campus Ministry. Ms. Fitzsimmons will talk to us about the Summer Service Program and will be happy to answer all the questions you have regarding the program.  Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a light supper; the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please remember to bring a donation of diapers for the Men for Others Diaper Drive, along with tights for the WSG, and items for the Father McKenna Center. We are eager to support these causes, and we know they depend on us for help throughout the year.

    I hope that each of you will become involved in this year’s 
    nomination process for the 2015-2016 GMC Board of Directors by nominating another mom or yourself for a position. Please think about the wonderful moms that you have worked with this year and nominate them for positions on next year’s GMC Board by March 1.

    Reserve your spot now, before it sells out, for the 30th annual Mother-Son Mass & Brunch on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Mass will start at 10:00 a.m. in The Great Church of St. Aloysius with brunch immediately following in the Carmody Center. We are honored to have Brendan Tuohey, Co-founder and Executive Director PeacePlayers International as our guest speaker.

    Gala photos are now posted on the GMC website’s Photo Gallery. Relive the magic of The Purple Polar Express as you thumb through many beautiful photos. There are still a few spots available for some of the best signup parties in the auction. Checkout the fabulous party offerings on the Gala website and see if there’s one just for you.

    Thank you to our Fresh/Soph/Jr. Parent Night chairs for providing the wonderful refreshments at the Sophomore Night. On the evening of Parent Teacher Conferences, our faculty enjoyed a wonderful dinner thanks to PTC Faculty chairs, Kathy Prominski and Laura Tramonte; and all parents enjoyed delicious light fare that same evening thanks to your food donations and the hard work and planning by Kimberly Notarianni, Alison Quatrini and Valerie Warburton. Hospitality at Gonzaga is always such a treat!

    Faculty Treats is one of my favorite monthly GMC events. Did you know that our Faculty Treats chairs, Hazel Lychak and Sharon Persinski provide a delicious, hot and nutritious breakfast to all members of the faculty, on the first Friday of every month? They and their intrepid volunteers are at school at the crack of dawn, ready to serve at 7 a.m.! Teachers tell me it’s their favorite day each month. Thank you Hazel and Sharon!

    Lastly, I would like to join Campus Ministry in a special thank you to Elva Riley and Marissa Valentine for everything they did to help make this year’s Freshman Retreat a great gift to the freshman class. Their work ensured that every event during the retreat ran smoothly and so well. Thank you Elva and Marissa and all Freshman Retreat volunteers.

    Please keep the new list of intentions on our GMC website in your prayers. And read through all the announcements noted below in this newsletter – there are so many things happening on Eye Street these days!

    I look forward to seeing you this Wednesday, and to receiving your nominations for next year’s Board very soon. Thank you for all you do to make the GMC so successful and so much fun!

    Rose Cameron, GMC President, 2014-2015

    Annual  Men for Others Diaper Drive

    The Annual Men for Others Diaper Drive started last week and ends this Thursday, February 12th.  There are several ways for you to participate in this worthy cause:  You can have your son drop off a diapers at school in either the lower commons or Collins Rotunda, you can bring them to our GMC meeting this Wednesday or you can donate diapers directly by purchasing them from the Diaper Bank's Amazon Wish List. Please note in the gift message that the donation is part of the Gonzaga diaper drive. Go to and look for the Amazon logo on the left hand side.

    Diaper sizes 4, 5 and 6 are most in need.  All diapers collected will be donated to the D.C. Diaper Bank which provides a monthly average of 75,000 diapers to 2,500 D.C. area families. The Founder and Executive Director, Corrine Cannon, is the daughter of Gonzaga's own Rick Cannon and created the Diaper Bank in 2010. Last year our drive was shortened by snow days, but we were still able to donate nearly 12,000 diapers. Our goal this year is 16,000.  Please help us with this worthy effort! For more information about the D.C. Diaper Bank, see


There will be a Mother/Son volunteer opportunity at the D.C. Diaper Bank in March - stay tuned for details.

    GMC Fundraiser at Vineyard Vines on February 17 at Tysons Galleria. All Gonzaga patrons will earn a 10% discount on their purchases (please mention that you are with Gonzaga). Additionally, Vineyard Vines will donate 10% of the purchase amount to the GMC. Enjoy a fun shopping day!

    Jigs and Reels and Words for the Homeless
    Jigs and Reels and Words for the Homeless, formerly know as the Irish Hooley, has a new venue. The event will take place on Sunday, February 22nd, at 4 pm in the Figge Theater on the campus of Georgetown Prep. The Eye Street Boys will perform along with Irish dancers, bands and readings. Proceeds from the event will go to the Father McKenna Center, all are welcome!  For more information see:

    Mother-Son Mass and Brunch
    The annual Mother Son celebration will take place on Sunday, March 8th at 10:00am. Following mass at St. Aloysius, brunch will be served in the Carmody Center. Stone Photography will be on hand from 9:30-2 for Mother Son pictures. We are honored to have Brendan M. Tuohey, ‘92 Gonzaga Graduate, and Co-founder and Executive Director, PeacePlayers International, as our guest speaker. PeacePlayers International is a Washington DC based global organization that uses sports to unite and educate young people in divided communities. Please visit for more information and to RSVP and pay online by February 25th.

    We you are looking for volunteers on March 7th to assist us with the event set up. We will begin working at 8am in the Carmody Center and there will be a job for everyone. If you can help us please email us at
    Thanks, Gwen Caudle, Lynn Cruser, Denise Jackson and Mary Penny.  

    The Gonzaga Father's Club is a great partner with us for the Gonzaga Mother Son brunch.  They assist us with both the set up Day on March 7th, and the serving and clean up on March 8th. They are fun days for the Dads too.  Please see the sign up genius below if your husband can lend a hand.  

    Gonzaga Fathers Club Mother/Son Brunch Signup HERE

    McKenna Meals and Volunteers

    The response to the call for meals and volunteers for the McKenna Center's Hypothermia Unit has been wonderful, if you have not had the opportunity to serve, there are still some spots available for you and your family to help in February and March.  Please sign up today and support the vital work of the McKenna Center.  Visit our SignUp Genius site for directions and to see the dates when volunteers/meals are still needed 


Donations of travel-size toiletries, new socks and underwear, gently used blankets and men's clothing for the center are also welcome.

    2015 Freshman Retreat

    The 2015 Freshman Retreat was a huge success due in part to all of the wonderful volunteers. We would like to thank all of the leaders, grounds crew and freshman parents who helped set up, serve and clean up during the retreat weekend. We could not have done it without each of you. A huge shout out goes to Nancy and Mary, the GMC closet queens for organizing all of the our paper goods for the weekend and the training lunches. The GFC also gets a big thank you too.  Lastly, we would like thank Campus Ministry for allowing the GMC to be a part of this most rewarding weekend. Gratefully, Elva Riley and Marissa Valentine  Co-Chairs
    Posted Feb 10, 2015, 5:19 AM by Gonzaga MothersClub
  • Mother-Son Celebration Registration Now OPEN!

    30th Annual Mother-Son Celebration

    posted Jan 27, 2015, 3:53 PM by Gonzaga MothersClub   [ updated Jan 27, 2015, 6:31 PM ]

    GMC Member + 1 son: $55.00
    GMC Member + 2 sons or more: $70.00
    Non-GMC Member + 1 son: $65.00
    Non-GMC Member + 2 sons or more: $80.00

    GMC Membership determines your cost:  You can click here to see the list of current GMC members.  If you are not a member, visit the membership page to join GMC.


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    Offertory Collection in support of the Washington Middle School for Girls. Click here to donate online. 

    To donate funds for another Mother and Son to attend the brunch click here.

    Mothers and sons will be seated with their son's class and seating will be assigned in the order of reservations (with the oldest son's class).

    Only Moms with a Senior son can request to sit with specific mothers and sons.  Please confirm with all your table mates before submitting request.


    Please contact Gwen Caudle, Lynn Cruser, Denise Jackson or Mary Penny at with any questions.

    Posted by Gonzaga MothersClub
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