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Black & White Gala Honors Legacy and Celebrates Future Friars

Black & White Gala Honors Legacy and Celebrates Future Friars
BL Legacy Gala

The Friar family filled the Anatole on Saturday evening for more than just the fabulous live auction items and an exhilarating performance from Emerald City. In donning their best black & white attire and dancing shoes, Legacy Gala attendees had a singular focus- to raise needed funds for student scholarships.

Legacy looks to the future, and in honoring those who have nurtured BL’s 60-year Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale ’69 offered a toast to the impact Bishop Lynch will continue to have on students for generations to come. Following dinner, the evening heated up with a lively game of Heads or Tails. The live auction and appeal, along with the silent auction, raised over $460,000 for need-based and merit scholarships for BL students. Donations to student tuition assistance are still being accepted.

Special thanks to the event co-chairs, Kristen & Greg Norton and Carrie & Joe Bevers, the alumni co-chairs, Kathy Hemmi ’73 & Matt ’73 Nevitt, and all committee members for their tremendous dedication to making the event a success.

Mattress Mack gives toast at BL Legacy Gala