Gala ticket sales are on!
Sink your teeth into something truly delicious.
Purchase select tables and individual tickets online for the 2015 Saint
Martin's Gala — a smorgasbord of fun and fundraising — with the cast of
At the 2014 Gala, Ben Lopez shared the impact of
scholarships and this community has had on his life.
Moved by the selflessness of those who helped him and
the generosity of the Saint Martin's community, Ben has
decided to pursue a career in higher education.
"Scholarships are more than just funding for an
education. They are tools of empowerment, foundations of
support, and opportunities for students to develop into
the people [they] truly desire to be. I never could have
imagined that my college career would be so amazing and
impact my life the way it has here at Saint Martin’s.
"The Saint Martin’s community enabled me to break out of my shell and
empowered me to be the genuine version of myself. Words cannot express how
grateful I am for what they have done for me. All I can say is thank you SO
- Ben Lopez
Armandino '59 and Marilyn Batali
Rick and Pam Panowicz
Kathy Lombardo and Fred Wright
Questions? Please contact:
Director for event fundraising and corporate sponsors
2015 Saint Martin's Gala
Saturday, November 7, 2015
What's better than raising scholarships with an evening of great
food, great fun and a celebrity chef? Raising scholarships with an
evening of great food, great fun and FIVE celebrity chefs!
Join Saint Martin's and the entire cast of ABC's
The Chew, Mario
Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz, as
they cook up one outrageous night of good grub and giving!
It's about the students!
Gala receipts benefit SMU scholarship funds
The Saint Martin’s Gala is a celebration of hospitality and
community. It's a time to see old friends, renew acquaintances,
savor delicious food and wine, and be entertained. But the
primary reason for our gathering is to support our students
educational journey through the advancement of scholarship
Scholarships are vital! They make it possible for hundreds of
students to attend Saint Martin’s every year. In this difficult
economy, as a college education grows increasingly out of reach
for ever more students and their families, scholarships help
make a degree from Saint Martin’s a reality for many. But, a
Saint Martin’s education is much more than a college diploma. It
is a unique experience that prepares individuals to take on
personal and professional challenges of the 21st century,
equipped with a set of ethics rooted in our Benedictine values.
Financial aid facts
- 94 percent of all full-time undergraduate students
receive financial aid.
- In 2013-2014 Saint Martin’s awarded $15 million in
student scholarships including grants, including
individual and corporate donor-funded scholarships, and
the Gala Feed-a-Mind scholarships.
- As a result, the Saint Martin’s student body
represents a rich diversity that distinguishes our
campus from many others across the nation. More than
one-third of our students come from underrepresented
populations, including first-generation college students
as well individuals from low-income families and
ethnically diverse backgrounds. Our University is one
where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.