Gala is Brownell Talbot's premiere fundraising event, which supports our students, faculty, and school throughout the year. BT's campus will be transformed into a beautiful space for a night of cocktails, dinner, and a silent and live auction. Members and friends of the BT community are invited to attend this festive event.
This year’s gala will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Gala 2018 Steering Committee
Honorary Chair - Susan Dennis
Chairs - Chloe and Dan Firestone, Valerie and Casey Garrigan
Live Auction - Bindy Beavers, Annika George
Silent Auction - Danielle Brown, Selina Ferrer, Lori Howard
Exceptional Events - Deb Dodd, Fatima Khan
Family Baskets - Fatima Basith, Debbie Wood
Arrangements - Laura Crosby
Decorations - Casie Schlueter, Patra Pakieser
Display - Natalia Atchley, Juliette Lisco
Raffle - Suzanne Kotula, Frank Kubat
Mailings/Publicity - Charlotte Irshad, Lindy Levell
Corporate Sponsorships & Underwriting - Megan Belcher, Niki Theophilus
Student Projects - Lisa Freifeld
Advertising - Christine Connolly
Executive Director of Advancement - Shannon Gilroy
Director of Events - Melissa Rider
The 1960s was a decade of change, and Brownell Talbot School was no exception. BT admitted boys into the Upper School for the first time in 1963 and graduated its first coed class in 1967. The 1960s also brought the Summer of Love, the first publication of Rolling Stones magazine, and the first Super Bowl. The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, the word "hippie" was introduced into mainstream language, and Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.
For our community, "Peace, Love, and BT" is a nod to the many ways that BT inspires inclusivity and the power of change in our students: through academics, activities, and the arts.