Gala

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

School Staff
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.