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Great Conversations

What is Great Conversations?
Great Conversations is a biennial fundraising dinner supporting tuition assistance. Beginning with our foundresses, St. Catherine’s has a legacy of providing financial aid to make our school accessible to a diverse group of families.
 

Held at Rice University’s Cohen House, this evening of food, fun and compelling conversation is modeled after a similar event hosted by The Honors College at the University of Houston for more than 20 years.

Here’s how Great Conversations works: Families receive invitations in the spring outlining a list of guest speakers and conversation topics. The guest speakers are local experts from a wide array of fields, including arts and literature, history, religion, public policy, and more.

When participants return their RSVP card, they have the opportunity to select the top five speakers with whom they’d like to have dinner. The night of the event, participants are seated at a table for the evening with one of their selected speakers. The guest speaker then facilitates conversation with their tablemates as everyone dines. The conversations are meant to be informal, spontaneous, and most of all, enjoyable. Don’t miss this unique chance to be wined, dined, stirred and stimulated by some of our city’s most fascinating minds!