SCM Virtual Gala: A Celebration of Community

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A huge thank you to everyone who supported and attended SCM Virtual Gala: A Celebration of Community. Truly a St. Catherine’s first, guests joined us from all over the country to enjoy a fun and heartfelt livestream featuring students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. The evening reflected the unique nature of our community and celebrated the many ways we have remained connected throughout this year.
Through the generosity of our donors the event raised over $45,000 for the SCM Tuition Assistance Program, which provides tuition aid directly to St. Catherine’s families.
Thank you to our incredible families, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who ensured SCM Virtual Gala was a night to remember. We look forward to gala-ing again with you all in 2022-2023.


Proceeds from SCM Virtual Gala: A Celebration of Community will support our Tuition Assistance program. Taken together with allocations from our operating budget and philanthropic gifts directed specifically to tuition aid, the gala will help us begin to meet the $130,000 assistance need requested by our families for the 2021-2022 school year. 


Receiving financial support is sometimes the deciding factor in a family’s ability to remain here at St. Catherine’s, and we do our best to help them stay.



The livestreamed event will be a celebration of community, during which students, faculty, staff, and alumni will share the best of their St. Catherine’s experience and reflect on how we have navigated the year together. The program will feature lots of footage of students at work and at play, and some fun looks back at SCM history.


Alumni parent Nuri Nuri will provide music during the opening “cocktail reception” to help set the mood for the fun to come.


Our friends at Phoenicia Specialty Foods have put together a delicious selection of food, dessert, and wine choices from which guests will create their own custom menus. 


Gulf Coast Distillers - an SCM family business - has designed two signature cocktail choices for our top underwriter tier and generously donated the spirits.



Join us for the event on Saturday, April 17, 2021:

  • Group underwriting packages are available at $3,000 and $5,000
  • Virtual seating for two ranges from $500 to $1,000
  • Individual tickets are $200 per person

Guests can plan a cozy night in or invite members of their pod over for a festive watch party.


Remember: The dress code is "come as you are," so feel free to keep it casual or get all dressed up with nowhere to go. (Either way, we'll want to see your selfies.)  


Make a gift:


This option is perfect for those who cannot attend on April 17 but still want to support the gala and St. Catherine’s families.


Help spread the word:


Make sure your friends have purchased their tickets. Share your gala plans to inspire others to host their own small viewing party or get comfy at home on the couch.


Contact Advancement Director Lyndsey Ray at [email protected] with questions