Mount Celebrates with 2023 Gala

More than 300 family, friends and alumni attended the recent Mount Gala 2023, the largest social and fundraising event of the school year, contributing over $107,000 in auction bids, raffle sales and Fund-A-Need donations. 

Funds raised at the April 29th event will support general school programming as well as the Fund-A-Need initiative, our exciting Fields of Dreams project. (See related story.) The program kicked off by honoring four alumni inducted into The Fine Arts Hall of Fame.

The gala returned to Bally’s Twin River Casino in Lincoln, its first time back in a public venue after a two-year hiatus induced by the pandemic. The Live Auction followed silent auction bidding, socializing, dinner stations, and a welcome from Mount Saint Charles President Alan Tenreiro ’92. He thanked the crowd for attending and stressed how an involved community is key to Mount’s future.

“If you do a little research on the qualities of successful schools, you will expect to find things like small class size, strong academics and great teachers. But over and over, you will also see the word community: an extended family of people who just keep showing up for the school, year after year in deep, shared commitment. Thank you again for showing up, over and over, and for being part of Mount’s success,” he said.

Encouraged by emcee Anthony Macari ’12, weekend meteorologist at Channel 10 in Providence, and auctioneer John D’Aloisio ’84, the audience bid briskly on a variety of live auction packages. They included a handmade quilt featuring the Mount “M,”, week-long trips to New Hampshire and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and four tickets to the 2023 Army-Navy football game being held at Gillette Stadium donated by the family of Mount graduate and U.S. Naval Academy student Joy Teixeira, ‘21. Highlights included the raffle of a high-end electric bike as well as a game of heads and tails to determine the winner of a pearl and diamond pendant. 

“We had some very appealing packages and, as always, a very generous crowd. It was an amazing night of fundraising and ‘friend-raising’ to support Mount,” said Lisa Lydon, Director of Advancement.