Thanks to everyone who made our "virtual" Gala a huge success,
in spite of being unable to be together in person due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We look forward to seeing you at Gala 2021!


April 6, 2019

Pictures from Gala 2019

Setting Up for Gala 2019

Thanks for making 2019's Gala one of the best ever!

History of Gala

5:30 - Hors D'oeuvres & Silent Auction

7:00 - Opening Prayer & Comments

7:30 - Dinner & Live Auction

Gala tickets available for 75.00$ each. Contact the Development office.


Invitations are out and plans are underway for Bishop Garrigan’s annual Gala event, set for April 1. 

This black-tie optional event will celebrate its 30th year in 2019. Approximately 420 guests are expected to attend this year's event, which will feature a gourmet meal, live auction and silent auction tables. 

Thank you to the scores of volunteers who help make this night a success each year, from providing funds for Gala Jeans Days to gift gathering for the auction to decorating to helping on the night of the event. As we once again transform Friedmann Auditorium from basketball hoops and bleachers into an elegant atmosphere, we recognize how special this event has become. Gala has evolved into more than just another fundraiser – it’s a tradition and a habit all its own. This year we especially reflect on the many people who have helped us build this tradition through their work, gifts and overall presence at BGS.

Seating for Gala is limited, so if you would like to join us as a guest, please send in your RSVP as soon as possible. If you did not receive an invitation and would like one, please contact the Development Office. 

Volunteers are still being sought for preparations as well as the night of the event. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, please contact us for a list of opportunities.

2019 Gala Menu

  • Appetizers =  Shrimp and Chorizo Bites, Bacon Wrapped Asagio Stuffed Date, Focaccia with Caramelized Onions, Toasted Walnuts & Blue Cheese

  • Soup =Wild Mushroom Port Soup

  • Salad = Vintage Elaine Salad with Mixed Greens, Blueberries, Strawberries, Candied Pecans, Vinaigrette Dressing and Bleu Cheese Crumbles on the side

  • Entree = Basil and Spinach Stuffed Tenderloin of Pork with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Red Jacket Potatoes, and Sautéed Green Beans

  • Dessert = Decadent Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Coulis, and Edible Pearls

Gala Events

  • Live Auction

  • Silent Auction

  • Heads or Tails

  • Chest of Chance

  • Half Chance

  • Grab Bag

  • Car Raffle

  • Rec Raffle

  • Last Chance

  • Pick Your Passion

Gala Chair Couples

  • Rich and Diane Capesius

  • Aaron and Tricia Greteman

  • Tony and Laura Meyer

GB 3/30/20