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On behalf of the Gonzaga Mothers Club,
we hope that you and your families are enjoying the Christmas break and we wish you all of the best in the New Year.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Gala in ways big and small!  We are grateful to our generous sponsors, advertisers, donors, attendees, volunteers, and friends of Gonzaga, and thanks to your efforts, we were able to again
exceed our goal of $400,000 and a fun evening was had by all! 
We are blessed to be part of this special community at Gonzaga with families who have tremendous giving spirits. 
 

Openings remain for some of the year’s most exciting social gatherings which also raise funds for our boys at Gonzaga!


Bring a friend & join other Gonzaga Moms in celebration at 

Parties with a Purpose Sign Up Parties

  • Ladies Shopping Event to Benefit Gonzaga
  • Costello, Crowley & All Things Irish
  • GMC President's Brunch
  • 2016 Mom's Night Out
  • 2017 Mom's Night Out
  • 2018 Mom's Night Out

 To purchase your spot, CLICK HERE!

We thank our generous Gala sponsors listed below.  We also want to thank one of our new supporters, Port City Brewing, a first time addition to our Gala festivities.

Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.
The JBG Companies                                                           
George and Joan Beck Foundation
Gordon Hannah and Ellen McCarthy
Tim Dowd - Accurate Background, Inc.
Brian and Vickie Kanyan - Bill Page Honda
Nick Harris - Cassaday & Company, Inc
FCN Technology Solutions
Mad Bomber Outerwear
Maria and Tom Roginski - Perfect Settings, LLC
Sheehy Auto Sales
Maite and Joaquin Ballestero
Bergmann’s Cleaning, Inc. - Kimberly and Peter Bergmann
Black Restaurant Group, LLC - Barbara and Jeff Black
Jon and Rose Cameron
Jeff and Mary Jean Casler
Elcon Enterprises Inc. - Matt Warfield
GEICO Philanthropic Foundation
Jim Coleman Automotive
Bert Goodson and Erin Donovan
Lindsay Automotive Group
Lou and Maggie Mejia
Ricardo and Christi Perez
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Matt and Jean Schlesinger
Jonna and Steve Stoycos
William Thomas and Melanie Buttross
Anheuser-Busch Companies  
Stephanie and David Buckley
Mark and Colette Gorman and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
Stephen and Kim Howland
Linemark Printing
Ridgewells - Christine Callahan
Total Wine & More
The Towne Family
Wine Institute - Bobby Koch

GBN Career Fair

All Gonzaga grads (especially those from 2005-2015) might benefit from attending the 2016 GBN Career Fair on Wednesday, January 6th @ Gonzaga.
 
We need your help to "encourage" your Gonzaga grads to attend this event.The value for the alumni graduates to attend this event is tremendous. 
 
What can Gonzaga Grads get out of the event?
1) Get resume reviewed by leading HR professional
2) Conduct a mock interview to work on interviewing skills
3) Speak directly with over 90 employers who are looking to hire either for full-time or summer internship opportunities.
4) Drop off resume that will be sent electronically to all GBN Career Fair Exhibitors
 
Register as an alumni attendee: https://gbn2016.eventfarm.com/

View video created to capture the 2015 event: http://youtu.be/opEdsY17AtM
 
View promotional video for 2016: 
http://youtu.be/meksOPzSsmU

Please feel free to forward this email and the program guide to all Gonzaga alums so we can increase the turnout. This event is geared toward alums of all the partner schools participating as many of the employers are seeking 4 yr college degree graduates or those who are currently in pursuit of a 4 year degree.

Faculty Treats - Fri. Jan. 8th

Faculty and staff are invited to come together in the cafeteria for a home-cooked breakfast prepared by the faculty treats crew.  Sign up to Help:
 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054eabab283-faculty2 
For more info contact Hazel Lychak or Sharon Persinski at facultytreats@gonzagamothers.org
The Ignatian Reflection and Prayer Group will be meeting on Friday, Jan. 8th 8-9am in the Jesuit Dining Room. They will continue to review Pope Francis’s encyclical on The Joy of the Gospel with a discussion of Chapter 2, “Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment.
ALL GONZAGA MOMS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND its second annual weekend retreat for Gonzaga Moms on January 22-24, 2016 at Bon Secours Retreat House:  http://rccbonsecours.com/
You need not be a member of the Ignatian Group! 
(But we urge you to come to our next meeting on Friday, Jan 8 if at all possible so we can meet!) 
For more information, contact us at: ignatianprayer@gonzagamothers.org

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to cook and/or serve at the Father McKenna Center. They are so grateful!

 
We still have a few openings in February & March. To sign up, go to:
 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4daaae29a02-2015 
Thank you for considering and your ongoing support of this important service!

Annual Men for Others Diaper Drive 

Will take place on campus February 4 - 112016.  Please encourage your son to participate! Sizes 4, 5 and 6 are particularly needed.  All diapers collected will be donated to the D.C. Diaper Bank which provides a monthly average of 75,000 diapers to 2,500 D.C. area families. Last year our drive was shortened by snow days, but we were still able to donate just under 12,000 diapers. This year our goal is 16,000, please help us with this worthy effort!
For more information about the D.C. Diaper Bank, click here: 
http://www.dcdiaperbank.org

Gonzaga Mother-Son Celebration 
March 6, 2016 10am

The annual Mother-Son Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 10:00 am. Following the Mass at St. Aloysius, brunch will be served in the Carmody Center.  We are looking for help with decorations and set-up, which will take place on the morning of Sat. March 5th.
 
Please contact Chairpersons MaryBeth Jackson, Meghan McCaleb, Mary Penny at  motherson@gonzagamothers.org if you would like to help. 
 
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