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175th Anniversary Edition Scholarship Gala Planning Underway

The Celebrate Xavier Scholarship Gala, 175th Anniversary Edition, will be held on Friday, April 8, at Gotham Hall. Please see the many ways you can help here.

Now in its 11th year, the Gala’s mission remains the same—to keep Xavier accessible to all qualified, deserving applicants by helping to provide more than $4.25 million annually in scholarships to 41% of our student body.

"We're looking forward to celebrating the generosity of the Xavier community, together in person, for the first time since 2019," said Director of Annual Giving Shane Lavin '03. “We couldn't be more excited to come together for what's always a great night at Gotham Hall—a night that transforms lives by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Scholarship Fund.”

Xavier’s Gala co-chairs are Carmela and Michael Barbieri ’80 P’10, Kimberly and James Donaldson P’20, Sabrina and Matthew McCauley P’22, Catherine and Niall Murray P’22 ’24, Eileen and Paul Scariano ’90 P’19 ’21 ’23 ’25, Eileen and Frank Shashaty P’14, and Kristin and Stephen Winter ’04.

This year’s current Maroon & Blue Sponsors are Carmela and Mike Barbieri '80 P’10 (TRUE Vodka), Kathleen and Daniel Denihan ’65, Sabrina and Matthew McCauley P’22, and Eileen and Paul Scariano ’90 P’19 ’21 ’23 ’25 (Paul J. Scariano, Inc.).

Our 16th Street Sponsors are Alliant Employee Benefits and Cullen and Dykman LLP.

Please see ways you can help below.

● Auction items can be dropped off or delivered to Xavier by Friday, March 4. Click here to complete the auction item donation form.

● Sponsorships, tickets, and journal pages can all be purchased here.

● This year’s raffle prize is $10,000 and will be paid in one lump sum to the winner by May 1. The drawing will take place at the Gala and the winner need not be present. Raffle tickets can be purchased here.

Questions about the Gala can be directed to Claudia Tierney P'20 at

“We recognize how difficult the past two years have been and greatly appreciate the community's continued support,” said Tierney. “We are working with Gotham Hall to ensure and enhance required safety protocols. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in April!”

Many thanks to all the parents and alumni for your help and support!