AT LAST! The St. Jean Baptiste High School community will come together, in person, to celebrate A FIRST!
The inaugural SJB Scholarship Gala will take place on Tuesday, May 3, at 583 Park Avenue. The event will mark nearly a century of transformative education on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Since its founding in 1929, St. Jean's has been preparing and empowering young women of diverse backgrounds and abilities to excel at university and beyond. Most of these students would be unable to afford a rigorous, college-preparatory education without that scholarship assistance that St. Jean's provides.
Frances F. Townsend, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Activision Blizzard and former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, will be honored. Previously, Ms. Townsend was the first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence for the U.S. Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the U.S.Department of Justice under the administrations of Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. A Product of Catholic education, Ms. Townsend is a role-model and the embodiment of our Jeanite values. She has received numerous awards for her public service accomplishments.
Our anniversary celebration would not be complete without also honoring the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, whose dedication, academic expertise, as well as spiritual and financial support have--for nine decades--sustained the school and its mission. The Sisters remain a daily inspiration to our students as beloved administrators and staff.
Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of 18 books of fiction and nonfiction, will host the evening. Ms. Trigiani is also an award-winning playwright, television writer and producer, and filmmaker. The House of Love, Ms. Trigiani's first children's book, will be published in December followed by The Good Left Undone in April 2022. Ms. Trigiani is the co-founder of the Origin Project, an in-school writing program that brings professional authors into the classroom to work with students on their creative writing. It serves more than 1,500 students in Appalachia.
We hope you will join us to celebrate these remarkable women. All proceeds from the Gala will go directly to tuition assistance and scholarship aid. Your support will have a direct and profound impact on the lives of the students who are the heart and soul of St. Jean Baptiste High School. We look forward to seeing you on May 3.
Click here to purchase tickets, sponsor tables, learn about underwriting opportunities, or make a donation. For more information, please contact Kathryn Collins, VP of Institutional Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-288-1645 ext.121.