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Join us at the 2020 gala!

Our 2020 Annual Gala Co-Chairs Paul and Emily Dix invite you to join us for an evening to remember with cocktails, dinner, auctions and speakers.

April 25, 2020

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Live Auction
Guest Speaker Arthur C. Brooks
Seaport Hotel Plaza Ballroom
Boston, MA

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Early bird prices of $180/ticket are available from February 20 until March 31. At that time, prices will increase to $200 for remaining tickets.

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Following the event, stay the night at the Seaport Hotel (1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA). Guests can book a room hotel and get a discounted rate as part of our room block.

Guest Speaker: Arthur C. Brooks

Arthur C. Brooks is a Harvard professor, author, and former president of the American Enterprise Institute. Much like the teachings of our founder, Bruno Lanteri, Mr. Brook’s latest work, Love Your Enemies, offers timely advice on how we can come together in challenging times to live happier lives with hope, gratitude and compassion.

Gala Co-Chairs: Paul & Emily Dix

Paul and Emily are parishioners and volunteers of St. Mary’s Church in Alton, IL, which has been staffed by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary since 1987. The OMV’s have always been a part of their extended family, from the celebration of their wedding to the baptism and schooling of their sons, John Paul and James. The Dix’s look forward to many more years of continued growth, both personally and spiritually, at St.Mary’s and the greater OMV community at-large.

Live & Silent Auctions

As always, the Gala will include a live and silent auctions with exclusive items and unique experiences. This year’s not-to-be-missed opportunity is a trip to California’s world-renowned Napa Valley! The getaway includes roundtrip airfare from within the continental U.S., lodging at the Meritage Resort and Spa, and a private tasting and tour at Charles Krug Winery.


All proceeds from the event will benefit the Seminarian Scholarship Fund, providing our young seminarians with the financial support they need on the road to ordination and lives of service. Help us to continue the mission of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary by becoming a table or corporate sponsor.

There are a variety of sponsorship levels and recognition for the 2020 Annual Gala, and we welcome you to review our 2020 sponsor information to learn more about making a commitment.

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Thank You to Our 2019 Corporate Sponsors

St. Ignatius Province of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 04-2596681