Delbarton's 75th Anniversary “Green-tie" Gala finally arrived. While there were a number of reasons why I traveled to NYC this weekend, attending this Gala was without a doubt the main attraction. My commitment to and love for Delbarton is no secret and so it was very important to me to attend this great celebration. Almost 450 guests dressed up at Gustavino’s under Manhattan's Queensboro Bridge to dance the night away and the group included fellow alumni, former teachers and coaches, monks from St. Mary's Abbey and other “Friends of Delbarton". I love getting dressed up and making the night a Green-tie party instead of a Black-tie party was quite appropriate as the Green Wave is our mascot.
Everyone in attendance walked the Green Carpet, tasted two signature drinks, the Old Main and the Green Wave, created by alumni mixologist Harold 'H' Ehrmann '87 and tested their luck in a twenty-two item silent auction, which included a painting of Old Main by American Impressionist John Traynor '79, a Delbarton-branded Tag Heuer watch, a Sun Valley home and Palm desert condo, jewelry and more. Guests had the opportunity to reflect on Delbarton's first 75 years, but also look towards the future with the announcement of a significant capital campaign that will be launching to help enhance our campus's main building, Trinity Hall, and grow our endowment to increase our ability to provide financial aid.
I had the most amazing night with my friend, Ali Armstrong, who was truly the best date and dance partner I could have asked. Ali and I appreciated my classmate Alex Hewit and his family letting us sit with them for dinner. The Skyline Drive Orchestra lived up to expectations and the young alumni at the party impressed everyone with their dance moves on the dance floor.
Congratulations Delbarton on your first 75 years and I am so excited to see where you will be 75 years from now!