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Havana Nights: Mardi Gras Gala 2019
Havana Nights: Mardi Gras Gala 2019

Ursuline Academy's 2019 Mardi Gras "Havana Nights" will be held Saturday, March 2 at Million Air Dallas at Addison Airport. The 29th annual celebration is the premier scholarship fundraising event for Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Honorary Chair of the 2019 Gala is The Diane and Sam K. Smith Family; this year's Mardi Gras Co-Chairs are Kim Blades Askew '93, Kelly Moore Cook '85, and Wells Gibbons Housson '93.

Ursuline's Mardi Gras Gala is an essential source of funding for financial need-based scholarships for young women in grades 9-12 who attend the Academy. For the 2018-2019 school year, Ursuline granted approximately $1,300,400 in need-based financial assistance to approximately 20% of the student body as a result of endowment earnings and net proceeds from Mardi Gras events.

Preview the Mardi Gras 2019 event program to view details on the Live and Big Board Auction items.

To make reservations, contact the Ursuline Academy Mardi Gras Office at 214-389-2675. Individual tickets are $175 each. Raffle tickets on a $15,000 gift card are also available for $10 each.

Ursuline Academy is very grateful to all the donors and volunteers who make Mardi Gras a success! The following list includes endowed scholarship donors, underwriters, sponsors and other scholarship donors for Mardi Gras 2019 "Havana Nights":

$50,000 – $300,000
Susan Wing Oglesby '65 and Marion B. Oglesby
Susan Irwin Piot '87 and Jon Piot
Carolyn and Rudy Tovar

$25,000 – $49,999
O. Brad Anderson, Jr., Belinda Grant-Anderson, and Maria Anderson '17
The David M. Crowley Foundation
Pamela and Mehrdad Moayedi

$10,000 – $24,999
Lisa and Mike Anderson
Allie Morgan Dunklin '04 and Bill Dunklin
Kara Sherman Gehan '85 and Peter Gehan
Mary Kay Inc.
Mary De Loache Terry '73 and Mike Terry

$5,000 – $9,999
Baillargeon Family
Laura and Jerry Braun
Castle Montessori Schools
Shelly and Tom Codd
June Dales
Myriam and Eduardo Diaz
Ann and Barry Drees
Molly and Jeremy Fernandes
The David G. and Mary Fox Family
Jennifer Staubach Gates '84 and John Gates
Denise and Shawn Gilbert
Belinda and Ben Golding
Jackson Walker
J.P. Morgan
Susan and Frank Kobyluch
Vicky Pitts Lattner '69 and Doug Lattner
Barb and Gerald Louviere
Chelen and Bill Moore
Public Service Plumbers, Inc./The DiFrancesco Family
Dee Ann Baillargeon Smith '82 and David Smith
Marianne and Roger Staubach
Mary and Rich Templeton
Ursuline Academy Dads Club

$2,500 – $4,999
Cindy and Kevin Bartholomew
Gina and Michael Elliott
Angie and Andy Fisk
J.M. Haggar, Jr. Family Foundation
Kim and Garrett Hanrahan
Molly and Ron Horner
Wells Gibbons Housson '93 and Matthew Housson
Legacy Texas
Amy Staubach Mentgen '95 and Jamie Mentgen
Laura and Scott Moore
Cindy and Chris Pierce
Prosora Technologies
RAS Services
Amy and Scott Scheel
Stewart Organization
TechScape, Inc.
Kathleen Barger Thorson '88 and Todd Thorson
Mary and Joe Pete Wilbert
Winston & Strawn LLP

$1,000 – $2,499
Molly and James Adams
Kim Blades Askew '93 and Jeff Askew
Balady Beach Real Estate Team
Mary Lynn and Fred Bangs
Lynn Feather Bell '82 and Win Bell
Jessica and Jeff Burrow
Kelly Moore Cook '85 and Peter Cook
Extreme Studio Performance
Glenn Partners
Ellen and John Grimes
Local Traveler
Maria and Frank Parigi
Mary Walker Sladek '79 and Bill Sladek
Ursuline Sisters of Dallas

Visit the 2019 Mardi Gras Gala website.