Green Gate Gala

Our annual auction, the Green Gate Gala, is a spirited event for the community to celebrate and support our scholarship fund. 100% of the net proceeds from the Gala go directly into Visitation’s financial aid budget. This academic year, 33% of Visitation’s students received over $2.2 million in financial aid assistance. We believe that when we come together to support the increasing needs for financial aid at Visitation, our entire community is strengthened. By working together, we can ensure that the dream of a Visitation education becomes a reality for remarkable, deserving students who need our help.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 9, 2019 for the 20th Annual Green Gate Gala! The Fisher Center will be transformed into a dazzling display that will light up the night and Illuminate Thirty-Fifth Street. Please join us for this fun and festive evening as we support our own bright lights, our Visitation scholars.

Ways to Get Involved

The Green Gate Gala is one of our largest annual fundraising and social events of the year, and its success depends on your involvement! We have jobs big and small for everyone, and our Gala chairs will work with you and your schedule to find the right opportunity. Please see below for specific ways to get involved, or contact our Gala chairs, Katie McGovern and Lynne Rasmussen.

Volunteer (& Meet Other Families)

  • Attend our Gala Kick-Off Meeting on January 24 to learn about volunteer opportunities!
  • Join a Committee and help Committee Chairs with projects leading up to the Gala.
  • Help with setup and organization the week and/or day of the event.
  • Invite your friends to join our efforts.


  • Approach your favorite local businesses and encourage them to donate items to the Gala. All local businesses are welcome—from clothing stores to beauty salons to local restaurants. This is a great and easy way to contribute!
  • Encourage Freshman families to also join the Gala effort.


  • Donate items for our silent and live auctions. Getaways, sports tickets, and anything fun for our Visi girls are always appreciated! Visit our Amazon wish list for ideas.
  • Purchase an advertisement for your company, which will appear both online and the night of the event.
  • Sponsor the Gala and receive recognition online and at the event. Sponsorship funds are used to underwrite the costs of the Gala. Please contact Nathalie Sullivan for more information on sponsorship levels and opportunities.


  • Save the date for March 9, 2019! Tickets will be available for purchase online in February 2019.
  • Enjoy a cocktail buffet, silent and live auctions, live band, and dancing.

Green Gate Gala 2018


If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please contact Meghan Smith at or Nathalie Sullivan in the Development Office at