Dean's Dinner to Benefit Student Scholarships

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Please join Dean Stephen C. Payne, the Board of Visitors, and alumni for the 10th Annual Dean's Dinner to Benefit Student Scholarships with special guest speaker Dr. Peter Kilpatrick, President, The Catholic University of America.
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
The Hay Adams Hotel 
800 16th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20006
Start time: 6:00 pm (ET)

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Suggested Giving Levels:

Platinum Level - $10,000
A table for 10 Reception and Dinner, a one-year Named Scholar Award (to be named by donor*), and listed among Named Scholar Benefactors; $8,600 tax deductible 

Silver Level - $1,000
One ticket for Reception and Dinner, and listed among Host Committee members; $860 tax deductible

Sponsorship - $500 
To sponsor a student 
$360 tax deductible

Gold Level - $5,000
A table for 10 Reception and Dinner, and listed among Table Sponsors; $3,600 tax deductible

Guest- $500
One ticket for reception and dinner. $360 tax deductible

Sponsorship - $500 
To sponsor a faculty member $360 tax deductible

Previous Dean’s Dinner Events

Dean's Dinner to Benefit Student Scholarships
Dean Stephen C. Payne, the Board of Visitors for the Columbus School of Law, and Catholic Law alumni hosted the Ninth Annual Dean's Dinner Benefiting Student Scholarships on Thursday, September 23, 2021, featuring special guest speaker Joe Manchin, United States Senator for West Virginia at the St. Regis in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this event click here.

Dean Stephen C. Payne, the Board of Visitors for the Columbus School of Law, and Catholic Law alumni hosted a virtual event on Thursday, April 22, 2021, featuring a special guest speaker, The Honorable Brendan T. Carr '05. This year’s event also featured student guest speaker, Nicolas Valderrama, a third-year law student from the Securities Law Program. Click here to view a recording of the event and to read the overview.

The Seventh Annual Dean's Dinner took place at the St. Regis Washington, D.C. Dean Regina T. Jefferson presented the 2019 Dean’s Dinner Scholarship Star Awards to Kathleen Q. Abernathy ’83 and Joseph Peter Drennan ’81. After the presentation of the awards, she introduced and welcomed Arthur N. Fuccillo ’78 to the podium. Fuccillo served as moderator to the four-person panel and briefly introduced the other panelists, Kathleen Q. Abernathy ’83, Julie M. Kearney ’98, and the Honorable William T. Newman Jr. ’77. To learn more about this event click here.

The Dean’s Dinner has become an annual spring tradition at Catholic Law as a means of raising scholarship support for students. On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Sixth Annual Dean's Dinner took place at the St. Regis Washington, D.C. The special guest speaker was Francis X. Coonelly '86, President of the Pittsburgh Pirates. To learn more about this event click here.

The Fifth Annual Dean's Dinner was held at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., where there was a reception and dinner featuring keynote remarks from Daniel M. Gallagher, Jr.,’99, the former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission and newly announced Chief Legal Officer of Mylan N.V., a global pharmaceutical company. To learn more about this event click here.

The Fourth Annual Dean's Dinner took place at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., on April 21, 2016. The special guest speaker was Kenneth R. Feinberg and photos from the event may be viewed here.

The Third Annual Dean’s Dinner, which doubled in size from the previous year, also took place at The Army and Navy Club on April 9, 2015. Once again hosted by many members of the law school’s Board of Visitors and other donors, the cocktail hour and dinner featured White House Counsel, W. Neil Eggleston, as the guest speaker. Click here to view photos from this event.

The Second Annual Dean’s Dinner was held at Washington D.C.’s Army and Navy Club on April 10, 2014. Hosted by many members of the law school’s Board of Visitors and other donors, the cocktail hour and dinner featured Paul D. Clement, a partner at Bancroft PLLC and former U.S. Solicitor General, as the guest speaker. Click here to view photos from this event.

The Dean’s Dinner began as a fundraiser in April 2013, honoring Daniel F. Attridge, during his inaugural year as Dean of the Columbus School of Law. The contributions supported the law school’s general student scholarship fund. A group of approximately 70 people attended the rooftop reception and dinner at Fiola, a highly-regarded restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue. Click here to view photos from this event.