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The University of San Diego's Founders Gala

| December 28, 2017 | Parties

THE PARTY USD’s Founders Gala was held on Nov. 11, hosting 600 guests who raised $1.3 million for the Founders Endowed Scholarship Fund and celebrated a new fund for student veterans. THE GUESTS Attendees included Honorary Chair Maj. Gen. William M. Matz Jr. (Ret.) ’73; Commander of the Navy Region Southwest Rear Admiral Yancy B. Lindsey ’01; USD’s president and first lady Jim and Mary Harris; philanthropists Jenny Craig and Bob Baker; and USD Board Chair Emerita Darlene Marcos Shiley. THE HIGHLIGHTS Student musicians in period costume heralded dinner, where Lanee´ Battle sang “God Bless America” and each military branch’s hymn was played. The live auction featured a trip to Tuscany, a Super Bowl package and a 2016 World Series Championship jersey, worn and autographed by Torero standout and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, the 2016 National League’s MVP. -Karen Rose


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