Founders Gala

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for an exciting evening in support of student scholarships. Here is a glimpse of all the fun we have in store:

Cocktails & Appetizers

5:30 p.m. with the rhythmic sounds of the Carroll Jazz Band
Hosted Bar

Dinner & Program

Featuring the Carroll String Ensemble

The Founders Gala co-chairs are Mrs. Lisa Bullock, the current First Lady of Montana, and Mrs. Theresa Racicot, a former First Lady of Montana.

Lisa and Theresa serve on the Carroll College Board of Trustees and hold Carroll close to their hearts. They are very excited to be co-chairs for the Founders Gala.

Photo of Mrs. Lisa Bullock and Mrs. Theresa Racicot

Patrick Keane, class of 1997, will be our lively host for the evening.

Patrick has appeared on Comedy Central's 'Live At Gotham', the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Bob and Tom Show, XM Radio, Spotify, Comics Unleashed, and the Montreal Comedy Festival.

Photo of Patrick Keane

Ray Kuntz, class of 1977, will be the 2018 Carroll College Insignis Award recipient.

Ray served on the Board of Trustees at Carroll College from 2010-2018 and was behind many important initiatives at the college during his time served. We thank him for his leadership.

Photo of Ray Kuntz

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Jerry Loendorf // Mary Munger // Pat Chvatal // Dick Anderson Construction // Peter Sullivan // Sodexo

Silver Sponsors
Tom and Wendy Downey // Katie and Marc Shea // Golden Eagle Construction // Willis and Nancy Wetstein // Diocese of Helena

Bronze Sponsors
Theresa and Marc Racicot // Gene and Mary Lou Mallette // Mark & Rosemary Semmens // John & Linda Couture // Mike Dalton // Cathedral of St. Helena

Contributing Sponsors
John and Victoria Cech // Steve and Lisa Bullock // Mosaic Architecture // Dr. and Mrs. William Simons  //  Ray and Elaine Messer


Butternut Squash Soup, Gorgonzola & Pecan Salad, Beef Tenderloin Oscar Style with Crab Béarnaise Sauce, Au Gratin Potatoes, and Roasted Fresh Asparagus. Vegetarian and allergen substitutions available.
Dinner will be accompanied by hand crafted, award-winning wines from Errant Cellars, the boutique winery of Carroll alumna Megan Couture, class of 2005. 

Insignis Award Presentation

Highlights of our Amazing Students

The Gala Gift - in celebration and support of our students.


Dessert and Dancing Reception

Those so inclined may enjoy a variety of delectable desserts and dance the night away to the live music of Triple Cross.

No-Host Bar


Additional Details & RSVP

Semi-formal Attire
Advance tickets required: $125 per person, tables of 8, $1000.
Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships.



Pre-Gala Gathering

Sung Evening Prayer

For those interested, there will be a pre-gala gathering in the All Saints chapel. Please join us at 4:30 p.m. for a Sung Evening Prayer with Fr. Marc Lenneman and the Carroll College Choir before the Gala festivities begin. There is no cost to attend the pre-gala gathering and all are welcome, even if not attending the Gala.

Carroll Campus
Campus Center
Upper Campus Center