IMPORTANT – Student Emergency Need

Dear DGALA Alums and Friends,

Several years ago we created the Bourne Fund to help Dartmouth LGBT students facing sudden hardship caused by being financially disowned as a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Many thanks to those who have given to keep this “safety net” in place!

Currently, we have been advised by Pam Misener (Assistant Dean and Advisor to LGBT students), there is a Dartmouth undergraduate student in need of our help, as her home has become unsafe, so much so that with the help of local authorities the student was able to leave and is now seeking refuge back in Hanover.  We will use Bourne funds on hand to help immediately, but housing and other basic costs for the summer are more than we have.

If you can give to help keep this student safe on campus this summer while financing is arranged for her last two terms in fall and winter, it would be greatly appreciated.  You may help by making a tax deductible contribution to the DGALA Bourne Fund (named in honor of Jason Bourne ’03, the first student whom we helped in this manner) in either of the following ways:

(1) go to and click on the Bourne Fund link, which will enable you to make a credit card contribution; or
(2) mail a check payable to DGALA (with “Bourne Fund” written on the memo line) to Pete Williams, Treasurer, PO Box 1191, Stockbridge, MA 01262.

Please feel free to contact me at with any questions.

Thank you for your help,

Pete Williams ’76, Secretary/Treasurer, DGALA

A Midsummer’s GALA – An Intercollegiate Ivy LGBTQ Happy Hour

Hosted by DGALA

WHEN: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Boston Beer Works, 112 Canal Street, Boston MA

COST: No cover. Pay for your own beverages and food

RSVP: Requested, but not required, by July 27. RSVP here.

Escape the heat of summer, and grab a beer with other newly-minted and not-so-newly-minted graduates!

DGALA is hosting and we invite all of our Ivy League, Seven Sisters, MIT, NYU, Stanford, Tufts & Amherst LGBT friends. Alumni, faculty, staff, and students that are over 21 are welcome. Thanks to our hosts, Shounak Simlai & Jesse Beach of DGALA, to co-hosts Bill Burdick of Penn GALA, Bill Barnert of Brown TBGALA & Shane Dunn, the programming chair of the Cornell Club of Boston as well as to FFR/Princeton BTGALA & Yale GALA for supporting the event.

Directions to venue: Orange, Green or Commuter Rail lines to North Station

For more information, click here.

5th Annual All-Ivy & Friends Post-Pride Mixer at the Yale Club of NYC

WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Yale Club of NYC, 50 Vanderbilt Ave (across from Grand Central)

COST: $40 cash only at the door. $20 for current students and 2010 grads; please bring student ID

RSVP: MANDATORY if you are not a Yale Club Member not later than
midnight Monday, June 28. RSVP here.  You may also e-mail or call 201-435-2332.

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones in the Yale Club’s beautiful Tap Room (3rd Floor). The return of the Yale Club events of old!
Enjoy an open bar of beer, wine and soda — and a bounteous buffet of hors d’oeuvres (including a 3′ tall chocolate fondue fountain) — while you mingle.

We invite alumni from the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, NYU, Duke, UVA, Georgetown, Williams, Amherst, the UC System (University of California) & their friends from any school for this spectacular evening!

Many thanks to our event co-hosts: Brown TBGALA, Columbia Pride, CUGALA (Cornell), DGALA (Dartmouth), HGLC (Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus), NUGALA (Northwestern), Penn GALA, FFR/Princeton BTGALA, Stanford Pride, Amherst Pride and YAAMNY (Yale Alumni Association of Metropolitan New York) and to our host for the evening: Yale GALA.

Note the Yale Club Dress code is business casual or better: please no jeans, t-shirts, shorts or sneakers.

More info: Contact, call (201) 435-2332
or click here.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join DGALA and the Dartmouth Club of Chicago as we march in the Chicago Annual Pride Parade.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Starting Postion #213, line up on Halsted between Fullerton and Wrigtwood at 11:30. Parade starts at noon.

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend so we can get an idea of how many people we can expect.

June 18-19, 2010: All-Class Mini Reunion

Join us on campus in June!

Friday, June 18

10 pm – Midnight
DGALA Open Bar Reception
Canoe Club, 27 South Main Street

Saturday, June 19

8:30 am
DGALA Reunions Breakfast with Remarks by President Kim
Hinman Lounge, Rockefeller Center

2:30 pm
“Shakespeare, Alan Bennett and Teaching at Dartmouth”
A Presentation by Peter Saccio
Moore Theater, Hopkins Center

4:00 pm
Affiliated Group Reception
Zahm Courtyard, Hopkins Center

DGALA Dorm Housing available.  For more information, contact Peter Williams ’76 at