Broad Museum in Los Angeles – Free DGALA Viewing

Hi LA people! Free event opportunity here!

We have reserved 9 tickets for The Broad in March. Please RSVP on Facebook, and the first to respond will have a place held.

NY Times review:

Arrive before 7pm as the group must enter together promptly at 7pm.

Questions: contact Rigel Cable – DGALA Board of Directors.

Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs ’52 Leaders of the Year Award Celebration

DGALA’s President Brendan Connell, Jr. ’87 and VP Melanie Pastuck ’11 were surprised and extremely honored to receive The Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs Leaders of the Year Award at a recent dinner in Hanover (Club and Group Officers Weekend). Mel was unable to attend and receive her award, which Brendan accepted on her behalf, so we wanted to invite you to join us in celebrating Mel as we pass on her award to her too.

The award was made more special when we learned about the amazing Mr. Gibbs. Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs II ’52 (1852, that is!) was a pioneering missionary and educator as well as a politician during Reconstruction, serving as Florida’s first black Secretary of State. He was a member of the abolitionist movement while at Dartmouth, and he was only the third African-American to graduate from the College.

Hope to see you soon to celebrate Mr. Gibbs, Black History Month, Brendan, and Mel.

RSVP to join us on Facebook! 

Brooklyn Museum Event, Co-Sponsored by DCNY & BADA

This DGALA event, co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Club of New York and BADA, is not to be missed!
Co-hosted by Amanda Rosenblum ’07 and Lizzy Hennessey ’09

First, we will visit the Brooklyn Museum to view the new Kehinde Wiley exhibit. Kehinde is a gay black NYC-based artist who paints portraits of people of color in heroic poses. The NY Times has called the exhibit “mind-teasing,” “eye-catching,” and “hard to ignore“; “His paintings reflect some of the problems and pleasures of being alive right now, in times fraught with corrosive bigotry and inequality.” (Smith, 2015). While there, you can also view the Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time exhibit on female power and, of course, the permanent collections.

We will then after-party next door beginning at 4pm at Bar Sepia (234 Underhill Avenue). Light appetizers will be provided! Drinks are on you; full bar available for very reasonable prices. If it’s nice out, we can hang out in the backyard. Kids are welcome at Bar Sepia until sundown and encouraged to attend this event!

Note on Pricing: Youth (19 and under) are free at the museum, Student and Senior admission is $10, and you can get in for no charge with a new NYC Municipal ID card. All others are $16.

Event Details: April 19th, 2pm to 6pm
The Brooklyn Museum & Bar Sepia
RSVP for our Facebook Event Online:

SF Pride Cocktail Hour (hosted by DGALA & DAASV)

Friday, June 28th
Dartmouth/Ivy Cocktail Hour Celebrating SF Pride (hosted by DAASV and DGALA)
The University Club, SF
6pm – 9pm

Kick off the 43rd annual San Francisco Pride celebration with a night of sophistication, alumni networking, hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, and honors!

Hosting by the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley, this exclusive SF Pride Week event is designed for fellow Ivy (and Stanford & Berkeley) alumni and students, as well as guest of SF Pride.

The evening will combine fun and business networking during an extended cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and low-key music conducive to making new connections and renewing old ones.

Special guests will include elected officials, community leaders, LGBT stakeholders, Grand Marshals*, and surprise celebrities.
This year’s celebrity Grand Marshals include:
•   Tabatha Coffey, host of the Bravo TV show Tabatha Takes Over
•   Kamala Harris, California’s 32nd Attorney General
•   Cheyenne Jackson, actor, singer, songwriter (Glee, Xanadu)
•   Alex Newell, actor (Glee)
•   Thomas Roberts, MSNBC anchor
•   Roger Ross Williams, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (Music by Prudence, God Loves Uganda)

The DAASV extends a warm Bay Area welcome to newly-minted SF Pride CEO, Earl Plante (Dartmouth ’94).
Cost: $20 for dues-paying Member, $30 for Non-Dues Paying Guest (including partners and guests). Pricing based upon membership of DAASV and/or DGALA.
RSVP here by June 24th:

A portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit SF Pride Foundation. Business casual attire required.