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Mendenhall Family Supports Mardi Gras as 2015 Chairs

Mendenhall Family Supports Mardi Gras as 2015 Chairs

Trini Mendenhall and Jan and Oniel Mendenhall ’04 will serve as 2015 Mardi Gras co-chairs.

Trini is a former board member and longtime supporter of the University, and is the namesake of the Mendenhall Summer Institute, which closes the gap between high school and college for incoming freshmen. Her son Oniel is a graduate of the St. Thomas MBA program.

Mardi Gras 2015
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A Note from Our Chairs
We are thrilled to serve as chairs of the University of St. Thomas’ 65th Annual Mardi Gras Gala, and we invite you to join us in making the 2015 celebration the biggest and best ever! The spirit of the “Big Easy” will envelop the Hilton Americas-Houston on Fat Tuesday, February 17, 2015, as we eat, drink and dance the night away while supporting scholarships at Houston’s own University of St. Thomas.

This cause is very near and dear to our hearts, and with your support, we hope to set a new record for attendance and fundraising in 2015. We look forward to seeing you on February 17, 2015 for an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration!


Trini Mendenhall and Jan and Oniel Mendenhall ‘04

2014 Mardi Gras Gala Raises $800,000 for Scholarships
A “Prince of the Church” and archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, was the honoree during the 64th Annual Mardi Gras Gala, helping to raise more than $850,000 for scholarships at the University of St. Thomas. More than 400 donors, alumni and friends celebrated Fat Tuesday on March 4 at the River Oaks Country Club.

The event chairs Virginia ‘Ginny’ ’79 and Dennis Malloy welcomed guests to the largest UST scholarship fundraiser of the year.

The Mardi Gras Gala supports the St. Thomas fund. In fall 2013, more than 95 percent of first-year students received financial assistance. The University awards about $13.7 million in scholarships and grants annually.

Read more about the 2014 Mardi Gras.

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