Annual Donor Events

The University of St. Thomas hosts several events throughout the year to bring awareness to our students’ needs and various campus programs. Please check the UST Master Calendar for the event schedule.

Mardi Gras Gala

The Mardi Gras Gala, the University’s premiere scholarship fundraising event, raises scholarship funds annually through table sales, ticket sales and a silent and live auction. The Mardi Gras Gala tradition is over 60 years old and held annually on the Saturday before Fat Tuesday, ushering in the Lenten season.

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Irish Gala

The annual Irish Gala benefits the mission of the Center for Irish Studies, a Center for Excellence at St. Thomas. Funds raised at the Irish Gala support a multitude of student scholarships and academic programming for the Center.

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Two Saints and a Taco Tasting

Tacos + Beer = Scholarships! Savory tacos from some of Houston's best-loved eateries, coupled with world-class beer courtesy of Texas' oldest craft brewery, amounts to great fun and money raised for scholarships. Join us for UST's biggest alumni event of the year!

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Sponsorship Information

For information on sponsorship opportunities at our events, please contact or 713-525-3100.