Dream Flight 2018

Dream Flight Tuition Assistance Benefit Gala at the Claremont Country Club

October 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.


Hosted by Mike Pola '82 and Harrison Wilkes '03
Keynote Alumna Speaker Janely Gomez '14
Christi Matri Award for Outstanding Service to SJND presented to Kerry O'Hara '70 Plain 
Open bar and entertainment by our favorite alumni jazz band The Suggestions

Benefitting Students of Today and Tomorrow

Change a student's life. Create opportunity for academic and spiritual growth. Join us for an elegant evening of good friends, dining and funding the dreams of current and future Pilots.

Together, we raised a record $95,000 at Dream Flight 2017, allowing more students to say “yes” to an SJND education. We seek support from our SJND community to help us meet the increased needs of our families. The benefit is generously hosted by the Kelly family, so all sponsorships, donations and ticket sales directly provide young men and women in need with scholarships and tuition assistance.

  • 30% of SJND are first generation college students
  • 99% of the Class of 2018 attended college
  • More than 60% of SJND students receive tuition assistance to support their journey
  • "Graduates of Catholic Schools are more likely to vote, earn higher wages, more committed to service..." - The Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame

Sponsorship Levels

Table for 10. Logo/name recognition in event program & signage, website, Update Magazine

PILOTS / $10,000
Table for 10. Logo/name recognition in event program, website, Update Magazine

Six tickets. Logo/name recognition in event program, website, and Update Magazine

AVIATORS / $2500
Four tickets. Logo/name recognition in event program, website, and Update Magazine

CO-PILOTS / $1000

Two tickets. Logo/name recognition in the event program, website, and Update Magazine


Ticket for a member of SJND’s faculty/staff, plus one. Name recognition as above

Name recognition in event program, web site, Update Magazine

Weekend Getaway Raffle

Mendocino Getaway 
Donated by Alumni Erica Almquist '97 and Husband Eric Almquist

Enjoy a 3 night stay in an oceanfront-view beach home in Mendocino. Escape to your warm and inviting California oceanfront villa with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the soothing and relaxing sounds of the ocean waves from your private deck or while snuggled up in your cozy bed. Unwind and hideout in your sunken hot tub partaking in your favorite glass of wine, breathing in fresh air and taking in majestic views. You deserve it! Perfect for a romantic getaway, beach vacation for your family, trip with friends, group retreat or family reunion. 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2 baths, can accommodate 8 guests.

Raffle Tickets are $50 each, $225 for five.

Purchase your tickets ahead of time! Participants do not need to be present to win.

For additional information about the Dream Flight benefit, to become a sponsor, make a gift or join the honorary committee, please contact Mollie McFarland, Assistant Principal, Institutional Advancement at (510) 995-9456, mmcfarland@sjnd.org.