Dream Flight 2019 | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

Dream Flight 2019

Dream Flight Tuition Assistance Benefit Gala at the Claremont Country Club

October 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. - Limited Ticket Availability

Generously hosted by the Kelly Family


Hosted by Mike Pola '82 and Harrison Wilkes '03.
Christi Matri Award for Outstanding Service to SJND presented to Rich Campbell.
Special performance by world-renowned opera singer Frederica von Stade.

Special Performance by Frederica von Stade

Frederica von Stade

We are honored to welcome world-renowned performer Frederica von Stade to the 2019 Dream Flight Gala for a special performance.

Described as "one of America's finest artists and performers" by The New York Times, von Stade has enriched classical music and delighted audiences around the world for over three decades. The mezzo-soprano has garnered six Grammy nominations, two Grand Prix du Disc awards, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Italy's Premio della Critica Discografica, and "Best of the Year" citations by Stereo Review and Opera News. Further, von Stade was awarded France's highest honor in the Arts when she was appointed as an officer of L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 1983 she was honored by President Reagan at The White House with an award given in recognition of her significant contribution to the arts.

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 $115,000 at Dream Flight 2018, 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 graduates are first generation college students
  • 100% of the Class of 2019 will attend college in the fall
  • 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

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Kelly Family
Dan Carroll '64
James Lee '64
Robert & Stephanie Doud in name of McGuire and Hester Foundation
Harold '59 & Janet Boscovich
Brown & Brown Insurance
Brian '70 & Keri McDonald & The CapyBar

Omega Termite
Alameda Family Services
Alameda Theatre and Cinema Grill
Beacon Pointe
Brad & Rosanna Shook in name of the Bladium Sports & Fitness Club
Cecile M Cuttitta

Lisa Lomba '88
Fiore & Agnes Marcheschi

RINA Accountancy LLP
Shartsis Friese LLP
Stephanie Chatman '80 Zellner in name of BMS3 Holdings
Venturini Landscaping
Vicki Wang Orthodontics
William '94 & Kelly DeMar
Alameda Pediatric Dentistry
ConCar Industries
Eaton & Associates

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

Questions? Please contact Mollie McFarland at mmcfarland@sjnd.org, 510-995-9456.

Weekend Getaway Raffle

Mendocino Getaway 
Donated by Alumni Erica Samoranos '97 Almquist and Husband Erik Almquist

Enjoy a three-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.

2019 Christi Matri Award

Rich Campbell

SJND is proud to present the 2019 Christi Matri Award for Outstanding Service at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School to Rich Campbell.

The Christi Matri Award was established in 2017 to honor an individual who through their service to SJND, has exemplified the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Brothers of Mary (Marianists), unifying our school community in the spirit of family nurtured by Mary, the mother of Christ. 

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.