The Ursuline gala
Thank you to all who supported Ursuline's Got Talent on December 12, 2021!
We are grateful to our sponsors, donors, viewers, and of course, our talented student contributors! We are also thankful for our parent volunteers who helped deliver packages to our sponsors on the morning of the event. This amazing community effort brought in more than $100,000 for Ursuline Academy. Thank you to our host Caitlin Burchill '08, and alumnae commentators Shannon Dwyer Connery '04, Lilly Higgins '16, and Maura McCarthy Polles '86.
Click here to watch the show.
Congratulation to our five student finalists:
Sofia Pichay '26 - 1st
Allyson Bligh '26 - 2nd
Rachel Lee '25 - 3rd
Shannon Doyle '25 - runner-up
Catherine Siedel '25 - runner-up
With so much talent, choosing our five finalists was a challenge. You can click here to see all of our contestant videos in their entirety on the Ursuline YouTube channel.
Thank you to the following sponsors of Ursuline's Got Talent 2021: Reynolds-McKee Family, Cramer, P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc., Regina Sullivan '78, Kate and Shaun Levesque, Lynch Family, Simpson Family, Steinkrauss Family, Veterinary Services of Westwood, Bowditch Attorneys, Consigli Family, Cullen, Murphy & Co., PC, Evans Family, Fox Family, Kyocera, Lee Family, Power Family, Raskin Family, Sullivan Family, Walker Family, Wright Family, Armijos Family, Suzanne '81 and Christopher Burkhardt, Butera Family, Shanahan/Callanan Family, Crowley Family, Friedman Family, Hackl Family, Julian Family, Kaplan Family, McHugh Family, McNulty Family, John and Mary Merchant, Nolfi Family, Pap Family, Ed and Regina Spadoni, and Xaverian Brothers High School.
Ursuline Gala History
For the first eleven years, the Ursuline gala was celebrated as the "Brescia Ball." In 2019, we rebranded our event as "An Evening for Ursuline" and continued our annual tradition with a joyful community event on campus in the Reynolds Center. In 2020 and again in 2021, the challenges of the pandemic led us to host two consecutive virtual galas, themed as "Ursuline's Got Talent." Although the venue and format has changed over the years, each event inspires us and reminds us how lucky we are to have such a supportive community. We gratefully acknowledge the past gala honorees for their dedication to the motto of Serviam and Ursuline Academy’s mission, and remember the success of our past events.
- 2021: Ursuline's Got Talent (Virtual Gala)
- 2020: Ursuline's Got Talent (Virtual Gala)
- 2019: An Evening for Ursuline
- Brescia Ball 2018: Denim and Diamonds
- Brescia Ball 2017: See What Magic Makes Possible
- Brescia Ball 2016: Light Up the Night
- Brescia Ball 2015: Be Smart. Be Strong. Be Spirited.
- Brescia Ball 2014: Eat. Pray. Love. Shine.
- Brescia Ball 2013: The Ursuline Academy Awards
- Brescia Ball 2012: Miracle on Lowder Street
- Brescia Ball 2011: It's a Wonderful Life
- Brescia Ball 2010: Unmask Their Potential
- Brescia Ball 2009: Imagine the Possibilities
- Brescia Ball 2008: One Brilliant Night