Mary-Beth Cooper, PhD, DM, invites you to celebrate the timeless traditions of Springfield College and its dedication to Humanics at the first President’s Gala. 

With the support of generous sponsors, a small number of special tickets are available for young alumni to attend the President's Gala at a 50 percent discount. For a limited time, you can purchase tickets for only $150!

Hosted at MGM Springfield and featuring the Boston-based band Beantown, the President’s Gala will be the event of the fall, dedicated to raising funds for student scholarships, celebrating 50 years of student trustees and recognizing the enduring impact of Springfield College.

About the President's Gala

Plan on a fun evening celebrating Springfield College and raising funds to benefit Springfield College students. The Gala will feature a celebration of 50 years of student trustees and will include a high-energy performance by the Boston-based band Beantown.

Attendance, Attire, and Accomodations

  • All guests must purchase tickets for themselves and their guests. The event is limited to 450 participants.
  • Attire is black-tie optional.
  • If you are planning on spending the night at MGM, the Springfield College room block has been filled but you can still reserve a room using the link below.

Reserve your room


With the support of generous sponsors, a small number of special tickets are available for young alumni to attend the President's Gala at a 50 percent discount. Tickets are available to you for $150 (while supplies last). 

Buy Tickets

A portion of the cost of a ticket or table purchase is tax-deductible ($50 per ticket). Donations made in lieu of attendance are fully tax-deductible. Information on designating a portion of your ticket cost to a specific scholarship fund will be provided at the event. 


Giving back never felt so rewarding! You'll have the option to bid on one of our Auction Experiences at the Gala. Experiences include: 

Colorado Condo Getaway

Treat yourself to a 7-night stay in the luxury resort of Beaver Creek, Colorado. The lovely slope-side condominium is a 5-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Beaver Creek, and hiking and biking trails and 18 holes of high mountain golf are just outside your front door.  Vail shopping, restaurants, nightlife, hiking, biking and mountain adventures are just a 15-minute drive away. This condo is the perfect spot to explore all that the mountains of Colorado have to offer during the spring, summer or fall.

Bruins and Boston Weekend

The third-oldest team in the league. Six-time Stanley Cup Champions. And a local favorite. You and three guests will see the Boston Bruins brilliance first-hand when they take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. The Coca-Cola Company has generously donated four prime seats to this upcoming game, and while we can’t guarantee a win, we can guarantee an awesome experience and a full weekend experience in Boston.

Fishing Trip in Texas

Head over to the “sleepy port” of Port Mansfield, Texas where you’ll stay at The Mansfield Club during your premiere fishing trip. During your three-night stay, you and your guest will enjoy two days of fishing in the Lower Laguna Madre, a long, shallow, hypersaline lagoon along the Texas coasts where it meets Mexico. The fishery has numerous sportfish including commonly caught redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. You will be given options on how your trip will be led, but both experienced and amateur fishermen are welcome. Activities for non-fishing guests can also be arranged. 

Ogunquit Vacation

Your Maine Weekend getaway awaits! Just a walk away from a thriving Ogunquit downtown, enjoy a weekend in a six-bedroom home that is sure to be the perfect fit for you and your guests. This trip is scheduled for May 14-17, 2020 and gives you the perfect excuse to travel to a location whose name literally translates to “beautiful place by the sea.” Enjoy local food and drink, sailing, shopping, local arts and culture, and more. 

Red Sox Box

Gather 20 of your closest friends for an exclusive trip to the baseball experience of a lifetime. MGM has donated their Fenway Box, directly above the Green Monster, for a Red Sox game. (More information coming soon)

Additional Questions

Kathy Smith, Director of Conferences and Special Events
(413) 748-5287

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