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Food for Thought

The 23rd annual St. Mary’s Academy
Food for Thought Luncheon
benefiting financial aid


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Social Hour 11:00 a.m.

Luncheon 11:45 a.m.

This event is co-chaired by Teri Wu Nowak ʼ71 and Sara Follen Salvi ʼ71


Food for Thought is one of St. Mary’s Academy’s signature fundraising events and is at the heart of the school’s mission, allowing us to provide an excellent college-preparatory education to any young woman who desires it, regardless of financial circumstances.

Over $1.7 million in financial aid has been committed for the 2016-2017 school year to over 41 percent of St. Mary’s Academy families and funding for financial aid is one of the school’s greatest needs.

This year’s Food for Thought Luncheon features Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times best-selling author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she started her reflection on helicopter parenting.



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The Food for Thought Luncheon is one of St. Mary’s signature fundraising events and is at the heart of the school’s mission, allowing us to provide an extraordinary Catholic college-preparatory education to any young woman who desires it, regardless of financial circumstances. Take a look at the sponsorship packet to learn about the ways you can become a sponsor of this meaningful event.

SPONSORSHIP PACKET

To become a sponsor and reserve your table, please contact the Special Events Office via email at special.events@smapdx.org, call 503.721.7738 or complete the sponsorship packet form and return via mail to St. Mary’s Academy at 1615 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97201.

Support Teachers Like Sara Follen Salvi '71

A group of parents, alumnae and friends are joining together to honor Sara Follen Salvi ’71 (and teachers like her) with a sponsorship at this year’s Food For Thought Tuition Assistance Luncheon, which Sara is co-chairing.

Sara has touched many lives in her 21+ years of serving St. Mary’s. Sara would never tout this herself, but she has received hundreds of letters from former students thanking her for helping them with college essays, preparing them for a life of writing, and believing in them when sometimes they didn't believe in themselves.

Sara truly believes that tuition assistance is critical to the unique culture at St. Mary’s. She’s seen the impact of a St. Mary’s education over, and over again – and she’s passionate about making sure every girl has access.

If teachers like Sara Salvi have made a difference for you or your daughter, please consider supporting St. Mary’s in one of these ways:

  1. Make a gift of any amount to tuition assistance through Food For Thought in honor of Sara Salvi, even if you cannot attend.
  1. Make a gift of $250+ and help form a “Friends of Sara Follen Salvi ’71 Table” at the luncheon, plus enjoy a post-event toast with Sara.
  1. Make a gift of $1,000+ towards the “Friends of Sara Follen Salvi ’71 Table” at the luncheon, enjoy a post-event toast with Sara and receive a free copy of the featured speaker’s book “How To Raise An Adult” by Julie Lythcott-Haimes.

“As a coach you really have to bring out the best in your players, bring out their strengths, and try to get around what might be perceived as weaknesses. You have to do the same with teaching, find each student's gifts and strengths, and nurture them”. ~ Sara Follen Salvi ’71

To support Food for Thought, and honor Sara Salvi and the amazing teachers we have at SMA, please contact Coralynn Arrigotti at coralynn.arrigotti@smapdx.org or 503.721.7710.

Speaker Bio

Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen where she was known for both her fierce advocacy for students and her equally fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. Toward the end of her tenure she received Stanford’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for defining the undergraduate experience at Stanford and began speaking and writing widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting. Her New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success was released in June 2015 and is being translated into several languages for publication in other countries. Her work has also appeared on TEDx talks, as well as in the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, New York Times, Slate and Time. She hosts the brand-new podcast “Getting In,” produced by Slate and Panoply, which offers students and parents sound advice about the college application process and serves as an antidote to the college admission “arms race” mentality. She also spoke at the first-ever TED Talks Live event held November 2015 in Manhattan.

In addition to non-fiction, Julie writes poetry, plays and short fiction. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, and since leaving Stanford in 2012 she has been pursuing an MFA in creative writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, their two teenagers and her mother.