Looking for a Hostess for Spring Spirits!

We are currently looking for a hostess for our annual Spring Spirits in May. If you are interested, please email Joy at smcchicagopresident@gmail.com.

Looking to get involved in 2017?!

If you are interested in joining the SMC Chicago East board, now is the time! We are excited to welcome you if you want to get more involved.

If you are interested, please email Joy Johnston at smcchicagopresident@gmail.com with your name, class year, and why you think you would like to be part of the SMC Chicago East Board.

Belles Give Back Happy Hour with BOLD

On April 21, 2016, Saint Mary's hosted its annual 24-hour donor challenge (A.K.A. "Belles Give Back"). In total, over 4,000 donors raised over one million dollars for SMC, and many Chicago-area Belles were among that group.

We gathered at Theory in River North for a happy hour, co-sponsored by our local BOLD (Belles of the Last Decade) board members. We had members of several classes and even a (hopefully!) future Belle who is only a few months old! 

We hope to see you at our next happy hour!

Farewell to President Mooney

On February 25, 2016, Dr. Mooney came to the University Club in Chicago as part of her "farewell tour." Attendees were treated to a performance by the Saint Mary's Women's Choir, as well as a new video from the College highlighting the accomplishments of current students. Club members Jan Brengel, Kate Treder Vertin, and Kelly Walsh spoke at the event. Club president Kelly Zenere and vice president Molly Lamping Fleck were among the alumnae who met with President Mooney to wish her well.

Big Stone Gap Premiere with Adriana Trigiani

On October 8, 2015, we hosted over 200 local Belles at The Roosevelt Collection theatre for the Chicago premiere of Big Stone Gap, a film written and directed by Adriana Trigiani '81. The movie was based on Trigiani's bestselling book of the same name.

After screening the film, Belles were treated to a lengthy half-Q&A, half-stand-up comedy routine by Trigiani where she talked nostalgically about her time at Saint Mary's, shouted out her classmates, and discussed the challenges of adapting a book to the screen. While mingling and enjoying cappuccinos and tiramisu (a nod to the main character's Italian heritage), Belles had an opportunity to get copies of Big Stone Gap as well as Trigiani's new book, All the Stars in the Heavens, signed by the author.