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We look forward to an evening of celebrating Calvert Hall's tradition and future as we honor and induct six new members into The Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 25, 2023, beginning at 6:00 p.m.- James Burke '53, Joseph Hirsch '72, John Johnson '81, Lee Martin '83, Charles LoPresto, Ph.D '65, and Michael Keelty '70

Following the event, we look forward to sharing all of the evening's cherished moments to an album on this page. Be sure to check back to relive the night.  

Frequently Asked Gala Questions

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  • How should I dress?

    This event is black-tie optional. 
  • What time does the Gala begin?

    Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the program, dinner, and dancing to follow. 
  • Where should I park?

    There will be parking attendants throughout Towson's campus directing you where to park. Guests should park Lot 8.
  • Once I am on campus, where I should I go?

    The Gala will be held in the SECU Arena. The cocktail hour will take place on the concourse, while the program, dinner, and dancing will take place on the main floor. 
  • What should I expect during the cocktail hour?

    Guests will have the opportunity to be served beverages while enjoying Bacon Twists artistically displayed at four different locations as well as delight on the following passed hors d'oeuvres:

    Coconut Shrimp
    Toasted Coconut Shrimp Served in a Shot Glass
    With a Mango Coconut Ginger Sauce

    Edamame Potsticker (Vegan)
    Crispy Edamame Wonton with a Soy Dipping Sauce and Garnished with Green Onions
    Served in a Demitasse Cup

    Day Boat Sea Scallops (G)
    Lemon Dusted with a Rosemary Beurre Blance
    Passed on a Bamboo Fork

    Goat Cheese Croquette
    Herb Crusted Goat Cheese Topped with Pear-Basil Marmalade
    Mini Tacos (G)
    Shredded Chicken seasoned in a Citrus-Achiote Reduction
    Topped with Avocado Crème
    Served in Petite Taco Shell

    Beef Brochette (G)
    Marinated Beef Tenderloin
    Drizzled with Chimichurri

    *G denotes Gluten Free
  • Is there a signature beverage?

    The signature beverage is the Cardinal Smash. This drink is comprised of Stoli Vodka, Ginger Ale, and Cranberry Juice all the while being served over ice and garnished with fresh cranberries.

    Additionally, the bar will be fully stocked with the following:
    Stoli Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Jose Cuervo Tequila,
    Johnny Walker Red Label Scotch, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Bulleit Bourbon

    Miller Lite, Yuengling, Corona, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon IPA

    La Vieille Ferme Grenache-Syrah
    Barton & Guestier Sauvignon Blanc
    Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay
    Non-alcoholic Beverages
    Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Tonic, Soda Water
    Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Bottled Water & Perrier
  • What will Rouge serve for dinner?

    Assorted Grilled Breads (Vegetarian)
    Served with Whipped Butter, Cream Cheese Spread and Sun dried Tomato Pesto
    Custom Cardinal and Gold Salad (G/Vegetarian)
    Field Greens, Roasted Red Peppers, Yellow Tomatoes, Chopped Mint and Crumbled Feta Cheese
    Tossed in a Lemon Vinaigrette

    Custom Chilean Sea Bass
    Grilled Sea Bass over Lemon-Cauliflower Puree
    Accompanied by Red Pepper Coulis Vegetable Bundle and Pea Shoots

    - Paired with -

    Custom Filet Mignon Pan-Seared
    Filet Mignon Mounted on our Signature Golden Pave
    Drizzled with Bearnaise Sauce


    Chocolate Pots de Creme
    Decadent Chocolate Custard Topped with Chantilly Cream
    Served in a Petite Espresso Cup

    Assorted Cupcakes
    A Decadent Display of scratch-made Gourmet Cupcakes

    Assorted Mousse Shots:
    Assorted Mini Desserts served in a Shot Glass

    Cookies n' Cream
    Home-made Whipped Chocolate Mousse layered with Oreo Cookie Crumbles

    Bananas Foster
    Caramelized Bananas layered with Chantilly Cream, Sunflower Seeds, Graham Cracker Crust, and Caramel Sauce

    Cardinal Jubilee
    Shortcake layered with Whipped Cream and Sweet Cherries

    *G denotes Gluten Free
  • Who will be performing?

    Guests will be serenaded by the sounds of The Klassix following the conclusion of the program. The band will take centerstage until 11:00 p.m.
Meet the 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees
    • James Burke '53

    • Charlie LoPresto Ph.D. '65

    • Michael Keelty '70

    • Joseph Hirsch '72

    • John Johnson '81

    • Lee Martin '83

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the upcoming gala, email Nichole Regulski