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1: John, The photos and the messages in the following pages capture some of the magic that you made possible with your generous support of SAIS’s Celebrating Faculty Gala at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC last December. We share them with you along with our sincerest gratitude for all you have done for SAIS and its students. Our sincerest thanks,

2: The focus of this gala tonight may be the real testament Jessica’s particular brand of leadership. Understanding that SAIS has never been about bricks and mortar, Jessica orchestrated this celebration to highlight what SAIS has always been about our faculty. - President Ron Daniels

3: The concept of celebrating the faculty of an institution of higher learning is wondrous, particularly when that faculty is so deeply respected. - Jim Leach '66

4: Along with my fellow students, I would like to thank the faculty for their investment in us. You help us discover interests and develop talents that we didn't know we had. You help channel our determination, focus our drive and teach us to make concise and compelling arguments. You equip us with the skills and confidence we need to succeed in whatever we put our mind to. - Chris Cochran's toast to faculty at the gala

5: Thank you for the beautiful evening spent with the SAIS Community. It was very touching, because I could appreciate your dedication and motivation over the years in building such a great and close family of people. I had also the chance to meet my wonderful donors. I am proud to be a part of this! Thank you. - Alessandra Forni, B'11 S'12

7: Thank you so much for hosting 'Celebrating Faculty" gala at the Library of Congress in the fall. It was wonderful to focus on all that the faculty -- past and present -- have contributed to make students' experiences at SAIS. - Elan Bar B'11, S'12 | Being able to interact with graduates and friends of SAIS who are just as passionate about the school as the current students--and continue to help the school is such generous ways--is very inspiring per my future donations to my alma mater. Their generosity is infectious." - Christine Vargas, S'12

8: Attending the gala was a wonderful opportunity to personally participate in SAIS students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrating together and sharing their experiences. I was honored to represent my fellow students in an event that gave thanks to the people who make my time at SAIS so valuable. - Bryan Schell B'11, S'12

9: It was truly a privilege to be amongst those who were able to attend the faculty gala at the Library of Congress- one of Washington DC's most impressive places. Thank you for allowing me to take part in such a special evening! - Alexandra Stuart S'12

10: Thank you for giving SAIS the chance to experience an enchanted evening. It would not have been possible without your help. We thank you again! - Monica Kang S'13 | Participating in the Gala was a fantastic way to engage with the broader SAIS community and experience the legacy--from wonderful faculty to alums doing great things--facilitated by SAIS. It made me feel truly proud of SAIS. - Beth Adler, S'12

11: Thank you for your support of the Celebrating Faculty Gala. Events like this gala are essential in the process of forging the close SAIS family that we saw on display that night. - Gary Decker S'12

12: All of the student ambassadors can surely say that it was am immense pleasure and a privilege to attend the SAIS Faculty Gala. Thank you! - Hemant Sharma, S'12 | I was honored to participate in the Gala and to help celebrate our school's talented faculty. SAIS professors are respected academics and practitioners in their respective fields. For students, they are also incredible resources both inside and outside the classroom. Thank you for hosting an event that publicly recognized their contributions to SAIS and its students. - Alec Raia, S'12

14: The gala was an evening to celebrate opportunity and gratitude - gratitude for the opportunities afforded us through SAIS, gratitude for those who have toiled to make those opportunities reality, and gratitude for the opportunity to extend such opportunities to others. We are in turn grateful to you, Mr. McGillian, for your vision and generosity in fostering this sense of opportunity and gratitude within our SAIS community." - Matthew Chitwood S'11

15: It was such an honor to be a guest at the Celebrating Faculty Gala. As a student, it was so impressive to see our distinguished alumni and faculty who have accomplished so much in their careers and who continue to support SAIS. WIthout their contributions to SAIS and the world, our school would not be what it is today. - Robert Corrigan, S'13 | The Gala was an invaluable opportunity for participating students to get to know generations of the SAIS community. You could get a sense of the history and the importance of the institution from the attendees. It is an experience students will doubtlessly remember when they think of their SAIS experience." - Harrison Moskowitz, S'12

18: It reminded me of what a SAIS education is all about and what a unique community of people from all parts of the world and all professions is part of that education. It was a great opportunity to hear stories from alumni about their lives and careers, and get a glimpse of what the future after SAIS might bring. - Jerome Ingenhoff, S'12

19: I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the Gala. It was not only a wonderful experience given the outstanding location, but it was also a great opportunity for a student like me to interact with those sponsors and supporters of SAIS, who enable me - amongst so many others - to attend this program. It has made my understanding of the need to contribute and give back to SAIS more personal, and I thank you for that. - Maria Kalina Oroschakoff, S'12

20: I felt honored and privileged to attend the Celebrating Faculty Gala. It was a unique opportunity for us as students to meet with many of the esteemed SAIS alumni whose support make the continued success of the school possible. Thank you for making it all possible. - Marcus Watson, S'12

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