San Antonio Academy’s Inaugural Blue And White Gala Unites

By: Shannon Miller Turner
Photography by Gregory Harrison

THE SCENE: A spectacular group, representing several generations of history, gathered to pay homage to the past and to look to the future at San Antonio Academy’s inaugural Blue and White Unite gala. Greeted by uniformed Academy cadets on the grounds of the school’s historic campus, 280 guests shared an evening of memories and celebration in support of the 129-year-old institution that has meant so much to each of them.

THE VIBE: With blue lights cascading through the towering oak trees, the scene was set for a beautiful evening. Over 150 businesses and individuals contributed to the live auction emceed by Tom Bounds and Mike Osterhage. With catering provided by Elliott Hayne of SA Fresh, guests enjoyed various works of art displayed for the annual Student Art Show and learned stories of 28 Academy alumni leading extraordinary lives.

THE CAUSE: Tinker and Vincent Notzon and Susan and Steven Pisano served as the event’s chairs. Established in 1886, San Antonio Academy is a nonprofit, non-denominational school for boys in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The Academy is one of only 18 all-boys independent elementary schools in the nation and the only one of its kind in Texas.

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