Smith School to Host 11th Annual Monte Carlo Night
Join the Smith School community for the largest social event of the year: Monte
Carlo Night 2013. The annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 16. It is
organized by current MBA students and brings together MBAs, alumni, faculty and
staff for a night of socializing, dancing and gaming.
This year, the event will be held at the historic Andrew Mellon Auditorium in
Washington, D.C. The black-tie-optional gala usually draws nearly 1,000
attendees. The party starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until midnight.
Monte Carlo Night began as a fundraising event in 2002 to honor Michael Scott
Lamana and Eric Cranford, Smith school part-time MBA students who were victims
of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The proceeds from the $85 admission
support a merit-based MBA scholarship fund established in their memory.
The registration fee includes an open bar, light food and gambling chips that
can be used at gaming tables set up throughout the ballroom.
“Monte Carlo Night has become the signature social event for the Smith
community,” said Marcus De Paula, MBA ’13 and event organizer for the MBA
Association. “This year I am incredibly excited about the venue. The stunning
space is where both NATO and NAFTA were signed and established, and the
neoclassical architecture represents Washington perfectly. The event has grown
to such an incredible scale, bringing together full-time and part-time MBA
students, and MS students. The faculty and staff are reunited with alumni, and
all toward a fantastic cause.”
Monte Carlo Night is held in conjunction with an MBA alumni reception before
the gambling festivities. The cocktail reception is free to alumni and their
guests and offers an opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, faculty
and deans in a suite at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium before heading to the main
Monte Carlo event.
Event Details & Registration