2015 BTWC Gala & Class Reunions raised over $57,000 for the School of Medicine and over $30,000 for The Free Medical Clinic!

flash mob dancing

BTWC Gala Planning Committee – Class of 2015
Front Row: Kourtney Snodgrass, Emily Miller, Meg Maultsby, Hannah Purcell, Mackenzie Gwynne, Tara Hoff, Christina Abrams, Sierra Burgin, Kiera Goff
Back Row: Blake Goodbar, Joey Cao, Scott Davis, Garrett Holder, Andrew Peters

Class of 2015 breaks out in a flash mob to Uptown Funk!

2015 Black Tie/White Coat Gala and Class Reunion Weekend

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14th Annual Black Tie/White Coat Gala Weekend
Friday March 6, 2015
Alumni Association Full-Membership Meeting

  • Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Humphries Board Room, Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor, VA Campus
  • All alumni and students welcome!
14th Anniversary Black Tie/White Coat Gala
Friday March 6, 2015
Location:  701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201; (803) 771-0101
+ + + Free Valet Parking + + +

6:00 — 11:30 p.m. — Silent Auction bidding ends at 9:00 p.m.

  • 6:00 — 6:30 p.m. — Class Reunions Cocktails/Registration
  • 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. — Gala Registration/Cocktails
  • 7:30 — 8:00 p.m. — Program (Alumni Award Recipients & Class Reunions Recognized)
  • 8:00 — 11:30 p.m. — Heavy hors d’oeuvres (catering by Southern Way); Dancing with entertainment by Liquid Pleasure; Silent Auction Bidding Ends at 9:00
Tickets $50/Faculty, Friends, Alumni (Grad Year 2009 or before); $65/Sponsor; $35/Student/Staff/Young Alumni (Grad Year 2010 or later)

The Black Tie/White Coat Gala was started in 2002 by fourth-year medical students at the School of Medicine with the hope of making a lasting contribution to both the School of Medicine and the Greater Columbia community. The event brings together alumni, students, faculty, friends, and colleagues from Columbia and around the country. A silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music makes this a memorable occasion for a great cause!

This year, as in years past, 100% of the proceeds from the gala will support our two charities: the School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund and The Free Medical Clinic in Columbia (over $600,000 raised since 2002).

This year’s Gala is proudly sponsored by the Class of 2015 and the Alumni Association.  We hope to see you there!

Garrett Holder
Class of 2015
Garrett Holder

Kiera Goff
Class of 2015
Kiera Goff
Debbie Truluck
Alumni Office
Debbie Truluck
Class Reunions Dinner (1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 & guests)
Date:     Saturday, March 7th
Location:  Hilton Columbia Center (Dinner by Ruth’s Chris Steak House)
924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201 (Vista between Park and Lincoln Streets)
Time:  6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $60/person (cash bar)
$35/young alumni, class of 2010 (cash bar)
Attire:    Dressy casual
Hotel Reservations: 

Hilton Columbia Center, 803-744-7800
(ask for the group rate for USC SOM Alumni Weekend or USCM)


If you are unable to attend, you can make a donation to the Gala and/or the Class Reunion here(please designate gift to Gala or Class Reunion); or, to mail your donation download this form