Dismas House to Host 37th Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction

Event Date:

SOUTH BEND — Dismas House will host its 37th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Gillespie Conference and Special Event Center, 53995 SR 933.

The event will include a cocktail hour with cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner, a keynote address and the auction. Individual tickets cost $100, with sponsorship packages, advertisement and other donation options available here.

Supporting transitional housing and services for men and women who have been recently released from incarceration, this year’s benefit dinner will feature keynote speaker Justin McDevitt, author and program director of Women’s College Partnership, a college-in-prison collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and Marian University at Indiana Women’s Prison in Indianapolis.

McDevitt is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law (JD, 2012) and the University of Notre Dame (MA, 2016) and is currently completing his PhD in political science at Notre Dame, researching the political development of the collateral consequences of felony convictions. We are excited to have him talk about his experiences in the Indiana Department of Corrections and to discuss his new textbook that shares insights about effective educational programs for people in prison and show what the United States can learn from the models and struggles beyond its borders.

Auction participants do not need to be in attendance, with bidding and item descriptions to be available as the event nears at GiveGrove.com.