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First Friday

For more than 25 years, St. Thomas alumni and friends have been drawn to the First Friday Speaker Series luncheons to network and hear first-hand from the community’s most interesting “thought leaders.” Their often candid and always relevant messages offer a unique perspective on the common good, and divulge what’s next for Minnesota and beyond.

TICKETS AND TABLES
All guests enjoy a seated lunch and complimentary parking in the Anderson Parking Facility on campus

  • Individual tickets - $35 general / $5 St. Thomas students
  • Table host - table of eight, $245 (savings of $35!)*

NETWORKING
Network with fellow Tommies and friends of the university before and after the program. Events begin with registration and networking at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and will be wrapped up by 1:10 p.m.

SPONSORSHIPS
Corporate sponsorships are also available. View the details online or contact Alumni Relations for more information.

All non-vegetarian entrées are gluten free. A vegetarian or dairy-free option (which may contain gluten) will be available upon request when you register. Please note that we cannot accommodate other special dietary restrictions, for example, shellfish, fish, nuts.

denis mcdonough speaking

October

Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
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tom horner and mary lahammer speaking on stage at first friday

November

Political strategist Tom Horner '72 and TPT reporter Mary LaHammer
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December, Alumni Christmas Luncheon

Alumni Christmas Luncheon, featuring Fr. John Forliti
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headshot of bill mcguire wearing minnesota united scarf

February

Dr. Bill McGuire, Owner of Minnesota United FC
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March

Deb Schoneman '96 MBA, President of Piper Jaffray
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May

Jim Snee '10 MBA, President and CEO of Hormel Foods
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Watch From Home

Couldn't make it to the latest First Friday? Watch a recording of our most recent speaker here or all of this year's speakers on our YouTube channel.

We are grateful to the following 2018-2019 sponsors

Thank You!

  • Minnesota Bank and Trust - Platinum Sponsor
  • Opus College of Business - Gold Sponsor
  • Stinson Electric, Inc. - Gold Sponsor
Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?