Spring Gala has been an annual event anticipated by University and community supporters each year since its inception in 1997. Hosting this event on its given Saturday is one of the highlights of the year for the UL Lafayette Alumni Association. Proceeds from the evening are dedicated to funding initiatives by the Alumni Association. This year, the Alumni Association celebrates its 25th Spring Gala.
Herbert "Herbie" Schilling has been named the 2022 honoree, recognized for his generosity and dedication to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, its Alumni Association, and the rest of the Acadiana community.
President-Elect of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association, Chris Richard, serves as chairperson of Spring Gala with Mary Galyean serving as auction chair. In the last 24 years, Spring Gala has surpassed the $1 million milestone in net proceeds thanks to the generous contribution of our community and alumni. The Alumni Association greatly appreciates the support received to help our facilities thrive throughout Lafayette and the University.