Annual Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards


Join us as we celebrate Sancta and our enduring tradition of empowering humanity.


  • Student performances

  • Drinks, canapés and three-course dinner

  • Luxury raffle (items include holiday packages, wine collections and more)

  • Sancta Alumni Awards 2019 presentation (nominate here)

  • Fresher Year/Grad House Reunion tables available


Date: Thursday 23 May 2019

Time: 6.00pm – 9.30pm

Venue: The Great Hall, The University of Sydney


Guest speaker

Alumna and global FinTech leader Loretta Joseph on “Blockchain to Empower Humanity”

“Blockchain technology is about data. 2 billion humans do not have access to banking, because they do not have identification. Their mobility and agency does not exist. Blockchain presents an opportunity to give identification to billions of us who have been locked out.”

Loretta Joseph grew up in Lithgow NSW and attended Sancta whilst completing her Economics degree at The University of Sydney. Not only were Loretta’s Sancta years some of the best of her life, they were also the years when the inspiring female leaders around her, including then Principal Sister Mary Shanahan (Shan), instilled in her an unshakeable sense of ability and independence.

“Sister Shan really made us feel like we could do anything we wanted to do. She cemented my self-belief and made sure I studied hard. I wasn’t the best student and I was often in her office for the wrong reasons, but she embraced my quirks and kept me focussed on the end goal”. 

Today, Loretta is the advisor and regulator for 27 governments and counting on blockchain, having written the technology’s first adopted legislation, with a focus on anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism. She works with world leaders, regulatory bodies, and sits on The Vatican’s Humanity 2.0 Papal Council to imagine and realise new solutions to poverty and all of its symptoms.


Dress code

Black tie optional 


Dietary requirements and seating requests

All dietary needs and preferred seating allocation requests should be sent to Sancta in writing by Friday 3 May 2019. Please email: [email protected]


Donations and sponsorship

Our 2019 goal is to raise $1m towards scholarships and bursaries for students who will otherwise be unable to pursue their dream of living and studying at The University of Sydney.

Your support of this event and our annual fundraising campaign is warmly appreciated. To discuss a luxury raffle donation or scholarship support for Sancta students, please contact Amy Coleman, Marketing and Development Manager on +61 403 921 425.


Event sponsors

The University of Sydney

Wyndham Destinations

(more to be announced)



Tickets can be purchased here. To avoid Eventbrite booking fees, purchase tickets over the phone by calling Sancta on 02 9577 2100.


Nominate a Sancta alum for an alumni award

Our awards recognise achievement and contribution across all Sancta generations. Complete the nomination form here.


This event is for persons aged 16+.


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