The University of La Verne's annual scholarship gala returned in-person this year, after COVID drove the event online for two years. The event on Saturday was outdoors on the main campus for the first time.
The University of La Verne took the annual Scholarship Gala – traditionally a black tie dinner event – to a virtual realm this year, and still raised $605,000 in donations for the scholarship fund, exceeding the goal of $100,000 for Saturday’s event.
Donations from Trustees, alumni, students and other supporters of the University helped raise $907,000 at the annual Scholarship Gala, Saturday in the Sheraton Fairplex conference hall.
The night kicked off with a reception where select students, and guests mingled and snacked on hors d’oeuvres.
With more than 1,000 guests and a dynamic TV news anchor as emcee, the University’s annual Scholarship Gala on March 11 raised more than $750,000, making it the largest in the event’s 21-year history – both in attendance and funds raised.
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