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.
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To help students who are facing financial challenges amid the COVID-19 crisis, the University has created a student emergency fund, with donations by the broader University of La Verne community, with a matching fund from an anonymous donor.
The University of La Verne has raised more than $82 million in gifts and pledges toward its comprehensive fundraising campaign “Create the Future.”
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.
Roughly 100 faculty and staff members filled the Campus Center Ballroom A for the spring State of the University address and wine and cheese reception Thursday.
Snow blanketed the packed boxes the day the Mylott family moved out of their Virginia home. Sherri Mylott said to her husband, “This is why we’re really leaving.”