Give. Advance. Lead. Achieve.
As we look towards the future, our 2021: G.A.L.A. will transition from one great night out to an inclusive spring fundraising program.
Blast off with us on the 38th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala – our mission begins February 15, 2021.
We are excited to bring the innovative spirit of the 2021: G.A.L.A. to your home. Harness what the G.A.L.A. means to WCU – to Give. Advance. Lead. Achieve. Over a series of nine weeks, and with six different live virtual experiences from which to choose, including some well-known celebrities and WCU’s first-ever Day of Giving, we hope this 2021: G.A.L.A. will capture your sense of adventure.
There’s an event for everyone on this mission.
An Evening with Broadway Stars
Monday, February 15
Get in the virtual room where it happens! Selected members from the San Francisco cast of “Hamilton” will share behind-the-scenes stories and perform two songs from the hit Broadway show.
Cartooning with a Disney Artist
Saturday, February 27
Master the basics of cartooning from a working Disney artist. Beginning with a focus on shapes, you’ll learn to draw several animals and faces in just one virtual session.
WCU's Charter Day of Giving
Wednesday, March 10
Join our first-ever Day of Giving on West Chester University’s Charter Day! Celebrate your Ram pride by choosing to support what matters most to you. Too excited to wait? Make your donation today >>
Distant Deceptions: An Interactive Virtual Mind-Reading & Illusion Show
Thursday, April 1
Famed mentalist, illusionist, and “America’s Got Talent” contestant Wayne Hoffman will provide a unique and memorable experience you won’t soon forget. He will enlighten you with an evening of impossible reality-bending mysteries…be prepared to be blown away!
Drag Queen Bingo
Friday, April 9
This high-energy, hilarious hour of Bingo craziness will be sure to have you and your friends laughing. Led by a professional Bingo hostess and her “Vanna White” spokesmodel assistant, attendees compete in six rounds to win wild and quirky prizes.
An Evening with Henry Winkler
Saturday, April 17
President Christopher and Susan Fiorentino host a virtual conversation with guest Henry Winkler. Henry will share his humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to his storied career in television and entertainment.
Post-Event Zoom Reception with Henry Winkler
Saturday, April 17
Continue your evening with Henry Winkler at this post-event reception. Interact with Henry in small-group breakout sessions for a special meet-and-greet experience.