40th Annual Gala

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Since 1983, the Presidential Scholarship Community Gala has brought together, donors, University leaders, and community partners to support student success at WCU.

40th Annual Gala

Thank you to everyone who supported West Chester University’s 40th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala!

No matter how you showed your support – as an attendee, sponsor, Ruby Contributor, raffle or silent auction participant – your presence made an impact on the future of WCU, and the Presidential Scholarship.

As Kylie Funkhouser ’24, our student speaker and Presidential Scholar shared:

“This scholarship made attending WCU very possible for me. I felt as if my hard work was not only recognized by the university, but encouraged, and that is one of the most significant reasons I am here today.”

Read Kylie’s full remarks here >>

Thank you for helping us raise over $120,000 to benefit the Presidential Scholarship – and future Presidential Scholars like Kylie – allowing us to bring the best and brightest to WCU.

2023 Gala Committee

Elizabeth & Stephen R. Leonard ’72, M’80 (Co-Chairs)

Martha Carson Gentry ’62
Karen C. Gibson M’00
Carol L. Kashow ’77
Joseph F. Kienle, III ’72, M’74
Pamela Nickolas ’90
Patricia & James P. Shinehouse ’80

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