West Chester University has been actively monitoring the rapid movement of the coronavirus. The University has made the decision to move to alternative modes of instruction, encourage social distance, and limit large public gatherings. As a result of this measure, unfortunately, the 37th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala has been cancelled for Friday, April 3rd at Longwood Gardens. We are working diligently to determine our options and will be communicating accordingly.

Please remember that the heart of this decision is our students.  Scholarships continue to help students overcome barriers and drive success–this will remain a constant.  We hope you will continue your support of this University priority. Thank you for your patience at this time.

The Presidential Scholarship Community Gala

Join us Friday, April 3, 2020 at Longwood Gardens

Enjoy an elegant night out at Chester County’s historic Longwood Gardens. Since 1983, the Presidential Scholarship Community Gala has brought together, donors, University leaders, and community partners to support student success at WCU.

Tickets & Sponsorships

The Presidential Scholarship Community Gala

The Presidential Scholarship Community Gala is the sole source of funding for the Presidential Scholarship, which is awarded to students who display a commitment to academic excellence. The scholarship supports seven students annually with renewable $3,000 awards.

This year’s event will feature live music from the Wells School of Music and The Morning After Band, a live auction, dinner, and dancing—and exclusive after-hours access to the Conservatory.

Although the Gala is a sell-out event, there are several ways to support our cause. In addition to purchasing tickets, donors can select from a variety of sponsorship levels ranging in price and exposure.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Aramark, and all our donors past and present.

Meet the 2018-2019
Presidential Scholars

2020 Gala
Steering
Committee

James P. Shinehouse ’80 (Co-Chair)

Patricia Shinehouse (Co-Chair)

Martha Carson-Gentry ’62

Edward Collison ’93

Stephanie Collison

Karen Gibson M’00

Joseph F. Kienle ’72, M’74

Elizabeth Leonard

Stephen R. Leonard ’72, M’80

Stephanie Mominey

Pamela A. Nickolas ’90

Randall A. Warren M’92

Vicki Warren

If you would like to volunteer for the committee, please contact Lauren Giannaris, Director of Annual Giving at (610) 455-6048 or lgiannaris@wcufoundation.org.