The 17th Annual Scholarship Gala was held at Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
17th Annual Scholarship Gala
The Annual Scholarship Gala is Neumann University’s premier fundraising event held each spring at a unique and exciting location to raise support for scholarships for students. Over the past years, more than $1,000,000 in scholarship funds have been raised exclusively through this event.
At Neumann University, education is in reach for many young people because of scholarship assistance. More than 90 percent of students entering Neumann have a financial need as identified by federal guidelines, and more than half of the student body consists of first-generation University students.
Providing these young men and women with a Neumann education is a mission and tradition we are proud to advance and uphold.
Each year, Neumann University proudly presents the Presidential Humanitarian Award during the Scholarship Gala. The award is given to an individual or group who demonstrates commitment to serve humanity and empower the underserved in society; devotion to religious and family values; dedication to excellence; value for philanthropy and giving back; willingness to take risks in the pursuit of vision; and a demonstrated value for education and positive intellectual life. This year's awardees are Father Bill Atkinson (posthumously), Ms. Donna Crilley Farrell, and Sr. Elizabeth Kirk.
For more information about the awardees, please click HERE.