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

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

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