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Scholarship Gala Raises More Than $285,000

Posted: May 7, 2012

Buffalo State's 15th annual Foundation Scholarship Gala raised over $285,000 last weekend, benefiting 200 students in the All College Honors Program and making the gala the single most successful fundraiser in the institution’s history. The event was held Saturday, April 28, at the Statler and attended by more than 400 guests. One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised from the gala directly support student-scholars.

The gala was hosted by President Aaron Podolefsky and his wife, Ronnie, and co-chaired by Todd Brason, '85; Kimberley Brason; Paul Hojnacki, '84; and Mary Frances Hojnacki, '85, '05. The Larkin Development Group, LP Ciminelli, M&T Bank, and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York were this year’s presenting sponsors.

Buffalo State extends a sincere thank-you to the Buffalo State College Foundation Inc., our All College Honors Program, musical groups from the School of Arts and Humanities, our hospitality and tourism students, the Public Relations Students Society of America, our faculty and staff, the gala committee, our alumni, friends, volunteers, and business partners for their generous support. Thank you for making this year’s gala the most successful to date!

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