20th Annual President’s Gala

To request an invitation, contact Daphne Livingstone by e-mail or call 724-938-5467

Register online with a credit card.

California University is inviting its supporters to Rise & Shine at the 20th annual President’s Gala, set for June 1 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.

The annual fundraiser has been reawakened with a new format and a call to “rise to the occasion and shine as a scholarship donor.”

Since its inception in 1994, net proceeds from the gala have supported scholarships for deserving Cal U students. This year’s black-tie event has the same worthy goal but a fresh new look.

  • Andrew Stockey, anchor and sports director for WTAE Action News, serves as master of ceremonies for the event.
  • President Geraldine M. Jones presents the Lillian M. Bassi Core Values Award; presents faculty awards for research, service and teaching; and recognizes the 2013 alumni award winners.
  • Pittsburgh’s own Pure Gold, whose a cappella vocals and four-part harmonies recall top hits of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, invites guests onto the dance floor.
  • A live auction raises additional funds for student scholarships.

The program

A fun-filled evening is planned and proceeds support scholarships.

  • 6 p.m. — Reception and cash bar
  • 7 p.m. — Sit-down dinner and dessert; recognition of award winners.
  • 9 p.m.-midnight — Live auction; dancing, with music by Pure Gold

Individual ticket price is $175 per person.

Tables (8 seats) are available for $1,500; table sponsor price includes recognition in the gala program.

Special discounted room rates of $159 are available at the Omni William Penn; call 1-800-843-6664 and mention the California University's President Gala. Hotel reservations are on a first come, first served basis. 

Complimentary bus service will be available for gala guests. Bus departs from Cal U at 5 p.m. and leaves the Omni William Penn at 11:30 p.m.

For bus reservations or more information about the 2013 President’s Gala, contact Daphne Livingstone by e-mail or call 724-938-5467.

Award winners 

Faculty and alumni award winners will be honored at the President’s Gala. Meet our award winners

Sponsorship opportunities

Presidential Sponsorship

Presidential Sponsorship — $20,000

  • Most visible sign placement at the President’s Gala
  • Prime seating at the President’s table (2 tables, 8 seats each)
  • Banner/signage at registration area
  • Recognition as sponsor during the evening’s live program
  • Full-page advertisement in the event journal

 

Platinum Sponsorship*

Platinum Sponsorship* — $10,000

  • Prime seating at the Gala (2 tables, 8 seats each)
  • Recognition as sponsor during the evening’s live program
  • Full-page advertisement in the event journal
  • Cocktail-hour sponsor (signage with business logo displayed throughout the area)

* Limited opportunities available

Gold Sponsorship*

Gold Sponsorship* — $5,000

  • Prime seating at the Gala (1 table, 8 seats)
  • Recognition as sponsor during the evening’s live program
  • Half-page advertisement in the event journal
  • Photo booth sponsor (signage with business logo displayed throughout the area)

* Limited opportunities available

Silver Sponsorship*

Silver Sponsorship* — $3,000

  • Seating at the Gala (1 table, 8 seats)
  • Recognition as sponsor during the evening’s live program
  • Quarter-page advertisement in the event journal

Table Sponsor

Table Sponsor — $1,500

  • Name recognition in event program

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Reserve Tickets Online

Individual ticket price is $175 per person.

Tables (8 seats) are available for $1,500; table sponsor price includes recognition in the gala program. 

Register Online now!

To request an invitation, contact Daphne Livingstone by e-mail or call 724-938-5467.

Advertising opportunities

We invite you to place an advertisement in the printed program:

  • Inside front cover (8" W X 10.155" H) - $2,500
  • Inside back cover (8" W X 10.155" H) - $2,500
  • Full-page ad (8" W X 10.155" H) - $2,000
  • Half-page ad (7.455" W X 4.798" H) - $1,250
  • Quarter-page ad (3.577" W X 4.798" H - $750

*All ads must be high resolution PDF or JPEG

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