A great night for Carroll

This is the fourth and final installment of the magazine’s special 125th anniversary section. To read the third installment, click here and here. To read the second part of the 125th series, click here, and to read the first, click here.

Fr. Niehoff and Frank ’53 and Helen Schilling

On Dec. 2 at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, President Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., and the Board of Directors hosted the John Carroll University Gala, which was a scholarship fundraiser for JCU students and the closing event of Carroll’s 125th anniversary year. The gala raised more than $500,000 for scholarships. Sponsors who generously supported the event included: JCU’s Board of Directors, the Jesuits of the Chicago-Detroit Province, Quikrete, KeyBanc Capital Markets, The Reserve Group, John ’56, ’96H and Mary Jo ’96H Boler, Richard ’49 and Yvonne Hamlin, Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation. Event chairs were Patrick V. Auletta ’72, Howard W. Hanna III ’69, and Christine M. Kramer ’86.

The generosity of all gala supporters will enable academically qualified students in need of financial support to attend John Carroll, providing the opportunity to study, gain confidence, and graduate as individuals of intellect and character who can engage the world.

At the event, $66,000 was raised during an auction for the Global Ireland Football Tournament in which JCU will play St. Norbert College in Dublin to kick off the Blue Streaks 2012 season. To purchase tickets and travel packages, visit jcu.edu/Ireland.

Pat Auletta ’72, Chris Kramer ’86, and Hoddy Hanna ’69

The gala was capped with the announcement that Frank ’53 and Helen Schilling increased their pledge to $16 million to endow scholarships for undergraduate students. The Schillings previously agreed to give $10 million to create the Schilling Endowed Scholars Program in 2004.

To view the photo gallery of the gala, click here.

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