Last month MSUM hosted the annual Founders Scholarship Gala to raise money for need-based scholarships, and nearly 240 community members, alumni, and MSUM faculty and staff were in attendance.
Funds were raised through this year’s event to award 15 new Founders Scholarships and develop the fund for future growth of the scholarship.
Descendants of MSUM’s founders attended, along with the student scholarship recipients. The night celebrated the history of MSUM and signified the importance of investing in our future through scholarships. Attendees enjoyed valet parking, dinner, flaming dessert, a video of the student Founders Scholarship recipients, a silent auction, mystery wine, and a dance to The Front Fenders.
The Founders Scholarship is named in recognition of the people who founded our University. They created an educational opportunity that has enriched lives since 1888. Long ago our students were affectionately known as “scramblers,” because they came from modest means, worked hard, and left with a brighter future. Thanks to the founders, our heritage is comprised of success, service, and citizenship.
The Alumni Foundation is thankful for the support the community showed, and gives a special thank you to alumni, Kerstin Kealy, who emceed the evening, and Eide Bailly for sponsoring the event.
We look forward to next year’s Gala!