Join us at our Founders' Gala 

In Support of the Benedictine University Mission Fund

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Benedictine University

Formal Attire

Attend an elegant evening of dancing, dining, and entertainment as we raise funds to help students in need earn a Benedictine University education. Your help is critical to our mission and impacts the lives of so many.

Sam at Gala 2017

“I was a child of abuse and neglect, and placed into the foster care system as a teenager. As an emancipated minor, I am now responsible for all of my educational expenses as well as my living expenses. Each year I depend on financial aid a great deal as well as working three different jobs just to have the opportunity to continue my education. I sadly almost had to suspend my education due to increased costs to attend Benedictine in 2017. The Mission Fund is something that can and will help dedicated and passionate students like myself to be successful. The fund will eliminate the fear of having to halt your education. By donating to this Mission Fund you will allow current and future students go from thinking 'I can’t' to knowing they will.”

Samantha Tikalsky, B.A.’19 and Speaker at the Inaugural Founders’ Gala

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?

Call Deb Smith at (630) 829-6080.

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