Join us for the grand cocktail dinner reception, followed by dessert and the awards presentation. With eight food stations plus three premium open bars and scores of passed hors d'oeuvres, it is guaranteed no one will leave the party hungry. The reception also gives our guests the perfect opportunity to network with University VIPs, honorees, and each other.
Professor of Sociology William Paterson University
This year marks the 29th year of the Legacy Awards Gala, sponsored by the William Paterson University Foundation. The Legacy Awards honor those who exemplify the leadership of our namesake, William Paterson, by demonstrating a strong support for public
higher education in the state of New Jersey, and generosity to others through philanthropic leadership. Funds raised through the gala directly affect the lives of our students, most of whom rely on scholarships to complete their studies. With
your generous support of the Gala, you can truly make a difference in the lives of our students through scholarships and programming as we strive to achieve the University's mission of academic excellence and student success.
William Paterson University
Pamela L. FergusonFoundation President
Vice President for Institutional Advancement, William Paterson University
Aaron Van Duyne III '75, M.A. '08Chairperson
Partner, Founder of Van Duyne, Bruno & Co., P.A.
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Gala Tickets & Tables
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Each year, hundreds of William Paterson students receive support from generous alumni and friends in the form of scholarships. The following Legacy Scholars embody what can be achieved with the help of scholarships provided by alumni and friends like you.