April 19, 2018
The 28th year of the Legacy Awards Gala sponsored by the William Paterson University Foundation.

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Funds raised through the gala directly affect the lives of our students, most of whom rely on scholarships to complete their studies.

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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.

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Legacy Award Honorees

April 19, 2018
 
Linda Bowden

Linda Bowden MA '78

Distinguished Alumna

Regional President
PNC Bank New Jersey

Enterprise Holdings

Distinguished Organization

The Grove, Cedar Grove, NJ

  • Date: April 19, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Attire: Cocktail Attire
  • Location: The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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Our Mission

This year marks the 28th 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 Fundation
PresHelldobler

Richard HelldoblerPresident

William Paterson University

Pamela Ferguson

Pamela L. FergusonFoundation President

Vice President for Institutional Advancement,
William Paterson University

Aaron Van Duyne

Aaron Van Duyne III '75, M.A. '08Chairperson

Partner, Founder of Van Duyne, Bruno & Co., P.A.

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Legacy Scholars

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.
Reem Eldabagh

Reem Eldabagh

Senior
Majors: Biology and Chemistry
Minor: French

Jessie Cussac

Jessie Cussac

Senior
Major: Public Health
Minor: Social Justice
Concentration: Health Education
Schoenstani Vanessa Gil

Schoenstani Vanessa Gil

Junior
Major: Accounting and Financial Planning
Adrian Guerra

Adrian Guerra

Senior
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice and Sociology
Minor: Business Administration
Anna Hoferer

Anna Hoferer

Senior
Major: Elementary Education K-6 and Liberal Studies
Concentrations: Sociology and Anthropology, Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Sean Laube

Miwa Ishikawa

Senior
Major: Fine Arts
Concentration: Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
Chad Stewart

Chad Stewart

Senior
Major: Accounting and Finance
Doyle Ryan

Ryan Doyle

Junior
Major: Communication
Concentration: Print Journalism
Esilona Kristani

Esilona Kristani

Junior
Major: Secondary Education and English
Minor: Pyschology
Concentration: Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Sara Leslie

Sara Leslie

Senior
Major: Political Science and Legal Studies

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691 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
·973.239.0270