April 20, 2017
This year marks the 27th 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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Network with Us

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 20, 2017
Blair Schleicher Bravo

Blair Schleicher Bravo '95

Distinguished Alumna

Chief Executive Officer
Morris Habitat for Humanity

Toys "R" Us

Distinguished Organization

John Galandak

John Galandak

Distinguished Friend

President Emeritus, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ)

The Grove, Cedar Grove, NJ

  • Date: April 20, 2017
  • 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 27th 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
President Waldron

Kathleen WaldronPresident

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.
Fredrik Hagbarth

Fredrik Hagbarth

Senior, Finance

Receiving a scholarship has given me the opportunity to fulfill my dream of playing college basketball and getting a university degree

Aziza McGill Ayinde

Aziza McGill Ayinde

Senior, Communication, Minor Psychology, Concentration Broadcast Journalism
Christina Dovedytis

Christina Dovedytis

Junior, Elementary Education
Shaam Fathy

Shaam Fathy

Senior, Art
Md Huda

Md Huda

Senior, Nursing, General Studies
Sean Laube

Sean Laube

Junior, Criminology & Criminal Justice
Colleen Lugli

Colleen Lugli

Senior, History, Minor Public Policy & Admin
Crisitian Reyes

Crisitian Reyes

Senior, Accounting, Minor Economics
Christopher Ribot

Christopher Ribot

Sophomore, Computer Science
Aileen Ruiz

Aileen Ruiz

Senior, Elementary Education, Concentration- Teachers of Students with Disabilities

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The Grove
691 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
·973.239.0270