Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Join us for the 31st Annual Legacy Award 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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Legacy Award Honorees

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Geraffo

Richard "Rich" Geraffo '85Distinguished Alumnus

Vice President
Amazon, AWS North America

Withum

Withum DISTINGUISHED ORGANIZATION

A Nationally-Recognized CPA
and Advisory Firm

Levitan

JEAN LEVITAN, PH.D. DISTINGUISHED FACULTY/STAFF

Professor Emerita, Public Health
College of Science & Health
William Paterson University

The Grove, Cedar Grove, NJ

  • Date:Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
  • Attire: Cocktail Attire
  • Location: The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

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Faculty & Staff

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The William Paterson University of New Jersey Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity, Tax ID# 22-3160107. For income tax purposes, the gift is deductible only to the extent by that it exceeds the value of the goods and services provided.

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.
Gilmore

Michael Gilmore

Junior, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Major: Music - Classical Performance
Concentration: Piano

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Gomez

Ashley Gomez

Senior, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and College of Education
Majors:Psychology and Disability Studies
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Lynch

Eric Lynch

Junior, Cotsakos College of Business
Major: Marketing
Minors: Music and Entertainment Industries
Concentration: Management

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Maksoud

Emily Maksoud

Senior, College of Science and Health
Major: Communication Disorders and Sciences
Minors: Psychology and Disability Studies
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Moise

Ermilie Moise

Graduate Student, Cotsakos College of Business
Major: Business Administration
Concentration: Human Resource Management

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Sanchez

Tyler Sanchez

Sophomore, College of Science and Health
Major: Biology
Minors: Public Health and Biology Honors Program
Concentration: Pre-Medical Professions
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Selman

Metin Selman

Junior, College of Education and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Majors: History and Secondary Education

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Weaver

Tanasia Weaver

College of Education and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Majors: Secondary Education and English
Minor: Teachers of Students with Disabilities
Concentration: English Writing
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Committee Members

Beatrice Amune '22 Larry Arias '19 Bill Duffy Michele Garcia '15
Special Events Student Assistant
William Paterson University
Staff Accountant
Kreinces & Co. CPAs LLC
Head of Library References
William Paterson University
Realtor
eXp Realty
    
Brandon Gessner '17, MS '20 Justin Grant '15 Fernando Silva '14 John Sullivan '92, MBA '21
Web Application Developer
William Paterson University
Digital Marketing
Atlantic Records
Lead Associate
Technical Operations, CNBC
Executive VP of Advancement
William Paterson University

Our Mission

This year is the 31st year of the Legacy Award Gala, sponsored by the William Paterson University Foundation. The Legacy Award honors 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. The William Paterson University of New Jersey Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity, Tax ID# 22-3160107.

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. '08Foundation Chairperson

Senior Principal, Van Duyne CPAs & Advisors

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Venue location:

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