Thursday, April 29, 2021

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the 30th Annual Legacy Award Gala has been postponed this year and rescheduled for April 29, 2021.


The 30th 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

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Locker

Lauren Locker '79 Distinguished Alumna

Certified Financial Planner™ and Founder
Locker Financial Services, LLC

Cortez

Lourdes CortezDistinguished Friend

President and CEO
North Jersey Federal Credit Union

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Sandra De Young, Ed.D. Distinguished Faculty/Staff

Retired Interim Provost, Retired Dean,
College of Science and Health
Prof. Emerita, Department of Nursing,
William Paterson University

KW

Kathleen Waldron Ph.D. Distinguished Service

President Emerita
William Paterson University

Locker

The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation Distinguished Organization

Marilyn "Mickey" Taub
Co-Founder and Board Member

The Grove, Cedar Grove, NJ

  • Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • 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 30th 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. 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. '08Chairperson

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

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Sponsorships

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Straight Contributions

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Faculty & Staff

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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.
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Frankie Cruz

Senior
Majors: Criminology & Criminal Justice; Psychology
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Ashley Dawson-Redwood

Junior
Majors: Communication
Minor: Visual Communication
Concentration: Media Production
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Nafin Elias

Senior
Major: English
Minors: Psychology; Sociology
Concentration: Literature
COMING SOON

Eduardo Fernandez

Junior
Majors: History; Secondary Education
Minor: American Studies
Concentration: Literature
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Stephanie Galindo

Senior
Majors: Accounting; Financial Planning
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Patrick Gannon

Sophomore
Major: Music
Concentration: Music and Entertainment Industries - Jazz
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Victoria Hanks

Senior
Majors: Communication Disorders and Sciences; Psychology
Minor: Anthropology
Concentration: Cognitive Science Honors Track
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Nicholas King

Junior
Major: Physical Education
Concentration: K-12 Certification; Heath Teacher Certification
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Kasumi Kuriki

Senior
Majors: Accounting; Financial Planning
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Cassandra Soto

Junior
Majors: Secondary Education; English
Minors: Philosophy
Concentration: English - Writing

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Venue location:

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