News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF to celebrate its 125th Anniversary year at gala event
125th Anniversary Gala and Art Auction will benefit student scholarships and Downtown Campus project
(September 21, 2015) â€” The University of Saint Francis is nearing the close of its 125th Anniversary celebration year, and the festivities will continue with a 125th Anniversary Gala and Art Auction on Friday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. The Gala is in the ballroom of the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street, and it immediately precedes the opening performance of Jesus Christ Superstar in the auditorium at 8 p.m.
The evening’s silent auction features a wide variety of original art and other unique items:
- Dining experiences
- Sporting event tickets
- Holiday packages
Tickets can be purchased at 125gala.eventbrite.com. Cost to attend the event is $75 for single tickets and $125 for couples. All proceeds for the event benefit student scholarships and the USF Downtown Campus renovations. The downtown project is scheduled for completion by fall 2016.
“This has been a joyous year celebrating with students, friends and alumni while reflecting on the legacy of the past 125 years,” said USF President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF. “We are hopeful our friends and community partners will join the Gala as we begin the next 125 years for the University of Saint Francis.”
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.