Anything Goes At Scholarship Dinner

The Montclair State University Foundation’s annual scholarship dinner raised more than $750,000 to help today’s students – and tomorrow’s leaders – pursue and complete their studies at the University.

The gala also honored philanthropic leaders, Investors Bank and the McMullen Family Foundation, and retired financial services executive, alumnus James W. Merli ’83, all of whom have been strong supporters of the community as well as the University.

Performance at Annual Scholarship Dinner.

“This event is extremely important to the University’s ability to provide necessary support to our students,” President Susan A. Cole said at the gala on March 3. New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy also addressed the audience.

The awards highlighted an evening that featured performances from the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes by students in the nationally recognized Department of Theatre and Dance and John J. Cali School of Music. Veteran WCBS 880 helicopter traffic reporter Tom Kaminski
’84 served as master of ceremonies of the gala.