Student Success Emergency Fund
The main purpose of the gala is to raise money for the Student Success Emergency Fund through ticket sales. By buying a ticket, you are helping to financially support the Black students at the University of Maryland, College Park. Additionally, our sponsors award a student organization $1,000 to support Black student programs at the university.
The awards presented at the Gift of Giving Gala honor the legacy of the first Black male and female students, Hiram Whittle and Elaine Johnson, the first Black faculty member, Lucia James, a prominent Black alumni, Aaron McGruder, and the influential nature that recent Black alumni have had on this campus and in their daily lives.
The Gift of Giving Gala is a night to remember where admission includes a three-course meal, complimentary top-shelf drinks, live music, dancing, an awards ceremony, and a photo booth! This is all set at The Hotel, a luxurious location right in the front of the university campus.
Thank you for Helping Us Bring Our 4th Annual Gift Of Giving Gala To Fruition!
We expect that through the Gift of Giving Gala, we can retain more Black students at the University of Maryland by building a strong community, providing access to academic and financial resources, and promoting a thriving and engaging group of future industry leaders. However, this year the Council has determined that in order to bring G3 into fruition, we will need to seek additional financial support. This year, our theme for the Gift of Giving Gala is “The Golden Hour: Honoring our Past, Celebrating the Present, and Framing Our Future.” With this being the season of giving, we believe this is a golden opportunity to support Black students, faculty, and alumni of the University of Maryland by helping the Student Success Leadership Council raise money to host this event and be able to celebrate and recognize all of the amazing accomplishments that are achieved within our community!
#LETSLaunch Gift of Giving Gala Fund
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