The eighth annual All That's Jazz Scholarship Benefit, held Saturday, Nov 5, 2011, raised nearly $102,000 and was attended by more than 250 alumni, donors, faculty, staff, friends, and student volunteers. Guests enjoyed fine food, bidding on a vareity of auction items, dancing, and the tunes of the a capella quintet, 42Five.
By the end of the evening, the final tally was $101,293 which brings the overall total raised since 2004 for student scholarships to more than $475,000.
Performing on the William A. Seifert, Jr Stage, was the vocal quintet, 42Five, direct from Orlano, FLorida. Their unique brand of entertainment evolves from a street corner barbershop sound and draws on funk, rock, jazz, and blues. Unlike any musical experience around, 42Five recreates an entire instrumental band with nothing but their voices.
?The entertainment, food, and ambiance added to the excellent achievement of the evening,? said Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter. ?Everyone who contributed to this event should be extremely proud. We will have the funds available to help students pursue their educational goals here at Penn State Greater Allegheny.?
Title Sponsors of the All That's Jazz Scholarship Benefit included Amy and Dave Michaliszyn and Nancy Seifert. Chancellor's Circle Supporters were McKeesport Hospital Foundation and UPMC.