World renowned classic jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and Pittsburgh?s own Joe Negri will headline Penn State Greater Allegheny?s fourth annual All That?s Jazz scholarship benefit on Saturday, November 10, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. in the campus? Student Community Center.Proceeds will be added to the Penn State Greater Allegheny Scholarship Fund.
In just three short years the event has provided almost $111,000 in student aid. This year the Penn State Greater Allegheny Advisory Board hopes to raise $60,000 for student scholarships. Event Chair Jacob Skezas and the All That?s Jazz Committee are planning an exciting evening of classic jazz, delicious food, a live auction, the new silent ?theme auction? and the popular Blue and White ?mystery? auction. Check out some of the LIVE AUCTION items!
Assisting Jacob Skezas, Advisory Board President in leadership roles are: Sponsorship Co-Chairs Joseph M. Hohman, Nancy Traina, and Clifford Wise, along with Host Committee Co-Chairs Mary Del Brady, and Pastor Earlene Coleman. They are joined by Nicole Lobaugh Chair of the Auction Committee, and Nancy Seifert and David Pellow Entertainment Co-Chairs. These volunteers are supported by Advisory Board members, community leaders, alumni, friends, and faculty and staff, all working to make the event a success.
HONORARY Committee members include: Arthur L. Baldwin, Suzy & Jim Broadhurst, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Davenport, Sr., Franco Harris, Tom Hollander, The Honorable Dan Shelly Onorato, Brandon Short, Bill & Rose Strickland, William E. Trueheart and Carol A. Word.
All That?s Jazz underwriters include: Entertainment and Decorations Underwriter Nancy Seifert, and Supporters at the Patron level include Directed Electronics, Gulf Materials, LLC, Ruth Hunt, and Nancy and John Traina.
Members of the Chancellor?s Circle include: Lou Anne Caligiuri, Dorothy and Ed Datemasch, Eat?n Park Hospitality Group, Ford Business Machines, Inc., Mark R. Gruskin, Curtiss E. Porter, Ph.D., H.B. South Printers, Patty and Vic Orler, RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc., Resource Development Management, Inc., Margaret L. Signorella, Ph.D., UPMC McKeesport, Pat and Jay Winter, and Clifford and Barbara Wise. Sponsors also include event Ambassadors: Mrs. Nadine E. Bognar, Tom and Judy Bruney, Jendoco Construction Corporation, E. Carter Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kutsenkow, Nicole Lobaugh, Ross Nese, David J. Pasternak, Jill and Brian Pepka, Penn State Greater Allegheny Faculty and Staff Fund, The President?s Discretionary Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Sharon and Gary L. Thomas, Tube City IMS Corporation, and Kirk and Charlene Urey.
Proceeds to Benefit the Penn State Greater Allegheny Scholarship Fund
All proceeds from the benefit will be added to the Penn State Greater Allegheny Scholarship fund. Currently 80% of students enrolled at the campus depend on financial aid (mainly loans) to pay for their education.
?Scholarship funds have become increasingly important to our students and their families. These funds can make the difference between students staying in college or having to make some hard decisions about their futures,? said Penn State Greater Allegheny Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter, Ph.D. ?By supporting the scholarship fund, we are helping the next generation of leaders achieve their educational and personal goals.?
The public is invited to join in the festivities to help support this worthy cause. Tickets are $75 each and 10 for $600. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Information on tickets and sponsorships can be obtained by calling Penn State Greater Allegheny at 412-675-9048.