Purse bash planned as fundraiser for alumni scholarship

Every year, the Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society plans events that help them raise money for their alumni scholarship. This year a purse bash will be added to the list of fundraising events and is scheduled for 5:15 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Wunderley Gymnasium on the Greater Allegheny campus.

Dave Pasternak, president of the Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society, mentioned a purse bash as a new idea to raise funds for the scholarship at one of their board meetings. “I was involved with another community organization that raised funds from a purse bash and it was very successful. I thought ‘Why not hold one for the alumni society?’ and the board agreed.”

Tickets to the event are $25 to enter and include two, three-digit numbers to win Dooney & Bourke, Coach, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade purses. The cost of the ticket includes food and refreshments. Winners do not need to be present except for early bird drawing that will take place at 6:15 p.m.

“Additional chances to win cash, other purses, and items from a Silent Auction, along with a grand prize drawing will be available at the purse bash,” said Pasternak. Attendees will also be able to purchase additional tickets for Walk Around Purses and Pick of the Table Purses. 

The Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society raises money all year long for their scholarship fund so that the campus’ best and brightest students have an opportunity to apply for this scholarship. Recipients of the alumni scholarships are awarded to Greater Allegheny students in the spring at the Annual Honors Convocation.

For more information on the April 22 purse bash and to purchase tickets, contact the Development Office at 412-675-9048.