Stockton University Outdoor Fundraiser to Grow

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Stockton University's Atlantic City residential complex. (Courtesy of Stockton University)

The Stockton University Foundation has opened its Benefit on the Boardwalk to a larger audience.

The relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor gatherings will allow the Foundation to welcome more participants to the benefit, set for 6 p.m. Friday, June 11, at The Stockton University Atlantic City campus. Tickets may be purchased in advance, or in person at the event.

This special new event takes the place of the Foundation’s annual Scholarship Benefit Gala and this year and will support Stockton’s Student Relief Fund, which provides emergency support for students who face severe financial challenges.

“Many students have lost the ability to support themselves and their families financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dan Nugent, chief development officer and executive director of the Foundation. “The support from this event will directly impact these students, helping them stay in school and ensuring they will complete their educations.”

The Benefit will take advantage of the variety of outdoor spaces offered throughout the University’s Atlantic City Residential Complex, including the spacious garden quad and the beach quad which leads to the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.

The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, a variety of food and dessert stations, Osprey-inspired cocktails, specialty beer from Pinelands Brewing Company and Tuckahoe Brewing Company and more. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment from the Parrot Beach Band, a 50/50 raffle and other activities including a photo booth and lawn games.

“We are looking forward to an evening that not only supports an incredible cause like the Student Relief Fund, but also brings together the dedicated donors and friends who enable Stockton to keep students first and allow the Foundation to fulfill its mission,” said Donna Buzby, chair of the Foundation. “We can‘t wait to see everyone in person.”

Many businesses and individuals who support the traditional Gala year after year have signed on to support the Benefit on the Boardwalk, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 351, the Gala’s headline sponsor for the past 13 years.

“There was no question whether we’d support Stockton and its students through this new event,” said Dan Cosner, business manager for IBEW Local 351. “It’s an honor to be part of an event that truly helps Stockton students complete their education.”

Other major sponsors include: Azeez Foundation; Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law; Dr. Howard and Gayle Gros; Capaldi Reynolds & Pelosi, PA. CPA; UA Local 322, Pepsi; AC Devco; AtlantiCare; Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Big Mountain Imaging, Falasca Mechanical Inc; Fiduciary Trust International, Glenn Insurance; GOBI Advertising; Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City; Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services; Michelle and H. Paxson Keates; Pennoni; SOSH Architects; South Jersey Gas; Calvi Electric Company; Chartwells; Ciccone & Koseff, CPAs; Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Local 255; FantaSea Resorts; Fulton Bank; NJM Insurance; and Republic Bank.

To view sponsorship opportunities, purchase tickets or make a donation, visit stockton.edu/boardwalkbenefit. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, contact Alicia McMackin, associate director of development, at 609-652-4861 or alicia.mcmackin@stockton.edu.