Under the Big Top at Goodwin College


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The Foundation sincerely appreciates everyone, including Goodwin staff and faculty, who contributed in making the Goodwin College’s first-ever Gala Under the Big Top a success.

The event raised more than $60,000 for student scholarships!

The night lived up to its billing of good food and good fun with over 300 people attending. The celebration featured circus-themed entertainment and a gourmet midway of cuisine ranging from unique to traditional. Stilt walkers, Hula hoop dancers, and jugglers made their way through the crowd, along with Bert, a giant puppet ringmaster designed by local puppeteer and artist Ann Cubberly.

As part of the program and auction, several special friends, Governor Dannel Malloy, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman John Larson and host Joe Furey, expressed respect and admiration from the podium for the growth and success they’ve seen at Goodwin College. Guests were also inspired by the moving stories of Goodwin student, David Mifflin, and faculty member, Trudi LeBron.

The College would also like to thank our Top Performer Sponsor, Pratt & Whitney, and our Media Sponsor, CT1 Media, along with all of our community and business partners who sponsored and attended the first Goodwin College gala in support of student scholarships.

Pictures from the event are viewable on the College’s Flickr page, courant.com and facebook.

For more information about the Goodwin College Foundation, click here.

Top Performer Level Sponsor:

Media Sponsor:

First Niagara Financial Group
Hoffman Auto Group

Featured Act:
Pond House Cafe and Pond House Grille

Center Ring Level Sponsor:
Builders Concrete East, LLC
Ethan and Ellen Foxman
FIP Construction
Sinclair Insurance Group

Gourmet Midway Sponsors
Burtons Grill
Pond House Grille
J Restaurant|Bar
Spicy Green Bean

The Goodwin College Foundation
One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118
giving@goodwin.edu  |  (860) 291-9934

Last Modified: 9/16/2013

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