Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2003, the annual, black-tie benefit for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The festive evening of dining and dancing will take place on Nov. 14 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.
“Celebration is a festive annual evening to raise funds for merit awards and scholarships,” says Jacquelynn Rhodes, associate vice president for development “Each year, we honor a corporate partner, outstanding alumnus, a special friend of the university and an outstanding entrepreneur.”
To attend, call Rhodes at (973) 596-3407. The proceeds from the dinner donation of $500 per guest will benefit the Dorman Honors College Scholarship fund. The fund provides financial support to NJIT’s best and most motivated scholars. Many students in the Dorman Honors College are the first in their families to go to college, and most of them rely upon merit and need-based scholarships. The Dorman Honors College, founded in 1985, now enrolls more than 500 students who are offered special classes, seminars and colloquia by distinguished professors.
This year at Celebration, the university will honor John Olson, of New Vernon, (class of 1961), retired managing director, Morgan Stanley; Richard Bader, of Saratoga, Calif., (class of 1960), retired chief executive officer and chairman, Raytel Medical Corporation; Derish Wolff, of Bernardsville, chairman, Louis Berger Group; and Merck & Co., Inc., NJIT’s Outstanding Corporate Partner.