College Raises Money for Scholarship
Success By The Sea was the theme for the 2012 Marymount College gala that raised funds for student scholarships. Nearly 275 people attended the event that paid tribute to three outstanding community leaders. Honored at the biennial event was DeDe Hicks, CEO of the Volunteer Center of the South Bay, Harbor and Long Beach; Liz Schindler Johnson, the executive director of the Grand Vision Foundation ; and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Marymount College Burt Arnold.
In the 2011-12 academic year nearly 70 percent of Marymount students required tuition assistance to remain at the college, totaling more than $14.4 million in financial aid. Reaching out to students from urban Los Angeles neighborhoods, the college engaged itself in programs with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor, Project Grad Los Angeles, the Post of Los Angeles High School, Verbum Dei High School and the Fulfillment Fund to recruit and serve urban students. Many of these students are the first in their families to have the opportunity to attend college.
From the left: Executive Director of the Grand Vision Foundation Liz Schindler Johnson, Principal, BMA Securities, Rancho Palos Verdes Mayor Pro-Tem, Brian Campbell, Marymount College Chairman of the Board of Trustees and alumnus Burt Arnold, and President/CEO of the Volunteer Center for the South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach DeDe Hicks.
The Marymount College Scholarship Gala 2012
President Michael S. Brophy of Marymount College announced the honorees for its Success By The Sea Scholarship Gala 2012. Receiving recognition at the college’s biennial event for their long-standing community service will be President/CEO of the Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach DeDe Hicks; President of the Grand Vision Foundation Liz Schindler Johnson; and Principal, BMA Securities, Marymount College Chairman of the Board of Trustees and alumnus Burt Arnold.
The honorary committee for the event includes longtime community leader Arline Grotz; 2010 Success by the Sea honorees Yvonne Bogdanovich and Sandra Sanders; Marymount College Trustee Sue Soldoff; and Chairwoman of Success By The Sea, Tara Brophy.
This gala to be held on September 29 at Marymount College Main Campus in Rancho Palos Verdes raises funds for student scholarships. Marymount College provides scholarships to recognize achievement in academics, promote access and ensure diversity among the student body. More than 70 percent of Marymount students this year required financial assistance totaling more than $14.4 million in financial aid. This includes the $9.6 million provided by the college itself in institutional grants and scholarships.
Catering will be provided by Bon Appétit Management Company, an onsite restaurant company that provides café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities, and specialty venues with more than 400 locations in 29 states. The Wayne Foster Entertainment Group will provide the music and entertainment for the evening. A live show by Performance Painter Greg Adamson and elegant auction items. Emcee: Three-time Emmy-winning actress Kathy Baker
To learn about sponsorship opportunities or to request an invitation, contact committee member Kimberly Ramsay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special Friday night party at the college president’s home will be offered to Marymount College alumni who RSVP to the Success By The Sea Scholarship Gala. For information contact Alumni Program Manager Megan McCormick at email@example.com.