Two Benefits

Deb Evans, director of constituent relations, received the first of the new Impact Awards for employees for her work on planning and organizing the Celebration Ball on November 1. Bob Schoenen, vice president for institutional advancement, presents Deb with the certificate (and later, a check).

Within a week of each other, two events this fall raised more than $55,000 for the College.

During Homecoming weekend, choir alumni and friends from the 38 years that Richard and Monica Schantz led the Music Department raised $28,000 to endow a music scholarship in their honor.

The October 25 tribute dinner, which coincided with Dick Schantz’s 75th birthday, drew more than 200 alumni, faculty, and friends. Their donations were more than enough to endow the Richard and Monica Schantz Music Scholarship.

The Schantz event was the idea of Linda Pettinelli ’91, who proposed it in August to Monica Schantz. “To put it together and raise that much money in less than three months is simply amazing,” said Joan Lardner Paul, irector of major gifts in the Development Office.

Pettinelli and her organizing committee worked with Monica to put together the program. Together they contacted almost 1,300 choir alumni, Moravian College Music Alliance members, and other friends, including longtime Christmas Vespers patrons. Dick Schantz gave the Christmas Vespers service the form in which we know it today, starting in 1956, and his choirs performed at 240 Vespers services.

A week later, on November 1, the Celebration Ball raised almost $27,000 for athletics projects and improvements. About 300 people attended the event in Johnston Hall, which included a menu, decorations, and entertainment replete with sports allusions.

Deb Evans, director of constituent relations, who organized the ball, devised a menu in innings rather than courses, filled the basketball hoops with flowers (from Elysian Fields Specialty Florals), and ran two continuous slide shows of men’s and women’s athletics highlights on giant screens hung from the gym’s ceiling.

December 9, 2003

Crown Prints:
College acquires Dürer print.

Two Benefits:
Tribute to Richard Schantz endows a scholarship, Celebration Ball raises money for athletics.

Datebook:
Campus calendar.

Tea for More Than Two:
Moravian's revival of women's tea is picked up by 40 news outlets.

Long-Distance Nurses:
4 nursing students from Australia.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student accomplishments.