Inside Moravian
e-Newsletter of the Moravian College Campus Community 4/1/14
This is the logo for A Night of Stars, with a group of people in the background and red velvet ropes in the foreground.

ABOVE: Moravian College will host its inaugural 'A Night of Stars' on Saturday, April 26. The event will be held in the Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem. The event will begin with a red carpet reception with gourmet desserts and cordials at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing with the Philadelphia Funk Authority at 9 p.m. All proceeds to benefit student financial aid.


Join Us For ‘A Night of Stars’ April 26

Moravian College Hosts an Evening of Dancing, Glamour & Even Paparazzi

Billed by organizers as a blend between the Academy Awards and a wedding reception with a great band, Moravian College’s inaugural “A Night of Stars,” scheduled for Saturday, April 26, offers attendees an evening of dancing to music of the always terrific Philadelphia Funk Authority, as well as an introduction to several of the College’s shining stars.

With a red carpet entrance complete with paparazzi, the College’s A Night of Stars will take over the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café in Bethlehem for an unforgettable night, featuring recognition of 18 Moravian alumni who have shined in their respective communities. While benefiting the College’s student financial aid, the evening is not limited to College alumni and is open to the general public. The requested attire is “Hollywood Glam.”

“There are many Moravian alumni who have distinguished themselves in their community. A Night of Stars allows us an opportunity to recognize those individuals,” explained Gary Carney, vice president of institutional advancement at Moravian College. “This event is designed to be a fun-filled night for everyone who attends. Greyhound or not, we welcome anyone who enjoys a dressed-up evening spent on the dance floor.”

Following the red carpet entrance at 7:30 p.m., there will be a buffet dessert and cordials, followed by an introduction of the Moravian stars at 8:45 p.m. At 9 p.m., the dance floor opens up for the Philadelphia Funk Authority, regarded as one of the region’s best dance and party bands. An open bar will be held, as well as a cigar patio and silent auction. Reserve your tickets at

The Philadelphia Funk Authority is guaranteed to get people dancing.”

– Gary Carney

“The Philadelphia Funk Authority is guaranteed to get people dancing,” said Carney. “In addition to our cigar patio, professional photographs will be taken and complimentary valet parking is available. In fact, everything is complimentary once you purchase a ticket.”

There will be a limited number of silent auction items including a painting by Bethlehem resident Sandy Corpora, as well as a week’s stay at a luxury vacation home in Turks and Caicos.

“We have been asked by many people what ‘Hollywood Glam’ means in terms of attire. Essentially, it is each person’s description of what that means,” Carney explained. “Our only request is that people dress up for the event and have fun when selecting their outfits.”  

The following Moravian alumni will be recognized as shining stars: Andrew Borghesani ’10; John Callahan ’91; Robert Freeman ’78; Marta Boulos Gabriel ’92; Linda Shay Gardner, Esq. ’74; Manuel Gonzalez, Ed.D. ’84; Michael Grillo, Esq. ’04; Laura Allan Haffner ’86; Keene Jabbour, Esq. ’74; Barbara Hassler Martell ’73, Gary Martell ’76; Anthony Morelli ’59, Amy Pektor ’05; Kurt Poling ’89; Austin Rock ’12; Jeremy Straub ’00; Hillary Martin Wandall, Esq. ’93; and Walter Wandall ’93.

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