Governor’s Ball celebrates 41 years of scholarship fundraising

Salve Regina’s annual Governor’s Ball, which has a longstanding tradition of raising money for student scholarships, has been a highlight of the holiday season for 41 years. Open to all members of the University community along with local business leaders, alumni, parents and friends, the ball will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in Ochre Court.

“The Governor’s Ball represents so well the spirit of the Christmas season,” said President Jane Gerety, RSM. “I am grateful to the many generous members of our corporate community, alumni, parents and friends who are celebrating the hopes and dreams of Salve Regina students through their support for this event. It would not have been possible if not for our chairs, the Culvers and the Morans, and the committee members who are working diligently to raise this crucial scholarship funding.”

Salve Regina, with the assistance of former governor J. Joseph Garrahy, established the Governor’s Ball in 1977 to introduce outside support for the University and to raise scholarship funds for Salve Regina students. This act of goodwill has benefited countless students over the years. To date, the ball has raised nearly $7 million toward academic assistance and has become a well-known holiday tradition in Rhode Island.

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