Annual Governor’s Ball raises money for student scholarships
Attended by local business leaders, alumni, parents and friends, the annual Governor’s Ball has a longstanding tradition of raising money for student scholarships. Now in its 39th year, the 2015 ball will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 in Ochre Court.
“The Governor’s Ball has been one of the highlights of the holiday season for me for many years,” said Cheryl Girr Mrozowski ’70, Salve Regina trustee and chair of the Governor’s Ball alumni/parent committee. “The sparkle of Ochre Court is only rivaled by the wonderful spirit and generosity of our guests. All are welcome to come and enjoy.”
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.