28 Feb Inaugural President’s Banquet Raises over $300,000 for Scholarships
On Friday, February 18th, 2022, the University of Valley Forge hosted its inaugural President’s Banquet at RiverCrest Golf Club in Phoenixville, PA. This formal event brought around 180 guests together for a delicious catered meal, performances by UVF’s Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. William DeSanto, and an evening dedicated to hearing from students about what God has done in their lives thanks to the generous giving of donors that funded their scholarships.
UVF President David Kim opened the evening with greetings and shared his heart for the event, which was to raise money for scholarships for students who are mission fit, but who may not have the means to attend UVF on their own. A panel of businessmen, hosted by UVF board of trustees member Jorge Arroyo, each answered three questions, summarizing in effect, why they give to the University of Valley Forge. Five students from a variety of majors and backgrounds shared their scholarship testimonies and thanked those in the crowd for giving. Lastly, Dr. Ron McManus, university chancellor, made the challenge to raise $250,000 for student scholarships. All told, the event raised $342,659 – far surpassing the goal of $250,000! Every single dollar given will go toward scholarships to help students pursue God’s calling on their lives here at the University of Valley Forge. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who gave and are continually blessed by God’s great provision!
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