Legacy Gala Silent Auction: Bid on Line through April 7

Posted on 3/30/2010 11:21:13 AM

For the second consecutive year, the IUP Legacy Gala will offer alumni and friends from all over the world the opportunity to participate in the event—without leaving their computers.

A silent auction, with items ranging from golf trips to artwork, is part of the IUP Legacy Gala, which benefits the University Fund for Academic Excellence.

This fund supports academic, programmatic, and experiential expenses that directly benefit IUP students and expand their opportunities beyond the classroom. The IUP International Education Scholarship Program, made possible in large part by the fund, provides financial support to students taking part in overseas educational opportunities.

Visitors may bid on items on line now through 11:59 a.m. April 7, 2010. Bidding will resume at the Legacy Gala, to be held Saturday, April 10, at the Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer.

Hosted by Dr. Tony Atwater, IUP president, and his wife, Dr. Beverly Roberts-Atwater, the event features the 2010 presentations of the Presidential Legacy Award for Civic Service to Glenn Cannon, senior vice president for Hillard Heintze and a 1971 graduate of IUP, and the Presidential Legacy Award for Alumni Distinction to Barbara Russell, actor-educator, a 1954 graduate of IUP.

Terry L. Dunlap, group president, ATI Flat-Rolled Products, and president, ATI Allegheny Ludlum Business Unit, a 1981 IUP graduate, will serve as master of ceremonies for the gala.

This black-tie event will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m., with music and dancing at 9:00 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a table or seat for the IUP Legacy Gala, call 724-357-2145 or visit the Legacy Gala website. Tickets are $175 per person. Table purchases are encouraged.

Items featured in the silent auction include the following:

  • Black pearl pottery piece by John Conrad and painting by Grace Calterone
  • Pittsburgh Sports Zippo lighter collection
  • Steelers items including a Jerome Bettis autographed jersey, team autographed football, and Steelers package
  • Waterford Crystal Lismore Crimson Hock wine glasses
  • Trips to regional attractions including Kennywood Park and Sandcastle Waterpark
  • Getaways to destinations including Myrtle Beach, New York City, Windergreen Resort in central Virginia, and Cape May, N.J.
  • Golf packages at Pittsburgh’s Highland Country Club, Oakmont Country Club, and Wildwood Country Club and at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • U.S. Women’s Open package at Oakmont Country Club