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Save the Date: Dec. 7, 2024

As we reflect on the 2023 Gala at the Great Hall, we are reminded of the dedicated collection of alumni, parents, and friends—like you—who made the evening so special.

Thanks to you and a cadre of sponsors and donors, Monmouth University’s Access Fund has generated yet another $500,000 this year, which will provide scholarship support for students with unmet need. The Access Fund will ensure that deserving students, like our speaker, Olivia Fazio ’27, remain enrolled and on the path towards graduation.

In recognition of the many supporters who made the event successful, please enjoy the digital ad journal, in which many messages celebrated the life and legacy of this year’s posthumously honored President’s Medal recipient, Alfred J. Schiavetti Jr. ’11HN.  

Photos of the evening are available on our online photo album, which we will continue to update with new photos as they are received. If posting on social media, please consider utilizing #monmouthugala, so we can showcase our collective support for Monmouth University and our students, spreading the energy felt in the Great Hall that evening.

In the meantime, should you have any questions about next year’s Gala, Monmouth University, or the Access Fund, please don’t hesitate to reach out. On behalf of the entire Monmouth University family, thank you once again for your support.



Amanda Klaus ’09
Vice President
University Advancement

2023 President’s Medal Recipient

Shiavetti posing near a painted portrait drawn of him.

For more than 25 years, Alfred J. Schiavetti, Jr., ’11HN was a steadfast advocate of Monmouth’s mission, supporting the University as a distinguished trustee and loyal friend. A champion of liberal arts education, he served on two Presidential Search Committees and was integral in advancing financial stability and academic excellence at Monmouth.

Elected to the Board of Trustees in 1997, Schiavetti served as chair from 2007 to 2010, was elected life trustee in 2011, and trustee emeritus in 2016. He served as a member of the Kislak Real Estate Institute Advisory Board, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in Public Service in 2011.

Throughout his involvement, he and his wife, Barbara, actively engaged in campus life as founding members of the Parents Council and longtime supporters of athletics. They also contributed significantly to annual funds, priority fundraising initiatives, and student scholarships, especially through the Barbara B. and Alfred J. Schiavetti, Jr. Distinguished Endowed Scholarship.

Schiavetti’s deep commitment to Monmouth and its students has left an indelible legacy at our University and makes him exceptionally deserving of the President’s Medal. We will miss his wise counsel and remain grateful for his profound leadership.

Celebrating Excellence and Access

In 1933, during the throes of the Great Depression, Monmouth opened its doors as a junior college to offer quality education to local students aspiring to earn a college degree. Providing deserving students access to higher education, regardless of their economic circumstance, has always been paramount to Monmouth University’s mission. As Monmouth evolved—first into a four-year college, and soon into a nationally ranked university boasting doctoral programs, Division I athletics, and state-of-the-art facilities—our commitment to student access has remained steadfast.

This fall, Monmouth University celebrates 90 years as an institution of higher learning. As we recognize the significant anniversary, we celebrate the determination of our students, the success of our alumni, the excellence and dedication of our faculty, and the many individuals who have embraced our mission and led the University to national acclaim as a leader in access and excellence.

As Monmouth continues to serve students with increasing financial need, we must ensure a first-rate Monmouth University education remains accessible to all students, regardless of financial circumstances. With your ongoing support, our accomplishments will shine even brighter in the years ahead.