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Gala at the Great Hall

Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.
The Great Hall at Monmouth University

Black-Tie Optional | 732-263-5400

On behalf of Monmouth University President Patrick F. Leahy, please join Monmouth University on Saturday, December 3, for the Gala at the Great Hall—a modern twist on a past event favorite. This marquee event will incorporate endless high-end action stations, craft cocktails and libations, and live musical entertainment, with ample seating for all to sit or mingle as they choose. A powerful brief program will be delivered by Monmouth’s President, Dr. Patrick F. Leahy. Guests will enjoy the grandeur and magic of Monmouth’s beloved signature building, while making an impact on those who walk its halls today.

Proceeds will benefit the Access Fund, providing scholarship support to students with financial need. Your participation will serve as a highly visible vote of confidence in a Monmouth University education, and most importantly, in the students we serve.

If you’re interested in purchasing Gala at the Great Hall tickets, a sponsorship, or placement within the ad-journal, contact us via or 732-263-5400.

President’s Medal Recipients

The Partons posing together during an event in the Great Hall.

For nearly 40 years, Trustee Emeritus and former board chair, Charlie Parton ’01HN, and his wife, Trudy, have been loyal to advancing Monmouth University’s educational mission through philanthropic initiatives and extensive involvement in the campus community. Most recently, the Partons have made a commitment to enhancing students’ on-the-job training by establishing the Parton Broadcasting Center—a state-of-the-art control room for students to produce live broadcasts.

The Partons’ service and leadership continue to fuel the University’s progress, and we look forward to recognizing their longstanding support alongside you during the 2022 Gala at the Great Hall.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Outcome | $35,000 & Above

Thirty (30) event tickets; Premier recognition on all digital marketing materials; Premier event signage; Premier ad space (7″ w x 9.5″ h at 300dpi)

Summa Cum Laude | $25,000

Twenty (20) event tickets; Prominent recognition on event website; Prominent event signage; Back cover or inside back cover, as available (7″ w x 9.5″ h at 300dpi)

Magna Cum Laude | $15,000

Sixteen (16) event tickets; Recognition on event website; Event signage; Full-page ad (7″ w x 9.5″ h at 300dpi)

Cum Laude | $10,000

Ten (10) event tickets; Event signage; Full-page ad (7″ w x 9.5″ h at 300dpi)

Doctorate | $7,500

Six (6) event tickets; Half-page ad (7″ w x 4.75″ at 300dpi)

Master’s | $5,000

Four (4) event tickets; Quarter-page ad (3.375″ w x 4.5″ pixels at 300dpi)

Bachelor’s | $2,500

Two (2) event tickets; Honorable mention in the ad journal

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 access remained steadfast.

This fall, while maintaining its highest-ever ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Colleges, Monmouth University also welcomed its most academically prepared, and second most diverse class in the University’s history. Today, nearly one-third of Monmouth students are Pell-grant eligible, and half identify as the first in their family to attend college.

As Monmouth continues to operate in an increasingly competitive market, we must ensure a Monmouth University education remains accessible to all students, despite their financial circumstances.

In compliance with IRS regulations, your fees are tax-deductible to the extent that payment exceeds the fair market value of goods and services received by attendee. The tax-deductible portion will benefit the Access Fund.

Please note: If the University decides to cancel the event, you will be notified and your registration fees will be fully refunded. Reservations not kept or canceled by the individual are non-refundable.

Gala Sponsors

Outcome Sponsors

Gourmet Dining

Please consider joining Torcon and Gourmet Dining as an Outcome Sponsor

Summa Cum Laude Sponsors

Trudy and Charlie Parton ’01HN

Grunin Foundation
Stillwell Hansen

Magna Cum Laude Sponsors

Amy and Patrick Leahy

Ben Harvey Construction
The Hesse Companies