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Shepherd University Foundation recognizes Corporate Partners following Scarborough Society Gala cancellation

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Shepherd University Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 19th annual Scarborough Society Gala, originally scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2020. A marquee fundraising event for the Foundation, the gala raises significant funding each year for the Scarborough Library.

Despite the unfortunate cancellation of this summer social highlight, the Scarborough Society, under the leadership of board president Ray Alvarez ’62, felt it crucial to continue its mission of providing new sources of supplemental funding for the Shepherd University library system. The Foundation is proud to recognize several of the gala’s corporate partners who have chosen to make a donation to benefit the Scarborough Library in lieu of their traditional sponsorship. These generous gifts will help maintain and strengthen the library as an interactive and modern hybrid of printed and online resources. We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following corporate partners for their gifts:

Presenting Level ($5,000+)

  • BB&T Wealth Management
  • Jefferson Security Bank
  • United Bank Inc.
  • Wealthspire Advisors

Benefactor Level ($1,000+)

  • Jerry Williams, State Farm Insurance

Patron Level ($500+)

  • Bowles Rice, LLP
  • McMorgan and Company
  • Ours, Lawyer, Lewis & Company, PLLC
  • PriceRomine, PLLC
  • River Riders, Inc.
  • Skinner Law Firm
  • Smith Elliott Kearns and Co. LLC

In happier news, planning is already underway for the 2021 gala – visit our Scarborough Society events page for more details. For ongoing updates on COVID-19 related cancellations and postponements, please continue to check our online calendar or follow us on Facebook. And if you are moved to make your own gift in support of the Scarborough Library, you may visit our online giving form.