Christopher Bohinski, Class of 2013,
brings down the house at Gaudiosa 2015

Event Details

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • Location:
    McDonough Center
    Wheeling Jesuit University
    316 Washington Ave. Wheeling, WV
  • Format:
    Cocktails - 6:00 p.m.
    Dinner and Entertainment - 7:00 p.m.
    Valet Parking
  • Entertainment:
    WJU students and alumni to be announced.
  • Dress Code:
    Festive Attire
  • Hosts:
    Wheeling Jesuit Board of trustees
    Gaudiosa Committee

Honoree

Sr. Joanne Gonter, VHM, WJU '59
Georgetown Visitation Monastery
Receiving the Ignatian Award for service and leadership

Gaudiosa Committee

Lawrence Bandi '86 Janet Nolan
Ryan Ferns '05 Kathy Rigby
Rev. James J. Fleming, S.J. Joe Pangilinan '88
Becky Forney Valerie Grimes Piko '09
Don Rigby Edward Schmitt '70
Carlos C. Jimenez, M.D. Erikka Storch '96
Sarah E. Kelly Lillian Gangwere Cale '66
John Egan McAteer '61  

Reservations

Join ​Wheeling ​Jesuit ​University ​Saturday, ​April ​16, ​for ​an ​evening ​of ​food, ​drink ​and ​entertainment ​– ​all ​to ​support ​scholarships ​for ​WJU ​students.

Sold Out! Please contact Janet Nolan at (304) 243-8166 with reservation questions.

Why Your Support Matters

There are nearly 1,000 reasons to support Gaudiosa 2016, Wheeling Jesuit University's annual scholarship dinner on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

95% of students enrolled at Wheeling Jesuit, nearly 1,000 young men and women, receive scholarship support to attend WJU. Of this total, more than 30% come from families that live below the poverty line, which is $32,000 per year for a family of four. Scholarship support ensures that qualified young men and women can access a private, Jesuit education.

That is why we are asking for your support for Gaudiosa 2016. In just two years, Gaudiosa has raised nearly $200,000 for student scholarships and has become one of the most popular annual events in the Ohio Valley. Gaudiosa features an elegant, seated three-course dinner and entertainment by Pittsburgh's renowned River City brass, as well as an impressive line-up of exciting performers. Last year's Gaudiosa attracted 330 guests.

Your sponsorship of Gaudiosa 2016 will go directly to scholarships for students who have great potential, but need financial support. Together, we can help offer a high-quality education that prepares students to live out the WJU mission of leadership and service.
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"I always thought Wheeling Jesuit was out of reach for me, but the financial aid and scholarship money offered made WJU the clear choice. I'm studying respiratory therapy, which is challenging, but my professors are helpful and patient."
Megan Coyne, Pittsburgh, PA. Gaudiosa Scholar, Class of 2018



Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Event Sponsorship $50,000

    ~ Two premier tables of 8
    ~ Featured as event sponsor in :30 second TV commercials aired during WTOV9 newscasts*
    ~ Mentioned in iHeartMedia radio stations ads*
    ~ Logo featured on three high visibility billboards in Wheeling
    ~ Logo featured prominently as Event Sponsor on WJU’s website through 2016
    ~ Logo featured in sponsor's loop during dinner and on 12’ x 16’ screen throughout the evening
    ~ Logo featured on each dinner table tent
    ~ Recognition as Event Sponsor from dais
    ~ Featured in news stories for WJU web sites
    ~ Recognized in WJU social media mentions
    ~ Recognition as Event Sponsor in WJU Magazine, The Chronicle
    *time sensitive


  • Platinum Sponsorship: $10,000

    ~ One premier table of 8
    ~ Recognition of leadership support from dais
    ~ Name/logo featured on video loop during dinner
    ~ Recognition in WJU Magazine, The Chronicle
    ~ Recognition on Gaudiosa website through 2016
    ~ Recognized in WJU social media mentions


  • Cocktail Hour Sponsorship: $5,000

    ~ Featured as exclusive sponsor during Gaudiosa cocktail hour, with signage and strategic product placement
    ~ Opportunity to serve a featured product or signature cocktail during cocktail hour
    ~ Opportunity to include your beverage specialists during cocktail hour and market product
    ~ Recognition on WJU's Gaudiosa website
    ~ Recognized in WJU social media mentions
    ~ Logo featured in sponsor's loop during dinner


  • Gold Sponsorship: $5,000

    ~ One premier table of 8
    ~ Name/logo on video loop during dinner
    ~ Recognition in WJU Magazine, The Chronicle
    ~ Recognition on WJU Gaudiosa website through 2016
    ~ Recognized in WJU social media mentions


  • Silver Sponsorship: $3,000

    ~ Four select seating tickets
    ~ Name/logo on video loop during dinner
    ~ Recognition on WJU Gaudiosa website
    ~ Recognition in WJU magazine, The Chronicle


  • Bronze Sponsor: $1,000

    ~ Recognition among fellow bronze Sponsors on loop during dinner
    ~ Recognition in WJU magazine, The Chronicle


  • Event Tickets: $125

    ~ One seat at Gaudiosa 2016


  • Your contribution, less projected dinner costs of $70 per person, is fully tax-deductible.
    Not able to attend? Visit our donate page to support WJU Scholarships

    For more information regarding a donation or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jasmine Lo, Gaudiosa Coordinator, at 304-243-8147 or jlo@wju.edu

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