BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lois and Michael Cropp, MD, and Sharon and Mark
Hamister -- all longtime University at Buffalo supporters -- will
serve as co-chairs for the seventh annual UB Scholarship Gala. The
event will take place from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in the
Edward Wright Practice Facility on the UB North Campus. Independent
Health and Verizon are the presenting sponsors for this year's
Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health, is a UB
Foundation board trustee. Hamister, chair and CEO of The Hamister
Group, is a UB Foundation board director.
Attracting the best and brightest students is one of the goals
of UB 2020, the university's strategic plan to become a model
21st-century public university. Scholarships are one of the most
effective ways to guarantee that top students choose UB.
To date, UB has raised more than $1 million in scholarship funds
through six gala events. Donor support -- by corporations,
foundations and individuals -- helps to ensure that every promising
student has the opportunity to pursue a first-rate education at
This year's event will include dinner, dancing, live and silent
auctions and student performances. Tickets are $200 per person and
tables are $1,500, with sponsorships still available. For more
information, tickets or sponsorships, call 716-881-1708 or visit http://www.giving.buffalo.edu/ubgala.