2014 Benefactors Dinner
Pictured at the 2014 Benefactors Dinner are, from left, Patrick Zenner, MBA'75, chair, FDU Board of Trustees; Michele Logan, MBA'96; FDU President Sheldon Drucker; and Dan Logan.
University donors and guests attended the Benefactors Dinner on December 2, 2014, at Hennessy Hall on the Florham Campus. The event provided an opportunity to thank FDU's generous supporters and illustrate the impact of giving.
The highlight of the evening included remarks by University benefactor Michele Logan, MBA'96, who presented a $100,000 gift to President Sheldon Drucker and announced a three-year commitment from her and her husband, Dan, to support FDU's COMPASS Program. The program serves select undergraduate students with Asperger's Syndrome.
"We choose to support the COMPASS Program so that it will become the gold standard for all higher level educational institutions to address this growing need," said Logan. "Not only do these students benefit, but our society benefits from the talents of these students as we look forward to an ever-expanding global economy."
Kathleen Viezel, assistant professor of psychology and director of the COMPASS Program, thanked the Logan family for their generosity and spoke about the impact of their support.
Addressing University donors, Drucker said, "Your generosity is transforming Fairleigh Dickinson University in more ways that I can express this evening. And make no mistake, without your generosity, the ability of the University to move forward and to provide an outstanding living/learning community for our students would be greatly hampered. So thank you again for digging deep, for making a difference, and for believing and supporting the mission of Fairleigh Dickinson University."
A group of the University's Presidential Scholars mingled with guests during the cocktail hour and dinner.
Under the direction of Stephen Hollis, director of theater arts, three theater students read from a sampling of thank you letters from scholarship students during the evening's program.