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Record-Breaking Radiance

Posted May 11, 2018 in Articles

Thanks to everyone who supported Radiance 2018! This year’s event raised a record $1.7-plus million for student scholarships and was the fifth consecutive year that the $1 million threshold was surpassed. Since its inception in 2011, Radiance has raised more than $7.8 million to help students cross the finish line to graduation through “last dollar” scholarships.

Record-Breaking Radiance

Often, students nearing graduation are financially unable to achieve their goal. As little as a few hundred dollars can derail their educational journey. Radiance scholarships close the gap, enabling them to graduate and move on to productive careers.

This year’s Radiance reception and program drew a record crowd of more than 600 attendees. Highlights included remarks by Radiance scholar/nursing student Taylor Novak-Freier, and the awarding of the President’s Medal to Beth Mooney, chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp; Tom Adler, senior advisor, Playhouse Square Real Estate Services; and Tim Cosgrove, BA ’83 and JD ’87, partner, Squire, Patton Boggs (US). In addition, there were two tribute videos and an award presentation to President Ronald M. Berkman in his final Radiance appearance before his retirement. Event co-chairs were Nancy McCann, vice chair, CSU Foundation, and Bernie Moreno, immediate past chair, CSU Board of Trustees.

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