The College of Saint Elizabeth welcomes alumnae/i and supporters to the 12th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Silent Auction, on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 6 p.m. in The Madison Hotel in Morristown, N.J. Proceeds from the evening’s dinner, silent and online auctions, and 50/50 raffle directly support student scholarships at CSE.
Nearly 98 percent of the College’s undergraduates receive some form of student financial aid, helping them to achieve their full potential as well-educated and value-centered leaders. “Your support matters. Thank you for your continued efforts in support of our exceptional students during these challenging times,” says Sister Francis Raftery, CSE president. CSE generous alumnae/i, neighbors, and corporate friends have made this annual event a success with more than $1.5 million raised over the past 11 years.
The evening begins with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dancing. The Silent Auction features vacation packages, golf outings, dinner, and theater packages, along with many other great prizes. Those unable to attend can still join the fun by participating in the online auction.
This year's benefit will honor Kevin Cummings, president and chief executive officer of Investors Bank. In recognition of his success in transforming Investors Bank into a growth company, Cummings received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 New Jersey Award. He received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. and his Master in Business Administration from Rutgers University School of Business. He is also a certified public accountant.
Cummings’ dedication to education and non-profit organizations embodies his commitment to service and exemplifies the mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth. He serves on the board of trustees of St. Peter’s Prep, a Jesuit high school in Jersey City, N.J., and is the former chair of the board and current trustee of the Summit Speech School, a trustee of The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, the chair of the board and member of the executive committee of the New Jersey Bankers Association. He is a board member of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey and a member of the Development Leadership Council of Morris Habitat for Humanity.