Transforming Futures: 2024 Kean University Foundation Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

March 2024

On Thursday, March 21, 2024, the Kean University Foundation hosted a memorable evening in Kean University’s Downs Hall. The spirit of generosity and academic achievement came together at the 2024 Kean University Foundation Scholarship Recognition Ceremony. With over 600 attendees, including esteemed donors and scholarship recipients, the event served as an inspiring celebration of the power of education and philanthropy at Kean University.

To kick off the event, internationally renowned guitarist and Student Ambassador, Baran Güzelsoy performed a beautiful set on stage. As the evening progressed, heartfelt speeches illuminated the significance of scholarships in transforming futures for Kean students. The evening featured speeches from William H. Miller, CFRE, Kean University Foundation CEO, William F. Loehning’70 H’15, Kean University Foundation Board Chair, Michael Salvatore Ph.D., Kean University Senior Vice President of Administration, as well as moving speeches from Donor Ambassador, Theresa A. Jaffe ‘70 and Student Ambassador, David Graham.

For the donors in attendance, this was an opportunity to witness firsthand the impact of their contributions to the lives of deserving scholars. For students, meeting their benefactors served as a reminder of the profound impact of philanthropy on their educational aspirations.

The reception also served as a testament to the unwavering commitment of Kean University and its supporters to fostering a culture of excellence, opportunity, and inclusivity. By providing financial assistance to deserving students, the University and its donors are not only investing in individual futures but also in the advancement of the community as a whole.

Thank you to each and every donor that invests in the future of Kean students.

Check out our 2024 Scholarship Ambassador Video, click here!