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At a black tie gala on April 26, 2008, The University of Scranton publicly launched the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign. More than 450 guests were in attendance at the Gala, during which the minimum campaign goal of $100,000,000 was announced.  During the Gala, Christopher “Kip” ’70 and Margaret “Peggy” Condron, national co-chairs of Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign, announced that $68,000,000 had already been pledged or committed toward the goal.

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Gala Event

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    Campaign National Co-Chairs Peggy and Christopher “Kip” Condron join University President Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., (right) in announcing the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign.

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    More than 450 guests gather in the transformed Byron Complex for the black tie announcement of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign.

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    Carl Kuehner ’62, chair of the Board of Trustees, and Mary Beth Farrell ’79, vice chair of the Board, offer the prayers of the faithful at the Mass of Celebration in the DeNaples Center preceding the Campaign Gala.

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    The transformed Byron Complex was the setting of an April 26 black tie gala launching the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign.

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    Guests arrive and enjoy the pre-dinner festivities at the Byron Complex before the Campaign launch on April 26, 2008.  From left: Andrew ’98 and Michele Gilfillan ’98, JoAnne H’01 and Carl Kuehner ’62, Jean-Paul ’76 and Mary Beth Bonnet ’78, and Alan ’76 and Marla Griffith.

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    Enjoying  the dinner in the Byron Complex, from left, seated: Nancy Brady ’83, Sandra H’03 and Paul Montrone ’62 and Margaret Condron, Ph.D., Campaign National Co-Chair.  Standing, from left: Bill Brady ’83, Christopher “Kip” Condron ’70, Campaign National Co-Chair, John ‘86 and Jackie Dionne ‘89, and Jim ’86 and Betsy Slattery.

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    The Gala provided an opportunity to share a historic moment in the life of the University.  Here celebrating together are, from left: Rev. Otto Hentz, S.J., Jack Brennan ’68 and University President Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J.

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    Richard Klonoski, Ph.D. ’74, member of the faculty and current University parent spoke at the Campaign Launch about why the University is a special place.

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    Enjoying a moment between courses are, seated, from left Mary McDonald H’01, Alison Oppenheim, Jane Oppenheim H’04, Lynda Lynett, Kathleen Rose Lynett standing, from left, Frank McDonell ’60, former chair of the Board of Trustees, Katey and George Lynett, Jr., Shelia Stallman, and George Lynett G’71.

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