Scholarship fundraising is purpose of annual Derby Hat Preview

Scholarship fundraising is purpose of annual Derby Hat Preview

April 18, 2012
For Immediate Release

Campbellsville University alumni Betty Porter, left, opened her Mt. Washington, Ky. home to friends of CU for the second annual Derby Hat Preview. She is joined in this four-generation photo by her mother, Alene Wolford, seated, by her daughter at right, Bullitt County District Judge Jennifer Porter, and in center, by her granddaughter, Jennifer’s daughter, Isabella Griffee. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE – In its second annual event, Campbellsville University’s Advancement Board raised money through a Derby Hat Preview and Sale held at the home of Betty and Chester Porter in Mount Washington, Ky., March 31. The Derby Hat Preview and Sale event is a precursor to the Derby Rose Gala at CU with all proceeds from both going to the scholarship fund.

 

 
 Betty Hord-Johnston, a member of the
Advancement Board, selected a hat at the
Derby Hat Preview event. She is part of
the leadership and planning of the annual
Derby Rose Gala. (Campbellsville
University Photo by Linda Waggener)

Gwinn Hahn, chair of this year’s Derby Rose Gala, said, “We’re grateful to the host and hostess CU alumni Betty and Chester Porter for opening their home for this second Derby Hat Preview and Sale. Their generosity enriches our scholarship effort.” Betty and Dr. J. Chester, both of whom are graduates of Campbellsville University, have committed themselves to Christian higher education for multiple years in leadership on the Board of Trustees and as major donors to CU over the past 25 years.

Hat designer Glenda Patterson (’69) of GL Patterson Designs, Elizabethtown, donated 30 percent of the hat sales and orders toward the Scholarship Fund. Orders are still being taken from this year’s event. She has created two unique designs for the annual gala silent auction.

Two CU freshmen who work in the Office of Development attended and helped the staff in support of the Advancement Board’s special event, Rebecca J. Nehring from Wiliamstown, Ky., and Samantha Ross from Liberty, Ky. Presidential Ambassador Rachel Hines also helped this year and is a CU junior from Bethelridge, Ky.

Photos of the event may be seen at:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.426092837405149.116109.134919796522456&type=3. For more information, contact the Office of Development at 270-789-5211.

 

 

 
 Two CU freshmen who work in the Office of Development
attended and helped the staff in support of the Advancement
Board's special event, Rebecca J. Nehring, left, of
Williamstown, Ky., and Samantha Ross of Liberty, Ky.
(Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.
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