RADNOR, Pa. (Nov. 8, 2017)—Cabrini University celebrated the impact of education and honored members of its community during its annual Visionaries Gala on Nov. 3.
Held at Cabrini’s historic Woodcrest Estate, the black-tie optional event included a silent auction, awards ceremony, and a “Make It Happen” fundraiser.
Surpassing its goal, the “Make It Happen” fundraiser raised more than $60,000 after senior Treci Butler ('17) shared his experience as a History and Political Science major at Cabrini.
All proceeds from the event support Cabrini students—the next era of visionaries—through scholarship aid and enhancements to the student experience.
This year’s Gala aligned with the University’s 60th anniversary year and befittingly celebrated alumni, professors, and friends who have shaped the mission and work of Cabrini.
The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSCs)—the University’s founding order—received the Christopher Award for Extraordinary Leadership for their integral role in the University, from its founding by Sister Ursula Infante to the formation of the University’s core values and mission to provide an Education of the Heart.
Additional honorees included Chair and Professor of Communication Jerry Zurek, PhD, and Professor Emerita Cathy Yungmann, who both received the Compass Award for inspiring success through their careers, their respective communities, and their impact in the lives of others.
Candice Linehan (’03) received the Luminary Award for continuously exhibiting clear direction—as an alumna and an advocate—to respect and protect the life and dignity of every human being. Linehan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and currently serves as Director of Sexual Assault Services at Delaware County Women Against Rape (DCWAR).
For more information on the Cabrini Visionaries Gala and the award recipients, visit cabrini.edu/gala.
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,650 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 800 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.