Annual Spring Soiree raises thousands for students

Penn State Brandywine's annual Spring Soiree fundraiser held in April raised nearly $70,000 for students at the campus. The semi-formal event was held at the Phoenixville Foundry in Phoenixville.

Emceed by 6ABC Anchor Karen Rogers, the Spring Soiree brought friends, alumni and the community together for an exciting night of celebration and entertainment and to provide critical dollars to support new academic programs, scholarships and student-focused campus enhancements.

The Linker family with the Lion Mascot

Left to right: Joe and Mary Jane Linker, Nittany Lion mascot, Kristen and Chris Casalenuovo

Guests enjoyed a live performance by alumnus Bill Handy's five-piece jazz band and delicious food stations provided by Robert Ryan Catering. The event's live auction featured vacation getaways to Jamaica, the Jersey shore and a trip to State College. Lucky guests also went home with a Coach bag, Phillies tickets, reservations to Talula's Table, fine art and more.

Since 2008, this annual event has raised more than $300,000 for the students of Penn State Brandywine.
The Spring Soiree was made possible through generous donations from platinum sponsor Communications Test Design, Inc. (CTDI); gold sponsor Mrs. Jean Schaeffer; silver sponsors Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and Wawa; bronze sponsors Connor Strong & Buckelew and Robert Ryan Catering and event sponsors Mark and Lauren Dambly, Exelon Power, Tranda Fischelis, Gailey Murray Communications, LLP and Sandra Ford and Stephen Mellor.