April 29, 2008
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University raised nearly $100,000 for the Alumni Scholarship Fund at “An Evening Under the Arbor,” the university’s sesquicentennial gala and auction, on April 19 at Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

More than 450 alumni and friends of the university attended the event.

“The purpose of the event was to celebrate Baker’s 150th anniversary and raise money for the scholarship fund,” said Lindsay Ferrell, assistant director of development and auction chair. “Through table sponsorships, ticket sales, the silent auction and the fund-a-scholar auction we exceeded our expectations and hopefully set the stage for future fundraising events.”
The Alumni Association Scholarship is an endowed fund with Baker. The association annually provides current students from all four schools — College of Arts and Sciences, School of Professional and Graduate Studies, School of Education and School of Nursing — with additional scholarship aid.