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Governor Daniels, Mayor Peterson Will Chair Annual Marian College Fundraiser, Anniversary Celebration - 8/1/2007

WHAT:

Marian College 's 15th annual Opportunities for Excellence Scholarship Celebration and Dinner (scholarship fundraiser), celebration of college's 70th year in Indianapolis , Franciscan Values Awards, and historic announcement.

WHO:

Governor Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. and First Lady Cheri Daniels and Mayor Bart Peterson and Mrs. Amy Minick Peterson will serve as honorary co-chairs.

Dr. and Mrs. John C. Lechleiter co-chair the Corporate and Foundation committee.

Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Carson and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore D. Dickman are co-chairs of the Opportunities for Excellence Scholarship Celebration and Dinner committee.

Nearly 900 people will attend the annual event, which raises money for student scholarships. The college has raised over $3.5 million this year for scholarships; this event will raise over $500,000.

WHY:

Scholarships, anniversary celebration, historic announcement about the college's future.

The college will honor two recipients of the Franciscan Values Awards. The Franciscan Values Awards recognize community leaders and an organization that demonstrate the four sponsorship values of Marian College : dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

Community Leaders
Joseph P. and Jan Clayton

Business/Organization
Marian, Inc./William J. Witchger

WHEN:

Thursday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Marian College
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46222