Helping Our Students Get to the Finish Line
Thank you to our generous sponsors, Finish Line donors, advertisers, attendees, auction donors, volunteers, students, and staff that supported this farewell to Dr. Carol and Noel Leary. You have helped us raise over $380,000 for our students!
The President’s Gala is the signature fundraising event of the year; all donations go to student scholarships and The Finish Line Fund, which provides critical financial support to our most vulnerable students. Through this fund, we are able to assist students to the finish line so financial burdens, like tuition and other emergency expenses, do not remain obstacles to degree completion.
At the annual President’s Gala, attendees raise their paddles to donate to The Finish Line Fund. Since we were not able to celebrate this year, one of our most generous donors raised her paddle virtually.
Pat Pierce, former chair of the Bay Path Board of Trustees, continues to help make education possible for our students in need. She has provided countless opportunities that enable our students to shine, and her passion for Bay Path is infectious. Now, at a time when Bay Path students need us more than ever, Pat made an inspirational gift of $50,000 to The Finish Line Fund to meet students’ emergency needs. She called it her mission moment.
However, there’s more. Pat also pledged to match up to another $50,000 by challenging the Board of Trustees. Without hesitation, the Trustees met the challenge. As a result, over $150,000 was raised for The Finish Line Pat’s bold act inspired others to respond.
To support our students through The Finish Line Fund, please visit give.baypath.edu/donation/finishline.