Scholarship Benefit Gala

Scholarship Benefit Gala Thank You

Stockton University Foundation Scholarship Benefit Gala
April 20, 2024 | 6:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

CELEBRATING the Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Joe Bertolino as the sixth President of Stockton University!
Immerse yourself in Stockton experiences while networking, enjoying delectable food, live music, raffles and more.


Entertainment and Student Engagement

  • Philly’s Finest: Experience a high-energy, non-stop show that will keep you on the dance floor all night long!
  • Brush Off Your Art Skills: Help create an original work of art with the assistance of art students and faculty.
  • E-Sports Innovation: See how students can turn a passion for esports into a career!

Educational and Sustainable Practices

  • Growing Sustainability: Enjoy small bites and learn what’s new on the 1.5 acre student run farm!
  • The Stockton Sherbert Method: Interact with professors and students as they share the secrets to making homemade sherbert.
  • Turning Sap Into Syrup: Look no further than your own backyard for the best maple syrup in New Jersey. Taste and discover how Stockton is growing local production.
  • Art of Food and Beverage Pairing: Learn some tricks of the trade as our HTMS students lend insight on what pairs well with food.

Support Student Scholarships!

Proceeds from the event support the Benefit Gala Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides more than $170,000 in student aid annually.

"The Foundation Scholarship has relieved the financial burden of tuition and allowed me to pursue my education without worrying about the costs. Thanks to the scholarship, I've been able to focus on my studies, participate in extracurricular activities and even explore new opportunities like internships and research projects."

— Terrisha Edwards, Class of 2024

Hard Rock Room Reservations

For your convenience we have reserved a block of rooms at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on April 20 at the rate of $209. Reservations can be made online here. To guarantee the room rate, reservations must by made by April 5 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you to our 2024 Scholarship Benefit Gala Sponsors!


View 2023 Scholarship Benefit Gala Sponsors

Scholarship Benefit Gala Committee



Gayle Gross, Stockton University Foundation Board


  • Dr. Donna Albano, Stockton University

  • Karen Alton, Stockton University Foundation Board

  • Dr. Brigid Callahan Harrison ’88, Chair, Stockton University Foundation Board

  • Tim Carew, Stockton University Foundation Board

  • Aquasia Davis '13, Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office

  • Sage Del Valle '20, F & S Digital

  • Joseph Fusco Esq., Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law

  • Barbara Gomes, Stockton University Foundation Board
  • John Gray, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 351

  • Brian K. Jackson, Stockton University

  • Lisa Johnson, Lisa Johnson Communications, LLC

  • Ahmed, Khan ’84, DJ Ahmed Khan

  • Christopher Lipari Pazienza ’22, Kean Univeristy

  • Bonnie Putterman, Esq., '85, Bonnie Putterman Law Offices

  • Rick Ricciardi ’75, ’76, Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.

  • Dr. Mukesh Roy, MBBS, MPH&TM, DTMTH, Ocean County Health Department