The Wittenberg Guild presents its 59th annual Scholarship Style Show on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Center Dining Room of the Benham Pence Student Center at Wittenberg. Chaired by Pam Baldridge and Barbara Faust, this year’s show, Win, Place or Show, begins with a social hour and silent auction at 10 a.m. The auction items are donated by members and friends of the guild as well as local businesses.
Our theme, Win, Place or Show, is a salute to the Kentucky Derby. Guests are encouraged to wear their most extravagant hat and will have a chance to have their picture taken by our photographer as they arrive. The show will feature spring fashions from Macy’s for men and women of all ages and sizes as well as children. Mallia Salon and Day Spa will treat the models to professional hair and make-up for the show.
The brunch and style show begin at 11:30 a.m. Local volunteer models will don spring fashions. Once again the vivacious Lynn Jacques of Macy’s will narrate the show.
The Wittenberg Guild is a women’s organization focused on promoting Wittenberg and utilizing its educational resources to enrich the local community, as well as awarding scholarships to students from Clark County who plan to attend the university. Through the years, the organization has raised well over $1,000,000 for scholarship support, campus landscaping, sculptures and artwork for the student center, renovation of the Ann Miller Gallery in Koch Hall and pianos for Krieg Hall.
The cost of this year’s event is $28 and $12 for children under the age of 12 who reserve in advance. At the door tickets will be $32 for adults and $15 for children. Wittenberg faculty and staff members can attend for the reduced price of $25. Space is limited to the first 250 people who register. To make reservations, contact the Wittenberg Office of University Advancement at (937) 327-7432. Checks can be sent to The Wittenberg Guild, c/o Linda Himes, P.O. Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501.
About the Guild
For 69 years, the Wittenberg Guild has supported Wittenberg through scholarships, campus landscaping, artwork and other fund-raising initiatives. Although many Guild members have no formal connection to Wittenberg, either as alumnae or employees, all share a deep desire to be advocates for the university in the community and to promote Wittenberg to prospective students.
The Wittenberg Guild supports the community each winter when we kick off the Wittenberg Guild Martha Rodgers Scholarship Campaign. To inspire local students to attend Wittenberg and ensure they have the resources to do so, the Guild has been raising scholarship monies to award to all local students who enroll at Wittenberg. Since 1990 the scholarship fund has raised over $360,000 from the generous donations of its members and the Springfield-Clark County community at-large. Hundreds of local students have received scholarships to attend Wittenberg.