Woodbury University to Host May 3 Scholarship Gala

Apr 30, 2009, 12:21 ET from Woodbury University

Event Goes 'Green' in Honoring Socially Responsible Individuals, Corporations

BURBANK, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Woodbury University's annual scholarship gala will be held on Sunday, May 3. The theme for the 2009 gala, featuring the 45th annual fashion show presented by the Woodbury Department of Fashion Design, is "Viva Verde! What's Green, What's New, What's Green with You?"

Inspired by the "green" theme, three community awards will be presented to outstanding individuals/corporations committed to being socially responsible in their fields. Thom Mayne of Morphosis will receive the Leadership in Architecture Award and Ray Anderson of Interface will be presented with the Leadership in Design Award. Johnson Controls will receive the Leadership in Business Award. Meteorologist and reporter Josh Rubenstein of CBS 2 and KCAL 9 will be the evening's master of ceremonies.

A reception and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the show and dinner set for 6:30 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. The fashion show is a showcase for the ideas and designs of Woodbury's fashion design students, and more than 600 guests attend this event every year.

The 2009 Gala corporate supporters include Wells Fargo, Swinerton Builders, Ricoh Business Solutions, Bon Appetit Management Company, The Jerde Partnership, Union Bank of California, and many more.

Tickets for the gala, which includes dinner, cocktails and the fashion show, are $250 per person. All net proceeds benefit Woodbury University's Scholarship Fund. To order tickets, please call Woodbury University at 818.252.5213 or e-mail gala2009@woodbury.edu.

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. Woodbury offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, along with an MBA program, Master of Architecture, Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development, and Master of Organizational Leadership. A San Diego campus offers bachelor of architecture and Master of Architecture in Real Estate Development degrees.

SOURCE Woodbury University