Northwood University and Town & Campus to Host Second Annual Gala and Live Auction

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The theme for the fundraiser this year is Rhythm N Blues.

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University and Town & Campus will host the second annual Northwood University Gala. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “Rhythm N’ Blues” which will take place on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Midland Country Club. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction to follow at 8:30 p.m. The event plans to celebrate the “Rhythm N’ Blues” by bringing back The Simone Vitale Band for dancing following the auction.

Town & Campus (T&C) is a volunteer organization dedicated to connecting our area communities with Northwood University’s campus, students, people and events. The concept for this gala came out of interest and ingenuity of T&C women networking to create a fun new event for Northwood’s friends, alumni and community partners to enjoy. This fundraiser offers guests a night filled with dinner, dessert, dancing and live auctioning, all in one venue. Live auction items include: blue sapphire jewelry; Detroit Grand Prix VIP tickets; Detroit London Chop House and Atheneum Suites package; a private group dinner and tour experience in Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings; and more. All net proceeds benefit the T&C Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Erin Mazurek, Northwood alumna and director of private event sales for Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings, comments, “I'm excited to return to the Midland area to co-chair this fabulous celebration for Northwood University! The Town & Campus group has always led great philanthropic efforts both in the community and through their scholarship fundraising for Northwood. This pairing of our Northwood University alumni and community stakeholders with Town & Campus will surely be a successful partnership resulting in a great evening, memorable event and increased funds for student scholarships.”

This year’s Gold sponsors are The Dow Chemical Company and Jenkins Custom Jewelers. Guests are encouraged to support the “Rhythm N’ Blues” theme and Northwood University by wearing or accessorizing in blue. Tickets may be purchased in advance to ensure availability.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Julie Felske, executive director of alumni relations, at 989.837.4436 or


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.