The event Saturday raised about $125,000 for student scholarships. Half of the proceeds will go directly to scholarships this year and half will be placed into an endowment, which now exceeds $900,000.
It acknowledges the staff, faculty, supporters and students of the university which began in 1977 as the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. WesternU gave special recognition to A Tribute to Caring Silver Sponsors: Wells Fargo Bank, AmerisourceBergen/GNP and Fairplex/Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center/The Learning Centers at Fairplex.
WesternU's capital campaign, which had a goal of raising $35 million by the university's anniversary on Sept. 4, was completed in excess of $54 million.
Donors who contributed $1 million or more to the campaign were given special recognition: Drs. Daljit and Elaine Sarkaria; Masterfoods USA Inc.; Don A. Anderson; Banfield Pet Hospital; the Harold W. Harris Foundation; Lawrence F. Gosenfeld; FamilyCare Health Plans Inc.; Dr. and Mrs. Philip Pumerantz; and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Bond.
Gifts between $500,000 and $1 million were also acknowledged from AmerisourceBergen/GNP; The Fletcher Jones Foundation; Jonathan Y.H. Wu; and The San Diego Foundation.