West Long Branch:With “The Gift of Knowledge” as its theme, Monmouth University’s Holiday Ball was conducted in the grandeur of Wilson Hall in a festival of trees, holiday trees sponsored by scholarship donors. Co-Chairs Karen Leoncavallo and Richard Ricciardi welcomed MU’s new President Paul Brown and his wife Joan in their first year at Monmouth.
The black tie affair featured a cocktail hour the flowed from the main hall entrance to the Versailles Room and Pompeii Room as guests gathered. Cocktail hour ambiance created by the Perschetti Five Wind Quintet fashioned a busy setting of friends meeting once again on the campus where many had been students not that long ago.
It was a special place with a purpose to serve, to enjoy the night’s beauty and provide scholarships for future graduates.
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Special guest Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was among the guests. “This is a favorite event for me, so beautiful. I love each occasion when I have been here,” she shared.