February 13, 2015

Hit the Jackpot at Weatherhead’s Casino Night Benefit!

Al DiFranco is director of student experience at Weatherhead. The Student Experience Office is available to assist all Weatherhead students with finding opportunities for involvement in clubs, tickets for local events, and connecting to the best resources on campus for your needs. Follow Al on twitter @adifranco77

Don’t we all love a great party? Weatherhead’s spring semester is highlighted by an exciting night of gaming, dancing, networking and raising money for Weatherhead student scholarships at our annual Casino Night Benefit. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, February 21.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and prospective students gather in formal attire to enjoy an evening out on the town. This year’s event takes place in the beautiful lobby of the Marriott at Key Center in Downtown Cleveland.

While we cannot play casino games for real money, we do offer a creative way to win some cool prizes! Guests use “play money” provided for them at the door as part of the night’s festivities. That money is redeemed for chips to play blackjack, roulette, poker and craps. At the end of the night, those chips are redeemed for raffle tickets that are then entered for prize packages featuring gift certificates to local restaurants, tickets to sporting events, the Dean’s parking spot for a week, box seats to commencement and more.

One of the highlights of our recent Casino Nights has been our Faculty Auction. Some of our faculty and staff donate “interactive experiences” to share with whomever bids the highest dollar amount. Last year, some of the packages went for hundreds of dollars, including dinner at the home of Professor JB Silvers and a night out at the races with Associate Dean Simon Peck.

Last year’s event attracted nearly 300 people and raised more than $5,000 for Weatherhead student scholarships. Scholarship aid is critical for the Weatherhead School of Management to attract the best and brightest for our outstanding management education programs.

Register now for this year's Casino Night Benefit.

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