Record-breaking $434K raised at University of Jamestown Dine and Bid

The funds support student scholarships.

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The annual Dine and Bid to benefit student scholarships at the University of Jamestown raised more than $434,000, the university announced.
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JAMESTOWN — The 37th annual Dine and Bid Benefit Auction raised a record-breaking
$434,787 to support student scholarships, the University of Jamestown announced.

“We are so grateful to the community of Jamestown, our alumni, and friends who supported this year’s auction," said Polly Peterson, UJ president. "The proceeds of this event go directly to student scholarship, allowing us to carry out our mission of providing students with a high-quality, holistic experience that is affordable and accessible by an ever-increasing number of students.”

The Dine and Bid was held on April 22 at Harold Newman Arena. The event features a social, dinner, student lip sync battle and silent and live auctions. This year, in line with the “Jimmie Bahama" theme, guests were surrounded by footage of tropical beaches, resort-themed décor and photo booths. A record 505 guests attended this year's event, the university said.

“Dine and Bid continues to be our premier event where alumni, friends and community support comes together," said Brett Moser, vice president of development, alumni relations and marketing. "We cannot thank this group enough for their generosity, enabling the University of Jamestown to continue to raise scholarship dollars, bringing students from all over the county
and world to Jamestown. We are already planning for 2024.

'It is special to see the support of Jimmies today and tomorrow as we look to our future," he added.

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