Turlock – Former Vice Presidential Candidate and Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin will serve as the guest of honor at California State University, Stanislaus’ 50th Anniversary Gala on Friday, June 25.
Sarah Palin took the national political stage in August 2008, when Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced her as his running mate for the 2008 election. Palin was the Republican Party’s first woman vice-presidential nominee and the first female governor of Alaska.
“We are proud and honored to welcome such a well-known figure to the CSU Stanislaus campus,” said Matt Swanson, president of the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation Board of Directors.
Mrs. Palin recently released her autobiography “Going Rogue: An American Life.” The book was an instant bestseller.
Mrs. Palin is also a Fox News Channel political commentator.
This is a black-tie fundraising event, hosted by the CSU Stanislaus Foundation.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a five-course dinner and then dancing.
Limited Individual tickets are $500 and can be purchased by calling (209) 667-3131. Sponsorships are also available.
Proceeds from this black-tie event will benefit the University.
The gala is one of a series of programs this year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of CSU Stanislaus, which held its first classes in 1960. In addition to the gala, the University will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a spring reunion on May 15 and host Founders Week Sept. 15-18. The events and programs are open to the public.
The CSU Stanislaus Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity, as identified by the Internal Revenue Service, for receipt, acknowledgment and oversight of private gifts to the University.