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“I Have A Dream” Foundation Annual “Spirit of the Dream” Spring Gala Honors Dr. Daniel Porterfield, Franklin & Marshall College President

June 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The “I Have A Dream” Foundation will host its annual “Spirit of the Dream” Spring Gala on Tuesday, June 10th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 583 Park Avenue, New York City. This event celebrates the tremendous efforts and outstanding achievements of Dr. Daniel Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College. Proceeds from the Gala directly benefit the organization’s “Dreamers,” enabling these worthy students to realize higher education through long-term wrap around services and guaranteed tuition support.

Under Dr. Porterfield’s leadership since 2011, Franklin & Marshall has enrolled three of the most talented and diverse classes in its history. Dr. Porterfield has achieved these results by increasing need-based financial aid for the first-year class by 95% over 6 years, and by a strategy of targeted outreach to promising students in underserved communities. Dr. Porterfield serves as a trustee of the College Board and the Lenfest Foundation, and sits on the Teach For America University Champions’ Board and the NCAC Advisory Board.

The Spring Gala is the “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s preeminent event of the year and brings together hundreds of national educators, business leaders, champions, and “I Have A Dream” students and alumni from across the country to raise funds for the organization and engage new champions. The “I Have A Dream” Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve their full leadership potential by equipping them with life skills, knowledge and foundational habits for success.

This event will be hosted by Bruce Beck, lead sports anchor for NBC 4 New York. In his 16 years with the station, Beck has received nine New York Sports Emmys, one Mid-Atlantic Sports Emmy, and three national Cable Ace Awards.

For more information about supporting and participating in the event, contact Julie McAllister, Director of Development and Marketing for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation at (212) 293-5481 or jmcallister@ihaveadreamfoundation.org.


June 10, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Jennifer Sauer Public Relations


583 Park Avenue