Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Auction Time!

I have written many posts over the last year about how my favorite part of being a student at Darden is the close knit community.  My interactions and connections with Darden students, faculty, staff, and the broader Charlottesville community are the experiences I will always remember - and as a second year, going off into the real world once again in a couple of months - these are relationships and moments I hope to continue and cherish over the next five months!

To that end, this week marks one of the most exciting community events that happens at Darden each year!  NAWMBA (the National Association of Women MBAs) at Darden will be hosting the 22nd Annual SHE Gala this Friday, February 3, 2012 at UVA’s Alumni Hall.  This year's Gala promises to be another exciting evening, as it marks the debut of “Darden’s Got Talent"! The event will highlight the talents of both First Year and Second Year Darden Students!  

Also this year, Professor Ed Freeman, one of Darden's notable Ethics professors, has agreed to shave his beard (which he has had since 1985!) if we raise $10,000 before the auction. All money raised will go directly to SHE.  For those of you not familiar with Ed's beard - I found a few pictures/articles and pictures that might help:

So - members of the Darden community: buy your tickets now!  The event is sold out every year and we will not be selling tickets at the door!  In addition, we are only $2,000 away from our fundraising goal for Professor Freeman's beard fund, so please make a donation!

If you’d like to purchase tickets online, please use the following link to pay with Paypal: LINK
(And to prospective students and other members of the broader community - if you have sat in on a Darden class with Professor Freeman or if you feel inclined just because - we are accepting donations for the beard fund online as well!

Check out more details on the history of S.H.E. and the Gala at


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