February

Ravi Singh to Be Honored at Annual Discovery Gala

News Story: February 4, 2015
Honoree Ravi Singh

Sacred Heart University will host its 26th Annual Discovery Gala on Saturday, March 28, in the new Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center on SHU’s Fairfield campus. Over the past two decades, SHU’s Discovery Gala has raised millions of dollars for student financial aid. Last year, the event raised more than $750,000 for Sacred Heart’s scholarship programs.

Individual tickets are $500, but there are also many sponsorship opportunities available. A ticket to the Gala will lead to a memorable evening of incredible entertainment, including delicious food and spirits, live music that will crescendo from light jazz at cocktail hour to a full dance band. Guests will also be treated to tours of the new building that will include lots of fun surprises as they “discover the experience” of the state-of-the art facilities that have been built for SHU students. In addition, ballroom dancing lessons will be available in the forum, and attendees will hear from SHU student musical groups, the SHUpermen and Blended Hearts.

This year’s Discovery honoree is Ravi Singh, who is being hailed as a “pioneer in business and communications”—a fitting recipient for the first Gala in the new building. Singh is president of TruMid Financial LLC, an electronic bond trading firm. His notable career in the investment banking industry includes a term as managing director and head of alternative investments globally in the asset management division of Credit Suisse. This followed 19 years with Goldman Sachs where he headed the prime brokerage business and served as partner. A graduate of Columbia University, Singh has influenced the communications industry through his affiliation with Magic Pictures International. He is a trustee of Barnard College and serves on the boards of the Dwight School Foundation, ALLY Foundation, YOGASMOGA and Headland Strategic.

Guests will also hear from Michaela Albano ’15, who is a grateful recipient of funds from SHU’s scholarship programs. She is a double major in business administration and economics with a concentration in international business. She started the Lespwa-Hope for Haiti club at SHU, which organizes volunteer trips there to help those in need. She herself has been traveling back and forth between Haiti since she was 14, working on sustainability and development in one of the villages. During her recent winter break, she went to Bangladesh to work in an orphanage there as part of a SHU service learning trip. She is one of many scholarship students who will be on hand to mingle with guests and share their gratitude for the funds provided by the Gala.

As always, the funds raised will provide an opportunity for students who might otherwise be unable to attend Sacred Heart. The cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., and the festivities will continue until 10 p.m. To reserve your tickets or for information about sponsorship opportunities, contact University Advancement at 203-365-4861 or whitmana@sacredheart.edu.


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