Henry Winkler the Special Guest on Saturday at WCU’s Annual Fundraising Gala

David Bjorkgren
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Henry Winkler.

West Chester University President Christopher Fiorentino and his wife, Susan Fiorentino, will host a virtual conversation with award-winning actor, director, producer, and writer Henry Winkler on Saturday, April 17 at 8 PM.

The evening of entertainment is part of West Chester University’s 38th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala – the 2021: G.A.L.A. $50 provides household log-in access to the event.

A more intimate, post-event meet and greet where buyers can interact with Winkler in small-group breakout rooms is available for an additional $150. For more information, contact the Events Office at events@wcufoundation.org.

Through humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to tales of a storied career in television and entertainment, groups of all ages will leave Winkler’s presentation inspired and entertained. Winkler’s passion for supporting others is the result of a lifetime struggle with undiagnosed dyslexia, and Winkler has worked tirelessly to bring awareness and support to children who learn differently by advocating for changes in the education system and informing parents and teachers about learning challenges.

Each year, the WCU Gala draws more than 300 members of the community to an event that is dedicated to the continued academic success of West Chester University students. Since its inception in 1983, the benefit has raised more than $1.2 million for WCU students through a renewable, four-year Presidential Scholarship, which is designed to provide financial assistance to students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence.