SAVE THE DATE and Let's Celebrate! bear to Bear Benefit April 14.

Join Us in Celebrating the 5th Annual Bear2Bear Benefit & Bash!

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Friday, April 14, 2023
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, and Silent Auction | 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Program | 7 p.m.

Union League Liberty Hill
800 Ridge Pike | Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Cocktail attire required

Donald E. Parlee ’55 and Joan B. Parlee ’57

Proudly Supporting:
The Bear2Bear Student Emergency Fund
of Ursinus College

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ParleeThe Bear2Bear Impact
Award for Leadership and Service 2023 Honorees
Donald E. Parlee ’55 & Joan B. Parlee ’57

Don and Joan Parlee have demonstrated a lifetime of giving back for the betterment of society. The pair are deeply committed to advancing health care, the environment, and education and have not only given of their time, but also their personal philanthropy to support these causes. Learn More

candid groupWhat is the Bear2Bear Student Emergency Fund?

The Bear2Bear Student Emergency Fund provides special grants of up to $5,000 to students who are facing temporary financial hardship as a result of an emergency or crisis situation. The fund has also been expanded to include completion grants for students who are near graduation but whose financial circumstances may jeopardize their ability to finish their Ursinus academic careers.

The fund was generously initiated by our 2019 honoree, Will Abele ’61, a valued alumnus and member of the Ursinus Board of Trustees, and his wife, Joan. in the 2017-2018 academic year and the first grants were awarded in the Spring 2018 semester. The fund is supported through generous donations from members of the Ursinus community including all proceeds raised through the Bear2Bear Benefit & Bash event. Donate Directly to the Fund

With gratitude to our Presenting Sponsors:

Joan and Will ’61 Abele &
The Abele Family Foundation

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