Thursday May 9, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024

RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve | Phoenixville, PA

Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, and Silent Auction | 5:30 p.m.

Dinner and Program | 7 – 9:30 p.m.

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Be a Sponsor

Save the Date! Thursday, May 9, 2024, join the Ursinus College community to celebrate the 6 th Annual Bear2Bear Benefit & Bash at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve, in Phoenixville, PA. Join us for a fun and memorable evening that features cocktails, a silent and live auction, dinner, and includes the presentation of the Bear2Bear Impact Award for Leadership and Service. All proceeds from this event directly benefit Ursinus students in need through the Bear2Bear Student Emergency Fund.

John E.F. Jef Corson P'04, H'12 The Bear2Bear Impact
Award for Leadership and Service 2024 Honoree
John E.F. “Jef” Corson P’04, H’12

Jef Corson is a longtime Ursinus College trustee, philanthropist, and past interim president. He spent over four transformative decades on the Board of Trustees as a champion for the student experience. Corson was instrumental in establishing several new campus buildings. Through his philanthropy and leadership, Jef Corson has had a tremendous impact at Ursinus and across our region. Learn More



Corporate and Individual Sponsorships

The 6th Annual Bear2Bear Benefit & Bash features a variety of corporate, promotional, and individual sponsorship opportunities that allow you to make a meaningful impact, celebrate this year’s Impact Award winner, and potentially extend the reach of your corporate brand. Through involvement as sponsors, companies and organizations have an opportunity to meet their own ESG agendas, tap into a healthy talent pipeline of interns, externs, and recent graduates, and promote your own brand. With diverse perspectives, a well-rounded education, and hands-on experience, our Bears are highly-motivated—97% of students are employed, in graduate/professional school, or participating in service opportunities within six months of graduation. Become a Sponsor

candid group What 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

Get Involved!

Participate with a sponsorship, item or experience donation, or by attending the Bear2Bear Benefit & Bash!

Have Questions?
Contact Liana Nathan by
Phone: 610-409-3163