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Radiance, CSU Realizing the Promise is Friday, May 8

University's signature fund-raising event supports student scholarships

Cleveland State University's signature event in support of student scholarships, Radiance, CSU Realizing the Promise, will take place Friday, May 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Glasscock Family Foundation Ballroom of the CSU Student Center, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

The event features a cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception with a program that will include a celebration of scholarship with President Ronald M. Berkman and students, as well as a presentation of the President’s Medal to Albert B. Ratner, co-chairman emeritus of the board of Forest City Enterprises. The President’s Medal is CSU’s most prestigious non-academic recognition. Ratner is being recognized for his civic, philanthropic and corporate achievements.

In the past four years Radiance has raised more than $2.6 million, providing scholarships to 974 students in good academic standing who were at risk for dropping out of school due to financial issues.

Individual tickets are $125 ($85 tax deductible). Individual sponsorships are $1,000 ($920 tax deductible, includes two tickets) and $2,500 ($2,340 tax deductible, includes four tickets). Corporate sponsorships at $5,000 and up also are available.

Radiance is presented by Cleveland State University and the Cleveland State University Foundation. For tickets and sponsorship information, call 216-523-7207 or visit