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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 16, 2010

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Ramapo College Foundation kicks off its Eleventh Annual Performing Arts Dinner Series Saturday, October 16 with Broadway’s Christine Ebersole at The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts.  Those who become benefactors and patrons of the program will be invited to a delicious gourmet dinner featuring a multi-choice buffet with fine wines and preferred seating for the performance.

The four performances in the series are Broadway’s Christine Ebersole featuring the Tony Award winner lauded for her work in “Grey Gardens” and “42nd Street” on October 16; An Eileen Ivers Christmas, offering a Celtic-style holiday concert on December 12; A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle presenting a flawless Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective on March 12; and the musical comedy of The Watercoolers on April 30.

Hosted by The Ramapo College Foundation, this specially packaged series is a way for philanthropic patrons to experience outstanding entertainment while supporting college
scholarships, faculty and student research opportunities and campus capital projects.  Liberty Hyundai, Sharp and Shop Rite sponsor the series.

The two levels of support for the Performing Arts Dinner Series are:  Benefactor level (two reserved tickets to each of the four dinners and performances at $1,200 with a $700 tax deduction) or Patron level (one ticket for any of the four performances at $110 with a $50 tax deduction).  For additional information, please call Liz Kloak, 201.684.6834 or email

Media inquiries may be directed to Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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