Wells Fargo Foundation to be corporate sponsor of 'Watch Your Wallet Roast'

A ceremonial check presentation was held at MU.
A ceremonial check presentation was held at MU.
The Wells Fargo Foundation recently announced it will be a corporate sponsor for the “Watch Your Wallet Roast,’’ a retirement celebration for Misericordia University President Michael A. MacDowell on Saturday, June 1 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event supports the establishment of the Dr. Michael and Tina MacDowell Endowed Scholarship and the First Lady’s Campus Beautification Project.

The Wells Fargo Foundation has consistently supported scholarship efforts at Misericordia University that benefit financially deserving and academically eligible undergraduate students. Wells Fargo supports organizations that work to strengthen local communities by giving back to nonprofit and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues.

Misericordia and members of the community will acknowledge and celebrate President MacDowell’s contributions to the region, to higher education and to Misericordia University during the fun-filled evening. The roast includes a series of surprise guests who will provide unique and colorful glimpses into the president’s life and overall career.

“Join us for a good time at Mike MacDowell’s expense,’’ Susan Helwig, vice president of University Advancement at Misericordia University, said tongue-in-cheek. “We will be raising money for two worthwhile causes that will benefit future students while also taking a humorous look into Mike’s life through the words of those closest to him. We will be easy to find at the casino: Simply, follow the sound of non-stop laughter to our gala event.’’

Tickets for the “Watch Your Wallet Roast’’ are $125 per person, which includes a cocktail hour, dinner and an open bar. Proceeds from the roast benefit the MacDowell Endowed Scholarship Fund and the on-campus beautification project. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please call Marie Stolarick, assistant director of cultural and special events at Misericordia University, at (570) 674-6418.

The MacDowell Endowed Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2014 to an academically eligible and financially deserving high school student from the greater Wyoming Valley who has exhibited a passion to serve others.


Participating in a ceremonial check presentation at Misericordia University, from left, are Kevin R. Engelman, district manager, vice president, Wells Faro; Michael A. MacDowell, president, Misericordia University; Greg Collins, senior vice president, community bank president, Wells Fargo; David C. Kowalek, business banking manager, Wells Fargo, and Larry Pellegrini, director, Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations, Misericordia University.