Night at the Helm, Park University’s annual fundraising event that benefits selected University programs, will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 6 p.m. The community is invited to attend this celebration as the University charts the course for leadership in the military and business.
This year’s Night at the Helm will benefit the Park Global Warrior Center and the School of Business. The Park Global Warrior Center provides information, resources and personal attention to address needs for service members and veterans transitioning in and out of the military. The PGWC informs students about their educational benefits, works with students being deployed or returning from a tour of duty, and provides references or assistance in anything the veteran requires. The Warrior Center also helps veterans in such areas as education, employment, finances, access to health care and counseling services, assists with employment opportunities, post-traumatic stress disorder and transition assistance. The mission of Park’s School of Business, within the University’s College of Management, is to provide quality, innovative, application-based learning to prepare a diversity of learners who can support free enterprise in a socially responsible manner in a global community.
The University anticipates to break ground this summer for a new building on the Parkville Campus to house the School of Business and the Park Global Warrior Center, to be known as the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. Along with classroom and office space, the Plaster Center will include a state-of-the-art finance lab, a special innovation and entrepreneurship lab, video production studio and lounge for commuter students.
Night at the Helm includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour, followed by a program and short performance by violinist Laurel Gagnon, ’17, and current graduate student in the University’s International Center for Music. Individual tickets are $250 and a variety of sponsorship levels are available starting at $1,000. To register or for more information, visit park.edu/helm.