37th Annual Trustee Benefit Concert & Gala

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Concert and Presentation of Bravo Award at 5:00 p.m.
Reception and Dinner (in the Social & Dining Halls) immediately following Concert

Lund Auditorium
Dominican University
7900 W. Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305


In Support of Scholarships Featuring Ben Vereen

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*Online registration for the Gala is closed. Please call 708.524.6284 to register.


"...an entertainer with a capital E." - The New York Times

"There is no man like him on the musical comedy stage." - Bob Fosse

"...the razzle-dazzle song-and-dance man..." - The New York Times

Dominican University's 37th Annual Trustee Benefit Concert & Gala will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017. This signature event raises much-needed scholarship support, celebrates world-class artists, and honors those who champion the performing arts in Chicago’s metropolitan area.

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. “The theater was my first training ground. It taught me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work and values that will stay with me a lifetime. The stage sharpens the creative instrument and encourages you to go deeper inside and try new things,” states Ben.

On Broadway, Ben Vereen has starred in Wicked, Fosse, I’m Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Grind, Jelly’s Last Jam and A Christmas Carol. His role in Pippin garnered him both the prestigious Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for “Best Actor in a Musical".



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For more information on the gala event, including how to become a sponsor, please contact Christina Reilly, Major Gifts Development Assistant, at (708) 524-6284 or creilly@dom.edu

2017 Bravo Award Recipient - The Joffrey Ballet


The Joffrey is a world-class, Chicago-based ballet company and dance education organization committed to artistic excellence and innovation, presenting a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past and cutting-edge works. The Joffrey is committed to providing arts education and accessible dance training through its Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs.