Southern New Hampshire University students representing The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lamda Chapter, Culinary Students, as well as those studying Meeting Planning worked closely over the past several months to present the Inaugural Night at the Quill, sponsored by Anagnost Companies, in support of Easter Seals NH on March 30th on campus at the Quill Restaurant.
The popular event attracted nearly 100 students and attendees for the networking portion of the evening as well as for the five-course gourmet meal. The event raised more than $6,000 to help Easter Seals NH clients of all ages with disabilities and special needs.
“We are grateful to the student leaders at Southern New Hampshire University for their dedication and hard work in planning an event that benefits children, adults and seniors with disabilities and special needs throughout the state,” said Easter Seals NH President & CEO Larry Gammon. “We look forward to growing this partnership with the students that will put into practice lessons learned in the classroom.”
The evening, which was planned entirely by SNHU students, kicked off with a unique networking opportunity, giving SNHU students the chance to mingle with community business leaders. The conversations continued when students were seated at tables with business leaders for the dinner portion.
"As a faculty member at SNHU I encourage students to get involved in civic engagement,” said Future Business Leaders of America Faculty Advisor and Easter Seals Board Member Bryan Bouchard. “Since civic engagement is part of the mission of this student led group on campus I wanted them to get involved in working with a nonprofit. It was great that so many students were involved in making this event a great success."
Additional sponsors included Franklin Savings bank, Eastern Bank, NH Core Properties, Carpet Done Right, and the Hanover Street Chophouse.