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EAF on the Red Carpet Gala

Saturday, August 20, 5:30 am9:30 pm


The EAF on the Red Carpet Gala honors and celebrates educational excellence. The formal affair recognizes the outstanding research, services, and scholarship of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. It is an embodiment of the bridges built between the Department of Educational Administration & Foundations, the University, and Central Illinois communities.

What’s the event like?

The gala is an elegant evening of dancing, dining, and entertainment at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington. From walking the red carpet to dancing and delicious dining, the gala celebrates adult teachers and learners with style. Honoring the spirit of scholarships and awards is not easily rolled into an exciting community event, but that is the goal of the gala. It is also largely funded by private donations.

Help students enjoy the experience!

In addition or in the place of your attendance, you can positively impact the event by purchasing tickets for our scholarship winners. These funds help to ensure these students can meet their donors at this special event. To do this, include the text “Sponsor a student” when you purchase a ticket at the Gala UStore site.  The EAF department will distribute these tickets to our students. Your help is critical to our mission and impacts the lives of so many.

The GALA is grounded in the COE 5 Year Plan, Objective 5.1 that states:

Publicize the contributions and accomplishments of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.


Saturday, August 20
5:30 am – 9:30 pm


Doubletree Hotel
10 Brickyard Dr
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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