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2017 Founders Day Awards Gala

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NOTE: The Gala is SOLD OUT


Honoring Leadership, Heritage & Service

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Dinner & Program: 7:00 p.m.
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, MD 20745 [map]
Attire: Formal/Black Tie

In honor of Bowie State University’s founding in 1865 and Dr. Mickey L. Burnim’s retirement as the ninth president of the university, you’re invited to an elegant evening of celebration at the 2017 Founders Day Awards Gala. Enjoy special recognitions, fine dining and live entertainment featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Stephanie Mills and other national and local celebrities. Dignitaries from around the region will join the BSU community to recognize Dr. Burnim and the university’s growth and accomplishments achieved during his administration. As the signature fundraising event of the Bowie State University Foundation, the gala will benefit the BSU Endowed Chair Fund.


Local television and radio personalities Karen Campbell and Marcellus “The Bassman” Shepard will host. Visit Link

Stephanie Mills


Grammy Award-Winning Singer & Actress Stephanie Mills will bring one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music to the event. Visit Link


Pledge Card Drawing Winner

Congratulations to Mr. Eric Key! He won:

  • One Night Stay at MGM National Harbor
  • Dinner for Two at MGM National Harbor
  • Spa Services at MGM National Harbor