The third annual Cardinal and Gold Gala netted nearly $60,000. Coordinated by the ISU Alumni Association, and with the assistance of more than 20 volunteers, the formal event consisted of a brief program, dinner, and dancing, in addition to the silent and live auctions that featured unique Iowa State pieces, travel packages, and specialty items.
With the success of this year’s gala, more than $250,000 has been raised over the last three years to support scholarships and student and alumni programming. This includes a $25,000 gift from ISU friends Lora and Russ Talbot of Belmond, Iowa, which has been designated to a named Cardinal and Gold scholarship earmarked for ISU's College of Veterinary Medicine. At the event, it was announced that Craig (’71) and Terry (’71) Denny of Lenexa, Kan., were following suit and naming a $25,000 Cardinal and Gold scholarship and designating it for future students in ISU's College of Human Sciences. Additional funds have been given to the scholarship endowment from other donors.