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Mariann Hoag Scholarship Dinner
The scene in the atrium at 2000 Town Center was especially colorful when more than 200 Roeper School boosters gathered there for the Prelude to the inaugural Mariann Hoag Scholarship Dinner fundraiser. They chatted, sipped champagne and bid $12,000-plus on the 39 student-created art objects in a silent auction (see some in the Photo Gallery) before the program. It featured Katie Buchmann’s glowing memories of the beloved Hoag, Roeper’s go to for-everything person, especially financial aid, for more than 60 years before she died of cancer in 2009. According to Buchmann, Mariann’s parting request, “Take care of this place,” was the motivation for the event.
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