Lewis University Celebrating Traditions/Future With The Red Tie Ball


Reservations are available now for the Lewis University Red Tie Ball (The Signum Fidei Celebration) to be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Palmer House. The university is expanding its tradition of holding the annual Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith) Celebration to celebrate its rich past, present and future with an innovative and entertaining program.

Red ties will be sent to men who make reservations for the gala, formal event which will include an opening reception at 6 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner, interactive program, live auction, music by the Dan Hayes Orchestra and dancing. Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist for WGN-TV, will attend the event as a special guest.

Sponsored by Lewis University and its Board of Trustees, the Red Tie Ball will benefit the Lewis University Mission Fund, which provides additional support to the University’s most financially at-risk students.  Since its inception in 2009, more than 250 students with severe financial hardship have been able to pursue degree studies through support from the Mission Fund. Lewis University is sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers who follow the vision of Saint John Baptist de La Salle who opened his schools to the poor and established a heritage of educating qualified students regardless of their financial circumstances.  This tradition remains very much alive at Lewis University today, characterized by high standards of teaching, a caring faculty and staff, a diverse student population, and a strong focus on our commitment to educating all.

Reservations for the black-tie event are $300 per person, and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, call (815) 836-5545 or visit www.lewisu.edu/RedTieBall.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edufor further information.