A robust and healthy technological infrastructure is essential to providing an exemplary student and alumni experience. Technology plays a critical role in all of our lives and is intertwined in all we do. By joining us for Gala 2019, you’ll help ensure that the complex and ever changing needs in this area are advanced.

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, we will host our annual gala, “Geek Out!”


Location: Regents Hall, Rockford University, 5050 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108

Complimentary Valet Parking & Coat Check

Attire: Evening “Geek” Chic or Cocktail

What is “geek” chic? Get your game on and embrace your inner geek! Pull out your ComiCon costumes, your pocket protectors or your favorite graphic tees. Or you can operate in “safe mode” in your favorite cocktail attire. It’s all up to you!

Tickets $125/person*
Reverse Raffle $100 per ticket. Only 150 available tickets. Need not be present to win.

*Amounts in excess of $60/person may be considered a tax-deductible contribution.

RSVP By February 9, 2019

Operating System

Bits & Bytes 5:30 p.m.
Social Hour & Silent Auction.
Log in with savory & satisfying hors d’oeuvres while sipping a coded cocktail and enjoy the techno tunes of DJ DAS.

Mainframe 7:00 p.m.
Dinner & Program.
Dine on a customized menu with special drop down starters and delectable entrée options. A SMART and interactive program will be sure to entertain. Disable your firewall for full access to a 404 error free dessert.

Reboot 8:30 p.m.
Dancing & Entertainment.
It’s time to clear your cache, abandon protocol and show us your best dance moves with analytics and tracking disabled. Now is the time to check out the silent auction and tune in for your chance to win with the reverse raffle.

For information about the event, please contact Lauren Prchal, or call 815.394.5190

Sponsors (as of January 24, 2019)

Learn more about our various sponsorship opportunities. Questions about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Denise Noe, or call 815.394.3756.

Big Bang  $10,000
SwedishAmerican Health System, a Division of UW Health

Stephen Hawking  $5,000 
Illinois Bank & Trust

Will Wheaton  $2,500
Dr. David ’73 & Mrs. Barbara ’73 Ragnar Tanaglia

Sheldon Cooper  $1,500
Dental Dimensions—Dr. Kris & Mrs. Patti ’87 Tumilowicz
Dr. Eric & Mrs. Andrea Fulcomer
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Larson & Darby Group
MPOWR Envision
OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
Savant Capital Management 
Scandroli Construction
Staff Management, Inc
Thermo Fisher Scientific 
Janet Zelenka ’80

Leonard Hofstadter $500+
Freeport Industrial Roofing
Jeffry ’98 & Kelly Potter

We would also like to thank
Five Forks
Maximum Performance

Department Information

Office of Development
Johnson Alumni Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
fax: 815-226-4081
Lauren Prchal, Events and Stewardship Assistant

Reverse Raffle Tickets