RSU Foundation Sets Date for Annual Auction and Dinner Event

One of the most anticipated events of the year at Rogers State University, the annual RSU Foundation Auction and Dinner, will return Thursday, Nov. 18 after a 31 month pause due to the COVID pandemic.

More than 400 alumni, friends and supporters of RSU will gather in person for an evening of entertainment, a steak dinner, and a silent and live auction. It is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, benefitting scholarships and academic programs.

Traditionally held in April, the event will now move to November, allowing guests to bid on gifts for the holidays, from jewelry and tools to vacation trips and deer hunts.

The event will also change venue, moving to the Sequoyah Ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

“We are excited about the opportunity to welcome back our supporters for a live event at the region’s premier venue,” Steve Valencia, vice president for development at RSU, said. “The dinner and auction have always been an anticipated event and we are committed to making it more fun and entertaining for guests than ever before.”

The Tulsa-based band The Aviators will provide music as doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Table sponsorships for eight guests begin at $700, with top sponsors eligible to receive complementary hotel rooms the evening of the event and champagne with dinner.

Persons wishing to purchase a table, sponsor the event, or donate auction items should contact Tonni Harrald, senior director of development, at [email protected] or 918-343-7767.