GSA Casino Night – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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GSA Casino Night

The Geneva Scholarship Associates (GSA) Casino Night, a fundraising reception and evening of gaming, will take place on Saturday, April 10. Prizes will be awarded as the evening draws to a close, including gift certificates for Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Geva Theatre, Glenora Wine Cellars, The Belhurst and Yankees tickets.  

GSA is a community-driven organization that provides endowed scholarship support to academically and financially deserving high school graduates from Geneva, N.Y., who attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges. 

This year, the organization celebrates 42 years of service to the Geneva and HWS communities; this will be the first year that community members have the opportunity to honor and perpetuate the vision of the founders by joining the Founders’ Circle, or any of the giving society levels.  Gifts of all sizes support Geneva youth who attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Among the program’s success stories are: Dr. Timothy Ryan ’72, based in Seneca Falls; James Mulvey ’83, who works in finance with Bank of America; Kelly Van Gorden ’02 who is a professor at Bloomsberg University and Bonnie Johnson-Aten ’82 who was recently named the new principal at Edmunds Middle School.

The Board of Directors’ current president is Hobart alum James Vedora ’95.  Other members of the Board are drawn from throughout the community – bank staff, parents of alums, parents of previous GSA scholarship recipients, and the mayor.

Casino night takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m., in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. 


Community Bank, N.A.; Finger Lakes Medical Associates; First Niagara Bank; Geneva Club Beverage; Geneva Granite Company; Geneva Laser Wash; Geneva Mini Storage; HWS Dining Services; Lynch Furniture Company; Lyons National Bank; Phelps Sungas, Inc.; Seneca Falls Savings Bank