Comedian Dana Carvey will headline a fundraiser at 8 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium.
The fundraiser, hosted by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties will benefit ASU's Master of Real Estate Development program.
Special engagement tickets are $250 each and include front-of-house seating, preshow reception beginning at 6 p.m., and a post-show dessert reception. These premiere tickets are available only through Sharon Haugen at 480.965.6384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show-only tickets are available for $150 through ticketmaster.com or the ASU Gammage Auditorium box office (email@example.com or 480.965.3434). ASU students, faculty, and staff may purchase upper-level tickets at the Gammage Auditorium box office on the ASU Tempe Campus for $50 each, limit eight with ASU ID.
Carvey, a Saturday Night Live alum, is well-known for his "church lady" and "Hans and Franz" routines and impressions of George H.W. Bush.
This is the second year that the Association has hosted a fundraiser. Last year's event raised $25,000, which provided two $12,500 scholarships for students Jason Comer and Myra Jefferson from the program's first class.
The MRED program is a unique, innovative degree that focuses on curriculum presented in a fast-paced topic sequence reflective of the real estate development process-from dirt to deal, finance to façade. Students earn their degree in a 30-week, full-immersion program that features industry case studies presented by leading local and national developers, synthesis projects, collaborative team assignments, site visits, and distinguished visitor lectures. The transdisciplinary degree program is offered jointly by the ASU College of Design, Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law, W. P. Carey School of Business, and Del E. Webb School of Construction.
Because of growing demand, the 2007-2008 class has been increased to 36 students. More than 350 applications were received from across the country as well as from Korea, India, and China. Almost 85 percent of the current class are mid-career professionals, taking time from their jobs with the approval and often with the financial support of their employers.
For other students, the scholarship is a critical factor in their ability to fund their education.