The evening will offer a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, and a polo match, with the two teams competing for the Palamountain Cup. The co-chairs of this year’s event are Donene D. Honnold and Emily Mopsik (Skidmore Class of 2007).
All proceeds from the benefit go to the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund, created to honor Skidmore’s fourth president and his wife for their 22 years of leadership.
Over the years, more than 300 scholarships to academically talented Skidmore juniors and seniors have been supported by the fund.
In addition, the evening’s program will include a tribute to the late Anne Palamountain, who was known for helping to build Skidmore’s endowment for financial aid, which she saw as the most effective way to make a college education accessible to all students.
The general ticket price is $150, with special “junior level” prices available—$75 for ages 30 and under and $100 for ages 31-40.