Dr. Rick Hanes
Vice President of Advancement,
Strategic Planning & Partnerships
Business & Community Partnerships
Executive Director of The Edison Foundation
The Edison Foundation
Federal ID 31-1379781
Holiday Evening at Edison State has become The Edison Foundation’s most successful scholarship fundraiser to date, raising over $57,926 in 2022 alone. Thanks to this success, 106 Edison State students from Darke, Miami, Shelby, Preble, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Logan, Mercer and Montgomery counties, have been offered over $122,660 in scholarships for the 2023–2024 academic year.
Proceeds from the Holiday Evening at Edison State event directly benefit recent high school graduates, as well as those returning to the classroom to start, change or advance their careers. Additionally, funds will be directed to The Foundation’s Student Emergency Assistance fund.
This annual event is known for outstanding entertainment and a festive atmosphere for supporters/donors—and has become a staple of the holiday season for many in the northern Miami Valley area. In previous years, the gala has featured a phenomenal array of appetizers, ice sculptures, holiday decorations and world-class entertainment, with performances by artists including Manhattan Transfer, Doc Severinsen, Matt Belsante, Harry Connick Jr., The Texas Tenors, John Tesh and Simply Three.
The 2023 Holiday Evening at Edison State was held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m., with a performance by the Charger Music Society, followed by music on three stages. This year's event offered simultaneous performances by artists from the Edison State region—including Honey and Blue, Quintessential Winds and Cory Breth—performing holiday songs and other selections befitting our holiday theme on three distinct stages. With each ticket purchased, patrons had access to three performances, heavy hors d’oeuvres served by Stillwater Valley Catering and two complimentary beverages.
For more information about Holiday Evening at Edison State, please
email Dr. Rick Hanes or call 937.778.7806.
You can become a vital leader in continuing the Holiday Evening at Edison State tradition through its second decade by becoming a sponsor. If you would like more information, or would like to be added to the Holiday Evening at Edison State mailing list, please contact The Edison Foundation.
Feel free to browse the photo album from our most recent Holiday Evening at Edison State event.
The Edison Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt organization.
Federal ID 31-1379781