Unity Banquet

The annual Unity Banquet & Scholarship Dinner celebrates the academic achievements of underrepresented and diverse graduate and undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University as well as graduating seniors by awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships each spring. The evening also serves as an opportunity to recognize future students and CWRU community partners.

2024 Event Information

This year, the Unity Banquet celebrates its 34th year Friday, April 19, 2024. The theme for this year is, “Taking Flight: Experiential Education for Exponential Growth.” The banquet will be held at Landerhaven. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Kari A. Cunningham '10  Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and owner of Panther Pediatric Dentistry.


Student Transportation

Transportation for students is free, and details will be released closer to the date of the Banquet



This event has been made possible in the past through generous partnerships with our sponsors. Here are the many departments and organizations making this year's Unity Banquet & Scholarship Benefit possible!!

To learn more about Unity Banquet sponsorships, contact Janée Kelly.


  • Dr. Vincent A. (’73) & Candace Gaudiani  
  • KeyBank
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Dr. Vincent Holland, ‘79
  • Dr. Kari Cunningham, ‘10

Internal (CWRU)

  • Alumni Association
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Division of Public Safety
  • Inamori Center
  • Kelvin Smith Library
  • Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusive Engagement
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Social Justice Institute
  • Division of Student Affairs (and the following offices/departments that report there)
  • Athletics
  • Education Abroad
  • Flora Stone Mather Center for Women
  • Graduate Student Life
  • Greek Life, Interfraternity Congress, & Panhellenic Council
  • International Student Resources & Engagement
  • LGBT Center
  • Operations & Planning
  • Residence Life
  • Student Activities & Leadership
  • Student Centers
  • Undergraduate Advising Support
  • University Health & Counseling