March 18, 2011 – More than 700 people attended a gala fundraising event with guest and legendary comedian/actor Dr. Bill Cosby, at an event sponsored by the Toledo Urban League and Herzing University – Toledo, at Parkway Place in Maumee, Ohio. Herzing University students directed traffic, worked set-up and break-down, and contributed to security operations for Dr. Cosby at a rally held the next day at Smith Park which attracted more than 2,000 community members. The focus of the events was to raise community awareness for taking responsibility for children, schools, families and neighborhoods.
“Our students were the volunteer leaders,” said Greg Guzmán, campus president. “We are proud of how they represented Herzing University and our community.”
Ohio state representative Michael Ashford commended Herzing students for their volunteer participation and civic awareness during a visit to campus a few days after the event.
More than $85,000 was raised to support efforts of the Toledo Urban League.