On April 20, more than 400 alumnae and friends of Barnard College gathered at New York’s historic plaza hotel for the school’s annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction: Igniting Excellence. Featuring live and silent auctions in addition to an online auction, the event raised a total of 1.7 million dollars for Barnard’s financial aid program.

While Torchbearers 2010 featured several new components, the March 9th event sustained its annual tradition of honoring donors and friends and recognizing student recipients of scholarship, internship, and fellowship funds.