"Many young scholars of today are confronting severe financial challenges as they face the escalating cost of higher education. As corporate leaders, and as Americans, it is critically important to recognize the role we play in helping to educate the leaders of tomorrow. More than 80 percent of Salve Regina students require financial assistance to attend college and the Governor's Ball is an important source of this funding. We have the opportunity to change the lives of many. We were proud to chair this event and look forward to supporting the 2014 Governor's Ball."