How can we justify the cost of large tents and fireworks as part of the Centennial celebration?

Most of the costs associated with our Centennial celebrations have been specifically underwritten by sponsors and other donors to the University. Our 100th birthday will include many opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the larger Dallas community to celebrate this milestone. These events also help donor cultivation and community outreach. We are grateful to our many sponsors and donors for helping make this celebration possible.