The Richmond Community College Foundation host every spring the Anniversary Gala from to raise funds for its largest and fastest growing scholarship program, the Working Scholarship. A spectacular night of food, cocktails, live music and dancing, the Gala is a fundraiser for the Working Scholarship, which is awarded to working students whose income may disqualify them from receiving state and federal financial assistance.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
This year's Anniversary Gala will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Cole Auditorium. The College Foundation will also be honoring Citizen of the Year John Jackson at the Gala. Jackson is president of Richmond Memorial Hospital and Sandhills Regional Medical Center. He received the distinguished Citizen of the Year award for his community leadership and support. The Gala will feature live entertainment by the band Risse, as well as a red carpet photo experience for guests.
Tickets to the semi-formal event are $50 per person, with corporate sponsorships available beginning at $1,000. For ticket or sponsorship information, contact Sara Allen at (910) 410-1808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clay Shooting Classic
The RichmondCC Foundation partnered with DeWitt's Outdoor Sports and Big Rock Sports to host a clay shooting fundraiser for the Working Scholarship program. Teams of four competed on the exciting and challenging sporting clay course at DeWitt's Outdoor Sports, with cash prize awards going to the first-, second- and third-place teams. The event also included a silent auction, a raffle and some delicious barbecue!
Aim to Help Our Working Students
Twenty percent of Richmond Community College students are trying to make school work. They juggle class, family and - most importantly - job schedules throughout the year in an effort to stay in college. Because these students are working their way through school, they are not eligible for financial aid. For many, this disadvantage will prolong their time in school or even cause them to drop out. These students should be prioritized, not punished. These students are the target beneficiaries of the Richmond Community College Foundation Working Scholarship.