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The Gala with photos

The Foundation holds a Gala every year to raise funds for student scholarships and college programs. The semi-formal event includes a night of good food, live entertainment and dancing, as well as an opportunity to recognize and honor the Foundation's Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

The 2023 Gala

Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium

  • Honoring the Foundation 2023 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Lee Howell
  • Live music by Whiskey Pine Band of Southern Pines
  • Catering by Rick's Catering of Laurinburg


$75 per person | $125 per couple

Corporate Sponsorships

$1,250 Sponsorship: 2 complimentary tickets, photos, and 2 seats at a table of 8

$2,500 Sponsorship: 4 complimentary tickets, photos, and 4 seats at a table of 8

$4,000 Sponsorship: Full table, 8 complimentary tickets, corporate signage, photos

$5,000 Sponsorship: Full table, 8 complimentary tickets, corporate signage, photos, and seating on stage with Lee Howell, 2023 Distinguished Citizen of the Year

To Purchase Tickets/Sponsorships

Contact Dr. Hal Shuler at (910) 410-1907 or

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