The Hudson County Community College Foundation is inviting the public to their annual fundraiser on December 8th at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, located at 161 Newkirk St. in Jersey City.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
At this year’s Gala, the HCCC Foundation will recognize Ellucian Foundation’s endowment investment in the College’s innovative and award-winning “Hudson Scholars” program, and the award of $25,000 in Ellucian Path Scholarships to HCCC students.
Ellucian President and Chief Executive Officer Laura Ipsen will accept the honor.
Guests will tour the award-winning HCCC Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) kitchens, enjoy world-class cuisine prepared and presented by HCCC CAI students, alumni, and chef-instructors, and view a sampling of the over 2,000 original works from the HCCC Foundation Art Collection.
The event theme, “Investing in Student Success,” spotlights the HCCC Foundation’s dedication to assisting students in achieving academic success by developing and awarding need-based and merit scholarships, providing seed money for faculty programs, and supporting the College’s physical growth and the cultural enrichment of Hudson County residents.
Since its founding, the Foundation has raised more than $4.2 million in scholarships.
In addition to enjoying the delicious cuisine prepared and served by the HCCC Culinary Arts students and chef-instructors, Gala guests will be treated to fare specially prepared and served by HCCC alumni culinarians in the “Alumni Room.”
Cocktails will be served in the HCCC Seafood Bar and Lounge, which will feature the spectacular ice carvings of Chef Kevin O’Malley.
Established in 1997, the Hudson County Community College Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation providing tax-exempt status to contributors.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Gala – including advertising in the event journal – are available and may be obtained online here or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and using subject line, “HCCC Gala 2022.” The advertising deadline is November 28th.
The Foundation will also hold a “Lucky Odds Raffle” with tickets available for $50 each. The grand prize is 40% of the ticket sales; second prize is 6%; third prize is 4%.
“Lucky Odds Raffle” tickets may be obtained by calling 201-360-4006 or emailing email@example.com.