Business & Finance

Union County College Foundation Gala Raised Funds for Student Scholarships

273e3a4e665023e638b0_gala_photo.jpg
Freeholder Angel Estrada, Dr. Margaret McMenamin, Mayor Adrian Mapp, Foundation Chair Jeff Katz, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Victor, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, Union Trustee Chair Vic Richel & Sheriff Joe Cryan
273e3a4e665023e638b0_gala_photo.jpg

CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation celebrated its 24th Annual Gala on Oct. 14, at The Westwood in Garwood.

The goal of the event was to raise scholarship money for students. The gala raised more than $225,000 which will help further the core mission of the college; to provide students with an affordable, accessible, and quality education.

The evening began with a silent auction during a vivacious cocktail hour. This was followed by a delicious dinner, during which many live auction “experiences” were sold. Alumnae Maria Del Cid spoke following dinner about how the scholarships she received during her time at Union allowed her to remain a full-time student and complete her degree in two-years. Following her speech, an appeal for donations to support the cost of tuition and books for at least five students was held.

Sign Up for E-News

This year, the Foundation honored Mr. Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank, who was named the 2016 Business Leader of the Year. Mr. Cummings received his award for the more than $250,000 that the Investors Bank Foundation has contributed to the College’s mission to support student success in the past ten years.

Mr. Warren Victor was named the 2016 Man of the Year for his continued philanthropic support to the Foundation and the local community. More than 250 attendees joined the Foundation to recognize these outstanding role models for Union County College students.

A 12-member committee of community volunteers organized and managed the gala. The chair of this year’s gala committee was Mrs. Sharon Katz.

The theme of the evening was “Passport to the World” and Investors Bank was the main sponsor of the event. Additional sponsors include DSM, Law Cash, Boston Advisors, Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri & Jacobs LLC; Elizabethtown Gas; Johnston Communications; and McCarter and English, LLP.

For more information about how you can contribute to scholarships for Union County College students, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.uccfoundation.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Clark

Clark's CityMD Urgent Care Shares Flu Survey

CLARK, NJ - As flu season is in full gear and the probability of catching the flu is a real concern, a majority of Americans admit to taking actions that may contribute to the spread of this highly contagious virus.  According to a recent survey, roughly three out of five Americans who have had the flu or flu-like symptoms (61%) admitted to being out and about the last time they ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_4263e5e3ea86532c53e1_take_your_child_to_the_library_day

Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM

The Clark Public Library, Clark

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_e98775566841c6c9afee_ucea

Thu, March 1, 4:00 PM

Barnes and Noble, Springfield

Grab the Family and Head to a Very Special Read ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Carousel_image_248cea245b872fb9c722_resolve_house

Fri, March 2, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Clark VFW : Spotlight on Joseph Horling

February’s spotlight is on Joseph Horling , Staff Sergeant US Army 1942-1946.

Joe was born in Rahway NJ on Oct 1, 1920.  He and his brother Anthony were born to Anthony Sr. and Bertha Horling .  Joe’s father was born in Munich and his mother Bertha in Austria. 

Joe enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1942.  Eight months later, in 1943, he enlisted in the US ...

Kiwanis Clark - Flapjack and Raffle Fundraiser

February 24, 2018

KIWANIS CLUB OF CLARK—The Clark Kiwanis Club, the local chapter of the worldwide philanthropic organization that aids children's causes and charities, has announced their upcoming Flapjack Fundraiser for Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Clark Applebee's.

The Clark club is the parent organization for the ALJ High School Key Club, the Kumpf Middle School ...

First Hand Account: Shouts of Racial Slurs Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 22, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

Don't Rule Out a College Based Solely on Sticker Price Here's Why

Has your child been crossing schools off their college list based solely on the sticker price?  In this week's Tuesday Takeaway, Chris Curran talks about why the sticker price is often far higher than the actual price you will pay.    Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat and don't forget to check out his book College Funding ...

Choosing a College With the 'Right' Fit

Do you know if your child is choosing a college with the right fit?  Do you know what the right fit means or why it matters?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's latest chat about why fit matters and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.  

Check out other columns by Chris here.

Scutari vs Mahr

February 14, 2018

I read with interest in a local newspaper regarding the Union county democrat party political infighting for their “county chair” selection.  There were 2 letters juxtaposed, each one listing supporters of either Senator Scutari or Fanwood Mayor Mahr, who are the two main people vying for the “boss” position.

Although I am a democrat I am not a committee ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...