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The President's Gala, Celebrating HCC's 50th Anniversary, presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation

Saturday, April 17, 2021
6:30 p.m.

The CauseThe President's Gala Presented by Howard Hughes

Join us in commemorating this milestone anniversary while raising funds for student scholarships. Since October 1970, when Howard Community College welcomed its first students, it has always been a place to discover greatness in yourself and others, and 50 years later, we are still providing pathways to success for students. All proceeds from The President's Gala will directly support scholarships and programs for students. In 2019, 63% of HCC students received some form of financial support. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation provides funds for scholarships, grants, and programs that benefit college students in a variety of ways.

The Event

Join us virtually in commemorating this milestone anniversary while raising funds for student scholarships. Music, guest appearances, and 50 years of history will make this event an evening to remember.

 

Become a sponsor, purchase a ticket or gold bag, or make a donation.

  • Event Details

    April 17, 2021
    6:30 p.m.

    Join us virtually as we celebrate HCC's history and a part of its future while enjoying music, guest appearances, and more!

  • Tickets

    The President’s Gala, Celebrating HCC’s 50th Anniversary
    Saturday, April 17, 2021

    $150   Ticket includes link to the virtual event and one Gala Celebration Box. 

    Celebration Boxes will be available for curbside pick-up at Howard Community College from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, and from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

    Each box serves two, and contains 2 gourmet appetizer trays (regular and vegetarian versions available), red and white wine, sparkling wine, and ingredients for two signature drinks, “dragon mist.”

    Regular Gourmet Appetizer Tray:
    Rustic breads with dried meats and cheeses
    Assortment of mixed nuts
    Dried black mission figs, apples, apricots
    Gourmet pretzel sticks (assorted flavors) with whole grain mustard spread
    Chocolate truffles (2 per person)

    Vegetarian Gourmet Appetizer Tray:
    Fresh crudite with roasted hummus (carrots, red bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, grilled asparagus spears)
    Assortment of mixed nuts
    Dried black mission figs, apples, apricots
    Gourmet pretzel sticks (assorted flavors) with whole grain mustard spread
    Chocolate truffles (2 per person)

    Purchase a Ticket

  • Sponsorship

    The President’s Gala, Celebrating HCC’s 50th Anniversary of
    Howard Community College, a 2019
    Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner
    Presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation
    Saturday, April 17, 2021

    $15,000 Presidential Sponsor 

    • Eight Gala Celebration boxes*
    • Dinner for six with HCC president, catered by HCC students in Culinary Cafe
    • Company/individual listed on the event webpage and recognized in social media
    • Company/individual recognized during the virtual event program, including a logo
    • $14,000 named scholarship; criteria to be determined by the donor

    $10,000 1970 Anniversary Sponsor

    • Eight Gala Celebration boxes*
    • Company/individual listed on the event webpage and recognized in social media
    • Company/individual recognized during the virtual event program, including a logo
    • $9,000 named scholarship; criteria to be determined by the donor

    $5,000 Pathways to Success Sponsor

    • Four Gala Celebration boxes*
    • Company/individual listed on the event webpage and recognized in social media
    • Company/individual recognized during the virtual event program, including a logo
    • $4,000 named scholarship; criteria to be determined by the donor

    $2,500 Dragon Sponsor

    • Four Gala Celebration boxes*
    • Company/individual listed on the event webpage and recognized in social media
    • Company/individual recognized during the virtual event program
    • $1,500 named scholarship; criteria to be determined by the donor

    $1,500 Scholars Sponsor

    • Four Gala Celebration boxes*
    • Company/individual listed on the event webpage and recognized in social media
    • Company/individual recognized during the virtual event program
    Individual Tickets
    • $150 (includes one Gala Celebration box*)

    President’s Gala Celebration Boxes

    Celebration Boxes will be available for curbside pick-up at Howard Community College from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, and from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

    Each box serves two, and contains 2 gourmet appetizer trays (regular and vegetarian versions available), red and white wine, sparkling wine, and ingredients for two signature drinks, “dragon mist.”

    Regular Gourmet Appetizer Tray:
    Rustic breads with dried meats and cheeses
    Assortment of mixed nuts
    Dried black mission figs, apples, apricots
    Gourmet pretzel sticks (assorted flavors) with whole grain mustard spread
    Chocolate truffles (2 per person)

    Vegetarian Gourmet Appetizer Tray:
    Fresh crudite with roasted hummus (carrots, red bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, grilled asparagus spears)
    Assortment of mixed nuts
    Dried black mission figs, apples, apricots
    Gourmet pretzel sticks (assorted flavors) with whole grain mustard spread
    Chocolate truffles (2 per person)

    Become a Sponsor

  • Gold Bag

    Gold Bag - Invest in a Scholar!

    $150 per bag* (only 150 bags available)

    For each gold bag purchased, the Howard Community College Educational Foundation invests $142 (1 credit hour) toward a student's tuition and $8 to provide a meal for a student experiencing food insecurities.  All gold bags include a bottle of wine and entry to win signature prizes.  Additionally, random bags may include items such as Merriweather concert tickets, $50 gift cards to local restaurants, or $50 gift cards to The Mall in Columbia. 

    Purchase a Gold Bag

 

Thank you to our sponsors for funding pathways to success!


Presidential Sponsor
1970 Anniversary Sponsors
Pathways to Success Sponsors
Dragon Sponsors
Scholars Sponsors
Giving makes a difference! Your support helps students along their pathways to success.