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Silas Craft Collegians Dinner

March 2023

The Cause

Howard Community College believes there is greatness to be unlocked in everyone and has developed an innovative program for this very purpose.

Named after Howard County educator and civil rights leader Dr. Silas E. Craft, Sr., the Silas Craft Collegians program is a comprehensive academic program leading to an associate degree at HCC. The program focuses on recent high school graduates whose past performance does not reflect their true potential and is designed to increase retention, scholastic achievement, graduation, and transfers to four-year institutions.

Students benefit from personalized attention, academic and personal advising, tutoring, study sessions, quality teaching, mentoring, and many other specialized services. Learn more about the Silas Craft Collegians Program and giving to other HCC Honors and Learning Communities.

The Silas Craft Collegians Virtual Dinner program will be live at 6:30 p.m. and stay active for the next few months.

 

The Event *Silas Craft Dinner Logo

The Howard Community College Educational Foundation invites you to partner with the college in supporting this year's virtual version of the dinner and help raise funds to benefit the Silas Craft Collegians Endowment and program.

On a  Monday in March of 2023, Hunan Manor Restaurant in Columbia will be closed to the public to prepare and distribute Craft Bento Box Dinners, delivered curbside to participants between noon and 2 p.m. and again between 4 - 6 p.m. Then, at 6:30 p.m., tune in for a premiere video highlighting the Silas Craft Collegians program, where you will hear from special guests and much more! Best of all, the net profits will benefit the Silas Craft Collegians Endowment and program funds!

Howard Community College continuously monitors COVID 19 requirements and is following protocols which are consistent with CDC guidelines, the Maryland Department of Health, the Howard County Health Department, and Howard County Government.

 Become a Sponsor, Purchase Tickets or Make a Donation

  • Event Details

    Come Hungry, Leave Fulfilled
    Purchase Tickets

    Tickets
    $45 per ticket
    $30 per HCC staff/student/retiree ticket

    Each ticket entitles you to one bento box dinner. Two options are available:

    • Regular Craft Bento Box Dinner* - White Meat General Tso's Chicken, Sesame Shrimp, Steamed Broccoli, California Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll
    • Vegetarian Craft Bento Box Dinner* - Vegetarian General Tso's Chicken, Sweet Vege Ribs, Steamed Broccoli, Sweet Potato Roll, Seaweed Bean Curd Roll

    *Please note that menu options are set, and no substitutions may be made.

    When Where

    March  2023

     

    12-2 p.m. 

    Craft Bento Box Dinner pick up at 
    Hunan Manor Restaurant

    4 - 6 p.m.

    Craft Bento Box Dinner pick up at 
    Hunan Manor Restaurant

    6:30 p.m. Silas Craft Collegians Virtual Program
  • Sponsorships

    You can help students “get there from here” by becoming a sponsor today. Howard Community College believes there is greatness to be unlocked in everyone and has developed an innovative program for this very purpose.

    $2,500 CRAFT CONTRIBUTOR

    • Ten Craft Bento Box Dinner* Certificates
    • Recognition in all marketing materials, social media posts, event website, and during Craft Bento Box Dinner pick-up at Hunan Manor Restaurant on March 7 as a Craft Contributor
    • Inclusion in print media thank you ads
    • $500 directed to the Silas Craft Collegians Endowment, $500 directed to the program fund, and $1,500 to a named scholarship 

    $1,000 SILAS SUPPORTER

    • Ten Craft Bento Box Dinner* Certificates
    • Recognition in all marketing materials, social media posts, event website, and during Craft Bento Box Dinner pick-up at Hunan Manor Restaurant on March 7 as a Silas Supporter
    • Inclusion in print media thank you ads
    • $500 directed to the Silas Craft Collegians Endowment and $500 directed to the program fund

    TICKETS

    • $45 per ticket

    Click here or contact the development office at 443-518-1970 to become a sponsor. 

    * Craft Bento Box Dinners will be available for pick-up at Hunan Manor Restaurant from 12-2 and 4-6 p.m. on March 7, 2022.  Dinner certificates will be mailed and include additional details. 

  • Past Sponsors

    2021 Sponsors

    Craft Contributors:

    • Bert & Joan Hash
    • Sandy Spring Bank
    • St. John Baptist Church
    • Barb Van Winkle

    Silas Supporters:

    • 2HB Incorporated
    • African American Community Roundtable
    • Jonathan Ahn
    • Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church
    • Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLC
    • First Baptist Church of Guilford
    • Hamel Builders, Inc.
    • Nancy Hutchison
    • LG-TEK
    • M&T Bank
    • Joan & James Ray
    • Kimberly Smith
    • Starflight Enterprises
    • Robin & David Steele
    • Darryl Stokes
    • Technovation Data, Inc.
    • Teldan Trucking
    • Worldwide Communications

    2020 Sponsors

    Craft Contributors:

    • Bert & Joan Hash
    • Sandy Spring Bank
    • St. John Baptist Church
    • Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Home

    Silas Supporters:

    • 2HB Incorporated
    • Jonathan Ilsong Ahn
    • African American Community Roundtable of Howard County
    • Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church
    • Marianne Brackney
    • Bridgeway Community Church
    • Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP
    • First Baptist Church of Guilford
    • Hamel Builders
    • Triple C Wholesaler
    • Kim, Sang M./ Boca Raton Education First LLC
    • LG-TEK
    • Lee & Associates Foundation
    • M&T Bank
    • NAACP Howard County Chapter 
    • Quentin Smith
    • Starflight Enterprises
    • David & Robin Steele
    • Darryl Stokes
    • Technovation Data, Inc.
    • Teldan Trucking
    • Barb Van Winkle
    • Howard County Chinese School
    • 2019 Sponsors
    • Silas Supporters:
    • 89 Way To Give Foundation
    • Jonathan Ahn
    • Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church 
    • Marianne Hyang Nam Brackney
    • Bridgeway Community Church
    • David & Robin Steele
    • First Baptist Church of Guilford
    • Hamel Builders
    • Joan and Bert Hash
    • Howard County Chinese School
    • LG-TEK
    • Maysa Leak
    • Revive Dental
    • Sandy Spring Bank
    • Quentin Smith
    • Starflight Enterprises
    • Barb Van Winkle
    • Vaughn Greene Funeral Services

 

 

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors:

 

Craft Contributors

African American Community Roundtable
Bert & Joan Hash
The Howard Hughes Corporation
PNC Bank
Sandy Spring Bank
St John Baptist Church
Barb Van Winkle

Silas Supporters

Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church
Bridgeway Community Church
Brightview Senior Living
Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennet & Scherr, LLP
The Cecil & Marian Christian Family Trust
First Baptist Church of Guilford
Gilbane Building Co., Inc. 
Arlene Harrison
LG-TEK
Vivian Moore Lawyer
M&T Bank
NAACP Howard County
Joan & John Ray
SB & Company
Kimberly Smith
Robin & David Steele
Teldan Trucking
Robin Thomas

 

 

Giving makes a difference! Your support helps students along their pathways to success.