College holds gala fundraiser

Published 7:13 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017

More than 200 guests at Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation’s annual “Building for the Future” dinner and auction enjoyed an elegant evening at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center recently.

The evening, which began with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and live auction, resulted in a profit in excess of $40,000.

“We are elated that this event received so much support from throughout our service area, which resulted in a very successful evening for our college,” said Dr. Renee Felts, PDCCC Foundation executive director.

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“A committee headed by Foundation board member Martha Russ spent months planning the evening. They, along with the guests, the sponsors and donors, all contributed to the success of the evening. Our thanks to all of them — it truly takes a village.”

Proceeds from the event will help fund the following new programs: cyber security on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, allied health certified nursing assistant at PDCCC at Smithfield, industrial maintenance electrical and instrumentation on the Franklin Campus and establishment of an athletic program at PDCCC.

“A portion of the proceeds will also be used for the college’s scholarship endowment,” said Felts. “Everything we do is for our students, area businesses and the communities that we serve, and these funds will allow us to enhance those opportunities.”