The Northwest State Community College Foundation recently hosted its tenth annual Green Carpet Event, “Golden Gala,” and raised over $80,000. All proceeds from the event go directly to student scholarships. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2019 Making a Difference Awards, which were created by the NSCC Foundation as a way to recognize and celebrate individuals, businesses and organizations in the six-county area committed to improving their communities. This year’s recipients were the Four County ADAMHs Board, the Bryan Area Foundation and Keller Logistics (Operation KAVIC).
In addition to the Making a Difference Awards, the Green Carpet Event included an unforgettable performance by Piano Wars!™ Premier Dueling Pianos. Gourmet food stations, a cash bar and a silent auction rounded out the festivities, as the Auditorium and surrounding areas were decorated in the event’s “Golden Gala” theme, which is an homage to NSCC celebrating 50 years of service.
“The Green Carpet Event and the Making a Difference Awards celebrate hard work, community support and giving,” said Robbin Wilcox, NSCC director of development. “We work year-round to raise awareness and needed funds for student scholarships, and this event is a critical piece of those efforts. Within a month’s time, we have hosted the Scholarship Awards Night, our spring Commencement Ceremony, and now the Green Carpet Event. We are blessed to work in a community where people want to help make a difference for others,” Wilcox continued.
A special recap program of the NSCC Green Carpet Event will soon be available on the Northwest State YouTube channel and will be distributed to local television providers for airing consideration.
About the NSCC Foundation
The NSCC Foundation was established in 1978 to provide support for the students, people and programs of NSCC. For over 40 years, the foundation has remained true to its mission to enhance, expand and sustain Northwest State so that NSCC can continue to fulfill its mission of creating opportunities for transformational learning. The NSCC Foundation works diligently to raise much-needed funds for educational opportunities that directly and indirectly impact students.