The 2017 black-tie gala took place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Orlando Marriott-Lake Mary. The 2017 Dream Gala, presented by CFE Federal Credit Union, featured a formal dinner, a band to provide the entertainment, live and silent auctions, and a car raffle. Items auctioned off included luxury vacations, unique experiences, tickets to major sporting events and more. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Seminole State students, programs and areas of greatest need at the College.
A generous partner of the College, Central Florida Auto Dealers Association (CFADA), donated a 2017 Ford Mustang Coupe Premium for the car raffle. The winner, Chuck Kovaleski, purchased the winning ticket prior to the Dream Gala but was present at the event.
Proceeds benefit Seminole State student scholarships, faculty programs and areas of greatest need at the College. In its history, the Dream Gala has made countless Seminole State students' educational dreams come true.
The Dream Gala and Dream Cup Challenge Golf Tournament are the Foundation’s largest fundraisers, raising record-breaking funds totaling more than $420,000 in 2016.