Thanks to a “Roaring '20s” theme, the celebration of two decades of stellar leadership, and the generosity of many supporters, the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida Inc. hosted its most successful Dream Gala ever on Feb. 13 at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. The 32nd edition of the gala raised an all-time high of more than $400,000.
Proceeds from the gala benefit Seminole State College student scholarships, faculty programs and areas of greatest need at the College. During its 32 years, the Dream Gala has made countless Seminole State students' educational dreams come true while raising more than $4 million.
In addition to the record-setting fundraising, Dr. E. Ann McGee was recognized for the 20th anniversary of her term as the college’s president. Under her leadership, the college has enjoyed tremendous success, including growing from one campus to four; beginning to offer bachelor’s degrees; and growing to become the eighth largest college in the 28-college Florida College System, with 30,000 students attending the college annually. In recognition of McGee’s service and success, John Mica, U.S. Representative for Florida’s seventh Congressional District, read a special tribute for the Congressional Record honoring her accomplishments.
Other highlights of the 2016 Dream Gala include:
“We are completely blown away by the success of this year’s Dream Gala,” said Dr. John Gyllin, executive director of the Foundation for Seminole State. “None of this would be possible without the generous support of our many partners, donors and supporters. This event will play a key role in providing needed opportunities for students and faculty to achieve their goals.”
About the Foundation for Seminole State College: The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to enhancing Seminole State College's programs and services through the development and management of private contributions, public grants and community partnerships. To give to the Foundation, visit the Foundation home page and click the Donate Now button. You can also connect with the Foundation on Facebook.
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