PSC Foundation fundraiser dinner set for Nov. 8
October 30, 2013 5:10PM
Updated: December 4, 2013 6:10AM
The Prairie State College Foundation will hold its 40th annual scholarship fundraiser from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields.
Each year, hundreds of Prairie State College students turn to the foundation for assistance paying for tuition, fees and textbooks, according to a press release.
“When PSC students face financial struggles, including job loss, medical bills or children’s school expenses that take priority over their own, the PSC Foundation is able to assist students to achieve their educational goals,” said foundation president Anthony Maoloni, chair of the event. “With the generosity of community supporters who will join us for this celebration of scholarships, no PSC student will have to choose between paying a medical bill or buying a textbook.”
The celebration begins with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a performance by the PSC Pioneer Jazz Band, featuring students and led by Eugene Vinyard, the release said. Dinner is at 7 p.m.
Directors emeriti will be honored, including Calvin Bellamy, Pamela Caddick, Robert Christopher, Chuck Gruberman, William Kiehl, E. Timothy Lightfield, Judith Marwick, Charles M. Peters and James M. Troutman, the release said.
The PSC Foundation will recognize its newly designated directors emeriti, including Lois Anthonisen, Martha Kabbes Hesse, Keith Reich and Anne Oppenheimer.
During dinner, members of the college’s award-winning speech team will present dramatic readings of student scholarship essays, and the “Stand Up for Scholars” quick-pledge event will be highlighted. After dinner, the Southland Jazz Collective will perform.
Auction items include two hours of landscape consultation, a weekend in a Gold Coast condo, tickets to various sporting events and other performances, lessons in watercolor painting, holiday gift wrapping, a day for four at the Morton Arboretum, electronics, various themed gift baskets, gift cards and more.
For information about donations for the auction, visit prairiestate.edu/foundation/scholarship-events/special-event.
Reservations are being accepted but space is limited. Individual tickets are $175. A portion of each ticket may be tax-deductible, the release said. A vegetarian meal option is available by advance reservation.
For more information, to buy tickets or to donate to the PSC Foundation, call (708) 709-3631.