Hudson County Community College Foundation to Host 22nd Annual Holiday Gala Fundraiser

Posted: 11/25/2019
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu

The December 5th event will celebrate the College’s diversity; Frank Gargiulo and Gary Greenberg will be honored.

November 25, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation invites the community to its 22nd Annual Holiday Gala. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “Cultures and Diversity” in acknowledgement of the Hudson County community and the College’s students, faculty and staff.

The Gala will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6 p.m., at the Culinary Conference Center located at 161 Newkirk Street – two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center, and directly across the street from public parking. Proceeds from the fundraiser will provide scholarships for deserving HCCC students.

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Frank Gargiulo (left - Photo Credits: nj.com) and Gary Greenberg.

The evening will include tours of the College’s award-winning Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) kitchens where guests can enjoy world-class cuisine prepared and served by students and chef instructors. The HCCC 2019 Distinguished Community Service Awards will be presented to Frank Gargiulo, retired Superintendent of Hudson County Schools of Technology; and Gary Greenberg, Executive Director and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County.

The Foundation will also hold its Lucky Odds Raffle that evening. The Grand Prize winner will receive 40 percent of raffle ticket sales; Second Prize will receive 6 percent; and Third Prize will receive 4 percent. Raffle tickets are $50 each.

Located in the second most ethnically diverse city in the nation, Hudson County Community College is nationally recognized for its diversity and equity programs. HCCC students were born in 119 different countries and speak 29 different languages. In 2017, the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked HCCC in the top 5% of 2,200 U.S. higher education institutions for social mobility.

The Hudson County Community College Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation giving tax-exempt status to contributors. Established in 1997, the Foundation generates financial support for the College and its students, developing and awarding needs-based and merit scholarships, providing seed money for faculty programs, assisting incoming students in achieving academic success, providing for the College’s physical growth as well as the cultural enrichment of Hudson County residents.

Since its founding, the Foundation has raised more than $3.5 million in scholarships. The Foundation Art Collection, which was established in 2006, now includes over 1,250 works – most by nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Tickets for the Gala, and the Lucky Odds Raffle, may be obtained by contacting Mirta Sanchez at 201-360-4004 or msanchez@hccc.edu.