PCC Scholarship Auction Sets New Record – St. John News
By Communications and CherryRoad Media Staff
On May 6, the PCC Foundation held its 34th annual scholarship auction inside the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena. About 370 people attended, which is a new record. A goal of $90,000 was set, but when it was all over, $101,501 was raised, a 113% achievement for new CCP students.
This set an all-time high for the event and well exceeded the $90,000 goal.
“On behalf of the PCC Foundation, I would like to express our gratitude to all of our auction sponsors, those who donated items, and everyone who attended and worked to make the evening a success. Many people made cash donations, which helped push our fundraising to new heights. Due to COVID, this was the first time in three years that we were able to come together in person,” said PCC Foundation Executive Director Barry Fisher. “Everyone seemed to enjoy the camaraderie and the results reflected their enthusiasm. The auction is the first event of the foundation year and gives us a wonderful opportunity to connect with our supporters. We are very fortunate to benefit from the generosity of alumni, board members, others and businesses. The success of this event is a testament to the philanthropic spirit of this community and friends of PCC across the country.
A wide range of community donated items were auctioned off by local auctioneer John Hamm, Hamm Auction & Real Estate, to raise money for the scholarship fund, including works of art collectibles, fine jewelry, sports tickets and even all-inclusive vacation packages.
Special music was provided by the CPC Performing Arts and Theater Encore group.