Top of Our City Event Raises $25,000 to Provide Exceptional Educational Opportunities to Our Community
What a night as over 200 supporters gathered at the Top of Our City event to support the Foundation's mission to help the college meet its goals and commitment to provide exceptional educational opportunities to our community.
Over $25,000 was raised and the event provided a great opportunity to visit with friends to celebrate our students, the college and community. Hosted on the newly remodeled seventh floor of Scibelli Hall the night included music, dancing and delicious refreshments. Adding to the evenings excitement as members of the Foundation board announced the winning raffles tickets the lucky ticket holders were in attendance:
- First prize - William Sullivan
- Second prize Steve Graham
- Third prize Steve Graham
That is correct Steve had two winning tickets. After a few years of buying a handful of tickets Steve hit a lucky streak. He has informed the Foundation that he will be gifting a portion of his winnings back to the Foundation. We also have been informed that William Sullivan a graduate of the college will also be gifting a portion of his winnings to the Foundation.
Thank You - to our college, alumni, and friends of the college.
You did it!
STCC Wins Berkshire Bank Award
On September 27, Springfield Technical Community College Foundation's was presented with a $5,000 check for winning Berkshire Bank's Summer of Excitement $25,000 Giveaway in the Pioneer Valley, MA. Through the giveaway the Berkshire Bank Foundation invited the public to vote for their favorite non-profit organization to share in $25,000 in grant awards. The top vote recipients in each of the bank's four regions each received a $5,000 grant. Your support made STCC #1.
This award was a direct result of our community's support. The Foundation Board announced it will use the funds to award five $1,000 scholarships this spring for students in need. Additionally, as STCC is Celebrating 40 Years of Nursing & Allied Health Excellence this year and the board directed the awards to be used to support students enrolled in our Nursing or Allied Health programs.
STCC to honor Officer Ambrose through Law Enforcement Award
Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Foundation President Michael J. Olekasak announced the establishment of a scholarship in honor of Springfield Police Officer Kevin E. Ambrose (77) for his service and sacrifice in the line of duty to provide safety to the Springfield community. An allocation from the STCC Foundations assets was designated to create the endowed scholarship award.
The award will be available to any student enrolled in good standing at STCC. The recipient of the award will be the student (s) who most embodies the spirit of the police officer creed to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice. Preference will be given to the son, daughter or grandchild of a police officer. Additional preference will be given to a student enrolled in a Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Associate career program.
The award fund is an open-ended, restricted endowed fund. Additional donors are welcome to contribute to the fund at any time. Contribution to the fund can be mailed the STCC Foundation c/o Ambrose Fund Armory Square Suite 1 Springfield, MA 01102-900. For information on how to contribute, please contact STCC Foundation and Alumni Services Interim Director Robert LePage at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 755-4477.
To contribute to the Officer Kevin Ambrose Award on-line by Credit Card
- in the first text box Donor Name - Please enter your name or organizations name
- in the second text box Class of please enter your graduation year if you are a graduate
- in the 3rd box Additional Donation Comments - please enter the word K AMBROSE.
- in the 4th box Donation Amount - please enter your donation amount
- then click on the continue button.
You will then view a new page and should be able to enter your credit card, billing and contact information. Complete the transaction by clicking on the continue button on the bottom of the screen. If any error has occurred you will be prompted at the top of the screen to correct the information.
Upon completion of the transaction you will be provided a confirmation of your donation.
STCC Foundation - Making a Difference
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STCC Foundation hosts successful third annual Not Just Business As Usual event
The Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Foundation hosted its third annual Not Just Business As Usual event on April 5 at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The sold-out event presented by PeoplesBank and attended by over 400 participants, encouraged local businesses to come together for an evening of networking, idea sharing, and to support student success. A cocktail and networking reception was held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by the dinner program and keynote speaker.
This year's guest speaker was former NBA player and businessman Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman. Bridgeman spent most of his 12-year NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks, but also spent time in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform. His is the current franchise owner of over 160 Wendy's and 120 Chili's restaurants. In 2010, Bridgeman was listed number three on the Restaurant Finance Monitor's Top 200 franchisee-owned companies.
In his speech, Bridgeman praised STCC's students and the facilities he visited during the day. His inspirational talk, using his personal experience, focused on commitment to "supporting and building confidence in people" in order to build a successful organization.
STCC Foundation Chair Michael Oleksak discussed the mission and impact of the STCC Foundation's efforts and presented a video featuring students and faculty recipients of 2012 funds. Oleksak thanked the attendees for looking towards the future of the region and making strong, strategic, and lasting contributions to our area's growth. Oleksak noted that funds from the Not Just Business As Usual event will provide students access to opportunities through scholarships, technology, and career direction to be successful employees and citizens.
The Not Just Business As Usual event would not be possible without the generous support of its many business and community sponsors including: Presenting Sponsor, PeoplesBank; Community Sponsor, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; Gold Sponsor, Collins Pipe & Supply Co., Inc.; Silver Sponsors Balise Motor Sales, Berkshire Bank, and TD Bank; and Bronze Sponsors Bacon & Wilson, BayState Health, Buckley Richardson, The Colvest Company, Eastern States Exposition, Hampden Bank, JD Rivet, MassMutual, and Smith & Wesson.
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