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CCBC’s Green Carpet Gala raises more than $100,000
to assist students

CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis (fifth from left) thanked sponsors of the Green Carpet Gala who helped CCBC raise more than $100,000 in support of college programs and student scholarships.

CCBC’s Green Carpet Gala, held April 18 at Martin’s West, was a huge success. Revenue generated from the event totaled $137,000 with proceeds dedicated to support academic programs and student scholarships focusing on honor and need-based students, increasing college access and supporting the emergency assistance fund.

Local businesses played a major role in the success of the gala by serving as sponsors. Citi was the gala’s lead sponsor (Emerald - $25,000) and enthusiastically expressed its desire to support CCBC and its students.

“Citi was pleased to be a major sponsor for CCBC’s Green Carpet Gala because we’re committed to increasing college access and giving all people the opportunity to further their education,” said Sheldon Caplis, Citi’s regional director of Community Relations for the South Atlantic Region. “We truly believe education transforms lives.”

Additional sponsors for CCBC’s Green Carpet Gala included:

Platinum Sponsors ($10,000)
M&T Bank

Silver Sponsors ($5,000)
Henry H. Lewis Contractors, LLC

Bronze Sponsors ($3,000)
Kelly & Associates
Butler Medical Transport
Plumber & Steamfitters, Local 486
St. Agnes Foundation
Martin’s Caterers
PFG Carroll County Foods
J. Vinton Schafer & Sons, Inc.
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P.
CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield

“CCBC extends a warm thank you to all our Gala sponsors,” said CCBC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Ken Westary. “Their generous support of student scholarships and programs will ensure the continued opportunity for residents of the Baltimore region to improve their lives through CCBC’s accessible, affordable, high-quality education.”

May 2009

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