CCBC Media Releases


For immediate release
April 10, 2008

Media contact: Hope H. Davis

Title sponsors contribute $75,000 to support student scholarships
via CCBC’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Baltimore, Md. – The Community College of Baltimore County continues to receive a wealth of support from local businesses and business people willing to help fund student scholarships by becoming title sponsors for CCBC’s 50th anniversary gala. The gala, scheduled for April 26, marks the largest celebration of year-long activities highlighting the college’s 50 year history of providing affordable, quality educational opportunities to Baltimore County and surrounding area residents.

To date, three title sponsors have contributed $25,000 each to support the college and its efforts to keep a quality education accessible by providing student scholarships. Title sponsors include Comcast, Corridor Reznick LLC /Bonnie & Neil Katz Philanthropic Fund and Lawrence Williams, president of Madison Bohemian Savings Bank, via the Lawrence and Patricia Williams Scholarship Fund.

Comcast is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, with 24.1 million cable customers, 13.2 million high-speed Internet customers and 4.6 million voice customers. Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. Comcast is committed to improving the quality of life in the local communities where its customers and employees live and work.

The Bonnie & Neil Katz Philanthropic Fund, together with Corridor Reznick LLC, contributed $25,000 in support of CCBC student scholarships. Neil Katz is chief executive officer of Corridor Reznick, a full service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Corridor Reznick has provided real estate guidance to businesses and individuals for nearly 20 years; services include leasing, sales, development, management and consulting. The Bonnie & Neil Katz Philanthropic Fund was created in 1999 to help those in need and to make a difference in the community. Both organizations are deeply rooted in the community and welcomed the opportunity to help local students further their education.

Madison Bohemian Savings Bank President Lawrence Williams and his wife Patricia contributed $25,000 to CCBC to create the Lawrence and Patricia Williams Scholarship Fund to help revitalize the women’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field program. Williams who started at CCBC Catonsville (then Catonsville Community College) in 1972, came back to finish the degree he started 34 years ago and graduated in 2006. Even though he had become a successful businessman over the years, Williams is a strong believer in education and wanted to finish the degree he started. Having been an avid runner during his early years of college, and now having a daughter who’s a runner as well, Williams felt the need to revitalize a program which he believes will give women a place to run locally and provide an additional incentive to enroll, compete and stay at CCBC.

CCBC’s 50th anniversary gala is scheduled for April 26 at Martin’s Valley Mansion, Hunt Valley, Md. Tickets for the event are $150 with proceeds supporting student scholarships. For ticket information call 410-285-9984.

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