Consider Giving the Gift of a College Education this Holiday Season

Published December 10, 2014:  This holiday season, the Jefferson Community College Foundation invites you to stay home…...for a good cause!   In lieu of spending a fortune on a black-tie night out, the inaugural Jefferson No Gala Gala requires only that you relax in the privacy of your own home and consider giving the gift of education this holiday season!

Thanks to donors and friends like you, the JCC Foundation awarded 255 scholarships, totaling more than $258,000 in the 2013-2014 academic year.  Proceeds from the No Gala Gala will support students through scholarships as well as through campus initiatives, including tutoring and support services, technology upgrades and infrastructure improvements.

 “This virtual event allows the JCC Foundation to significantly decrease their event expenses in order to guarantee that 100% of all monies raised go directly to our students in need and to support our mission and goals,” said Alicia M. Dewey, executive director of the Jefferson Foundation. “We think community members will appreciate knowing that every dollar of their tax-deductible No Gala Gala donation will be supporting affordable and accessible education in our own community.”

We hope you seize the opportunity to make a profound difference in the life of a student by making a donation to the JCC Foundation. Choose from the many donation options below or be creative and select your own amount.

$1,000:  Host a table of ten family and friends (in your dining room)
$750:     VIP Seats (on your couch)
$500:    Cost of impulsively raising your hand after the auctioneer says "Do I hear $500?"
$250:    Two tickets to a black-tie fundraiser
$200:    Limousine (to take you from your kitchen to your living room)
$125:   Cost of a new dress (that you may never wear again)
$75:     Silent Auction Bid (that you didn't think would win)
$50:     Babysitter (who eats you out of house and home)
$25:     Late night stop at the drive-thru (nothing healthy of course)

To donate, please visit www.sunyjefferson.edu/nogala or contact the Jefferson Community College Foundation at 315.786.2458.

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The JCC Foundation is appreciative of the generous support of area business and organizations. The Jefferson No Gala Gala is presented by Intrepid Broadcasting (Tunes 92.5) and the following Copper Sponsors and friends:

 

Copper Sponsors
Car Freshner
Community Broadcasters, LLC
Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes
Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.
Pepsi Beverages Company of Watertown
RBC Wealth Management
Renzi Foodservice

Friends
Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineerings and Land Surveyors
Bowers & Company, CPAs PLLC
Crowley and Halloran, CPAs PC
Watertown Savings Bank