WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation will hold its annual “Accelerating the Future” fundraiser at the Pitt-Greenville Airport (PGV) next month, and organizers are hoping the change in scenery will help the event reach new heights of success.
While each of the previous two “Accelerating the Future” fundraisers were held in automotive labs at the college, this year’s event at PGV will take place in privately-owned airplane hangars on March 15. The program is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
“We’re really excited about holding our spring fundraiser at the Pitt-Greenville Airport and feel it is sure to be a one-of-a-kind event,” said PCC Event Specialist Erin Greenleaf. “It’s always nice to host our supporters on the PCC campus, but the opportunity to hold this year’s event at the airport presented itself through a PCC alumna and we couldn’t pass it up.”
In addition to dinner and musical entertainment by “Lewis n Clark,” the event will give attendees an up-close look at a cold-air balloon and a display of planes, cars and helicopters. There will also be a silent auction with a variety of items up for bid, including jewelry, art, sporting event tickets, autographed sports memorabilia, handcrafted items and a wellness package.
Mobile bidding for the auction items opens March 11 at 8 a.m. and runs until 8:45 p.m. the day of the fundraiser. Those in attendance will also have an opportunity to participate in a drawing to win a cruise.
“The bidding process is really simple and can be done through your phone from anywhere,” Greenleaf said.
Another item up for bid will be a ‘tiny house’ built by students from PCC’s Building Construction Technology program. The 228-square-foot, contemporary-style home features a vaulted ceiling with clerestory windows spanning the entire length of the structure to allow for plenty of natural light. In addition to storage built into every space, there is a kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom.
Tickets to next month’s fundraiser are $100 each, and sponsored tables of 8-10 individuals are $1,250. Both may be purchased online.
With approximately 67 percent of PCC’s student population receiving some form of financial assistance, proceeds from “Accelerating the Future” will go toward student scholarships and a variety of educational activities at the college. During the 2017-18 academic year, the PCC Foundation awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships to recognize academic achievement and provide financial assistance for tuition and fees to students in need.
For more event details or sponsorship information, contact Greenleaf at (252) 493-7496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.