Spring Scholarship Fundraiser Set for April 27

Rob Goldberg | March 31st, 2024

Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Center for Student Advancement

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation’s annual spring scholarship fundraiser will take place April 27 in the Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Center for Student Advancement’s Chris Smith Multipurpose Room.

The program, titled “The Future Lives Here,” runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person ($70 is tax deductible) and may be purchased through the PCC website. Event proceeds go toward student scholarships and various educational activities at the college throughout the academic year.

“The spring event is our second-largest fundraiser each year, behind only the Down East Holiday Show, so its success is important to the foundation’s mission of supporting Pitt Community College and its students,” PCC Events Coordinator Jennifer Vogt said. “In any given semester, more than 65 percent of Pitt students are receiving at least some form of financial assistance. We want them to earn the credentials they’re seeking at PCC before entering the local workforce, and scholarships go a long way toward ensuring that happens.”

Vogt says this month’s fundraiser will feature The Wandering Tavern, an eastern North Carolina-based mobile boutique bar, serving cocktails prior to dinner, which will be catered by Carryout by Chrislyn. She said an in-person silent auction will run throughout the evening.

“We’ll have a diverse selection of wonderful items up for bidding,” Vogt said. “Some of the items local businesses have already donated for the auction include a discada and burner stand from Carolina Cooker, a year-long coupon book from Nothing Bundt Cakes that includes a free item each month for a year, a spa gift certificate, and a getaway to a Beaufort County river house.

Vogt says various levels of event sponsorship are still available. Current sponsors are as follows:

  • Premium Sponsors ($2,500): Grady-White Boats, Institutional Interiors, Ward and Smith, P.A., and Pitt Community College
  • Table Sponsors ($1,250): Alliance One/Pyxus, Greenville ENC Alliance, Mosquito Authority, and TowneBank
  • Friends of PCC Sponsors ($500): Smith Funeral Service & Crematory and Randy and Dwight Collier

For more information on “The Future Lives Here,” email Vogt at jhvogt453@my.pittcc.edu, or call (252) 493-7496.

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