Manchester Community College Foundation & Rockville Bank Foundation Report Historic Fundraising at An Evening of Fine Wines
MANCHESTER, CONN., May 11, 2012 – More than 650 supporters of Manchester Community College (MCC), including staff, faculty, students and volunteers, celebrated the MCC Foundation’s An Evening of Fine Wines. The event, now in its 20th year, set a fundraising record, grossing more than $258,000, which will be used to provide scholarships for students pursuing their educational goals. During the evening, Dr. Gena Glickman, President of Manchester Community College, and Honorary Event Chairman William (Bill) H. W. Crawford, IV, President and CEO of Rockville Bank, expressed sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the event’s success. This included individuals and businesses who served as sponsors or donated auction prizes, as well as all of the attendees who contributed funds that night to support the MCC Foundation.
“With the event celebrating its 20th year, we knew we were going to have to ramp up our fundraising efforts and the support we received from Rockville Bank, their employees, partners and community supporters was unprecedented – the success of the auction could not have been achieved without them,” said Gena Glickman.
PICTURED: (left to right): Kevin G. Murphy, MCC Regional Advisory Council; Elizabeth Crawford; William H.W. Crawford, IV, President & CEO of Rockville Bank; Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy; Dr. Gena Glickman, President of Manchester Community College; Endia DeCordova, Acting Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement and Outreach for the MCC Foundation; and Ann Murphy.
The MCC Foundation helps Manchester Community College enhance the quality of existing programs and fund the development of new programs, raise funds from private sources to support scholarships and college programs, fund the acquisition of equipment that enhances college programs, build a network of community support in the region served by MCC, and promote better public understanding of the college and encourage increased public involvement in its educational, cultural and community activities. For more information about the MCC Foundation, call Endia DeCordova at 860-512-2902 or visit www.mcc.commnet.edu/foundation.
Rockville Bank is a 21-branch community bank serving Tolland, Hartford, and New London counties in Connecticut. A New Haven County Commercial Banking Office is now open in Hamden, Conn. and, later this year, the Bank will open a full-service branch in West Hartford, Conn. The Rockville Bank Foundation and Rockville Bank employees support 343 local organizations, from hands-on volunteer projects to charitable contributions. For more information about Rockville Bank’s services and products, call 860-291-3600 or visit www.rockvillebank.com.