The recent event, held at Woodwinds in Branford was Gateway’s most successful scholarship-raising event to date, both in the amount raised and in the support shown by by representatives from business, education, and government, college officials said in a statement. Proceeds will fund 19 new scholarships.
Master of Ceremonies Keith Kountz introduced event co-chairmen Fred McKinney and Lindy Gold, who urged the crowd of almost 250 guests to join them in "taking the college and the Greater New Haven community to the next level" by supporting the college’s campus consolidation project.
Chancellor of the Connecticut Community Colleges, Marc Herzog praised President Dorsey L. Kendrick for her dedication to the college and its students, saying Gateway had grown almost 90 percent under her leadership.
The event was a first for Mary Ellen Cody, Gateway’s new dean of Development and Community Partnerships, who credits event sponsors for raising the bar. "It’s a new day for the Gateway Community College Foundation," she said in the statement. "By supporting this event, our sponsors have partnered with us to emphasize the great importance of supporting the campus consolidation project and the students that it will serve."
The 11th Annual Hall of Fame event sponsors included NewAlliance Bank, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, AT&T, Specialized Packaging Group, Northland Investment Corporation, The United Illuminating Co., The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, The Anne E. Casey Foundation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Hill Health Center, Pfizer New Haven CRU, and Southern Connecticut State University.