Financially challenged Chandler-Gilbert Community College students will now have increased opportunities to achieve their educational goals, thanks to a college fundraising event that garnered more than $25,000 for student scholarships.
The second annual Champagne, Chocolate & All That Jazz event recently brought influential members of the community together at the college’s aviation hangar on the Williams Campus for an evening of champagne, chocolate, music, and a silent auction – all in support of raising funds to eliminate financial barriers to student success.
CGCC President, Dr. Linda Lujan said the college created this event as a way to raise funds and awareness for students who may otherwise be unable to achieve a college education.
“Students are finding it more and more difficult to pay for college in today’s economy,” Lujan said. “Sometimes all a student needs is funding to help pay for books or transportation. For other students tuition costs are the barrier. Our goal is to find a way for every qualified student to achieve his or her dream.”
Lujan said the support of the community has made this event a resounding success for the second year in a row.
“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a college, we are grateful for our community leaders and partners who have supported us through the years and continue to support us by sponsoring and attending events such as these,” Lujan said.
Pictured (left to right): Chandler Chamber of Commerce President Terri Kimble, Chandler City Council member Trinity Donovan, and Chandler Chief of Police Sherry Kiyler at CGCC’s 2nd annual Champagne, Chocolate & All That Jazz student scholarship fundraiser.
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