Centennial Gala planned for tonight
SAN DIEGO - In celebration of the San Diego City College Centennial, the San Diego City College Foundation is sponsoring a Centennial Gala on Monday, September 8th at The Prado in Balboa Park beginning at 6:00 p.m. As City College honors its past, the City College Foundation is working to help strengthen its future. The Foundation Gala is hosted by several business and community leaders, including Honorary Co-Chairs Charlene Zettel, a member of the UC Board of Regents, former Superior Court Judge Luis Vargas, County Supervisor Ron Roberts, Phil Blair and Mel Katz, Executive Officers of Manpower San Diego, and business leader Bill Geppert. The Gala emcee will be actor Jay Jackson from TV’s “Scandal” and “Parks and Recreation.”
In addition to a reception, dinner, silent auction, and music provided by City College’s KSDS Jazz 88.3 radio station, the Gala will honor Distinguished Alumnus Jim Sinegal, retired president and co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corp. Sinegal graduated from City College in 1955 and says City College was instrumental in setting him on his business course. Sinegal retired as one of the most successful CEOs in the business world.
“For 100 years, City College has provided affordable and quality education to nearly a million students,” said Douglas Gray, City College Foundation Board Vice-Chair and the Gala Committee Chair. “We want to help the college continue its outreach to all students who want a higher education but cannot afford it. The funds raised from the Gala will provide students with scholarships and support for important college programs.”
Established in 1914, San Diego City College was the first community college in San Diego and the fifth in California. Today, the college boasts 18,000 students and offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs and 1,500 classes each semester. Last year, the San Diego City College Foundation helped more than 400 students receive $380,000 in scholarships.
For Centennial Gala ticket information, please visit www.SDCCGala.org. For additional information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Douglas Gray at info@SDCCGala.org
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