Proceeds from the Monday, July 6th event will benefit HCCC students and the College’s growth and development.

Posted: 6/11/2015
Jennifer Christopher

June 9, 2015, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation invites area residents and businesses to participate in its Thirteenth Annual Golf Outing, which will be held on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield, NJ. Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to scholarships and assistance for the College’s students, and to the College’s development.

The HCCC Foundation Annual Golf Outing – one of four major fundraisers sponsored by the Foundation – has activities to please golfers and non-golfers alike. The day’s itinerary will include a continental breakfast, shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. sharp, golf with refreshments served on the course, followed by cocktails, luncheon, and an awards ceremony with prizes for participants. A limited number of tickets are available for the event.

HCCC Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone said that donor and sponsorship opportunities are available from $50 to $6,000.

“Our Foundation scholars are incredibly dedicated men and women who are working to make better lives for themselves and their families. Many of them work full-time and take classes full-time,” Mr. Sansone said. “The scholarships and financial assistance offered through the Foundation helps ease their financial burdens, and allows them to concentrate more on succeeding in and completing their studies.”

Mr. Sansone said the 2015 Foundation Golf Outing has been planned and is being overseen by a committee of HCCC Foundation Board members. That committee is being chaired by Richard Mackiewicz, Jr., Esq., and includes James Egan, Philip Johnston, Kevin O’Connor, Charlene Pecora, Michael Raimonde, Michael Ryan and Ron Schwarz.

Hudson County Community College Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 corporation giving tax-exempt status to contributors. The Foundation generates financial support to benefit deserving HCCC students; it also provides seed money for the College’s physical expansion and for new programming and faculty development.

Since the Foundation was established in 1997, it has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships totaling $2 million to deserving students. Additionally, students benefit each year from the hundreds of Book Vouchers and Knife Vouchers (for culinary students) supplied by the Foundation. (In 2014, the Foundation provided Book Vouchers totaling $25,000 and Knife Vouchers totaling $7,000.)

In addition to the Annual Golf Outing, the Foundations’ Board of Directors also organize and hold other fundraising events, which include: Night at the Races, a family-oriented event; the HCCC Employee Scholarship Luncheon, where faculty and staff support the Foundation through pledged donations; and the Holiday Scholarship Extravaganza in December — the largest and most festive of all of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Complete information on the July 6 Golf Outing, including registration and dress code details, may be obtained online at http://www.hccc.edu/uploadedFiles/Pages/Foundation/Golf%20Outing%20Flyer%202015.pdf. Information and reservations may also be made by phoning the 201-360-4006, or by emailing Mr. Sansone at jsansone@hccc.edu.