Hudson County Community College Foundation Plans 26th Annual Holiday Gala Celebrating Leadership and the College’s Evolution

November 20, 2023

Guests will enjoy a delightful evening of delicious food, entertainment, and community; proceeds will benefit deserving HCCC students.


November 20, 2023, Jersey City, NJ –  The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation invites the community to enjoy an evening of scrumptious cuisine, fundraising, and a celebration of those who support life-changing opportunities for students.

The 26th Annual HCCC Foundation Holiday Gala will be held Thursday, December 7, 2023 beginning at 6 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, NJ. Guests will enjoy food prepared by professional chef-instructors and students of the nationally acclaimed HCCC Culinary Arts Institute (CAI); meet HCCC students, faculty and staff; learn about the College’s schools and programs; and applaud the recipient of this year’s HCCC Distinguished Community Service Award,  Andrew Campbell, President of Eastern Millwork, Inc. (EMI).


HCCC Foundation Gala

Pictured here, professional chef-instructors and students of Hudson County Community College’s (HCCC) nationally acclaimed Culinary Arts Institute who prepare delicious cuisine featured at the 2023 HCCC Foundation Holiday Gala, and the “Hudson is Home” ice sculpture they created.

“Every year, the HCCC Foundation recognizes the people and partners who support our students and help advance our innovative programs,” said HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber. “Thanks to the generosity of Foundation benefactors, our students have transformative opportunities that help them attain degrees or certificates, pursue in-demand and well-paying careers, and fuel our regional economy.”

Mr. Campbell and EMI work with the College as a valuable partner of the HCCC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. One of the nation’s top manufacturers of custom architectural woodwork, EMI prides itself on using technological innovation to create high-end designs without sacrificing Old World craftsmanship. Through the EMI Holz Technik Dual Education Program that Mr. Campbell founded, qualified high school students are hired as apprentices who split their time between studies and work, and receive a full benefits package and annual raises. Upon program completion, the apprentices earn their Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Advanced Manufacturing from HCCC, and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Technical Studies from Thomas Edison State University with no college debt.

Those who wish to donate as sponsors to the HCCC Foundation 2023 Gala may choose from the following options: $500 Individual Dinner Ticket; $4,000 Scholarship Sponsorship with a table for four; $6,000 Community Sponsorship with a table for eight and a virtual ad; $10,000 Ambassador of the Arts Sponsorship with a table for eight and a private guided tour of the Foundation Art Collection; and $20,000 Jade Anniversary Sponsorship with a table for eight, advertisement with company logo in the HCCC ad journal, and two on-stage tickets for the HCCC 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

There will also be a Lucky Odds Raffle with tickets at $50 each. Grand prize is 40% of the ticket sales; second prize is 6%; third prize is 4%. 

Proceeds from the event support scholarships, books, and more for deserving students, as well as funding for the Foundation Art Program. More information on sponsorships and advertising opportunities, and the Lucky Odds Raffle can be obtained by visiting

The HCCC Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation providing tax-exempt status to contributors. Established in 1997, the Foundation generates financial support for the College’s growth, awards scholarships, provides seed money for new programs and stipends for faculty development, and supports cultural enrichment activities. Since its founding, the Foundation has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to over 2,000 students.

The HCCC Foundation was the driving force behind the establishment of the College’s Permanent Art Collection in 2006, which now features more than 1,850 original pieces of fine art by internationally renowned artists. The Collection’s sculptures, paintings, photographs, prints, pottery, ephemera, and mixed media artworks are located throughout all HCCC campus buildings and are utilized for teaching and the enjoyment of the community.