Lone Star College Foundation StarGala 2017 benefit student success

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Published on: May 08, 2017 The Lone Star College Foundation raised over $450,000 as part of StarGala 2017, its annual signature event.

I have always been, and continue to be, a big supporter of the Lone Star College Foundation, said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. As a former director of Financial Aid, I saw a definite need to make as many scholarships available as possible.

This years event, with more than 600 guests in attendance, was held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center April 29. The gala featured LSC-North Harris student ambassador Josiah Crosby, who spoke about his experience and the impact Lone Star College is having on his life.

The Lone Star College Foundation is so grateful to all the generous donors and sponsors, said Nicole Robinson Gauthier, LSC Foundation executive director. Many lives were changed for the better thanks to the support of the Lone Star College community.

Attendees were treated to a performance by the LSC-Montgomery Chamber Singers, followed by a dinner, live auction and dancing with music provided by DJ Lewis.

The work the Lone Star College Foundation does is so incredibly important for our community, said Carl Joiner, LSC Foundation board chair. StarGala 2017 is truly an investment in our future.

Among the guests attending StarGala 2017 to support the Foundation was U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, who presented a proclamation and spoke on her commitment to continue to work feverously to support higher education institutions like Lone Star College.

These funds will go a long way in helping to make a college education possible for many hard-working and deserving students, said Head. In many cases 20 or more students will apply for just one scholarship so every dollar raised is important.

A traditional live auction item, Golf with the Chancellor, consisting of a day of golf for two foursomes, followed by dinner with Dr. Head, set the record …

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