19th Annual RVCC Foundation Golf Classic Raises Over $135,000


19th Annual RVCC Foundation Golf Classic Raises Over $135,000

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
2 female nursing students and female faculty at table with glasses

The RVCC Foundation raised over $135,000 at the 19th Annual RVCC Foundation Golf Classic, held June 8 at the Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club in Whitehouse Station.

The RVCC Foundation is the fundraising arm of Raritan Valley Community College. It provides the resources that enable the College to enhance its programs beyond public and tuition sources and to maintain its standing as a premier academic institution and one of the most important sources of culture and continuing education in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The RVCC Foundation Golf Classic is the non-profit’s largest in-person fundraising event of the year, and this year’s Classic attracted some 60 corporate sponsors, including Title Sponsor, Dancker. Net proceeds raised from the golf outing and auctions will support student scholarships, RVCC’s education programming, and other institutional priorities.

This year’s event was another sellout, and included enthusiastic golfers representing a wide range of local businesses from throughout Hunterdon and Somerset counties. The day’s festivities were very much student-focused and featured RVCC student greeters Andrew Brezina (Class of ’24), Toni Polvere (Class of ’24), Sandra Faragalla (Class of ’24), and Kelly Delaney (Class of ’24); the singing of the National Anthem by RVCC Music major and recent grad, Victoria Mango (Class of ’23); a pre-tourney Putting Contest featuring RVCC Men’s Golf Team member, Kenny Hunt (Class of ’24); reception music provided by RVCC Music students Ian Dalida (Class of ’23), Felipe Primero Guzman Jr. (Class of ’24), and Nicolas Gallegos (Class of ’24); a 50/50 raffle; and silent and live auctions.

The Golf Classic also featured inspiring remarks about the RVCC Nursing program from the Class of ’23’s Elicia Levandoski and Janet Nyambura, Nursing program grads who were two of 10 recipients of full scholarships from the Somerset Hills Community Health Foundation (the most generous scholarship gift in the history of the Nursing program), and Tracey A. Keegan, a member of the College’s Nursing faculty, a family nurse practitioner, and an RVCC Nursing program grad (Class of 1995), who this year established a new Nursing scholarship at RVCC in memory of her sister.

For more information about supporting the College or the RVCC Foundation, or becoming involved with the 20th Annual RVCC Foundation Golf Classic, contact Mike Marion, 908-648-8567, or michael.marion@raritanval.edu, or visit www.rvccfoundation.org.
Ranked by WalletHub.com and Intelligent.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



June 14, 2023

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