20th Annual RVCC Foundation Golf Classic Raises Nearly $160,000


20th Annual RVCC Foundation Golf Classic Raises Nearly $160,000

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
3 musicians at golf classic

The RVCC Foundation raised $158,790 at the 20th Annual RVCC Foundation Golf Classic, held June 6 at the Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club in Whitehouse Station.

The RVCC Foundation is the fundraising arm of Raritan Valley Community College.

This year’s event was another sellout, with 132 participants, including enthusiastic golfers representing a wide range of local businesses from throughout Hunterdon and Somerset counties. Corporate sponsors were headlined by this year’s “Title Sponsor,” Epic Management, and “Links Sponsor,” KeRi Engineering. In addition to the golf sponsors and to celebrate the “20th Annual” milestone, the event also introduced a special “20 for 20” fundraising promotion in which twenty $1,000 donors stepped up to create 20 new $1,000 scholarships at RVCC.

In keeping with the Classic’s tradition, the day’s festivities were very much student-focused and included morning welcome remarks by Nicholas Gallo (Class of 2024), who provided a poignant remembrance of D-Day (June 6 was also the 80th Anniversary of D-Day), followed by a moment of silence, and the singing of the National Anthem by RVCC students Ollie Johnson (Class of 2024), Katie Strong (Class of 2025), and Sarah Stefaniak (Class of 2023).

On the course, student artists Liz Mathes (Class of 2024), Ollie Yanicek (Class of 2025), and Demetrios Gianakis (Class of 2024) painted landscapes of the 18th fairway, and each golfer received a sample pack of blank note cards featuring cover art by RVCC Arts & Design students Cara Copeland (Class of 2025), Megan Weber (Class of 2024), Meridith Kelly (Class of 2025), and Russell Tam (Class of 2025). Also featured on the course was a demonstration by RVCC Workforce Training Center’s Advanced Manufacturing group, including a 3-D printed putter, ball marks, and divot repair tool.

The Classic’s post-golf reception featured “The Payton Teague Trio” comprised of RVCC student musicians Felipe Primero-Guzman (Class of 2023), Gianmarco Flores (Class of 2025), and Payton Teague (Class of 2024), who provided a great jazz vibe. Alexander Floyd (Class of 2019) and current EOF Program Engagement Coordinator, provided inspiring remarks chronicling his journey at RVCC to his current position.

The RVCC Foundation 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.

For more information about supporting the College or the RVCC Foundation, or becoming involved with the 21st Annual RVCC Foundation Golf Classic, to be held in June 2025, contact Mike Marion, 908-648-8567, or michael.marion@raritanval.edu, or Janet Dunne, 908-648-8355, or janet.dunne@raritanval.edu.

Ranked by WalletHub.com, Intelligent.com, and CollegeEvaluator.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 approximately 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 25, 2024

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