As a result of the success of the Ruby Night Gala, the BHCC Foundation was able to award scholarships to a group of hard-working and motivated young people. Learn more about the scholars in a letter from Foundation President Jeanne-Marie Boylan.
The 2015 Bunker Hill Community College Foundation gala will be held Wednesday, April 29th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM at The Hampshire House. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Foundation’s signature event. As usual, there will be excellent food, prepared and served by BHCC Culinary Arts students, and great fun at the auction with new and exciting items offered for bid.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Bunker Hill Community College, the Foundation Board has established the Ruby Anniversary Scholars program. Forty students – 20 incoming and 20 current – will be chosen during the summer and will be provided with scholarships for the academic year beginning in September 2014. These scholarships will cover each student’s unmet financial need up to $5,000 per semester.
Whole Foods Market in Charlestown, Massachusetts, donated 5% of the net proceeds of purchases made by customers on June 17, 2014, to the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation. The fundraising effort netted $3,480, which will be used for scholarship support for a Charlestown resident attending the College. The project represented a collaborative effort between BHCC and Whole Foods Market Charlestown. Students and volunteers from various departments at the College greeted customers in the store and contributed to the success of the event.
The scholarship funding will go to support the newly established the Ruby Anniversary Scholarship program created to assist the College with one of its top priorities, student completion. Read the full story from the Fall 2014 issue of BHCC Magazine.
The Foundation welcomes all inquiries and the opportunity to work with prospective donors.
Marilyn K. Kuhar
Executive Director of Development and of the Foundation
Charlestown Campus, Room C304