February is a busy month for the MCC Foundation, as this is when they hold their biggest fundraising event of the year to fund scholarships and to support MCC programs and projects. It is typically a well-attended event that brings the Morgan County community together to ensure that any student can get a high-quality education, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Gala has taken place for 18 years and is now the only annual formal fundraising event that the MCC Foundation Board of Directors hosts. The event includes a live auction, silent auction and paddle auction as well as a raffle to help generate these dollars. It also is where we showcase and honor our selected All Star Alumni. We will be honoring nine participants this year.
Adding to the excitement for this occasion, we are changing and adding some new elements this year! The Gala will take at the lavish home of Frank Dirico who is owner/CEO of Viaero Wireless. This venue sits on a beautiful bluff in the Weldon Valley area with a breathtaking view of all Morgan County. We are also excited to have from our Limon Center service area our new auctioneers, father and son team Jim and Jake Michal from Flagler, CO.
We also have added a Master of Ceremonies, Wayne Johnson, with Media Logic Radio. We feel he will add some fun to the evening!
Another new addition will be our 1st annual Distinguished Donor Award where we will honor a donor that has continually given to MCC and truly supports are mission to serve students.
One hallmark of the Gala is the changing theme every year. This year, the theme is “The Sky’s the Limit,” inspired by MCC’s new Aviation Technology program and illustrating that our students’ educational dreams are limitless.
Click here to find out more about the Gala, including taking a look at the raffle’s grand prize!