ACC Foundation to host 17th Annual Christmas Gala

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The Alvin Community College Foundation will host Sparkle: A Night to Shine during the 17th Annual ACC Foundation Gala. The event benefits ACC student scholarships.

The Foundation will host the Gala on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Manvel.

Gala festivities begin with a social reception at 6 p.m. There will also be live and silent auctions during the Gala. After the dinner, the Gala the evening will feature music and dancing from the R&B group Mary Smith and Mystique.

In addition to scholarships, the Foundation also uses the funds to support the Innovative Initiative grants and other programs on campus. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $110,000 in student scholarships and $35,570 in grants and awards to ACC staff members.

Proceeds are also used for the three Excellence Awards given every year to a professional employee, a faculty member and a technical support, clerical or maintenance employee. Seats for the Gala sell fast so get them early. Different levels of sponsorship are available: $5,000 includes premier seating for 16, wine at their table and a center page advertisement in the program; $2,500 includes premier seating for eight, wine at their table, promotion at the event and a full-page spotlight in the Gala program; $1,000 includes reserved seating for eight, wine at the table and a half-page spotlight in the program and $750 sponsorships include reserve seating for eight and a quarter-page spotlight in the program. Individual tickets are $75.

Advertisement space is also available for sponsorship in the program.

Donations are still being sought for the live and silent auctions.

For more information about sponsorships or to purchase tickets, call 281-756-3600. You can also purchase tickets online at www.alvincollege.edu/Foundation.