The Cerro Coso Community College Foundation sincerely thanks all of the volunteers, donors, and attendees at this year’s Denim and Diamonds dinner and auction fundraiser for education, which proved to be a huge success on Saturday, February 28.
“The success of any fundraiser comes from those directly involved with that particular event,” said Event Coordinator Dotsy Cronin to the crowd. “And there are so many I am afraid to mention them for fear of leaving someone out. But I cannot use enough words to describe or thank the board, college staff, and friends for all of their hours of work and commitment to help raise funds for our college and students.”
The CCCC Foundation hosts the dinner and auction every year to help deliver the dream of a college education. Last year’s event raised more than $19,000 and the Foundation awarded more than $58,000 in scholarships to Cerro Coso students, supported campus events and activities for students and veterans, made applying for scholarships easier and more convenient, and supported the college in meeting its goals and objectives.
Special thanks go out to this year’s sponsors: The Swap Sheet, H & R Block and Gary Charlon State Farm Insurance, Annette Hodgins, Firequick, & Lemieux & O’Neill.
The numbers are not all in, but “I’m certain we raised more than ever before,” said Cronin. “And that’s a big win for our college, our community, and especially our students.” Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much!