Md., December 2, 2020
—Respecting the safety of the community, Carroll Community College will
celebrate its annual Starry Night Gala on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 6 p.m. in
a virtual-hybrid format.
Community College Foundation takes its 15th Starry Night out into the county
for a collaborative cocktail party. The Gala will be livestreamed from the
College’s Theater in the Scott Center, with Carroll Community College President
Dr. James Ball and Provost Dr. Rose Mince co-hosting the event. Starry Night
2020 will also recognize its very first honorees, Roberta and Greg Kahlert.
“We invite the
community to honor the Kahlerts’ selfless giving by joining in support of this
year’s Starry Night Gala,” said Dr. James D. Ball. “Their willingness to give
of their time, expertise, and resources is transforming the College and the
lives of many residents who entrust us with shaping the direction and
trajectory of their futures.”
have helped us to envision what can be possible, and they have taken the lead
in supporting many projects throughout our campus to allow us to dream big,” said
Steve Wantz, Executive Director of the College’s Foundation.
Over the past
14 years this black-tie optional Gala has raised more than one million dollars
to support Carroll Community College student scholarships and campus initiatives.
The 2020 virtual-hybrid version offers a compact, exquisite experience to
kick-off the holiday season.
containing a curated selection of hors d’oeuvres from Santoni’s Marketplace
& Catering, décor and ingredients for the event’s signature cocktail and
dessert will be delivered to the homes of our remarkable event sponsors on
includes entertainment by the electrifying string trio Simply Three performing
live from Arizona. The trio has been recognized for their innovation in the
genre of “classical crossover.” Their performance will include their original
works as well as innovative arrangements from classical composers such as Gershwin
and modern artists such as Adele and Coldplay.
2020 also includes a Silent Auction which opened on November 27 and closes on
December 4 at 9 pm. Auction bidding is open to the public. Some of the items made
possible by the generous donations from local businesses include:
Because of the
widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community has the ability to
donate directly to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund, to provide a 3 credit
course scholarship, to the free on-campus Food Locker, and many other worthy
causes for students in need.
For more Silent
Auction details including how to bid and browse all auction items visit: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/starry-night-2020.
learn more about Starry Night, please go to http://www.carrollcc.edu/starrynight.
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Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing
lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll)
provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers,
enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. Carroll offers academic
and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and
universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities.
Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert
faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and
services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since
1993, the College has served more than 136,000 students of all ages and
backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road,
Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at www.carrollcc.edu.
The Carroll Community College Foundation
is a non-profit 501c (3) corporation that is dedicated to the development of
financial resources to support the educational needs of all students,
businesses and the community. For more information about the Foundation, please
call 410-386-8151 or visit our website at https://www.carrollcc.edu/Donors/