CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Each year hundreds of Prairie State College students turn to the PSC Foundation for assistance paying for tuition, fees, and textbooks.
To provide financial assistance for current and future PSC students, the PSC Foundation is hosting its annual scholarship fundraiser from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Olympia Fields Country Club, at 2800 Country Club Drive.
This year, the PSC Foundation is celebrating 40 years of providing scholarships to students.
“When PSC students face financial struggles, including job loss, medical bills, or children’s school expenses that take priority over their own the PSC Foundation is able to assist students to achieve their educational goals,” said Foundation President Anthony Maoloni, who chairs the event. “With the generosity of community supporters who will join us for this celebration of scholarships, no PSC student will have to choose between paying a medical bill or buying a textbook.”
The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and a performance by the PSC Pioneer Jazz Band featuring students and led by Eugene Vinyard.
Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Directors emeriti will be honored, including Calvin Bellamy, Pamela Caddick, Robert Christopher, Chuck Gruberman, William Kiehl, Dr. E. Timothy Lightfield, Dr. Judith Marwick, Charles M. Peters, and James M. Troutman. The PSC Foundation also will recognize its newly designated directors emeriti, including Lois Anthonisen, Martha Kabbes Hesse, Dr. Keith Reich, and Anne Oppenheimer. Also during dinner, members of the college’s award-winning speech team will present dramatic readings of student scholarship essays, and the “Stand Up for Scholars” quick pledge event will be highlighted. After dinner, the Southland Jazz Collective will perform.
Auction items include two hours of landscape consultation, a weekend in a Gold Coast condo, tickets to various sporting events and other performances, lessons in watercolor painting, holiday gift wrapping, day for four at the Morton Arboretum, electronics, various themed gift baskets, gift cards and much more.
Information on how to donate is available at prairiestate.edu/foundation/scholarship-events/special-event.
Reservations are being accepted, but space is limited. Individual tickets are $175. A portion of each ticket may be tax deductible. A vegetarian meal option also is available by advance reservation.
For more information, to purchase tickets for the event, or to donate to the PSC Foundation, call (708) 709-3631.