events net $145k
DANIELSON — The QVCC Foundation raised $145,000 this fall to support students and programs at Quinebaug Valley Community College. The 30th Annual QVCC Foundation Golf Tournament and Tackle the Trail ™, exceeded fund-raising goals, thanks in large part to the outstanding generosity of sponsors and record level of participants.
Foundation President Joseph Adiletta said:  “I am honored to lead the QVCC Foundation and want to thank our ‘Village’ of sponsors, volunteers, runners, golfers, partners and all Foundation Members whose amazing support-both monetary and physical- helps us achieve our goals and helps hundreds of students achieve theirs at Quinebaug Valley Community College.”
The Golf Tournament was held at Connecticut National Golf Course in September. To mark the tournament’s milestone 30th anniversary, the event featured several $5,000 Tournament Sponsors: Brunet & Company Real Estate and NorthStar Home Loans, Foster Corporation and Putnam Plastics, Gerardi Insurance Services, Jewett City Savings Bank, and Sandhill Investment Management.
Always held the third Saturday in October, Tackle the Trail ™ celebrated its ninth year on Oct. 15. Runners from 21 states and three countries enjoyed some of the region’s most scenic trail systems. $5,000 Race Sponsor Whitcraft Group continued their commitment to the race and to employee health and wellness, with five teams participating in the marathon relay. The Newell D. Hale Foundation returned for a second year as the $5,000 TackleJR sponsor, which saw children ages 2-12 running a ½ mile course starting at the Farmers Market Pavilion and ending at the official Tackle Finish Line opposite the Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center in Putnam. Some 150 volunteers - Foundation members, QVCC faculty and staff, students, alumni, sponsors, service organizations and townspeople- demonstrated once again why Tackle the Trail truly is a “unique race in an amazing place.”
QVCC CEO Dr. Karen Hynick said:  “The QVCC Foundation and their membership speak volumes about the culture in northeast Connecticut—one of service to community and one that truly values the impact higher education can have on their future. Despite being one of the smallest of Connecticut’s public community colleges, QVCC is lucky to have one of the most prosperous foundations in the system.”


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