Rowan College at Gloucester County

Rowan College Foundation To Host Annual Scholarship Benefit

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
Date: 3/20/2019

​Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) will celebrate its annual Scholarship Benefit on Friday, April 12, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Estate at Monroe in Williamstown. The benefit will recognize two worthy organizations for their tremendous support – the Give Something Back Foundation and the South Jersey Federal Credit Union.

A nonprofit organization founded by philanthropist, entrepreneur and author Robert O. Carr, the Give Something Back Foundation supports college-bound students from low-income families by providing scholarships and mentoring programs, helping them to graduate in four years, with little or no debt. In 2017, the organization donated $500,000 to RCGC – the largest donation in the College's history – to fund scholarships for students who have faced economic hardships or other challenges such as the incarceration of a parent or foster care.

In addition, the South Jersey Federal Credit Union will be honored as RCGC's 2019 "Business Partner of the Year." South Jersey Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving more than 45,000 members and over 600 employee groups throughout South Jersey. The credit union is a premier partner of the College's Business and Corporate Center, an active participant in RCGC's Cooperative Education Program and provides numerous internship and scholarship opportunities to students of the College.

This April's scholarship benefit marks another year of promoting student achievement through scholarships for in-need and deserving students. Since the benefit's inception, formerly referred to as the Gala, the Foundation has raised over $950,000 to support student success by bringing together area business leaders, dignitaries, college alumni, faculty, students and staff to financially assist RCGC scholars. During the past year, the Foundation has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to eligible students.

The Foundation's annual Scholarship Benefit promises to be an enjoyable evening of dining, dancing and entertainment with friends and colleagues – all to support student scholarships. Attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres, in addition to a sit down dinner, dancing and musical performances by RCGC's Music Society and John Clark's Little Big Band. The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy an evening of fine dining, entertainment and camaraderie, while supporting a good cause and taking time to honor two organizations that have done so much for the students of RCGC.

Tickets are $150 a person and can be purchased online at RCGC.edu/AnnualBenefit. For more information, call 856-681-6242 or email cmille27@rcgc.edu.

The Rowan College Foundation was formed in 1969 to serve as a link between the college and community. The Foundation gives special thanks to this year's event sponsors: Garrison Architects, IBEW Local Union 351, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, Carpenters Local 255, Archer Law, Bowman and Company, Greyhawk, Republic Bank, TD Bank, and Wilmington University.

Rowan College at Gloucester County's 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 or Route 55.