Golf Tournament – Cancelled
We were all disappointed to have canceled the 2021 annual golf tournament. Please check back in spring, as we hope to be golfing with you in 2022.
Director Plans Revised Opportunities
Since 1999, the Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament has been a major event for the Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation to raise funds for student scholarships. Unfortunately, there are also financial costs involved with such a large event. “Sadly, in recent years these escalating costs have hampered our fundraising goals,” says Foundation Executive Director, Wendy Patton.
As with many other things in our lives, the pandemic made it even more challenging for the Foundation to hold events like the Founder’s Cup. “We do not yet know how the pandemic might affect the tournament this year,” Patton says. “For those reasons, we are putting a ‘pause’ on the tournament, allowing us to regroup, explore strategies for a ‘Tournament 2.0,’ and look to new opportunities to raise awareness of the Foundation’s mission of helping CGCC ‘build dreams and transform lives.'”
“One such opportunity is just around the corner when the college celebrates its new skills center and student residence hall with a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Sept. 11,” she continues. “The Foundation will have a big role in that event. We look forward to seeing you there!”
Did you know that as little as $20 a month can help a student in need complete their educational goals? CGCC students come from our community and go back to work in our community. They are our nurses, our teachers, and soon, our construction workers and supervisors, engineers, manufacturers and welders, and airplane mechanics.
Helping students now means helping our community grow in the future. And that’s something to celebrate!