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Foundation Raised Over $155,000 for Student Success

Three Union students hold the “Big Check” presented to the Foundation from the golf committee. From left are Union County College Foundation Executive Director Doug Rouse, Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel, Union students, Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, and Golf Committee Co-Chairman John Richel.

CRANFORD – Over two hundred golfers, diners, and volunteers from around New Jersey and beyond joined together at the Union County College Foundation’s 29th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing. Held on April 26, this event raised over $155,000 in support of its mission to accelerate the pace of student success. The annual Golf Outing is held each spring and the Foundation was pleased to host the event at Fiddler’s Elbow in Bedminster, NJ. Thanks to the generosity and support of key community and business leaders over the last five years, the Foundation has had a generational impact on the Union County community by funding nearly $6 million in direct scholarship and grant support in furtherance of the core mission of the College, to provide students with a high-quality and affordable education.

This year, White Claw Hard Seltzer was the key sponsor for the golf outing. Their support will help the Foundation continue to expand the opportunities available for Union students.

“Thank you to White Claw for being this year’s signature sponsor for our golf outing. Your corporate leadership in support of our mission will translate into our ability to have a positive impact on student success. White Claw is helping to ease the financial burden on our students that will allow them to focus on their academics and graduate,” stated Foundation Executive Director Doug Rouse.

This year’s golf committee was comprised of 16 members of our community who led the charge to ensure a successful day for everyone. “As we have all seen over the past year, trying to organize and produce a successful event has been trying. The pandemic has impacted everything that we do. However, our committee did not sit idly by but instead worked tirelessly so that we could have a great day for all our golfers. Their dedication to our mission helped make this year’s outing one of our most successful,” stated Doug Rouse.

For information about the Foundation’s annual events, please contact the Executive Director of the Foundation Doug Rouse at douglas.rouse@ucc.edu or (908) 709-7505.