Union County College Foundation to Host 31st Annual Scholarship Gala

Cranford, NJ – Join the Union County College Foundation on October 20 for the 31st Annual Scholarship Gala. The event will be held at the Westwood in Garwood beginning at 6pm and the theme is “90 Years of Excellence: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future.” This year, the Foundation will be honoring Bristol Myers Squibb, Thomas Bracken, and J. Anthony Manger.

The Gala is the Foundation’s signature fundraising event of the year providing financial support for Union students and helps to ensure that economic status is not a roadblock to academic success. The Foundation allocates resources for scholarships, housing, emergency funding, and more.

This year, Tom Bracken, President and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, who has consistently exemplified leadership and dedication to the growth of the greater New Jersey community, is being recognized as the 2023 Man of the year. Bristol Myers Squibb is being recognized as the 2023 Corporate Partner of the Year for their outstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility and their pivotal role in advancing education. J. Anthony Manger, Esq. will be the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Fiat Lux Award in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to illuminating paths for others.

“We look forward to honoring these deserving recipients who have been champions of our students through their generous support of the Foundation. Our honorees, and all who support the College’s Foundation, are critical in helping us fulfill our mission of transforming our community, one student at a time. Sometimes the difference to getting a student to graduation is a Foundation scholarship. Every little bit helps and is appreciated,” stated Union President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin.

The Union County College Foundation Gala is selling tickets and has sponsorship opportunities available. For more information on the Union County College Foundation Gala, please visit www.ucc.edu/gala2023, contact the Foundation office at (908) 709-7505 or email foundation@ucc.edu.