Record $74K raised for CNC students at Global Gourmet gala
A record $74,259 was raised for equipment, scholarships and bursaries for CNC students at the sixth annual Global Gourmet gala, CNC board members heard Friday during their meeting.
More than 160 people attended the sold-out event, which featured cuisine from around the world prepared by the college’s Professional Cook students.
“I honestly never thought we could beat last year’s record of $58,000 in one evening,” said Randall Heidt, CNC Executive Director External Relations. “We are so grateful to our very generous donors, who made this possible. The funds will help students reach their educational, career and life goals, which benefits everyone in the north in the long run.”
More than $39,000 will go towards purchasing new equipment such as: IV poles, anatomy models, 3D projectors, precision measuring tools, blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes and more.
“That’s my favourite part about this fundraiser. The donors actually put equipment right into the students’ hands,” Heidt said.
More than $14,000 was donated toward the Dr. Chong Lim Endowment fund, which will continuously provide scholarships and bursaries for Medical Radiography Technology students. More than $18,000 was also donated toward other awards for MRT students.
Those who would like to buy equipment for students can visit http://www.cnc.bc.ca/Visiting/Fundraising/ggourmet/wishlist.htm
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