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BC Foundation Scholarship Soirée raises more than $200,000 for scholarships

BC Foundation Scholarship Soirée raises more than $200,000 for scholarships

Mon Oct 7, 2019

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Brazosport College Foundation Scholarship Soiree Chairs Matthew and Natalie Broaddus speak during the biennial Scholarship Soiree at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College.

The Brazosport College Foundation recently hosted its biennial Scholarship Soirée, with attendees enjoying a 1920s-themed celebration filled with fun and good times. More importantly, however, was the amount of money the event raised for student scholarships.

The “Sip Sip Soirée: A Speakeasy Affair” event at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College brought in more than $200,000 that will be used toward scholarships through the Brazosport College Foundation.

The Soirée raised a bulk of its money through gifts from community members, local businesses and a live auction. More than 350 people attended the event

The Soirée was underwritten by Dow. Other sponsors included BASF Corporation; Olin Corporation; Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP; Freeport LNG; Kennemer, Masters & Lunsford, LLC; K-Bin, Inc.; Phillips 66; Birdsong Real Estate; Brazosport Tire; Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC; Family Fitness, Inc./Marquis Construction Services; Gary & Ruth Hockstra; Charles Johnson Law Firm; The Kageler & Warny Families; A Taste for Nature Steering Team — Marty & Carole Cornell, Sam & Mickey Dufilho, Heardy & Lisa Myers, Ken & Linda Sluis and Ravi & Pam Singhania; Bill & Diane Tasto, George & Trish Franklin, George & Anita Rau, Robert & Karen Perryman and Gerald & Serena Andrews; USA DeBusk; Texas Gulf Bank; Vencorex US, Inc.; CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport; MEGlobal, CenterPoint Energy, Gateway Mortgage Group; and Terracon.

The event was chaired by Matthew and Natalie Broaddus, while Rich and Trudy Wells were the honorary chairs.

This was the Brazosport College Foundation’s fifth biennial Scholarship Soirée. Since the event’s inception in 2011, more than $1.5 million has been raised for BC student scholarships.

One of the many students attending BC on a scholarship, Tyler Krebs, spoke about how her college education has been assisted by a scholarship through the BC Foundation.

Guests at the Scholarship Soirée also enjoyed a multitude of other activities, including live music produced by the Grand Ol’ Production Co., featuring Will Hearn, Blue Water Highway, the Dirty River Dixie Band and other local talents; fine dining; libations and plenty of dancing. The Soirée also featured a raffle, sponsored by Paul and Becky Kageler, with one lucky guest winning a getaway for two at a choice of one of Hotel ZaZa’s four boutique hotels in Texas

To learn more about Brazosport College or the Brazosport College Foundation, call (979) 230-3163.

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Brazosport College Peer Recruiters and students, from left, Derek Bock, Tatyana Diaz, Sabrina Rocha, Haley Helms and Kyrell Peterson, pose for a photo before attending the BC Foundation’s Scholarship Soiree.

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Brazosport College student and scholarship recipient Tyler Krebs talks about how a scholarship has assisted her during the Brazosport College Foundation’s Scholarship Soiree at the Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College.