Foundation’s Spring Fundraiser to Feature Silent Auction

Photo of Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Center for Student Advancement on a sunny day with blue skies and white clouds.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation’s spring scholarship event will take place April 27, and tickets are still available for the annual fundraiser.

The program, titled “The Future Lives Here,” runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Center for Student Advancement’s Chris Smith Multipurpose Room. Tickets are $100 per person ($70 is tax deductible) and can be purchased through the PCC Foundation website. Proceeds are used to fund student scholarships and various educational activities at the college throughout the academic year.

“The spring event is our second-largest fundraiser each year, behind only the Down East Holiday Show, so its success is important to the foundation’s mission of supporting Pitt Community College and its students,” PCC Events Coordinator Jennifer Vogt said. “In any given semester, more than 65 percent of Pitt students are receiving at least some form of financial assistance. We want them to earn the credentials they’re seeking at PCC before entering the local workforce, and scholarships go a long way toward ensuring that happens.”

Vogt says this month’s fundraiser will feature The Wandering Tavern, an eastern North Carolina-based mobile boutique bar, serving cocktails prior to dinner, which will be catered by Carryout by Chrislyn. She said an in-person silent auction will run throughout the evening.

“We’ll have a diverse selection of wonderful items up for bidding,” Vogt said. “The auction will be in-person only, so prospective bidders must be present in order to participate.”

Vogt said some of the items local businesses have already donated for the auction include:

  • 24-inch cast iron discada and burner stand from Carolina Cooker;
  • Pamlico River Getaway;
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes monthly coupon book;
  • Refreshology massage and facial gift certificate;
  • Two Parker’s Barbecue tailgate baskets (includes a meal for 10);
  • Round of golf for four at Brook Valley Country Club;
  • Hammock from The Hammock Source;
  • A pair of four-month memberships to Champions; and
  • Jenni K. Jewelry handmade sterling silver and onyx earrings.

Vogt says various levels of event sponsorship are still available. For more details, email Vogt at jhvogt453@my.pittcc.edu or call (252) 493-7496.