Glendale Community College campus
1500 N. Verdugo Road
GCC Foundation President Ellyn Semler: “We are planning a very special evening that will celebrate GCC’s excellent educational opportunities and programs. The Gala will be festive, fun and beautiful,” she says. “Like all public education in California, the College has had to make many budget cuts which has affected its ability to provide classes, update classrooms and equipment, etc. so we hope to raise at least $250,000 to help support campus needs. It’s ambitious but with the community behind us, especially those that benefit from hiring our students, we are optimistic that we can achieve our goal.”
Foundation Gala Chair Pat Crouch: “This is an absolutely first-class event to showcase the college to the community. We are thrilled that Dr. and Mrs. John Davitt have accepted the position of Honorary Chairs, and Mr. and Mrs. Bhupesh Parikh will receive the Outstanding Philanthropist Award.” Crouch says the campus will be involved in every aspect of the event from catering by the culinary arts department to entertainment from its exceptional visual and performing arts. “I believe that to understand an environment, you need to feel, experience and touch it.” She welcomes business and members of the community to attend the Gala.