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HGTC Foundation Announces HTC as Gala Premier Event Sponsor
15th Annual HGTC Foundation Gala Receives Support from HTC

Check presentation at HGTC
(left to right) Mr. Von Todd, HTC Chief Executive of Corporate Strategy; Mr. Carlton Lewis, HTC Chief Executive Officer; Mrs. Shannon Detzler, HGTC Foundation President & CEO; Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President; Mrs. Sarah Bonnoitt, HTC Director of Government Affairs; Mr. Kevin Cox, HTC Senior Strategic Account Advisor

(CONWAY, SC) - The Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation is pleased to announce that HTC will serve as the Premier Event Sponsor for the HGTC Foundation Annual Gala being held on Saturday, March 4, 2023. This sponsorship is crucial to funding student scholarships for the HGTC community.

The Annual Gala is the major fundraising event for the year and includes an hors d'oeuvre and champagne reception, live entertainment, virtual silent auction, a delicious gourmet five-course dinner prepared by HGTC professional chef instructors and students. The event will be held at the HGTC International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach and raise funds to support the culinary programs and scholarships for students attending HGTC.

“We are thrilled to have HTC as the Premier Event Sponsor of the 2023 Annual Gala,” said Mrs. Shannon Detzler, HGTC Foundation President & CEO. “HTC is the perfect brand to continue the title sponsorship. The committed support of a sponsor like HTC and the loyalty of our attendees are what makes this the best event of the year. Over the past 14 years, the Annual Gala has raised over $1,000,000. We are hopeful that this year we can continue our tradition of success.”

“HTC has always believed that investing in our local youth is critical to the continued growth and success of our community,” said Carlton Lewis, HTC Chief Executive Officer. “HTC’s local cooperative roots align well with HGTC Foundation’s mission of supporting deserving students in our communities.”

“The Annual Gala event has been an extraordinary success for the College raising over one million dollars in the past fourteen years for scholarships, student support, and numerous college projects,” said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President. “We are so pleased with the continued support from HTC, one of our most loyal business and industry partners.”

The purpose of the HGTC Foundation is to raise funds to support the programs, services and activities of HGTC, its students and employees, and to create and cultivate positive relationships between the College and the community. The HGTC Foundation invites the community to become involved as the College continues to foster its reputation as a high-quality learning and teaching institution with a student-centered environment. The community can enhance this vision with financial support for scholarships, programs, facilities, or other needs; donation of equipment or technology; mentoring students; providing internships; and service on various academic or foundation advisory boards.

The Virtual Silent Auction will take place February 17 - March 4. The virtual silent auction packages can be viewed on the HGTC Foundation Auction website. Auction items will include Chef-Catered Dinner Parties, Spa Packages, Dining & Nightlife Attractions, Travel Packages, and more.

Sponsored by:

Presenting: Horry Telephone Cooperative
Food Sponsor: US Foods
Golf Car Sponsor: Ocean Lakes Golf Cars
Wine Sponsor: South Atlantic Bank
Trip Sponsor: Merrill Lynch – Reid Folline
Cocktail Sponsor: Tito’s Vodka
Craft Beer Sponsor: Tidal Creek Brewery (PENDING)
Entertainment Sponsor: Coastal-Luxe Interiors
Table Sponsors - Carolina Radiology, Coastal Carolina National Bank, McLeod Health, Performance Food Service, Philanthropist.com-Greg Everette, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Sea Captains Restaurant, South Atlantic Bank, Truist Bank