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HGTC Foundation to Host 16th Annual Gala - March 2

(Conway, SC) 02/22/2024

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The Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation Board of Directors is delighted to announce the much-anticipated 16th Annual Gala, themed "Passport to Paris," sponsored by MINDZERØ. The gala will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the prestigious HGTC International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. Each year, the HGTC Foundation invites the community to participate in the virtual silent auction and attend this traditionally sold out, signature event to partake in an evening of elegance while supporting the mission of the HGTC Foundation.

Mrs. Shannon Detzler, President & CEO of the HGTC Foundation, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating, "The Annual Gala is a testament to our community's unwavering dedication to the success of HGTC students. We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors and attendees, whose contributions directly impact the lives of our students and the growth of our institution."

Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, President of HGTC, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the gala's significance in advancing the College's educational endeavors. Dr. Fore remarked, "The Annual Gala serves as a cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, enabling us to provide unparalleled educational opportunities for our students. We are immensely grateful for the continued support of our community partners and sponsors."

The Virtual Silent Auction, running from February 19 to March 2, will feature an array of enticing packages, including Chef-Catered Dinner Parties, Spa Packages, Dining & Nightlife Attractions, and Travel Packages. Interested participants can peruse the auction items and place their bids on the HGTC Foundation website.

The Gala promises an unforgettable experience, featuring an exquisite hors d'oeuvre and champagne reception, live entertainment, a virtual silent auction, and a five-course dinner meticulously crafted by HGTC professional chef instructors and students. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit scholarships for HGTC students.

The HGTC Foundation extends a warm invitation to the community to join in supporting its mission of fostering excellence in education. Individuals and businesses alike can contribute to this vision through financial donations, equipment or technology contributions, mentoring opportunities, internships, or service on academic or foundation advisory boards.

The HGTC Foundation Gala would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors.

HGTC Foundation Gala Sponsors 2024

Presenting Sponsor: MINDZERØ

Specialty Sponsors: Carolina Radiology, CRG Homes

Food Sponsor: US Foods

Table Sponsors: Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, Coastal Carolina National Bank, Horry Telephone Cooperative, McLeod Health, Nelson Mullins, Pittsburg Institute of Aeronautics, South Atlantic Bank, and Truist Bank

Established with the goal of enhancing educational opportunities at HGTC, the Foundation has been instrumental in raising over $1,000,000 through the Annual Gala over the past 15 years. This remarkable achievement underscores the collective commitment to excellence and innovation in education.

For more information about the 16th Annual Gala and to participate in the Virtual Silent Auction, please call 843-477-2105, email foundation@hgtc.edu, or visit the website.