Lone Star College Foundation's StarGala 2013 set for April 27

HOUSTON (April 2, 2013) –The Lone Star College Foundation’s StarGala 2013 is scheduled for April 27, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott from 6:30 p.m.-midnight.

This annual event themed “The Way We Were” reflects back on the pop culture and sports champions of 1973 — the year LSCS students began attending classes.

“This is our major fundraiser for scholarships for Lone Star College students,” said Darcy Mingoia, executive director of the LSC Foundation. “This year we anticipate record-setting revenue thanks to the generosity of PBK, Inc., a $50,000 table sponsor.”

New co-chairs Ian and Linn Powell will be heading up the event that includes dinner, dancing to The 5th Avenue Band, shopping the live and silent auctions as well as an opportunity to donate a $500 “Support a Student” scholarship. The event is black tie optional or 70s vintage clothing.

This year’s program pays tribute to the Tomball Regional Medical Center and Massey Villarreal. 

Tomball Regional Medical Center is being honored for its outstanding support of the Lone Star College System health care programs including numerous student scholarships funded by the hospital’s auxiliary and the donation of the land where the  new education facility for Lone Star College-Tomball is housed.  Bud Wethington, chief executive officer of the Tomball Regional Medical Center, will accept the award at the gala. 

Massey Villarreal is being honored for his outstanding support of the LSCS and its mission and vision to provide education for our community’s residents.  Villarreal is chairman of the LSCS Chancellor’s Hispanic Advisory Committee and has been instrumental in helping reach new supporters throughout the state. 

Guests will also hear from student scholarship winners as they describe their experiences attending a Lone Star College.

Top sponsors are PBK, Inc., The Woodlands Waterway Marriot Hotel & Convention Center, Caldwell Cos., Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, The Feldman Family, Bob and Darcy Mingoia, Noble Energy and Precision Task Group.   Other sponsors include Canteen Energy, Gilbane, Joiner Partnership, Inc, and Valence Operating Co. 

Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are still available.  For more details, contact Judy Lux, special events manager, LSC Foundation at 832.813.6640 or by email at Judy.Lux@LoneStar.edu

Established as a 501(c)(3) Type I nonprofit corporation, the LSC Foundation’s mission is to raise money to support students, faculty and programs of the LSCS. Through StarGala, the annual golf tournament, and the generous support of individuals, corporations, businesses and other organizations, the foundation is able to grant more than $700,000 in scholarships annually to students attending Lone Star Colleges. For more information, visit the Foundation online at LoneStarCollegeFoundation.org.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park , Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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