CNCC Foundation Dinner succeeds at raising big scholarship funds

CNCC President Russell George, left, is seen here thanking CNCC Foundation Dinner emcee, CNCC Foundation Board member and Rangely Junior College Board Member Sam Tolley and Mayor Frank Huitt for creating the Rangely Community Scholarship Fund with $500 donations each and challenging the audience to join them by adding to the fund. It grew to more than $4,000 by the end of the evening.

A nearly full house was on hand Monday night for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s annual CNCC Foundation Dinner held on the campus in Rangely. Becky Dubbert, the college public information officer and assistant to CNCC President Russell George, said there were 191 tickets sold and 184 diners showed up for the event. The entertainment for the evening was The Green Room from Grand Junction.
A nearly full house was on hand Monday night for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s annual CNCC Foundation Dinner held on the campus in Rangely. Becky Dubbert, the college public information officer and assistant to CNCC President Russell George, said there were 191 tickets sold and 184 diners showed up for the event. The entertainment for the evening was The Green Room from Grand Junction.
RANGELY I ­The Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) Foundation held its 11th annual Foundation Dinner Dance on Saturday in the Weiss Colorado Room, and the gathering was a sweeping success toward gathering scholarship funds from those in attendance.

Approximately 180 dinner guests attended for almost a full house. Participants were entertained with silent and live auctions, as well as recognition of student scholarship recipients and donor appreciation awards.

Recognized for its constant willingness to help out when requested, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation District was honored at the annual CNCC Foundation Dinner on campus Saturday night. From left are: CNCC President Russell George, CNCC Foundation President Peggy Rector, dinner emcee and CNCC Board Member Sam Tolley and WRBM Recreation District representatives Kirstin Cushman, Camilla Kennedy and Bethany Green.
Recognized for its constant willingness to help out when requested, the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation District was honored at the annual CNCC Foundation Dinner on campus Saturday night. From left are: CNCC President Russell George, CNCC Foundation President Peggy Rector, dinner emcee and CNCC Board Member Sam Tolley and WRBM Recreation District representatives Kirstin Cushman, Camilla Kennedy and Bethany Green.
Master of ceremonies Sam Tolley welcomed the crowd and pointed out the student scholarship recipients scrolling on the screen and also introduced recipients actually present at the dinner. He also announced that a good portion of the proceeds from the annual dinner dance were earmarked for additional student scholarships.
Tolley talked about the silent auction and invited bidders to take a look at items and place their bids. He then asked attendees to examine the business appreciation banner on the wall above the silent auction, which thanked all the supporters from Rangely’s businesses and also those in the CNCC surrounding area.
One of the largest contributions during Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Annual Foundation Dinner was a check for $2,000 from Deserado Mine to be earmarked for scholarships. From left to right are CNCC Foundation President Peggy Rector and Deserado’s Jeff Dubbert, Shad Peters and Mark Neumeir. Chevron also donated $16,000 to the foundation for scholarships.
One of the largest contributions during Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Annual Foundation Dinner was a check for $2,000 from Deserado Mine to be earmarked for scholarships. From left to right are CNCC Foundation President Peggy Rector and Deserado’s Jeff Dubbert, Shad Peters and Mark Neumeir. Chevron also donated $16,000 to the foundation for scholarships.
Dinner guests enjoyed a wonderful prime rib dinner provided by Sodexo and relaxed to the music performed by ”Green Room,” featuring Shae Bramer and Kellen Michael from Grand Junction.
Tolley introduced auctioneer Les Mergelman as he began the live auction with the CNCC Rodeo Club coach and students up for bid to work to earn money for their club. Not only were the rodeo students flexing their muscles with multiple one-armed push-ups, they also fully engaged and entertained the audience.
CNCC President Russell George, left, is seen here thanking CNCC Foundation Dinner emcee, CNCC Foundation Board member and Rangely Junior College Board Member Sam Tolley and Mayor Frank Huitt for creating the Rangely Community Scholarship Fund with $500 donations each and challenging the audience to join them by adding to the fund. It grew to more than $4,000 by the end of the evening.
CNCC President Russell George, left, is seen here thanking CNCC Foundation Dinner emcee, CNCC Foundation Board member and Rangely Junior College Board Member Sam Tolley and Mayor Frank Huitt for creating the Rangely Community Scholarship Fund with $500 donations each and challenging the audience to join them by adding to the fund. It grew to more than $4,000 by the end of the evening.
When the club members were all sold, Mergelman shifted the bidding to all live auction items donated for the event.
After the auction, attention was drawn back to “Green Room,” which continued to entertain.