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Release date 02-08-13


KVCC hosts “An Evening of Jazz” scholarship event Friday, March 29 at Alfond Campus


Hinckley, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will host its 7 annual fund-raising gala, “An Evening of Jazz,” Friday, March 29 to raise money for student programs and resources.


This year for the first time, the semi-formal event will be held at KVCC’s new Harold Alfond Campus. It will include silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and music from the KVCC Faculty Jazz Band.


“The Jazz Gala has become a vital part of our efforts to support the needs of our students, and the generosity shown by those who attend this special event truly makes a difference,” Barbara W. Woodlee, President of KVCC, said. “Such support is critically important to those working to reach their educational goals, and in difficult economic times the need is great.”


Organized by the KVCC Foundation Board of Trustees, the gala is part of the annual campaign to raise funds for the needs of students and programs at the College.


The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. in the Alfond Recreation Center at the new KVCC campus on Route 201, formerly the central campus of the Good Will-Hinckley School.


Scholarships and other resources supported by the Jazz Gala make a significant difference in the ability of students to successfully complete their programs, and the Foundation Trustees and staff at KVCC work hard to raise funds from donors who recognize the importance of KVCC graduates to the community.


Supporting KVCC students is a great investment in the state and the economy.  Ninety-nine percent of KVCC students are Maine residents and 96 percent of the members of the Class of 2011 were employed and/or continuing their education within six months of graduation. Most KVCC graduates find jobs in Central Maine and contribute greatly to the local workforce, thereby enhancing the regional economy.


The gala’s success has grown over the years, with last year’s event attracting more than 200 donors, business partners, Foundation Board members, KVCC staff, students, alumni, and supporters from the community.


For more information on the Jazz Gala or other opportunities to support KVCC students, call 207-453-5020 or email



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