Alvin Community College Foundation donors got their groove on to support student scholarships and college programs at the 20th annual Foundation Gala on Nov. 8.

Donations were raised through live and silent auctions during the gala. Local band Nick and the Groove provided music for the event.

The foundation also collected $100 individual donations as part of the Adopt A Grant program for dual enrollment scholarships, the welding program, the ACC Lab School Snow Day, baseball and softball teams, the honors program, the culinary arts program and more.

The college has had a busy year thus far posting its highest enrollment and receiving national recognition for student achievement.

“This fall, ACC broke a new enrollment record and just this week we were once again named among the top 150 community colleges in America by the Aspen Institute,” ACC President Christal M. Albrecht told supporters during the gala. “Thanks to each and every one of you who help support ACC. We could not do it without your support.”

The gala is the Foundation's biggest fundraiser, and proceeds are used to fund student scholarships, innovative grants and three staff excellence awards.

“The funds raised tonight will help our students in their academic career whether they are getting their basics and transferring to a four-year institution or they are getting a certificate and the training to go to work,” ACC Foundation President Shirley Brothers said. “Proceeds from this evening will also assist faculty and our amazing programs at ACC.”

The ACC Foundation is a 501c (3) non-profit organization that supports the mission of the college.

The foundation offers numerous opportunities to make a difference in students’ lives through scholarship endowments, donations and more.

For information about how to donate to the foundation, call 281-756-3600 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/Foundation.

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