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Sussex County Community College Foundation holds annual fundraiser

ANDOVER, NJ (Sussex County) – Guests who attended this year’s Funding Their Future event, Sussex County Community College’s premier fundraising event, enjoyed an evening of music, delicious food, and the chance to mingle while helping students achieve their academic goals.

Once again, the event was hosted at scenic Perona Farms in Andover on Wednesday, Nov. 29, with over 130 people in attendance. Guests enjoyed a reception with cocktails and light fare from local restaurants and students in the College’s Culinary Arts program.

An ongoing silent auction accompanied by festive music created an atmosphere of enjoyment for all. Welcome remarks came from Stan Kula, executive director of the Foundation, and Roger Thomas, Foundation chair, along with a video presentation.

The College’s annual scholarship event has taken place for the past 23 years and helps bridge the financial gap for SCCC students. Through fundraising events such as Funding Their Future, the Foundation brings together area business leaders, College alums, faculty, students, and staff to assist Sussex students financially. This past year, the Foundation awarded more than $160,000 in scholarship funds to eligible students.

“It’s a wonderful evening that brings the community together to support our students, the College, and the programs offered here,” said Executive Foundation Director Stan Kula. “The Foundation is so grateful for the support from our attendees, our business partners, and the community.”

The College Foundation works to establish and maintain partnerships with corporate and Foundation donors. This year’s Platinum Event Sponsor was Thorlabs, along with the many community partners that sponsored the event.

Join the many donors who have ensured, through their generosity, the success of students and graduates at Sussex. For more information on how to impact a student’s life, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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