As Queensborough Community College’s annual grassroots, student fundraiser for scholarships, Walk to Aspire gives future students the Edge for Success. Each year students, faculty and staff organize themselves into teams and fundraise, culminating in a celebration where students walk 2 miles on the QCC Track. Established in 2007, the Walk to Aspire scholarships provide an opportunity for students in good academic standing to attend Queensborough.
Hosted by Interim President, Dr. Diane B. Call, the Board of Directors of the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc., and the Barnes & Nobles Impact Team, the Celebration of Donors is an event to thank all our public and private donors who have contributed during the previous year.
The Celebration of Donors takes place in December of each calendar year. Donors have the opportunity to meet scholarship recipients who have benefited from their generosity.
Revenues from the Annual Partners for Progress Gala support scholarships for our students, the QCC Art Gallery and the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. Through the funding from this Gala, QCC is able to attract, develop, and support hardworking and ambitious students who will become the skilled workforce of today and the leaders of tomorrow. It also allows QCC to reach out to the people of Queens and its surroundings with world-class programs, exhibits and lectures that enrich our community. The is the primary fundraiser for Queensborough Community College. The board of directors of the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc., the College’s non-profit organization, is the host for this Gala.
The 2013 Partners for Progress Gala will take place on Thursday, April 25th, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows - Corona Park. This year's Honorees will be an alumnus of Queensborough, Joseph Ficalora, Chairman, President and CEO of New York Community Bancorp. Dong Chan Kim, President, Korean American Civic Empowerment and John Kuitwaard, President, Metropolitan Food Services.
The Annual Partners for Progress Gala took place on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park.
Dr. Diane B. Call, Interim President (center) welcomes the honorees at the 2012 Partners Gala. Photographed at Terrace on the Park are Enid Schildkrout, Ph.D., QCC Art Gallery Partner; Benjamin H. Santos, R.N., CEO and President and his wife, Zenaida Santos, M.D., United Staffing Registry, Inc./United Home Care, Humanitarian Partners; Dr. Call; Daniel Simmons, Jr., Artist, Co-Founder and Chairman, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, QCC Art Gallery Partner; Rosemary Sullivan Zins, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Queensborough Community College; and Charlotte Biblow, Esq., Gala Chair.
Click here for Partners 2012 Press Release and Photos - "Queensborough Honors Leadership in Cultural Enrichment and Community Service"
The Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team consists of dedicated Queensborough Community College students who make time to volunteer because they feel it is important to give back to their school. Their goal is to meet donors, express their appreciation and to encourage continued giving so that other students may benefit from the same generosity.
Queensborough Community College Barnes & Noble Student Impact Team students have a strong desire for public service and agree to participate in training sessions and various special events, such as the Donor Appreciation Reception, President’s Circle Roundtables, the Partners for Progress Gala, and Borough Hall testimonies as representatives of the entire student body of Queensborough. They get involved in all preparations for special events including but not limited to public speaking.
We invite students to become members of the Queensborough Barnes & Noble Student Impact team and become part of the Queensborough extracurricular community.
Motivated students should call Ronni Weprin, Special Events Coordinator at 718-281-5510
or at email@example.com.