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2018 Gala


Our Distinguished Leaders event celebrates Great Bay’s special connection to our industry and community partners while raising funds that help dozens of students gain a college education. Over the last five years, through corporate and individual generosity, we have raised over $1.5 million in support of this effort. This year, we seek to raise at least $250,000.

Our goal is to provide students with a quality, affordable, and accessible college education.  Our academic programs and corporate trainings help build a strong workforce in New Hampshire. We serve over 2,000 students each year.  In 2018,  over 300 students graduated in a variety of fields and many more transferred onto four-year institutions.  We proudly serve New Hampshire citizens, over 90% of our students live and work in the Granite State.  Our students are your friends, your neighbors, and your employees.  Our students stay in NH upon graduation and contribute to the community in many ways!  Over 70% of our students request financial assistance in order to make their education and long-term goals a reality.


2018 Gala

Schedule


Thursday, November 1, 2018
at the Wentworth by the Sea
588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH 03854
www.wentworth.com

6:00pm - Cocktail Reception and Hors d'oeuvres

7:00pm - Welcome and Dinner (Wentworth Ballroom)

7:45pm - Student Speakers

8:05pm - Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Award

8:15pm - Presentation of Distinguished Citizen Award

8:30pm - Gala Ends

DRESS: Business Attire


Schedule

Honorees


Craig Welch

Distinguished Citizen

As the Executive Director for the Portsmouth (NH) Housing Authority, Craig oversees a $83 million housing portfolio with eleven properties and 600 affordable housing units in the City of Portsmouth, as well as a Resident Services Coordination Program and a Housing Choice Voucher program that serves more than 750 seniors and families in the region.

Christopher Delisle

Distinguished Alumni

As the Manager of Business Process Re-Engineering at LTC Partners, a large-scale insurance and benefits administrator, Chris leads a process improvement team that focuses on delivering speed, quality, and best-in-class service to customers. Chris designed and guides a seven-point improvement process to define issues, quickly implement change, and foster a continual improvement culture.

Who We Are


Who We Are Who We Are Who We Are
Great Bay Community College (GBCC) a public community college, was founded in 1945 as the State Trade School of Portsmouth. In 1949, it was renamed "New Hampshire Technical Institute - Portsmouth". In 2008, the College changed its name to Great Bay Community College, the current name derives from nearby Great Bay, the largest tidal estuary in New Hampshire. The college is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The main campus is in Portsmouth at the Pease International Tradeport with an additional campus in Rochester.

For almost 75 years, Great Bay has been improving the lives of New Hampshire’s residents by providing affordable, accessible, quality education and training programs that align with the needs of New Hampshire’s businesses and communities.  Great Bay is dedicated to the educational, professional, and personal success of its students; a skilled workforce for our state’s businesses; and a strong New Hampshire economy.

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Sponsor Event


$10000

Chancellor's Circle

  • •3 VIP tables of 8
  • •Logo included on all gala marketing materials (invitation, social media, website, venue signage)
  • •Verbal recognition at event
  • •Recognition in program with full page ad/message
  • •Recognition on banner at Portsmouth campus
  • •Recognition in donor bulletin and employee newsletter
  • •Logo on event program back cover
$5000

President's List

  • •2 VIP table of 8
  • •Logo included on all gala marketing materials (invitation, social media, website, venue signage)
  • •Verbal recognition at event
  • •Recognition in program with ½ page ad/message
  • •Recognition on banner at Portsmouth campus
  • •Recognition in donor bulletin and employee newsletter
$2500

Faculty Fellow

  • •1 VIP Table of 8
  • •Logo included on all gala marketing materials (invitation, social media, website, venue signage)
  • •Verbal recognition at event
  • •Recognition in program with ¼ page ad/message
  • •Recognition in donor bulletin and employee newsletter
$1000

Honor Roll

  • •4 VIP Tickets to Gala
  • •Logo included on all gala marketing materials (invitation, social media, website, venue signage)
  • •Verbal recognition at event
  • •Recognition in program
  • •Recognition in donor bulletin and employee newsletter

Gala Tickets


Gala Tickets

1 Ticket to Gala

Want to join us at the Gala but are unable to be sponsor? Here is your chance! We have a limited number of tickets available for our friends and colleagues that want to be a part of the special night. These tickets will go fast! Includes 1 ticket to the 2018 Distinguished Leaders Gala. If you purchase additional tickets we can’t guarantee that the seats will be at the same table.

$125

2 Tickets to Gala

Want to join us at the Gala but are unable to be sponsor? Here is your chance! We have a limited number of tickets available for our friends and colleagues that want to be a part of the special night. These tickets will go fast. Includes 2 tickets at the same table to the 2018 Distinguished Leaders Gala.. If you purchase additional tickets we can’t guarantee that the seats will be at the same table.

$250

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