Annual Opportunity Award Gala
We are proud to honor Mashama Bailey, award-winning chef and co-founder of Grey Spaces on Friday, April 14, 2023. Proceeds will benefit Savannah Culinary Institute students. Reception starts at 6:15PM, followed by dinner at 7PM in the Eckburg Auditorium (5717 White Bluff Road, 31405).
Founded in 1929 as The Opportunity School, this annual signature event began with our 75th anniversary year in 2004. From the very beginning, this institution has been creating opportunities through technical education. The Opportunity Gala honors deserving civic leaders for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. They have demonstrated a commitment to creating opportunities for Georgians both locally and at the state level.
Past recipients include: Former Governor Zell Miller, Arnold Tenenbaum, Judge Griffin Bell, Tom Coleman, Dick Eckburg, Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr., Bob and Alice Jepson, Howard Morrison, Stratton Leopold, Chef Jean-Yves Vendeville, Ted Kleisner, Kevin Jackson, and Dr. Bill Cathcart. While engaged in a major gifts campaign, the gala event celebrated four campaign priorities raising funds for advanced manufacturing, culinary arts/heritage tourism, health sciences, and technology. View our previous years’ Honorees and Photo Galleries
$5,000 Sponsor – Table
(table of eight with logo in the program)
$1,500 Sponsor – Two Tickets
(two seats plus name/logo in the program)
$500 General Admission ticket
Note online ticket sales include 2.85% credit card service fee. Checks payable to “Savannah Technical College Foundation” may be sent for sponsorships and tickets to ATTN: Robert Grant, Savannah Technical College Foundation, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405.
Tribute to Community STARs
17th annual event – coming October 2023
This event recognizes unsung heroes in our community. The first Tribute to Community STARs event was held in April 2007 and began a tradition of celebrating the achievements and contributions attained by the outstanding men and women in our community. Often times, we don’t take the opportunity to say thank you to others for a job well done or to recognize the impact one has made in the community. The Savannah Technical College Foundation honors these individuals that make a difference! Your gifts, through sponsorships, tickets, and silent auction purchases, support Savannah Technical College’s mission of workforce development in our region.
Learn more about the Tribute to Community STARs event and sponsoring a STAR.