Foundation raises $100K+ at Opportunity Gala Honoring Gulfstream

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College’s Foundation raised more than $100,000 at the 19th annual Opportunity Gala honoring Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on March 28, 2024. Nearly 250 celebrated Gulfstream’s commitment to workforce development, hiring locally and building the region’s talent pipeline.

Led by event co-chairs Kay Ford (STCF Board Chair) and Monica Dorsey, the event honors deserving leaders and businesses in the local community for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. 

Thank you to the sponsors for their support of the event:

President’s Club: EnviroVac, Gulfstream, Savannah Economic Development Authority.

Dean’s List: Bank South; Coomer, Coomer & Routher, P.C.; Georgia Ports Authority; Goodwill Southeast Georgia; Naturals 2 Go; HunterMaclean Attorneys; The Pinyan Company; Rolls Royce; Savannah Hilton Head International Airport; Thomas & Hutton.

Alumni Club: Ameris Bank; Architecture 101; AT&T; Bonitz; Choate Construction; Club Car Championship; Dorsey Tire; Effingham County Industrial Development Authority; Ele and the Chef; Kinder Morgan; Hansen; Holland, Bromley, Barnhill & Brett; Image Hotels; International Paper; JIT Warehousing & Logistics; Karen & Ted Kleisner;  National Office Systems; Mary Reynolds Morrison; Savannah Area Chamber; Jacqueline & Ken Sirlin; and Sterling Seacrest Pritchard.

In-Kind: Thanks to WTOC-TV for the videos and Stage Front for event excellence.

The four-course menu featured a salad and entrée developed by STC Culinary Arts student Sohan Bolle. The meal was prepared and served by STC Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts student. Use this link for event photos. To watch event videos visit: Video #1 (Savannah Tech); Video #2 (Gulfstream); Video #3 (Student Success).

The event is a fundraiser for the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds to support Savannah Technical College. STC Foundation Board members are leading the fundraising efforts.

Founded in 1984, the Savannah Technical College Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that exists to raise and disburse funds to support the College’s efforts to enhance learning, workforce training and economic development in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The Foundation also supports student success through its many privately funded scholarships.

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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (