guests dancing at the Gala

Dare to Dream Gala Raises Over $100,000

The Golden West College Foundation hosted their 19th annual Gala on April 2nd, 2016. This year’s theme, “Dare to Dream” provided an exotic backdrop with travel-themed decorations and beautiful flower arrangements and the possibility of one lucky attendee winning a dream vacation to Alaska, Africa, Europe or Ireland.

The 350 guests filled the grand ballroom of the Hilton Orange County, where they were treated to cocktails, a delicious dinner and silent auction overflowing with wine, restaurant, beauty products, and destination prizes. An opportunity drawing was held for an Apple Watch, which was won by GWC employee Kristen Hill. Interim Chancellor Gene Farrell pulled the winning ticket for the much-anticipated “Dream Vacation” grand prize raffle and was won by Foundation board member Norah Morrison.

All proceeds from the evening will support student scholarships, campus projects, and the campus wish list. Many thanks to Gala Chair, Jacki Wirta and her tireless committee, student volunteers and all the donors and guests who made this Gala a huge success! 






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15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: 714-895-8316