Chattahoochee Tech Foundation to Hold $5,000 Reverse Raffle and Auction Fundraiser

(Acworth, Ga. – Sept. 1, 2016)

In an effort to continue its commitment in providing philanthropic support to the college, its students, and programs, the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation is bringing back a popular fundraiser.

A Reverse Raffle and auction fundraiser will be held on Oct. 27, at 6 p.m., in the college’s Center for Corporate and Professional Education building, located at the North Metro Campus, 5198 Ross Road in Acworth. Stephanie Hubbell, director for Alumni and Annual Giving, announced that the funds will be used primarily to help provide scholarships and grants as well as to support program or facility needs.

“The Foundation works closely with the college to ensure that students’ needs are met and that the institution remains on the cutting edge of technical education and the expectation of business owners who will hire our graduates,” Hubbell said.

The Foundation last hosted the Reverse Raffle fundraiser six years ago, and during its previous years of operation, it raised more than $105,000 for the nonprofit. Foundation Board of Directors Treasurer Susan Stephens was instrumental in reviving the popular event.

“We had a lot of people in the community ask about the Reverse Raffle. It was very successful in the past and the foundation is always looking for ways to raise money to help our students and the college. We thought this would be a great time to revive the event because there was so much interest expressed. It should be a fun and exciting evening,” Stephens said.

Tickets to the Reverse Raffle are $100 each and include dinner, two drink tickets as well as a chance at the $5,000 grand prize. Sponsorships are also available for $1,000, which includes 10 raffle tickets, a private table with 10 seats, as well as logo promotion at the event.

“Unlike a typical raffle, with the Reverse Raffle, the purchaser of the last ticket drawn wins the grand prize,” Hubbell said. “The final five ticket holders will be asked to come forward at the end of the event. These five ticket holders will have the opportunity to decide whether to continue with the raffle or split the grand prize five ways. If one person does not want to split the prize, the raffle will continue and another ticket will be drawn.”

From this point forward, the remaining ticket holders will always have the option to divide the grand prize. Door prizes will also be drawn throughout the event and will be awarded to the first, 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th and 250th ticket drawn.

Chattahoochee Technical College has a longstanding history of providing not only essential training and education to about 15,000 students annually in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding, and Pickens counties but also playing a fundamental role in workforce development. Designed to support the mission of Chattahoochee Technical College, the Foundation partners with businesses, alumni, and community stakeholders to make higher education an affordable reality for students in the community.

In 2016, the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation awarded $59,100 in scholarship funds, issued $8,426 in emergency grant funds to at-risk students and provided $20,000 in faculty and staff conference grants, allowing Chattahoochee Tech employees to expand their skills and expertise to better serve students.

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