Golden An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion Sched­uled For MJC Foun­da­tion

The Oakdale Leader - - 209 LIVING -

The Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege Foun­da­tion is cel­e­brat­ing its 50th An­niver­sary at this year’s Sum­mer Sonata which is slated for Thurs­day, July 19 at Greens on Tenth, lo­cated at 947 10th St., in down­town Modesto. The el­e­gant evening fea­tures din­ner by Greens, a se­lec­tion of fine wines and a pro­gram co-chaired by the Foun­da­tion’s first pres­i­dent, Ray Si­mon, and Maria Shee­han, pres­i­dent of MJC when the first Sonata was held in 1998.

The event, held in Green’s ban­quet fa­cil­ity, be­gins with a re­cep­tion and silent auc­tion at 5:30 p.m., fol­lowed by din­ner at 6:45 p.m. Af­ter din­ner there will be a pro­gram and a live auc­tion.

The cost to at­tend is $150 per per­son and ta­ble spon­sor­ships are avail­able. Event pro­ceeds ben­e­fit col­lege pro­grams, cam­pus projects and stu­dent schol­ar­ships.

The Sum­mer Sonata is the premier fundraiser for the Foun­da­tion and since its in­cep­tion 22 years ago, it has provided more than $2 mil­lion for MJC stu­dent schol­ar­ships, pro­gram grants, equip­ment and ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties not provided by the state. A 501(c)(3) non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion in­cor­po­rated in 1968, the Foun­da­tion ex­ists to gen­er­ate fi­nan­cial sup­port for and to in­crease com­mu­nity aware­ness of the stu­dents, pro­grams, and ac­tiv­i­ties of MJC.

To do­nate auc­tion items or for in­for­ma­tion on spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties, con­tact Ge­orge Boodrookas, MJC Foun­da­tion Executive Di­rec­tor, at (209) 575-6714 or Ge­orge@mjc. edu. To pur­chase Sonata tick­ets call the Foun­da­tion Of­fice at (209) 575-6068.

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