More than 260 community members helped celebrate Brookdale Community College’s 50th anniversary and raise a record amount for local students during the Brookdale Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Ball, held June 9 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale.
The event, which featured dinner, dancing, live entertainment and more than 100 prize auctions, raised $124,162 for student scholarships and support services at Brookdale.
The Brookdale Foundation’s “Building Minds, Building Futures” scholarship fund provided nearly $430,000 in scholarships and grants to more than 560 Brookdale students this past academic year. Over the past fifteen years, the Brookdale Foundation has provided over $4.4 million in scholarships and grants to nearly 7,000 students.
The 2017 scholarship ball was co-chaired by Carol Stillwell, of Stillwell-Hansen Inc., and foundation board trustees Candy Langan-Sattenspiel, of Sattenspiel Surgical Arts Pavilion, and Karen Escobedo of New Jersey Natural Gas.