(Left to right) Kevin Murphy, MCC Regional Advisory Council; Elizabeth Crawford; William H.W. Crawford, IV, president and CEO of Rockville Bank; Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy; Dr. Gena Glickman, MCC president; Endia DeCordova, acting associate dean of MCC Foundation Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement and Outreach; and Ann Murphy.

More than 650 supporters of Manchester Community College (MCC), including staff, faculty, students and volunteers gathered for the MCC Foundation “An Evening of Fine Wines” and set a fundraising record – $258,000 to provide scholarships for students pursuing educational goals.

Dr. Gena Glickman, MCC president, and William (Bill) H. W. Crawford, IV, honorary event chair and president/CEO of Rockville Bank, expressed sincere thanks to individuals and businesses who served as sponsors or donated auction prizes, as well as all of the attendees who contributed funds to support the MCC Foundation.

“With the event celebrating its 20th year, we knew we were going to have to ramp up our fundraising efforts and the support we received from Rockville Bank, their employees, partners and community supporters was unprecedented – the success of the auction could not have been achieved without them,” said Glickman.

Founded in 1963, MCC serves more than 15,000 students a year. Average age is 26; 54 percent are women. MCC offers returning students associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. The Division of Continuing Education serves more than 6,000 credit-free and 2,500 credit extension students annually. Great Path Academy, an inter-district magnet school, has 260 students in grades 10, 11 and 12.