Middlesex County College to Host Scholarship Gala: An Evening of Magic

EDISON — Ten local companies and individuals have joined forces to sponsor the Middlesex County College Scholarship Gala on March 3. The event will honor two individuals and one corporation, as well as raise money to support student scholarships.

“The Magic of Middlesex Scholarship Gala” will be held Saturday March 3, an evening that will include a performance by illusionist David Garrity, delicious food and drink, and tributes to a local corporation and two distinguished individuals.

“It’s going to be a wonderful evening and a fun event honoring advocates of the College, all to support the success of students at Middlesex County College,” said Patrick Madama, vice president for institutional advancement.

The program will be in the College Center on the Middlesex County College campus in Edison and will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets at $295 are available by calling 1-732-906-2564.

The corporate honoree is Wells Fargo, the alumna of the year is Joanne Fillweber ’82 and Professor Xenia Balabkins will receive the Spirit of Middlesex award.

Sponsors for the event include Investors Bank, Micky and Linda Landis, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Summit Associates, Universal Mailing Service, Inc., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Elizabeth and Paige B. L’Hommedieu, the Retail Services Corporation, Shoprite and Wells Fargo.

The evening will include magic from illusionist David Garrity, as well as card flourishes and card stacking from Middlesex alumnus Alex Perricone ’11.

“There’s a serious aspect of the Scholarship Gala because it allows us to honor a terrific corporation and two wonderful individuals, plus it helps in providing merit- and need-based scholarships,” Madama said. “But it is also going to be a lot of fun.”

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