On Thursday, September 17, the Hostos Community College Foundation hosted its first ever Virtual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing Classic, which honored the fourteen-year tradition of the Scholarship Fund Golf Outing. While it was a very different event due to the challenges of this season, it was highly successful, raising more than $82,000, which includes a renewal of the $50,000 Madruga Family Extenuating Circumstances and Financial Need Scholarships.
The Virtual Scholarship Fund Golf Classic featured a fun challenge between Hostos Community College Foundation Chairperson José Sánchez Kinghorn and CUNY Chancellor Felix V. Matos Rodríguez at the beautiful Split Rock Golf Course in the Bronx. Professional golfer Greg Moon provided tips, and we took a walk down memory lane with a look back at fourteen years of the golf outing, which has raised more than $1.1 million over that time. The event premiered live on YouTube and Facebook, and since then has been viewed more than 400 times. While we were unable to delight in spending an afternoon together on the green, we are pleased to share that we raised critical funds that will help our students persevere toward academic success, thanks to our generous donors and sponsors.
We wish to express our profound appreciation to the sponsors of this year’s event; Title Sponsor, Maddd Equities; Gold Sponsors, Aufgang Architects and 1199 SEIU; Silver Sponsors: Schindler, Ultimate Abstract of New York, Ponce Bank and Bronx Terminal Market; Bronze Sponsors: Heating & Building Supply, and Recycle Track Systems. Thank you to our Golf Hole Sponsors: Henry Schein Cares, Marisco Centro, Football Club of New York City, GNR Building Systems, and Mott Haven Bar and Grill. We would also like to acknowledge Golf Hole Sponsor Alex Díaz, who gave in memory of his dear friend and long-time supporter of Hostos, Anthony Chiarelli.