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08/02/2005
Foundation Golf Classic Nets $52,000+ for Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, August 2, 2005

For the second straight year, the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation's Golf Classic has raised a record amount and the funds will be used to enhance programs, student services and facilities at the college.

Presented by U.W. Marx Construction, the 11th annual golf classic netted $52,592, which tops last year's record-high total by more than $12,500. More than 140 golfers participated in the event, which was held last month at The Country Club of Troy.

Proceeds from the event are put toward the Foundation's Annual Fund, which assists the college in meeting unmet needs and seizing unexpected opportunities. In the past, golf classic proceeds have funded scholarships for at-risk students, technology enhancement, campus beautification and special programs for disabled students.

Bank of America, Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Fairbrother & Company, First Niagara Bank, State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, and the Times Union were the other major sponsors of the event. To view the entire list of sponsors, visit foundation.hvcc.edu/golfclassic.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable corporation formed in 1983 to philanthropically support the college's mission. Gifts to the Foundation from alumni, corporations and friends are used to enhance programs, facilities and scholarship opportunities at the college.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.