Annual Holiday Gathering Raises Record Amount for Students
Over 200 campus, district and community partners of SBVC donned their ugly holiday sweaters and festive apparel for the Annual President’s Holiday Gathering. The online event turned into one of the most successful Holiday Gatherings, with 23 gift baskets donated by various campus programs and departments, resulting in a total of 9,759 raffle tickets purchased and $7,873 for student scholarships, the highest amount ever in this event’s history at SBVC! The total value of the 23 beautiful baskets donated was $6,385, also one of the highest amounts in the event’s history. The event was the second-ever remote holiday gathering, where Interim President Dr. Scott Thayer virtually drew randomly generated names for each basket through a custom web portal. Gift basket themes ranged from “Now We’re Cooking” and “Santa’s Casino”, to gift card bouquets and even concert tickets.