A band with drums and brass instruments.
The Embers entertained while the crowd bid on auction items and danced.

Hundreds Dance and Dine for Scholarships

A night of dining and dancing helped the Beaufort County Community College Foundation continue to help students pursue their dreams. On October 25, the Embers Featuring Craig Woolard played to a full house at the Washington Civic Center. The night of beach music and dancing also included a silent auction.

The concert and the Nutrien-BCCC Foundation Golf Tournament for Scholarships raised $46,000 which will go directly to help students attending BCCC. “These funds go to a general BCCC Foundation Scholarship which gives us the flexibility to accommodate students with unpredictable situations,” said Serena Sullivan, VP of institutional advancement. “Almost all of our scholarships are earmarked for specific programs or situations. These fundraisers are important to help us meet the unique needs of our students.”

Patrons enjoyed dinner catered by Carry-Out by Chrislyn and a cash bar as the Embers played. Items in the auction included art, basketball tickets and Caribbean vacations. The Embers have been honored with the title of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music.

The concert and auction are one of the largest fundraisers for the foundation. It will raise funds for scholarships to help eligible students with the cost of tuition and books, as well as emergency grants. This fall, the foundation awarded a total of 157 scholarships and will award an additional 90 for the spring semester.

A couple.

People dancing to a band.

People dancing to a band.

Three people

A couple sitting at a table.

closeup of two women.

crowd dancing.