New College raised a record amount for student scholarships at the 2018 New College Foundation Annual Scholarship Clambake.
CLAMBAKE raises record amount for student scholarships
On November 1, 2018, the New College Foundation’s 40th Annual Scholarship Clambake reached a new milestone, as over $350,000 (after expenses) was raised for student scholarships. This is an all-time record and compares to a net of $250,000 in 2017.
The total amount reflects sponsorships, individual ticket sales, revenue from five live auction items, and a live paddle raise for Novo Collegiate scholarships.
Nearly 400 guests – also a record — gathered on the New College Bayfront to enjoy New England fare and many opportunities to meet and mingle with extraordinary students, outstanding faculty, and other committed friends.
The short formal program included remarks from fourth-year student Alex Koutelias, a scholarship recipient. His remarks reflected the deep appreciation New College students feel for the financial support that has allowed them to study at Florida’s honors college for the liberal arts. (incorporate photo of Alex to come)
“Not only am I the recipient of academic scholarships, but I also received a scholarship to cover some of my expenses for studying abroad,” stated Koutelias. “It was because of the generosity of people like you that, in fall 2017, I had the privilege to study for five months in the city of The Hague, the third largest city in the Netherlands. Since I intend to pursue a career in arts management, interning at the International Network of Museums for Peace naturally made sense. It was working in the secretariat of this organization in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world that confirmed my desire to work on the administration side of arts organizations.”
At the event, Koutelias announced that he had just been accepted to the Master of International Arts Management offered jointly through Southern Methodist University in Dallas, HEC Montréal, and SDA Bocconi School of Business in Milan. He will spend four months in each city learning the skills necessary to one day lead his own arts organization.
“New College has given me so many opportunities, and I always make the most of any opportunity I am given,” concluded Koutelias. “So, I feel beyond grateful to you all here today, the generous people who made an investment in my education, my development, and my future. I stand in front of you today as a successful return on your investment.”
Thank you to our guests, donors and the community at large for helping students like Alex unleash their potential for great achievement.
For four decades, Clambake has been the College’s major scholarship fundraiser. Scholarship support makes a greater difference than ever for New College students, especially those for whom even the in-state tuition is out of reach. Scholarships are vital in making the College attractive to the best and brightest students – regardless of financial status. By investing in a student’s education, you can change a life forever.
Scenes from the 2018 Clambake:
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Thank you to our Clambake Sponsors
Chuck and Carol Hamilton
Keith and Linda Monda Sue and Dorothy Jacobson Felice Schulaner and Dennis Rees
Fran Blum Alison Gardner and Jan Sirota Norman Worthington and Susan Keating George and Tina Skestos Michael and Marie Pender
First Mate Patrons
Bill and Betsy Johnston Elaine Keating Muirhead and Gaylor Fund Pam Reiter Andrew and Judith Economos Sharon and Craig Ramey
Beverly Bartner Kathy and Ric Coffey Kathleen Coty B.J. Creighton Renée Hamad Patrick Hennigan Kathy Killion and Steve Miles Brock and Julie Leach Charles and Vicki Raeburn Jack and Patricia Schlegel
Boxser Diversity Initiative Barbara Brizdle CrossXColor, Inc. Peppi Elona and Wendy Surkis Georgia Court Bonnie R. Haber and Sven Mohr Jeanette Hyde Christine Jennings Ann Jackson John Lilly Robert Lincoln Gloria Moss Thomas and Linda White
Carol Flint Jackie Lewis David Lipsey Robert Overall Patricia and Robert Turffs