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.

Alex Koutelias
Alex Koutelias

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:

Thanks to our media sponsors:

Thank you to our Clambake Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Pearl Sponsors

Chuck and Carol Hamilton

Captain Sponsors

Keith and Linda Monda
Sue and Dorothy Jacobson
Felice Schulaner and Dennis Rees

Skipper Sponsors

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


Fisherman Patrons

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

Sailor Patrons

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

Angler Patrons

Carol Flint
Jackie Lewis
David Lipsey
Robert Overall
Patricia and Robert Turffs

In-Kind Sponsors