Community College of Rhode Island

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CCRI Fall Classic Welcome

CCRI President Ray Di PasqualeThis year's CCRI Fall Classic on Monday, Sept. 15, is particularly special not only because it's our 20th annual event, but because it is the first fundraising event of our 50th year. And you are invited to be a part of it.

CCRI's 50th anniversary celebration will begin with our Opening Day Convocation for faculty and staff on Aug. 28 and continue through our 50th commencement on May 15, 2015. In between, we are planning some fantastic events including a rededication of our recently renovated Bobby Hackett Theater, an alumni gala and much more. Read more about our plans.

Rhode Islanders have a rich history of philanthropy, and the state’s only community college has been a beneficiary of that spirit of giving through our annual Fall Classic for 19 years. In that time, you have helped us raise more than $400,000 for book awards and tuition scholarships to assist students facing economic challenges. I’m pleased to share with you that the generosity of our Fall Classic players, sponsors and donors has assisted hundreds of students who are on the path to achieving their dreams of a higher education or a meaningful career.

This year's Fall Classic will include some surprises, including some special guests that we'll be telling you about soon. We will be playing at Alpine Country Club in Cranston to take advantage of the breathtaking views and challenging holes the course offers. The experience also includes excellent food and refreshments, high quality prizes and a golfer gift as well as the opportunity to provide financial assistance to deserving students.

Thanks to sponsors, players, donors and volunteers, last year's event raised more than $55,000 to help defray the expenses of college for students who continue to face challenges in this difficult economy. Your participation is vital to ensuring a college degree to hundreds of Rhode Islanders.

This website describes the various levels of support, and some of these levels include tickets to our other 50th anniversary events so you can continue to celebrate with us. I hope that you will consider one of the key sponsorship levels that provide tremendous value for your investment. Also keep in mind that a portion of your investment is tax deductible.

I look forward to seeing you!

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