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Oct. 6, 2021 (Middletown, Conn.) — The Middlesex Community College Foundation presented its 10th anniversary Red Moon Fest fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Held outdoors in the Grove area of the Middletown campus, the event brought together more than 200 community members, alumni, faculty and staff who participated in person or virtually through an online auction or as sponsors.
As the MxCC Foundation’s largest event of the year, the Red Moon Fest raised more than $50,000 plus another $10,000 through in-kind donations. The funds support scholarships and other educational resources for students.
“The Red Moon Fest exceeded our expectations,” said Kimberly Hogan, MxCC dean of administration and co-host of the event. “We’re thrilled to have the support of our community to accomplish our goals and help our students succeed. Everyone at the college and the foundation extends their deep appreciation to those who gave so generously.”
As the sun set over Middletown on the horizon, attendees enjoyed musical entertainment by the Small Town Roots, a country and rock band from Portland; gourmet pizza, gelato and espresso from the Old World Pizza Truck; Forest City Brewing beer tastings; and wine from Rosabianca Vineyards.
Hogan, along with Rick Eriksen, professor at the college’s Center for New Media, co-hosted the event, which was also attended by Steven Minkler, MxCC CEO, and Laura Krueger, MxCC Foundation chair and Middlesex alumna.
The online silent auction featured a golf foursome package, dance and horseback riding lessons, African safari, original artwork, restaurant gift certificates and much more. The live auction included a Cape Cod trip, NFL tickets, wine gift baskets and many other items.
To highlight the college’s long-term relationship between Middlesex Health and the MxCC radiologic technology degree program, Vincent Capece Jr, president and CEO of Middlesex Health, served as honorary chair of the event.
For more photos from the Red Moon Fest, full sponsor list, or to make a donation to the MxCC Foundation, please visit mxcc.edu/redmoon.
The purpose of the Middlesex Community College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is to support the college and its students by encouraging and securing charitable contributions to the college through the Foundation, and by managing and directing funds for scholarships, program and faculty development, instructional technology and equipment to create a learning environment that fosters student success.
Since 1966, Middlesex Community College has provided high-quality, affordable and accessible education to a diverse population, enhancing the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. A part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, MxCC offers more than 70 degree or certificate programs at the 35-acre campus in Middletown, MxCC@Platt in Meriden and online.