Garden Party raises $93,000 to benefit OCC Students

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Deserving Oakland Community College (OCC) students will benefit from the sizable funds raised by The Garden Party Foundation at its ninth annual event, Sunday, June 11 at Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester Hills. One-hundred percent of the proceeds benefit OCC’s professional trade programs, including the College’s Culinary Institute at the Orchard Ridge campus.

The mission of The Garden Party Foundation (TGPF) is to help students reach their dreams, one young adult at a time.

OCC student and prior Foundation scholarship awardee Byungye Lee shares, “I am very appreciative to the donors who allowed me to receive this prestigious scholarship. The scholarship encourages and motivates me to continue my studies and I feel my life has been gifted. The opportunity to learn from caring and highly skilled educators at OCC ensures my readiness to enrich my own skills through the culinary program.”

“The Garden Party is a terrific opportunity to help young adults take advantage of opportunities within professional skills programs. It is our belief that the true purpose of education is self-sufficiency and OCC exemplifies that,” said Sydney L. Ross, co-founder of The Garden Party Foundation and owner of Great Lakes Wine & party 2017 stats

Restaurants included Bistro 82, Chapman House, Joe Muer Seafood, and the Novi Chophouse.

Top sponsors included Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, NetJets, Charity Motors, MP Tool & Engineering, Atlas Oil Company & The Sam & Nada Simon Foundation, Barton Malow Company, Cambridge CG, Celani Family Vineyards, Huntington Bank, Dave & Norma Stone, JP Morgan Chase, Kelly Services, Meijer, MillerCoors, Peter Basso Associates, Plum Market, RGA Model Management, Ryder, Suburban Collection, The Tyranski and Totonchi Group – Merrill Lynch, TMP Associates, and UHY Advisors, Inc.

SAVE THE DATE: June 10, 2018 – Join us for the 10th annual Garden Party to benefit OCC students.

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