Greenfield Community College Foundation Celebrates Community with February Fundraising Event

February 7, 2024

The Greenfield Community College Foundation extends a warm invitation to community partners, supporters, friends of the college and alumni to their upcoming fundraising dinner, "Building Bridges and Belonging: GCC's Celebration of Community" on February 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The evening will include a catered dinner and a cash bar, the presentation of awards to outstanding GCC alumni and community partners, GCC student speakers and plenty of opportunities to have fun, network and learn more about GCC’s impact on our region.

Thanks to the event’s generous sponsors, Greenfield Savings Bank, Greenfield Cooperative Bank and Mass General Brigham at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, interested GCC students will be able to attend the event for free.

Alexis Page, GCC Foundation's Executive Director shares, "This event is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a celebration of our vibrant community. It's a night to showcase the commitment of our region’s community champions, the achievements of our outstanding alumni and GCC’s life-changing impact."

GCC’s newly created Community Champion Award, presented to an organization that dedicates resources to building a more vibrant and resilient community, and the Community Catalyst Award, presented to an individual who exemplifies GCC’s values through acts of service or advocacy, will be awarded to Greenfield Savings Bank and Amy McMahan, owner of Mesa Verde restaurant, respectively.

This year’s GCC alumni awards will also be presented at the event. Andrew Carrier ‘86 will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award and Hannah Graves ‘20 will receive the Young Alumni in Action Award.

Carrier graduated from GCC with a degree in Criminal Justice. While working as a state trooper in Georgia he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University. Carrier is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. A hostage negotiator, Carrier was featured on The Discovery Channel's Hostage 911 series. Carrier is currently working on establishing an intensive outpatient facility for first responders in Augusta, GA.

After graduating from GCC, Graves went on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at Suffolk University and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration at Boston University. Graves is currently a Program Coordinator at The Resolution Center in Essex County, MA. She also volunteers for the Arlington Rainbow Commission planning LGBTQIA community events, volunteers for Big Sister Boston and helps local high school students prepare for college.
Tickets to the event are $50 and proceeds from the event will be used to support GCC students and programs, ensuring a brighter future for our community. Registration for the event must be completed by February 19. To learn more and to register, visit gccfor.me/bridges.