Glenn Gauthier, SSCC
Last year's "Gifts from the Earth" event brought in a record-setting $188,000 for South Seattle Community College students and programs.

SSCC sets date for annual "Gifts from the Earth" event

South Seattle Community College issued an announcement today for their upcoming "Gifts from the Earth" event and fundraiser taking place in January. Proceeds benefit South students, programs and more.

Here are the details from SSCC Director of Communications Kevin Maloney:

South Seattle Community College announced today that the annual “Gifts from the Earth” fundraising celebration will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5PM in the Brockey Center.

The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. All of the proceeds from the event benefit South Seattle Community College’s Foundation that supports students’ financial needs including: scholarships, program equipment, emergency funding, tutoring and more.

The multi-course meal will be prepared by an all-star line-up of local Chefs with South’s Culinary students assiting. Guests will also be served a wide variety of Washington wine including South’s own student-produced wine. South’s Hospitality Management Students will provide guest assistance throughout the evening.

The all-star culinary line-up is made up of executive chefs from Seattle’s finest restrauants, including some South alums. Participating chefs include: Sky City’s Jeff Maxfield (a South alum), the Sheraton Seattle’s John Armstrong, the Washington Athletic Club’s Eric Floyd, The Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel’s Dan Gilmore, the Westin – Bellevue’s Ivo Sandrea, Trellis’ Brian Scheehser, Emerald Cove’s Brandon LaVielle (South alum) and Evan Garrard, and South’s Culinary Instructor Will McNamara.

For the seventh consecutive year, Food Services of America will serve as the Title Sponsor for the event. Additional sponsors include: Boeing, Charlie’s Produce, McGranahan Architects, Vigor Industrial, and WSECU.

Last year’s event brought in a new-record total of $188,000. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be purchased by contacting South Seattle Community College’s Foundation at 206 934 5809 or by email at

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