Lincroft, NJ –The Brookdale Community College Foundation invites the community to join the celebration honoring Pat Battle and Tim McLoone at the 2013 Brookdale Scholarship Ball on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club, Farmingdale. The Brookdale Foundation, a 501 (c)( 3) non-profit organization, raises funds to provide scholarship assistance to Brookdale students who do not receive federal or state grants, and funding to programs that support student access and opportunity.

Event Co-Chairs are Candy Langan-Sattenspiel, Manalapan, of Sattenspiel Surgical Arts Pavilion and Karen Escobedo, Brick, of New Jersey Natural Gas. Escobedo and Sattenspiel, who also serves as Vice President, are Brookdale alumna and serve on the Brookdale Foundation Board of Trustees.

For nearly 30 years, the annual event has honored individuals and institutions for their support of higher education and the community at large. This year’s proceeds will support the Brookdale Foundation’s “Building Minds, Building Futures” annual scholarship fund. During the 2012-13 academic year, the Brookdale Foundation provided over $325,000 in scholarships to nearly 450 Brookdale students. In the last five years, the Brookdale Foundation has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships to over 2,000 students. A scholarship students will speak about the difference the scholarship is making in her goal to obtain her degree, and a special memorial tribute will be made to Ruth Perryman, a local resident who left a sizable bequest to the Foundation.

“The Scholarship Ball is vitally important to the Brookdale Foundation’s mission of engaging local individuals, businesses and organizations in raising funds for scholarships so that Brookdale students can achieve their dream of earning a college degree and building better futures for themselves, their families and our community,” said Tim Zeiss, Executive Director, Foundation & Alumni Affairs.

“This year we are honoring individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the community at large. They support causes that address community needs, including education, and have a history of committing time, talent and resources to improving our communities” said Zeiss.

Pat Battle is Anchor/Reporter for NBC4 New York and Co-Anchor of “Weekend today in New York. Battle is a graduate of Neptune High School and attended the University of Maryland’s School of Journalism. She started her journalism career as a reporter for the Asbury Park Press.

Tim McLoone is a renowned restaurateur with restaurants throughout New Jersey and one in Maryland. McLoone is also founder of Holiday Express, a volunteer, non-profit and non-sectarian organization dedicated to bringing music, gifts and holiday cheer to those less fortunate. The organization, now in its 20th season, includes over 100 professional musicians, as well as over 1000 other volunteers.

The Scholarship Ball will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of the Carl Gentry Band, more than 125 items for bid via a live auction, a silent auction and a gift basket auction. Items include vacation condos, a private jet package, sporting, music and theater packages, restaurant and sight-seeing packages, Disney Day Hopper passes, golf foursomes,, artwork, Coach handbags, jewelry, chef catered meals in the luxury of one’s own home, and a private in-home concert by musician Laura Crisci, the “prodigal daughter of Asbury Park.”

There are a multitude of sponsorship levels ranging from $500 to $7,500. Individual tickets are $175. RSVP’s for ticket reservations only are requested by May 6. Cash and/or auction item donations from those unable to attend but want to join in supporting the Scholarship Ball are gratefully appreciated. For information and tickets, contact Lore Milione at 732-224-2260 or via e-mail lmilione@brookdalecc.edu.

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