July 20, 2015 (North Bergen, N.J.) – The HCST Foundation's annual golf outing has raised over $56,000 to aid educational and enrichment programs at the Hudson County Schools of Technology, setting a new benchmark for the event's fundraising efforts, announced Linda J. Quentzel, Executive Director of the HCST Foundation.
The Golf Outing began with an 8:00 am shotgun start at the Preakness Valley Golf Course in Wayne, and was followed by a luncheon at The Barnyard and Carriage House in Totowa, NJ. The luncheon offered golfers and guests alike the opportunity to participate in a variety of raffles and contests to win prizes which were donated by members of the local business and education communities.
This year's fundraising efforts topped the previous best--last year's $34,000--by $12,000.
The Superintendent of Hudson County Schools of Technology, Frank Gargiulo, expressed his gratitude to the Foundation and the attending community: "
For an end-of-year event, the Golf Outing reminds the students, teachers, and parents, that the community is ready and willing to support our schools year-round. To see an increase in funding here is a real gift."
HCST Foundation President Daniel Gans said of the event: "It is wonderful to see the Golf Outing gain in popularity and become an even more integral part of our fundraising efforts. The extra funds raised are going to make a significant difference in the educational experience of our students while improving the capabilities of our educators."
Executive Director of the HCST Foundation, Linda J. Quentzel, adds: "The success of this year's Golf Outing is boon to our general efforts. While this has never been a small endeavor, its growth reflects the community's desire to continually improve the district.