TSC continues 95th anniversary celebrations with a Ruby Gala

Celebrations for 95 years of excellence continue at Texas Southmost College on April 2 with the TSC 95th Anniversary Ruby Gala.

The night will include a string quartet, live music by Rockstar Denied, an online and live auction that will include sport, spa and restaurant packages to art pieces and jewelry from local donors, and a surf and turf dinner.

The gala will commence at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the TSC Olivera Student Services building with festivities ending at midnight.

This is the third celebratory event honoring the college’s 95th anniversary held over the past year. The other celebrations included a community kick-off event with food and fireworks and a concert featuring the award-winning Del Castillo band.

“Events like this and the donors and supporters that join us, are changing lives,” said TSC Foundation Director David Tumlinson. “We are investing in the community, their education and their futures.”

TSC’s Ruby Gala is offering donors a chance to sponsor a table, each sponsorship coming with various benefits including exclusive tables, sponsor recognitions and full, half or quarter page advertisements in the Gala program.

Sponsorship levels include: Ruby Scorpion Package for $5,000; Gold Scorpion Package for $2,500; and a Silver Scorpion Package for $1,500.

All proceeds from donors and auction purchases will benefit the TSC Foundation’s student scholarships.

“This is giving us a chance to increase the number of scholarships we can award, in turn, increasing the number of students who can get a college education,” said Tumlinson. “Without these scholarships, many would not be able to get a college education, this is their one chance.”

TSC Foundation scholarships help hundreds of students each year, most recently, they have also provided full scholarships to TSC’s Workforce Training students in programs such as Welding, Scaffolding and Insulation, which lead to immediate employment with companies that offer great pay and benefits.

TSC Foundation Chair Manny Casanova said each fundraising event held from the inaugural golf tournament to the Del Castillo benefit concert, has been a success for meeting the scholarship needs of TSC students.

“It’s been so enriching getting to celebrate 95 years with the community, while raising funds so that students in our community can get the college education they deserve,” he said. “This has only been possible thanks to our donors and the collaborative work the foundation does with the TSC leadership and Board of Trustees.”

Casanova added that it’s an honor to play a role in making educational dreams come true and he is excited to see everything the college will achieve in the next 95 years.

For more information on sponsorships or to donate an auction item, please call the TSC Foundation at 956-295-3679.

Visit the TSC Foundation to learn more about becoming a TSC donor.